Last Updated on April 6, 2018
EDITOR’S NOTE (April 2018): Added some thoughts after a year of use.
This spring, as I went to take stock of my outdoor tools, I noticed that my existing garden hose, which is several years old, was finally showing signs of wearing out. The hose had never been great — it was a bargain special from a local hardware store and kinked incessantly — but the appearance of white crease marks and the start of a tear convinced me that it was time to shop for a new one.
Coincidentally enough, Aldi begins to parade out their home and garden Special Buys in the spring, many of them under their Gardenline label. And one of those Special Buys was a hose.
The Gardenline Heavy Duty No Kink Garden Hose retailed for $13 when I bought it, which is significantly less than most other so-called “no-kink” hoses I’ve looked at. Here’s a rundown of the featureset:
- 50 feet long
- “Crush proof” brass couplings at both ends
- A brass spiral collar at one end to keep that side from kinking
- A “heavy duty” outer layer to resist abraision
- 5 ply construction for 375 PSI (the packaging does not specify internal diameter, though)
- An inner foam core to prevent kinking
All of this is, according to the packaging, backed by a lifetime warranty.
Of note: the after sales support e-mail on the packaging lists the domain name for Bond Manufacturing, which creates gardening products for such companies as Stanley, Black and Decker, and Miracle-Gro. We’re not sure what that means for the quality of this hose, although a cursory glance at other Bond-made hoses seem to be reasonably good.
Our preliminary tests were promising. It feels very sturdy, from the hose itself to the brass couplings. We tried it both uncoiled and coiled around a reel cart, and in both cases the hose stayed kink-free, even as we unspooled it. The coupling, likewise, made a tight seal to our cart reel (tighter than our older hose).
After a year of use, those thoughts are still true … mostly. The hose itself still generally stays kink-free … except in some instances when it’s wrapped around our hose reel. The kinking happens at the coupling connecting the reel to the house, where the brass spring is. Unspooling the hose more usually solves the problem (as would connecting directly to the house rather than spooling it on a reel), but it does mean that the hose is a bit more finicky than we’d like on that one point.
Finally, a warning: the packaging cautions that this hose contains chemicals such as lead is not safe for drinking. If you’re looking for a hose your kids will be drinking out of, you’ll probably want to search elsewhere.
Gardenline Heavy Duty No Kink Garden Hose is a decent addition to the back yard. It’s not a commercial-grade hose, and it is not as kink free along the connector as we’d like, but for home use it fits the bill nicely. The $13 price tag and lifetime warranty are big pluses.
ALDI 30m Garden Hose 51319
Bad Choice !
1: the Kink Resistance is set to 4 should be 3 because is kinking always on the same Spot
2:the permanent crimped Connectors do not go with most other Connections [always leaking a bit]
3: the worse ! the Smell is bad from the Water when Hose = is in the Sun – 30m Length – and Clorine in the Water
I tested it whit a short 2m Hose and = No Smell
I remember it happened once I used a cheap 6/7$ Bunnings Garden Hose
Wonder if the EPA has some Suggestions – – –
The hose was a fail for me, I was washing my car and the male end popped clean off. ALDI only sells hose seasonly. The hose itself looked new, however could not exchange because they’re not a regularly sold item.
With a receipt you should at least be able to return it for a refund. https://www.aldireviewer.com/returning-product-aldi/
Yes the same happened when I was using mine 2 days ago. I pushed it back in with some difficulty, and connected my 3 hoses back to the spigot. I dragged the hoses across my lawn and around to the side of the house only to find that no water came out of the sprayer! :-(( very frustrating. I need to buy a new hose now. I hope I can find the receipt since Ms. Rachel below has given me hope!
Gardenline 50-ft Garden Hose 46437, purchased 25 June 2022 for $16.00, used about five times; then the male end pulled off in light use and could not be reinserted into the hose. Pass this note to the manufacturer: examination showed the insert tube is only slightly corrugated (poor grip on the inside of the hose); if it were sawtoothed it would have had a much better grip on the inside of the hose.
The brass male and female connectors are extremely thin brass that bend easily when tightening with anything more than fingers.
The hose itself appears to be well-reinforced and hasn’t kinked so far.
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