Best Garden Hoses in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 27, 2020
With the help of the right garden hose, you will be able to enjoy a new level of comfort and convenience as you wash your car or water all kinds of greenery in your backyard. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
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OUR VERDICT
Materials
Hose Length
Nozzle
Features
Warranty
 
PROS

Comes with a carry handle for transportation and a lever to wind the hose back onto the coil.

CONS

The winding handle is a bit tough to rotate initially.

OUR VERDICT

This is a compact model that can be stored away as well as wall-mounted, and it's never going to get lost if you leave it out in the garden since the hose is a bright orange. It is a bit heavy and tough to wind so not the perfect fit for a delicate housewife.

detailed parameters
Materials

Plastic, Rubber

Hose Length

25 m

Nozzle

Standard nozzle

Features

Hose, large winding handle, auto-rewind, wall-mounted or free-standing, carry handle

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Due to the inclined structure of the connecting element, the hose will not bend and the water pressure will always be stable. And the integrated anti-drip device will not allow the hose to leak even after turning off the water supply.

CONS

Wall mount seems a bit flimsy.

OUR VERDICT

The Gardena lightweight hand-held reel is perfect for gardening or lawn irrigation. Equipped with an ergonomic handle, which increases the convenience of transportation and allows you to use the kit anywhere on the site, while the trolling base will not allow the structure to tip over.

detailed parameters
Materials

Plastic, Rubber

Hose Length

20 m

Nozzle

Standard Nozzle

Features

Hose reel, integrated anti-drip device for hose, free-running crank handle, wall bracket, wall plugs, and screws included

Warranty

5 years

PROS

Pure copper wear-resistant connectors are not susceptible to corrosion and rust. The spray gun with an ergonomic rubber grip has various functions that are very easy to switch to.

CONS

The outer cover will have to be cleaned regularly.

OUR VERDICT

With the expanding Fixkit hose watering the garden, washing a car or bathing your pet will turn into a real pleasure. The materials used to create this hose can withstand a wide range of ambient temperatures (-4°F to 140°F) without damage, so the model will definitely serve you for a long time.

detailed parameters
Materials

3 Layers of Latex and 3750D polyester fabric

Hose Length

15 m (23 m, 30 m available)

Nozzle

8 Patterns adjustable nozzle

Features

ABS nozzle with an ergonomic rubber handle, pure copper connectors, Self-draining when not in use, Tangle-free, all-weather resistant, small bag and wall hook provided

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This is a flexible and durable hose, which has a two-layer structure and is protected from leakage by a rubber sealing ring.

CONS

The spray handle is a bit tough to pull.

OUR VERDICT

A light and compact hose with a length of 5 m, which is three times longer when water is connected. Even when the hose is completely filled with water, its weight remains perfectly acceptable in order to water a large area.

detailed parameters
Materials

Double latex

Hose Length

15 m

Nozzle

8 Patterns adjustable nozzle

Features

3/4 Inches brass connectors, sturdy on/off valve, Kink resistant

Warranty

Lifetime Replacement Guarantee

PROS

Stainless steel construction and a protective covering make it resistant to corrosion as well as punctures from various sources.

CONS

A bit heavy.

OUR VERDICT

This HIGH GRAND 100 ft stainless steel model is a hose that will serve you faithfully for many years. It comes with durable brass connectors, and two types of nozzles - for targeted irrigation and fine irrigation.

detailed parameters
Materials

304 Stainless Steel

Hose Length

30 m (23 m, 15 m available)

Nozzle

Fireman nozzle, 8 Patterns adjustable nozzle

Features

Puncture Proof, Dog Chew Proof, Tear Proof, Thorn Proof, Weather Proof, UV Protection, Kink Proof, Rust Proof

Warranty

45 days

Hozelock 24150000

Licence to Carry

Want to keep your garden beautiful and healthy but don’t feel like mounting a large roll of hosepipe on your wall? We recommend the Hozelock 24150000, a model that can be not only wall-mounted but free-standing as well. You can use this portable hose to water your plants and then grab the carrying handle and take it back into the tool shed.

The bright orange Hozelock hosepipe will be easy to notice even in tall grass, especially since there are a whopping 25 metres of it, enough to cross the entire yard and water plants in the faraway corners. However, don’t forget that you’ll have to wind that length back and while the hose is relatively lightweight, the winding handle is a bit tough to move initially. So you’ll not only keep your garden green but also get some wicked biceps!

Jokes aside, you also won’t have to worry about the hose being damaged by the elements or by a naughty pet chewing through it as the plastic coil locks to keep its contents safe. Just make sure the hose is fully on the coil and the standard nozzle isn’t sticking out.

Overall, we wouldn’t have minded an actual auto-rewind function instead of the lever-operated model but that’s not such a big flaw. The Hozelock 24150000 retractable garden hose is convenient to store, long enough to cover a large backyard, and its bright orange colour makes the hose easy to spot so you won’t ever run it over with a lawnmower.

Review of Hozelock 24150000 Compact 2in1 Reel with Hose

 

Gardena Classic wall-fixed

Reel It In

Garden hoses can often be a pain to deal with, especially when you’re using an extra long hose that needs to be rolled up after use. Just this fact alone often means that people are sometimes less likely to use the hose than they would if it were easier to deal with afterwards. For those who find themselves in this same boat, what you need is the GARDENA Classic wall-fixed Hose Reel set. This garden hose kit not only gives you a 20 meter hose that can reach all around a medium to large sized yard, but you also get a hose reel that lets you easily reel in and store the hose whenever the product is not in use. This greatly simplifies the operation of the hose, and makes it nothing but a pleasure to use, meaning you can now keep your garden watered thoroughly with ease.

As if the reel function of this hose weren’t enough, there are plenty of other features of this garden hose that make using it more convenient than ever before. The hose features an angled trolley connection that ensures that the hose won’t kink up whenever reeling it in or using it, so you should always have a stable flow of water through it. Also, the hose comes complete with an anti-drip device that lets you insert the hose into it after use, catching any water that drips through the hose, just protecting the ground beneath and around the stored hose. Installation of the hose is also dead simple, thanks to the kit including everything you need for mounting the reel on the side of your home. Simply put, anyone who needs help with the hose both before and after use rather than during it will find this model to be the garden hose kit of their dreams.
Review of Gardena Classic wall-fixed Hose Reel 50 Set Garden Hose

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Fixkit Expandable 15M/50FT

Durable From End to End

No matter how strong a garden hose is, it always seems inevitable that it will eventually spring a leak. Whether the tubing obtains a puncture, or the connector gives way to corrosion, leaks are just a part of the garden hose experience with most types of hoses. That is why the makers of the Fixkit Garden Hose have done their best to make a leak-proof garden hose that is well protected from one end to the other. Starting with the connectors, they are made of pure copper and are highly resistant to the corrosive effects of the weather, ensuring that the hose maintains a tight and secure connection to the tap. The hose itself is also one of the most durable we’ve seen, made of 3 layer natural latex along with 3750D polyester fabric, giving it an extremely strong exterior that is highly resistant to punctures while maintaining a level of flexibility that hoses with metal exteriors simply can’t match.

Speaking of this hose’s flexibility, the hose itself is made to expand when water passes through, with it extending up to 3 times its length with high water pressure. This helps make the hose extremely easy to store while not in use, while still allowing for a long enough length to reach the far corners of your yard. On the end of the hose is an extremely durable nozzle made of ABS plastic that gives you 8 different watering modes, letting you choose the right mode for your specific needs. The nozzle includes a comfortable non-slip grip that lets you easily aim it in any direction you desire, without it causing fatigue or slipping out of your hand. In short, this garden hose from Fixkit gives you both durability and flexibility in abundance, ensuring that the hose gives you a long service life while remaining easy to use.
Review of Fixkit Expandable 15M/50FT Garden Hose

 

FlexiHose Upgraded 50 FT

Flexible Expanding Hose

Garden hoses tend to be cumbersome items. This is especially true of long hoses, which are often quite bulky and heavy to carry around, especially when wound up. Wouldn't it be nice to have a garden hose that is not only flexible but also able to shrink itself to make it more compact? If this is something that you've ever wondered about, then your prayers have been answered. The FlexiHose Upgraded 50 FT Expandable Garden Hose is a lightweight, compact garden hose that has a small body length whenever it is not in use, making it light and easy to carry. Once you turn on the water, though, the hose will expand out to three times its initial size, making it long enough to reach the furthest corners of your yard.

This expandable garden hose is able to achieve this remarkable feat due to its double-layered latex design, which not only makes it extremely flexible and expandable but which also provides a high level of protection against leaks from forming. The strong and durable brass connectors ensure that the hose will remain tightly connected at either end. This hose also comes with an 8-pattern spray gun nozzle which lets you easily shoot out a stream of water in whichever pattern you require. For those who are looking for a lightweight and retractable water hose that is still long enough to water even a large lawn, this model will most likely be your best bet.

Review of FlexiHose Upgraded 50 FT Expandable Garden Hose

 

HIGH GRAND 100FT

Stainless Steel Construction

Most garden hoses have one huge drawback to them - at some point, they are going to develop leaks thanks to one of many variables. Animal bites, snags, and even being stepped on will inevitably damage a water hose, making it leak out far from the tip and thus making it virtually useless. With the rubber or latex construction of most garden hoses, there seems to be little that can be done to make them more durable. The HIGH GRAND 100FT Stainless Steel Garden Hose With Free Nozzle has solved this by being made of a stainless steel body, making it virtually indestructible and highly durable. The stainless steel body covering provides a high level of protection that most other garden hoses can't match.

Along with its stainless steel body, this flexible garden hose comes with durable brass connectors that will withstand the elements quite well, as well as two different types of nozzles. The gun nozzle lets you easily hold the hose and allows for careful aiming of the water stream, and includes an 8-pattern adjustable nozzle that gives you a variety of watering patterns. One drawback to this hose is that the stainless steel body does make it a bit heavy to carry, but the flexibility of this hose easily matches that of most other models. All in all, this highly durable long garden hose should remain trouble-free for years to come.

Review of HIGH GRAND 100FT Stainless Steel Garden Hose With Free Nozzle

 

What Is a Garden Hose?

A garden hose (also known as a hosepipe or simply a hose), as you would imagine, is a flexible tube that is used to distribute water in a convenient manner. For the most part, people use these things to water their plants and other elements of the vegetable kingdom. But, of course, a hose like that can also be used to wash a car, to shower your pets, or to do all kinds of things depending on the model. Speaking of which, the difference between these models usually lies with the choice of materials. Some hoses are made of polyester fabric or polymer, while others are comprised of steel and latex. The choice of material also determines the model's flexibility and durability properties, so take those into account when you go looking for a specific model. Aside from that, make sure to check whether the nozzle is part of the package. And if it is, check for the number of spray patterns it supports as those can determine the number of watering options you will have at your disposal. You could also look into the extra features that it offers and the kind of temperature and water pressure the model is capable of withstanding, though the latter doesn't really matter that often.

If you're in the market for a new gardening tool, we would also recommend looking at our reviews of pond pumps and bug zappers.

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Publish Date: 2018-07-12 13:16:07