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As for the velcro entry slit. Once you get in it should snap closed all by itself. You didn't say which model of the HH you tried. But I am assuming it is an Asym model. Is so you just lay diagonaly in it and the slit should not be a problem. At least for me it isn't. Some more experienced hangers will chime in hear soon.
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