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If you want to get your washing dry and don't want to keep tripping over a clothes horse - check out our shortlist of the best wall mounted clothes airers.

We profile 5 models that are sturdy, can hold lots of clothes and aren't a pain in the you-know-where to put up.

Scroll down for reviews!

5 Sturdy Wall Mounted

Clothes Airers for 2020

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foxydry Air, Wall and ceiling clothesline, electrical drying rack, with remote control in aluminium and steel (150)
Space-saving ceiling clothesline drying rack, motorised with remote control
£369.99 −£10.00 £359.99
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Brabantia WallFix Retractable Washing Line with Fabric Cover, 24 m - Silver
Wall-mounted, fold away design for patios, gardens, balconies or utility rooms; Retractable line can take a full washing machine load including large laundry items
£106.00 −£18.01 £87.99
Clothes Drying Rack Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Folding Adjustable Collapsible , 6.5 Yards Drying Capacity
Recommended for indoor use, Drying capacity is 6.5 yards. Suitable for use in damp spaces; Use an empty wall in your home to dry clothes.
£49.29
AERO W Space Saver Racks Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Collapsible Laundry Folding Clothes Drying Rack 27 Kilo Capacity 6.9 Linear Meter Clothesline
Very sturdy and durable (made of stainless steel and can hold up to 60lbs of clothes); Easy installation.
Artweger 333 RuckZuck 100 Clothes Dryer and Mounting Set, Silver
Enormous carrying capacity; For inside and outside; Plastic-coated steel rods in silver; Aluminium sides
£83.98
Leifheit Telegant Wall Dryer - 30 Protect, 70 cm - White
Neat wall mounted airer for kitchen, utlility or bathroom; 5 pull-out rustproof steel rails with total drying length 3 m
£34.90

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What Makes A Good Wall Mounted Airer?

Foldable

You're looking for a clothes airer you won't always bump into and folds away easily when it's not in use.

Capacity

You don't want to go to the trouble of getting this up on the wall and finding out it only hangs 2 socks and a t-shirt. A good wall mounted clothes airer can hold up to 27 KGs of clothes and have 22.5 feet of drying space.

Sturdy

A sturdy design is absolutely essential. Look for ones made from stainless steel that are strong, easy to wipe down and they won't rust.

Easy-set-up

Some of these airers come with poor instructions and are also really hard to put up by yourself. We've tried to choose the easiest ones to get up on your wall quickly.

Installation template

The best wall mounted clothes airers come with an installation template. This means after you cut it from the box you can use it know exactly where to drill holes in your wall. This makes things a whole lot easier.

Wall Mounted Clothes Airer Reviews


Brabantino make some of the best outdoor airers, so it's no surprise they've also got some great ones that go on walls, too.

This clothes airer is the one to get if you're looking for something to go in your laundry room or garage. 

It comes out about 6-feet from the wall and is the same across. So if you've got 6-foot square of space you're in business.

What I really love about this one is it's extremely sturdy and the instructions are really clear. If you can use a drill then you'll have few problems putting this one up.

Here's a great video from Brabantia showing you exactly what's involved.

Of course, you can also put this one outside of your home. Just be sure to place smaller items closer to the wall to prevent the wind from blowing clothes against the wall.

Speaking of clothes, the maximum load Brabantia say it can hold is 20 KG with 24 metres of drying space. In reality, people say it can accommodate a full 8KG load with ease.

Another great thing about this you can retract it with one hand. And it also comes with a weatherproof metal covering case for when it's not in use.

All in all, if you're looking for an outside wall-mounted airer, this one from Barabintina is hard to beat.

Pros

  • Extremely Sturdy
  • Holds 20 KG of washing
  • Retractable with one-hand
  • Relatively easy to install
  • Weatherproof storage case
  • Just need a 6ft square space

Cons

  • Better for outside use only

This next clothes airer is definitely for inside use only and can be best descibed as a "Hanging Clothes Horse".

It's sturdy, compact and easy-to-use.

Measuring 30" and coming 22" off the wall (just under 2 feet), it's been designed with saving space in mind.

There are two drying positions (as shown left) so you can extend it only half way if you don't have a full load of clothes to dry.

The big selling point is it folds flat (or 1.5" to be exact) against the wall when it's not in use.

The manufacturer doesn't provide a maximum weight. But users have happily reported hanging floor mats and rugs. You can expect to hang at least one pair of jeans from each stainless-steel bar.

There's 19.5 feet of total drying space, which is less than other models on our list. However, if space is at a premium this is a great size for an indoor airer.

Pros

  • Stainless Steel
  • Folds flat against the wall
  • 2 drying positions
  • Only need 2ft of space in front of the wall
  • Easy to assemble & install

Cons

  • Not as much drying space as some our list

Want a drying rack that's sturdy, has a lot of space and is foldable? Then you'll love this one from Aero.

A problem with many of these wall airers is they're not wide enough to get a lot of clothes on.

Well the size of this one is 86cm wide (almost three feet of wall space) and it can hang just over 27kg of laundry.

So you're likely to run out of space way before you place any serious strain on it.

The rack itself is made of stainless steel and has 8 tubes to hang clothes on. It makes the most of the space by having the bars on different levels. When not in use, it folds easily against the wall.

Like many wall mounted clothes airers, it comes with 4 screws and a template for installation. However, unlike the Barabantia template, this one has had a few complaints.

People say you're probably better using the rack itself to mark the holes on the wall. If you do this (and have the right tools of course!) installation can take as little as 15-minutes.

Pros

  • Sturdy stainless steel
  • Folds flat against the wall
  • Extra-wide at 86cm 
  • Holds 27kg of laundry
  • Space saver

Cons

  • Better to use rack to mark holes than the template

If you're looking for a clothes airer that's even wider than the previous design - this one from Ruck Zuck is 100 cm! 

And unlike similar designs, it's made from aluminum (which is rust proof like stainless steel). So the manufacturers say you can use it for both indoor and outdoor use.

The one drawback with aluminum is it's generally not as strong as stainless steel. This may be why the maximum load for this is 20 KG. I still think you'll like to run out of space before hitting the weight limit.

You can expect to hang just over two loads from a decent-sized washing machine without any problems. The extra-wide rack is equivalent to using 8.5 metres of washing line. And you can use regular clothes pegs and hangars too.

Space wise, it sticks out 60cm when fully extended. However, some people push it in a third after hanging clothes. So it's great to have that option if you need to save more space.

Another thing I really like about this one is the price. O.k, you're not getting stainless steel but that it's still a sturdy and reliable drying rack.

Pros

  • Extra Wide - 100 cm
  • Rust proof aluminum
  • Extends out 60cm 
  • Doesn't need to be fully extended
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Not as strong as stainless steel

We round out our list with a bit of German ingenuity...The Leifheit 30 Wall Dryer.

I say it's "ingenious" because you can push the five bars into the wall and the two arms fold over them making a neat-looking box on the wall.

That makes it a favourite for people who don't have the floor space and want something to install above a bath tub  or radiator. The glossy white finish makes it look at home in a utility room, too.

There are 5 steel rods and each one holds up to 60cm of laundry. That gives it a total of 3 metres drying capacity.

To give you an idea of the space needed, it's 72cm long (including the arms at the end) and it comes out by 37cm.

The manufacturer hasn't provided a weight rating. What they have done (in true German fashion) is give a 3-year guarantee. So they obviously stand behind their product which is great.

Many use this wall dryer for small items like socks and undies. But there are reports of people hanging jeans and wet bath towels on this without any problems.

I really like this one because it saves space and I've also read they last for 20 years! For the money, that seems a great deal. 

Pros

  • 3 meters of drying space
  • German made
  • Saves lots of space  
  • Ideal for above radiators or bath tubs
  • 3-year guarantee

Cons

  • Not as heavy-duty as some on our list