Not for carrying up stairs or for damp things
I really like the look and flexible-sturdiness of this hamper as well as how many clothes it can hold (2 large loads), but there are some things that I don't like about it too after having it for a couple of months:
1) It's tall and at 5'6" I have a really hard time carrying it up and down stairs even half full. My 5'11" husband thinks it's awkward but can do it more easily.
2) The particle board-like insert at the bottom molded through in a 4" section (green and black fuzziness) after I left something damp at the bottom last week. I feel like a laundry container should use materials that aren't going to do that! Maybe recycled plastic or antimicrobial something? It is now cloroxed and clean and dry but stained and wilty on the edges from getting damp.
If you have a 1 floor house/apartment with a washer & dryer close by, it would be fine to pull around or roll on something. Don't leave anything damp in it at the bottom or you'll have grossness on your hands.
September 18, 2012
pretty good hamper
I bought one of every color- really like the white, cappuccino, and cappuccino chevron- the blues were all too much- overall I'm happy with the hamper. My complaints are that the handles aren't as sturdy as you would expect- it's huge and holds two loads of laundry but if you carry it up and down stairs full of heavy clothes the handles get a little misshapen- not enough to ruin it but just kind of annoying. Also the magnets in the side are not nearly as strong as I expected- you kind of have to push them together, and help the magnets stick- it's a nice feature but would be nicer if they worked better. They look good and are much more function for me than using wicker hampers like I had been. I need something I can haul up and down and that still looks good sitting out in our bedroom- this fits the bill.
June 10, 2014
sturdy but boxy (rhombus-y?)
My husband chose this hamper, and I find it rather ugly, but it seems sturdy and holds a lot. Actually, more than I need it to hold. Though it has handles, I don't think it would be comfortable to try to lug it around with them. It is very tall and awkward. So tall, in fact that it is hard to reach in and grab laundry at the bottom. You have to dump all of it out onto the floor to sort it, or transfer to the machine, which I dislike. It's interesting that it has magnets to hook it to another one for sorting (though it's so large - If you need several, are you running a laundry business our of your house? ) but it likes to magnetize itself to other things - door knobs, the washing machine, etc. Overall - I think it's a quality item but the design elements don't work for me.
March 18, 2010
Best Purchase Ever
We purchased a blue one a few years ago for the covered patio pool area to keep the grand kids noodles, balls, pool toys in. Loved it so much we just bought a second blue one. Easily folds flat to store in garage during off season. Love this product.
May 30, 2014