The Best Garden Hose Pipes 2019

Are you looking to buy a garden hose pipe in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable garden hose pipes, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Garden Hose Pipes 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of garden hose pipes with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis . This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the garden hose pipes with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Garden Hose Pipes 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Hozelock Auto Reel 20m12164.5££Amazon
GF Compact Hose 25m2844.5££Argos
GF Patio Reel 11m2274.5£Argos
Hozelock Fast Reel 40m7544.4£££Amazon
Tacklife Hose Reel 20+2m1594.3£££Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on 7th January 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated garden hose pipes. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Hozelock Auto Reel 20m

  • Wall Mounted Hose Reel
  • 20 Metre Hose Pipe
  • Auto-Rewind Hose Pipe
  • No Kinks or Tangles
  • “First class. Very compact and easy to use.”
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GF Compact Hose 25m

  • Pattern Spray Gun
  • Adjustable Spray Nozzle
  • Spike Sprinkler
  • 2 Year Guarantee
  • “Very happy with the product. Winds up well and has many attachments.”
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GF Compact Patio Reel 11m

  • Very Light and Compact
  • Free Standing or Portable
  • Multi-Jet Spray Gun
  • Ideal for Smaller Gardens
  • “Great buy, very compact, so doesn’t take up much space, powerful hose. Definitely recommend.”
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Hozelock Fast Reel 40m

  • Free Standing Option
  • Wall Mounted Option
  • 40 Metre Hose Pipe
  • Layering System to Prevent the Hose Kinking
  • “Very robust and doubt I’ll ever need to buy another! Highly recommended.”
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Tacklife Hose Reel 20+2m

  • Wall-Mounted Hose Reel
  • Auto-Reel System
  • 180 Degree Pivot
  • Multiple Connectors
  • “I love the way it swivels on its stand/mount so you can fold it in flat against the wall when not in use.”
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Our Notes on this Market


This is our third year of researching the UK garden hose reel market. In 2015 it was a clean sweep for Hozelock in our Top 5. Last year we saw the Claber Kiros hose reel feature for the first time. This year the Compact 25m hose reel system from Argos makes the grade too.

There are still relatively few manufacturers of garden hose reels: Hozelock, Kärcher, X-Hose and Claber. Some of the shops we use for research have their own brands.

The X-Hose system, which is a big seller, still saw many problems with build quality, pressure requirements and leaking, which pushed its ratings down.

The 2017 market is reasonably easy for the consumer to navigate. The Hozelock products tend to come in both free standing and wall mounted variants. Colours could vary too, even though it is the same product.

Some things to consider when looking for a new garden hose reel are: hose length, hose quality, ease of reeling away, connector quality, pressure requirements and the range of accessories that will fit each system.

View the 2016 results table here.


A slightly confusing market, with many variants at different shops. Some reels had hoses, others not. Some hose reels are floor standing, others are hybrids.

That aside, we see another strong showing for Hozelock products, but not the clean sweep it had in last years hose reel report.

We have included the ratings for 30 metre and 40 metre Hozelock Auto Return hose pipe kit, with the 20 metre listed here, as they combined at a couple of stores we use for ratings – They all score equally well.

Other hose pipe systems didn’t score consistently well. For example, the X-Hose system and the Argos value range hose pipes were very hit-and-miss in lots of garden hose reviews.


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