I have hung entirely too much weight on this thing at once, and it still holds up like new. I've even pushed it around the apartment with my entire wardrobe on it, while moving in an unpacking, and haven't had any problems. I've already had it through 2x moves and even after being disassmbled and reassembled, it is like brand new. Anyone who said this thing broke on them either had a bad one or must have taken a sledge hammer to it. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
This is the best clothes rack! I read the reviews and they were all bad! But I thought I would give it a try. I got it home and had a little hard time putting it together. My husband had to help getting the poles to snap into the plastic pieces. But once it was done and up. It's perfect! I now have 28 jackets and most are NOT light jackets and scarves hanging on the extended top pieces. It's perfect and sturdy. And love that it has 2 heights! I was kind of worried about the plastic parts but they seem very durable! An absolute success on this purchase!