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When my fiancé and myself moved into our house a couple of years ago we brought most things brand new apart from the stuff from both of our bedrooms, this even included things like coat hangers, the day we moved in we literally emptied our wardrobes leaving the clothing on the hangers laid them in the car and drove them to our new house all ready to be hung straight up in the wardrobes. In my wardrobe I did have a few 'nice' coat hangers, pretty girly ones, but all of Marks and I have to say the majority of mine were either years old, some probably older than me, or they were coat hangers which had come with clothes we and our parents had brought in the past. We had quite a vast range of hangers, all different shapes and sizes depending on whether they were for skirts, trousers or tops. However recently a lot of the old hangers had broken and I was getting a bit fed up trying to hang our clothes up on hangers which were either too small or not suitable for the item of clothing so I decided it was time to purchase a brand new set. I had a look around the local shops but didn't really find much so I had a quick look online and came across the Cohesion Flocked Hangers 50 Piece Set, they were not the cheapest of coat hangers but perfect for what we needed so we decided to go for it and buy them.
The Cohesion Flocked Hangers look like any ordinary coat hangers they are slightly shaped to mimic the shape of a persons shoulders to accommodate a variety of tops, and they also have a base to them making them suitable for hanging up skirts or trousers. The hangers have the regular curved shaped hook coming from the top of them allowing the hanger complete with clothes to be hung on your wardrobe rail, the hook is curved at the end enough to keep it in place in the wardrobe without falling off, but also has a large enough hook to accommodate most rail thickness. I particularly liked the shape of these hangers, when I first tried them it didn't matter what style of top I hung up it fitted perfectly over the hanger, some of our older hangers were totally the wrong shape for our clothes causing them to crease, however our new Cohesion Flocked hangers seem to hold the items of clothing in just the right place to prevent creasing no matter what the item is.
The Cohesion Hangers as the name suggests are not like the regular plastic ones you can buy in most shops, they are 'flocked', they are made of a (I assume) plastic type material underneath, but are covered in a black soft velvet material. The idea of the hangers being flocked is to prevent clothes from slipping off of them, the velvet material is designed to grab the material of the clothes and hold them in place. Again this is a common problem I found I was having with some of our old plastic style hangers, the newer ones which were plastic were not as bad but the old ones could be a problem. I find that it is with my clothes that I benefit the most from the flocked hangers, Marks tops consist of shirts, T shirts and polo shirts which sit nicely on most hangers and stay there, however some of my tops and jumpers have wide necks or scooped necks and I would struggle to hang them up, often I would leave them hanging in the wardrobe only to find that they had slipped off and were in a crumpled heat which was very frustrating, however with our new Cohesion Flocked hangers this is no longer a problem, it does not matter what style of top I hang on them it stays put, the velvet material prevents the clothes from slipping and ending up on the floor, this is also very useful for my dresses, a lot of them have been brought for race meetings (we live in Newmarket) and are made from material which can crumple easily, because I do not wear them all year round I need to know that they are going to hang nicely in my wardrobe without me having to keep picking them up and rehanging them, with these hangers my dresses stay put until I am ready to wear them.
Another feature of these coat hangers is that they are ultra thin, some of our older coat hangers were quite bulky and did take up a lot of room limiting the amount of clothes you could have hanging up at once. The Cohesion Flocked Hangers are so thing that they really do free up a lot of space, I did wonder whether they would be as strong due to them being so thin, but this was not a problem, the hangers are just as strong as the bulkier plastic ones we use to have, I can quite easily hang Marks jeans on them and they do not bend or break at all, they really are incredibly strong for such thin hangers.
The price was what put me off the hangers to start with, they cost £20.49 for 50 hangers online from Amazon, personally I do think this is quite a lot of money to spend on coat hangers. However after thinking about it and after testing the hangers out they are worth the money in the long run. Had we kept purchasing cheaper plastic hangers we would probably have spent as much money on them having to replace them as they broke, however with this set we got 50 hangers which were suitable for all types of clothing, had a velvety coating which grip the clothes to prevent them slipping onto the floor and hangers which were extremely thin and strong freeing up valuable wardrobe space. Overall I feel the Cohesion Flocked Hangers were well worth the money, they really do what they are supposed to, we have not had any break so far and whatever item of clothing we hang on them it stays put. I would definitely recommend these hangers, they are a bit pricey but well worth it.
I never dreamed that one day I'd find myself waxing lyrical about a set of clothes hangers but it just goes to show that "never" is a dangerous word because I've discovered a clothes hanger which, to my mind, is nothing short of miraculous. It is the cohesion flocked hanger.
Price and availability:
The price of these little gems varies enormously depending on manufacturer and from which supplier you purchase them . I bought the set of 50 suit hangers I'm reviewing from Luxury Express through Amazon for £14.99 plus a delivery charge of £8.90. The delivery charge may seem excessive but even with this factored into the equation, these are about the best value currently available. I've also seen these on sale at Morrisons recently for £4.99 for 5 hangers.
Most people will surely agree that there never seems to be enough hanging space in a wardrobe and when clothes are crammed into a finite space they frequently become crushed which leads to creasing or they fall off the hangers. Well, I've discovered a solution to this dilemma.
Whilst channel hopping a few weeks ago, I flicked onto one of the shopping channels, Thane Direct, where some over-enthusiastic saleswoman was extolling the virtues of the magic hanger. The claim was that this ingenious item could provide up to 50% of additional wardrobe space. The brand of hanger the saleswoman was selling was called Huggables and the price was laughably high, being something in the region of £60 including postage for a mixed set of 50 shirt and suit hangers. Although I'd no intention of buying these, I was quite impressed by the amount of space freed up in the wardrobe by using these.
I didn't think much more about the hangers again until I was in a cut price cheapy shop where I spotted a very similar product which was being sold at £4 for 5 hangers so I bought a couple of packs. When I hung them in the wardrobe, I was amazed at the difference they made.
To look at, these hangers are pretty similar to any bog standard plastic or wooden suit hanger but these are much lighter and a great deal thinner, being only 5mm at the widest point and the whole area, apart from the metal hanging hook, is coated in flock which gives the hanger a soft yet roughish, velvet-like feel. The shaping is gently rounded which means that clothes won't come off the hanger with "pokes" in them and although there is a little bit of pliability, they are surprisingly strong and can hold a suit or heavy winter coat without any difficulty or misshaping. Although I didn't buy any, it's possible to get hooks which slip over the metal hanging hook allowing you to hang another garment underneath, thus saving even more wardrobe space.
Because of the flocking, these hangers are soft and gentle on even the most delicate of fabrics because there's nothing to snag or pull at the material and the soft, velvety surface is totally non-slip which means that even the slinkiest material such as silk or satin will be gripped by the hanger surface without the slightest chance of sliding off and landing on the wardrobe floor.
In fact, the gripping surface is one of the few negatives I can find about these hangers. Removing clothes is more of a chore because the hanger doesn't want to let them go! The other drawback is that it isn't advised that damp or wet clothes are hung on these hangers because there is a strong possibility that the dye will transfer onto your clothes, so you will need to retain a few plastic hangers for wash day.
I thought that 50 hangers, plus the 10 I'd bought previously would be more than enough for my purposes but I was wrong. It seems I have more clothes than I thought and I will need another pack of 50! In fact, I'm so enthused about these hangers that I've bought a pack of multi-trouser hangers too which are every bit as good and again, save lots of space. Now that I've transferred my clothes onto these hangers, I've freed up nearly 9 inches of additional space in one wardrobe and a further 8 inches in the other and as the clothes currently hanging in my wardrobes are all winter weight ones, you have to agree that's pretty impressive! Another bonus is that because all the clothes are aligned, it's much easier to find the item I want to wear.
I really can't praise these hangers highly enough. For such an unassuming looking item, they perform remarkably well. The only downside is that now I've acquired all that extra space in my wardrobes, I'll have to buy a few more things to fill them up!