Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 204
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Appraiser I've investigated and owned several different types of rain barrels in the past and this one is the best.
Several suggestions, improve the quality of the rubber washer for the brass hrdrant. Also either lower the hole for the hydrant or put in a drain hole at the bottom of the barrel. I really like the overflow feature because I linked four barrels together and placed them at different heights which allowed me to siphon water from the higher barrels to the lower barrels using the hydrants. Regarding the hydrants if it was possible to put a siphon tube on these there would be no need to lower them.
July 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jess adding to my collection
I bought this rain barrel to connect them together and I already own five of them and I will continue to buy them. Love this product.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by minMA Nice Rain Barrel
Although I have no gutters, the rain diverter over the sliders produces more than enough run off to fill, and overfill this barrel! Next year the plan is to put one up higher on blocks to allow overflow into a second one and allow easier access to the spigot (it is very close to the ground, so it is difficult to fill a bucket using the spigot.) Also, once up at a higher level, attaching the hose will work better and allow gravity to help with the flow.
Benefit is the cover being removable, so when the season ends it can be cleaned. The screws were left off (no safety concerns since no one here will be getting into it!), so the cover can be removed to extract water easier (once mounted on blocks this will not need to be done).
Hopefully it will stand up to use for years...
October 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gardenlover Leaked
At first it was great but within 3 months the barrel started leaking. Within 12 hours after the rain filled it up, it was 3/4 empty. It is very thin plastic and not well made. Don't waste your money.
September 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by matt_r Junk
Cracked during the first winter when the water inside froze and expanded. Contacted the manufacturer but got no response. I would surrest paying a bit more for a good quality plastic option. Should NOT be sold in Canada!
May 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tigerspat Excellant Deal
Product was delivered quickly. It was easy to put together and setup. So far, very pleased.
September 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeB Good, but not in full sun
I bought 5 of these. I daisy chained them together with one under the downspout. They work pretty well, except the ones that are in sunlight have algae in them. They are not opaque enough!
When I bought mine, they were only $79 which was about the price point of the competition. Now they are $10 more, that's why the value is only average. They are square, which really helps when you go to connect them together - flat surfaces are easier to deal with.
When they arrived at my house, two were missing lids. Instead of shipping the lids, they decided to ship me two entire complete barrels. Could not convince them to just send the lids. Crazy for a company with the word "Enviro" in it's name.
January 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RMAC Great Rain Barrel
I purchased my first FreeGarden Rain Barrel in Jan 2016. I was so pleased with the quality (which should last for years) and ease of installation that I purchased four more barrels in March. The first barrel did not have the graphic as shown which I prefer since it is most visible to the street. The others are in the rear yard or behind landscaping so the graphic is fine. I particularly like the sturdy mesh that deters mosquito breeding and the fact that I can remove the lid that is secured in place with a few small screws. The first barrel was purchased as a way to redirect larger amounts of rain as the rear patio floods and is left with a dirty mess. Now we can hook up a hose, open the spigot and the water goes to the front of our property. The water saved in the other barrels will be used in the garden. Best of all, I was able to take advantage of the local water barrel rebates which made this purchase VERY affordable, plus the free and fast delivery. This is definitely a WINNER!
March 24, 2016