The Ventilator Storage
no mistake about it -- this is a big, big, REALLY BIG hanger! Just
the thing for those wet, heavy "waterproof" jackets after an
Iron Butt. Or how about those icky post-race leathers?
Why do you need such a device? The
Baker Fullbody "Ventilator" Shoulder Saver hanger does just
that -- it's designed to open the jacket or leathers really wide to flow
the maximum amount of air through both the inside and outside of the
garment. This promotes faster drying and helps prevent shape
We had some really nasty sticky days this
summer and the closet where I keep my riding clothes can get pretty
stuffy. My normal drill was to lay my jacket over the back of a
wooden chair to try and get some air to circulate up through the
interior in hopes of airing it out before the next ride, but this is a
pretty lame method and it can also deform the shoulder profile.
The Ventilator hanger is just the ticket
for hanging jackets or leathers, because not only does it help the
garment to dry faster, it also helps to eliminate "shoulder
peak" that occurs from regular hangers -- that is, if you can find
a regular hanger that won't break under the weight of a heavy motorcycle
jacket or full set of leathers.
Baker Fullbody Products claims that the Ventilator can
hold up to 100 lbs. on its ABS plastic body. The
hanger's hook is made from 303 stainless steel to prevent
corrosion. The actual dimensions of the Ventilator
are 5" wide by 23" long, so I don't think you're
going to find something like this in your local Wal-Mart.
The "Flex-Swivel Hook®"
feature lets the hanging hook swivel 360 degrees to accommodate
left or right side hanging. It also allows the hook
to move a bit from side to side, which gives it some swing
room to help prevent breaking and makes it a bit easier to
place a heavy garment on the rack in your closet.
The hook can also be locked in place by tightening a nut
underneath. An optional second hook is also
available that screws on to the bottom of the main hook
and allows hanging of accessories like pants or gloves.
The Ventilator hanger is
also handy for hanging snow suits, foul weather gear, wet
suits, dry suits and more. Check out the Baker
Fullbody website to see some of the other specialty
hangers that you didn't know you needed!
The Ventilator is available
in black, blue, yellow and white. It comes in the
large size shown here for adults and it's also available
in a smaller size for youngsters. The adult size can
hold garments from size S to XXXL, and the youth size
holds garments from sizes youth to adult XS. You may
think 20 bucks is a lot for a hanger, but with decent
motorcycle jackets going for $400 or so, and a set of
leathers for maybe twice that, it pays to spend a few
bucks on a proper hanger to keep them in good shape.
The Baker Fullbody
Ventilator Shoulder Saver hanger is made in the U.S.A. and
carries a lifetime warranty.
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Review: The Ventilator Shoulder Saver Storage Hanger
Retail Price: $19.95
Drying stand ($24.95); Accessory hook ($4.95).
Colors: Black, blue, white, yellow.
Comments: BIG and WIDE hanger allows maximum air
circulation for hanging heavy and/or wet leathers or
motorcycle jackets. Helps keep correct shoulder
shape. ABS body and 303SS hook holds up to 100 lbs. Also
available as the "Shoulder Saver Coat Hanger" in
your choice of 4 widths: 17", 19", 21" and
23". A drying stand is also available that
allows an "out of closet" drying experience for those icky