When you’re a gear reviewer, you tend to have a lot of gear lying around your place. My wife (bless her) has been more than patient dealing with all the mess. But, by my admission, lately its been bordering on ridiculousness. Bags especially take up a lot of room. I’ve been meaning to get a wall hook setup but I wasn’t looking forward to installing it. So I’ve been thinking about alternatives.
Well, it so happened that we were spending our way through our local IKEA when I spotted the ENNUDEN Hat and Coat Stand. I said, “wouldn’t that make a great bag rack” and not surprisingly my wife enthusiastically endorsed the idea because: 1) She was tired of my procrastination on finding a solution to organize my crap, and 2) the ENNUDEN was cheap.
The ENNUDEN Stand was monkey simple to put together requiring only a Phillips head screwdriver. Here is the finished product…
And here it is in “action”…
Of course, it doesn’t come close to holding all my gear but it keeps the bags and jackets I now have in rotation organized and accessible. It also doesn’t take up a lot of space. The rack is a little light but I put my range bag on the bottom, which is usually filled with ammunition, to give it more stability. I also equally distributed the packs around its perimeter.
It ended up being perfect. Damn, those Swedes think of everything. 😉
The ENNUDEN Hat and Coat Rack retails for $29.99 and is available online and in IKEA stores.