This is my second purchase of this item. The first one I bought was in the blue color choice and I liked it so much, I chose to buy a second one in the black color choice. This portable clothesline is really good. It is made from elastic rubber with a nylon covering. The clothesline weighs just 7 ounces and is 5.9 feet long. The clothesline will stretch up to 12.8 feet in length but you need at least 10 feet between the surfaces where you want to use this clothes line to get it to stretch tight enough to hold the weight of the clothing you intend to hang on it.
The clothesline has 12 clips and 13 black rubber beads. The beads have a toggle button on them so they can be adjusted to stop the clips from moving around as the clothes blow in the wind. This line can be used at the beach or pool to hold wet swimsuit and towels. It can be used while camping, on a cruise, while traveling, etc. I specifically wanted to use this portable clothesline to hold my daughter's artwork and craft projects so the paints or glues can dry. The clips are coated with a soft rubber so they don't damage the items I hang on them.
The black rubber beads let me space the items out and keep them exactly where I want them so that they don't touch each other. I wrapped one end of the line around a small tree and fastened the hook over the elastic rope to hold it in place. Then I stretched it over to another nearby small tree and hooked it the same way. I am pretty happy with this portable clothesline so far and it works perfectly for what I wanted it for.
We will be making Christmas ornaments and cards with our scouting troop this holiday. These are to be passed out at our local Veteran's office and nursing homes so I bought a second portable clothesline to use to hold all of the kid's projects while they are drying. These clotheslines are well worth the purchase price and can be used for some many different tasks other than just hanging clothes to dry.