MetroÂ® Commercial Garment Rack
Best idea yet
I have purchased this item with extra shelving and it made a big difference in how my closet looks. I am much more organized and can find things easily. I would most definitely be making another purchase from the container store again.
March 30, 2014
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
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
excellant garment rack!!!!
did a lot of research to find the perfect garment rack and this one fit the bill.I needed one for a small space,why the smaller model cost more than the larger versions is a mystery to me but it is definitely quality.I especially like the wheels which are large and sturdy ,they make moving the rack a breeze.The top and bottom shelves are also of a good weight,so no problem there.The only knock that I have is the instruction are very minimal,my husband had to go online to find a similar product so that he could put it together,but it was not very hard to do.Overall I am very pleased with this rack and would not hesitate to buy again.
March 4, 2010