Best Expandable Hoses in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 13, 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. The best expandable hoses are durable, practical, and functional at the same time. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Materials
Original Length
Expandable Length
Nozzle
Max Temperature
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The natural latex inner hose pipe combined with tightly knitted outer fabric makes the product especially durable and resistant to wear and tear. The model doesn't twist, kink, or tangle. It incorporates leak-resistant connections, anti-rust metal fittings, as well as an on/off valve setting. 

CONS

The instructions could use some improvement. 

OUR VERDICT

Suplong 100FT Expandable Garden Hose is probably the overall best expandable hose on the list. You can use it for lawns, plants, shrubs, washing cars, pets, or just about any other stubborn job. The model is easy to expand and just as easy to put away.

detailed parameters
Materials

Natural latex inner hose pipe combined with tightly knitted outer fabric 

Original Length

10 m

Expandable Length

30 m

Nozzle

8-pattern rotating nozzle

Max Temperature

All-weather-resistant

Extras

Tap adapter, quick-fit connectors, ball valve, robust hanger, storage bag

Warranty

1 year

PROS

There's a valve right at your fingertips that will let you turn the water on and off directly from the coil. The model features strong double latex piping and 3/4" brass connectors delivering excellent leak-resistant performance. 

CONS

The outer layer is a little susceptible to scratches and cuts. 

OUR VERDICT

The FlexiHose flexible garden hose makes yard work feel pretty much effortless. It is really lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, so going from garden to patio or driveway will seldom present any challenges. The model doesn't kink or tangle.

detailed parameters
Materials

Double latex pipe, vinyl

Original Length

5 / 8 / 10 m

Expandable Length

15 / 24 / 30 m

Nozzle

8-pattern rotating nozzle

Max Temperature

45°C

Extras

Brass connectors, withstand up to 12 Bars

Warranty

Lifetime replacement guarantee

PROS

The hose's smooth inner and outer surface is able to aid water flow, preventing the walls from sticking together and allowing the polyester fabric to glide over the rubber inner surface. The expansion controller works wonders helping control the water flow through the hose.

CONS

The hose is easily soiled. 

OUR VERDICT

Hozelock 30m Superhoze Hosepipe will continue to perform season after season in more or less any garden, terrace, or balcony. Featuring UV-stable, high-quality polyester weave, the hose forms a hard-wearing, robust skin that allows it to withstand abrasion on any terrain. 

detailed parameters
Materials

Woven textile outer layer, highly elastic core

Original Length

2.5 / 5 / 10 / 13 m

Expandable Length

7.5 / 15 / 30 / 40 m

Nozzle

Spray nozzle with one setting

Max Temperature

All-weather-resistant

Extras

Expansion controller, leak-free fittings, Hozelock Quick Connect System

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The model automatically contracts when shutting off. The double latex tube and extra-flexible 3750D polyester fabric cover make the hose suitable for temperatures ranging from 23°F (-5°C) to 122°F (+50°C). The product is able to withstand up to 15 Bars on the water pressure front.

CONS

The model gets a tad heavy when fully extended. 

OUR VERDICT

Crenova 30M delivers rugged components, functional build, and well-thought-out overall design. The complimentary storage bag and hose hanger add extra storage options. The brass connectors do not stretch or crack, even when accidentally trodden on.

detailed parameters
Materials

Double latex tube, 3750D polyester fabric cover

Original Length

10 m

Expandable Length

30 m

Nozzle

7-pattern rotating nozzle

Max Temperature

50°C

Extras

Leak-free solid brass fittings, withstand up to 15 Bars, storage bag, hose hanger

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The durable polyester webbing with brass end-ducting makes it possible to avoid pipe bursts. The built-in lock allows for continuous ease of use on a preferred setting. The spray gun features a comfortable but firm anti-slip grip and practical on/off handle.

CONS

The hose can prove relatively tricky to assemble. 

OUR VERDICT

ANSIO Garden Hose has to be the most functional model here. It isn't just the hose's functionality though. You can use it for pretty much anything, from watering the garden and washing cars to cleaning windows and bathing pets.

detailed parameters
Materials

Triple-layer natural latex, polyester webbing

Original Length

5 / 10 m

Expandable Length

15 / 30 m

Nozzle

9-pattern rotating nozzle

Max Temperature

All-weather-resistant

Extras

Solid brass fittings,  compatible with Karcher Pressure Washer

Warranty

1 year

Suplong 100FT

The Full Package

Suplong 100FT Expandable Garden Hose doesn't necessarily look the part but the model is as tough, rugged, and robust as these things come. The natural latex inner hose pipe combined with tightly knitted outer fabric makes the product especially durable and resistant to wear and tear. The model doesn't twist, kink, or tangle.

Other than that, there are leak-resistant connections, anti-rust metal fittings, as well as the on/off valve setting that doesn't have anything to do with the model's rugged build but it still is nice that it is there.

The instructions could use some improvement. Putting the hose together isn't necessarily all that difficult but the instruction manual is hardly helpful.

The 8-pattern rotating nozzle doesn't present anything we haven't seen before. The patterns introduce the usual list of suspects, including shower, cone, angle, mist, centre, full, flat, and soak modes.

The product is more or less all-weather-resistant. Its original length is 10 metres and it is able to expand to 30 metres. There's a lovely storage bag that comes with the hose too.

To sum it all up, Suplong 100FT Expandable Garden Hose is probably the overall best expandable hose on the list. You can use it for lawns, plants, shrubs, washing cars, pets, or just about any other stubborn job. The model is easy to expand and just as easy to put away.

Review of Suplong 100FT Expandable Garden Hose

 

FlexiHose Upgraded 50 FT

Lightweight and Easy to Manoeuvre

According to the people behind it, the new-and-improved FlexiHose model is the most functional, lightweight, flexible hose on the market right now. As far as we're concerned, the product more or less delivers on that premise.

Its 50-feet length is enough to make it easy and convenient to manoeuvre around the garden, even when the hose is full of water. There's a valve right at your fingertips that will let you turn the water on and off directly from the coil.

Apart from that, the model incorporates strong double latex piping and 3/4" brass connectors. These components give the hose excellent leak-resistant performance. You can use the 8-setting hose nozzle for watering potted plants, spraying off muddy boots, washing your car, and more. Between these 8 patterns, there's the right pressure for just about every job.

Despite its lightweight build, the hose is pretty strong and plenty durable. The only issue is that the outer layer is a little susceptible to scratches and cuts. But these cuts will unlikely be able to cut deep enough to cause any leakage.

In conclusion, the FlexiHose flexible garden hose makes yard work feel pretty much effortless. It's really lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, so going from garden to patio or driveway will seldom present any challenges. The model doesn't kink or tangle.

Review of FlexiHose Upgraded 50 FT Expandable Garden Hose

 

Hozelock Superhoze 30m

Performing Season After Season

We don't necessarily care for the "super" part in the Hozelock 30m Superhoze Hosepipe but we've no issues with the product in general. Its highly elastic, durable, natural rubber core allows the model to expand and contract up to 3 times its original length repeatedly and reliably.

At the same time, the hose's smooth inner and outer surface is able to aid water flow, preventing the walls from sticking together and allowing the polyester fabric to glide over the rubber inner surface.

There's an expansion controller that works wonders helping control the water flow through the hose. That controller is the biggest reason the model is able to expand gradually, keeping the connection point from the connector to the hose strong and durable.

The outer layer is durable too. Featuring UV-stable, high-quality polyester weave, the hose forms a hard-wearing, robust skin that allows it to withstand abrasion on any terrain.

For our taste, the only weak link here is the model's yellow tone. It makes the hose identifiable, which is always a plus. But, at the same time, it is easily soiled.

Other than that, Hozelock 30m Superhoze Hosepipe will continue to perform season after season in more or less any garden, terrace, or balcony. The model is tough, practical, and highly functional too.

Review of Hozelock Superhoze 30m Expandable Hose

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Crenova 30M

No Environment Restrictions

Crenova 30M is durable, lightweight, and easy to use. The hose is able to expand up to 3 times its original length (from 33 feet/10 metres to 100 feet/30 metres) while in use. At the same time, the model automatically contracts when shutting off. This way, it never tangles, twists, or kinks. Plus, it does not present any storage issues.

The hose is sturdy and tough. Its components include pre-fitted leak-free 3/4" brass connectors, a rubber washer, double latex tube, as well as extra-flexible 3750D polyester fabric cover. The aforementioned tube and cover make the model suitable for temperatures ranging from 23°F (-5°C) to 122°F (+50°C). In addition to the temperature range, the double latex tube allows the hose to withstand up to 15 Bars on the water pressure front.

That being said, the tube is also the model's only flaw. Its double-latex build is what makes the hose a tad heavy when fully extended.

Lastly, the relatively standard 7-pattern rotating nozzle features Jet, Shower, Angle, Centre, Mist, Soaker, and Flat modes, delivering the means for all your watering and cleaning needs.

In short, Crenova 30M delivers rugged components, functional build, and well-thought-out overall design. The complimentary storage bag and hose hanger add extra storage options. The brass connectors do not stretch or crack, even when accidentally trodden on.

Review of Crenova 30M Expandable Hose with Double Latex Core

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ANSIO 50 Ft

A Little More Functional

ANSIO Garden Hose is a really good overall product. As far as we're concerned, the only problem with the hose is that it can prove relatively tricky to assemble. Setting that aside, there's really nothing here to complain about.

The durable polyester webbing with brass end-ducting makes it possible to avoid pipe bursts. The model's inner tube incorporates especially rugged triple-layer natural latex.

That inner tube and the durable outer layer work wonders preventing bursting and making it possible to withstand water pressure up to 12 Bars.

Having said all that, it is probably the spray gun that is the model's biggest selling point. First, the rotating nozzle comes equipped with 9 patterns, including Shower, Mist, Cone, Flat, Centre, Full, Soaker, Angle, and Jet. The built-in lock allows for continuous ease of use on a preferred setting.

The spray gun also features a comfortable but firm anti-slip grip and practical on/off handle.

Other than that, the product is all-weather-resistant and compatible with Karcher Pressure Washer. It starts at 5 feet (1.5 metres) and is able to expand to 50 feet (15 metres).

ANSIO Garden Hose has to be the most functional model here. It isn't just the hose's functionality though. You can use it for pretty much anything, from watering the garden and washing cars to cleaning windows and bathing pets.

Review of ANSIO 50 Ft Pipe Expandable Water 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 2 and 3 metres and go as long as 30 metres. 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: 2019-08-13 12:21:58