The 4 Best Rated 50 ft Hose Reels (Affordable Too!)

By Brian Mounts | Feb 08, 2020
best rated 50 ft hose reels

A lawn is hard to maintain without a proper hose. However, a hose is equally hard to keep in top-shape without a proper hose reel! But, we often find that our lawn demands a special size hose for which it’s hard to find a reel!

Turf Mechanic understands how you feel, and that’s why we bring to you today’s article. In today’s article here at Turf Mechanic, we are going to take a look at the best rated 50 ft Hose reels.

[However, you might want to check out some hose reel carts if you need a reel of this size. Click here to read a little about those right here on Turf Mechanic.]

Now, let us take a look at the main models available and what people who have already had the chance to use them have to say about each of them. We really hope that this post will be really informative, and we recommend that you read it till the very end. So, are you ready to get started?

The best rated 50 ft hose reels in the market

Now, there are quite a few 50 ft hose reels available out there! In fact, a lot of these models are so close that it’s easy to get confused! But that does not mean that there’s no way out of this overwhelming array of choices!

All that it needs is some proper research and knowing what your specific needs are and judging the models accordingly. While we cannot possibly know what your specific needs are, we sure can do the other bits of research for you- and we have! Turf Mechanic brings to you a list of the best rated 50 ft hose reels in the market to make it easier for you to choose from!

So, let us take a look at the main features of each of these models an embark on our journey to find out the best model for you! Don’t worry, we are going to teach you how to judge the models properly as well, so please read on!

ReelWorks L815153HA Steel Retractable Air Compressor/Water Hose Reel

The first product that I would like to bring to your notice is the Bestselling ReelWorks L815153HA Steel Retractable Water Hose Reel. This model is one of the bestsellers, as I just said, and it is rightfully so owing to the features that it provides you with.

The main features of this model can easily be summed up in the following points:

  • This model has a steel construction with a powder coat finishing to give it a high level of durability. And this is one of the only models that have almost zero complains regarding its quality or durability, which is a good thing!
  • Next, this model also boasts of a smooth and efficient functioning, which it does deliver. However, some people complain that they did not receive a 3/8 inch hose as they ordered. So, that is something you might want to pay a little attention to when you order it.
  • You can also choose between polymer and rubber, the latter being a little more expensive. This is something you have to decide based on your geographical region and your intensity of use.
  • Finally, this hose has been priced fairly and it is actually pretty affordable. Of course, it still costs a bit, but it is actually pretty affordable even if you’re on a comparatively conservative budget.

Reelcraft 5650 OLP 3/8-Inch by 50-Feet Spring Driven Hose Reel

Reelcraft is a brand that I trust when it comes to reels! They have quality products, and have a wide range of them! So, if you’re ever on the lookout for something, they should ideally be one of the first brands for you to check out!

Anyway, the main features of this model might be summed up in the following points:

  • This model holds 200 ft of 3/8 inch hose. Keep in mind that this is different than the size we mentioned for the last models, so this model is a good choice for you if you’re looking for this specific size.
  • Again, this model is well known for its durability and efficient functioning. This model works really smoothly and lasts for a long time, making it one of the best choices that you can make out there.
  • There is one more thing that you might want to know about this model- it’s mechanism. Unlike some other models out there, this model is actually spring driven, and the quality of the spring gives it a pretty high level of durability.
  • Naturally, this does not come for free. This model does cost a fair bit of money. However, if you are fine with spending a little bit more money for a little extra advantage, I would really recommend this model. The main reason behind this is that this model actually deserves the extra bit of money because of all the features that it comes with.

ikris Retractable Garden Water Hose Reel

The next model that I would really like to recommend is the Ikris Retractable Garden Hose. And I don’t recommend it because it sounds like “iris” and that’s a really cool name, but because it’s actually a good choice to go for!

To sum up the main features and people’s opinions about it in a few words, we can say:

  • This model actually boasts of a pre-installed system, Automatic Rewinding, and Reinforced 5/8” diameter braided PVC hose (50 ft length) with high-quality, threaded brass end fittings.
  • It also flattens the hose reel while rewinding it to prevent uneven overlapping. So, you can rest assured that your hose is going to last for a while!
  • And the people who have already had the chance to use it are actually in love with this model! This is by far one of the clearest indications that this model is worth going for. Personally, I think it’s a great choice!
  • Finally, even in terms of pricing, this model is also a pretty affordable choice. Once again, it isn’t the cheapest out there, but it’s reasonably price and it’s a good model, and so it’s worth going for.

ikris Retractable Garden Water Hose Reel + 50 Foot Hose, 1/2″ diameter

There really isn’t much difference between the last model and this one- honestly, they are almost the same in the sense that:

  • They are from the same company.
  • They boast of almost the same features.
  • They boast of a similar level of functionality.
  • They are both equally durable.

However, there’s one major thing that sets these two apart, and that’s the most important thing for you to consider: the hose size. This model is for a 1/2 inch diameter hose while the other one is a 5/8 inch diameter hose. So, that’s something you must keep in mind and you must only go for the model that suits your needs.

Keep in mind: You don’t want an Air Hose (reel) for watering your plants.

One of the most common mistakes I’ve seen people doing when selecting hoses or hose reels is choosing ones for Air. Well, if your intention is to water your plants properly, you need to select your equipment accordingly, and choosing air hoses is not going to help.

Also, if you already have a water hose, choosing an air hose reel is a complete waste of money. This is owing to the fact that you won’t be able to use it properly! So, please pay attention to this and only choose the kind of hose that is going to serve your purpose.

How to choose the model that’s the best for you?

Choosing the right model might seem like a really hard job at first, but that’s not true at all! In fact, it becomes significantly easier once you’ve actually found out what you need to keep in mind. There are some key points, which when kept in mind make the process a lot simpler!

What are these points, you ask? Well that varies from person to person, since each person has different specific needs. All you have to do is find out what your specific needs are, and you’re good to go! You can easily find out the best model for you once you figure this out. Once you know what you are looking for, you can judge every model accordingly and choose the one that is the best for you!

One thing you must keep in your mind is that all models are not the best choice for you. In fact, even the bestselling or the most/least expensive models might not be the best for you. The best model for you is the model that serves all your needs at the price that seems the most reasonable to you!

As long as you keep this simple rule in mind, it’s really simple to find the right model for you. So, remember the main thing: know what you are looking for!

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