The Best Garden Hose Pipes 2017

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

We've combined product ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco and created a Top 5 for you to consider.

We discovered around 70 different models for sale at these trusted shops.

This report will show you established and reliable garden hose pipes, performing as expected. All based on owner rating scores.

The Best Garden Hose Pipes 2017

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

Ratings in the Top 5 begin at 4.6 stars

Prices range from £35 to £120

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of garden hose pipes with more than 50 ratings. This jumps straight to established products. We can see how they've actually performed over time, according to owners.

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

After sorting the product list by ratings, we publish this Top 5.

The Best Garden Hose Pipes 2017

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Hozelock Fast Reel 40M7054.7£££Amazon
Hozelock Rewind 30M5594.7£££Amazon
Hozelock Auto Reel 20M10834.6££Amazon
Claber Kiros 20M1144.6£Amazon
Compact Hose Reel 25M984.6£Argos

Total Ratings = The combined number of ratings found at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on 4th April 2017. View rating scores from each shop here. Our report criteria only considers products with more than 50 owner reviews with rating scores above 4 stars.

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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

The Hozelock Fast Hose Reel 40 Metres

  • 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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The Hozelock Rewind 30 Metre Hose Reel

  • 30 Metre Hose Pipe
  • Wall Mounted Hose Reel
  • Clips Allows Removal for Winter
  • Child Lock
  • Excellent purchase, no messy hosepipe lying around – out of the way on a wall.”
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The Hozelock Auto Reel 20 Metres Hose Reel

  • 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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The Claber Kiros Hose Reel 20 Metres

  • 20 Metre Flexible Hose Pipe
  • Weather Resistant Hose Pipe Kit
  • Shock Proof Reel
  • Easy Assembly
  • Excellent product. Well constructed and simple task to fit the attachments.
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The Compact Hose Reel 25 Metres

  • 25 Metre Hose Pipe
  • Accessories Included
  • Great Value
  • Compatible with Hozelock Products
  • “Easy to use, all the attachments you could possibly need. Reel has winder to make it easier to put away, sturdy but pliable hose.”
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Market Insight

2017

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.

2016

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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