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Any recommendations for a high quality garden hose?

I have 2 50ft Craftsman premium rubber hoses that were purchased back in the late 80's and were combined to make a 100ft hose, used in the back yard.
Still soft, non kink, no cracks, lifetime warranty, but I now need 1 or 2 more for the front yard.

The Craftsman premium rubber hoses available now, only have a 90 day warranty and are not even close to the same quality.
As I understand it, it was just a couple years ago when Sears cheapened the product.
Perhaps I should just keep an eye out for a NOS hose on eBay. They show up from time to time.
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I have been using Flexogen hoses, and they come with a lifetime warranty. They seem to work very well.
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We got a lifetime hose at Home Depot several years ago. What I don't like about it, it's very stiff, summer or winter, same stiffness.

For watering the lawn I have several hoses that I've picked up of the curb so they stay on the lawn in the layout I chose. They are attached to a brass manifold at the faucet so I can choose which section of the lawn I'm watering with the turn of a knob.

For watering the plants, for two years now, I've been using a 50' TV stainless flex hose. Wonderful! Never hot on the hands.

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It's odd that this subject was just discussed in detail on another Forum . . . . and luckily my opinion hasn't changed since then:

A few years back, I sought to buy another good quality hose to supplement that 46 year old green rubber hose (whose brand name I never memorized) and I bought one of these 6 Ply " X 100' Rubber Gilmour Commercial Hoses at about 66 a foot :



It's yet to prove itself; but after about 5 years, it looks like I made a good choice, and I'm now sure that it will outlive me !
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FLEXZILLA makes a decent hose.

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FLEXZILLA makes a decent hose.
I have used their air hoses at work, great products. I didn't know they made garden hose also! Thanks for the info! $24.99 after rebate at Menards right now until June 10. Good price, lifetime warranty.

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But if you are looking for a hose that works as a tow strap too, well.... there is the Brass Bullet...https://www.brassbullethose.com/?uid...F51B19C5DFCC38
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They also make Extension Cords.

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This is pretty timely.....and I appreciate the recommendations on hoses, as I need to pick up a couple soon.

One thing I have learned, is to never buy any more hoses from Harbor Freight. I bought two of them late last summer because they "looked good" and were on sale. Nice rugged brass fittings, and spring coil strain relief on the female end to take stress off the connector at the spigot. But.........

I've already tossed one of them in the trash, and the remaining one is not far behind. These *)*##% things would kink if they were laying on the ground in a 2 mph breeze! Also, once the temperature drops below 60, these things are not so much hoses as they are rigid plastic pipes! Horrible quality!


With regard to Russkat, and the limited 90 day warranty from Sears, I can tell you from experience that a warranty with Sears today is virtually worthless. Sears is not the store they used be, by any means, which is why they are closing so many. In trying to get a replacement part for a stainless steel grill, that had 9 years left on a 10 year burner warranty, they kept me on the phone for well over an hour, passing me from one English language challenged customer svc. person to the next, and still refused to replace the part. I have no doubt if I hadn't just given up, they would have continued to "run me 'round the barn" for another four hours, or whatever it took, until I gave up.


The wife and I when we were first married 40 years ago, used to buy everything from Sears. Now we buy absolutely nothing.



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Don't get them from COSTCO either.
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