I had been looking for hampers for our 3 year old's room and our new baby's room without paying $50 each for a hamper and wanted something with a liner so these fit the bill perfectly...I thought. First thoughts when I took the hampers out of the box were they were cheap but cute and would probably be fine for a year or so in the kids rooms, but wouldn't stand up to much abuse. The lids were very loose and would never withstand the 3 year old picking it up and down and the wicker weave was poorly done, with many breaks and not a smooth finish at all (very rough, I even got poked once by a stray point of wicker as I was taking it out of the box). The set sent to me also had a manufacturing defect with the small hamper, which is really why I'm returning the hampers to Overstock.com. The small hamper had about a 1 to 1.5 inch height difference between the sides of the wicker on the bottom and the middle of the wicker on the bottom. This difference was very noticeable giving the hamper a see-saw effect (rocking back and forth), even on carpet. Horrible product quality control to send this to a consumer as the hamper is useless if you don't want to be picking it up off its side every time you use it due to the rocking effect caused by the defect. For a product of this quality I'd probably pay about $25 for two hampers this size, $45 was excessive due to the poor quality. It's hard to judge quality of products from a picture online, and this is one of those times you have to read the reviews and think twice before purchasing....
Great size hampers. Tops are not hinged, but rather attached with these faux leather straps.
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Ok
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
The photo shown is a bit misleading to the unscrutinizing eye- definitely thought we were ordering two SAME SIZED hampers, but that's kind of our fault (Overstock seems incredibly good at sneaky semi-false advertising). Product comes nested inside a large, fairly lightweight box. A little bit smelly after unboxing. Not what we had in mind, but they'll work.
I bought two sets of these hampers for sorting in my laundry room. I misread the description and thought I was buying four of the large ones, my fault completely. They fit and will still work for me but I just won't have the four large ones I thought I was ordering. The wicker is pretty good, I don't think they would hold up to a lot of abuse over time. The liners are really nicely made and are removable and washable, though I haven't done that yet. These hampers have made my laundry look really clean and streamlined. That's what I was going for. The lids can be removed or just flipped back. It's amazing that such a simple change can be so effective. Thank you, overstock.com.