A decorative hose reel is a big step up from those old metal or plastic hose hangers that you see hanging on the sides of houses. It makes no sense to have a great looking garden, a great looking house, a great looking yard and then have an eyesore such as a cheap plastic hose hanger to ruin things.

Hose reels help protect your hose, keep the hose and watering area looking great and really reduce a lot of stress on the body and mind when you go out to water the plants.

The Liberty Garden Products wall mounted hose reel is the perfect choice when you are looking for a decorative wall mount hose reel. Not only does it look great, but it is built with longevity and ease of use in mind.

Decorative Hose Reel Product Features and Specifications

The model 704 hose reel is made of all no-rust cast aluminum and is powder coated. This means you do not have to worry about any rusting on this unit. A major plus!

This hose reel can handle up to 125 feet of 5/8 inch garden hose. With that much hose, you will be thankful that you have this unit as it makes winding and unwinding the hose a snap.

One of the features I really like about this Liberty Garden reel is that is has a shelf on top. This shelf can really be great for holding extra hose nozzles, hose nozzle o-rings as well as watering cans or a set of gloves.

  • Perfect for home gardening needs.
  • Powder coated finish.
  • 5-feet of leader hose included.
  • Comes fully assembled.
  • Antique finish.

The Reviews

The reviews on this model are mostly right.  With trends of the following theme, you would wonder how there could be any bad reviews:

“Not the plastic junk that we have been using all of these years! ”

“This reel is an awesome addition to my home!”

The range of positive and negative reviews on this garden tool is quite large.  The people who really liked this model said it was the perfect decorative hose reel for their needs.  On the other side of the fence, you will read a few reviews in which the customers though very highly of the unit, but had concerns about the products durability.

One thing I did find quite interesting is the fact that on a couple of occasions, I read that customers said their hose reel arrived broken.

I’ve also read a handful of reviews in which the customers said the hose reel looked great in their garden and was an excellent tool for them, but it was “flimsy” or that it “leaked” or broke soon after they had purchased it.

Our Recommendation

Our recommendation for this unit is a tough one.  While it is a great looking decorative hose reel and it appears to be made out of quality materials, the negative reviews from actual customers are quite hard to ignore.

If we have seen that maybe one or two people who use these units in their garden had a less than favorable review, we may be able to weight that out.  The fact is, there are numerous reviews that state that this garden hose reel has sprung leaks, is flimsy, was broke when it was shipped, and the list goes on.

We recommend that this unit may not be the best decorative wall mounted hose reel that one can buy.  That being said, it is unclear at the amount of “abuse” the people who left negative reviews of the product put their hose reel through.