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10 of the best hose and hose reels

Here is our pick of the top ten hose and hose reel designs - to suit anything from small outdoor spaces, to large gardens.

1

Draper Premium Garden Hose Reel

Robert Dyas
Robert Dyas

This floor standing hose reel is an ideal choice for using in the garden. In grey and green, the durable, plastic frame is rust and corrosion-resistant, meaning it can be stored outside during all weather and seasons. Compact in design, yet not limited on its overall capacity, with room to accommodate 50m of hose. A must-have garden gadget to handily store and use time and time again.

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£39.99, from Robert Dyas

2

Portable hose reel

Sarah Raven
Sarah Raven

This super-compact, yet brilliantly practical, portable hose reel, is perfectly suited for medium-sized gardens, terraces and even balconies. The hose is 16.5 metres in length, and has two quick-click hose connectors, and an eight jet ergonomic nozzle. Helping you to get to those hard to reach places. With a manual rewind function, it’s portable and easy to store too.

£56.95, available from Sarah Raven

3

IRIS Retractable Hose Reel Box with Hose and Nozzle

Wayfair
Wayfair

With its alternate cube-like design, this retractable hideaway hose storage, has proved to be popular. The set comes complete with a 15 metre hose and nozzle. Meaning that you can easily reach tricky areas and extend as and when needed. A built-in crank handle makes this super-easy to reel back into its caddy. Thanks to its compact shape, it’s incredibly simple and convenient to move about and store away.

£76.99, from Wayfair

4

Flopro professional metal hose reel

Crocus
Crocus

A premium hose reel, made to last, the Flopro reel comes with a 5-year guarantee. It’s made from rust-resistant stainless steel and aluminium. Thanks to its practical rewind handle, it’s easy to safely store this hose; minus any kinks or twists, helping to avoid and water blockage and potential ruptures. It can hold up to an impressive 40 metres of 12.5mm hose (which can be purchased separately).

£79.99, available from Crocus

5

Mirtoon Garden Hose by Zee

Made in Design UK
Made in Design UK

For those with a smaller garden, terrace or balcony space; this modern, compact option from Zee is perfect. It can easily be moved, can pivot up to 180 ° and is easy to mount thanks to an included wall bracket; along with screws and plugs. Pre-fitted with a feeder hose and tap connector, the automatic smooth, slow rewind function adds to its overall slick function of this stylish white hose reel set.

£127, from Made in Design UK

6

Hozelock hose with reel and hose

ScrewFix
ScrewFix

Functional and versatile; this 2-in1 reel with 25 metres of hose, can be mounted onto a wall or stored on the patio. A sturdy and durable construction of plastic and metal ensure that this equipment will last for many seasons to come. Which is why an included 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee is included (upon registration). Plus, you’ll find fittings and accessories included, making this ready to use upon purchase.

£41.99, from Screw Fix

7

Garden Glory Wall Fixation – Grey

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Made in Design UK

A stylish wall fixing suitable for all garden hoses, this elegant design has been made to stand-out. Instead of hiding your garden hose away, why not make it a stand-out feature on your garden wall? It’s strong and durable, made from galvanised metal, and has a sleek, modern touch with a lacquered grey finish. Plus, it comes beautiful presented in a gift box – perfect for gifting!

£48.30, from Made in Design UK

8

Verve Primoflex hose pipe cart without wheels

Primrose
Primrose

An ideal choice for both medium and large gardens, the included hose stretches to 25 metres in length. Watering gardens is made easy thanks to the all-purpose functionality of this reinforced hose pipe. Included with this reel and cart are tap fittings and a spray gun. The crank handle makes it easy to rewind, and it’s compact size enables easy storage.

£34, from B&Q

9

Draper Garden Hose Trolley Kit

Robert Dyas
Robert Dyas

If you’re looking for a reel trolley that can easily be manoeuvred, then this is a top choice. With a sturdy steel frame and wheels, this plastic and metal trolley comes supplied with 15 metres of 12mm bore garden hose. It’s flow-through design helps prevents any kinks in the hose, and a water stop hose connector comes included along with a seven pattern spray gun.

£44.99, available from Robert Dyas (15m)

10

Farrington garden hose

Garden Trading
Garden Trading

The Farrington expanding hose stretches to 30 metres in length, and with seven spray gun settings its perfect for reaching the trickiest of areas in your garden. As versatile as it is durable, this hose comes in a modern grey and brass design. With an included adjustable spray gun, it’s easy to hang up on the wall and store away neatly.

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£60, from Garden Trading (30m)