Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Gilmour PRO Commercial Hose. As you may know I always say with somethings always buy the best you can afford. When I do I often use a garden hose as an example, because when you cheap out on a hose, you always regret it.
Up till a few years back I have always said just go to Home Depot and get the “red contractor grade hoses”. Well that was until I recently took my own advice and did that. In a hurry I simply grabbed the hose that looked right, instead of a Gilmour it was made by a company called “Contractor Farm”. (this POS here) It sure looked good and it damn sure was expensive enough, it also sucks.
Unrolling it alone I knew I had been had, stiff, not pliable and kinks like mad! Great over built fittings but the hose just sucks. So I went and looked at the three I had that I loved, all were Gilmour. Frankly they are now the only thing I will buy.
What makes them so great? First diameter, the flow you get though them is impressive, given I fill 6-12 21 gallon baths for the ducks or more a day that is important to me. Next is the rubber, it is thick and very pliable, what that means is it simply doesn’t kink. I mean you can kink it if you try hard enough but with normal use I never kink mine.
Lastly the hardware is just top notch, very sturdy and no spray by at the connections. I personally like the 50 foot length, it is easy to manage and pop two together and you have 100 feet. This about this, right now the 50 foot ones are 42 dollars each. A 100 foot hose is 76 dollars.
So two 50′ ones are only 8 bucks more than a single 100′ hose. Now you can still go 100 feet but you also have two hoses. The extra two fittings are worth more than the 8 bucks. You can buy what you want this is just how I think about this stuff. To me the ease of management and two hoses that can simply be put together if needed is worth the 8 dollar “convenience charge”. I have mostly 50′ hoses and a couple 75s. This gives me a ton of flexibility on my 3 acres. Most small lot holders could just have two 50s or two 75s and call it a day.
They are available in lengths of…
- 25 Feet (click one of the other links and select this option if you want it)
- 50 Feet
- 75 Feet
- 100 Feet
I also recommend everyone keep some hose end repair parts like these made by Nelson. Stuff happens and having parts on hand makes your life a lot easier.
You know for like when your wife be running over one of your good hoses with a lawn tractor and what not. (true story)
Again I have to say that until I find something better I won’t buy anything but these in the future. So check out the Gilmour PRO Commercial Hose and stop dealing with crappy garden hoses, life is too short to deal with a kink in your hose!
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P.S. – I have heard a few say this is a good hose but they still get some kinks, especially with really long versions. This has a lot to do with initial set up. I will explain how to do that right on today’s episode which will be Episode – 3053.