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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Melophy 50ft Expandable Garden Hose Review

It seems like all garden hoses used to be the green vinyl type, unless you were the Glossners, then your garden hose was orange. Nowadays, there is another option, and we're not talking about colors here. They're not totally new, but they're getting better. I first tried one out a few years back with some disappointments. The one I got to try out recently, has vastly improved. Read on for a review and a 15% off discount if you want one for yourself.
The magic of the 50 ft expandable garden hose is the flexible material it is made of. It starts out at about 17 feet and grows to three times its original length. This makes it much easier to store as it isn't as long, and much easier to lug around, as it isn't as heavy. The one caveat though is you're not supposed to leave it out in the weather. Since it is lighter and smaller, it is easier to bring in and out as you need it. Another benefit of this flexible material is that it won't kink up on you.
This particular hose also comes with a couple of features to control the outflow. The 8-in-1 spray nozzle comes standard, but my favorite feature of the hose is the attached shutoff valve. Instead of having to crimp the hose or run back to the handle to turn off the water, you can do it right at the end of the hose. Of course, with the spray nozzle there, it doesn't exactly buy you anything, but without the spray nozzle, you should turn the valve off to keep the hose pressurized, then turn off the water at the other end. This prevents the hose from shrinking quickly and snapping back at you

My testing of the hose was two-phased. I first tested the hose under normal garden watering type tasks. Nothing fancy, but no issues there. The spray nozzle has some light misting settings or you can take that off and water directly. My second usage was more of a stress test, with a pressure washer. The hose is rated at 174 psi, where a typical house will be between 40-80. I didn't realize it at the time, but even the cheap pressure washer we have throws out water at roughly ten times that 174 rating. It thankfully survived well, though I wasn't able to pressure wash for as long as I typically would have. Apparently, we have a leaky basement, next to where I was washing outside...

The current price point of the unit I tried is $28.99. If you're interested in buying one, you can save 15% through the end of 2018 with coupon code TMGFWWHT. The percentage discount holds even if/when the price goes up. At the $28.99 price point, that discount drops the price to under $25. Great hose to have and a lot easier to deal with than the older vinyl type.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. Really need this hose. I have such a hard time with my old standard hose getting put away or bringing it out.