Best Garden Hose – We compare 8 of the best hose pipes

Best Garden Hose – We compare 8 of the best hose pipes

Best Garden Hose – We compare 8 of the best hose pipes

Best Hose Pipe Review Guide

One garden product, nearly all of us use, is the garden hose pipe, yet most gardeners, don't usually put much thought into which hose pipe they will spend their hard earned cash on, and usually regret purchasing the one they bought as its simply does not meet there needs.

One important point, often over looked, is the quality of the hose pipe, a cheap hose pipe will last a season, two if your lucky, while a good quality hose pipe will easily last 5-10 years if not longer. Iv'e personally worked on a plant nursery for over 15 years and in that time, i'v used my fair share of hose pipes over the years.

I will admit, the types of hose pipes we use in the horticulture industry, cost hundreds of pounds and that's just for the hose pipe, no hose rail for that price, so we won't be recommending these as they are simply too expensive for most gardeners and only really available from specialist horticultural suppliers to the trade.

After hours of research  and comparing over 25 different hoses from different brands we came to the conclusion that the Hozelock Auto-Rewind Hose is the best ?garden hose for most gardeners. It's very easy to use thanks to the very smooth winding and unwinding automatic mechanism that ensures it's very easy to pull around the garden and rewind with the tug of the hose. We also really like the braided kink resistant hose as we find it far more superior than most cheaper hoses which kink far to easily.

Hozelock auto rewind 30 meter hose reel review

OUR BEST PICK

Hozelock 30 Metre Auto-Rewind Hose

  • Premium three layer, braided kink resistant hose.
  • Smoothly and easily unwinds and the reel’s mechanism automatically locks the hose.
  • Simply tug the hose to activate  the auto reel’s automatic rewind system.
  • Reel is manufactured from tough UV stabilised polypropylene which is made to last.
  • Reel pivots 180 degrees making watering every part of your garden much easier
  • Removable reel for easy storage over winter
  • 5 Year Warranty for extra peace of mind

So which is the best garden hose for the home gardener, unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question, as there are just too many factors to take into consideration. What length garden hose do you need, longer does not mean better, do you need a hose real, most gardeners do. Does it need to be portable, do you want a hose real with auto-rewind for ease of use, do you need it to attach to the wall, do you need a light weight hose pipe. As you can see there are many factors to take into consideration when buying a hose pipe.

Luckily, manufactures of the best hose pipes, which include trusted brands such as 'Hozelock', and Karcher, have come up with some innovative ideas to make using hose pipes much easier and less likely to, dare I say it 'kink'

Read on to see which hose pipes offer the quality you would expect from the best hose pipes currently available.

karcher hr7. 320 premium hose reel review

BEST HOSE PIPE WITH ON-BOARD STORAGE

Karcher HR7.3 Premium Hose Reel

  • Designed to be both a 'fixed water station' or 'mobile water station'
  • 20 meters of Primo flex garden hose
  • Small store area perfect for storing spares tools, gloves or anything you might need quick access to.
  • Bottom storage hooks are perfect for attaching different hose ends and nozzles.

What to take into consideration when choose a hose pipe

  • The number one consideration, is the quality of hose pipe, the best hose pipes are usually have three layers and are reinforced. These are usually, easily identified, especially with with Hozelock hose pipes as they are usually a braided, silver and yellow hose. Quality hose pipes are kink resistant, hence the word resistant, this means they are less likely to kink, but even the best hose pipes can kink, but are far less likely to. A simple test is to form a u shape and see if its kinks.
  • Length - Never buy a longer hose than you need, measure from your tap to the longest point you will need to reach and add a little extra so you don't need to stretch the hose pipe. Don't forget you often need to cut a small section of hose off (usually 1.5 to 2 meters is sufficient) so you can attach the hose reel to the tap, this is known as the feeder hose. Some hose pipes include a feeder hose, but most don't. The reason you don't want to purchase a longer hose than you need, is because the longer the hose, usually the lower the pressure. They are also obviously heavier, adding unnecessary weight to the reel and a lot more expensive.
  • Hose diameter - Most garden hoses in the UK come in either 3/4 inch or 1/2 inch, with the latter being the most popular and usually sufficient for most gardens. The larger 3/4 inch, are usually used for very long hoses, usually in horticultural nurseries and garden centres, as well as for some large jet washers. Basically, larger diameter hoses can hold more water, but equally you need a water supply, with enough pressure to see the benefit. Most garden centres that use these larger hoses, have large water storage tanks with pumps that produce enough pressure to benefit. You can even get micro hose pipes now, which are even smaller, these are great for smaller gardens and balconies etc. For most gardeners, 1/2 inch diameter is sufficient and do a great job.
  • Do you need a hose reel, maybe one with wheels to make it easier to move around the garden, some models even have auto-rewind, which makes it super easier to put it away, while others just have manual handles. Some reels even have a small storage sections to store different nozzles and spare parts.
  • Do you have a small garden, balcony or terrace. There are some fantastic, smaller 10 meters hose pipes with  light weight, compact hose reels. These can easily be stored in a small cupboard, some even has 'micro hose pipes' which are great for watering but are also super lightweight compared to standard hose pipes.
  • There are two main types of hose fitting you can get, which are plastic fitting and brass fitting. Hozelock do lots of plastic fitting and all though they are more likely to crack and break than cheaper plastic fixtures, their plastic fitting, are far more superior than cheap non branded plastic fixtures. My advice is, if you want fixtures that are very easy to fit together quickly, and easy to attach to nearly all nozzles, lances, and sprinklers as well as lots of other ingenious water applications, go with genuine Hozelock connections. If you want something that very hard wearing and you don't change your connections much, go for brass fitting, the only downside is most require spanner to tighten, all though some do click together. For most gardeners stand Hozelock connections will be fine and most watering reels come with plastic fixtures, purely for ease and simplicity.

TOP 5 HOSE PIPES FOR MEDIUM / LARGE GARDENS

COMPARISON TABLE

BEST PICK

BEST STORAGE OPTIONS

BUDGET PICK

BEST VALUE

BEST FOR LARGE GARDENS

OUR RATING

Hozelock Auto Rewind

Karcher HR7

Karcher HR4

Hozelock 2 in 1

Hozelock 60 Cart

Hozelock auto rewind 30 meter hose reel review
karcher hr7. 320 premium hose reel review
Kärcher HR4 Hose Reel With 25m PrinoFlex Hose
hozelock-2-in-1-hose-reel review

Hose length

30 meters

20 meters

25 meters

25 meters

50 meters

Auto Rewind

Yes

No

No

No

No

Fix to wall

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Garden size

Small / Medium

Small / Medium

Small / Medium

Small / Medium

Medium / Large

Kink resistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enclosed reel

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Feeder Hose Included

Yes

No

No

No

No

On board storage

No

Yes

No

No

No

Warranty

5 Years

1 Year

1 Year

2 Years

2 Years

Price

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TOP 3 HOSE PIPES FOR SMALL GARDENS

COMPARISON TABLE

BEST EASE OF USE SMALL HOSE

BEST PICK SMALL HOSE

BEST BUDGET PICK

OUR RATING

Hozelock Auto Rewind 10m

Hozelock Pico

Karcher HR3

Best For Small Gardens - Hozelock Auto-Rewind 10 reel
Hozelock pico hose reel review
Karcher CR3 110 Compact Hose Box review

Hose length

10 meters

10 meters

10 meters

Auto Rewind

Yes

No

No

Fix to wall

Wall mount only

Wall Mount or Free

Wall Mount or Free

Garden size

Small

Small

Small

Kink resistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enclosed reel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Feeder Hose Included

Yes

No

No

On board storage

No

Yes

No

Warranty

5 Years

2 Years

1 Year

Price

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Best Hose Pipe For Small Gardens - Hozelock pico hose reel review

BEST HOSE PIPE FOR SMALL GARDENS

Hozelock 10 Metre Pico Reel

  • Specially designed for small gardens, balconies, patios.
  • Extremely light weight at only 1.8kg.
  • Included feeder hose can be stored away and the reel has parking places for the hose ends.
  • Low profile winding handle and the enclosed design means that the hose is kept nice and tidy and tangle free.
  • Includes all fixtures needed and even includes a quality five function multi-spray gun.

GARDEN HOSE REVIEWS

Below we have reviewed a selection of what we consider to be some of the best hose pipes available, lengths start at 10 meters and include one, with a micro hose, ideal for smaller gardeners to longer 60 meter 1/2 inch hose lengths, which are perfect for gardeners who are lucky enough to have a medium to large garden. 

Top 4 Recommended 20 to 30 Meter hoses

Ideal for smaller and medium sized gardens

HOZELOCK AUTO REWIND 30M HOSE REEL

WINNER OF OUR BEST PICK 
Amazing 5 Year warranty with auto-rewind

Hozelock auto rewind 30 meter hose reel review

The Hozelock auto rewind 30m reel is very easy to use, simply pull the hose out to where you need to water and it will automatically lock, which eliminates the need to hold the hose tightly. To water further you just pull more of the hose pipe out again. 

When your finished, it uses the patented 'automatic rewind system', simply give the hose a tug and it will automatically start to rewind the hose neatly, back onto the reel without any effort.

The hose is made from premium, three layer, braided, silver and yellow hose which is kink resistant, tough and very durable.

The hose reel itself, is made from UV stabilised polypropylene, which is very robust and is designed to last and take the knocks and bumps you would expect in the garden. The case also protects the hose pipe which extends the life of the hose pipe.

Finally the hose reel can pivot 180 degree when watering, this makes watering in all parts of the garden much easier and reduces the chances of kinks and twist etc. Another feature incorporated into the hose reel is a child lock, this stops children from pulling the hose pipe out unnecessarily.

Its comes complete with everything you need including a 2 meter feeder hose which you connect between the hose reel and tap feed. The whole kit also includes a 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch BSP outdoor tap connector, hose end connector for tap and water stop connector to attach the nozzle to the hose?.

Our thoughts

This range of 'Hozelock Auto Rewind hoses', are probably the most expensive hose reels available, however they are also up there with the 'very best hoses' and the 'Auto Rewind' feature is pure genius, this as we have said before is why its one of the best selling hose pipes.

When you buy a a Hozelock Auto rewind hose, you know your buying a quality product.

As we have all ready said when we reviewed the 10 meter model, the hose pipe is very good quality and is reinforced and is one of the most robust and strong hose pipes we have seen. Again this helps reduce the chance of getting kinks in the hose pipe, but as we have said before, the best feature of this hose reel, has got to be the auto rewind feature.

Because the hose is pulled out as needed and the rewind feature pulls the hose back onto the reel automatically, its very easy to put the hose away with very little effort. This feature alone means it much easier for older gardeners to use, who may not have the strength to wind up a manual hose pipe reel which does take some effort. 

The reel can also be removed from the wall bracket for the winter and it also has a padlock feature to lock the hose reel onto the bracket, this may be a handy feature for some gardeners to help prevent their hose pipe being stolen.

All though this review is for the 30 meter model, Hozelock also do a 20 meter model which you can view here, and a large 40 meter model which you can view here. They are all identical, with the exception of the hose length.

Its also worth noting that all the 'Auto Rewind Models' come with 5 years warranty for extra peace of mind.


KARCHER HR7.3 20m PREMIUM HOSE REEL

Practical: Space-saving hose storage with removable drum

karcher hr7. 320 premium hose reel review

The HR7. 320 Hose reel by Karcher is designed to be both a 'fixed water station' or 'mobile water station', It comes with 20 meters of Primo flex garden hose which is made up of 3 layers, the first layer is designed to be weather resistant and UV protected, a pressure resistant weaved layer that is pressure resistant and opaque middle layer, is designed to prevent algae formation inside the hose.

Designed to be used around gardens of various sizes, the water station also incorporates a small store area, perfect for storing spares tools, gloves or anything you might need quick access to. The bottom storage hooks are perfect for attaching different hose ends and nozzles.

What makes this water station a little more unique, apart from the storage option, is the ability to quickly remove the hose reel so you can move it around the garden if you prefer, instead of leaving it on the wall.

Compact design for all your watering needs.

Our thoughts

We really like the Karcher HR7 .320 Water station, the on board storage is a great idea as often you can find your self owning several different nozzles, and other bits and peaces, but usually you do have have a good suitable place to store them. The hooks under the station are also great for storing the nozzles.

The hose is great quality, and the portable design is a great idea as you can quickly and easily, remove just the reel and take it down the garden if needed.

The only minor issue, and the Karcher is not alone with this, you need to guide the hose onto the reel with one hand while wind the hose in with the other. Not a big issue, and common on most reels where you wind them in anyway.

A little cheaper than 'Hozelock auto rewind model', the quality is just as good and you have the option of portabability and great storage options.

Overall, very impressed and would highly recommend if your looking for a versatile watering system.


KARCHER HR4. 5 25m HOSE REEL - PRINOFLEX HOSE

Robust: Heavy duty and built to last 

karcher hr7. 320 premium hose reel review

The Karcher HR4.325 is a practical mobile watering solution, ideal for watering small to medium sized gardens, the PrimoFlex hose length is 25 meters, which gives you plenty of length for watering around the garden.

It comes ready to use and comes with a wall bracket which gives you the option of fixing it to the wall and using it as pictured above, or by simply lifting the reel off the hook you can take the water reel with you.

Designed to be simple as well as affordable and can be stored on the wall out of the way.

Our thoughts

This Karcher HR4.325 hose reel looks just like any other standard hose reel on the market, no real new innovative design here.

The hose quality is very good as you would expect from Karcher, the stand on the other hand, could be a little better, but its certainly adequate.

Its not quite ready out of the box, you need to cut a small length of hose off the main hose and attach the end attachments which it comes with. This is to make the feeder hose, to attach the water reel to the water outlet tap. Not a great issue, and common on a lot of hoses reels, but don't forget to take this into account. You can buy a separate 1.5 meter feeder hose if you prefer, but this would set you back an extra £12-13 and is not really necessary.

I heard a few stories of the steel bars coming out of the hose reel when reeling the hose in and even when on the wall, we not had this issue, so we would suggest you double check all the steel bars are pushed in securely, my guess is some people did not fit them properly.

Overall a simple design and quality hose pipe, which should stand the test of time.


HOZELOCK 2 in 1 25m COMPACT HOSE REEL

ENCLOSED DESIGN WITH MANUAL LAYERING SYSTEM

hozelock-2-in-1-hose-reel review

The 'Hozelock 2 in 1 Compact Enclosed Reel' comes complete with 25 meters of quality garden hose, you have the option to fix it to a wall or use it free standing.

The compact enclosed design, further protects the hose pipe, ensuring it will last for many years, the case is made from avery robust, high quality plastic that can take the hard wearing challenges of watering around the gardening, even on a daily basis. 

Its light weight design and carry handle, make carrying the hose reel around the garden effortless, and the wall bracket means you can choose whether to keep it on the wall when in use, or simply lift off the bracket, to take it down the garden.

One great feature this model does have, is the layering slider. The hose unit has a slider that you can slide left and right to ensure the hose pipe is rolled onto the reel evenly, this also means you do not have to physically touch the hose when reeling it in.

It comes with everything you need, all connectors and a spray nozzle with several setting.

Our thoughts

The 'Hozelock 2 in 1 enclosed hose reel' is very similar to the 'Hozelock Auto-Rewind' but it does not have a auto-wind feature which means it comes with quite a saving.

Hozelock do several different hose length versions of the '2 in 1 compact reel', but they do have slight differences.

You can view the 25 meter Hozelock 2 in 1 reel here.

40 meter model alternative, whcih also has auto layering instead of manual

Hozelock do a 40 meter length version, but this model also had automatic laying, so you don''t even have to move the slider, side to side to neatly reel in the hose, it does this automatically. However it is only free standing and CANNOT be attached to the wall. You can view this model on Amazon here.

40 meter wall mounted version with auto-layering feature

Hozelock also have a 40 meter model which can be attached to the wall, again this has the auto laying system installed as well. You can view this model on Amazon here

Overall all versions of the Hozelock 2 on 1 compact reel are excellent, no negatives comments here and all though they are more expensive, than standard hose reels, they are far better and a joy to use.


HOZELOCK 60 HOSE CART WITH 50 METER HOSE

BEST FOR LARGER GARDENS,  WHERE PORTABILITY IS IMPORTANT

hozelock 60m hose cart with 50m hose review

This Hozelock cart is capable of holding 60 meters of hose, but this model comes fitted with 50 meters of quality garden hose.  The small drum and extra large handle mean that its very easy to rewind the hose in after use.

The reel is made from robust, quality plastic and has a steel retractable handle that can be altered to suit the user, the handle also fully retracts back down to make it easier to store.

It has large soft tires which makes moving the cart over grass easy. The wide design and low centre of gravity means that its also very stable when being moved around the garden which prevents it being tipped over.

Our thoughts

Another great watering station by Hoselock, the watering cart is a great option for anyone who has a larger garden and needs that extra reach. The quality is as you would expect from Hozelock, its very stable, this is one of the main concerns with wheeled cart models, but not with this model.

Overall if you have a large garden, i'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed, it also offers great value for such a large hose length.


Top 3 Recommended 10 Meter hoses

Ideal for small gardens, patios, balconies and small spaces


HOZELOCK AUTO REWIND 10M HOSE REEL

The only small 10 meter hose with auto-rewind feature

Hozelock auto rewind 10 meter enclosed hose reel review

The Hozelock auto rewind 10m reel is very easy to use, simply pull the hose out to where you need to water and it will automatically lock, which eliminating the need to hold the hose tightly. To water further, pull more of the hose pipe out again. 

When your finished watering, it uses the patented 'automatic rewind system', simply give the hose a tug and it will automatically start to rewind the hose neatly back onto the reel without any effort, simply work back to the hose reel.

The hose is made from premium, three layer, braided, silver and yellow hose which is, kink resistant, tough and very durable.

The hose reel itself, is made from UV stabilised polypropylene, which is very robust and is designed to last and take the knocks and bumps you would expect in the garden. This case also protects the hose pipe, which extends the life of the hose pipe.

Finally the hose reel can pivot 180 degree when watering, this makes watering in all parts of the garden much easier and reduces the chances of kinks and twist etc. Another feature incorporated into the hose reel is a child lock, this stops children from pulling the hose pipe out unnecessarily.

Its comes complete with everything you need including a 2 meter feeder hose, which you connect between the hose reel and tap feed. The whole kit also includes a 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch BSP outdoor tap connector, hose end connector for the tap and water stop connector to attach the nozzle to the hose.

Our thoughts

The Hozelock Auto Rewind 10m Reel is one of the most expensive 10 meter hose reels available, however it is also one of the most popular and probably the best we have seen if your looking for one you can fix to a permanent position.

The hose pipe is very good quality and is reinforced, one of the most robust and strong hose pipes we have seen, this also helps reduce the chances of getting kinks in the hose pipe which is seems to do very well, the best feature of this hose reel though, has got to be the auto rewind feature.

Because the hose is pulled out as needed, and the rewind feature pulls the hose back onto the reel automatically, its very easy to put the hose away with very little effort. This feature alone means its much easier for gardeners, who might not be as young as they use to be, to use, and who may struggle to wind up a manual hose pipe reel, which can take some effort. 

The reel can also be removed from the wall bracket for the winter and it also has a padlock feature to lock the hose reel onto the bracket, this may be a handy feature for some gardeners, to help prevent their hose pipe being stolen.

If we were to only recommend one hose pipe, this would have to be it. Its also available in 20, 30 and 40 meter lengths for gardeners with bigger garden. However it is the only 10 meter hose which has a 'auto rewind' feature.

Perfect for small gardens and patios where you can fix it to a permanent position on a wall.


HOZELOCK 10M HOSE PICO REEL

Could be the best hose for smaller gardens, balconies and terrences

Hozelock pico hose reel review

The Hozelock Pico Hose Reel, is specially designed for small gardens, balconies, patios, basically any where, you need to water is a small area or space.

The duel usage feature, gives you the ability to ether, leave the hose reel by the tap, or carry it with you whilst watering. At only 1.8kg is extremely light weight for a hose pipe which is obviously helped with the smaller 10 meter hose length.

Winding the hose in once you've finished watering, is super easy, because of the the low profile winding handle and the enclosed design means that the hose is kept nice and tidy and tangle free.

The included feeder hose can also be stored away and the reel has parking places for the hose ends, which stops it leaking, when not in use and keeps all parts nicely stowed away whilst not in use.

The compact design means that it can be easily stored in the shed, cupboard or even behind some pots out of sight.

It comes complete with all fixtures needed and even includes a quality, five function multi-spray gun, which can also be fixed to the reel when not in use.

Our thoughts

We were really impressed with the Hozelock Pico Hose Reel, it has a fantastic design to ensure everything is at hand when needed.

If your short of storage space and just need a hose pipe to do a little watering, then the Pico hose reel is perfect.

You dont have the auto-rewind feature of the hose we reviewed first, but for the price it offers excellent value for money, as well as being extremely light weight and mobile.

Its worth mentioning that this hose cannot be fixed to wall as its designed more for mobility, rather than being fixed to one position.

If you got small garden or balcony, then this hose is perfect.


KARCHER CR3.110 COMPACT HOSE BOX

Compact watering station for mobile or stationary usage

Karcher CR3 110 Compact Hose Box review

The Karcher CR3 110 Compact Hose Box is designed for watering small gardens or in small spaces, and comes with a 8mm diameter micro hose, which helps keep it compact and light weight. 

Its designed to be either fixed or mobile, it comes with a handy wall bracket, so you can fix the hose box to the wall and you can quickly take it off should you need to be more mobile.

The slimline compact design mean that it easy to store in a small space, and if fixed to a wall, it does not protrude out too much.

Its very easy to pull the hose out and wind back into the box when needed, one last feature it does have is an on board water stop which stops any water leaking out, when not in use.

It comes with everything you need including a adjustable spray nozzle, which can be adjusted to suit your application, ie watering plants or jetting the car, also comes with 2 Aquastop connectors, which means the hose ends can be disconnected without splash back and it comes with a 3/4" tap connection to easily fix to a outside tap.

The compact hose box also has a comfortable, ergonomic handle which makes it easy to carry around and at only 2.9kg, its incredibly light weight.

Our thoughts

We found the Karcher CR3 110 Compact Water Box to be extremely well made, as you would expect from a Karcher product. What we really like about this water hose, which is not possible with the 'Hozelock Pico' or 'auto-rewind hose', is that it can be fixed to the wall, but if you need to be, a little more portable, you simply lift it off the wall bracket and take it will you.

We also like its very compact and slim build, this means that if you have it fixed to the wall, it doesn't stick out to much, which can be a problem with some bulkier hose reals, specially in tight spaces such as down the side of your house, where you may have a small path that's only a couple of feet wide.

The 8mm micro hose was a concern at first, but this concern was soon put to rest when it became clear it has as much pressure as any of the other 10 meter hoses, despite the narrower hose diameter.

What you may find is that you need to hold the box while winding the hose in, even when on the wall, this is still easy to do as you can hold the reel firmly with one hand, while winding the hose in with the other hand.

Overall a high quality peace of kit, perfect for watering a small garden or even washing the bikes down.

Which 10 meter small hose is best for you

All three of the 10 meter hoses we have reviewed above, were all very good high quality hose reels and we would not hesitate to recommend any of them, however which one is right for you depends on your own individual needs.

Hozelock auto rewind 10 meter enclosed hose reel review

If you got a higher budget and want a hose reel you can permanently fix to the wall then the 'Hoselock Auto Rewind 10m hose reel' is the best choice for you. Mainly due to the auto rewind feature which makes it extremely easy to pull out avoiding any kinks as well as simple to put away.

Karcher CR3 110 Compact Hose Box review

If you're after a hose you can fix to the wall, in a more permanent position, but also have the option to be more mobile if needed, then the Karcher CR3 110 hose is probably your best option as it also offers you the freedom to take off the wall It offers great value, while still being made to a very high quality, its also super compact and light weight.

Hozelock pico hose reel review

Finally, if your after a quality hose which offers great value, without the need to fix it to the wall then the 'Hozelock Pico Hose Pipe' is the perfect choice. Its the lightest Hose reel we have reviewed and is perfect for small gardens and is extremely well designed and easy to store thanks to it's compact design.


CONCLUSION

THE BEST GARDEN HOSE REEL

As we have mentioned before, there is no 'one hose', that is ideal for all users, some can be fastened permanently to the wall, while others have the advantage of being able to use it on the wall or standalone and some are standalone only and can not be fastened to the wall.

Then there is the hose pipe length, as we have suggested, your best buying the size you need and no longer.

Some models such as the one by Kartcher, have storage compartments, great for storing all them bits and peaces and other modles have auto-rewind features, again not essential but a nice little feature to have.

As we have seen, there are many features and it really depends on what you want from a hose pipe.

All the hose pipes we have reviewed and talked about, excelled in nearly every way and we would highly recommend them. We did look at another 6 hose reels from various other brands, but these were not even worth mentioning, as they failed early on.

If your after a wall mounted hose reel then we would highly recommend the 'Hozelock 30 meter auto rewind hose', this really impressed and comes with 5 years warranty. Most other models only come with 2 years and Karcher hoses, only include 1 year warranty which is a little disappointing, however their hoses are still very good quality and often very innovative. I think its also worth mentioning that Karcher hoses are all comparable with their Jet washers, that being said I use a Hozelock hose in my garden with a Karcher jet wash without any problems as they use standard connections anyway.

Hozelock auto rewind 30 meter hose reel review

OUR BEST PICK

Hozelock 30 Metre Auto-Rewind Hose

  • Premium three layer, braided kink resistant hose.
  • Smoothly and easily unwinds and the reel’s mechanism automatically locks the hose.
  • Simply tug the hose to activate  the auto reel’s automatic rewind system.
  • Reel is manufactured from tough UV stabilised polypropylene which is made to last.
  • Reel pivots 180 degrees making watering every part of your garden much easier
  • Removable reel for easy storage over winter
  • 5 Year Warranty for extra peace of mind

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