WARNING! Prevent tip-over injury or death. Furniture with included restraints must be secured to the wall according to the product’s assembly instructions.This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
Convenient and easy to use.KatieSo convenient for a guest room storage. Also use them for vacation home closet. Can seal the clothes, so I can avoid from dusting. Very light so easy to transport as well.5
Horrible!JackieIf I could give this negative stars, I would! This was a very cheaply made product. It was no way sturdy and I feel like I wasted more money driving up to the store to pick it up then what it’s worth.1
goodTaraI got a VUKU to use in conjunction with a litter box as my kitty is a shy guy. It has worked out great for me for this purpose. I had a hard time getting the poles into place with the covering, but I am old.4
StoragePaTRICIADoes the job. Bought to store seasonal jackets. Doesn’t take up much room I. The garage and keeps my jackets clean and protected.3
Great portable closet.pamelaGreat portable closet.5
Works okSarahSlightly better than some in stores. Moderate difficulty in putting together4
Not very secure or stableLUnit does not stand very stable or secure— tend to fall over. Also has no rollers for mobility option.4
Love this portable closetsINGRYWe bought 3 to store off season clothes in our attic, love how practical they are, we put tons of clothes and shoes in them.
Love that everything will be protected from dust, bugs, or anything else that could damage the clothes.5
Not very durableTrishaThis product is a bit of a challenge to assemble as the framing requires tension that’s tricky to get right with a single assembler. The bottom is basically a tarp. Disappointed in that. The rod doesn’t hold much weight at all without bowing and collapsing the unit. If you just need to simply cover some very lightweight stuff, this is ok. If you’re looking for some structural integrity, this isn’t appropriate.1
Horrible closetPRECIOUSIt cannot even stand on its own .1
Surprisingly GoodMarkI was skeptical that these would be strong enough to hold my clothes at only $15. I read so many reviews of other temporary closets breaking down. I bought one as a test and it worked great. I bought 3 more and they are terrific. Zippers seem to work well. It's fairly easy to put together and they do the job very well. I did have one break while putting it together and IKEA asked no questions when I replaced it. I would recommend this product.5
very sturdyMICHELEvery sturdy5
WardrobeSUSANI like this but instructions for assembly are only pictures. Sometimes words are very helpful. This could have been way easier to assemble with a few “words” of instructions!5
The sturdiest temporary wardrobe I have found. I will be getting a few more.Corvus G.We need a temporary wardrobe to hang our clothes up until we can figure out what we are doing for clothes storage/organization. I saw this product in store on our first ever visit to Ikea. I was impressed by how much stability & strength there was in the floor model. I liked the dust cover. We have pets & if we have dust from construction inside, I don't have to worry about the clothes. It took me about 5-10 minutes to put the whole thing together. My biggest struggle was keeping our curious cats out of the dust cover during assembly. The instructions are very straightforward & easy to understand. The poles feel well made, stronger, than others we have tried from other places. I currently have 23 articles of clothing hanging up in it with room for more. There a variety of heavy cotton polo shirts, lightweight athletic shirts, thermal shirts, cotton TShirts, & some heavier shirts. No bowing or stress on the rods.5
GoodsalimataThis wardrobe is perfect easy to assemble and lot of jackets fit in there. I recommend it4
Extra storageSHARONGreat extra closet space for my jackets and coats during the off season.5
It worksStephanieIt's very spacious. It keeps dust off for sure.5
Nice.ANDREWIt was a little tough to assemble. It was hard to find some of the corner flaps that hold the posts and the rods required some strength to fit.5
Worthwhile purchaseUNASimply & easy to assemble.5
Is coolReyna c.I made this purchase to store my clothes that I am not using in the season and I found it very useful, it is very easy to assemble if you are a woman you do not need the strength of a man to assemble it you can do it yourself. The reason I give it 3 stars is because one of the closets I bought came out incomplete, it lacks a piece. So I'll have to go back to IKEA to change it..3
Our take on polyester
Polyester is a durable, wrinkle-resistant and easy-care material that is ideal for many home furnishing products like rugs, pillows, quilts and cushions. The downside to virgin polyester is that it is made from oil, coal or natural gas. This means that when we use virgin polyester, we are exhausting the planet’s natural resources. Our response to this, is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled in our products. In 2020, we achieved the milestone of replacing 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products and will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range where polyester is used.
The product development team wrestled with the challenge of offering a quality solitary wardrobe at an affordable price. Every prototype left them unhappy because it compromised on one thing or another. “We could’ve created an affordable clothes rail with some storage below, but to really be true to what customers are looking for we needed to make a completely enclosed and dust-free clothes storage solution,” says product developer Mark D’Souza. “And, for me, the most important part was to make a product that was quality, too.” They started over. That’s when a new idea struck. “A wardrobe is just enclosed space,” says Mark. “And what does that well?” Tents.
Working with suppliers
The VUKU team headed to a factory in Vietnam that had experience from tent design. This shows in several VUKU features. For instance, the skeleton is made of fiberglass tubes, like the ones you see in tents. They become more stable when you put weight on them—an ideal feature for a hanging wardrobe. And though VUKU is small, you can fit four to six winter jackets in it. The entire wardrobe simply clicks together too, no tools required. Just like a tent.
Meeting customer expectations
For Mark and his teammates, creating an affordable product that lives up to all the customer’s expectations was always the goal. “I’m super happy with the outcome because we have something really strong. There’s absolutely no comparison in terms of strength and durability.”
Virgin vs recycled polyester
Originally, all polyester was made from oil-based raw materials which are not renewable but we are switching to only using recycled polyester. The good thing is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without negatively affecting the quality of our products. When we make products from recycled polyester, we give a second life to material that is not biodegradable and reduce the amount that may otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Instead, PET and other sources of polyester are used to make textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester in terms of looks, quality and function, and produces about 50% less in CO2 emissions. And the material is just as clean and safe in every way.
Some challenges with recycled polyester
Recycled polyester makes us less dependent on oil. The amount we convert, is equal to the amount of virgin fossil fuel we eliminate from our polyester raw material (this excludes potential dyeing and other post recycled polyester production treatments). With some exceptions, the challenge is not the conversion of polyester into recycled itself, but to make it available to everyone by keeping it affordable. Buying low environmental impact products often comes with a higher price tag. We want to change that by working to make recycled polyester products more affordable and accessible to the many people.
Only recycled polyester
IKEA is committed to end the dependency on virgin fossil materials and only use renewable or recycled materials by 2030. We are accelerating this movement for polyester in our range and aim to replace all virgin polyester in our textile products with recycled. In 2020, IKEA replaced 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products with recycled polyester. In volume, this means we converted 130,000 metric tonnes of recycled polyester, and saved 200,000 tonnes of virign polyester. We haven’t reached our 100% goal yet, but we have come far and overcome many obstacles on the way. These volumes make us a leader in converting to recycled polyester and we hope that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change.
At IKEA, we demand that all recycled polyester used in IKEA products shall come from recyclers that are compliant with the Global Recycled Standard and traceability is secured to the IKEA product through requirements toward the IKEA Suppliers. By only using recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standards we manage to secure social, environmental and chemical practices at the recycler’s production. We believe that the GRS standard is the best standard on the market today. We work with our partners and textile organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.
What is recycled polyester?
When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles, and other sources, they get a new life in products like textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts, and even lamps. When using them, you get to enjoy exactly the same quality and function as with virgin polyester products. And naturally, they’re just as clean and safe in every way. And perhaps the very best part – you contribute to using less new raw materials too.