Every homeowner should have at least one garden hose stored in the shed. You’re going to use it for so many things—watering the lawn, washing the car, spraying the neighborhood kids—it’s worth investing in a decent hose.
Get The Right Length
Think about how far you’ll want to stretch your hose, both now and in the future. Think you might someday build a garden bed on the edge of your yard? You’re going to be pretty annoyed if your hose doesn’t stretch that far. Get a hose that’s big enough to reach to the edges of your property
Adapt With Specialty Attachments
The powerful stream you use to drive dirt off your hubcaps will be way too powerful for watering delicate flowers. If you plan a wide range of uses for your hose, make sure the hose you pick has attachment options.
Can You Deal With Kink?
No-kink hoses are a new development in hose technology. If you are a heavy user of your hose, this might come in handy. If you only plan to use the hose in emergencies, or for short and simple jobs, you can save a little money by foregoing the no-kink options
Neverkink 8844-110 Series Commercial Duty Pro Garden Hose — About $35
The Neverkink Commercial Duty Hose is 5/8″ wide and 100 ft. long, so it should reach your vegetables or flowers, whether they’re in the front yard or in back. It comes with a guarantee of no tangling or kinking, so you won’t have to worry about bottlenecks in the line during use. Couplings have lead-free construction and are crush-proof, and the hose has a micro-shield which inhibits the growth of mold or mildew. This is a great choice as an all-around hose, and it can be purchased in several other sizes and widths.
Flexzilla Heavyweight Light-Duty Garden Hose — About $30
The all-weather Flexilla Heavyweight Garden Hose can be used in practically any environment, being able to withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Its inner rib core design makes it kink-resistant, so you won’t be bothered with dashing around trying to relieve water line bottlenecks. One popular size is the 5/8″ wide, 50 ft. model, although it’s also available in 25, 75, and 100 ft. lengths. The anodized aircraft aluminum fittings make connections easy and secure, and it is safe for use with drinking water.
VicSing 50-ft Expanding Hose — About $40
The VicSing Expanding Hose is the strongest commercial grade hose, featuring a double latex core with solid brass fittings, and extra-strength fabric for heavy duty usage. It can be expanded as much as three times its normal length, but easily collapses back down when you’re ready to store it. Equipped with an on/off shutoff valve, it will save you numerous trips back to the faucet. Despite its durability, this is a compact and lightweight hose that anyone can easily move around the yard for any kind of outdoor usage.
Gilmour Pro Commercial Hose — About $25
The Gilmour Pro Commercial Hose comes in lengths of 25, 50, 75, and 100 ft, with a 500 psi burst strength that guarantees long life and reliable service. The rubber and vinyl construction is double-reinforced to provide maximum strength and durability for the entire life of the hose. The heavy duty metal coupling is fitted with an O-ring that imparts a tight seal to any connection being made, and the lifetime warranty makes this a ‘can’t lose’ purchase option.
HedgX Expandable Water Hose — About $100
The HedgX Expandable Water Hose is the best high-quality shrinking/expanding hose on the market, and to make it even more appealing, it comes equipped with everything you might need to start gardening and washing right away! Included in this all-in-one package is a 9-way spray nozzle, a holder, a carry bag, heavy duty brass fittings, and two extra washers. This is a non-kinking hose which comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.