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Best Hose Nozzle 2018 – Buyer’s Guide

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Whether you realize it or not, your hose is an integral part of your life. No really, think about it.

It serves many purposes around the house whether you need to wash your car, water the garden, fill up your pool, clean the side of your house, rinse your driveway, melt ice in the winter – there’s essentially an infinite number of things that you can use your gardening hose for.

With so many different tasks that you use it for, it makes sense that you’ll need varying water pressure and varying water patterns for each.

That’s where hose nozzles come in. As you probably know, having the right one for the task can end up deciding whether or not you can even complete the task. You need the best hose nozzle for the job.

That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of the 12 best hose nozzles – some with many different water patterns and some geared towards one specific task.

All are reasonably priced and all are of the utmost quality. So if you’ve been using your hose without a nozzle, you’ve been doing it all wrong. Take a look at our list and find which one is best for you! Now that we are discussing garden products, be sure to check out our guide on backpack leaf blowers!

Best Hose Nozzles 2018 – Compared

Before the reviews, let’s take a quick look at the 12 best hose nozzles on the market and a couple of their most important features.

Hose Nozzle# of Water PatternsWeight 
GrowGreen Heavy Duty80.35 lbs
Garden Culture Hose Nozzle Sprayer100.65 lbs
Ultimate Fireman’s 5 Spray Pattern50.7 lbs
Homwe Garden Hose Spray Nozzle80.26 lbs
Melnor XT30180.3 lbs
ikris Garden Hose Nozzle100.72 lbs
Gilmour Heavy Duty10.1 lbs
Gardenite Garden Hose Nozzle100.7 lbs
VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle80.7 lbs
GRAM&I Garden Hose Nozzle90.6 lbs
Gilmour Mid-Size Zinc Pistol Grip10.15 lbs
Crenova Garden Hose Nozzle60.79 lbs

Great! Now let’s take a look at each of the products and see which garden hose nozzle is right for you.

1

GrowGreen Heavy Duty - Powerful and Reasonably Priced

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The first hose up is from GrowGreen and is called the GrowGreen Heavy Duty Hose Nozzle – and heavy-duty it is. This powerful nozzle features eight different water patterns to help you get the job done no matter what it is. The eight different patterns are vertical, flat, full, shower, center, stream, cone, or mist.

So no matter what the job is before you, you’ll be able to find the exact pattern to get it done.

Being able to choose which water pattern will not only save water but also save you time by being able to choose the most efficient one for the job.

This is a top-of-the-line quality product that will feel sturdy from the second you put it on. It’s also very reasonably priced at around $20, at the time of this article.

And if you need an upgrade on your actual hose, you can even purchase this with a hose with a length anywhere from 25 to 100 feet. Highly recommended.

PROS
  • Extremely heavy duty
  • Eight water patterns
CONS
  • Pricier than other nozzles on the list
2

Garden Culture Hose Nozzle Sprayer - Ten Different Water Patterns

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If you thought having eight different water patterns was more than enough to choose from, then you’ll be surprised to find out that Garden Culture actually manages to squeeze in TEN different water patterns into their nozzle sprayer.

It includes all eight patterns from the previous nozzle (vertical, flat, full, shower, center, stream, cone, or mist) along with two additional ones that combine a couple of the eight core patterns.

Garden Culture also features a lifetime warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee so you know they really stand behind this nozzle.

This nozzle will fit most standard hoses and also includes an adjustable rubber o-ring to ensure a tight fit and that not water will leak out, ensuring strong water pressure every time you use it. Also, since it’s dealing with water, it was specifically constructed to withstand corrosion, rust, and daily wear.

If eight different water patterns just weren’t enough for you, consider this Garden Culture hose nozzle with ten different patterns.

PROS
  • 10 unique water patterns
  • Lifetime warranty
CONS
  • Not the most comfortable for long periods of time
3

Ultimate Fireman’s 5 Spray Pattern - Perfect For Heavy Duty Jobs

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This is the ultimate heavy-duty fire hose nozzle that you’ve been looking for. It offers five different water patterns and is great if you’re looking for a hose nozzle to give you a lot of water pressure. It not only allows you to control the water pattern but also the water intensity.

So you’re able to water delicate flowers, wash your dog, or even do some heavy duty cleaning. All you have to do is a twist to adjust the water pressure so you can handle the most delicate of tasks to the most heavy-duty of tasks.

We always love it when a manufacturer provides a good warranty. So as you can guess, this one features a pretty good warranty – lifetime.

Doesn’t get much better than that. This will fit any standard water hose with no hassle. This really is the ultimate hose nozzle.

It’s heavy duty and while you may not get eight different water patterns, you get five plus control over the water pressure. We think that’s a pretty fair trade. You won’t be disappointed with this Ultimate Fireman’s 5 Spray Pattern.

PROS
  • Can control water pressure
  • Versatile in its use
CONS
  • Only 5 different patterns
4

Homwe Garden Hose Spray Nozzle - Ergonomically Designed

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If you really prefer to have the eight different water patterns, then completely understandable. This one features the eight that you’re used to and is an extremely sturdy hose nozzle.

It definitely feels like a commercial grade water nozzle. It’s also ergonomically designed so not only will it not slip from your grip, but it’s also extremely comfortable to use. It’s made of solid metal and rubber and is insulated with rubber washers to prevent any type of leakage.

Since there are so many hose nozzles on the market, they’re forced to make sure they’re each offering the best they can. Because of this, you’ll see a lot with lifetime warranties and Homewe follows suit by offering the same.

The last thing that we absolutely love about this hose nozzle is that like the previous one, you’re able to adjust the pressure for each of the eight water patterns. This is important if you have a wide variety of tasks that you’re trying to do.

PROS
  • Comfortable over long periods of time
  • Won't slip from your hand
CONS
  • On pricier end of spectrum
5

Melnor XT301 - Bang For Your Buck

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If you’re looking for industrial water nozzles, then you’ll have found a friend in Melnor XT301. This might be the best industrial garden hose. The grip, trigger, and head are all rubberized and designed specifically to be slip-resistant. They have eight different water patterns as well as flow control, which is important.

They also make it super easy to switch between water patterns as well as control the flow.

You’re actually able to easily do so with just your thumb – so you don’t even have to use two hands to switch. This is perfect if you have arthritis or just want to use your nozzle as efficiently as possible.

Melnor is known in the industry and they make a wide array of gardening products. They offer a lifetime limited warranty so if anything goes wrong, Melnor has your back.

If you’re looking for a heavy-duty, industrial-grade hose nozzle then look no further. The Melnor XT301 truly exceeds our standards.

PROS
  • Amazing price
  • Commercial-grade
CONS
  • Not as comfortable as it could be
6

Ikris Garden Hose Nozzle - Slip Resistant

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If your motto about water patterns is “the more the merrier” and you just absolutely love the hose nozzles with 10 options – then we have a hose nozzle for you. This is a great spray nozzle for hoses and with 10 different options, you can truly find a water pattern for whatever your needs are.

Probably the most notable thing about this nozzle is the design. While normal nozzles have triggers that you pull with your index finger, this actually has a tiny button on the back that you press with your thumb.

It’s much easier and relieves a lot of the fatigue if you have to spend a couple hours washing your car or watering plants.

It’s ergonomically designed with high-quality rubber so not only is it comfortable, but you don’t have to worry about it slipping out of your hand. Ikris is also known for their customer service.

So if your nozzle stops working or if you have any issues whatsoever, you really can trust them to resolve it efficiently and quickly. This is definitely a top contender for best hose nozzle.

PROS
  • Won't slip at all
  • Very comfortable
CONS
  • Can't control water pressure
7

Gilmour Heavy Duty - Perfect For Cleaning

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Sometimes variety isn’t always necessary. Sometimes you need to buy something that has one dedicated purpose and you have no problem using it just for that.

So, if you’re just looking for a hose nozzle whose primary job is cleaning and does that job well while feeling sturdy in your hands, then go with the Gilmour Heavy Duty hose nozzle.

This is a fabulous high-pressure water hose nozzle that doesn’t have any water patterns to choose from but delivers a solid stream of water that is amazing at whatever cleaning job you have to get done.

While you don’t have any water patterns to choose from, you can, in fact, change the force at which it comes out.

So it’s versatile enough if you don’t have any other hose nozzles and need to use this in a pinch. If you clean a lot with your hose, we suggest picking this up just to have around the house. It’s a solid investment that you can’t go wrong with.

PROS
  • Great for cleaning
  • Doesn't break easily
CONS
  • Only one water pattern
8

Gardenite Garden Hose Nozzle - Designed To Last

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If there’s one thing we can say about this nozzle is that it’s designed to last. It’s heavy duty and robust and is made of solid metal with a baked enamel finish. It has 10 different watering patterns for every watering need. It’s sturdy and heavy duty but still manages to be ergonomically designed and extremely comfortable to use.

And of course, as with any heavy-duty nozzle, you have flow control with each of the specific 10 water patterns.

You’re able to easily and quickly adjust the water pressure no matter what situation you’re in.

One really thoughtful design aspect that Gardenite includes is a clip. If you aren’t going to be constantly stopping and starting the flow of water, there’s no use in having to hold down the trigger the entire time.

They include a clip so you can easily keep the trigger pulled, saving your hands and your energy to allow you clean or water your plants for even longer. All in all this is a solid hose nozzle that’s a little pricier than the others, but you can definitely feel it when you use it.

PROS
  • Will last a long time
  • 10 water patterns
CONS
  • On pricier end of spectrum
9

VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle - Thoughtful Design With High Performance

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This brightly colored hose nozzle is another one of our favorite. You can probably tell just from looking at it that it’s very comfortable to use and feels great in your hands. It features eight different water patterns with flow control for each of them – something that’s almost mandatory in our opinion.

VicTsing also includes 10 free rubber washers in the design to really help prevent any leakage – and they work. This hose nozzle will not leak under any circumstance. This is a thoughtfully designed garden hose nozzle that not only looks great but performs even better.

Also like the previous hose nozzle, VicTsing included a little clip at the bottom of it that allows you to hold the trigger down without actually having to use your hands. Pretty nifty idea if you ask us.

They also provide you with a 45-day satisfaction guarantee as well as a one year warranty so you know they really stand behind their product. We love the VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle and cannot recommend it enough.

PROS
  • Feels great in your hands
  • Will not leak
CONS
  • Only 1 year warranty
10

GRAM&I Garden Hose Nozzle - Extremely Durable

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Up next is another garden hose nozzle from Gram&I Gardening Co. This one features a heavy-duty aluminum alloy construction that is extremely durable but also rubber around the grip so using it still feels very natural and very comfortable.

There’s also nine different water patterns so of course you’ll be able to use it in whatever watering situation you’ll find yourself in. Gram&I also includes three extra rubber gaskets to help prevent any leaking and keep you happy even if you need to use this every day in a row for 365 days.

They also offer a 90-day money back guarantee!

So you get a full three months to try this out and then if you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can return it with no questions asked. They offer exceptional customer service so you shouldn’t need to worry about anything.

There is a clip on the back so you can keep the water pressure constant but no flow control, which is a bit of a downside for us. Although, for just a little over $10, you can’t really complain.

PROS
  • Very comfortable
  • Great customer service
CONS
  • No water flow control
11

Gilmour Mid-Size Zinc Pistol Grip - Great Budget Option

high pressure sprayer for garden hose

We’ve included plenty of options that allow you to choose from 8 to 10 different patterns but we wanted to include one more that is made specifically for cleaning – or whatever activity you do that requires a strong cone stream. This features a clip in the back for ease of use and feels extremely sturdy in your hand.

It’s also very tightly sealed, so you don’t have to worry about this garden hose nozzle leaking whatsoever.

This is a fiery little hose nozzle, especially for the price. It’s perfectly reasonably priced and the manufacturer even offers volume discounts if you want to buy up to 20 of these.

Although we don’t think you’ll really need it as one could easily last you a year or maybe two – depending on your exact usage of course. Another solid option for cleaning or for when you just want a budget option because you don’t need 10 different water patterns. A very reliable hose nozzle overall.

PROS
  • Great for cleaning
  • Perfect price
CONS
  • Only 1 water pattern
12

Crenova Garden Hose Nozzle - Extremely Powerful

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The last hose nozzle to make it onto our list comes from Crenova! Don’t let the look fool you, it actually has six different water patterns and all of them are very powerful. It’s the perfect mix of power and variety. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for in life? This is high-quality stuff.

The output of water pressure is actually double the input of the pressure that goes in. There’s consistent, reliable water flow in every single position and this will not leak whatsoever. In fact, you can contact Crenova within two years of purchasing their hose nozzle if it does leak and they’ll replace it free – no questions asked.

Now that’s customer service.

All in all, this is one of the most powerful gaden hose nozzles on the market. This could easily be used in a commercial setting or for those jobs that require a little extra force behind it.

It’s sleek, it feels good in your hands and it’s backed by a great warranty. Crenova truly does knock it out of the park with this one.

PROS
  • Great customer service
  • Absolutely won't leak
CONS
  • Not many water patterns

Best Hose Nozzle - Buyer's Guide

How could there be so much to keep track of when purchasing a hose nozzle, you might be asking yourself. Well if you want to buy the best hose nozzle that there is, then there are definitely a few factors that you should consider and think about before just leaping in and making your purchase.

We’ve compiled a handy little buyer’s guide to hopefully help guide you in the right direction before you make your purchase.

Number of Water Patterns

This is probably the first thing that you want to look out for. If you’re going to be using it for cleaning and cleaning only, then you probably won’t need a hose nozzle that has ten different water patterns.

You’ll probably want to be more on the lookout for power. If, however, you use your garden hose for a wide variety of projects around the house then you’ll need one that’s versatile.

Variety is the spice of life after all! The number of water patterns can vary from 1 up to 10 – so make sure you look out for exactly what you need.

Material

Material matters only as much as comfort matters. In general, obviously rubber hose nozzles tend to be a bit more comfortable than all metal ones. However, with that being said, metal hose nozzles tend to be a little bit more durable. So depending on how often you’ll be using this, choose accordingly.

Water Flow

A lot of hose nozzles allow you to choose many different water patterns, but they don’t all allow you to control the water flow. If you’ll need variable flow for certain projects around your house, make sure the hose nozzle you’re looking at allows you to control the amount of pressure coming out.

Conclusion


There was a lot of competition this time around for the best hose nozzle. Of course, it will ultimately end up relying on what your exact needs are, but we still feel like there was one hose nozzle that stood out above the rest and one that we can confidently crown the best hose nozzle of 2018. Curious as to which one it is? Well, be curious no more, friend!

The hose nozzle that managed to beat out all the rest is the Melnor XT301! This is an industrial-grade hose nozzle that can easily and comfortably be used around the house.

It offers a standard amount of water patterns (eight), is super comfortable to use, you can control the water flow as well as the pattern, and they also offer a decent warranty.

Also Melnor makes tons of other gardening products so we really trust them with the hose nozzle. It beats the others not only on performance but on price as well.

So what are you waiting for? Go and pick up the Melnor XT301, you won’t regret it. As always, thank you for reading and happy gardening (cleaning, dog-washing, pool filling, or whatever else you’ll be doing with this nozzle)!

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