Gladiator has announced a new Flex cabinet system, described as an all-in-one, versatile storage suite.
The new Gladiator Flex garage cabinet system ship pre-assembled and are loaded with modern features.
At launch, there is a new tall cabinet, wall cabinet, base cabinet with doors, and base cabinet with 2 doors and 1 drawer. There are 5 different cabinet combinations and setups at the time of this posting.
The cabinets can be floor-mounted, or mounted to Gladiator rails and wall panels.
Features include soft-touch handles, soft-close cabinet drawer, auto-return drawers, leveling feet, multi-point locking mechanism, grommeted holes for cable management, an integrated under-shelf basket system, and removable closet rod for the tall cabinet.
Gladiator ships the system nested, meaning smaller cabinets inside of larger ones.
The cabinets are constructed from 24-gauge steel.
As a pricing example, a 4pc setup with (1) tall cabinet, (1) wall cabinet, (1) cabinet with doors, and (1) cabinet with doors and a drawer is $1500.
Wood worktops are an optional purchase ($80 each for individual 24″ wood tops). Casters are also available, at $70 per set. Baskets are $35. Wall mounting brackets are extra ($20 each), as are Gladiator GearTrack channels and rails.
At this time, you can only buy the cabinets as part of sets, individual floor and wall cabinets are not yet available.
Gladiator says that the new Flex garage cabinets will be sold alongside their existing ready-to-assemble and Premier cabinet lines.
The Gladiator Flex Cabinet System gives a solid starting point for those looking to modernize and elevate their storage. The system can truly transform your garage, creating an inviting and open space for hobbies, hosting your next neighborhood gathering or even a game day watch party.
These cabinets have a 19″ depth. As the base cabinets ship inside the tall floor cabinet, I would assume they are a little shallower.
There is one color option – “silver tread,” but more might be available in the future.
From what I can tell, the Gladiator Flex system is a more value-oriented line of pre-assembled cabinets that borrows some nice touches from their more premium cabinets.
I have some older style ready-to-assemble Gladiator cabinets. Not as robust as Ibwould have hoped and I had some pretty high expectations. The tall cabinet doors don’t like to stay lined up when moved. The other smaller cabinet door slides are little duty. The work bench is decent and big open shelves have been decent as well. I switched some of my hooks and such out for the packout ones as it seems they have more variety now. Maybe these new cabinets will be better. Was always tough to get one shipped without damage as I remember…
I’ve got one of their bit floor cabinets and it seems adjusting the leveling feet correctly is really key to keep the doors from getting slightly askew.
They work fine if not perfect, but if you’re like me seeing them out of alignment irritates you.
Seems like the Gladiator line is getting a little dated so this is over due. I have been looking at either the Husky or NewAge ones for a garage refresh.
I’ve had two of the older wall mounted ones for several years (8 maybe?) mounted on the rails. I like them a lot, have held up well and latch tightly.
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24 gauge steel seems pretty light. I suppose that’s a price-point measure.
One thing I’ve wondered about with steel cabinets is why manufacturers don’t add ribs or texture to increase rigidity. E.g. most tool chests and cabinets have large flat sheets of relatively thin sheet metal. It’s much easier to put a dent in the side of a tool chest than it is an autobody panel that has some form to it.
I appreciate that the obvious answer is “cost”, but it seems like a step that could be done quickly with a giant press and potentially allow the use of lighter-gauge materials.
The pattern on the front of these Gladiator cabinets have that to some extent. I expect it should help the doors feel a bit more rigid than if they were large flat panels.
I have to admit I blindly bought into the Gladiator system. We had one room at work (classroom) outfitted with it and it’s a synonymous name. So when it came to finding a way to organize my first garage I just searched Gladiator into Amazon and Lowes and started buying parts and kits.
I had no idea there are a lot of hands in this pot.
I also have mixed feelings on the wall system. It doesn’t seem as space efficient as a pegboard. Which is universal.
All these other things are proprietary. You have to buy Gladiator accessories. It’s like $10-18 for a single hook. Adds up fast.
It does however, mount to studs, and the weight it can hold is useful if you need to buy a bin holder or a heavy bike.
If I did this over again, I would have bought a couple of the Gladiator rail kits for the heavier stuff that needs studs and the rest would be metal or PVC begboards.
These things just seem way to expensive for what they have.
Gladiator is, I think, making a potentially brand killing mistake. Whover came up with the idea of diluting the brand with a weaker product line should be fired.
Except for the space taken up by lumber racks and doors, I’ve maxed out all four walls in my last three two-car garages with Gladiator Gearwall, cabinets, and shelves from ceiling down, using the pre-assembled (heavier-duty) products (utility rooms also). And every piece was either on sale (even if I had to wait a year – especially for that much Gearwall) or a going out of business Sears store.
Why? the lighter duty Gladiator RTA cabinets, while cheaper, do not last as long nor do they survive moves (between three houses half a country apart in open trailers and moving vans) anywhere near as well as the more expensive ones.
The few RTA cabinets I got were crushed during moves, came apart because I overloaded them, or even rusted through (I stored brake fluid in it – mea culpa).
The more expensive ones laugh at my abuse – why they are all I buy (on sale).
Whirlpool is making a bad bad mistake.