Disclaimer: Please bear in mind that this review is subjective, Lifestyle Clotheslines is not sponsored in any way by any manufacturer and our experience may not reflect the same scenario in your household.
If our guess is right, then you have come to the right place. We have reviewed a few of the popular models of extendable washing lines and ranked them from best to worst so we can help you make the right decision and minimise buyer’s remorse as much as possible.
Extendable washing lines are probably the simplest, most convenient kind of airer that you can install at home. Everything is stored inside a spring-loaded cabinet which lets you reel in or out the drying lines and the mounting possibilities are virtually endless.
Another good thing about retracting washing lines is the fact that they are pretty reliable by design, there is not a lot of moving parts that will wear out eventually and no unnecessary bells and whistles that you’ll find you really won’t use much and regret spending too much on so we think it is one of the better investments that will last a long time if you manage to get the right one.
For this review, we will focus on extendable washing lines that have around 40 meters of line capacity which are listed below:
- Austral Retractaway 40
- Hills Slim
- Daytek 6
- TopDry 39
We will focus on the extendable washing lines’ build quality, performance, and price/value of these models, we will also tell you about the key takeaways for each one and other quirks that we may have encountered during our short time with them.
Austral Rectractaway 40 Review
This extendable clothesline is rather compact but we couldn’t help but notice how solid it felt, it is indeed very well built courtesy of the galvanised steel cabinet and a few plastic parts that do not feel cheaply made.