In this review, we are introducing Bionic Steel garden hose. As the advert says that a garden hose made from bionic steel is the one that will substitute all the others. It is corrosion-resistant, lightweight, no sharp bends appear on it, and this hose is a weatherproof one.
Let’s see if all the above mentioned is true…
What is this thing?
A well-thought-out irrigation system in your garden is a must if you want to receive heavy crops, grow green lawns, and see your flowers bloom. Not so long ago, most people used rubber hoses. Nowadays the range of goods in this market segment has become so wide, that quite often customers get completely confused and lost in it. And now they are offering another new thing…
As seen on TV, marketing specialists have flooded the air with ads of various garden hoses. However, we all know that what advert says isn’t always true.
Now a new type of steel garden hoses has appeared. It is made of steel, and this ensures several advantages.
First, I was a bit sceptical about this novelty, but I have to admit that this hose works perfectly well. I will update this page from time to time as some new user feedback or additional information arrives.
304 Stainless Steel – without punctures and bends
Bionic Steel garden hose is made from stainless steel 304, and it’s covered with latex from inside. What does this mean? It is impossible to stab this hose as easy as it was with an ordinary one. It doesn’t get corroded or covered with fungi; it is weatherproof and serves much longer. Pay attention, that this hose is heat and cold resistant. This characteristic makes it irreplaceable for those who live in a cold or hot climate.
Thus, you shouldn’t worry, and you can leave this hose outside at any weather.
Besides, it gets cold immediately when water flows through it.
This hose seems to be indestructible.
That’s why, even if you use it often, it will serve for several years for sure without tearing or punctures appearance.
However, each advantage comes with a disadvantage as a rule. So, in this case, due to the stainless steel used, the hose is less flexural, and it takes more space when storing.
Bionic Steel PRO is supplied with brass, impact-resistant fitting with an in-line on/off valve.
Of course, it weighs more than Flexi Hose, but its weight is not significantly larger than that of ordinary garden hoses. Bionic Steel PRO is a bit heavier than rubber hoses, and you should keep this in mind if this is an issue for you. Bionic Steel weighs about 3 pounds for 25 feet long hose.
Due to the increased demand, these hoses are produced of different length: 25 feet, 50 feet, 75 feet, and 100 feet. So, you can always find the hose you need or get even two hoses at the same time.
Any product has its positive and negative feedback and reviews. Let’s discuss its disadvantages, and there aren’t many of them.
The first issue is chemical odor and the damage it may cause to animals who dring water from this hose. It has a warning which says, ‘don’t drink water from this hose.’ The smell may annoy you for some time if you store the hose inside. But the smell will disappear occasionally. As for the warning – this is a legal trick, since the company doesn’t want to get a legal claim. If latex were toxic, no one would make condoms from it.
The second spread complaint is that the hose leaks and gets curved. However, more often than not, it happened because of mishandling. For example, after a car runs over it. So, don’t forget that the hose is made from steel, not titanium.
Sometimes customers receive not a full package set, but the company quickly solves these issues.
|Hose materials||304 Stainless Steel|
|Length||50 ft and 100 ft, 25 ft, 50 ft, 75 ft, and 100 ft (Pro)|
|Inner diameter||1/2 in|
|Features||Lightweight, durable, and kink free|
|Weight||Estimated 3.0 lbs per 25 ft|
|Pressure||120 PSI maximum|
|Warranty||45 Days Money-Back and 12 Month|
Pros and cons
- No bends
- It is difficult to damage (but you can, if you try hard)
- Heat and cold resistant
- Easily cools down
- Can be stored outside
- Several options of the hose length are available
- Chemical odor
- not to use with a pressure washer
- the internal diameter is ½, which may not be enough for some users
- Rigid, you can slip on it
Bionic Steel is a company that produces quality products. But, if for some reason their products aren’t good for you, you can find several alternatives listed below (they are quality ones as well).
Bionic Steel Garden Hose is definitely worth its money. Its main advantage is functionality. These are durable, sustainable hoses that will serve for a long time provided with careful and proper usage.
About the author
My name is Matt. I like fishing, gardening, reading and meditation. This review was written after I spent about an hour trying to regain some order with my old garden hoses and then decided to get a new one.