Best Garden Hoses in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 5, 2019
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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OUR VERDICT
Materials
Hose Length
Nozzle
Features
Warranty
 
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

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

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

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

The kit includes Anti-Rust Metal Fittings, two adapters (3/4 "and 1/2"), as well as a practical wall hook and storage bag.

CONS

Incomprehensible instructions.

OUR VERDICT

A practical hose that automatically increases in length three times, and after use is easily compressed for easy storage. Able to create fairly powerful spraying that is ideal for watering plants, washing windows, cars and more.

detailed parameters
Materials

Latex + tightly knitted fabric

Hose Length

30 m (15 m, 45 m available)

Nozzle

Fireman nozzle, 8 Patterns adjustable nozzle

Features

Anti-Rust 3/4" to 1/2" Brass Fittings, Leak-Resistant Connection, sturdy on/off valve, Kink resistant, Storage Bag and Wall Holder included

Warranty

1 Year Warranty and 180 Days Money Back Guarantee

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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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

 

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

 

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

 

Suplong 100FT

No Kinks or Tangles

An issue that most people have run into with typical garden hoses is that they tend to develop kinks in them quite easily. Not only that, but the construction of a typical garden hose usually makes it difficult to fully smooth out the kink, which in turn often affects the water pressure at the nozzle. Such kinks will often, in turn, end up causing leaks where the body of the hose is kinked, thus ruining the hose and making it useless without extensive repair. The best way to combat this unfortunate effect is by using the Suplong 100FT Expandable Garden Hose. This garden hose is made of a latex body that simply won't kink or snag like most other typical garden hoses, and which also makes it quite lightweight in turn.

A huge benefit of this model is that it is expandable, being at a minimal size when not in use, but expanding out to three times its size when water is flowing through it. This makes the hose quite easy to move and store while not in use, yet lightweight enough to easily pull out once it's time to water the lawn or wash the car. The hose includes a multifunctional spray gun on the nozzle that includes 8 different patterns, letting you easily adjust the stream of water to your needs. Best of all, though, is that this non-kink garden hose is quite affordable, making it an essential tool to maintain your lawn.

Review of Suplong 100FT Expandable Garden Hose

 

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