Strongway Garden Hose Reel: Review

Review of the Strongway Garden Hose Reel

The Strongway Garden Hose Reel had 68 customer comments and 24 answered questions on Amazon as of this writing.  I've read through the comments and questions and condensed the results into this review.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a garden hose reel.

Best Fea​tures

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    Heavy duty and durable
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    ​Comes assembled except for handle that needs attached
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    Can be mounted horizontal or perpendicular to a wall
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    Locking feature
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    Price 

Item Specifics

The Strongway Garden Hose Reel can be mounted parallel or perpendicular to the wall.  It has a powder coat for added durability.  This reel is rated at 150 PSI for use with any municipal water source.  It can be set up in left or right hand-friendly orientation.  Included in your purchase of this reel is a 6ft.L rubber connection hose for easy set up, brass fittings and mounting hardware.  The weight of this hose reel is 22 pounds.  

A Lock Stops the Drum from Spinning

There is a lock to stop the drum for spinning.  Once you set the pin, there is no way for the hose to unwind itself.  This is great for installing and when the hose is rolled up, it will not back roll.  People liked this feature.  One person commented this, "This hose reel is very strong and built very well. The lock comes in handy when you finish rolling it up to keep the hose from dropping to the ground."

Good Price

For what you get, people were happy with what they paid for this hose reel.  One customer commented this, "This is the best hose reel I have used. It may seem expensive but you get what you pay for. It's worth it for the reliable function of the product and lack of aggravation caused by lesser products.  No leaks!"

Whether or Not It Can Hold 150 Feet of 5/8 Inch Hose Is Questionable

There were quite a few customers who bought this hose reel who said that there is no way that it will hold 150 feet of 5/8 inch hose as advertised.  Most said that it barely just fit in 100 feet of 5/8 inch hose.  I'm not sure why it is advertised as holding that much hose when people are saying it does not come close to holding that much hose.  If you are planning on needing 150 of hose rolled up, you might want to keep shopping.  However, if you can get by with just 100 feet or less of hose needing rolled up, you should be good with the Strongway Garden Hose Reel.

So Much Better Than Plastic

Plastic Hose Reels might be inexpensive but they can also be frustrating to use.  And then there's the breakage that inevitably happens with cheap plastic hose reels.  It does pay to get a hose reel that won't fall apart on you.  A customer explains why they like this hose reel over the plastic kind.  The customer said, "Love it! I was so tired of trying to rewind to flimsy plastic hose reels that take as much effort to hold them still as it does to wind the hose. This is fixed in place, holds enough hose to reach my whole back yard, and rewinds with 20% of the effort my old portable one used to take."

Another person explains why this reel is so much better than reels made from plastic - "I got tired of buying a new hose reel every year. I was buying the ones from the big box stores that you see on sale for $25.00. It would be a miracle if they lasted through the summer. This summer I decided that I would try to find a hose reel which did not have any plastic plumbing.  This was it.  I think the only plastic on it is the hand reel.  I can live with that."

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Pros

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    Durable
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    Lock stops drum from spinning
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    Good price

Cons

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    Customers say it won't hold 150 feet of 5/8 inch hose as advertised (However, will hold 100 feet) 

Strongway Garden Hose Reel Conclusion

The Strongway Garden Hose Reel is middle of the road to good as far as price goes for a hose reel.  Most of the people who bought it were satisfied with it.  However, there was a common complaint that it will not hold 150 feet of 5/8 inch hose as advertised.  If you are needing a 150 foot length of hose rolled, this appears to not be the reel to buy.  However, if you are ok with 100 feet or less of hose being reeled in, then this is a durable choice.  The price is good, and it has some nice features such as the lock that keeps it from spinning.  It is easy to assemble as it only needs the handle attached.  Overall, this hose real seems like a good choice and a good deal.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Strongway Garden Hose Reel.

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    Can the wall bracket be mounted vertically instead of horizontally?  It should be possible and not a problem to mount it vertically instead of horizontally, however it was not designed to be mounted that way.
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    What are the dimensions of the mounting bracket?  Bolts are 16" apart on width and 8" apart on length -- center of bolt to center of bolt. On one side the base sticks out 3"... making it 20" by 9" overall.
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    What is the best way mount on a brick wall?  You can mount it directly using lead shields and lag bolts. But it might be easier to mount two short treated 2X4's with the lags and shields then mount the reel to the 2X4's.

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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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