Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
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 now 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 8 kiddie pools 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. 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 – 2843.