It doesn’t matter if you’re watering your prized rose bushes or if you’re washing the camper for the next camping season, a hose is a must have. Although you probably already have a garden hose, an expandable hose like the TruTec 100-Foot Expanding Garden Hose can make gardening tasks much easier.
In today’s review, we are going to take a closer look at the TruTec 100-Foot Expanding Garden Hose. We are going to go over the features of expandable garden hose, but we are also going to give you a brief summary of the reviews for the product. At the end, we’ll give you our recommendation on whether or not the garden hose is worthy of your time and consideration.
The TruTec 100-Foot Expanding Garden Hose is an expandable garden hose that homeowners with large gardens can appreciate. When it is fully extended, the hose can extend up to 100-feet, but when you don’t want (or need) to use the hose, it collapses to a manageable 33-feet.
The design of this hose allows you to go about your gardening tasks without ever stopping to untangle the hose because it will never kink up or get tangled – as long as you fully extend the hose prior to use. Notable features of the TruTec 100-Foot Expanding Garden Hose include:
The hose uses the highest quality of materials. The triple layered latex interior of the hose gives you the flexibility you need, while the nylon braided outer covering protects the hose from getting punctured from any thorns, rocks, sticks or other yard debris.
The braided outer layer is also breathable, which means the hose will dry quickly, allowing you to clean up after your gardening sooner.
The solid brass fittings ensure there is a good connection between the faucet and hose, but also the hose to the nozzle. There is also a valve on the hose that gives you the ability to adjust the water pressure so that you needn’t extend the hose to its full size if you don’t have to move far away from the outdoor faucet.
When looking at what people had to say about the TruTec 100-Foot Expanding Garden Hose, we were pleasantly surprised by how many glowing reviews this hose received. Customers liked that when the hose isn’t being used, it shrinks down to 33 feet in length.
They go on to say that it’s lightweight enough to pack on camping trips to the camp ground, but it’s strong and durable enough for regular use at home when watering the garden and other chores.
People commented they have used the hose almost every day during the summer and they didn’t experience any leaks from the hose itself or the brass fittings. Customers like that they can do their outdoor chores and not worry about having to fight with a kinked up hose.
People have also commented they felt this was the best expandable water hose they’ve used, they purchased smaller sizes for the camp ground and to give as gifts to loved ones.
Unfortunately, not everyone was as impressed with this expandable hose. Customers who left critical reviews felt that this hose wasn’t intended for heavy-duty use. Customers reported the water pressure is very weak, even if you have good water pressure.
They went on to say that the hose is great for small tasks like watering the plants, but other than that, it cannot withstand constant and rigorous use. Customers also found that the bracket that was included with the hose didn’t work for them.
They said the bracket wasn’t designed for most outdoor faucets because there was very little room to adjust the angle in order to put the hose on it.
People were also disappointed that even when they pre-stretched the hose as per manufacturer’s instructions, they still experienced performance problems. One of the main problem was that if you don’t allow the full flow of water through, the hose begins to shrink back up and the water that comes out is very weak.
Another problem was that if they tried using a lawn sprinkler with the hose, the hose wouldn’t produce a strong enough stream, thus causing it to shrink and pull the sprinkler with it.
You might look around your home and think that you have no use for the TruTec 100-Foot Expanding Garden Hose because you already have a garden hose (or you lack a garden). However, every home with an outdoor faucet is better off with an expandable hose because it’s so much easier to use and neater to tuck away than the rigid hoses we’re used to.
We like this hose because it features three layers of durable latex on the inside of the hose, which is protected by a durable nylon braided outer layer. This construction allows you to go about your outdoor choose without worrying about thorns or rocks puncturing the hose, thus causing water to leak.
We also appreciate that this hose uses brass fittings that will give you a secure connection, again, preventing leaks when you’re using it. If you’re looking for a 100-foot extendable garden hose to water your flowers, wash a car, or fill up a pool this summer, then we feel this is an excellent option.
Should you purchase this hose and you aren’t satisfied, you can always get your money back within 30 days. If you have any problems with your hose after this time period, you can get a replacement up to 12 months after purchase. So what have you got to lose? Nothing!