Every good gardener needs a decent hose nozzle to water the garden with (or to clean the car). When it comes to hose nozzles, cheap is certainly not the best, and unless you want to have to replace yours every season, purchasing one made from higher quality materials for a slightly higher price is recommended. Especially as higher quality metal hose nozzles are only a few dollars more expensive than inferior plastic varieties.
Almost every hose nozzle on the market will come with different watering patterns. These are very useful for the different types of jobs you want to do. Whether that’s a light shower or spray to water the garden with, or a high pressure jet to wash the car or garden path.
The only real difference are the quality of materials they are made from.
Plastic hose nozzles are cheaper, but being plastic they are more prone to breaking. They also tend to contain more parts which in turn increases the chance of breakages. Metal hose nozzles are obviously more robust, depending on the type contain less parts, and are generally higher quality for only a slightly higher price.
If you’ve purchased a new garden hose that has come with it’s own nozzle, usually it will be made from plastic to keep the costs down, and you’ll eventually end up having to replace it. Below you’ll find some of the higher quality best selling garden hose nozzles available based on customer reviews from people that have brought them and are actually using them…
There’s a reason why this hose nozzle has more than 2,500 customer reviews with more than 70% of those rating it 5 / 5 stars. The Gardenite Heavy Duty Garden Hose Nozzle is certainly one heavy duty hose nozzle.
It is designed to last much longer than the plastic variety as its made from solid steel construction and has a baked enamel finish. The steel makes sure that the nozzle unit is extremely solid, the enamel gives it a nice polished finish, and a soft rubber hand grip makes for comfortable holding and watering, especially for longer periods of time.
The nozzle has 10 different watering patterns giving you plenty of flexible watering options. Water the garden using the “shower” setting, wash the dog with the “mist” setting, or wash the car or driveway with the more powerful high pressure “jet” or “full” setting. It also comes with a “water flow control” feature which allows you to control the flow of water for each of the 10 different spray patterns, so you don’t have to use the tap at the faucet to adjust the water pressure.
The nozzle also comes with a long metal front pull trigger and has a handy little clip so you can keep the water flowing without having to continually hold down the trigger. If you’re looking for a very solid garden hose nozzle that’s built to really last, you can’t go wrong with the Gardenite. As previous customers have said…
“A wonderful power-nozzle – lots of water pressure with a simple turn of the dial. Solidly built. Very happy with this product…”
“This provides lots of options and allow you to really use it for various uses. From cleaning off pool covers/decks to watering newly planted greenery. Strong and sturdy product…”
“Love this water nozzle. It feels very comfortable and very sturdy when using. The brass water flow control is a nice feature…”
The ikris Garden Hose Nozzle is another heavy duty hose nozzle also primarily made from solid steel with a baked enamel finish. It comes with 9 different watering patterns and also has a flow control knob to control flow pressure. This is a cheaper option than the Gardenite Heavy Duty Nozzle, however there are also a few differences.
It has one less watering pattern – there is actually no “full” setting, the next closest thing is the “jet / rinse” setting which might be ok for most high pressure scenarios so long as you have good water pressure at the tap. The handle is actually made from plastic which a few people have reported to have broken after just a month or two of use. The trigger is also located on the back of the nozzle, rather than the front. However it has a decent number of positive customer reviews and is certainly a popular option. As previous customers have said…
“This is made for a garden except for the rinse which is a tiny powerful spray. The only thing it is missing is full flow if you want to get a lot of water in an area. It is ergonomic and easy to use. For washing a car or watering plants it is excellent…”
“This nozzle has no squeeze trigger! No squeezing means no hand fatigue! The simple design makes it so easy to turn water on and off and adjust the pressure all in one easy gliding motion…”
The Dramm Heavy-Duty Brass Adjustable Hose Nozzle is a very simple, very robust hose nozzle that is designed to last. It’s made from a limited amount of parts (all of which are made from solid brass) meaning there are less parts that are likely to break with wear and tear, or from being exposed to the elements too long.
This hose nozzle is designed to be simple. There is no “trigger” to turn the nozzle on. There is no dial to twist to adjust to different watering patterns. To turn the nozzle on you simply twist the barrel and the more you twist the more the water adjusts from “fan” to “cone” to “full pressure”. To turn the nozzle off, simply twist it back to close it.
Made in the USA, if you want a simple robust solution, then this hose nozzle is certainly one to consider. As previous customers have said…
“The realization that I am officially an adult ensued quickly after I realized I simply could not contain my excitement over this new hose nozzle I bought. This is THE best hose nozzle ever! All other hose attachments should be discontinued and this should be the only kind of hose nozzle manufactured. Seriously, it’s that good. Especially in comparison to all other types of hose nozzles…”
“I KNOW it’s just a simple little hose nozzle, but this thing is almost like a work of art! It’s so well machined, EXTRA HEAVY duty, and made in the USA too! I love Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) type products – can’t break em, simple and straight forward to use, and it will probably last several life times. I can’t imagine how you could damage or destroy one short of taking a sledge hammer to it…”
The Dradco Heavy Duty Brass Fireman Hose Nozzle is made from high grade brass and stainless steel construction and as the name suggests the shape is modeled after an actual fireman’s hose. This nozzle is also simple to use, simply twist to turn on, twist further to adjust the watering pattern, twist back to the closed position to turn off.
It has an ergonomically shaped rubber grip on the handle for comfort, and there are no plastic components at all that might eventually break due to wear and tear. This is one of the few hose nozzles that actually comes with a lifetime guarantee. As previous customers have said…
“This baby is heavy duty and built to last. I saw it at the local golf course and wanted a nozzle at home that would not leak and would last. This is it…”
“Purchased this nozzle to replace a competitor’s product that appears to be quite similar, yet failed on me after just a couple of years. Comparing the two side-by-side, the difference is like day and night. This nozzle is significantly heavier than the competitor’s product, primarily because it’s made from heavy duty brass instead of the cheap anodized aluminum used by the competitor. Very high quality nozzle – far superior to the one I’m replacing…”