Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best rain coats, umbrellas, ponchos, and rain boots, here we’re investigating the best coat racks you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Best wall-mounted coat racks
“I love love love this hook rack! I bought it to install in my mom’s closet. It required only two screws to mount, and they are self-tapping so no drilling was required. It’s a very sturdy fixture and took less than five minutes to install. I may order another one if I can find a place to hang it!”
“Works just fine for hanging a few jackets, a dog leash, maybe a set of keys … The hooks are just fine. Mounting is easy as long as you get the screws securely into the wall and line them up with the key holes in the back. As it is, this feels solid, looks okay, and mounts easily and flush to the wall. Very good coat rack for a very good price.”
“Really happy with this product. Moving into a new apartment, I needed a place to hang my coats and hats. This rectangular rack was exactly what I was looking for. I put this behind where the door opens to and have had no issue with the door not opening all the way. The hooks are double, giving you the option to hang two items on each of the six hooks. Sturdy and easy to mount. Three screws into the rack that get covered with a cap and you’re all set.”
“This happened to be the right style, size, and price so I was willing to take a chance on it and I’m fairly happy that I did so. I like that it has six hooks instead of five and that the hooks aren’t the scroll style or the three pronged ones on a lot of other models. It has three holes for attaching it to the wall where a lot of the others out there only have two in a similar size. It mounted easily and feels secure and I like the way it looks and it’s holding our coats nicely so far.”
“We purchased this coat rack because the number of hooks on the rack. Other racks we looked at only had one or two places to hang things on each hook. This rack has one top hook and two bottom hooks on each of the five hooks on the rack. The hooks are substantial, with a good finish, as is the board they are mounted on. Came with hollow wall anchors in case you aren’t mounting into a stud and even had caps to cover the screws on the board once it was installed for a finished look.”
The best coat racks with extra storage
“These coat racks are fantastic. I bought them as a retail pop-up display and they are perfect. They look upscale and modern, and we’re so easy to put together.
I read a few reviews that said they were hard to put together. Perhaps it’s my years of buying and building Ikea furniture during college and beyond, but seriously these are have some of the easiest instructions to follow I have ever seen.”
“I highly recommend this coat rack bench. It is very sturdy. The wood is beautiful and looks a bit distressed. It looks high end. It was easy to assemble. Just screws with an allen wrench that is provided. It took about 30–45 minutes working at a slow pace. The instructions are just pictures but they are very easy to understand.”
“It’s a simple but functional coat and shoe rack. It was easy to put together and the tools were provided. Even though it can stand up on it’s own, I would recommend adding some U brackets (see photo) for stability. Especially if you have little ones or pets that might want to try to climb it. Overall, I’m happy with our purchase.”
Best coat rack on wheels
Best standing coat racks
“Solid coat and scarf rack. It came in about 20 pieces ranging from the uprights to the end-caps but was easy to assemble. It’s very stable on carpeting and easily holds multiple heavy winter coats without a problem. The finish is a nice matte and I would absolutely recommend this to others.”
“This was exactly what I wanted for grab-and-go coat-hanging near my back porch door. It’s a great compact size (and you can make it shorter by leaving out one section if you need to), looks good (I chose the natural finish), no splinters thanks to the varnish, is sturdy and stable, AND it was extremely easy to assemble (without tools). It comes with a very clear diagram and all the separate parts neatly in their own little bags. I’d recommend this product and seller to anyone and everyone. Very happy with my purchase. If I needed more of them, I would buy another couple without a moment’s hesitation.”
“This is a great coat/hat rack. It is easy to assemble in about ten minutes, it looks terrific, it is sturdy enough to hang multiple hats, jackets, bags, etc. on, and it is a very slim design so it can be placed pretty much anywhere. The wood accents at the ends of each hook are a nice touch, and there are rubber cups on the ends of each leg so tile or wood floors won’t get scratched. I have it in my home office. Very happy, highly recommended.”
“Hooray! We love our new coat tree. After exchanging the first one, we now are very satisfied with this slender, but sturdy coat rack. It meets all our coat, scarf and hat needs, and even has a low branch for the dogs jacket. I like the fact that it takes up less room than our previous thicker wooden coat tree. The base is smaller in diameter, but it is weighted, therefore, definitely more stable.”
“I’ve had some bad experiences with standing coat racks. Sometimes the individual parts are not machined quite right, sometimes the instructions are unclear or even absent, sometimes the rack is unsteady and falls over if the coats are not perfectly distributed by weight. NONE OF THAT HAPPENED WITH THIS PRODUCT! One could not ask for an easier assembly process with simple, clear instructions. It was only a matter of minutes to assemble. The coat rack is even attractive! I commend the company and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product to friends!”
“I received the coat rack very quickly. It looks just like the picture after assembly. The instructions are Ikea-style: pictures without words, so assembly was a tad frustrating. Assembly aside the rack is study. I currently have an assortment of coats on it due to it being spring in the Midwest where the weather is ever fluctuating. I only keep one coat on each hook and it’s holding up nicely. Would recommend.”
“Modern and unique coat rack. Holds a TON of stuff — right now it’s got two huge winter parkas, a jean jacket, several vests, three to four scarves and a bunch of hats. The lower “branches” are the right height for little ones to hang up their coats. Tall enough that long parkas don’t touch the ground. It has never tipped over — I’ve got it placed on a little rubber-backed utility rug which might be better than a smooth floor.”
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