More kinks and knots than my back
I brought a Gardena hose last year,as I was sick of bending down getting the tangles out of a cheap hose I had ( bad back) . I paid $90 for it. What a disappointment,it’s worse than the cheap one. I’ve left it out in the sun to soften it, it still tangles. I wish I could get a refund but I’ve lost the receipt. I brought it at
I guess I’m stuck with it.
Worse hose ever for kinks
I purchased 2 x 30 meter rated 10 anti kink hoses. The packaging is blatant false advertising- the hose kinks in multiple spots with every single use. Virtually impossible to use without kinking. The worse hose I have ever bought. Plus after emailing Gardena - zero response. Avoid this hose at all costs - total waste of money
Purchased in October 2019 for $115.00.
Worst hose for kink resistance!
I have bought this hose, because it was rated 8 out of 10 kink resistant. ( Bear in mind that at Bunnings the best hose is rated 9 our of 10). I am so disappointed, because this hose kinks like the cheapest available garden hose.
This is worse than the cheapest hoses on the market.
The hose kinks more than my cheapest hose. I generally buy very good hoses for our 8000m small holding. The old dull green ones with three stripes get dragged around all the time and hardly ever kink. This Gardena hose is so precious it has instructions not to drag it and the promise of no kinks. Who is ever going to pick up a 30 m hose and carry it around? What a rubbish product. Gardena must be by China and is no longer German quality. AVOID THIS PRODUCT.
Definitely not as advertised!
I purchased the Gardena SuperFLEX 30 metre garden hose from Bunnings.
This hose should be labelled as 2/10, not 10/10 for kink resistance. Virtually unusable, as even in our recent heat wave the hose continually kinked to the point of completely shutting off the flow. I have 2 Aldi soft hoses that for a third of the price have never kinked.
Very BAd Kinking
The product is the 30 meter hose, kink ratting is 8, which is 2 below 10, the max..
Previously I had 2 other brands, 15 meter hoses, kink rating 6/7.
This hose kinks very easily, and is very hard to wind on a wall mounter plate. Based on previous hoses, the kink rating should be about 2, if 10 means that it will hardly ever kinks.
I will be returning it to Bunnings, since the published/stated kink is not better than what lower rated hoes are.
Run away. A drinking straw would kink less
Bunnings should be embarrassed selling this. I wouldn't even give it away. The 8/10 kink rating must mean an 80% chance you'll give up trying to get water from the hose and go back to a bucket. Amazingly bad. No really. It is that bad. An Aldi cheap knock off would be better.
I have owned this hose for 2 years. Went through the unwind procedure, did everything the instructions advised. Still kincks, is hideous to wind up. I think the neighbours are probably sick of hearing me curse it. Meanwhile the cheap Aldi one on the other side of the house keeps trucking on. It does kink but is easy to shake out , the Gardena house mostly requires running back to the kink to undo. Not worth the money so far.
Dept of Fair Trading Should Ban Sale
I purchased the Gardena SuperFLEX 30 metre garden hose from Bunnings. Paid top dollar as the packaging advertised that the hose is rated 10 out of 10 for kink resistance. Problem is the hose kinks more that any other cheap hose I have ever owned. I have left it in the sun on very hot days to try and sort out the kinks but that hasn’t worked. I am unable to wind the hose on the wall bracket as it just twists and turns. So back to Bunnings it goes. Department of Fair Trading should investigate and heavily fine Gardena for false and misleading advertising.
The worst water hose I have ever used!!!
Recently purchased a Gardena high flex 13mm garden water hose. Pretty orange and silver colour with a high rating against kinking. Big mistake! What a crap of a hose! Tangles and kinks and just try rolling it up onto a wall mounted hose reel, just about impossible. Still have another old hose that I have had for over twenty years and is still great. As soon as I find a substitute it is going to be recycled ie cut into tiny pieces and dumped!! Peter
Gardena Flex Hose
Bought 30 metre hose 2weeks ago. $60. 8 out of 10 kink rating. It is the worst hose I have ever had . I am 76 and I have had a few hoses. The kinks were so bad it was unusable . Took it back to Bunnings and they were happy for a refund. Bought a Pope for $117. I will let you know how it goes.
A hose for those who like it kinky!
Wanting a hose that resists kinking, I purchased one with the highest kink resistance rating I could find. It was the Gardena Comfort FLEX Hose 13 mm, with a self rated kink resistance score of 8.
After using it I was disappointed to find that it kinks more than any other hose that I have purchased in years. It kinks badly during use, shutting off the water supply and causing stress damage to the hose wall where it kinks.
A complaint to Gardena resulted in the response that I should have carried out a 2 day procedure on the hose to tra...in it not to kink! Reluctantly I carried out this procedure - which was very problematic - only to find that it made no difference at all. The hose is simply irreversibly kinky and would suit those who are blessed with extreme patience and a total lack of frustration who have money to waste.
Questions & Answers
For those who are complaining about kinks, did you follow Gardena's instructions about preparing the hose before use?
Yes Jim, 4days along the drive in the sun. It was truly the worst hose in the world.. I think it has now been withdrawn from the shops.
Interesting to know that you still had trouble with it after the "conditioning" period.
It's still available in Bunnings in 3 versions: Comfort Flex (kink rating 8/10), Comfort HighFlex (kink rating 9/10) and Premium SuperFlex (kink rating 10/10).
I have been using a version at work marked as "Classic" and it's really good (soft, pliable and doesn't kink) so have been considering buying some myself, hence my chasing up of reviews.
I don't know what "Classic" means in the context of what's currently on the shop shelves.
Another characteristic of the one I have been using is that it seems to repel dirt; nothing much sticks to it. Gardena ascribes that characteristic to the SuperFlex version, so maybe that's what I've been using.
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