Best Garden Hose Review 2017

. October 14, 2017 . 0 Comments

There isn’t just one kind of garden hose that’s perfect for everyone. The best garden hose for you will depend on the size of the area in which you’ll be using it, what you’ll use the hose for and where you’ll store it, as well as your budget.

When choosing the best garden hose for your yard, consider the following;

The purpose

When deciding on the best garden hose to purchase, consider the purpose. This will determine not only your hose length but also its overall durability.

For your kitchen garden or potted plants, you may not need as much of a sturdy design or length. If you are intending to get one for your yard for multiple purposes you may need one that can withstand different extreme weather conditions and can last for long without tearing.

Flexibility

A flexible garden hose is the best for easy storage and going around corners. Flexibility does not mean that it kinks easily as this leads to splitting, thereby shortening the lifespan of your hose. When shopping for a garden hose, bend it into a U. If it kinks, pick another.

Hose Material

When it comes to hose materials, they vary widely. From plastic, vinyl and rubber. When buying a vinyl hose, look for the ply. The greater the number, the thicker and more durable it is. This translates to less frustration encountered when pulling it around with fewer kinks and leaks.

The best hoses for using outdoors and in the garden from my research are made of rubber. Rubber hoses are flexible, durable and can handle the wide ranges of temperatures and abuse they will face outside.

Hose Length

The length of the hose is determined by its intended purpose. For your potted plants in your patio, you do not need a hundred foot hose and for your yard you might need a long hose to reach the furthest end.

Below is the review of the best garden hose 2017

Model

Length

Material

Where to buy

Craftsman Rubber

50 feet

Rubber

Neverkink Heavy duty

20-100 feet options

Reflex Mesh patented

Legacy Flexzilla Hybrid

3-100 feet options

Polymer

Zero-G Kink-Free

50 feet

Polymer and Nylon fiber covering

Lawn Pro Expanding hose

50 feet

Denier woven fabric

1. Craftsman Rubber Garden Hose

If you are looking for a great all-round, durable, heavy duty hose which comes with a lifetime warranty, then this is it!

The Craftsman Rubber Garden Hose is one of the traditional garden hose made from simple materials, that is, rubber with brass fittings. It however delivers in all aspects as would a hose built using the new technology.

This is an all-weather, dependable, sturdy hose that can last for a long time with little worry of wear and tear or kinking if stored and treated properly. Although it weighs a bit heavy to be carried around too often, it can be left outside with no worry of breakdown. It also holds its shape and coils up well on a reel where it pulls out easily when needed.

Pros

  • Low toxins
  • Tolerant to all elements of weather
  • Solid construction
  • Durable and reliable

Cons

  • Black rubber will leave marks on surfaces, especially in heat
  • Kinks if not stretched out first

2. Neverkink Heavy Duty Garden Hose

Are you looking for a heavy duty, lightweight hose that is kink resistant, Neverkink Garden hose is the best choice because it is dependable, easy to use and with proper care has lasts a lifetime.

Neverkink is the best garden hose as it has a mesh reinforcement that keeps it from ever kinking. The rigid sleeves at the fitting ends help to keep folds form happening where faucet connections occur, and also provides additional protection to the crush proof aluminum connectors.

Pros

  • Fittings tight and durable
  • Does not kink when full of water
  • Easy to wind up for storage

Cons

  • Not to be used with hot water
  • Not to be used in freezing weather (loses flexibility below 45 degrees)

3. Legacy Flexzilla Hybrid Garden Hose

This is one of the best garden hoses of all time no matter the kind of workload you have lined up in any season, from durability, lightweight to being kink free Legacy Flexzilla beats them all.

Being made from a premium polymer hybrid, this garden hose stays flexible and true to its shape in both extreme hot or cold weather conditions. Its durability is tested and proven as it can be used for a variety of heavy duty jobs around the yard without wearing out.

In order to keep its shape consistent, it’s better stored rolled on a hose reel.

Pros

  • Durable in extreme high and low temperatures
  • Flexible and easy to roll
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Will keep a curvature memory

4. Zero-G Kink-Free Garden Hose

For anyone looking for a medium to heavy duty hose to work in both the yard and garden, this is the best garden hose. It’s made of polymer and nylon waterproof shell to create a flexible, lightweight and foldable hose that can withstand rigorous work.

Being labeled as lead free and drinking water safe means it’s the best when you have pets and children or if you are using the hose to water your edibles.

Zero-G Kink free hose although durable, comes with a 5 year guarantee and new designed fitting ends to keep them protected from accidental crushing. It’s a non-snagging hose that can be stored either rolled or folded as it tolerates heats fairly.

Pros

  • Fittings are durable
  • Long-lasting design
  • No-slip hold
  • Lightweight and easy to move around

Cons

  • Will not roll up unless filled with water, easier to store when folded
  • Not for freezing temperatures

5. Lawn Pro Expanding Garden Hose

Lawn Pro Expanding Garden hose is a great kink-free choice if you are looking for a lightweight, medium duty hose because when emptied, it only weighs in at 2.5 pounds. It’s also one of the toughest you can find as it is made of non-seamed woven denier, one of the strongest fabrics in the market.

The great thing about this expandable hose is that it can shrink up to approximately a third of their expanded length when empty.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to store
  • Expandable/collapsible

Cons

  • Weak pressure rate
  • Cloth covering can fray on snaggable surfaces

Final thoughts

With so many options to choose from and little visible difference between garden hoses, it’s tempting to simply choose the cheapest one. But small differences can have a big impact on how long the hose lasts and how easy it is to use.

From our research we concluded that the Craftsman Rubber Garden Hose is the best garden hose. This is due to the rubber material it’s made of, which increases its durability because it’s flexible, kink-free and can be used in extreme hot or cold weather conditions.

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