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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47%of customersrecommend this product73 of 156reviews
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47%of customersrecommend this product73 of 156reviews
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.
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.
Pros: Easy to Install, Functionality
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Review 4 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.
I have a 50 ft hose, the box is too light weight to stay in place when wheeling in the hose. Secured it in place by putting cheap broken paver stone on the bottom of the box. Works much better but not perfect after that. Not expecting much for 20 bucks. My biggest disappointment is the lid cracked in many places after 1 week. This is not what I expect for an outdoor product.
I used the stakes to secure it to ground. No leader hose was included unless they meant the plastic connector inside. I will buy my own connector from container to faucet. I saw 1 online for $5. Its just what I need to keep my hose off the ground.
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
The product overall isn't too bad but there is not a way to keep it from moving all over when in operation. If I have missed something, someone please tell me. If not, you may want to consider buying a product that can be secured to a foundation or yard.
I bought this hose reel and took it home. The connecting hose leaked from the very first use from where the hose and connector meet a little at first then progressively worse. Then the second time I wound the hose back up it looped somehow that I could not get the hose to unwind. Ended up having to break it to get the hose out of it. Set it down and run!
I had visions of an easy-to-use, solid piece of equipment that would keep the hose off the lawn and neatly tucked away in a corner. Turns out it's pretty cumbersome and flimsy. The second I started to reel in the hose it bunched up on one side of the spool and popped the cover open. There is no fastener to keep the cover shut, which would have solved this problem. Also, it's pretty light-weight so you need to use the metal stakes it comes with to ground it, otherwise when you reel in the whole unit flops all over the place. Positive: for the price I shouldn't have expected more than what I got, and at a minimum it does keep the hose neatly tucked away. It just takes a little more effort than I had hoped.
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.
There is a short hose that goes betwteen the house and the reel. The end of it keeps coming and spraying water everywhere. Since there are no ribs on the piece in the hose the compression joint is incapable of holding the fitting on the hose
The hose reel works OK but is a little flimsy. It was a good value for the price. The stakes that came with it for staking it in place were useful. Otherwise it would have a tendency to move/shift whenyou pull out the hose.