Top positive review
A product with 6 star potential
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2017
Before buying this product, I had a look at the reviews, and my tendency (like perhaps most of you) is to check out the bad reviews first, which I did. Then I read the good ones and on balance, decided to give it a go anyway.
Delivery: The product originates somewhere in mainland Europe and comes via Brussels, then Surrey before hitting Ireland, and I was able to track it all along. However, it did arrive well before the promised date.
Packaging: It comes in a cuboidal cardboard box, roughly 3' X 2' X 10 cm thick, feels quite light and was easy to transport from where I received it to my home.
Assembly: The parcel contains a sheet with clearly printed part identifiers and a pictographic illustration of which part goes where, however, there is no elaborate prose as such; but it is highly intuitive, sort of a fun project to do on a free evening, no more difficult than doing a simple 20 piece 2D-puzzle. I honestly can't understand those who are moaning about the lack of instructions, but honestly, you dont need any instructions to put this together in excess of what is provided. Just watch the image, then keep clicking that part and the correct joiner in place and build it up from scratch, it really is that simple! Using the very basic of common sense, even an 8th grader should be able to build it up.
Quality: Top Class (relative to the money spent, of course!) I mean, it is just about 30 bucks, what do people mean when they say poor quality? Are they expecting a Rolls Royce at that price? The quality, relative to the price is actually so good that one starts to feel guilty that they are getting so much for that little. Now this is where I would like to suggest, if the manufacturer can make the same product with thicker gauge better pipes and more solid joiners (the canvas fabric quality is wonderful), I would happily pay an extra 20 pounds for it, still, at the current price, it did exceed my expectations.
I am uploading a picture of the built unit, and just check out how much weight it is already holding on top. Since that, it has been filled with 5 heavy men's suits for a big and tall person, a heavy turkish house-coat/bathrobe, a good few heavy denim trousers and shirts, my entire collection of socks, underwear, spare towels, an extra memory foam pillow, pyjamas, T-shirts, empty plastic containers, a headphone, a hairdryer and still it is solid. I cant see how people can claim that it doesn't hold much weight. Exactly what were they trying to fill in it? Sacks of coal?
And here is the best part, the manufacturer knows that people might break one or two joiners when assembling it the first time, so they actually pack a spare 2 joiners (one of each type). Even I snapped one, trying to build it, as the caanvas is very taut, hence, you have to really pull the pipes apart with a lot of force to join it, and this can cause one to break. Had the supplier/manufacturer not packed those extra 2 joiners, I would have really got stuck and perhaps even given it 2 stars, but this made all the difference!
The assembled unit is very light weight, relative to its size and capacity.
I was almost about to give it 5 stars, but stopped short, as I feel, they could have made the plastic joiners stronger, even if that meant charging more.