As the watering season gets underway consumer editor Julia Heaton looks at six hosepipes that come with a trolley or carrier
Best Buy- 18/20
KIT PRONTO 30M HOSE TROLLEY- £56.47
Telephone- (01282) 873370
All plastic apart from the anodized aluminium frame.
Comes with 97ft6in (30m) of in hose reel, 5ft (1.5m) of lead hose, water-stop adapter, spray nozzle and couplings. The handle spins on rewind to assist speed and comfort.
This trolley was a delight to use and performed driplessly, having the most supple hose of all six. Plus, it didn’t kink or topple over when nearing full extension. The fast rewind was commendable and it was very light and easy to carry around. My only gripe was that the rewind handle felt too close to the wheel and tended to catch my finger knuckles.
Its features and performance were superior in every respect to all the others. For this it’s worth five stars
Other Border Forks on test were:
7/20 HOSEPIPE AND METAL CART- £88.25
Telephone- (01480) 443390
16/20 TOPOLINO STEEL HOSE/REEL BY ALBA KRAPF- £161
Telephone- 0845 224 1484
13/20 30M COMPACT CART/30M HOSE- £82.49
Telephone- (0121) 3131122
LOTS OF EXTRAS
17/20 25M HOSE TROLLEY SET- £32.98
Telephone- (01305) 848725
11/20 25M HOSE REEL KIT
Telephone- 023 8049 4333