Best Expandable Hoses

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 1, 2019
An expandable hose will let you do so much more than just water your garden. The right expandable garden hose will be able to do it all, from pool cleaning to car washing. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Materials
Original Length
Expandable Length
Nozzle
Max Temperature
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The 3750D fabric and 4-layer latex will be able to avoid bursts and is, in general, far more robust than the usual triple-layer latex. The non-slip ergonomic holder will make it particularly easy and convenient to use the hose. The storage bag and the hanger that come with the hose simplify storage as well as transportation. 

CONS

Some spraying patterns are a little underwhelming. 

OUR VERDICT

TBI Pro Heavy-Duty Garden Hose is the best expandable hose on the list. The model is as rugged and durable as they come. At the same time, it is very much practical and versatile. It does not take up too much space when folded. Plus, the overall package is really nice too.

detailed parameters
Materials

Strongest 3750D fabric and 4-layer latex

Original Length

17/33 feet 

Expandable Length

50/100 feet

Nozzle

Zinc alloy 9-pattern rotating sprayer

Max Temperature

All-weather resistant 

Extras

Advanced connector protectors, 3/4-inch brass connectors, 2-way splitter, storage bag, hanger, 2 extra washers included

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The zinc alloy 8-pattern rotating spray nozzle gives you leak-resistant performance. It doesn't rust nor is it susceptible to corrosion. The model is just as suitable for watering potted plants as it is for washing cars or spraying off muddy boots. It expands to 50 feet and shrinks to a third of that size. 

CONS

The manufacturers don't recommend starting with the highest pressure option. 

OUR VERDICT

Flexi Hose is the only model here and one of the very few rubber garden hoses on the market right now that deliver as much on the durability front as they do on the convenience and practicality ones. It will last you for decades and it shouldn't inconvenience you along the way. 

detailed parameters
Materials

Strong double latex 

Original Length

17 feet

Expandable Length

50 feet

Nozzle

Zinc alloy 8-pattern rotating spray nozzle

Max Temperature

113°F

Extras

3/4-inch brass connectors, withstand up to 12 Bars, sturdy on/off valve

Warranty

Lifetime replacement guarantee

PROS

The pipe does not tangle, twist, or kink. It weighs only 1.8 pounds, making the model as lightweight as they come. After getting the work done, you can just rewind it into any basket and/or hose hanger. The hose expands really quickly. At the same time, the brass valve lets you better control the water flow. 

CONS

The model's exterior is easily soiled. 

OUR VERDICT

The hose from TheFitLife has been designed to make your life easier and it should be able to do just that. The model's flexible strength and different pressure options will prove suitable for many different purposes, including but not limited to gardening, watering, pet bathing, pool cleaning, and car/boat washing.

detailed parameters
Materials

Triple-layer latex wrapped with the strongest interwoven elasticated fabric

Original Length

9/17/25/33 feet

Expandable Length

25/50/75/100 feet

Nozzle

8-pattern spray nozzle

Max Temperature

208°F

Extras

3/4-inch solid brass fittings, withstand up to 10 Bars

Warranty

180 days no questions asked money-back guarantee

PROS

Shrinking down, the hose allows for easy storage and is particularly easy to coil without kinking or twisting. The model's durable latex, high-quality polyester cloth, and PVC combination make the pipe able to withstand water pressure up to 10 Bars. 

CONS

The screw on the shut-off valve gets loose after some time. 

OUR VERDICT

GrowGreen 82-GHB-50 offers an excellent price-performance ratio. There isn't much that the model won't allow you to do. Plus, it will be able to last for years to come. The all-brass connectors are about as corrosion-resistant as they come.

detailed parameters
Materials

Durable latex, High-quality polyester cloth, PVC 

Original Length

8/25/33 feet

Expandable Length

25/75/100 feet

Nozzle

8-pattern spray nozzle

Max Temperature

All-weather resistant

Extras

3/4-inch solid brass fittings, withstand up to 10 Bars, rust-free shut-off valve

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The hose is really lightweight but, at the same time, surprisingly rugged and durable. The 3750D high-strength polyester cover is really good at protecting the inner tubing. The hose can withstand high and low temperatures (ranging from 14 to 226 degrees Fahrenheit) without suffering any damage. 

CONS

You'll have to purchase the nozzle separately. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is a really good expandable hose with a slightly different design approach. Provided you don't mind the fact that you will have to purchase the nozzle separately, the model will prove very much suitable for various outdoor and indoor tasks.

detailed parameters
Materials

Triple-layer latex core and 3750D high-strength polyester

Original Length

9/17/25/33 feet

Expandable Length

25/50/75/100 feet

Nozzle

Not included, suitable for most spray nozzle attachments 

Max Temperature

226°F

Extras

High-quality fittings and on/off valve

Warranty

45 days money-back and 1-year warranty

TBI Pro Heavy-Duty

The Best Overall Package

TBI Pro Heavy-Duty Garden Hose delivers on the "heavy-duty" premise as much as the next hose. The model is practically indestructible and as durable as they come. The 3750D fabric and 4-layer latex will be able to avoid bursts and are, in general, far more robust than the usual triple-layer latex.

The hose will not bend and/or deform with time. It will never stretch, kink, twist, burst, or get tangled up while in use. The model's anti-leak advanced connectors are not susceptible to rust whatsoever.

Other than that, it is the little things that nonetheless count almost as much. The non-slip ergonomic holder will make it particularly easy and convenient to use the hose. The 9-pattern sprayer is as durable as it is versatile. The only problem we have with the sprayer is that some patterns are a little less impressive than others. At the same time, it is really nice to have so many different spraying options.

Another great thing about the product in general is the overall package. In addition to the aforementioned advanced connector protectors and the usual 3/4-inch brass connectors, the hose comes supplied with a 2-way splitter, storage bag, hanger, and 2 extra washers.

In short, TBI Pro Heavy-Duty Garden Hose is the best expandable hose on the list. Again, the model is as rugged and durable as they come. At the same time, this pressure washer very much practical and versatile. It does not take up too much space when folded. Plus, the overall package is really nice too.

Review of TBI Pro Heavy-Duty Garden Hose Expandable

 

Flexi Hose 3/4" Solid Brass Fittings

Lightweight and Easy to Lug Around

Flexi Hose makes yard work feel effortless. There are many things that contribute to it. For one, the model is really lightweight and easy to maneuver, meaning that moving from the garden to your patio or driveway is never a struggle. Plus, it is about as kink-proof as the next hose, so you won't have to lug around a heavy rubber piece that kinks and tangles.

But, first and foremost, the biggest difference between this model and its subpar counterparts is probably the zinc alloy 8-pattern rotating spray nozzle.

As you'd imagine, the "zinc alloy" part implies a certain level of strength and durability. It doesn't rust nor is it susceptible to corrosion.

The "8-pattern" part, of course, means that you will be able to water different areas exactly the way you want to. The model is just as suitable for watering potted plants as it is for washing a car or spraying off muddy boots.

Lastly, this is an expandable water hose. You can turn it into the usual 50-feet hose or shrink the garden tool to a third of the size, making storage and transportation a walk in the proverbial park.

In closing, Flexi Hose is the only model here and one of the very few rubber garden hoses on the market right now that deliver as much on the durability front as they do on the convenience and practicality ones. It will last you for decades and it shouldn't inconvenience you along the way.

Review of Flexi Hose 3/4" Solid Brass Fittings Expandable Garden Hose

 

TheFitLife Flexible and Expandable

Makes Your Life Easier

The hose from TheFitLife has been designed to make your life easier and, as far as we can tell, it should be able to do just that. The pipe does not tangle, twist, or kink. It weighs only 1.8 pounds, making the model as lightweight as they come. After getting the work done, you can just rewind it into any basket and/or hose hanger.

The hose expands really quickly. At the same time, the brass valve lets you better control the water flow. The model's flexible strength and different pressure options will prove suitable for many different purposes, including but not limited to gardening, watering, pet bathing, pool cleaning, and car/boat washing. Plus, it returns to the original length in seconds.

The brass connector here will not break, crack, leak, or corrode with time. It should be able to withstand any temperature ranging from 23 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

The model's triple-layer latex is wrapped with the strongest interwoven elasticated fabric. The fabric is especially dense and rugged. It will be able to provide the inner tube with superior protection from thorns, punctures, sharp corners, as well as add extra resistance to bursting and leaks, preventing the usual friction damage caused by dragging on the ground.

Again, the expandable garden water hose from TheFitLife was designed with convenience and practicality in mind and the people behind the product have been able to successfully execute these ideas.

Review of TheFitLife Flexible and Expandable Garden Hose

 

GrowGreen 82-GHB-50

Simple Enough

GrowGreen 82-GHB-50 is relatively simple and very much practical. There are different sizes (lengths) available but the most popular and, as far as we're concerned, the most practical model is the 50-feet one. It starts at 17 feet but is able to expand to 50 feet and return to that original 17-feet length in seconds. Shrinking down, the hose allows for easy storage and is particularly easy to coil without kinking or twisting.

The model's 8-pattern spray nozzle is very much adjustable and will be able to cover different purposes and applications. You can choose between the usual patterns (Flat, Cone, Soaker, Full, Angle, Shower, Mist, and Center) and adjust the pressure according to your needs and preferences. The all-brass connectors are about as corrosion-resistant as they come.

On paper, the collapsible hose's admittedly durable latex, high-quality polyester cloth, and PVC combination is nothing to write home about. However, it is very much able to withstand water pressure up to 10 Bars, which is nothing to scoff at.

We will scoff at the screw on the shut-off valve though. It's nothing to complain too much about but the screw gets a little loose after some time, so you will have to occasionally refasten it.

All in all, GrowGreen 82-GHB-50 is the best expandable hose on the list as far as the price-performance ratio is concerned. There isn't much that the model won't allow you to do. Plus, it will be able to last for years to come.

Review of GrowGreen 82-GHB-50 Expandable Hose with All Brass Connectors

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POYINRO Lightweight

No Kinking Allowed

The model from POYINRO isn't the best hose on the list but it has its moments too. The biggest issue we have with the model doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the hose but the overall package. In short, the product does not come supplied with any nozzle, so you'll have to purchase it separately. Other than that, the product is pretty good.

The hose is really lightweight but, at the same time, surprisingly rugged and durable. The 3750D high-strength polyester cover is really good at protecting the inner tubing. The model's flexible accordion design excels at preventing kinking and tangling.

The triple-layer latex core is no joke too. Add to that the model's high-quality fittings and you can rest assured knowing that the pipe will not break, crack, leak, or corrode. On top of that, the hose can withstand high and low temperatures (ranging from 14 to 226 degrees Fahrenheit) without suffering any damage.

As it is usually the case, the hose is very much able to expand up to 3 times from its original length. It is just as able to retract down to that original shape in no time at all for easy storage.

To sum it all up, what we have here is a really good expandable "pocket hose" with a slightly different design approach. Provided you don't mind the fact that you will have to purchase the nozzle separately, the model will prove very much suitable for various outdoor and indoor tasks.

Review of POYINRO Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose

 

What Is an Expandable Hose?

Your garden hose is probably the most important tool in your garden. It is not expensive but at the same time, about as important and crucial as they come. The right hose will be able to help you with gardening, watering, pet bathing, pool cleaning, and car/boat washing. You'll be able to do all that and then some, provided that the "right hose" is expandable.

As you would imagine, the difference between an expandable hose and regular hose is the fact that the former is able to change its length. Generally speaking, expandable models usually start somewhere between 8 and 17 feet and go as long as 100 feet. As it is the case with regular hoses, expandable models usually come equipped with spray nozzles that incorporate different spray patterns.

Other than that, it is the materials that determine just how durable the hose will prove in the long run. The right components and/or materials will protect the hose against rust and corrosion and will prevent the pipe from kinking, twisting, bending, and/or tangling.

Other than the hose, you can add a rain barrel to your garden to waste less precious water since it is, after all, a finite source. The right watering can will prove useful in the garden too.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-01 14:34:38