Have you ever wanted to make watering your plants and washing your car easier? Well perhaps you’re missing the addition of an expandable garden hose in your garden.

An expansion hose is a revolutionary garden essential, and as the name suggests – an expansion hose can expand up to 3 times its original length. Gone are the days where you can’t reach your hanging plants or patio!

An expandable hose can help you get to those harder to reach places – for example, when watering the climbing foliage on your garden obelisks. It can also work in tandem with your patio cleaner, to ensure everything stays squeaky clean.

In this buyer guide, we list everything you need to know before buying your first expandable hose. We review the 10 best expandable garden hoses, list some considerations and also some FAQ’s.

Want to learn a bit more before you buy? Keep on reading!

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Avyvi Expandable Garden Hose Pipe

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This expandable garden hose can stretch up to 100ft, giving you lots of room to fully roam around your garden with ease. Despite its maximum length of 100ft, it retracts to 33ft for easy storage – taking up minimal space in your garage or shed. Once the water has been switched on, the expansion hose quickly expands to its 100ft maximum length, and can return to its original length in minutes. The Avyvi Expandable Garden Hose Pipe is made from a durable, lightweight polyester outer and a highly elastic runner core – this ensures there are no rigid materials that prevent it from being fully malleable. The lack of hard, rigid materials present also means that this hose wont bend or kink which some ordinary garden hoses tend to do. This expandable garden hose is ergonomically designed for your comfort, meaning you can water your lawn or wash your car for long periods of time.

Key Features:

Leak-free brass fittings

Retracts to 33ft for space efficient storage

Strong & durable

Specification:

Brand

Avyvi

Colour

Black

Material

Lightweight polyester & elastic inner

Length

100ft

Pros

Unlikely to bend or kink due to lack of hard material

8 different spray patterns

12 month warranty

Cons

Cannot swap nozzle with ordinary garden hoze

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Liwiner Expandable Garden Hose Pipe

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The Liwiner Expandable Garden Hose Pipe comes with brass connecters needed for most taps, meaning that you won’t have to worry about it not fitting your tap properly. These connectors are suitable for the majority of UK outdoor and indoor kitchen taps. The benefit of having brass connectors also means that they are incredibly durable as opposed to plastic connectors. This is perfect if you find you have to replace your ordinary hose connectors often. This expansion hose can expand 3x its original length to a maximum of 100ft when the water has been turned on, yet return to its original smaller size in minutes when it has been turned off. This particular expandable garden hose also has a multi-function spray gun – it comes with a multiple pattern nozzle allowing you to choose from 8 spray patterns: full, flat, shower, cone, jet, soaker, mist and centre.

Key Features:

Strong & durable

Multi-purpose

Shrinks to original size when off

Specification:

Brand

Liwiner

Colour

Black

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

100ft

Pros

Will never kink or bend

8 different spray patterns

1 year guarantee

Cons

Despite being suitable for most taps, adapter may not fit on everyones home tap

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Suplong Expandable Garden Water Hose Pipe

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The Suplong Expandable Garden Water Hose Pipe has a leak-resistant connection with anti-rust metal fittings. An incredible hight-quality expandable garden hose, this hose has solid brass fittings to reduce breakage that usually occurs with plastic fittings. This brass fittings are also suitable for most UK outdoor and indoor kitchen taps, meaning you can order without worry about them not fitting properly. With a maximum reach of 100ft, this expandable garden hose makes cleaning and watering tasks so much easier. This particular expansion hose inner is also made from a thick latex – ensuring no kinks or tangling. The Suplong expandable hose comes with an 8 function spray, tap adaptors, quick fit connectors and a ball valve. It also comes with a robust hanger and stylish storage bag.

Key Features:

Leak-resistant

Anti-rust metal fittings

Solid brass fittings to reduce risk of breakage

Specification:

Brand

Suplong

Colour

Green

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

100ft

Pros

8 different spray patterns

On-off valve setting

Cons

Colour may not be for everyone

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HOMOZE 50ft Expandable Garden Water Hose Pipe

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The HOMOZE 50ft Expandable Garden Water Hose Pipe has an anti-burst and anti-leakage feature, meaning it is an expandable garden hose to rely on. The high quality construction prevents bursting and therefore leaking, ensuring it lives a longer working life. It can expand to 50ft in length, making it very easy and convenient to move around your outside space. This particular expandable garden hose also has 8 adjustable spray gun modes for multiple uses and purposes, the modes consist of angle, centre, cone, full, mist, jet, shower and soak options. Ergonomically designed, the HOMOZE 50ft Expandable Garden Hose is lightweight and compact for comfort when in use and space-saving for when it in storage. 

Key Features:

Anti-burst & anti-leak feature

2-in-1 tap connector

Lightweight & compact

Specification:

Brand

HOMOZE

Colour

Multiple choices

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

50ft

Pros

8 different spray patterns

Cons

Shorter than some other expandable garden hoses in this guide

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LUFENG Expandable Garden Hose

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The LUFENG Expandable Garden Hose has a 9-in-1 function. With 9 spray patterns (shower, cone, jet, soaker, angle, mist, centre, full and flat) to choose from, you can be sure to find the right setting for the job, whether that be watering, gardening, washing pets or cleaning your car/home. Constructed from premium 3300D polyester outer and dual latex inner, this expandable garden hose is durable and reliable. The sturdy metal connectors also aid durability and they are far less likely to break when compared to their plastic counterparts. This expansion hose’s minimum length is 17ft and when the water pressure is turned up it can expand to 50ft – returning to its original size in minutes once the water pressure has been turned off.

Key Features:

Premium polyester

Sturdy & durable

Expandible & flexible

Specification:

Brand

LUFENG

Colour

Black

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

50ft

Pros

100% satisfaction guarantee

Lightweight & portable

Cons

Shorter than some other expandable garden hoses in this guide

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HOMOZE 50 FT Expandable Garden Hose

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The HOMOZE Garden Hose Pipe 50 FT Expandable Garden Hose comes in a vibrant bright green colour, making it super visible to spot in a crowded shed or garage. With anti-burst and anti-leakage technology, this expandable garden hose is a safe and reliable option. The high quality construction makes it a great option if you’ve never bought an expansion hose before. The maximum length of 50ft makes this expanding hose very easy to use and move around your garden or driveway, it expands quickly when the water pressure is turned on, making it long enough for any job. It’s lightweight composition makes it comfortable to carry for extended periods of time, and its retractable length makes it a great space-saving addition to your garden shed or garage. 

Key Features:

Anti-burst & anti-leak technology

Lightweight & portable

Retractable for space efficient storage

Specification:

Brand

HOMOZE

Colour

Green

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

50ft

Pros

8 different spray patterns

Cons

Shorter than some other expandable garden hoses in this guide

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Running Bulls Expandable Garden Hose Pipe

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The Running Bulls Expandable Garden Hose Pipe has ‘magic stretchability’ and can expand 3x its original length. After the water pressure has been turned on, the garden hose automatically stretches to its maximum length of 50ft. Constructed with a durable and sturdy design with solid brass fittings that can handle higher water pressure a lot more efficiently and effectively than plastic fittings. This means that there will be no bursting or no leaking form this particular expansion hose. This hose also has a rotating hose nozzle with 8 spray patterns which is hugely beneficial when choosing which setting needed for various different tasks. This particular garden hose will also not tangle or kink due to its lack of rigidity. 

Key Features:

Sturdy & durable

Solid brass fittings to handle higher water pressure

Will not tangle or kink

Specification:

Brand

Running Bulls

Colour

Blue

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

50ft

Pros

8 different spray patterns

Free 1 year after-sales service

Cons

Shorter than some other expandable garden hoses in this guide

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SAILUN Expandable Garden Hose

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The SAILUN Expandable Garden Hose comes with the option of choosing which length you’d like. It comes in 5 sizes, allowing you to make a decision based on the size of your outdoor space. Made from 100% nature latex, the inner tube is fully flexible. The outer shell is made from high-quality and high-strength polyester, meaning that this hose will stand the test of time. This expandable garden hose comes with 7 spray gun modes, including flat, centre, cone, full, mist, jet and shower – this makes it perfect for a whole range of different jobs and tasks. The SAILUN Expandable Garden Hose‘s lightweight design is great for comfortability, as you can carry it for long periods of time without any hassle. Overall, a great multi-use garden hose.

Key Features:

Made from 100% nature latex for full flexibility

High-strength polyester for durability

Lightweight for comfortability when moving around house or garden

Specification:

Brand

SAILUN

Colour

Green

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

5 size options

Pros

7 different spray patterns

Choose which length is most suitable for you

Cons

Colour may not be for everyone

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AILUZE 100FT Expandable Garden Hose

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The AILUZE 100FT Garden Hose has an anti-kink feature do to its construction. The lack of rigidity in the materials means that this particular garden hose is far less likely to bend, knot, or kink as opposed to regular garden hose. The thickened latex inner tube combined with a tightly knitted outer fabric means that the hose is able to expand and flex with ease. This expansion hose is also very lightweight, meaning it is easy and comfortable to carry around your outside space. With a 7 function spray nozzle, choosing the right spray pattern for the job has never been easier. 

Key Features:

Leak-resistant due to nature latex pipe

Lightweight & portable

Can withstand water pressure without bursting due to tightly knitted outer shell

Specification:

Brand

AILUZE

Colour

Blue

Material

tightly knitted outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

100ft

Pros

7 different spray patterns

Expands to 100ft

Cons

Colour may not be for everyone

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HOSE-PRO 100 FT Expandable Garden Hose

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This expandable garden hose is equipped with high quality 3/4″ & 1/2″ adapters and 3/4″on-off valve, meaning it will be suitable for the majority of UK outdoor and indoor kitchen taps. The HOSE-PRO 100 FT Expandable Garden Hose has a unique design, it has an innovative, repairable, DIY feature which means you’ll never need to buy another garden hose again! You can repair any damage or leak with ease. This expandable garden hose is incredibly durable as it has been manufactured from high-quality, modern and sturdy materials. This garden hose can expand up to 3x its original length when the water pressure has been turned on, and it when it has been turned off, the hose will return to its original length in a matter of minutes. This particular expansion hose has 8 spray patterns, allowing you to choose the exact amount of water you need for the task.

Key Features:

Suitable for most taps in the UK

Can repair any leak due to innovative repairable DIY feature

Expands to 100ft to make it easier to reach far corners of your garden

Specification:

Brand

HOSE-PRO

Colour

Black

Material

Lightweight polyester outer shell & latex inner tube

Length

100ft

Pros

8 different spray patterns

Lightweight & portable

Cons

Tap connectors sold seperately

Summary

So overall, if you’re looking to purchase a garden hose, perhaps an expandable garden hose might be the option for you. However, if you’ve never bought one before, it could be a really tough decision to make. Generally, an expansion hose can be a great solution if you’re short on storage space but need a longer length hose for the size of your garden. With most expandable hoses stretching up to 3 times their original length, they can provide the answer for your storage woes without compromising on the maximum hose pipe length for larger gardens. An expandable garden hose is a practical option for your garden for these reasons, however, we’ve listed a few extra considerations you might want to make before you make your first purchase. If you’re still unsure, we’ve also included an FAQ section to answer any of your burning questions.

Material

Most of the expandable garden hoses in this guide are made from a high-quality polyester outer shell and a thickened latex inner tube. This combination of materials makes for a durable yet flexible hose. This combination of materials also work in tandem to reduce the amount of kinks, bends or knots you might have traditionally found in ordinary garden hoses. This overall improves the longevity of the hose and doesn’t compromise on its structure.

Brass Connectors

Another great thing to look for when purchasing your first expandable garden hose is whether it has solid brass connectors. Compared to traditional plastic connectors, solid brass connectors are far less likely to break or burst when dealing with higher water pressure. This in turn increases the durability and lifespan of your hose, meaning you wont have to replace it as often. If you choose an expandable garden hose that features solid brass connectors you will find that you will get the most out of your hose, and ultimately get the most out of the money spent on it.

Weight

The weight of your expandable garden hose is really important – if you’re looking to use your hose for long periods of time, you wont want it to be unnecessarily weighty. A lightweight garden hose is also great if you’re using it to clean your car, or using it to fill up your cascading water feature or pond vacuum.

Maximum Length

Perhaps the most important feature to look for is the maximum length that the hose in question can stretch up-to. When looking for an expandable garden hose, you will most likely want it to be able to stretch to out-of-reach areas in your outdoor space, or perhaps if you’re using your garden hose to clean the outside of your DIY conservatory, you might want it to be able to expand to reach the roof or gutters. The expandable garden hoses that we’ve featured in this buyer guide stretch to a minimum of 50ft when water pressure is added, but quickly reduce down to their original size in minutes when the water pressure is turned off.

FAQ

What is an expandable garden hose?

An expandable garden hose, as the name suggest is a type of garden hose that expands 3 times its original length when water pressure is turned on, and contracts to its original length when it is turned off. This flexibility allows an expandable hose to be self draining, non kinking, non twisting and non tangling garden hose.

How to fix an expandable garden hose

Here we’ve included a short video explaining everything you need to know about fixing an expandable garden hose, which will save you buying another if it gets damaged!

Can you use an expandable garden hose with a pressure washer?

Are you wondering whether you can use your expandable garden hose with your new petrol pressure washer? The answer is yes – In most cases, you can use an expandable water hose with a pressure washer as long as it is from the water inlet to the pressure washer.