When Choosing The Best Garden Hose
During the course of life and especially in the summer months, the ‘common garden hose’ has a lot to bear. Not only does it have to defy wind and weather, it has to kick, bend, twist and bend. It is constantly ‘under pressure’, is being rolled up and down and must be ‘always at its service’. It does plants and flowers, cleans the car, fills the pool and operates the pressure washer. For this reason, the garden hose has evolved over the years and now makes a sensation as an expandable version.
In expandable garden hoses, a real wow effect sets in when the faucet is turned on, the garden hose expands to its 3-fold length, and the before-after effect is literally ‘obvious’ in the truest sense of the word. The name wonder hose is no coincidence.
Especially since the strenuous and tedious rolling up after work is a thing of the past, because an expandable garden hose, in contrast to a conventional garden hose after use also automatically contracts again.
Our product of choice is the 50ft Garden Hose – ALL NEW Expandable Water Hose with Double Latex Core by Hospaip, probably one of the best garden hoses money can buy!
• made from high-quality, durable, leak-proof materials
• extra-flexible 3750D polyester fabrics cover protect the double latex inner tube & allows expanding of the garden hose up to 50 Feet
• due to FREE 8-patterns spray nozzle (rinse, flat, soaker, cone, jet, center, mist, shower) i
• compact design of the expandable hose makes watering easy and comfy, FREE storage bag helps you to save a space. Moreover, sprinkler hose in the comfy bag can be nice gift for every gardener
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What Did We Test?
Tightness, Tear Resistance, Length In Service, Jet Nozzle, Handling
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Behind the Scenes – What You Ever Wanted To Know About Expandable Hose
Expandable garden hoses consist of two or three layers, the inner layer of good qualities being made of real latex, which in turn consists of up to 12 own layers. This inner latex tube is covered with other layers of PVC and high-fiber polyester fabric, which makes the garden hose extremely robust, tear-resistant and durable. Cheap qualities are usually only two layers and it is used instead of high-priced real latex and tear-resistant polyester only cheap silicone and thin polyester fabric. The lifespan of these cheap supermarket flex garden hoses is extremely limited and therefore worth the look “behind the scenes” here.
What to consider before buying a wonder hose
The build quality, and especially the materials used and processed, are ultimately the two key factors that determine the best expandable garden hose and the quality of this lifestyle product. If the inner hose of the flexible garden hose is made of real latex, the hose consists of 3 or even 4 layers and if the polyester used has sufficient fiber strength, then it is usually a quality product with corresponding labeling.
If this information is missing from the labeling, it can be assumed that the manufacturer deliberately does not provide any information about it and that it is an inferior product. The best flexible garden hose quality always has an inner tube made of real latex and endures at least 6 bar pressure. If the end pieces are crimped with aluminum rings even permanent 12 or 15 bar water pressure is possible. Expandable garden hose qualities, which are made of silicone or PVC, regardless of how the end piece is incorporated, burst immediately under such pressure. Also often missing here is the indication of the polyester used or it is given incorrect information.
Good polyester qualities start at 450D; If a 600D, 2500D or even 5000D polyester quality is used, then it is a first quality product and such an expandable garden hose should be considered for purchase. Unlike polyester, where oil is used as a raw material, latex is a product that is made from the natural raw material natural rubber and mainly comes from Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia. There are 2 methods of preparation, the so-called ‘Dunlop method’, a vulcanization process with water vapor at around 100 ° C, the most commonly used method. Latex made of several layers is the ideal material for the inner hose of the flexible garden hose, but sometimes has production-related defects that are not recognized by the scanner during quality control. These are tiny air bubbles that can remain in the material during the production or vulcanization of the layers and at the latest when the expandable garden hose bursts, a layer has been used in the latex material, in which such a tiny air entrapment was not recognized.
However, the rate of broken expandable garden hoses of well-known manufacturers is below 1%. The rate of bursting flexible garden hoses, which were made of silicone or PVC, is many times higher and moves according to our research between 8 and 10%. The durability of cheap flexible garden hoses is also significantly lower overall and most of these low budget garden hose products last little more than one season.
Note: The manufacturer’s information about the length always refer to the maximum expanded state under fully built-up pressure. If the garden hose is used, the pressure will decrease slightly and the hose will give off some of its maximum length. About 10 to 15% of the maximum length can be deducted during use.
At the pressure load or pressure compatibility indicated in PSI, the way in which the end pieces of flexible garden hoses are attached is crucial. The most commonly produced version is the one with PVC Lock, which allows a maximum pressure load of the expandable garden hose of about 85 PSI. If the end piece is closed with an aluminum ring (aluminum lock), the maximum pressure load of the expandable garden hose is between 150 and 175 PSI depending on the end piece. If the end piece is clamped (clamp lock), only a maximum pressure load of 50 PSI is possible.
Expandable garden hoses offer enormous advantages over their conventionally manufactured relatives, but their lifespan and durability is less . Is a super durable garden hose with high pressure load requirements, such as for commercial or permanent use, e. g. the permanent removal or diversion of rainwater, needed, so the conventional product is preferable to the expandable garden hose.
Important note: Over time, biofilms may form in all garden hoses, whether conventional or expandable, and therefore the garden hose should be renewed at least every 3 years. In addition, never drink water out of a garden hose. Since there is always some residual water inside, there is also the risk of Legionella, if the garden hose is not used at high ambient temperature for a long period of time and permanently exposed to direct sunlight. As there is very little residual water in expandable garden hoses, the risk of Legionella formation in conventional garden hoses is higher than in expandable ones