Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 50
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by green55 NOT AS GOOD AS MY OLD SUNCAST HOSE REEL
My goodness!! Ive been researching hose reel's for months ~both in the stores and on line at homedepot.com and after reading everything on line about all of the different hose reel boxes and looking at them in several different department stores, I ended up ordering a 225 foot Suncast hose reel box because I was attempting to get exactly what I bought at home depot 12 years ago!! So let's go backwards 12 years when I first bought my new house I went to Home Depot and purchased (2) Suncast hose reel boxes and they have been over the top excellent!! Oh how I only wished that they still made them the same as 12 year's ago!! As the old saying goes, "they don't make things like they use to"!! And this is the case with this hose reel box. It's hard to reel in, you have to keeping opening up the lid and moving the hose over to thread it on, other wise it all humps up just on one side!! My old Suncast reel slid back and forth really nicely but this one does not, and the handle is not rugged at all like my old one, it's smooth and slick and if your hands are wet you cannot hold it for the life of you! So I gave it a fair and really wished I had not bought it. I just cannot find my old style anywhere so they obviously quit making it. Think twice before you buy this one!! Im going to submit photo's of the old suncast hose reel box that's 12 years old and the new box that I just purchased on line.
July 19, 2016
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 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 Debra Best hose box ever!
This is my second hose box and I love it. Great for keeping those safe from sun and freezes. I only use a 100ft hose, so it is no problem reeling it out and in.
December 23, 2014
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Easy to use.
I keep 1 each of these at the front and back of my house. They last several seasons before needing replacement as long as I drain the water out of the hose prior to winter. They even stack in my garage for easy storage. Makes it easy to self treat my yard.
September 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by homeowner Misled by the product description
This is the second time I am reviewing the same product. I returned the item because it was not what I wanted. It had a manual hose guide and I wanted the automatic guide to wind 150 feet of hose. If the description of the product was better in the home depot site, this would not have been an issue.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Vineyarder Smart Track Hideaway Hose Reel
Product larger capacity than required making it not so easy to hide in bushes. Smaller models did not have tracking feature (at least not in description). Easy to wind back. Smart Track makes it easy to wind hose without kinking and keep smooth on reel. Ordered two, one is fine, the second was not assembled completely in that the back corner panels were not securly attached to the side panels letting the lid hinges disengage. Required a bit of "home engineering" to fix. No leaks as yet but only been installed one week
June 26, 2012