Top positive review
Great option for renters!
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019
I grew up with a clothesline hung between two T posts that stretched across our backyard, and I've always wanted one. Right now we're renting a home and can't install a permanent one though.
When this clothesline arrived it took me all of 3 minutes to set up, none of the lines were tangled and the included clothespins are pleasantly sturdy. I was concerned about how it would handle staying set up for weeks at a time (I only take it down whenmy husband needs to mow the lawn) but I haven't noticed any problems yet.
I'm doing laundry for a family of 5, so I use this almost every day. An extra large load will fit on it, but if I pack it to capacity the clothes do take about 2 hours to completely dry (and this is during summer in Utah), so longer than what I'm used to from my parents' line. Optimally I'd have a second one and only put clothes on every other line so the air flow is better. My other observation is that the stakes provided don't hold the fully loaded line steady in any wind more severe than a gentle breeze. I bought some heavy duty tent stakes for $3 and it rectified the issue. To sum things up:
- holds an extra large load of laundry
- Holds up well when left outside for long periods
- tough clothespins and convenient clothespin bag
- easy set up and take down
- folded up it is impressively compact
- Umbrella clotheslines take longer for clothes to dry compared to straight designs.
- Stakes provided aren't tough enough for wind.
I would definitely purchase this again and recommend it to anyone who needs a mobile clothesline!