One thing that box lockers can’t do that nearly all other styles of lockers can (depending on their height) is hang garments. Box lockers allow for a maximum number of units in a small space, but are too small to hang your jacket. Garment lockers utilize box lockers, and a coat rod is mounted under the lockers between the vertical sections. This allows for employees to hang full length garments, while still being able to secure their other personal items in their individual lockers.
In schools without lockers, students are sometimes provided with two complete sets of textbooks, one set being kept at school for use in class, and the other being kept at home for referring to for homework, thus limiting the amount of heavy carrying that would otherwise be required without having lockers to store them in between classes. However, research has shown an increase in the incidence of back injuries in some students, which has been directly attributed to the lack of lockers for storing books in, thus forcing students to spend more time carrying heavy loads of books in backpacks.
I have 4 kids under age 5 and was constantly bothered by their coats and shoes being lost all over the house. This has been fantastic for organizing all their hats, gloves, shoes, boots, coats, jackets, backpacks, etc. It has held up very well despite being packed with more than I ever expected to fit in it. The kids know as soon as they walk in the door to go hang up their coats and backpacks and to put their shoes in their cubbies. I anticipate being able to use this for at least 10 years to come. It's incredibly sturdy and well-made. My husband assembled it in less than an hour and the directions were very clear.
Hallowell Assembled Premium Steel Lockers have louvered steel doors with stainless steel recessed handle and fingertip lift lever for easy opening. Smooth front profile of the recessed handle prevents catching and banging. Locker handle also includes an integral padlock hasp that shelters lock shackle to discourage tampering. Single Tier Lockers include hat shelf; DoubleTier Lockers include ceiling hook and two wall hooks; and Triple Tier Lockers include ceiling hook. 5 Tier, 6 Tier, 16 Person and 4 Person Wall Lockers have friction latch and hasp closure. All premium gym lockers are painted inside and out with powder coat finish. Legs add 6" to height. Metal storage lockers include a number plate. These office lockers are available in Black, Black/Light Gray, Black/Red, Blue, Gray, Green Mist, Maroon and Parchment. Dimensions vary per model.
Sloping tops: while most lockers have flat tops, some manufacturers offer the option of sloping tops to their range of lockers. The slope may be of either 30 degrees or 45 degrees to the horizontal, sloping towards the front, and the purpose of this is to make it impossible to store items on top of the lockers, or to make it harder for dust or other debris to accumulate there. This is an important factor in places like food-processing factories or restaurants where hygiene requirements must be met.