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HyLoft 540

HyLoft 540 45-Inch-by-45-Inch Overhead Storage System Review

The HyLoft 540 45 Inch by 45 Inch Overhead Storage System is a good product used to organize and reduce the wasted spaces inside the garage, attic or basement. It comes with a ceiling-mounted design that allows you to use the free space between the garage floor and ceiling.

Once mounted in place, the HyLoft 540 can then be used to store most of the items that are usually scattered all over the garage floor, causing the entire area to look and feel crowded.

It is made of durable materials and comes with a unique engineering design that enables it to hold heavy loads. The materials used on the product are scratch resistant and do not easily get damaged.

The wire used was carefully crafted to allow you to see the objects stored in front, below and on the sides. Thus, looking for something from those that are stored overhead is very convenient.

Aside from that, the HyLoft 540 can also be easily mounted on the ceiling since it is sold along with the mounting hardware and does not require a lot of drilling. It has a highly adjustable height that allows you to tune the unit’s dimension to suit your storage needs.

In case the space provided is not sufficient, you can also install more HyLoft 540 units beside the first with utmost ease.

Features

  • Has dimensions of 46×2.8×16 inches
  • Weighs about 25.5 pounds
  • Made of durable steel and scratch-resistant
  • Can carry a maximum load of up to 250 pounds
  • Comes with an adjustable height
  • Highly flexible and allows customized installation
  • Comes in a package that includes the storage unit, down rods, support bars and the wire grid

Pros

  • Allows utilization of unused overhead space
  • Provides extra storage space that can free about 30 cubic feet of floor space
  • Can be conveniently mounted
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Highly adjustable
  • Scratch and rustproof
  • Can accommodate luggage, boxes and other seasonal gears
  • Does not require regular cleaning and related maintenance

Cons

  • Product availability is quite limited
  • Not sold along with a warranty
  • Might not be eligible for international shipping

Summary

The information provided above revealed that the HyLoft 540 45 Inch by 45 Inch Overhead Storage System has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, it is quite clear that the good features provided by the product is greater, compared to the number of known issues against it.

Thus, with a price of about $54.97, buying the product can be regarded as a good move, especially when you are in great need of additional storage space in the garage. The amount that you will be spending to buy this will surely be fully compensated since the HyLoft 540 is very reliable and can be used for a long time.

Comparison

Aside from the HyLoft 540 45 Inch by 45 Inch Overhead Storage System, many household owners are also considering the MonsterRAX – 2×8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack (18”-33”) and the SafeRacks – 2×8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack as their top options.

The other two products are both ceiling mounted and provide almost the same set of benefits that the HyLoft 540 does. But, aside from that, these products also have other characteristics that some buyers have been looking for.

The MonsterRAX – 2×8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack (18”-33”) comes with dimensions of 48x96x45 inches and weighs about 44 pounds. It is made of industrial grade steel with a powder coated finish. It has a ceiling drop-down distance of 18” to 33” from the ceiling.

Just like the other products in the class, it can be mounted without the need for more drilling tools. In fact, it can be assembled and installed in place by a single person.

The SafeRacks – 2×8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack (18”-33”), on the other hand, is made of the same material used in the other two products. It comes with dimensions of 96x24x33 inches and has a weight of 58 pounds. It has a ceiling drop-down distance similar to that of the MonterRAX -2×8. The same set of materials was also used in making this product.

Compared to the other two products, the HyLoft 540 45 Inch by 45 Inch Overhead Storage System provides lesser space. However, the difference is barely noticeable. In terms of price, the other two are more expensive, but come with limited lifetime warranty when purchased from the producer. Given these differences, many buyers, especially those with limited budgets go for the HyLoft.

Verdict

Upon looking at the differences between the three products, the HyLoft 540 45 Inch by 45 Inch Overhead Storage System proves to be the most ideal option, since it is budget friendly yet capable of handling a decent amount of items for storage.

Although its dimension is smaller, compared to the other two, the difference is quite small and this can be easily compensated by stretching the HyLoft’s height.

On top of that, the HyLoft proves to be the most flexible among the three and is highly customizable.

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