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Regular Laundry Mac™ outdoor laundry protector

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Regular Laundry Mac™ outdoor laundry protector

(11 customer reviews)

£30.00

The Laundry Mac™ is a deceptively simple but effective way of protecting your laundry from showers when it’s hanging on a rotary dryer (whirligig!). It is a large circle of waterproof, breathable fabric with weights around the edge, that fastens onto three-armed and four-armed rotary dryers. It is propped in the centre so that water runs off. It is literally like putting a waterproof coat over your laundry, protecting it from rain showers and enabling you to get your laundry dried outside whatever the weather.

You’ll need a clothes prop to push it up in the centre. We don’t sell you stuff you don’t need, so if you’ve already got a clothes prop or a rotary dryer with a raised pole in the centre then you just need to buy the Laundry Mac™. If you haven’t got a prop then you’ll need to add one to your basket or pop to your local homeware shop. They’re awkward things to post so a lot of the cost is in the post and packaging!


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Description

  • One size fits all up to 2.5m
  • Diameter – 91.5″ (232 cm)
  • Easy to fit, easy to remove
  • Give your laundry that fresh outdoors smell
  • Reduce damp in the home
  • Save money on costly tumble drier bills

How does the Laundry Mac™ work?

A Laundry Mac™ is going to be your friend come rain or shine for many years to come….it’s very easy to use, it just needs the rubber bands fitting correctly the first time you use it then it’s ready to flip over your laundry at a moment’s notice. Hang your washing out on the dryer, flip the Laundry Mac™ over the top, loop the elastic bands over the ends of the dryer and prop it in the centre using the clothes prop provided.

Can I put my Laundry Mac™ out in windy weather?

If it’s gale force winds then it’s not advisable. The Laundry Mac can cope with strong breezy conditions but if the wind is trying to rip the laundry from the line then having a Laundry Mac™ over it is going to make the whole thing take off and land in the neighbours’ garden along with the trampolines and other garden clutter.

I usually use XCWeather for my laundry forecast. If the wind speed gets up to orange, it’s best off waiting until the wind dies down. Any other conditions are fine!

What if it is horizontal rain?

The Laundry Mac™ works best in vertical rain alternated with sunshine type conditions. If you can imagine wearing a raincoat on a really windy wet day then you’re going to get wet legs. But those days when you wear a raincoat and your legs stay dry are the days when your Laundry Mac™ will let your laundry flap and dry outside happily.

What if the air outside is damp?

Sometimes there are very high humidity conditions, in which case it’s literally impossible for laundry to get completely dry. However it will still get a bit dryer outside. It’s still worth hanging it out with the Laundry Mac™. You can either leave it outside for a bit longer in case conditions improve, or bring it in a little bit damp. If you’re clever at folding, you can lay it in the airing cupboard or on the radiator airer and it will get even flatter, reducing the amount of ironing you need to do.

What is the Laundry Mac™ made of?

Although incredibly simple, the Laundry Mac™ is made of durable high quality functional materials. The fabric is a breathable, waterproof fabric that protects laundry from rain but enables vapour to evaporate off the damp laundry through the fabric. There are heavy weights stitched into the perimeter of the Mac so it hangs around the side and doesn’t blow about in the wind. And the eyelets are made of quality rust-proof brass.

What do I do with my Laundry Mac™ when it’s not in use?

Hang it somewhere (anywhere you’d hang a wet coat) to dry then fold it away in the neat little drawstring bag it comes in.

Why use a Laundry Mac™?

Drying laundry in the home can lead to problems with damp as well as being unsightly and inconvenient. Tumble dryers use a lot of energy and are expensive to run. Laundry dries best and smells best when it can flap outdoors, but there is nothing worse than having nearly-dry laundry soaked by an unexpected shower. The Laundry Mac™ protects clothes from rain and enables you to get your washing dried outside whatever the weather.

What does damp air do to the home?

Damp air causes various problems, including the growth of rot and mould.

How does damp air affect our health?

Mould caused by damp produces allergens, irritants, and sometimes, toxic substances. These can cause health problems or exacerbate existing ones.

How much water is evaporated from a typical load of laundry?

A typical load weighs around 4 kilos when it goes in and 6 kilos when it comes out – that’s about 2 litres of water that needs to be evaporated out. If it hangs in your home, that is a whole lot of water that needs to find its way out somewhere, or be absorbed into the fabric of the home.

 

11 reviews for Regular Laundry Mac™ outdoor laundry protector

  1. pauletta brooks

    Great

    Great product

  2. Verona

    Well worth the buy to save my washing

    Well worth it and a great idea

  3. mrs j a king

    Umbrella for my washing!!!

    This is a great idea I can put my washing out even when it’s drizzling or risk of rain fab !!

  4. lesiliff

    works as it should ( water runs down hill !)

    after adapting the free included line prop and fixing it to main shaft of rotary airer with cable ties it works very well,elastic ties for corners ideally would be a bit more rugged ,but that said it does keep most rain off your laundry,( unless you have a horizontal wind blowing ! )certainly easier to use this than to keep fetching your washing in when showery .

  5. S E CIESLIK

    not as a good as the rotaire dryline which is currently unavailable

    I needed to replace my rotaire but unfortunately they are not in production – key features which make it much better than this one (which I have bought and tried to use) are that a metal extension pipe is supplied for adding height (and meaning that the dryer can still spin around) and weighted netting sides that stop a good deal of rain that is coming in from the sides.
    The prop idea doesn’t work satisfactorily and is very difficult to set up and moves due to turning of the dryer and as rain is never completely vertical you cannot use the whole of the drying space.

  6. MARY

    Convenient if you go out for the day and it might rain

    Liked the idea of a cover to keep washing dry in wet weather. Slightly too big for my rotary dryer. Disliked the pole to keep the cover from touching the clothing. Had to tape it to the main pole so the dryer can rotate

  7. maridavi

    Not so good when its raining heavily

    I managed to get it onto the washing line without any problem and I was pleasantly surprised as I thought it would be too heavy and unwieldy. The material seems pretty good and sturdy. The elasticated ties that keep it on the rotary line seem a bit insecure although they stayed put during the recent high winds.

    Rain collects on top, even with the prop in place, and then the weight of the water becomes too heavy for the mac to stay properly in place and the weights around the edges dont help much in this situation. It is a good idea but needs more development to make it actually work as we want it to whilst the rain is falling! At the moment I have glass jars full of all the old screws and nails I dont know what to do with hanging as weights to try and equalise the weight of water that collects. Looks odd but seems to work – sort of. I shall persevere in getting this thing to work.

  8. Teresa Green

    I'm Drying in the Rain!

    Well packaged item. Sturdy and well made, does the trick exactly. I used the Mac the same day it arrived as I’d just hung out my washing and rain was forecast. Everything dried despite the weather.

  9. M-T

    Best cover I've seen on the market for the price.

    This item is perfect for protecting your washing drying on an outside rotary drier. It is easy and quick to assemble and the cover is of a high robust quality and laundry prop very useful. Very pleased.

  10. Lee

    Well made

    Thick strong looking material ties are a bit simplistic not sure why they were not incorporated into design as they would be quite easy to lose, though l suppose it makes it able to fit different rotary designs. Trialed only briefly as weather changed – all depends on the angle of rain and if not too windy to use. As l have had two driers go up in flames in the past l will persevere prefer clothes to be hung outside – at the moment it is the dreaded barbecue. smells to avoid.

  11. Colin Crowther

    Nice Washing Rotary Line Cover

    Love this cover just a few points worth mentioning, they tell you to get a clothes prop to put in the centre of the cover to stop water pooling in the middle we did this but you cannot get the line to turn, so came up with the idea of plastic pipe to hold up the centre of the cover. we put a cap of a spray can on the top of the pipe and then a piece of cloth which helps to stops the cover rubbing on the edges of the pipe see images.We were lucky our line which is a brabantia had a u shape on the top so we could put our bolt through this on some lines you would have to put another cap in the other end of tube opposite so the cap has an area where you can silicone it on top of the line when fitting caps to pipe drill 2 holes and screw into pipe .So all in all this line does work, will be shortly fitting cordless fans inside the line to see if this helps to dry washing will update later. Hope this helps

    Regular Laundry Mac™ outdoor laundry protector
    Regular Laundry Mac™ outdoor laundry protector
    Regular Laundry Mac™ outdoor laundry protector
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