Anyone who has a yard that needs watering, a car that needs washing, or a mud-loving pooch that often needs rinsing should invest in a decent garden hose. If you have space, a traditional garden hose is a classic choice, but expandable options are invaluable for anyone who has storage issues. These flexible friends coil up but can expand to reach all corners of your yard to save you carrying around heavy watering cans or buckets of water. We have found a savvy selection of the best expandable garden hoses available now.
Good quality connectable choice
Our staff pick comes from TheFitLife. Available in four sizes, from 25 feet to 100, this hose's design is connectable, so you could link up several hoses to get an even longer length. The 25-foot option weighs just 1.8-pounds, offering a lightweight watering solution. This expandable hose will not tangle, twist, or kink, making for a hassle-free experience. TheFitLife's hoses are made from a triple layer latex inner wrapped by strong interwoven elasticated fabric. They boast 3/4-inch USA standard solid brass fittings and are endurance tested to 2,000 uses.
Comes with a handy hanger
This garden hose can expand to three times its original length — 75 feet — when under the pressure of a strong flow of water. This also boasts solid brass 3/4-inch connectors. It has the claim of being leakproof, thanks to a sturdy on/off valve and a patented connector design with rubber washers. It's a double latex pipe wrapped in extra-flexible 5000D polyester fabric and can withstand temperatures from 41 to 113 Fahrenheit. This Aterod option comes complete with a handy water hose hanger, offering an easy and convenient way to hold and store the water pipe.
Complete with storage sack
GrowGreen's range of extending hoses can expand up to three times their size under the pressure of a standard USA mains water supply. They are available in four sizes. If you're looking for a space-saving solution, the 25-foot hose reduces down to a very compact 8 feet when the water is drained out. The other available sizes are 50, 75, and 100 feet. These flexible hoses will never tangle, twist, or kink, and are made from pressure-resistant latex materials. They have solid brass connectors. All sizes of these hoses come with a heavy-duty storage sack to keep them tidy.
Nozzle with nine different spray options
This capable garden hose from Gardguard has a great, ergonomically-designed nozzle, offering nine different spray patterns, including shower, flat spray, mist, and jet. With solid 3/4-inch brass connectors, this hose comes in 25, 50, and 100-foot lengths when expanded. These are made from a high-density, double-layer latex core and are covered in a strong and durable 3750D polyester fabric cover to prevent breakage and leakage. This hose can be used with water temperatures ranging from 41 to 113 Fahrenheit. Gardguard's hoses come complete with a storage bag, three spare rubber washers, and a hanging hook.
Affordable option for budget-conscious buyers
If you're on a budget, POYINRO's lightweight garden hoses are worth considering thanks to their incredibly affordable pricing. There are some compromises though, such as plastic connectors and on/off valves, rather than the brass versions more expensive options offer. They also do not come with a nozzle. The 25-foot hose is ideal for anyone with a small outside space, or if you just want a hose for car washing. There is also a 75-foot version. These have a triple layer 100% natural latex core, and a tough outer cover made from polyester.
Expand your options
Our overall staff pick, the TheFitLife flexible and expandable garden hose strikes a fabulous balance between quality and price. Available in four sizes, you can connect multiple lengths of hose together to create the size to suit you.
Our second favorite, and a strong option for gardeners, is the Gardguard expandable garden hose. This is because it comes complete with a very capable nozzle attachment that can produce an impressive range of nine different styles of spray.
If you only need a hose for occasional use and don't want to splash out, then consider the POYINRO expandable garden hose. This uses plastic parts, rather than brass, to help keep its cost down.