Like shears and lawnmowers, watering cans are an irrefutably necessary gardener’s tool. Despite the somewhat hoary ubiquitous popularity of watering cans, it has to be said that unless you’ve got an ample-sized shed, these big and bulky items take up way too much room. Watering cans are also one of those long-standing items that have seemed to resist the advances of modern technology – after all, how can you make something a basic and uncomplicated as a watering can more sophisticated?
Nottingham-based product design and manufacturing consultants Sorcit claim to have come up with the answer to sophisticate such a ‘down-to-earth’ device in the form of a fold-up watering can. Ingeniously named Colapz, the UK’s first folding watering can is justifiably poised to become this year’s “must have” outdoor item.
Funky to look at and easy to collapse, the biggest asset of this innovative gardening gadget is that it won’t take up so much room in our grossly over-occupied garden sheds. Being just 24cm in diameter, 10cm in depth and folding to a flat circular shape, this lightweight watering can will store away discreetly, meaning that tripping over it every time we enter the shed or garage is no longer a concern. Despite its compact potentialities, the Colpaz can hold nine litres of water meaning that gardeners can save valuable time and energy by not having to keep refilling an insufficiently-sized watering can.
What’s more, being made from 100% recyclable materials, this durable gardening tool adheres to modern manufacturers’ responsibilities be create products that are favourable to the environment.
Other features of the Colapz that prove that watering cans are at last becoming more sophisticated is its integral splashguard, its moulded feet to protect the base, and a level indicator which will help gardeners when mixing in fertilizers and other additives.
Asides many of us owning a dejectedly small shed, more and more occupiers of flats, apartments and studios in cities and towns are getting on the gardening trail by having roof or balcony gardens or even allotments. In being able to crush down to a flat circular shape, the Colapz would make a great tool for gardeners with seriously limited space.
Available in several funky colours, including Blood Red, Candy Pink and Lime Green and costing a refreshingly modest £19.99, we have to admit, the Colapz would make a great Christmas present for any discerning gardener.
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Pre-order a Colapz ahead of the festive rush at http://www.colapz.com/.