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RHS Everflow EasyControl garden hose review - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

RHS Everflow Garden Hose review

Great performance and a long guarantee.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy award winner this flexible hose never stops running. It is well made, easy to use and comes with a lengthy 30 year guarantee.
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Pros: Flexible yet didn't block

Long guarantee

Only hose available in 100m option

Connectors and spray head included
Cons: Hard to re-coil
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How is the RHS Everflow Garden Hose made?

This hose is made with a resilient blend of PVC and has ‘Everflow technology’, which means it has a central core throughout the hose that keeps the water flowing even when it’s twisted, crushed or knotted.

It contains no phytotoxic chemicals and is phthalate free so it’s safe to use and is UV resistant. It can cope with a range of temperatures from -20°C up to 65°C.

What is the RHS Everflow Garden Hose like to use?

Dubbed the ‘unstoppable hose’, The RHS Everflow Garden Hose is a truly excellent performer. The water does indeed keep on coming even when there’s a kink but in our test, this was rarely an issue as the hose is extremely effective at self-straightening. It’s light, flexible and easy to use. The surface is smooth but it still gripped around corners and into the connectors well. It was great at uncoiling but its self-straightening abilities made it trickier to recoil after use.

What jobs is the RHS Everflow Garden Hose best used for?

With a burst pressure of 30 bars, this is a great hose for everyday watering and cleaning jobs with a spray gun on the end. With its ability to cope with low temperatures it can be used all year round and it comes in 25m, 50m and 100m lengths, so it’s ideal for gardens of all sizes.

Is the RHS Everflow Garden hose good value for money?

An impressive performer, this hose also comes with connectors and a spray head. At £1.44 a metre and with a lengthy 30-year guarantee it’s excellent value for money.

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Product Specifications


RHS Everflow
Name RHS Everflow Garden Hose
Model RHS Everflow Garden Hose
Price £35.94
Hose type Reel hose


Hose diameter 13mm
Hose length 20m
Warranty 30YEAR
Feature notes

Burst pressure: 30 bar

Includes connectors and spray