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Old 11-01-2017, 05:47 PM   #1
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Recommend a garden hose + reel

After losing my temper big time with my old hoselock reel, i want to buy a top quality water pipe hose with a decent reel.

It mustn't kink and be at least 20m long.

Been looking at Gardena stuff and they seem to be tidy stuff, any other good stuff?
Ideally i'd like something from Eley but that seems to be US only, typical, but that's the quality i'm after
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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Ive been using a Gardena hose for nearly 10yrs, its dragged across concrete every use,it doesnt kink or get tangled, i would defo buy another although this one still has many yrs use left.
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I think someone here recommended this hose the other day. Lots of good reviews on Amazon.
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I think someone here recommended this hose the other day. Lots of good reviews on Amazon.
I recommended this, I use it now and it is decent but I would not say it does not kink, it is less likely to and is superior to the yellow Hozelock one it replaced. If the main thing is the op does not want one that kinks at all, then give this one a miss.

In the end it depends on what you are are doing that causes kinks, this one typically does it if I am washing shampoo off rear nearside and then walk back across and take it to the front offside. That causes it to cross over itself and if not straightened it will form a kink.

But for the money and a little bit of thought in use it is good and I would buy it again. I split it into two 10m lengths anyway so there is less hose before the pw.

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Old 11-01-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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I think someone here recommended this hose the other day. Lots of good reviews on Amazon.

I am in the market for a new hose and NTS do seem to make good hoses.


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I have 50m of this hose from B&Q. Takes some serious effort to kink it and it's 5/8 hose rather than the normal 1/2 so gives better flow rate. Be aware though there is also a 1/2 version of the same hose for the same price so check the labelling in store. In the current colder weather it can be a little inflexible but that is true of any tough hose and the benefits more than make up for it.

Also just recently picked up one of These Karcher reels from Wickes for 20 quid! Has a clever folding system to save on storage space and while not as heavy duty as the Claber reel it replaced, it does actually work better. The included Karcher hose is the cheap kinky type but for twenty notes you can't complain, mine is currently carrying about 40m of the 5/8 Verve hose no problem.
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I am in the market for a new hose and NTS do seem to make good hoses.


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I've just seen them cheaper at Screwfix.
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I've just seen them cheaper at Screwfix.

Nice one Neil I'll check it out.


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Have a gardena one for 30 years quality german engineering. bought their full range of gear in a shop closing down sale . At full price would have had to take out a bank loan to purchase. Every piece of kit as good as day one "buy once,buy right". link www.gardena.co.uk
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I've been looking into this myself

My dad's got this hose and it's a beast, really heavy duty and doesn't kink

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...IvL&ref=plSrch

I'm also after a hose reel that doesn't have to be wall mountable, but can be if required, and the one I've found that fits the bill is this one, but it's currently out of stock

http://www.waterirrigation.co.uk/hos...eel-empty.html

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