Has The The YardStash III Outdoor Bike Storage Improved Upon The Second Model?
The YardStash III Outdoor Bike Storage is designed as “bike storage, garden storage and pool storage”, which suggests that anything you have that needs storing in an outdoors space can be accommodated in this unit.
That is as long as the items can fit into a space of 14 x 30 x 65’’. The makers are clearly sold on their own product, claiming that its the perfect follow-up to the “top selling and top rated” Yard Stash II. Are buyers impressed with what this model offers?
What benefits have buyers mentioned in their reviews for this YardStash III Storage Unit?
There are promises that this tented storage area is easy to put up and take down, with the claim that it can be assembled in 15 minutes with no tools. Some dispute this time frame, but it depends on where the item is being placed and how many hands are working on it. Most find that it is very simple to put together. The addition of the carry bag means that it can also be disassembled, packed up and transported to another location with ease.
As this is the third model in the YardStash range, this means that there should be more than a few improvements to the design. The specification boasts about the new zippers on the door that provide a complete seal to hold off water, bugs and dust. There is also a new industrial grade tarpaulin roof that is meant to be even stronger and beneficial with its UPF 50+ protections.
There are a number of users that are impressed with way that this unit hold up to the elements, with some using it in storms to great effect, but others have noticed some damage after heavy snowfall and there are some concerns about some of the design features.
Why is durability a potential issue with The YardStash III Outdoor Storage?
The biggest problem for users seems to be the fact that all the heavy duty, durable materials were placed on the top of the product, and the designers seemed to forget about the base. This is a problem for two reasons.
Firstly, this product is a bit top heavy and needs to be anchored to the ground or tied to the fence a bit to keep it in place. Secondly, the material on the floor is not as thick, weatherproof or durable as the roof, which leads to concerns over wear and tear and water seeping in from the bottom.
Another weatherproofing issue is the panel at the back. This back panel has the option of letting users secure the bikes to a fence or pole, which is ideal for security, but it leaves a gap for rain and wind to come in.
Summary: how does this feedback affect the final verdict on this YardStash III Bike Store?
There are some clear issues with this product that still need to be addressed, but most buyers seem to be happy with their purchase. The majority of users are able to store two bikes or other items in here with no concern about their safety because of the strong materials, weatherproofing and security features, but there is a limit to what the structure can take.
With a different approach to the back panel and a stronger materials on the base, the next model, the YardStash IV, could overtake The YardStash bike storage and become a 5 star product.