So I've been kicking around the idea for awhile about the best way to manage my garden hoses. With all the grading work I have done over the last few months it's been imperative that I get enough water on the sod and seeded areas. I only have a single spigot on the back of my home which requires me to run 100'-150' of hose to the back of the property to water everything. I found myself hand coiling the hose into one of my flower beds or leaving it lying in the lawn even after finishing. Since I run 3/4" anti kink garden hoses for additional flow I found that many reels are not big enough to hold this amount of hose let alone a heavy duty anti kink hose.
After plenty of research and trying to find other manufacturers and vendors and commercial distributors I still found that the best move to make for my situation was an Eley Garden Hose Reel with the Extra Capacity kit. It comes 3/4" flow capable however they didn't have 3/4" inlet hoses in stock so I'll just get my own from a local joint. What really sold me was the reviews in many places and that very enticing 10yr warranty.
This is another one of those things where I hope my wife never goods the name or model number and finds out the true price.