The Best Hangers for 2023
Let your fashion start before clothes hit your body.
Ever heard of a shoulder dimple on clothes? Chances are you’ve seen them. The small rough patches around the shoulder areas of clothes, mostly shirts, are called shoulder dimples. They are most commonly caused by the use of wrong, unsuitable, or bad-quality hangers.
It doesn’t end there though, stylists opine that the number one hardly known way to ruin clothes is by using bad hangers.
On the other side of the coin, suitable hangers keep your clothes in great condition and can help to save space when sorting out your closet or packing to travel.
Hangers differ in many terms — material, size, rotation, and a few others. All clothes are made from nine major raw materials and over 40 different kinds of fabric so it’s only normal that different materials or fabrics suit some hangers more than others.
This list is guaranteed to help you find the hangers for your closet.
How We Picked
Strength of material
Hangers that break or lose their shape over short periods have no place in your closet. For that reason, we opted for hangers sturdy enough to last for a while, while holding decent weight.
Flatter hangers are space savers and curved hangers are best for keeping clothes in shape. Lucky for you, we have lined up both variations.
Variety in clothing size/type
Your closet likely consists of many kinds of clothing and potentially, of different sizes. Hangers that may ruin fabrics or slack clothes are a no-no for us and you.
Except for very high-profile models or designers, it’s hard to see any reasoning behind breaking the bank for hangers. Great hangers exist at respectable prices.
Our Top Picks
Ikea is known to never compromise on quality and this hanger is another proof of that.
Although called suit hangers, these Zober hangers firmly hold up your other clothes and have a 360-degree rotating head that allows you to scan your wardrobe from any angle.
This hanger screams simplicity. It’s available in multiple colors and has a smooth silky velvet feel that catches your eyes and holds your clothes the right way.
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Who This Is For
These hangers are for individuals and designers who want to maintain the quality and shape of their clothes during storage.
Are Hangers Allowed On Planes?
Yes. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), hangers of all kinds; wood, plastic, and wire are allowed in carry-on bags.
Do Hangers Stretch Clothes?
Hangers, when not chosen or used the right way, can stretch clothes. To prevent this, consider hanger and cloth sizes and only use longer/wider hangers for bigger clothes.
In a case where you’re worried about the neckline of your outfit, you could use the shoulder shaper or the lower, straighter part of the hanger meant mostly for trousers and pants.
Why You Should Trust Us
Nothing ruins a person’s reputation in the first meeting like poor presentation and almost nothing screams poor presentation as quickly as ill-fitting clothes and outfits that have been misshapen by bad hangers.
We want you to wear smart clothes and build relationships and as such, we have found the very best hangers to help you get that result.
How We Picked
Cloth hangers are super easy to find if one simply chooses to care less about potential damage to clothing items – the not-so-great ones have infiltrated the markets and homes.
Over time, people gained more awareness about bad hangers and to help the clamor for better ones, we’ve searched through clothing stores, modeling venues, warehouses, and homes, and gathered personal and customer experiences to bring you this list.
We know that clothing varies and have accordingly considered material strength and threshold capacity when compiling this list to ensure you get the very best.
We looked out for features that give a little more allowance like fully swiveling heads, a second level for pants, and shoulder hooks.
We considered the average closet size and gave priority to less chunky, more space-saving hangers. We observed materials like wood, rubber, wire, and velvet and have in this list an array of them to suit different items of clothing.
Hangers that have the tendency to get damaged or broken were quickly tossed out of consideration and replaced with stronger, more durable ones that look good, feel good and handle your clothes with complete care.
Our Picks For You
Best Pick - Ikea Bumerang Hanger
Who It’s For:
Ikea Bumerang hangers are perfect for anyone who wants a loving touch on their clothes. This hanger, like every other Ikea product, does a great job combining beauty with functionality. It’s made of solid wood strong enough to hold heavier pieces and has a lower level that prevents knitwear and soft blouses from getting stretched.
The grooves on either side make it perfect for holding your strapped dresses for however long you want.
As a result of the material of production; solid wood, the Ikea Bumerang hanger is on the bulky side. What this means is that, depending on the size of your closet, it may not be easy to fit too many outfits on Ikea Bumerang hangers in your closet at the same time.
The clothes you can fit, however, maintain their shape and are in good hands.
Coming in at around $7.99 for a pack of eight, these hangers cost just around $1 each. Great pricing for a hanger that is arguably the best in the market.
With the option of three pretty colors to choose from, you can match your hangers to clothes or themes in your closet. Like us, people are clearly in love with these hangers and the 97% of five-star reviews show that.
Runner Up - Zober Solid Wood Suit Hanger
Who It’s For:
Like our best pick, this Zober hanger is made of finely crafted wood and a swiveling anchor perfect for all kinds of clothing specifically suits jackets, and other heavier pieces.
It is ridged on the sides to accommodate straps and is described on the official Zober page as “functionally handsome.” We agree, but so do the many hundreds of people who unanimously give it a five-star rating on every site it’s listed.
According to some buyers, this hanger is not their top choice for polyester/nylon clothing. They complain about the ridges on the side not suiting materials of these types. They, however, maintained their efficiency in keeping other clothing materials hung.
While we wouldn’t classify these as expensive, we recognize they may be just a little over your budget. If you were to throw a little extra money at these, we don’t see you regretting it any time soon.
Oh, the metal handles are anti-rust, so by ‘soon’ we mean a very long time.
Most Cost-Effective - Amazon Basics Slim Clothes Hanger
Who It’s For:
These amazon hangers are sold in bulk packs of 30, 50, and 100 pieces. Perfect for people with loads of clothes or kids who don’t fancy buying new hangers every other week. These hangers come covered in velvety goodness and are available in two colors - silver and ivory.
This is the ultimate space saver and non-slip hanger. If it’s important to you, these hangers are also super pleasing to the eye.
Despite being an undisputed bestseller, this hanger set does not lack critique. Some customers say amazon, in their bid to keep the space-saving characteristic of these hangers, may have compromised on strength of the material.
Others say the velvet particles have trouble sticking to the hanger and instead, find room on your clothes or in the air surrounding your closet or room. Despite this, the amazon basics hanger doesn’t lack defenders and over 130,000 five-star reviews are enough proof of that.
These hangers shine in your closet and leave enough room in your wallet for you to shine. The idea of the Amazonbasics brand is to provide highly rated products at low prices and this hanger ticks both boxes.
Almost Made The Cut - Proman Kascade Hanger
Almost Made The Cut
Lightweight hanger for heavyweight clothes.
Unique space saving patent design.
Who It’s For:
Although made from wood, the Proman Kascade features a space-saving loop for tiered hanging. It’s a perfect fit if you like fine finishes and 17-inch hangers that are lightweight and made of wooden solid materials that are likely to spend many many cycles in your home.
Most of the opposition to this hanger is aimed at the crossbar beneath meant mostly for hanging pants. Unsatisfied customers say the crossbar is not firmly attached and, oftentimes, comes falling off together with your pants and whatever else you’ve hung unto it.
Care and Maintenance
One general rule for taking care of hangers is to ensure that every hanger in your closet holds no more than the amount of weight it was designed for.
For velvet hangers, keep them away from children and ensure they don’t get rubbed on frequently so as not to lose their shine.
Hangers can gather dust depending on where they are kept, so always wipe hangers first with a damp cloth and then a dry cloth so your clothes do not get stained when you put them on the hangers.
Also, remember to keep metallic hangers away from electricity.
Be careful of liquids that get in contact with hangers, especially metallic ones.
Know which hanger materials may bend under weight.
For cloth or wooden hangers, avoid high temperatures or sun exposure as well as any factor that may add to the corrosion of the material.
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