Gardena Comfort FLEX garden hose review - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Gardena Comfort FLEX hose review

A good, reliable performer at a reasonable price

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy winner this is tough, flexible and easy to use. A great-performing hose for the price, it comes with a lengthy 20-year guarantee.
Set up/storage
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Performance
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Material quality
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Value for money
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Pros: Flexible, with excellent kink resistance

Simple to uncoil and re-coil

Power grip profile

Long guarantee
Cons: Slightly heavier material

Ribbed profile caught on corners
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How is the Gardena Comfort Flex hose made?

This 15m hose is constructed from a high-quality spiral mesh textile that is UV and frost resistant and free of harmful plasticizers such as phthalates.
Its ‘power grip’ profile is basically its ribbed texture, which helps to give the hose extra grip so that it locks into the connectors easily and tightly.

What is the Gardena Comfort Flex hose like to use?

This is a tough hose that handles pressure well and is hard to kink, but is still flexible enough to move freely around the garden. The material is slightly heavier than some but it uncoils and recoils easily with no awkward battling to put it away at the end of the day. Occasionally the ribbed profile caught on corners as it was dragged about.

What jobs is the Gardena Comfort Flex hose best used for?

With a burst pressure of 25 bars this hose is only for watering rather than using with a sprinkler or pressure washer, but is strong enough to use every day and can cope with being dragged from job to job.

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Is the Gardena Comfort Flex hose good value for money?

At the top end of the budget range of hoses in our test but still an excellent performer for the price, with a 20-year guarantee. We think this hose is excellent value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Gardena
Name Gardena Comfort FLEX hose
Model Comfort FLEX
Price £14.99
Hose type Reel hose

Features

Hose diameter 13mm
Hose length 15m
Warranty 20YEAR
Feature notes

Burst pressure: 25 bar