Best Hose Reels on the Market

If you are passionate about gardening, you know that there is no greater delight than to see your land appareled with plants like a robe embroidered and garnished with jewelry. The fun and satisfaction you get from tending to your garden is truly unparalleled.

However, you also understand that clearing up after you are done can be quite the uphill task. Rolling up the hose can be one of those messy tasks that last for ages. If you understand the tiresome nature of packing up after gardening, then you definitely understand the importance of getting the best garden hose reel.

Here, we compile five top hose reels to enable you to pick the best one that suits your needs.

Eley/Rapid Reel Wall Mount Garden Hose Reel Model 1041

Are you looking to keep things organized around the farm, park, shop or yard? This wall mount hose reel is a perfect choice. With a die-cast Aluminum that is bronze colored and super attractive, this heavy-duty hose reel is mountable both perpendicularly and parallel to the wall and its setup is suitable for both right hand and left-hand operation. I had an opportunity to purchase it and its specifications, dimensions, and features blew my mind away.

Features, Specifications, and Dimensions Construction:

State-of-the-art stainless steel hardware with a rugged and rustproof metal construction. It comes with a wall plate that I found quite easy to mount with all the necessary stainless steel mounting equipment. I found the instructions very easy to understand.

Functionality:

After installing it, I found the reel practical and easy to use. I had the option of setting it up either perpendicularly or parallel. It easily reels using its axle bushings and its crank handle offers a comfortable grip. It also has an extra capacity kit and a cam-lever brake. The list is endless!

Durability:

Built with Spartan-bronze powder coating, this reel is absolutely rust-proof and unbreakable. Also, you can forget about leakage. Its stainless steel and brass swivel are ultra-durable components and its jumper hose is polyurethane.

Guarantee:

This hose reel has a 10-year no-leak, no-rust, no-break guarantee.

Conclusion:

I am the kind of person that gives credit when it is due and appreciate superbly designed products. I bought this product, and without skimping, it is top-notch quality. I have also tried many other hose reels but nothing comes remotely close.

After replacing several plastic reels in the past few years, this reel has none of the weaknesses the others had. In case you are looking for a long-lasting solution to gardening, this is a perfect choice. It is also easy to assemble. Although it is costly, it is worth every cent. I would definitely recommend the product to anyone.

Hozelock 2415 2-n-1 Compact Reel

This English 2-in-1 compact hose reel designed by gardeners for gardeners comes with a casing that protects it against wear and tear. I had an opportunity to buy it a year ago. It has a viewing window that made it fairly easy to rewind the reel.

Features, Specifications, and Dimensions Construction:

It is made of plastic.

Functionality:

Although it has a fairly good system, it needs manual layering. This means that I kept on checking the hose while winding across the reel to prevent a situation where it gets stuck. Fortunately, the viewing window came in quite handy for this reason. The winding handle is suited for both right and left-handed individuals.

Durability:

It is made from the highest quality plastics and the Hazelock brand lends it credibility. 

Guarantee:

It comes with a 2-year guarantee. The good attribute that I found with this reel is that it has a wide range of spare parts available to extend its life beyond 2 years.

Conclusion:

This product is generally of good quality and I would recommend it for gardeners. It comes with a 25-meter starter hose, which is ample for all gardening. Although its assembly needs no tools, note that you may need an extra hand to tighten some parts. It also comes with other useful accessories such as pressure washers and sprinklers. Although the spray gun dribbles a bit when putting off, it works well. Overall, it is a great hose reel that will guarantee you a long period of service.

Suncast RSW125D Aquawinder

This automatic water-powered hose reel constructed by a durable resin comes fully assembled. It has a great outdoor look and can work with a hose of up to 125 feet.

Features, Specifications, and Dimensions Construction:

Constructed of durable resin. 

Functionality:

It has an automatic hose pull-back function at the flip of a switch that makes it hassle-free. You can forget about manual winding. However, there were a few glitches as I used this reel. One, the plastic reel was so wrapped up inside that it made it difficult to pull my hose outside. Two, because the connections are plastic as opposed to metal, they are not sturdy and a slight twist causes leaks. You may lose a lot of water if not checked. Three, although it has a great autowinder, it needs an adhesive base like concrete to hold it down. Otherwise, it will dribble out of place.

Durability:

I purchased the reel about three years ago but it only lasted for a year due to an error that occurred while I was pulling out the hose.

Guarantee:

Has a 3-year warranty.

Conclusion:

Apart from the few glitches above-mentioned, I actually like this product and would buy it again. I manually fixed most of the glitches and it was good to go. There was no need to guide the hose while winding since the water pressure does all the work.

Liberty Garden No.708

This wall mount hose reel stylishly winds up and stores your hose. The reel features sturdy spiraled steel flourishes that are powder coated. It arrives when fully assembled and all you have to do is attach the handle.

Features, Specifications, and Dimensions Construction:

It is constructed using Heavy Gauge Steel with a bronze powder coat finishing. Its fittings are all brass and galvanized. 

Functionality:

Although it is a wall mount reel, it does not come with mounting software. You may have to get some bolts from a DIY store. Use ¼” to be on the safe side. It may also kink if you wind up the hose right down the reel. I solved this by slowly angling it to the reel in a gentle curve after zipping it to the side of the reel at a gentler angle.

Durability:

I bought it last year and within six months it experienced swivel connector failure and began leaking. 

Guarantee:

It has a 1-year warranty. 

Conclusion:

Overall, it is a good hose reel, very attractive. I have several of them and each has 125’ heavy duty hoses on them. It is also not cheap and may cost you a few bucks.

RL Flo-Master 65HR8

This self-retractable hose reel is both mountable and has a handle for carrying. It is suitable for all purposes and is easily removable for storage during winter. I have used it for years now and found it to be very convenient.

Features, Specifications, and Dimensions Construction:

Coupling material used is brass.

Functionality:

It has a self-retracting reel that hosts a hosepipe of 65’. It also has a reel guide that layers the hose automatically and this was especially beneficial since it prevents the hose from tangling. It truly reduces the mess and untidiness of after-gardening by neatly layering the hose onto the reel. It is easy to install and operate. 

Durability:

Definitely a highly durable product. I waited for a year before writing a review and the hose reel is still in perfect condition.

Guarantee:

1-year warranty.

Conclusion:

Although 65’ hose is bare enough to cover much work, if you are looking for a convenient tool as opposed to heavy duty, this is your best bet. I would recommend it to all users.

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