Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 115
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenJim Oversize coupling very nice
This review is for the Element “CommercialGRADE” 100’ x 5/8” garden hose.
When I was granted the opportunity to try out the “CommericalGRADE” hose I installed it in place of a 75’ hose that I’ve had for years. The 75’ was a bit too short and, when attached to my traveling sprinkler, I had to remember to move the hose half-way through the sprinkling operation.
The 100’ length was a welcome change – it fit the requirements of my yard perfectly.
The Element hose is lead free, has a burst strength of 500+ PSI, is rated as ‘drinking water safe’, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
The faucet hose end is very nice, oversized brass units that allow for a good hand grip. A nice feature when trying to connect the hose when your hands are wet.
The hose is lighter than the 75’ foot hose I used previously – I was pleasantly surprised when I lifted the hose off of the hose holder.
However, unlike my previous hose the Element 100’ hose tends to kink. To be fair it is not advertised or sold as a “kink free” hose (although it is advertised as “kink free at the spigot” according to the packaging.
That being the case, I don’t think it’s fair to deduct rating points for the propensity of the hose to kink – but buyers should be aware of the possibility that the hose will not be kink free in operation. Those looking for a kink free garden hose should, perhaps, look at a different model.
The photo below shows the hose on a wall mounted hose rack – the twists are obvious. My previous hose lay flat when hanging from the same rack.
I would recommend, perhaps, that users consider storing the Element on a hose reel rather than a hose rack; that might lower the odds of getting a kink in the hose when setting up the sprinkler.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick LIFETIME WARRENTY
You know when you have one of those old houses that never had the thought of watering the back forty from the front in mind when it was built, well that's mine. Houses get expensive over the years and with only a couple of outside connections it becomes not just a hassle but time consuming as well to hook together the 50'er's and the 25'er's as well as the ones that you've mended. Since quick connects have hit the market it has made it easier, but let's admit it they have their issues and consume time as well. Well I finally broke down and got two 100' hoses. This is a review for the one I'll use out back. It's commercial grade with a bursting rate of 500 PSI. I'm not sure the plumbing in my house is even close to handling that. The Brass heavy duty crush proof couplings are serious weight. Even though I just have recently owned it I was finally able to get one hose with enough water pressure all the way back to my burn pile so that I can stand fire watch without losing half the water getting to the end. So quickly able to water down the surrounding area and meeting the the approval of the Fire Marshall if he were to check on my permit. The decision now is do I want to hand coil it or take the easy way out and get a reel because that's a heck of a bunch of hose even empty.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BISCHY Great product
THIS IS A GREAT HOSE, VERY EASY TO HOOK UP, HAS A HEAVY DUTY FEMALE HOOK UP SO VERY EASY TO HOOK UP TO SPICKET OR HOSE REEL THE HOSE IT SELF IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT, HOPING AFTER UNWINDING FROM ORIGINAL PACKAGING THAT ONCE ROLLED ONTO HOSE REEL THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE KINKS ,THIS HOSE IS LEAD FREE AND YOU CAN DRINK FROM IT, I HOPE TO USE FOR A LONG ,LONG TIME AS I REALLY LIKE THIS HOSE, ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT FROM THE HOME DEPOT!
July 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by papaboss Not worth the money
This hose is definitely not kink resistant. It kinks every time used. The hose is a very low quality product and not what I expected for the money paid.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by surv8r Heavy Duty Hose
This is a heavy duty hose that appears well constructed and should stand up to use and abuse.
I'm using mine for pool deck maintenance. It doesn't kink like a standard use hose.
This hose doesn't have that "hose odor" that most water hoses have... I drank water from mine and it tasted just fine.
Appears to be a great hose and I definitely recommend it
July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tj Wonderful
I cant believe I almost bought another "lead" hose!! So glad I "woke up" and found this one!! I will be doing much better research in the future. thanks Home Depot for having just what I needed and at a good price
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GuyLewis Water hose
This hoes kinks up to much you constantly have to go back and untangle it it's very frustrating
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by proactive Horrible kinking hose
I bought this hose (three days ago) because it was labelled "commercial grade." But it is not a good hose. It is the worse hose for kinking I have ever experienced. Absolutely the worst. Do not buy this hose unless you are never going to move it; otherwise you will be forever unkinking it. I will be returning this ASAP.
July 7, 2016