Liberty Garden Products Multi-Purpose Garden Hose Reel: Review

Review of the Liberty Garden Products Multi-Purpose Garden Hose Reel

As of this writing, the Liberty Garden had 343 customer reviews and 34 answered questions on Amazon.  I've read through the reviews and condensed the information into this report.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a garden reel hose.

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Item Specifics

The Liberty Garden Hose holds up to 200 feet of 5/8 inch garden hose (not included).  It is made of industrial grade, heavy duty, solid wall mounted reel that anchors to lawn or turf.  The steel is 13 gauge that has a powdered coated finish which makes it weather resistant.  Included with this reel is 5 feet of leader hose.  Mounting hardware is not included.

Price

The price is great on this hose reel.  There are some flaws as described below, but price isn't one of them.

Poor Design Where Hose Attaches

The location of the hose to attachment had many complaints. You are suppose to attach the hose, then run it over the guide wheel to get it between the guide wheels to roll it up.  However, doing so, kinks the hose.

Cheap Lead Hose

There were a lot of complaints about the leader hose coming apart at the attachments.  Here is just one of the many comments about the leader hose, "The cheap 6 foot piece of feeder hose had burst apart at the joint after a few minutes of standard city water pressure."

Rusts Easily

There were many complaints about how easily and quickly that this hose reel rusted.  A customer describes the rust issue, "It is rusting like crazy.  In the outer to large "wheels" that keep the hose inside there are small holes.   Not sure why there are small holes here, but whatever the case is humidity gets inside there and rusts out the inside of the wheel.  So rust continually runs out."

Will Need to Be Secured to Something

It would be to your benefit to secure it otherwise you will need to hold it every time you recoil the hose.  A customer explained, "Tried to secure on ground using enclosed earth staples.  Didn't work.  Added 4 more, 12" staples, still didn't hold.  Husband going to mount on house.  Sure hope that works.  For now, holding bottom piece down with our foot and it rolls in nice and easy.  You do have to guide in with your other hand which I didn't realize. This will be a bit of a pain but if it last more than 2 years we'll be happy."

Reel Doesn't Direct the Hose Well

The reel does not direct the hose in winding well.  Many customers commented that you will have to manually direct the hose while you use your other hand to turn the crank to wind it up.  This defeats a lot of the purpose of having a hose reel, so this is definitely not a good feature.

best garden hose reel, Liberty Garden Products Multi-Purpose Garden Hose Reel.

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    Great price

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    Poor design
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    Will need to manually feed hose in

Liberty Garden Products Multi-Purpose Garden Hose Reel Conclusion

I had a hard time finding much good to say about this hose reel.  The only favorable comments I could find from customers were about the low price.  Some of the negatives with this hose reel had to do with how it was attached to the leader hose, the leader hose being cheaply made,  the metal rusting easily, reel not directly the hose in correctly and how it needs to be mounted to something.   This reel will work, but it is not of very high quality.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Liberty Garden Products Multi-Purpose Garden Hose Reel.

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    Does it work pretty well just standing on the ground or are you supposed to mount it on a wall?   The unit should be solidly mounted to the floor, wall or ceiling.  If the unit is not solidly mounted, it will move and may even tip over whenever pulling out the hose or retracting it.
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    Does this cart contain lead?  Is it safe to use a hose hooked up to this for edibles, filling up a kids pool, or to drink from?  The paint is not a lead base paint.  However, there is a minuscule amount of lead used during the process of the brass coupling.
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    Is a nozzle included with this hose reel?  No, there is a not a nozzle included with your purchase.
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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