Disclaimer: Vevor sent this product to us for free for a review. That does not affect our opinion about the product. In this article, we list both what we like and dislike. Read more about this here.
An Affordable Retractable Water Hose Reel, By Vevor
Vevor was kind enough to send me its 115 ft model of the hose reel with a retractable design.
It comes in several lengths, 65, 84, 100, 115, and 130 feet. You can also choose between 1/2 and 5/8 inch hose in diameter.
In this article I am going to go over the key features and share my thoughts about it.
Vevor Retractable Hose Reel Features
The Design And Hose
It’s a very affordable and lightweight product, so most of the parts are made of plastic.
The retractable mechanics aren’t, though, and it uses a steel coil spring to automatically roll the hose up.
It’s a pretty strong coil spring actually, and I don’t think children should handle the hose since it could make them go flying.
You can adjust how much of the hose you want to retract by moving the plastic orange ball on the hose.
One feature I really like is that it’s easy to remove the cover on the hose reel to clean the hose. It’s easy for it to grab wet grass and dirt when retracting, and it’s a good idea to keep it as clean as possible for several reasons.
According to the sticker on the hose reel, the hose can handle up to 150 psi.
Note that you shouldn’t retract the hose when it’s full of water, and Vevor recommends depressurizing it before retracting.
A wall mount is included, and the hose reel is supposed to be installed near the water source since the hose on the back is less than 7 feet long.
If not, you’re going to have to run another hose from the back of the reel to the water faucet.
The metal wall bracket mount swivels, and is easily mounted with the included screws.
When the wall mount is installed, it’s easy to remove the hose reel. Lift the rod in the back and take the reel off.
It’s easy to transport the reel thanks to the folding handle on top.
I didn’t mount it on the wall yet because I have been carrying it around to test it in different places.
Nozzles And Adapters
Two nozzles are included, one simple one and one with more patterns. The one with patterns has 9 to choose from and is the one I ended up using the most during my tests.
Rinse, cone, soaker, flat, mist, center, angle, vertical, and shower are all the unique patterns you can choose from.
These patterns are pretty standard and nothing sticks out as special. They work as intended.
It’s compatible with both EU and US water faucets, because it includes an adapter for US customers.
I think this retractable water hose reel by Vevor is a great deal for the money. I have only had it for a couple of weeks, so it’s too early to speak about the longevity of the product, but I will come back and update the article in the future if I run into any issues.
I have had no problems with the hose kinking, which is pretty amazing and not something I can say about most hoses.
The retractable spring works great, but 10% of the time it doesn’t want to retract all the hose. It happens when I try to put it back a bit too fast.
These are the pros and cons:
- Retracts easily
- Doesn’t kink, at least not easily
- Removable cover on top
- Folding handle
- Includes a wall mount that swivels
- Easy to adjust to the length you need, temporarily or permanently
- Includes two different nozzles and adapters
- I think it retracts a bit too strong
- Not advertised as safe for drinking water
Please leave a comment down below if you have questions.