Bungee Overdoor Towel Rack by UmbraÂ®
container store to the rescue
this was purchased for our new rv....we hang up our towels to dry since we have minimal laundry facilities when we travel...this will allow us to hang them over the bathroom door...we will not have to take it down when we travel!!
November 18, 2013
This item is as fantastic as I wanted it to be. It was fairly easy to install. I say fairly only because I'm short and the top of the door is just a little to tall for me. I like that you can adjust the bars, and it will stretch to fit. I keep mine in the closet to hold the beach towels.
September 16, 2013
Best Overdoor Towel Rack on the Market
I have an old house that has thin hollow doors and couldn't find anything that would work in my bathroom. This is stylish and works perfectly. Have used other racks and they are bulky and bang door and walls when you move the door. Recommend to anyone that wants a great solutions and doesn't want to mark up there surroundings.
September 12, 2013
This is a great idea if you never plan to close your bathroom door. I installed this easily over the door, hung my towels and shut the door. OUch. The hooks scratched up my brand new doorframe, as the door would barely close without effort. It's too costly to ship back for a return. To Goodwill it goes....
September 8, 2013
Ok for standard door. Kids can't reach top rung.
The rack did not fit our narrower door that leads to a bedroom, with the bungee type cord hitting the door knob. It did fit the standard door that led to the hall. But, we already had a towel bar on the wall behind the open door. The towel on the wall and the one on the door would squish up against each other and not dry very well.
We had purchased it to help our smaller kids hang their towels up. When the rungs were lowered enough without having the towels hit the ground, the top rung was essentially useless.
September 1, 2013
Excellent Space-saving Tool!
We occasionally have overnight guests, but never wanted to put towel bars up in the spare bathroom. This product totally saved our walls! Super-easy to install. Perfect for what we needed. Great purchase--very happy.
August 25, 2013
Perfect solution for small spaces.
We have a tiny older home. The bathroom is tiny, as is the bathroom door. Other over-the-door towel racks are just too big. There is no room for an extra holder for a hand towel. This rack solved the problem perfectly. I adjusted the bars so the highest is only waist-high. We use that bar for a hand towel, the second one is a spare, and the lowest one became a magazine rack!! That configuration leaves the hook on the back of the door usable for a robe etc. while showering.
August 9, 2013
Love the towel rack
Easy to put up and very cool design! Works nicely too.
August 6, 2013
Makes bathroom looks neat if you have more than one towel to hang. Makes door harder to close, but I think the issue is my doors and not the product. I was afraid that bungee part may get loose and hit me in the face, but that did not happen.
August 6, 2013
Fit great and easy to install. So far is holding up well with weight of wet clothes/towels
August 2, 2013
Hold the towels nicely. I love that the bars are adjustable.
July 23, 2013
I like this towel rack because of it's adjustability - I do have to say that the brackets did leave marks on my door and door frame, but I think most do. All in all, I would recommend this product.
July 17, 2013
Functional, but not the high quality of purchases normally acquired from the Container Store. The top and bottom brackets do not sit well on the door. The brackets are not really padded in any way to keep them from scratching the door finish. A word of caution when installing - the rods are not permanently affixed to the piece that holds them on the bungee cord and one popped out while my hubby was trying to adjust the top and bottom brackets and it hit me as I was helping him. Also, if your door has a lever handle, the rack may be a little too wide and the bungee may be up against the door handle. Rods are easy to adjust and it hold towels well.
July 1, 2013
Great use of space
These are in my apartment on the bathroom doors. They really work well holding the towels, and my towels also dry well!! I use the wall mounted towel rods for decorative towels, which frees up my linen closet.
June 13, 2013
Very easy to install - I like that you can choose where the bars go (move them up or down). Holds my towels nicely. I also like that the top and the bottom are all attached so the rack does not bang against the door.
May 4, 2013
Great storage solution
I'm trying to help my 5 year old be more independent, which includes hanging up her towel when she's done. The towel rack in her bathroom is too high for her to reach and the bathroom is incredibly small so moving it wasn't an option.
We've been using this towel rack for about a month now and it works perfectly. I love that the height of each bar is adjustable, hanging it up was very fast (less than 5 minutes, no tools required), and the hooks don't move around. One of the bars did fall out the other day when nothing was hanging on it, but I put it back in and it has been fine since.
I almost didn't buy it because another reviewer commented on how visible the metal hooks are, but I don't even notice them from day to day. That being said, if I wasn't a renter I might have done more brainstorming to find a different solution, but I'm satisfied with this for a quick, affordable fix.
April 26, 2013
Fun Shower Gift!
I first purchased this towel rack because I was renting and needed a portable option that wouldn't harm the door or walls. I quickly fell in love with it!
I've given one to each of my children, my mother, and when my friends get married or have a baby this is the gift I give. One friend thought it was a little odd for a baby shower gift but she put it on the back of her baby's nursery door. She loves it. It provides a place for her to allow soiled items (after rinsing) to dry out before putting them in her hamper. She got one for each of her bathrooms.
It may not be the most romantic gift but it's been a favorite among my friends/family. Quick set up, lightweight yet sturdy, and the choice of where to put the rods makes it ideal for nearly everyone!
April 26, 2013
Good & Bad
Ordered this towel rack to use in my horse trailer living quarters. As space is at a minimum for towel storage in my small bathroom, I felt this would be a great way to have towels easily available and utilize the space. Unfortunately, the brackets at the top would not work with the way the door is trimmed out. I realize that this is not the fault of the product. HOWEVER, I would not have ordered the towel rack if the measurements stated in the ad were correct. It is NOT 18" wide it is 20" wide - and that is the exact width of my door so it would not have worked anyway. Would have saved myself some money if the info. in the add were correct. With all this said, I feel the product is a great one and wish it would have been usable for me.
April 15, 2013
Perfect for camper bathroom!
The towel rack is the perfect fit for our new camper. It does not swing about when the door is opened.
March 21, 2013
No Wet Towels on the Floor!
The Bungee Overdoor Towel Rack provides a terrific way to increase hanging space in tight quarters without drilling holes. It is easy to install (though the hooks needed to be modified to accommodate the thickness of the door) and adapts quickly to hold towels of different sizes.
March 18, 2013
The issue with metal overdoor racks and hooks is that they can rattle and make noise when doors are opened and closed. This towel rack holds towels and makes no noise! Love it! Thinking of adding one to the sewing room door to hold fabric pieces. As some other reviewers have stated, the towel bar does work itself loose occasionally (once every several months for me), but it is an infrequent occurrence, and it goes back together easily. No noise opening and closing the master bath door is more important in my book!
March 8, 2013
Neat space saver
Needed for guest towels. Easy to hang, works great
February 20, 2013
This was a life saver for my college son. He didn't have much room in his dorm room and this helps keep the clutter off the floor! His roommate appreciates it too!
February 19, 2013
great for little boys~~
Best item for boys bathrooms!! We have hollow doors and could not drill into the doors. This product has made my life and theirs SO much better!! All towels make it onto the door versus the floor or wet towels in the hamper
February 16, 2013
Great space saver!
I have an old house with very small bathrooms and little storage space in them. This Umbra Bungee Towel Rack is wonderful! It's slim, fits close to the door but will accomodate a folded bathsheet and a couple of standard towels. It fits snuggly on the door and holds steady. My only complaint is that the bathroom door now is a bit more difficult to close but not enough of an issue to not use this great product.
October 7, 2012
Cool Towel Rack
Very nice. I have installed one in my camper and one in my bedroom to have some very nice towel rack space where I really needed it. Great product.
September 11, 2012
Pretty good, considering
I got one of these for my dorm room door to hang bath towels, dish towels, etc. Pretty easy to set up. Worked throughout the year with virtually no issues, except for one or two times when a rod popped out of one side of the hanger (which I think was probably due to me or my roommate pulling on it too hard). The one major downside I could think of was the hooks, as mentioned in other reviews - they kind of jutted out. Closing the door wasn't really a problem but they left some serious and permanent grooves in my rug. Thankfully it was a cheap rug that I never planned to keep long-term, but I'd recommend installing this over a clear floor if you don't appreciate curvy track lines in your carpet.
August 6, 2012
Functional but very dorm-room-like look
I got this as a solution for our master bath and it looked funny in it, so I'm returning it. It's functional but it looks very much like it belongs to a dorm room. Two elastic bands on the sides and simple plastic bars. Also, the installation gear is visible from the other side of the door (i.e., in our case, from the bedroom). If you're just looking for functionality, it will work for you. If you want it to fit with the decor of a "real" apartment or house, it will probably not.
August 5, 2012
Great concept but didn't work with my door
I had high hopes for this towel rack. It is easy to install and the towel bars are adjustable to make it usable by small and tall people alike.
Alas, I had to return mine to the store because I could not close the bathroom door with the towel rack on it. There was not enough space between the top of the door frame and the door to accommodate the hook that went over top. A flatter, streamlined hook would have earned it another star from me. However, if it fits your door and door frame, you will probably really like this product.
July 9, 2012
Great closet organizer too!
I needed something to keep scarves on the back of my closet door and this is the perfect fit! It doesn't stick out into the space or interfere with opening the door. The adjustable feature lets me put the rods as far apart as I needed. It holds all my scarves neatly and keeps them out of the way while letting me easily see and access them.
June 27, 2012