Gardena Retractable Hose Reel Review

Gardena Retractable Hose Reel Review

The GARDENA Retractable Hose Reel is considered one of the most in-demand hose reel products on the market at present. Many household owners and buyers prefer this over other available options since it is made of high-grade materials that make it durable.

The hose reel comes with a special design that allows it to be conveniently mounted and removed from the wall when you want to keep it. The GARDENA Retractable Hose Reel is sold with the wall bracket, wall plugs, and screws needed for mounting.

Features

  • Comes with dimensions of 20” x 11” x20”
  • Weighs about 18 pounds
  • Comes with a special lock that can quickly be released, even with a short pull, and thenyou can draw the hose to the box without bending over and cranking
  • Equipped with an integrated steel spring responsible for providing a more powerful retraction
  • Has an integrated guide that prevents the hose from tangling and twisting
  • Sold along with a hose guide bracket for wall or corner mounting
  • Has a wall bracket that can store items like wash brushes, nozzles, and sprayers
  • Comes with wall bracket, wall plugs, and screws

Pros

The Gardena Retractable Hose Reel is considered a top option among buyers since it comes with a unique construction that allows it to be conveniently mounted on a wall and easily removed during winter. The reel is also sold with a wall bracket that can store wash brushes, sprayers, and nozzles.

This product is also admired for its special lock that can be quickly released, even at a short pull. When released, the reel can then efficiently draw the hose into the box without cranking or bending over.

The product is equipped with an integrated steel spring that allows the reel to provide a more powerful retraction. Finally, it is equipped with an integrated guide that prevents the hose from tangling and twisting.

Cons

Although it comes with a lot of useful features, the Gardena Retractable Hose Reelhas received criticized. It is offered in limited quantities and easily runs  out of stock. It is sold at a relatively expensive price, and it is not eligible for shipping to some countries. Finally, it is not sold with an applicable warranty to back it up.

Comparison

Aside from the Gardena Retractable Hose Reel, buyers also consider the Sunneday Retractable Water Hose Reel and the RL Flo-Master 65HR8 Retractable Hose Reel  as their other top options.

The Sunneday Retractable Water Hose Reel comes with dimensions of 18.5” x 10.2” x 18” and weighs about 24.2 pounds. It is imported from Italy and features a reinforced hose along with quick-release brass fittings; a lot of buyers liked this product for the quick release mount and handle. It can also be removed easily for storage. It has a lock that allows the hose to stop at any desired length.

The RL Flo-Master 65HR8 Retractable Hose Reel on the other hand comes with dimensions of 20” x 13” x 23” and a weight of 26.6 pounds. It is equipped with a slow and retractable spring-loaded hose with a stopper, along with an automatic guide that prevents the hose from overlapping during the retraction process. It is also sold along with an 8-pattern nozzle, and mounting brackets that allow it to swivel. It includes a 5/8” reinforced hose which is about 65’ in length.

Upon looking at the features that the hose reels discussed above, it is quite easy to conclude that they are among the best in class. But out of the three, the Gardena Retractable Hose Reel proves to be the best option for it comes with a long list of useful features despite its relatively higher price.

The Sunneday Retractable Water Hose Reel can be considered as the second best option since it offers some of the useful features of the Gardena, at a much lower price. The RL Flo-Master 65HR8 Retractable Hose Reel gets  third spot since it comes with all the generic features that a good hose reel is expected to provide.

Verdict

Despite its known flaws, the GARDENA Retractable Hose Reel is still among the preferred brand by many buyers since it can be conveniently mounted and removed when needed.

In addition to that, the GARDENA Retractable Hose Reel comes with a unique design that allows it to neatly and easily hold the hose. Furthermore, It comes with a wall bracket that can store nozzles, sprayers, and wash brushes.