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Rick Steves Clothesline, Natural


Color Name: Natural
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  • Latex
  • Laundry Reality: Unless you're willing to seriously over-pack, or spend precious vacation time in laundromats, you'll want to wash some items in your hotel room sink. But, how to dry?
  • Use It Anywhere: Our handy latex clothesline stretches to 6 ft, with a big loop on each end for easy attachment to doorknobs, window latches or other hotel room appendages.
  • No Pins: Its futuristic triple-braided design allows you to attach laundry without clothespins.

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Product Description

Kiva Designs, Inc. is proud to introduce the Rick Steves Travel Collection. Rick is the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and the best-selling author of 30 European travel books. In addition to his books, Rick pens columns for newspaper and magazines, and is also a contributing writer for ABCNews.com. Developed by KIVA, the new Rick Steves Travel Collection incorporates the creative innovations reflecting the energy and spirit of Rick Steves' travel philosophy¿pack light, pack light, pack light. We think you'll agree.

The Rick Steves Clothesline is made of triple-braided latex, so it stretches to make use of whatever space you've got available. And there's no need for clothespins - just wedge a corner of the clothes between the braids!

  • ASIN: B0009PCTUU
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3 inches; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: AC-CLOTHESLINE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,560 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    4.2 out of 5 stars

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    123 of 125 people found the following review helpful By lagirl55 on June 8, 2010
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    I admit it--my husband and I are "pack light" addicts. We only take carry-on luggage, which automatically means doing laundry. Bought this clothesline last fall and took it on a 10-day trip to Paris, along with only 3 pairs of (acrylic) socks and 3 sets of (microfiber) underwear.

    This clothesline is GREAT! I was able to put it up in whatever shower/tub configuration we found in our hotel rooms. We did laundry every night, filling the sink with soapy water and allowing the garments to soak while one of us took a shower, then rinsing well, blotting in an already-used bath towel (or viscose hand towel) and hanging them up on this clothesline.

    No need for clothes pins--you can insert the garment between the braids on the line.

    I have osteoarthritis in my fingers and as other reviewers have noted, I did have some problem separating the braided rubber on the clothesline. But I found that inserting the garments into the braiding while the line was not taut made it much easier. I then stretched the line out for the garments to dry.

    I hung blouses and pants on it too. (We wear nylon/polyester travel pants and nylon or polyester shirts/blouses. These wash/dry very well in the hotel room.)

    I found that using a small viscose handtowel (think Shamwow, but there must be other manufacturers--just make sure it is really viscose) really helped get the clothes dry. Viscose can be wrung virtually dry by hand, and it pulls water out of hand laundry like nothing else.

    I was very impressed by this clothesline and highly recommend it!
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    114 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Elwell on December 27, 2007
    Color Name: White Verified Purchase
    Don't be fooled by cheaper suction cup knockoffs. Suction cup clotheslines won't hold a wet sock! You have to tie the ends down either way so why not have a strong line that is designed to be tied. The braided feature allows you to do without clothespins because you can pinch your clothing in between the braids... Although I always throw things over the top. This line is worth the extra dough and will help keep your luggage weight down. I suggest buying some Woolite packets as well.
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    40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2008
    Color Name: White
    Best clothesline I have used. Sure beat packing safety pins and/or clothespins to attach clothes to line. It was very easy to attach washed clothes, especially socks, underwear, and shirts. The velcro makes it easier to attach to most things available in a hotel room.
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dan on April 22, 2012
    Color Name: White
    I bought this item direct from Rick Steve's website before it was available on Amazon. I have used it on about 10 trips over the last 5 years and do not travel without it. I especially love the braided, stretchy material so that you do not need clothes pins (just poke a little bit of the garment under the braid or use the hotel room clothes hangers in the braid). One reviewer mentioned it is short (true) but to solve that issue I always include about a 6 foot length of string in my bag with the clothes line. That make is long enough to stretch from the shower head to another solid fixture in the bathroom (plus it makes installing much easier). I bought two of them and when the wife and I both wash, we "chain" them together and plenty of space for our stuff. It is a little pricey, but I say get it since it is a know item that works and much cheaper than getting laundry done by the hotel. PS - I always use the hotel shampoo (without conditioner) or liquid body wash for my "laundry detergent". It works well and I don't have to worry about packing woolite - plus the extra bonus hat my clothes smell nice.
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    45 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Eric A. Wootton on February 13, 2013
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    I have personally "backpacked" all over the world on several different continents and have over a year of travel time logged.

    A clothes line is a good idea to have for when you need to dry clothes in your hotel/hostel/camping. Here are my issues with this product.

    1. It SMELLS! strongly of latex. Think condoms or surgical gloves. I suspect that if left close to cloth items in your pack that it would give your clothes and thus you a latexy smell.

    2. It's too large wrapped up. This is mainly caused by the fact that it is three strands woven together vs. one, which is promoted as a way to hang clothes "without clothes pins" in reality you can simply drape your clothes over a line. When drying indoors they won't blow away, so why use clothes pins anyways?

    3. The Velcro loop ends don't seem like an effective way of attaching the line to objects. Too bulky, and simple hooks would have worked better.

    4. When stretched out to "7 feet" (Note, on the actual product it only claims a 6 foot capacity) it feels dangerous. Picture a giant rubber band stretched taught, ready to snap, or at minimum, attempting to pull apart whatever the chord ends are attached to.

    5. This is just a personal annoyance, which for me amplifies all of this product's defects. It's too gimmicky with the whole "Rick Steve's Travel Gear BS" As if Rick Steve's is constantly hand washing his laundry while traveling deep in foreign countries! Lol

    Alright, so here is what I DO recommend. It's called "550 Chord". If you don't know what this is, just search for it here on Amazon. Here's how 550 chord blasts away this product for this use.

    1. It's much cheaper. You can get 50' for about $8 here on Amazon.

    2. It DOESN'T smell!!

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