Look & Feel
Available in lengths of 25 feet, 50 feet, and 100 feet, the Teknor Apex Zero-G Hose offers above average value at an above average price. While it’s not the best garden hose currently on the market, it’s not far behind either. Kink-resistant, lead-free, and offering excellent water pressure, it offers quite a bit of value.
For the first part of our Zero G review, we’ll talk a little about the hose’s lengths. Whether you’re seeking a 25 foot, 50 foot, or 100 ft garden hose, the Zero G will accommodate you. Because it’s available in 3 different lengths, it there is sure to be one that suits your specific purposes.
The Zero G Hose 25 ft is best suited for small yards or areas in which it doesn’t have to reach large radiuses. It’s priced at about $10.00 less than the 50-footer, and is about half the price of the Zero G Hose 100 feet. Each of these hoses has a thickness of ⅝ of an inch. This allows them to connect to all standard size faucets.
Unfortunately, there is no Zero G Hose 75ft. If you’re looking for something in between the 50 and the 100, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Or, you can spend some additional money and just get the 100-foot version. It may be nice to have some extra length just in case, anyway.
For the next part of our Zero G flex hose review, we’ll talk about its overall durability. This is the one true drawback of this hose. While it thrives in essentially every other area, it does have some durability concerns.
It’s not made out of strong, reliable vinyl, but fiber lining. While this fiber mesh offers lighter weight and greater flexibility, it’s also more prone to damage.
Not only does this hose spring leaks in its body, it also tends to leak out of its attachment heads. Its manufacturer claims that it’s strong enough to hold up in heavy-duty construction areas, but this is just not the case. It might, however, suffice for light-duty, around-the-house use.
Next for our Zero G review, we’ll talk about its overall safety. To put it simply, this hose is as safe as they come. Whether you’re using it for washing or drinking purposes, it is completely healthy.
Possessing an entirely lead-free construction, this hose does not dilute any of your water as it makes its way from your faucet to its end. If you’re looking for a hose that can be used to distribute drinking water, this one will accommodate you. Though it’s a little on the expensive side, its drinking-friendly qualities make it worthwhile.
When it comes to flexibility, the Zero G garden hose reviews exceedingly well. Compared to the majority of other hoses, this one is very flexible. Because it’s made with a fiber lining instead of a vinyl one, it can seemingly bend at will. This allows you to maneuver it in whichever manner you need.
Because it’s so flexible, this hose is essentially kink-free. For this reason, you never have to worry about low or inconsistent water pressure. So, again, while it’s a little expensive, it does offer quite a lot to make it worth its price.
Lastly, let’s talk about the water pressure provided by this hose. For the most part, this is a consistently powerful hose. It’s designed to distribute a stream of water at a PSI rating of around 600. This is standard water pressure for a hose of its size.
The difference between this hose and many others is that, even when it’s slightly tangled, it still provides decent water pressure. Folds in the hose can be easily worked out, and can often correct themselves simply by being driven open by a stream of water. In essence, this garden hose offers standard, but reliable water pressure.
Now that we’ve thoroughly reviewed it, let’s compare the Zero G Hose to some other garden hoses on the market today. We’ll start by comparing it with the Joey’s Garden Garden Hose.
While the Zero-G is available in sizes of 25 feet, 50 feet, and 100 feet, the hose from Joey’s Garden is available in sizes of 25 feet, 50 feet, 75 feet, and 100 feet, giving you a large selection overall.
Where the Zero-G beats the Joey’s Garden is in water pressure. The Joey’s Garden hose is designed only to water plants while the Zero-G can be used for a bevy of other purposes. They possess very similar flexibility and durability. Neither hose is perfect, but both are very functional.
The Joey’s Garden hose is a little less expensive, however. In the end it comes down to water pressure and price. In terms of water pressure, the Zero G Water Hose reviews favorably to the Joey's Garden. But if you want to spend less money, go for the Joey’s Garden.
Next, let’s compare the Zero-G to the Bionic Steel 304 Metal Garden Hose. Available for nearly identical prices, they both possess their good qualities and their bad qualities. While the Zero-G is only available at 25 feet, 50 feet, and 100 feet, the Bionic Steel is available at 25 feet, 50 feet, 75 feet, and 100 feet.
If you're looking for a premium 5/8 in. x 50 ft. metal hose, the Bionic Steel will accommodate you.The Bionic Steel is a lot more durable than the Zero-G, but does not possess even close to the same level of flexibility. Both hoses are built with kink-free designs, ensuring that they always have powerful and consistent water pressure.
Overall, it comes down to whether or not you desire flexibility or durability. Both hoses are generally tangle-free and easy to put away, but while the Bionic Steel possesses uber durability, the Zero-G possesses uber flexibility. Because they’re available for nearly identical prices, you just have to decide between flexibility and durability.
The last garden hose we’ll compare with the Apex Zero-G is the Tramarco Expanding Garden Hose. Available only sizes of 50 feet, 75 feet, and 100 feet, it can be used easily in medium or large yards. While both hoses are solid, the Tramarco ranks a little ahead of the Zero-G. This is due, not only to its slightly lower price, but because of its similar durability and flexibility properties.
Both hoses are as flexible as they come, bending and curving in whichever direction you need them to. Lightweight and kink-resistant, they can be easily rolled up without the risk of any tangling. One spot where the Zero-G beats the Tramarco is in water pressure. While the Tramarco is designed solely to water plants, the Zero-G is designed to do other things, such as washing cars and filling up buckets.
Both of these garden hoses are solid, but if you’re just looking to use your hose in your garden, you would be best served by the Tramarco. It’s a tad bit cheaper than the Zero-G and offers very similar functionality. Not to mention, it comes with a sprayer gun and a plastic holder.