Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JMN A joke
I bought this gauge to replace an old simple glass tube gauge which I could no longer read the markings on. I noted that it read about twice the reported rain fall amounts in the local news. I set up my old gauge next to it and in a recent rain it showed 4.5 inches compared to 2.2 inches in my old gauge. The obvious reason (as noted by other reviewers) is the decorative top that acts as a funnel collecting much more water than the 1.4 inch diameter tube would otherwise gather. Fortunately it is relatively easy to remove the funnel like top. This should render the gauge accurate.
I wonder just how many other items we buy are similarly as defective.
August 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LawnGuy Decorative & Functional, but Cheap Materials
I like this Rain Gauge because it is decorative and portable. I like that I can put it in a potted plant on our patio and it looks nice but then I can also pull it out of the pot and move it to where I am running my sprinkler. This way I can gauge how long to run the sprinkler in each location around the yard. They say its best to water about a 1/2" 2x a week or so. Another nice feature is that the beaker twists off of the base for easy emptying, although be careful because it seems a little cheap and easily breakable.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gullible Not very accurate
Looks great. That is as far as it goes. It is not accurate and has to be completely removed from ground to be emptied. Was not a good buy.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kennyg NOT ACCURATE
I wish I had read the reviews before I made the in store purchase. We just had a tropical storm come through and it showed way higher than a simple pan sitting next to it. NOT ACCURATE
June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by a1b2c3d4eyf6g7h8i9 glass tube sould be allowed to come out of the copper holder
I was drawn to the guage by the copper coler and design. I was disapointed that you can not take the glass tube out.
May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hazelmn Not Accurate. Wish it was, because it is beautiful.
I can't recommend this. I bought, and should have known just by looking at it that it would not be accurate. It typically measure 2x - 3x times the actual rain as reported by local spotters. It has a lip on the top that collects more rain than actually fell. I wish it was accurate, because I have to admit it looks great.
April 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by shopper Very poor design.
This item looks good and is easy to use, but if you want to measure rainfall, it is useless. I did not notice the funnel trim around the top untiI got it home. Thinking they might have somehow allowed for the extra water captured, I checked it against another gauge and local weather reports. It captures way more rain than it should.
April 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BLC Worst rain gauge ever
Looks nice, but even a decorative rain gauge is only useful if it is accurate. After the first storm curiously measured 2" of rain, I wondered why there weren't more reports of flooding. After the second storm also measured 2" of rain, I installed a second gauge next to this one. During the third storm, this gauge measured 2 1/2", but the second gauge only measured .8" (which matches the local weather station's report). This rain gauge is garbage.
June 16, 2015