Welcome to my Hozelock Auto Reel Review (with 40m Hose), where I will discuss the quality and features of this product to help you better understand if this is the best garden hose reel option for your specific needs.
Hozelock offer a wide range of high quality garden hose reels, which is why this company is one of the most popular within the UK for these types of products, but as there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which is best for you.
This specific hose reel is suitable for households with larger gardens, who require a simple and easy way to cover a larger surface area, without having to deal with standard hoses of a similar length that knot and kink easily, which can be frustrating.
If you want a garden hose reel that gives you the reach to cover your entire garden and want to be able to put the hose away quickly without having to manually reel it in, then the Hozelock Auto Reel with 40m Hose is the ideal product for you.
To use the hose reel you simply pull out the hose and the braking system will stop the hose from reeling back in while you water your garden and then when you are finished, you lightly tug on the hose and the reel will automatically rewind with the braking system that activates to control the rewind.
Hozelock Auto Reel Product Feature Review
As part of my Hozelock Auto Reel Review I have researched and gathered a selection of the most popular features of this specific hose reel designed by Hozelock, which will give you a better idea of what to expect if you decide to purchase this product yourself.
One of the best features of this product is the fact that it automatically rewinds itself, making it very quick to put away. The braking system both locks the hose when you are using the product to water your garden and a little tug starts a controlled automatic rewind of the entire hose. The layering system moves from side to side, ensuring the reel enters the enclosure in a tidy manner, without any knots or kinks.
The wall bracket is robust and has a 180-degree pivot, allowing you to easily manoeuvre around your garden. You will be provided with wall plugs and screws required for the installation which are suitable for stone, concrete and brick. The reel can can quickly removed from the bracket to store elsewhere and also has an anti-theft feature with integrated padlock function to improve the security.
If you have children then you know they like to get up to mischief sometimes and when they have access to a hose reel of this size and cost, you may later come to find your hose reel has been damaged due to misuse. Hozelock have thought of this, so they have integrated a convenient child lock which helps to prevent the hose from been pulled out by your children, which will reduce the chance of damage.
When you purchase the Hozelock Auto Reel with 40m Hose, it comes complete with a premium 40 meter, 3 layer, anti-kink hose, so you don’t have to worry about the water pressure reducing when the full hose is pulled out, as this usually happens with long hoses which are poorly made and easily knot or kink. Hozelock are well known for manufacturing high quality hose pipes, so they very rarely disappoint.
Hozelock Auto Reel Product Quality Review
After reading through the reviews online, although there is a mixed opinion of this product (as there is with most products people review) the feedback is mainly positive, but many people have had concerns with a few things that I’m going to discuss below.
Overall, the Hozelock Auto Reel with 40m Hose is a robust product and for the most part, is very well made, but there are some improvements that can be made to ensure a longer life of the product such as improving the quality of the auto rewind drum, which has been known to fail after 1 year of use.
Besides that, there have been several people complaining about the fittings provided with their purchase. Although the bracket itself is sufficient, it’s the screws and plugs that may not be sufficient enough to hold such a robust and some what heavy product to the wall for long periods of time and use.
If you want to ensure that the hose reel remains on the wall for the long term and does not come loose causing damage to the enclosure, then I would suggest you get a professional to fit this and also use longer, more robust screws which you can purchase yourself from your local DIY store.
Hozelock Auto Reel Review Conclusion
In a nut shell, this is a right piece of kit for serious gardeners who have a large garden space to maintain and have the space to either mount it on the wall long term or store it away more securely within the winter months. The price is quite high also, but you do get a lot of product for your money.
If you have a smaller garden then there really is no need to buy this particular product as it is quite bulky with a massive hose. Smaller hoses and enclosures are sufficient enough for smaller garden owners who have less space to store and less square footage to cover.
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