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How often do we need a cable reel or extension socket in the garden? It doesn’t matter if we are using the electric lawn mower or the hedge trimmers. Perhaps we are using an electric leaf blower or even a strimmer. Whatever we need electric for in the garden it will always boil down to a cable reel. The best cable reel will have armoured wire for strength, be resistant to moisture, easy to unwind and put back, as well as being well priced. We have reviewed the best cable reels where our table clearly shows the value.

Cable Reels & Extension Sockets Reviews
ImageMake & ModelFeaturesRatingPrice

Cobra Empty Cable Reel

  • Adaptable Cable Reel
  • Removable Blanking Plate
  • Suitable For Most Connectors
  • Impact Resistant Plastic Reel

4.6/5 from 34 reviews

Pifco 2 Way UK 3Pin Plug 10amp Extension Reel with 10 Metre Heavy-Duty Winding Cable and Safety Cut Out Switch - Black

  • 2 WAY SOCKET - The 2 way UK plug outlets are suitable for UK power adapters...
  • COMPACT DESIGN - The slim
  • 10 METRE LENGTH - This extension cable features a 10 metre length cable

4.6/5 from 403 reviews

Masterplug Four Socket Medium Open Cable Reel Extension Lead with Handle, 25 Metres, Blue

  • COMFORTABLE AND EASY TO GRIP GROOVED HANDLE: Makes it easy to lift and transport...
  • MANUFACTERED TO BRITISH SAFETY STANDARDS BS EN 61242: The extension lead has a thermal cut-out...

4.6/5 from 1567 reviews

Defender E86515 50M Industrial Trade Cable Reel-13A 4 Way 1.25mm 240V, 240 V, Yellow, 50 m 1.25 mm

Defender E86515 50M Industrial Trade Cable Reel-13A 4 Way 1.25mm 240V, 240 V, Yellow, 50 m 1.25 mm

  • 4 sockets
  • 1.25mm 3 core H05
  • Thermal cut out
  • Power on indicators

4.6/5 from 49 reviews

Cable Reel 20m, SIMBR 13A Extension Lead Reel with 4 Sockets and Thermal Cut-Out

  • 【Effective Brake Apparatus】-After gotten the needed length of lead
  • 【Heavy Duty Extension Cable】- 20 meters in length
  • 【Thermal Cut-Out & Surge Protector】- When current or voltage surpasses the max...
  • 【High Quality Cable reel】- Prime quality H05VV-F 3*1.5mm² PVC extension cable with PP material cable reel enables the cord...
  • 【Product Warranty】- CE, ROHS Certification offer quality assurance and SIMBR offers this extension lead reel 18 months warranty....

4.5/5 from 59 reviews


Cable Reel 20m, SIMBR 13A Extension Lead Reel with 4 Sockets and Thermal Cut-Out
4.5 out of 5 stars ( 59 customer reviews )
Usually dispatched within 24 hours

The SIMBR cable reel is a proficient strong cable reel well equipped with a 13A plug with 2 sockets and a thermal cut out with a reset button. It’sUltra compact cable reel is lightweight and hence can be stored in home with ease. This efficient cable reel is perfect for tools, lighting, garden, workshop, camping and other needs.

It comes with a reasonable wind up mechanism with a humanised winding handle and its unique lead slot allocated on the lateral edge of disk can help you wind out and up the extension lead comfortably.

  • 4 sockets present in this cable reel; 2.2cm between 2 adjacent socket making it easier for you to power 4 electrical appliances at the same time.
  • If current or voltage surpasses the max, the lead will automatically cut out and can be reset with the button placed on the reel.
  • Cord length of 20m with 4 available socket slots. It also is equipped with a surge protector and is covered with PP and PVC material.
  • Wire Gauge: H05VV-F 3*1.5mm²; Amp Rating: 13A max; Voltage Rating: 250V max.
  • Certification offer quality assurance and SIMBR offers the users with 18 months of warranty to this cable reel.


Masterplug Four Socket Medium Open Cable Reel Extension Lead with Handle, 25 Metres, Blue
4.6 out of 5 stars ( 1567 customer reviews )
Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

Masterplug portable power solutions are manufactured for heavy-duty applications; suitablewith power tools and portable lighting in the workshop, garden, etc.

They are reliable and tough work power solutions that integrate portable power products.

This heavy-duty open reel has a cable length of 25m and is robust and tough in design.
This reel integrates safety thermal cut-out protection which is equipped with the feature of cutting the power in overload situations. Once cooled, the switch can be reset to return power.

  • For convenient use, this reel has 4 sockets around the home and office and with 25 meters of cable; the reel extension lead is adequate when the user requires a long cable extension lead.
  • The risk caused by fire overload is prevented by the usage of the thermal cut-out of the reel present in the extension lead
  • Safe up to 13 Amp of maximum uses, the cable reel measures 25 x 22 x 20 cm.


Cobra Empty Cable Reel
4.6 out of 5 stars ( 34 customer reviews )
Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • Cobra empty cable reels are very sturdy which comes with handles and also has a metal stand.
  • The hands are rubber-coated for a comfortable grip.
  • The reel is created from a robust plastic material and can be spun easily by one of the 3 handles that are around the edge.
  • A 15mm hole is available in the reel.
  • The blanking plate can also be removed by 3 screws and if required, sockets can also be fitted to this.

This 14mm diameter led cable can be used for speakers, AV, mains cable, etc. and comes with a capacity depending upon the outside diameter of the cable:

  • 6.5mm = 100M
  • 8mm = 75M
  • 10mm = 55M
  • 12mm = 35M
  • 14mm = 25M
  • Spool Diameter is: 280 mm
  • Spool Width is: 120mm
  • Can be used as an alternative for other heavy cable reels as this reel doesn’t leave a mass of kinks that would not get reallocated.
  • It is an adaptable Cable Reel which include a handy locking device which fosters the reel from unwinding.
  • Removable Blanking Plate
  • Suitable For Most Connectors
  • Impact Resistant Plastic Reel


Defender is known for designing and manufacturing high-quality, site lighting and energy distribution solutions that are trusted to deliver outstanding trade, industrial and national applications requirements.Defender cable reels are intended to provide you with trouble-free, secure use for years

The powerful steel frame offers a safe foundation, and when the power is turned on, the neon indicator allows customers to see from a distance. A heat cut is also included to avoid overheating.

This heavy-duty 13A 4 ways is a recommended product for everyone. The longer length includes more distance with less resistance resulting in less voltage drop across the cable, which is a huge advantage to maintain customers fully powered during the working day.

  • Industry-standard VDE cable authorised; Thermal cut out
  • Robust impact resistant cassette with inner reel and 4 sockets allocated in it.
  • Neon energy indicator.
  • Thermal overload protection prevents overheating
  • 1.25mm 3 core H05 – VVF BS6500 cable with 720W max load wound and3120W max load unwound.
  • Molded plugs: non-rewire plug capable of extra safety.
  • Thermal cut out: provides an additional safety layer.

The Pifco extension reel for home / outdoor use of the garden features a convenient safety cut-out feature that automatically cuts the energy of your extension reel before overheating for complete safety.

The UK 2-way plug outlets are appropriate for energy adapters in the UK-the plug outlet is ideal for use in your home, office or even in your garden if you need the energy.

The slim, compact and lightweight structure enables you to easily transport your extension cable around the house or office while being able to position it behind your desk or on the ground so that it does not interfere with space.

  • The ideal solution for connecting more than one device when only one socket is accessible
  • This extension lead enables you to connect 2 devices for comfort at any moment.
  • Safety cut out switch
  • 10 meters long cable-Ideal for use at home or in the outdoor garden
  • This extension cable features a 10-meter long cable that allows your powered devices to reach longer, ideal if you are in a big office and need to power your various devices from a distance.
  • The Pifco extension lead is ideal if you have 2 devices that you need to power-e.g. in your home/office where you need to power your device(s).