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.

What we tested

  • Set up/storage
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Performance
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Material quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Flexible, with excellent kink resistance
  • Simple to uncoil and re-coil
  • Power grip profile
  • Long guarantee


  • 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.

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

NameGardena Comfort FLEX hose
ModelComfort FLEX
Hose typeReel hose
Hose diameter13mm
Hose length15m
Feature notes

Burst pressure: 25 bar