Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 49
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LLS2011CorvetteGS does the job, but with effort
I've had one of these for about 6 years. As far as durability I cannot complain, it still works, but their are downsides. I'm 6'1" 225 lbs & pretty muscular. When I have my 100ft of commercial grade hose all the way out, it takes quite a bit of effort to wind it back in. I personally don't mind it, but my 5'5" 115lb girlfriend can't do it. It also difficult to keep the lid up, use the sliding guide to keep the hose even, & crank the handle all at the same time. It's built well & does what it's supposed to.
Bottom Line: If your good size guy & don't mind a little extra shoulder workout, then this is a economical solution that will lat your for years, but if you have lower back issues, or are elderly, you may want to explore an auto-winding wheel of some sort.
April 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MollyC A waste of money
Read all of the reviews, unfortunately not until I had gone through two of them in as many years. Hose connection to side of box blows off when water is turned on. Once off, it will not go back on due to the fact that it is poorly made. Since I do not have my receipts I guess I will be eating the cost but I will definitely get in touch with Suncast to let them know of these issues and I hope everyone else that has had the same problems will do the same.
April 2, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wertyuio Look elsewhere
No way on god's Green earth this thing holds 225 feet of hose. This is an inferior copy of a reel they used to make and I still own. In a side by side comparison there is no comparison to the older model. I expect the handle to break soon. It's very flimsy. The guide is useless and just gets in the way. They sacrificed a lot of quality to save a dime or two per unit. Big disappointment.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SunshineGardener Perfect Home for out Hose!
We really like this hose box because it is so roomy! Other hose boxes just don't seem to have the room that this one does. We own two of them. They are very durable.
August 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Suncast Hose Reel
Don't buy this hose reel if you ever intend to shut off the hose nozzle while the water is turned on. The pressure will blow the leader hose connection off the side of the enclosure. I had the same model for twelve years and it worked fine. However, Suncast has now replaced the leader hose connection piece with one that is made a lot cheaper, which creates this problem. It's going back to Home Depot.
August 6, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vipahman For 100' buy the 225' model.
If you need a hose reel for 100' hose, buy the 225' model and not the 100' model. The 225 has weight whereas the 100 is flimsy and tips over constantly. Basically divide the claimed length by 2 to get the size you want. Too bad they don't sell this in the store anymore.
September 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LaurieDB Very durable
Had this hose reel for over 10 years, now looking to replace and wish they had them in store and not just on line! This thing lasts!! yes, the handle top breaks off after 8 many years of use - so what? its plastic and you can still crank it. Its easy to use, hardly leaks easy to adjust and easy to reel in the hose. Wish I could find one today to replace since mine looks a little worn after all these years....
June 4, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jakkkk The hose will not stay attached, it blows off every time. It worked for a month and now it is 90 days plus and no receipt.
Seeing the other reviews with identical issues, I hope this gets pulled off the shelf.
May 20, 2010