Review: Giraffe Tools Ground-Mounted Retractable Hose Reel is a Gardener’s Dream

Say no to old, manual hose reels.

Tired of schlepping your hose around the yard back and forth? I certainly am. That’s when I came across the Giraffe Tools Ground-Mounted Retractable Hose Reel, which promised a tangle-free, efficient watering experience for your lawn and garden. But does it live up to the hype? Let’s delve into its features and see if it’s a worthy investment for your outdoor space.

Convenience Reigns Supreme

As noted, the biggest advantage of this retractable hose reel is its convenience. Additionally, I find the ground-mounted design eliminates the need for wall mounting, making it perfect for renters or anyone like me who doesn’t want to drill holes in their place for a garden toy. Even better, you get a 360-degree swivel allowing for effortless maneuvering around your yard, driveway, etc., reaching every corner of your (smaller) property without frustration.

Effortless Watering, More Time for Enjoyment

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been envying your neighbors’ retractable hose reels for a while now. The automatic rewind feature is real game-changer. Simply tug on the hose to extend it to your desired length, and a gentle pull retracts it back into the reel. Nifty!

It’s also more attractive than a clunky manual hose reeI. Fortunately, I never had any issues getting the Giraffe back in. If it ever did get stuck, I simply let all the water out to get those last few inches reeled in again. Overall, it eliminates that tedious task of manually cranking the hose, savings an absurd amount of time and effort.

Giraffe retractable hose reel

Portability with a Twist

The Giraffe hose reel boasts portability, thanks to its detachable handle and lightweight (only 22 lbs!) design. Keep in mind that it’s designed for ground mounting, so it’s not ideal for constantly moving it around. That bring said, you can also attach it to a concrete block so you can easily weigh it down and remain mobile. Maybe you have a one off project in the backyard or need an easy sprinkler setup for your kids. Just unstake or unscrew, move it (it’s surprisingly ightweight), and you’re off to the slip n’ slide races!

Decent Water Pressure for Most Tasks

The included 82-foot, half-inch hose offers decent water pressure for most watering needs, cars and gardens included. However, those who require high-powered spraying for pressure washing tasks might find it lacking. But that’s what your pressure washer is for anyway, right? I found the included sprayer had all the desired modes needed, and I had no trouble getting mud or debris off the sidewalk.

The Amazon Deal: A Sweetener?

Best of all, it’s available on Amazon, often with deals and discounts. I paid around $130 and it arrived in just a couple days with Prime. This can make it an attractive option for budget-conscious gardeners. Plus… No sitting on your hand for a week waiting.

The Verdict: A Convenient Retractable Hose Reel Option for All

The Giraffe Ground-Mounted Retractable Hose Reel offers undeniable convenience with its automatic rewind, swiveling design, and portability. No holes to drill and no carrying yards of heavy hose back and forth any longer. The water pressure might not be ideal for all tasks, but its portability is awesome compared to wall-mounted reels or…any traditional manual reels, really! If convenience is your top priority, Giraffe Tools’ ground-mounted reel is a solid option.