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Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose review

A stylish but capable, extendable hose.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

This Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy winner from Sarah Raven expands from 5m up to 15m with water pressure. It has a twist nozzle with a choice of sprays, and also comes with its own hanger for storage. It has a two year warranty.
Set up/storage
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Performance
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Material quality
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Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Comes with its own hanger

Easy to set up

Easy to use
Cons: Grey hose hard to spot in grass or on stonework


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What are the main features of the Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose?

The nozzles and connectors that come with this hose are plastic, but they are thick and sturdy and feel robust. All its parts fit together very easily, although it doesn’t have any spare connectors. As an expandable hose, its pipe is expandable latex covered in stretch fabric webbing. However, this expandable fabric cover could deteriorate in the rain, so like all hoses, it’s best to store this in a shed, particularly over winter.

What is the Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose like to use?

We found this hose a joy to use. It quickly expands from 5 to 15m, and it’s comfortable to hold. The twist nozzle is fantastic – it easily switches between different sprays and all of them are effective without being overly powerful. There’s a little tension as it gets to its full length, but not worryingly so and after use, it quickly springs back to its original size without tangling.

What is the Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose suitable for?

This hose is great if you have a small garden or lots of pots close to the house and need a multi-purpose hose. Its nozzle twists from mists and showers up to a single jet of strong water, so you can use it to water delicate plants as well as clean paving or wash a car.

How easy is the Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose to store?

Thanks to the plastic hanger, which can slot over the hose tap or fasten to a wall, this hose is easy to store. If you’d rather not use the hanger, it shrinks to 5 metres long after use, and can be tucked inside a large pot or trug, so is still great for storage.

Is the Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose good value for money?

This is a great expanding hose at a reasonable price and it’s easy to use, stores well and has a nozzle with a choice of sprays. It comes with a two year warranty and we think it’s good value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Sarah Raven
Name Sarah Raven Self-Extendable Hose
Model 430122-15M
Price £34.95
Hose type Expandable hose

Features

Material Latex, fabric, plastic
Hose diameter 2cm
Hose length 15m
Types of spray pattern Twist nozzle
Lockable trigger No
Sprinkler feature No
Warranty 2YEAR
No