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How To Buy The Best Garden Hose

Looking to buy the best garden hose? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

With the best hosepipes and sprinkler hoses, you can keep your lawn healthy and your beds and borders hydrated.

It’s no secret that plants require water, and while the good old British climate ensures that we have plenty throughout the year, there will be times in the spring, summer, and autumn when you’ll need a hosepipe.
From the exterior, hoses all appear quite similar, and even a cheap one will last you a few months, but buying one that works dependably and lasts more than one season is a different storey.
When it comes to watering your beds and borders, kinks and damaged pipes may be a real pain.

How do you select the best garden hose for your needs?

Hosepipe can be purchased unassembled, as a kit, or preassembled with a reel, as most of us do these days.
It’s usually not much more expensive to buy a pipe this way, and it’s a good idea because the pipe is protected by the reel, which keeps it from being trampled or crushed.
Just keep in mind that connecting your reel to your garden tap normally necessitates a shorter length of hose.

However, some of the new-fangled fabric-covered hoses are designed to be used without a reel, so you may want to replace an old, kink-ridden hosepipe without getting rid of your reel.
To make it easier to locate what you’re looking for, we’ve divided our top selections into reel kits and bare hosepipe or hosepipe bundles.

What are the different types of hosepipes?

Most hosepipes are now made of a composite material that consists of many layers of vinyl, polyurethane, and rubber reinforced by a nylon or metal mesh.
More expensive hoses will use other materials for better flexibility and toughness, whilst cheaper hoses will utilise fewer layers and rely heavily on vinyl.

You don’t need to go too high-end unless you’re a professional grower, but investing in a higher-quality hose will get you something that lasts longer and won’t have you yelling every time you have to walk back from a distant border to figure out why there’s no water flowing through.
While we have yet to encounter a hose that is completely kink-proof, we have seen numerous that will kink at the first opportunity.

There are a few different hose types to keep an eye out for.
Rubber hoses are kink-resistant and long-lasting, but they are costly and can split if exposed to heat and sunshine.
Some expandable hoses, which are meant to fit into a small reel for storage yet stretch to allow you to move around the garden, are made of rubber.
Fabric hoses, which commonly blend rubber, vinyl, and nylon with a robust, resilient fabric for added strength and anti-kink protection, are increasingly becoming popular.

Finally, there are soaker hoses, which operate differently than regular hoses.
These are intended to be permanently placed in a bed or border, and they are built with holes to allow water to drip out or sprinkle around the area.
This is fantastic for watering a thirsty rose bed, veg bed, or herbaceous border because all you have to do is turn on the faucet, but it does require having numerous pipes ready to go instead of just one.

Pipes will normally have specifications attached that cover their maximum or “burst” water pressure as well as weather, kink, and frost resistance, but the guarantee is the one to pay attention to.
If a pipe is guaranteed for 15, 20, or 30 years, you know it’s made to last — as long as you take care of it, that is.

What hose length should I get?

Basically, buy enough to get your furthest bed or border into sprinkler range.
If it gets any lower, you’ll have to get busy with the watering can.
More than that, and you’ll have extra hose to store, as well as a drop in water pressure (the longer the water has to travel, the lower the pressure).

Is there anything else I should be on the lookout for?

More manufacturers are also including brass connectors, which are fantastic if they’re well-engineered – they’re sturdy and last a long time – but not so great if they’re not.
You might spend even more time trying to thread an improperly threaded brass connector onto your garden tap or figuring out why the click-in connector won’t fit the socket.

Remember to budget for any accessories you’ll require when purchasing a hosepipe.
Most kits include a spray nozzle, which will enough for most purposes. However, you may want to invest in a spray cannon for watering the greenhouse, as well as one-way, two-way, or threaded hozelock connectors for joining two pipes or connecting your hosepipe to the tap.

The best hose reels to buy

Bestseller No. 1
Expandable Garden Hose, Upgraded 3-Layer Latex Hose Pipe, 3/4"&1/2" Solid Brass Connectors, Durable 3450D Weave, No-Kink Flexible Water Hose, 10 Function Spray (50ft/15m)
  • Strongest Expandable Garden Hose - NO MORE LEAKS! Solid brass connector, high-density 3450D weave and 3-layer latex provide solid guarantee of durability. No more leak/break problems of old garden hose!
  • Upgraded 10 Patterns Metal Spray Gun - Just rotate the bezel and switch to the function you needed. Perfect garden hose pipe for gardening, watering, cleaning pets, and washing your car or home cleaning.
  • Amazing Expandable Water Pipe - This magic hose can stretch 3 times longer under water pressure and shrinks to the original length in minutes when pressure is gone. The hose will never kink.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE - Comes with a storage bag and hose hanger, convenient for carrying and storage. Just drain water from the expandable hose when not in use, and store it in a shaded place.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - You will get 12-month warranty. If you have any problems, please contact us freely by email. We'll do our best to help you.
SaleBestseller No. 2
HOMOZE Garden Hose Pipe 50 FT Expandable Garden Hose with 3/4", 1/2" Fittings, Anti-leakage - Flexible Expanding Hose with 8 Function Spray Nozzle (Green)
  • ☘Anti-burst & Anti-water Leakage☘: Expanding garden hose is made of safety and reliability quality material on market avoid hose pipe bursting /leaking, high quality material ensure the hose a longer working life.
  • ☘Easy to Use☘: The 50FT length is long enough to make garden hose pipe easy and convenient for maneuvering around the garden, even when full of water. Applicable faucet :suitable for 3/4", 1/2" faucet, the expandable hose pipe grows long and super strong enough for any size job, powerful and widely used, perfect for gardens, patios, terraces, windows and more.
  • ☘8 Adjustable Spray Gun Modes☘: Including mist,vertical,flat,full,shower,center,cone,stream, choose the optimal mode you want, allows you to use it for multiple purposes indoor and outdoor. You will definitely love this garden hose.
  • ☘Space Save & Light Weight☘: The flexible hose can expand up to 3 times and returns to its original shape for easy storage light weight and portable size, convenient to carry. We distributed a beautiful bag, to facilitate your storage.
  • ☘Service☘: We attach great importance to the buyer’s shopping experience. If you find any problems with our water hosepipe, please feel free to contact us, we will solve it within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 3
100Ft Expandable Garden Hose Pipe,Flexible Expanding Magic Hose with 3/4", 1/2" Fittings,Garden Hose with 7 Function Spray Nozzle (Blue, 100ft)
  • Expanding Garden Water Hose: It is made of revolutionary durable latex & 600D Polyester Webbing with No leakege :Anti-burst & Anti-water leakage that ensures the hose a longer lifespan.
  • Lightweight & Space Save:The garden hose can expand up to 3 times of its original length. It also can retract down to its original shape for easy storage light weight and portable size, convenient to carry.we distributed a beautiful window of the bag, to facilitate your storage
  • 7 Function Spray Gun : the head has lots of different settings: SHOWER - FLAT - CNETER - CONE - FULL - MIST - JET, Suitable for /Gardening/Washing Car/ Watering Flower/s Vegetables/ Cleaning Windows/ Floor,comfort textured grips and low resistance front trigger alleviate pain and strain, even after hours, even with small hands.
  • Flexible Kink-Free Design : Never worry about your garden hose getting all tangled ever again! The durable latex exterior paired with the natural rubber core, our expandable garden hose is guaranteed to never kink, tangle, or crease
  • Service: We attach great importance to the buyer’s shopping experience. If you find any problems with our water hose, please feel free to contact us, we will solve it within 24 hours
Bestseller No. 4
CKK Expandable Garden Hose, 150 Feet Garden Hose, Garden Hose with 8 Function Nozzles, Durable Leak-Proof Light Telescopic Hose, Hose Reel, Water Magic Hose for Pets in The Garden Outdoor Lawn
  • 【LEAK-PROOF】: The garden hose is completely COOEROS leak-proof. Both ends of the water pipe are lined with aluminum alloy without rust and cracking.
  • 【8-FUNCTION SPRAY NOZZLE】: Our flexible garden hose is equipped with 8-function spray nozzles. These 8 functions include FULL, ANGLE, SHOWER, MIST, CENTER, FLAT, CONE and SOAKER, which are suitable for most nozzle accessories.
  • 【EXPANDABLE DESIGN】: Our expandable garden hose is only 50 feet long. But when the water turns on, it can expand to 150 feet long! When there is no water pressure, the expandable garden hose will shrink back to the original length and will not twist.
  • 【EASY TO SOTRE】: Expandable hose will not wind, twist or knot. The expandable design saves your storage space and makes it more convenient for you to carry.
  • 【MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER】: Expandable garden hose pipe is easier to carry than traditional hose. It never tangles or twists, and its convenient storage makes your life easier.
SaleBestseller No. 5
100FT Expanding Garden Water Hose Pipe with 7 Function Spray Gun Expandable Flexible Magic Hose Anti-leakage Lightweight Easy Storage (Green)
  • Expanding Garden Water Hose- It is made of revolutionary durable latex & 600D Polyester Webbing with No leakege No buckle patent:Anti-burst & Anti-water leakage that ensures the hose a longer lifespan.so Running bulls brave promise: 1 Year Warranty and 90 Days Money Back
  • 7 Adjustable Spray Gun Modes: Including Flat, Center, Cone, Full, Mist, Jet, Shower,choose the optimal mode you need,perfect for watering flowers/washing car/cleaning floor, you will definitely love this garden hose
  • Light weight & Space Save:The garden hose can expand up to 3 times of its original length. It also can retract down to its original shape for easy storage light weight and portable size, convenient to carry.we distributed a beautiful window of the bag, to facilitate your storage
  • Easy to use: Just turn on the water and watch this mini hose grow to a maximum length full size hose! when you turn off the water to the Pocket Hose, it shrinks back to its original size. applicable faucet :suitable for 1/2 ", 3/4" male thread faucet does not apply all kinds of non-threaded and internal thread faucet,The Hose grows long and super strong enough for any size job. Perfect for gardens, terraces, patios, windows and more
  • What You Will Get:1* 100FT garden hose -1* 7 spray gun - 1* storage bag.100% Satisfaction Guaranteed with 1 year warranty and 90 days money back 24-hour customer service please
Bestseller No. 6
HOZELOCK 30m Compact Reel with 25m Hose, Grey
  • stores 30m of 12.5mm diameter loose hose
  • Freestanding with a handle for easy movement around a garden
  • Sturdy frame allows for quick and easy rewinding
  • Reel protects your hose and helps to prevent kinks and tangles
  • comes with 25m of multi purpose hose, threaded tap connector and a hose nozzle
Bestseller No. 7
Expandable Garden Hose,50FT Expanding Magic Flexible Hose Water Pipe with Metal Fittings/8 Functions Spray Gun/Hose Holder/Storage Bag,Hosing Pipe for Garden,Home,and Car Washing (Blue/Black)
  • 🌺 🌹Expandable Garden Hose ---- Expanding hose pipes can expand 3 times (maximum 50 ft) with water pressure, and automatically restore to water hose's original length in a short time when there is water shortage. The hosing pipe will not tangles or twist, it is very light, flexible and long enough to allow you to easily and conveniently water around the garden.
  • 💪👍Durable and Anti-Leakage ---- Our new water pipe is made of the highest quality materials, with high elasticity and sturdiness. This expandable hose pipe is equipped with high-quality brass fittings and is suitable for most faucets. Solid brass fittings are more resistant to corrosion than plastic fittings, which can prevent hosepipes leakage or rupture.
  • 💐🌷Lightweight and Portable ---- The garden hose has an ultra-light weight, and is also equipped with a storage bag and a hose hanger for easy carrying and storage. When not in use, just drain the water in the flexible hose and put it in a bag to avoid direct sunlight. In addition, hose pipes with delicate storage bags can be the perfect gift for your relatives and friends.
  • 🏵️💦Upgraded 8-Function Spray Gun ---- AVYVI retractable garden hose is equipped with the latest 8-function nozzle. The ergonomic handle makes the operation comfortable. The rotating nozzle can choose 8 spray modes: shower- cone- Angle- mist- center- full- flat- soak. Suitable for house/car/floor/yard cleaning, gardening, watering, pet cleaning, entertainment or business use.
  • 🍀😊Quality Assurance ---- We are committed to providing customers with quality service, After purchasing our garden hoses, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.🎁 The package includes:1 x 50(15M) garden hose, 1 x 8-function spray gun, 1 x hose hanger, 1 x storage bag, 1 x 3/4-inch and 1/2-inch adapter, 3 spare washers,for parents or friends Perfect gift🎁
SaleBestseller No. 8
KETTOYA 100FT Expandable Garden Hose, Flexible Water Hose with 10-Pattern Spray Nozzle, Leak-proof Retractable Heavy Duty Hose Pipe, 4-layer Latex Core, Durable 3750D, Brass Alloy Connector, Kink-Free
  • 【UPGRADED 10-FUNCTION SPRAY NOZZLE】: KETTOYA expandable garden hose is equipped with the latest thumb-controlled 10-function spray nozzle. The ergonomic handle makes the operation comfortable. Using the metal shell with the polishing process is more durable and fashionable. The rotating nozzle can choose 10 spray modes. Suitable for house/car/floor/yard washing, garden watering, pet cleaning, having fun, camper, or business use.
  • 【INCREDIBLE 3X EXPANDING DESIGN】: Our garden hose can expand to up extend 3 times to 100FT length when you turn on the faucet. Turn off the faucet, the length of the hose will shrink to the original length 33FT. Recommend water pressure: 3~12bar, maximum support 20 bars. In addition, it is equipped with hooks and storage bags for easy storage.
  • 【UPGRADED HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL】: KETTOYA flexible garden hose uses a thickening 4-layer latex core and 13-layer knit 3750D polyester fabric cover design, Let it have excellent wear resistance and expanding up. You no longer need to worry about the risk of crack. It greatly extends the service life of the pocket hose.
  • 【UPGRADED LEAKPROOF & NO KINKS DESIGN】: The flexible hose pipe comes with 3/4" and 1/2" brass alloy connectors. The collapsible garden hose adopts double buckle and triple aluminum pressure technology, giving the collapsing water hose super leak-proof characteristics. Compared with traditional hoses, the magic shrinkable hose is lightweight, kink-free, tangle-free, and compact.
  • 【PROFESSIONAL SERVICE】: KETTOYA garden hose expandable is manufactured with strict, high quality, and high standards. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the KETTOYA garden hose, please no hesitate to get in touch with us, we will help you within 12 hours. Click "Add to Cart" to get your garden hose!
Bestseller No. 9
HmiL-U Garden Hose 150ft 45m Strongest Double Latex Inner Tube Prevent Leaking Magic Hosepipe with 9 Function Spray Gun+Solid Brass Fittings (Retracted Length 50ft)【2 YEARS 100% Guaranteed】(150ft)
  • ✔ NEWEST AND BEST QUALITY METERIAL: Using the newest material which can efficiently protect latex pipe. Tests have shown this new material garden hose has high prolonged service life that can be used for at least 1000-1500 times under 6.0 kgs water pressure, while others only have 500-600 times.
  • ✔ BUILT TO LAST - Tough non-kink rubber interior , durable soild brass fittings and double outer webbing makes these hoses no leaking and suitable for high and low pressure water systems. Whlie other seller’s products with plastic fittings are really easy to broken!3 TIMES EXPAND - The magic hose expands up to 3x the original length and automatically retracts to original size when water is turned off as seen on TV.
  • ✔ Premium Quality 9 Multifunctional Spray Gun: SHOWER - CONE - JET - SOAKER - ANGLE - MIST - CNETER - FULL - FLAT. Choose your loved style accordingly ! Best for Gardening,Lawns, Plants & Shrubs, Washing Cars, Dogs + Pets or other more stubborn jobs. Turn the spray nozzle dial to choose appropriate pattern easily.
  • ✔ HEAVY DUTY HOSE HANGER&NON-WOVEN STORAGE BAG - The ultimate accessory.Our quality hose hanger ( Worth £ 5)has been specially designed to simply hang on to your outdoor tap or can easily be fixed to a wall or fence,ensuring easy and safe storage of your expandable garden hose.
  • ✔ 2 YEARS 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed - Guaranted return or replacement.Please Note: The length of hose varies with water pressure, expands up to 50 feet with about 0.6mpa of water pressure.The 150 feet hose is About 50 Feet before expanding.This type of hose can not be connected to the "Quick Connect" type sprinkle and pressure washer.
Bestseller No. 10
GRANDMA SHARK Garden Hose 30M, 100FT Hose Pipes with 8 Modes Water Spray Gun, Expandable Hose Pipe Spray Gun, Garden Hose Reel, Magic Water Pipe
  • [Tips] The 100FT in the picture or description is length after expansion 3 times, and it needs at least 6Bar water pressure to reach the best length
  • [Save-Space] After connecting the water pipe and turning on the water source, the hose will be tripled in a short time. After stopping use and removing the water pipe, it will return to its original length within a few minutes
  • [Multi-Mode] The matching water spray gun has 8 different water mist modes, which can be adjusted freely by rotating clockwise or counterclockwise. The metal ring can keep the water gun on, and then the knob can be used to adjust the maximum water output
  • [Protection] The pipe is made of durable latex, which is not easy to leak and rupture, and has a long service life. The polyester fabric is wrapped outside to prevent the water pipe from directly rubbing with the ground to cause rupture.
  • [Many-uses] You can use it to accomplish many things, such as: watering flowers, watering lawns, car washing, and even can be used to bathe your pet

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