Ianwater, the top level has offset dowels so dripping is reduced, but when you have the thing loaded up with bed sheets, towels, etc., it’s hard to keep things separated. Also there are two notches in the top crosspieces. When the outer notch is used, the offset is greater and overall height is less.
Kiefer, fresh air is nice when it is not raining. It rains here from October 5th until June 27th, so I use this mostly indoors. I’ve figured out that if I hang clothes outside, it causes snowstorms or rainstorms. (Please don’t tell anybody.)