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Holman Portable Hose Reel with 15m Hose $19.90 (in Store/C&C) @ Bunnings

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Must be price beating the Aldi special buys.

Have C&C option.

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  • +17 votes

    Might want to check the reviews before buying

    • +5 votes

      I was about to say you need to be realistic at this price point, but geeze you weren't kidding. Pass for me, and I was looking for a cheap house reel.

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        What’s going to be a fair product/brand then?

        It seems that the alternatives are crazy expensive.

        • +4 votes

          All of my hoses are Gardena Flex - it's not crazy expensive (15m for $30), and the quality/longevity is great for that price.

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          I wouldn’t say they are crazy expensive, but with a hose you get what you pay for.

      • +4 votes

        How long is your house?

    • +4 votes

      Used a few Holman garden stuff. Always broke within 6 mth. Almost like it's not for Aussie sun.

      • -2 votes

        Just don't leave it in the sun. Inconvenient I know, but no plastic is perfectly UV proof so worth doing even if you buy the expensive hoses and accessories.

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          Bought this and still going strong after 3 years left in the sun.

          https://www.bunnings.com.au/pope-12mm-x-35m-tap-ready-pinnac...

          • +2 votes

            @mrvaluepack: That's one of the best- an Aus brand sold as UV proof, really can't be a dud.

            But I'd still be upset if after 5 years I have to spend north of $100 again. Plus throwing all that plastic into landfill.

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              @resisting the urge: It says lifetime guarantee, so I've scanned my receipt.

              The only thing I worry about is the crimped plastic fitting cracking and failing, which is not covered under the warranty.

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            @mrvaluepack: Looks good but the plastic connector will eventually degrade in the sun

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            @mrvaluepack: @mrvaluepack: Yesterday I I'm in the bin, it lasted about 4 years in direct sunlight, the seals were still good, the hose was still flexible, the hose went super sticky and gross. I would buy it again, apart from the fact I got the Amazon 30m hose on special to replace it

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          I have a 10yo kmart hose connector that's fine, aldi spray guns that lasted 4yr, and a bunch of others that say Holman is just substandard.

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            @furyou: Nothing is UV proof, and time outside is not an accurate measure of UV resistance, something like time in full sunlight at a given longitude.

            It depends on how much sun each day. If your hose is left rolled on a wall and gets midday sun, or some morning or afternoon sun, that is significantly different to someone that leaves it lying on the ground in a more exposed location.

            No plastic lasts forever in full sun (a decade is really pushing it), even if full of arsenic when it is made. Hoses are probably made primarily from PE and/or HDPE and have large amounts of cyanide mixed in. Maybe the better ones have some PEI or PPS too, but these too are only UV resistant.

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              @resisting the urge: Yeah, nothing is UV proof.
              My Holman squeeze trigger $25 lasted 5 months, replaced under warranty warranty, last 6 months.
              Holman brass hose connector $30 leaked from both ends after 2 weeks, replaced under warranty lasts 2 weeks.

              All my Kmart, Woolies, aldi, etc $10 items lasted years, but no nothing wrong with Holman at all.

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          Ah yes, I will telekinetically get my water from the tap to the sprinkler instead.

          Thanks for info, saved me $100

      • +1 vote

        Same here. This time i am going to try kmart one. Read some good reviews about it.

  • +1 vote

    These are the worst hose reels you can buy.

    • +4 votes

      I can guarantee you the one OP posted is better than this one https://www.bunnings.com.au/aqua-systems-20m-hose-reel_p3130...

      At least it has a little rubber foot so the metal doesn't scrape against the concrete, exposing itself to water and leaving rust stains

      • +1 vote

        Depends what you need it for. I had the previous equivalent for about 10 years, and it sits on grass, so no extra wear, nor any rust stains. The rubber bit would add no benefit. Recently purchased the one you linked as it will do the same job at best value.

        Just got to get the right tool for the job, but there's nothing wrong with it if it suits its purpose.

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        Disagree. It’s close to half the price with much better overall reviews than the OP deal.

  • +3 votes

    My ~4 months old 30m holman just bursted for its 3rd time. It’s a nice soft hose but you cannot leave the water tape on as the hose will burst like time bomb.

    Ironically, I picked up a soft hose from kerbside ~10 years ago and it’s still going strong. Really same something about today’s product quality.

  • +3 votes

    don't buy this is terrible, hard to wind up reel - need 3 hands. inner connector was kinked on mine restricting waterflow, unaware to get back on properly after. hose is ridiculously hard and doesn't go back on reel or unravel easy.

    • +2 votes

      Why is Bunnings still selling this crap considering there must be a high rate of returns (judging by the sheer volume of negative reviews)?

      • +1 vote

        Because anything that is returned Bunnings just throws on a pallet and sends back to the supplier. It has very little impact on their business model

    • +1 vote

      Best to avoid any plastic wind up reels- their all rubbish and fall apart or jam up

    • +1 vote

      I second everything mrfather has said above. I have the same reel (or similar), thought "why not, I need a 20m hose, it comes in a reel - bonus". The biggest issue is the reel & trying to reel in the hose. It'll feel like you've been in a fight with a marlin after you're done. That reel is never used at home and hose left on the lawn, the hose for me is okay.

  • +1 vote

    Whats the original price of it? Is it a good buy at 19.90 price?

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      it is what it is, its a hose and a reel, i bought it and it does what its supposed to do

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      recently jacked up to $26.90 according to price hipsters. In 2/2019 was $21.99

  • +3 votes

    I've got this little hose reel. It's really not cut out for regular use. The fitting leaks on the inside of the reel that joins the hose you need to purchase separately to attach to a tap. The reel is to close to the ground to wind without rubbing your hand on the ground a few times each time you wind it up. The handle is flimsy plastic. Considering it's $20 might be worth it for some.

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    Need one for a 30m hose. Most options are quite exy. I cheaped out on the auqa one from bunnings for the wheels on it and handle and wheels broke within a month or so.

  • +4 votes

    I bought this 2 days ago, returning tomorrow. I thought I could get past how impossible it was to wind up except the thing doesn't unwind very well either. You have to sit there and slowly pull it out while holding the damn thing.
    The amount of effort it is to use, you're better off just getting a hook on the wall.

  • +1 vote

    I wonder how this compares (in quality) to the hoselink reel. I know that two different price points & this one is a manual reel vs automated one. I am seriously considering automated hoselink for ease of use and the inability to leak water (claimed).

    Our holman hose is going strong after 4 years but the reel is next to useless… and the fittings are less than ideal (bursts too often). I'd be happy to pay a lot more for something which will be like what the hoselink one claims to be. Feedback welcome on what is/isn't ideal.

  • +4 votes

    What has happened to R&D these days? Are new products just developed by a single person with a bad idea.

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      Makes you wonder if they use their own products. Another Holman one with worse ratings! https://www.bunnings.com.au/holman-15m-portable-garden-hose-...

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      Lowest Prices Are Just The Beginning. That should tell you something about the quality and R&D already. Quality products from Bunnings are similar priced to other shops, the cheap crap is just made for landfill.You get what you pay for.

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    Just to add my 2cents. I have a holman mini reel (not sure if 5metres) which I bought late 2017 or early 2018. I got it probably for $10 (it was in that rack with random discounted stuff). It is still going strong though it isn't exposed to the sun for a long period of the day. Also it is near impossible to wind.
    This wouldn't be great or even good quality but as odysseus said above, it depends on what you need. If you're like me and you just need it to water the plants and clean the porch occassionally, this might suffice.

  • +2 votes

    I have a Holman hose which looks like this one. It is garbage and I have to reattach the fittings once a week. They constantly leak and blow off, such that I get an involuntary shower.

  • +3 votes

    Cheap hoses will annoy you for as long as you have them. A poor person buys twice

  • +1 vote
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      Looks like a great deal, I might try to grab one this arvo. Hopefully the local has some in stock.

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    Looking at the reviews, it's a hard pass for me.

  • +1 vote

    I recently bought one of these for my caravan. They are shit. Don't bother.

  • +3 votes

    Make sure you budget for replacing the hose and fittings with another brand.

    Holman more like Hellno

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    What's the brand that has conical connectors?

  • +1 vote

    I have bought the Aldi version twice - works well for the price, always lasted couple of years and issue was always with the connectors.
    This Holman hose does not have two connections, to use the hose it has to be completely taken off from the reel. I expected this to be the same version as Aldi, however it is not. Will have to return it as it is awkward to use.

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    Had this for 3 years now and got no complaints, it works well and still looks like new. It's been sitting outside (partly shaded) and also exposed to the sun half the time and the colour hasn't faded at all. Fortunately, I haven't had the same issues as the other reviews.