Best Garden Hoses in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 8, 2018
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

The hose comes with an 8-mode nozzle that rotates 180°.

CONS

The connecting parts aren't that sturdy.

OUR VERDICT

A feature-rich hose that comes with an extra nozzle, pivots 180°, and has a 30-metre reach. It's not the sturdiest model so you'll have to be careful not to tug too hard but the functionality is worth the asking price. A good fit for large gardens with delicate flowers as well as big grass patches.

detailed parameters
Materials

Plastic, Rubber

Hose Length

30 m

Nozzle

Standard nozzle + 8-function spray gun

Features

180° rotating rolled hose, operational lever, auto-lock and auto-rewind, wall-mounted or free-standing

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Comes with a carry handle 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

The hose expands from 15 metres to a whopping 45, one of the longest models we've seen.

CONS

Excessive water pressure might crack the hosepipe.

OUR VERDICT

The Homeme hose is an ultra-light and extra-long expandable model protected by a textile case, perfect for large gardens. However, the materials on this one aren't the sturdiest and you will have to keep the water pressure moderate to prevent cracks.

detailed parameters
Materials

Double Layer Latex, Fabric

Hose Length

Expands from 15 m to 45 m

Nozzle

Free 7 pattern spray nozzle

Features

Extendable hose covered by a textile case

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day-return guarantee

PROS

The coil is quite thin and compact, perfect for storage.

CONS

The length isn't all that impressive.

OUR VERDICT

A small 10-metre hosepipe for small backyard watering, this model won't take up much space at all and still nurture your plants thanks to a 5-mode gun nozzle. It's budget-friendly, doesn't leak, and winds back easily, though it won't be enough for owners of big gardens.

detailed parameters
Materials

Plastic, Rubber

Hose Length

10 m

Nozzle

Multi spray gun (5 functions)

Features

Rolled-up hose, non-drip parking point, sleek winding handle, free-standing or wall-mounted

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The hose locks and unlocks automatically for maximum convenience.

CONS

While the hose itself is pretty compact, the coil is somewhat bulky.

OUR VERDICT

An ultra-durable hose that might not boast anything beyond a long service life and a 2-mode nozzle for varied watering, but there's not much else you could ask from a hosepipe. Besides, it's relatively compact for a 30-metre model, making its storage easier.

detailed parameters
Materials

PP, PVC, ABS

Hose Length

30 m

Nozzle

Spray gun (2 modes)

Features

Lockable at any length, 180° coverage, wall-mounted

Warranty

90 days or 6 months after registration

VonHaus 30M Auto Rewind

Wide in Reach, Broad in Features

Keeping your garden watered is essential if you want it to please your eyes with lush green colours. That’s why the VonHaus 30M garden hose is an essential tool for any homeowner. Well, that and the array of features that bring it above all other hoses.

For example, you could use the standard nozzle and risk drowning more delicate flowers or new sprouts or try the 8-function spray gun instead. That way you can adjust the stream and make sure it’s light enough to water the fragile plants. And, of course, there are a few other options that may come in handy for various watering purposes.

Plus, the VonHaus not only has a 30-metre reach that means you could leave the roll itself indoor, it also pivots 180° to make sure you don’t have to bend the hosepipe unless it’s absolutely necessary. And don’t worry about having to wind those 30 metres back as this model comes with auto-rewind. Oh, and let us not forget the auto-lock feature which can be handy if you want to leave the hose on to water a certain spot but worry about pets dragging it around.

So if you want a flexible garden hose that can stretch to cover your whole yard and water any type of plant, the VonHaus 30M is a model that goes above and beyond in features, though it does come with a steep price tag.

Review of VonHaus 30M Auto Rewind Wall-Mounted Reel Garden Hose

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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

 

Homeme Expandable Flexible Magic

No Such Thing as "Too Long"

Okay, so you want the absolute longest expandable garden hose that money can buy. We’re not going to ask why you’d need something like that or how long is too long. But we can recommend the Homeme Expandable Flexible Magic, a hosepipe that can be stretched up to 45 metres, enough even for the pickiest customer.

Of course, the hose starts at a modest 15 metres so that you don’t have to deal with all 45 metres at once if you’re only watering a small patch. However, it can be stretched to any number between the two depending on how large your lawn is. And don’t worry about the hose being damaged by the elements, it’s hidden away safely in a textile case.

However, bad weather isn’t the only thing that could ruin your hosepipe and there’s one factor that only you can control. You see, since the Homeme model is made of latex instead of rubber, it’s much less sturdy so if the water pressure is too high the hose might simply burst. Make sure everything’s in order before you turn the valve. As long as you keep track of that, you should be fine, especially since the metal joiners on different parts of the hose extend its durability and service life.

Last but not least, the Homeme hosepipe comes with a spray nozzle that offers 7 different watering patterns, good for selective coverage of plants in different parts of the garden.

So yes, if you want a lightweight and ultra long garden hose, we’ve got you covered. But there’s more to the Homeme Flexible Magic than just the length as it’s quite durable, easy to store, and reasonably priced.

Review of Homeme Expandable Flexible Magic Garden Hose

 

Hozelock 24250000

Size Matters

Those that put a lot of time into gardening and nurturing the plants in their yard know how much of a pain it can be when your watering hose gets twisted up and stops working. Luckily, you can get a non-kink garden hose like the Hozelock 24250000 to forever forget about water issues.

This hosepipe is quite thin and lightweight, easy to move around the garden to reach the far corners. However, the Hozelock 24250000 is just 10 metres long so don’t think you can run circles around your backyard. The length is sacrificed to prevent kinks, though, so we feel that it’s a fair trade, especially since a shorter hose is easier to store. The Hozelock 24250000 is kept in a sturdy plastic coil that will keep it safe from the elements and prevent the hose from unwinding.

Plus, the hosepipe’s standard nozzle is far from basic, offering 5 different spray patterns for gentle watering, full-on water cannon blasts, and a few others. The nozzle also has a non-drip point so you won’t walk up to the coil just to find a huge puddle under it, a common problem for cheap hosepipes.

In the end, it all comes down to how important hose length is for you. If 10 metres is enough, the Hozelock 24250000 is a good choice. It can be wound pretty fast by using the handle, comes with a multifunctional nozzle, and can be both wall-mounted and left in storage for later use. An affordable choice for a small yard.

Review of Hozelock 24250000 Pico Reel Garden Hose

 

TACKLIFE GHR2A

Lock on for a Bargain

Need to water a specific patch in your yard but don’t feel like standing there for 20 minutes, holding the hose taut? You need a hosepipe with an automatic lock function that will keep the pipe unwound at the precise length you want. Something like the TACKLIFE GHR2A, which locks and unlocks automatically to make the gardening process more comfortable.

Since this hosepipe is 30 metres long, you can reach any part of your yard and water the far-off corners that may not get as much sunlight or nurture. The auto-lock feature helps to fixate the hose at a certain point without pressing any buttons or pushing levers.

The TACKLIFE GHR2A can’t be left free-standing but the wall-mounting process is pretty easy thanks to the hose’s low weight and high-quality brackets. Speaking of quality, the hose itself is made of polymers that are stretchy and more durable than rubber, which means that it won’t crack even under high water pressure. Plus, the polypropylene is flexible and overall thinner so even at 30 metres the TACKLIFE GHR2A is a pretty compact water hose.

Last but not least, this hosepipe comes with a 2-mode spray gun, a nice bonus, especially at such a low price point. If you want an affordable long hose that will be convenient to use for watering a big garden, the TACKLIFE GHR2A is a solid choice.

Review of TACKLIFE GHR2A Wall-Mounted Hose Reel

 

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