Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by kabuki okay
No assembly required so that was good. The banana leaf itself was softer in some areas that others, which caused some parts to be hanging off and flaking off as I opened the box. I actually had to take a scissor to some pieces of it so that they would not be hanging off, but now those areas are lighter than the rest, so it looks weird. The liner inside the basket is smaller than the basket itself so you cannot hold as much laundry in it as you think. Also one of the metal prongs that holds the liner up came unattached in the box and I just had to try and stick it in between the weaves to hold up the liner.
February 14, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dtcny big and beautiful, but what is that terrible odor coming from it??
I ordered two for my two sons who share a room and always seem to have clothes around the room. These came in a timely manner. When I opened the box I realized how huge the hampers atually are, which is great. The one MAJOR problem was how they smelled. It was an odor that I could only compare to horse manure. I washed the interior cotton lining and let the hampers air out in the garage for over two weeks. Everyone who passed through the garage during those two weeks had something to say aout he odor that filled the room. I finally brought the hampers inside and althought they dont seem to be smelling up the house, there definitely is a noticable odor inside the hampers. They do hold alot of laundry though.
March 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sirtriz Excellent
This is a very nice quality hamper for a great price that's hard to beat. Shipping was also very fast...got here in just a few days. Also looks good in a bedroom due to the nice finish. I wish they still had the round ones available otherwise I'd get one of those too. As one reviewer stated...there is an odd organic odor, presumably from the banana leaves. I've only had this a week, so hope it subsides in time, though things get washed anyway, so hopefully wouldn't transfer onto clothing.
August 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EnJayWriter Just What I Was Looking For
I needed a laundry hamper that could hold a week's worth of laundry and look nice in the bedroom where it is kept. This one fit the bill. It came already assembled right out of the box, and even had a nice, warm grassy smell that must come from the banana leaves. I love the inner liner that is held in place with hooks and loops. This means when I want to take the dirty clothes out of the basket, I just unhook the liner and lift the hole thing out. No more taking clothes out of the hamper an armful at a time and putting them in a cumbersome basket or bag to haul downstairs to the laundry room. Now, it's just lift, carry, and dump on the floor for sorting. The basket's neutral color goes with nearly any decor and works very well in our somewhat eclectic room with antiques and modern design combined. Nice!
June 15, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tilelady Cool Hamper
This hamper is very nice looking and stylish. I like the attached, lift lid, rather than the loose lid so many of the natural fiber hampers seem to have. This one , the large, was too big for my space, but the customer service person was so helpful to send me a return label for this and I am getting the medium size in it's place. I am a self-employed interior designer and tend to be rather particular with my own place and this was exactly the style I want.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beachgalca Banana leaf hamper
Excellent choice for a small space. I am using it behind a closet door where it fits to perfection in a little alcove. It's very attractive and the detachable liner is a great touch. It is well made and should be usable for many years. I am happy with this choice, plus there was no assembly required. That's really important to those of us who buy products online. All in all, I consider this a good value.
July 29, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KSBe I really like the hamper. It is large and can hold a great deal. However, I was unhappy that the banana leaf on the bottom of the hamper looked like it had been chewed. It was unraveled and the wire core was greatly exposed. We got the hamper because we got a puppy and didn't want him to get into the laundry. But, it looks like the dog chewed the hamper before we even put it out...
February 6, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George Great hamper
This hamper is beautifully made and a perfect replacement for our old crumbling round wicker hamper. Unlike another review here I found it had no unpleasant aroma. It is larger than I expected, holding considerably more than the old hamper, but smaller sizes are also available if you have limited space.
September 16, 2012