The Suncast Corporation Hose Hideaway Hose Reel holds up to 100 ft. of standard 5/8 in. hose. The compact and portable hose-storage unit features an easy-to-operate manual crank. Best to wind hose back in with lid lifted so that you can manually guide hose onto the hose reel. Item is fully assembled and is ready to use the minute you get home. We have included a leader hose with this unit. Durable resin construction is low maintenance and easy to clean. Made in the U.S.A.
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43%of customersrecommend this product55 of 129reviews
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43%of customersrecommend this product55 of 129reviews
Bought this reel this morning at my local HD after searching online for reels that I really wanted, but didn't really want to PAY FOR! Spent twenty bucks for the reel and another three bucks for four galvanized twelve inch x 3/8" spikes. I used four 3/8" zinc washers from home and the spikes to anchor the reel firmly to the ground. (Drive them in at a slight angle for better holding power.) It does come with spikes, but they're shorter, flimsier, (word?) and I'll use them on something else. I bought a 90' "Farm Hose" with a lifetime guarantee (we'll see) from Rural King for about $20 and used that in the reel. I used another farm hose I already had for the leader, because my faucet wasn't that close to where I wanted the reel. I'll use the shorty leader hose that came with the reel for something else. NBD. When reeling up the hose, you need to have one hand on the handle and the other guiding the hose. It needs to be rolled up fairly neatly to fit the 90' by 5/8" hose on the reel. THIS IS NOT AN IDIOT -PROOF REEL!!! You have to have some common sense. And since you anchored the reel properly, you will have that other hand free to guide the hose. I've owned at lease 10 different types of hose reels and even the ones with "hose guides" that are SUPPOSED to layer the hose on the reel perfectly, don't. But then again, I've never paid more than $200 for a hose reel. As far as lifespan goes, if I can make this last for a calendar year, that's probably pretty good. It will probably require a new O-ring after a while...NBD. Once something major breaks, I'll buy another one for $20, use the same spikes I had for this one and be good for another year or two.
It came as a square bucket with the hose reel inside and four stakes to allegedly hold it in place. They aren't adequate and the whole thing bounces around when you try to pull hose out or reel it in. Also the cover pops off, and without it the hose won't reel in on track. Honestly, this was a total waste of my money.
Cons: doesn't handle hose functionally
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Review 3 for 100 ft. Hideaway Hose Reel
Not what I expected
PostedMay 18, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Bought this product for a new 100' hose. Unfortunately the hose needs to be wound perfectly in order for it to all fit in. Going to return it as I can only fit 60' into the unit without sitting there and perfectly winding it up. Would recommend hose reel that hold 20% more than what you want.
It's super-light. The instructions do say that you should use spikes to anchor it into the ground, but in my case, I can't do that, because my hose location is over concrete. Because of that, this thing is very hard to keep still, and hard to operate by one person. It's alright, but not a great unit. A more expensive, weightier version would be better.
This product was just what I needed for 50 feet of hose so that it doesn't kink, and to make storing a hose outside easier and more attractive. I haven't tried, but I'm sure getting 100 feet of hose to fit would be very tight. The included stakes should be put all the way into the ground, otherwise this won't work at all, because the product is so light. Also the attachment hose could have been longer. You'll need to install this very close to your faucet. Again, good product, does what it says it does, just no great features.
This is a poorly designed product. It's very difficult to spool the hose in that enclosure. It requires a great deal of time and patience to accomplish what should be a simple task. In order for this contraption to work, it would have to be mounted on a flat piece of plywood so you can step on it to prevent the enclosure from moving when you're reeling the hose in or pulling it out. My suggestion is you skip this one. Otherwise, you'll be in for a lot of frustration. You'll end up just leaving the hose out. That's what you were trying to avoid in the first place. I plan on taking this back. Don't buy.
The Hideaway Hose Reel looks great in our yard, much better than seeing the hoses hanging on a hook on the house or just lying around in the yard. These are easy to use and hopefully will extend the life of our hoses. We would definitely purchase this type of item again.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Functionality, Stylish, Great Quality
Had to have two people to roll up a 100 foot hose... One to hold on to the reel and one to roll the handle. My suggestion... Save your money and spend a bit more for something that works, unless you just have a short hose and a lot of patience.
I'm using it for the garden hose which we use in the horse barn. It works good the only thing is that it is light enough to move and it is inside so we can not stake it to the ground. It serves the purpose which we bought it for and we like it.
It looks great, does the job AND to reiterate, MADE IN THE USA!!!! Note, I had been looking for months and could not find anything that met all my needs (i.e. from décor standpoint, functionality, etc.) So happy I found it!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality, Strong, Stylish, Great Quality, Good Shape
There is no way to hold this still while rewinding the hose, so it moves around and the hose tangles. It also falls over when pulling the hose out. Designed for cheapness and you get what you pay. I'm throwing mine away because I have used it for four weeks now. I'll buy one with a bigger base and a foot rest to hold it down. I wonder if the engineers who designed this ever tried to use it?
Cons: Not Durable, not stable while rewinding or unwinding hose, hose tangles and jams
It does not hold a 100ft hose...period. You can waste twenty minutes of your time to try to get it to hold it, but I don't spend money on a tool to create more work for me. And you have to literally stand on it while you're rolling the hose into it so it doesn't flop around. Very poor design.