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Karcher Primoflex Premium hose review - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Kärcher PrimoFlex Premium hose review

Strong, durable and a joy to use.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

This well designed hose is strong and built to last but is flexible and easy to use across a wide range of watering jobs. It comes with an 18-year guarantee.
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Pros: Highly robust construction

Handled very well

Flexible yet strong

Kevlar reinforced

Highest burst pressure of models tested
Cons: Shortest guarantee of models tested
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How is the Kärcher PrimoFlex Premium hose made?

This hose is made up of five-layers with a double-reinforced design that’s knitted and braided with Kevlar, making it super strong. It is weatherproof with an anti -UV outer layer and can cope with a range of temperatures from -20°C to 60°C. It has an opaque inner layer to prevent algae build up and is safe to use, containing no phthalates, lead, cadmium or barium.

What is the Kärcher PrimoFlex Premium hose like to use?

Comfortable and easy to use around the garden, he Kärcher PremoFlex Premium hose handles well and makes watering a pleasure. Its five layers also mean it’s really tough and it’s twist and kink free, uncoiling and recoiling easily and well with nor irritations or frustrations. Its neutral silver colour makes it blend in well with the garden so its unobtrusive and doesn’t draw the eye whether in use or hung or coiled up at the end of the day.

What jobs is the Kärcher PrimoFlex Premium hose best used for?

Double reinforced with a huge 50-bar burst pressure, this is the strongest hose we tested and is ideal, as you would expect from Kärcher, for use with pressure washers. However, it’s also easy to use day-to-day so doubles up well as a regular hose for watering plants and borders, with sprinklers or hand spray guns attached to the end.

Is the Kärcher PrimoFlex Premium hose good value for money?

One of the cheapest hoses in our premium range On Test, this is the strongest hose we reviewed and despite its comparatively short guarantee of only 18 years, should last and last. We think the Kärcher PrimoFlex Premium hose is very good value for money.


For more tried and tested models, read our round-ups of the best hoses and best garden hose spray guns on test. If it’s more power you need, see our guide to choosing the best pressure washer.

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Product Specifications


Name Karcher PrimoFlex Premium hose
Model Karcher PrimoFlex Premium
Price £32.99
Hose type Reel hose


Hose diameter 12.5mm
Hose length 20m
Warranty 18YEAR
Feature notes

Burst pressure: 50 bar