Am after a good garden hose

Pl can somebody non kinking garden hose? Fed up with the brand names and they all kinked. Thanks

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  • twopenny
    twopenny Posts: 5,311
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    I have yet to find one, I've tried a few and researching says there isn't such a thing.
    The best was a spiral type. That didn't kink and it was a long one at work. But storing is a problem unless someone knows different.

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  • SandyShores
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    We bought a Gardena auto reel after watching a couple of reviews on youtube.  It was a replacement for a hozelock we purchased for about £90 two years ago.  The Gardena is more expensive but much better quality, there's no comparison.  This is one of the videos https://youtu.be/XYbAvrlr55U
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  • Alnat1
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    I've had one of those expanding types for 3 years now. Can't kink as the water makes it straight. When you've almost done watering you turn the tap off, water the last bits with what's left in the hose and it shrinks as it empties. I do make sure to put it in the garage for winter. 

    Got it on Amazon, went for the metal fittings rather than plastic, came with a multi spray gun and a hook to hang it on the garden tap. All stores away in a bag. Was about £30.
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  • ispookie666
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    Fitt Heavy braided NTS hose from Screwfix.  50m for £34.99 and very very good.  
    I have probably over 100m of it all over the garden perimeter and replaced the native hose from one of the hose reels and still going strong (close to 7 or 8 years) 
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  • ka7e
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    Another fan of the extendable hose. It's lightweight, you don't have to rewind it and it takes up little storage room. It takes the hard work out of watering the garden.
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  • Farside71
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    Fitt Heavy braided NTS hose from Screwfix.  50m for £34.99 and very very good.  
    I have probably over 100m of it all over the garden perimeter and replaced the native hose from one of the hose reels and still going strong (close to 7 or 8 years) 
    This is a brilliant hose.  I bought one last year and it's long enough to cut it into lengths you need. I got metal fittings separately and a empty reel to store the longest part of the cut hose on.

    Best quality hose I've had and although it will kink it you drag it and it catches on something, it won't kink in normal use
  • Mr.Generous
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    Gardena stuff if good. Worked at B&Q for years and for plant watering we used hosed every day. The Hozelock Pro (yellow) kink all the time. Gardena last and don't kink easily. Used them at home - had 2 now. Probably last about 15 years at home. Hozelock accessories are great, just the hoses I wouldn't go for.
  • Chloe_G
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    Recently bought a Gardena liana 30m hose - only used it a couple of times but it seems good.  My garden is about 180 feet with the vegetable patch at the end.  Have a hozelock hose which does reach the end but it hurts my arm to wind up the whole thing (have to wind it up or foxes chew it).  I have successfully been able to connect the Gardena to another hose using a Hozelock doubler connector.
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