MetroÂ® Commercial Garment Rack
All the info you'll need to make your decision...
Since I always get as much information as I can on items before I buy them, and compare their pros and cons, I thought I would share the information I gathered with you. This review compares the Metro and InterMetro Mobile Garment Racks to help make it easier to choose between them. I inquired about both products through Customer Service at The Container Store for exact specifications, and also found that they come with a guarantee in case they donâ¿¿t support the weight you store on them. Here are the differences:
The Metro garment rack costs more because it is commercial grade - the steel is a thicker gauge than the InterMetro. The InterMetro is designed for residential use, but Customer Service stated that it is still a sturdy choice.
The InterMetro has 3 choices of finish for the frame â¿¿ Silver, Black and White. Both racks provide a chrome plated hanging rod (no matter what finish you choose), and the option to adjust and add shelves.
Neither racks provide support weight limits for the hanging rod, only the shelves. The Metro can support 800 pounds on each shelf, and the InterMetro can support 500 pounds on each shelf.
The size of the Metro is 18 in deep x 36 in long x 66 9/16 in high. The size of the InterMetro is 18 in deep x 48 in long x 77 1/2 in high. Basically, the InterMetro provides a foot (12 inches) of extra hanging space, and about 10 inches of additional height.
Iâ¿¿m choosing the InterMetro since it is guaranteed, I need the extra hanging space, and Iâ¿¿m 5â¿¿ 2â¿ (62 inches tall) so my items are not that long.
I hope this helps make your decision easier!
September 19, 2010
Just what the doctor ordered
I purchased this item to store tablecloths at our church. It is sturdy enough to hold the weight of 36 banquet-sized cloths hung on comforter/blanket hangers, (2 cloths per hanger), also purchased at Container Store. Assembly was quick and easy; the instructions were clear and no tools were needed. Fully loaded it rolled and maneuvered easily. Perfect solution to my need. I used the "Click and Pick-Up" service and was very pleased. My order was complete and ready when I arrived. Can't beat the Container Store for excellent products and friendly, helpful sales staff!
November 3, 2010
Excellent, sturdy, easy to assemble
This is a very sturdy and stable system and is very easy to assemble. I was shown how to assemble it by a very helpful salesman in the store and got it together in about 10 minutes with no trouble. It is much sturdier than the "Commercial Garment" rack and I love the wheels. I customized it and like the fact that it is easy to add a basket in place of a shelf (on the bottom for purses or boots) and even have baskets added to the basket (on the front or side) for gloves or scarves. I was happy to find a solution to the problem of a very deep (58 inch) closet that was also narrow (27 inches) and had no light. I just wheel this out, can see everything in daylight, and don't have to climb over one rod of clothing to see the one behind it. Perfect!
November 10, 2010
BEST Garment Rack!
After spending many evenings online researching sturdy home garment racks I finally made the decision to try the Metro. It was worth every penny! Super easy to assemble and very sturdy you can roll it from one room to another easily over carpet or hard surfaces even thresholds and it does not sway at all. I am currently using my as off season clothes storage and love the room it has freed up in my closet.
Highly recommend this purchase if you are looking for a clothes rack that is sturdy and will hold it's weight. Especially like the top and bottom shelves for shoes or purchases, or storage bags. As far as a cover goes I use drycleaning plastic cut the long way and it does a super good job so far.
January 23, 2013