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Hozelock Ultimate garden hose review - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Hozelock Ultimate hose review

Light, kink-free and excellent value garden hose.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

A Gardeners' World Best Buy winner this premium hose is very light and easy to water and clean with. Kink-free and flexible it comes with a 30 year guarantee.
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Pros: Lightweight and comfortable

Anti-kink design

Crush proof

Long guarantee

Lowest price per metre (in category)
Cons: Slightly tricky to re-coil
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How is the Hozelock Ultimate hose made?

Constructed from five layers, including a reinforced material the Hozelock Ultimate also has a smooth inner layer to enhance water flow. Weatherproof, with UV resistance and frost protection, it can cope with a range of temperatures from -20°C up to 40°C. It’s free from phthalates , heavy metals and other harmful toxins so is reassuringly safe to use.

What is the Hozelock Ultimate hose like to use?

Lightweight and very flexible, this hose is easy and comfortable to use and to carry and move around from job to job. Its five layers make it anti-kink and crushproof, but it’s flexible enough to uncoil easily. Recoiling was a little trickier but not too frustrating and all in all this is a great, strong hose for everyday use.

What jobs is the Hozelock Ultimate hose best used for?

With a high burst pressure of 40 bars the Hozelock Ultimate is ideal for all watering and cleaning jobs and strong enough to cope with the high water pressure of a pressure washer and a sprinkler.

Is the Hozelock Ultimate hose good value for money?

This was the lowest priced hose per meter at £1.33 that we tested in the premium category. It comes with a lengthy 30-year guarantee and is light and strong, making it excellent value for money.


For more tried and tested models, see our guides to the best hoses and best garden hose spray guns. If it’s more power you’re after, see our buyer’s guide to choosing the best pressure washer.

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Product Specifications


Name Hozelock Ultimate hose
Model Hozelock Ultimate
Price £39.99
Hose type Reel hose


Hose diameter 12.5mm
Hose length 30m
Warranty 30YEAR
Feature notes

Burst pressure: 40 bar