Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ohuhu 100' Expandable Hose

UPDATE: Do NOT buy this hose. The latex connections don't hold up well causing the hose to leak.

A 100' expandable hose with a brass on/off valve (you can also choose the 150' hose)

I really like this hose for the convenience factor. This expandable hose is a quick way to water the plants. It doesn't take up much room and it hides away in a container with a lid very easy.  I would not leave this hose out in the winter or even exposed to the sun on a daily basis. It may be able to handle it, but it's not something I would recommend. The following is a list of pros and cons I've noted during my use with this hose.

+ Shut-off valve
+ Lightweight
+ Space Saving/Easily Hides
+ Doesn't Kink
+ Brass Fittings (as opposed to plastic which was common in the past)
+ Convenient

- A flow rate of approximately 3.15 gallons/minute which is less than a traditional hose
- 100' hose is actually 70-75' for all practical purposes*
- The hose has a latex collar to attach the inner tube to the brass fittings (time will tell how it holds up)

*This listing (and all expandable hoses like this) states it's expandable to 100' long which is true but a bit misleading. While it does expand that long if you turn the water on and shut the hose valve off so no water comes out. However, when you open up the valve, the hose shrinks back to approximately 70-75' long. If you turn the water off completely, it shrinks down to the 33'. So, while it says it expands up to 100', it's actually a 70-75' hose for all practical purposes.

- As durable as a traditional hose?

CONCLUSION: This hose is a great addition to my collection. Whether you buy this expandable hose or another, do yourself a favor and get one with the shutoff valve. It's a great feature! This hose is great for the convenience factor. It's lightweight and easy to transport. There are many positives. However, if you are watering your lawn, connecting a pressure washer, or something that necessitates a high flow rate, use a traditional hose. For most other uses, however, this will meet your needs. Just keep it out of the daily sun and winter freezes to prolong the life.  This hose definitely has a place in my yard. I hope my review was helpful in your decision!

I received this product for free. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!

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