Wall-Mounted Hose Reel 60m
Good for the money
Seems a bit flimsy but holds 60m of cable and still reels freely enough, no leaks from fittings so I'm happy with it and at that price can't really go wrong
Only 3 stars for reliability as only fitted this evening
8 Jul 2015
Wall mounted hose reel
Appears to be sturdy for my hose and withstand the usage.
2 Jul 2015
Flimsy product that leaked water from day one. Two months in the plastic handle snapped off.
Currently looking for something more heavy duty
18 Jun 2015
When I ordered this, I was unsure of what to expect as some of the reels I have bought in the past have been leaky, and break really easily.
The hose pipe connectors the reel came with were very poor quality. The metal swivel one was leaky and put a kink in the hose and the other straight neck connector could not hold the pressure of the water in the hose, and the hose just popped off. Not too disappointed, as these were obviously the cheapest bits of the reel, and fixed this with two official hozelock connectors and some plumbers tape to keep the thread connections nice and tight.
The reel is now 100% water tight and has not leaked so far...
The swivel mount is great, as it the hose unreels nice and smoothly. The arm and bracket is sturdy and strong - I was originally worried they would be flimsy and break under the weight of the reel.
I would have preferred it to be galvanised, as I'm not too sure how long the plastic coating will last - and I hope it doesn't rust! But this was the only swivel-mount reel I could find.
I would recommend getting it - as the faults are fairly simple to deal with which makes it a decent product, but its a shame that the manufactures haven't fully tested their product to start with.
18 Jun 2015