Retractable Garden Hose Reel Buyer’s Guide

Josh Moses

We’re just going to come out and say it; you can’t beat using a Hoselink Retractable Hose Reel to water your garden! You’ve probably grown accustomed to manual watering with a regular garden hose. By that, we mean unwinding, dragging it along the ground, dealing with kinks and knots, and then mustering up the energy to fold it back up and store it away once you’ve finished watering. Who can be bothered with that?! Enter the Retractable Garden Hose Reel!

Watering becomes a true pleasure thanks to the self-rewinding, kink-resistant hose and complete set of pre-fitted Hoselink Quick-connect Hose Fittings that come with our Retractable Garden Hose Reel. Did we mention they offer a 100% watertight connection and are guaranteed never to leak or burst off your faucet?

With a choice of two sizes (50ft and 82ft) and colors (warm gray and charcoal), along with a range of add-ons that further complement the experience, it’s the solution that’s set to revolutionize the way you water. Read on as we discuss the true benefits a Retractable Hose Reel can offer, what sets a Hoselink Reel apart from the rest, and tips on nailing your installation as soon as it arrives at your front door. Let’s make watering a breeze!


You’ll work smarter, not harder

You’ve probably grown accustomed to all the bending, carrying, unwinding, and untangling that’s all part of the process when you water with a traditional garden hose. With a Retractable Hose Reel, hard work becomes a thing of the past. You can pull out your hose from its casing and keep it secured at any length with the reel’s specially designed ‘stop anywhere’ locking mechanism. And there’s even less work required to rewind it! With one gentle tug, the reel’s automatic rewind feature kicks in and allows the reel to retract and rewind the hose into the casing with no effort required from you.

It’s safe, secure, and adequately stores your hose

Unlike a typical garden hose, a retractable hose reel can clean up its own mess. Thanks to its automatic rewind feature, there’s no dragging, pulling, or manual rewinding required, and that’s a real treat when you’ve just finished watering and have other gardening tasks still on the to-do list. With its robust, UV-stabilised outer casing and stainless-steel hardware, the reel also protects the hose inside and allows it to remain flexible throughout winter while preventing decay and deterioration in summer.

It’s sleek and complements all home types

Aside from the fact that it makes watering a breeze, let’s not forget about the visuals, because we all love filling our home with things that look nice! Even though a hose reel doesn’t exactly scream ‘decorative’, its neat and compact design and smooth off-white and charcoal colors will add a refined touch to your outdoor space. It can even swivel up to 180° on its bracket, meaning you can balance it perfectly against your wall when not in use.


Aside from the superior design, quality, and first-class materials we use to manufacture our Retractable Garden Hose Reels, they’re fitted with our patented Quick-connect Hose Fittings, not only unique to us and found nowhere else, but also the product that launched our business some 21 years ago in Australia. Throughout that time, we’ve stayed true to our mission and made no exceptions with the quality of materials used, meaning you won’t need to worry about any long-term damage to the shell, its internal components, or the hose and sprayer. 

Our hard-working Customer Care team is one aspect of our brand and business that we hold with immense pride and esteem. Our US-based team is available on website chat, email, and call to offer answers to all your product-related questions and queries, troubleshooting advice, tips, and assistance with replacements for those accidents or misfortunes that can occur after you’ve opened the package. When you buy a Hoselink Retractable Hose Reel, you buy the brand’s love, care, and support for both the product and customer, which extends way beyond the first few watering sessions.

If you'd like to learn more about Hoselink, reach out to our Customer Care team on (833) 216-4673 or email


Hoselink offers three Retractable Garden Hose Reel options in total:

- 50ft Beige Retractable Hose Reel - $195
- 50ft Charcoal Retractable Hose Reel - $195
- 82ft Beige Retractable Hose Reel - $235
- 82ft Charcoal Retractable Hose Reel - $235


 Each of Hoselink’s Retractable Hose Reels comes with the following:

  • 50ft or 82ft Spring-loaded Retractable Hose Reel unit
  • 2x Universal Faucet Connectors
  • 2x Accessory Connectors
  • Comfort 8-Pattern Flow Control Spray Nozzle
  • 6.5ft pre-fitted Leader Hose 
  • Durable Wall Bracket + Installation Kit, which includes:
    - 4x Screws
    - 4x Masonry Wall Anchors
    - 4x Washers


We know installation can be long and tiresome, but we’ve made it nice and easy with our wall-mounted bracket design. You’ll even have all the necessary screws and plugs included in your package so that you can get started straight away.

We recommend mounting your reel to a flat brick or timber surface with an electric drill using a 3/16-inch drill bit for timber or a 3/8-inch drill bit for brick. Once the wall bracket is mounted in your desired location, slot the hose reel in and connect the leader hose to your faucet. It’s that simple! 

Detailed instructions for installation will be included inside the Retractable Garden Hose Reel box.

To watch our demonstration videos, click here.


The Retractable Hose Reel will have everything you need when it arrives at your door, but there are a few handy accessories that’ll take your watering experience to an even greater level!

Leader Hose Extension: Add either 6.5 or 16 feet of additional length to your Hoselink Leader Hose. Once connected to your pre-fitted 6.5ft leader hose, you’ll have either a 13ft or 19ft reach between your faucet and hose reel (both sizes are available in beige or charcoal).

Hose Reel Covers: Made from UV-stabilized fabric and uniquely designed to fit nice and snug on your Hoselink Retractable Hose Reel, these covers also prevent your reel from scratches or scuff marks as well as harsh weather conditions (available in Beige Fern, Green Fern and Charcoal Fern designs).

Accessory Connector with Swivel: This fitting combines an Accessory Connector with a swivel function, ideal for attaching to any handheld sprayer or watering accessory to eliminate twisting while you water.

Hose Connector with Flow Control: After fitting it to the end of your hose in place of our standard Hose Connector, you’ll effectively turn the end of the hose into a faucet! A simple nudge of the lever with your thumb will act as an on/off switch for your water supply.

Padlock: Ensure your Hose reel can’t be stolen or tampered with by securing it to the wall bracket.

Additional Hose Reel Wall Bracket: Having an extra wall bracket installed means you’ll be able to quickly and conveniently transport your Hose Reel from one faucet to another, allowing you to water all areas of your property.

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