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AMERICAN SPECIALTY Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT

Model # 387654Mfg # MRT50

$62.99

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Product Description

Ends the caos of unruly hoses on the dock!

50'L hose that stores in the space of a large book! This 5/8"dia. hose handles plenty of water, then rolls into a compact cassette. Sun-, oil- and saltwater-resistant.

  • Stores in the space of a large book
  • Handles plenty of water
  • Reels up into a compact cassette
  • Sun-, oil-, and saltwater-resistant
  • 5/8" diameter hose is 50' long

Specs

Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT

Color Gray
Length 5 Inches
Type Hose Mender

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American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT
 
2.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4), Advanced (3)

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4.0

Does the Job

By jake

from Pensacola, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact, brass fittings

Cons

  • none, so far

Best Uses

  • boat in wet slip

Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

Had similar reel hoses before. This is higher priced but with brass vs plastic ends. I drain hose on dock and allow to dry before putting away but you can just roll it up wet and squeeze out most of water while winding back on reel. Takes up significantly less space than regular garden hose. Have used 4 times so far and is holding up. Time will tell if it lasts.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great for covering distance in a compact package

By Captain of the Kismet

from Chesapeake Bay, USA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor

    Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

    I'm not always near the clean water supply when I'm docked at the marina. This hose assembly is compact, can be kept on the boat, and covers the first 50 feet in a straight line to the vessel quickly and easily. Crank it back up and it empties itself on the reel; much better than lugging conventional hoses around.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Weak Design

    By Jim the Runner

    from Oceana

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Rolls flat

    Cons

    • Difficult to Use
    • Kinks

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

      As the other reviewer said, it kinks. And when it kinks it cuts off the flow, rendering it useless. The only way to make it work is to lay it out on the dock, carefully curving it around and back to the boat, so there are no kinks. And then hold it at arm's length, making gently swooping motions. Gimme a break ! The other thing that is a pain, is that when you are rolling it up, you must have it laid out in a straight line all the way to the end, and then pinch the hose, holding it higher than the end, and walk along the entire length to get all the water out. If there is even a little bit of water in the hose, it will not roll up into the reel. A major pain. Not recommended.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Leaks

      By tks29

      from So Cal

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

          Easy to stow, but started to leak after a couple of uses at the dock. Now after one season it is worthless

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Handi Reel Hose, 50'

          By Still Afloat

          from Sequim WA

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Small space required

          Cons

          • expensive
          • Not Durable
          • Only lasted 2 months

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

            This is the second of these hoses that I have owned. The first one lasted one season. It gets used about every 3 months. The second one I purchased was leaking after only 2 uses. I am very careful with the hose as I know they are fragle but I will not purchase another one. I don't know if it was on the shelf too long but it failed in several places with pinhole leaks after only two uses.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Great Idea. Poor Performance

            By Bob the Pier5man

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doen't Last KinksLeaks
              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

                The soft material constantly causes kinks that cut off the water flow completely. These also create weak spots in the seams and "weave" material patterns from the built up pressure causing pin-hole leaks or seam tares'. The older rubber coated - but still collapsible and reel-up - model in past catalogues lasted several seasons and did not have these problems. It was about the same price as well. Granted it had a larger storage reel about 14" across as opposed to 8" or 10". No big deal because it delivered much greater performance (did not kink) and durability, lasting for more than a part of a season.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                "Must Have' product

                By wingssail

                from Seattle, now cruising in Caribbean

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Easy to store
                • Easy to Use
                • No Plastic Taste

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Drinking water fill

                  Comments about American Specialty Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT:

                  We picked up one of these at a swap meet 20 years ago, and it has been great. The only hose we've used that imparts no plastic taste to the water. Now showing a few leaks we're buying a new one.

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