How to Choose the Right Hose

Gilmour has a variety of hoses to support watering activities season after season. Below are some tips to help guide your audience when shopping for a new hose.


  • Measure the farthest distance that needs watering from the spigot and look for a hose just a little bit longer.
  • Purchase a hose of the proper length to help prevent unnecessary tugging and stretching.
  • Gilmour’s quick connectors are great for connecting two hoses when you need extra length for large areas.


  • Standard household piping is typically ½” in diameter; so for most people a hose no larger than ½” in diameter is ideal. When a hose is too wide, the water flow is reduced and unnecessary weight is added.
  • For heavy-duty watering tasks and wider piping like commercial landscaping, a ¾” diameter is best because it allows more water to be delivered and helps compensate for water pressure variables.


  • The higher the PSI burst pressure rating, the stronger the hose.
  • Brass and steel couplings on the end of Gilmour hoses allows them to better withstand drops on the driveway and everyday wear and tear.
  • Gilmour’s Flexogen Super Duty Hose features a patented construction that helps prevent kinking and improve durability.
  • Look for a lifetime warranty.

Gilmour hoses are available in a variety of lengths and diameters to help with precise watering no matter what the task.

About Us

Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio, including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Gilmour, an integral segment of the Fiskars Group, has a longstanding heritage of providing a total watering solution with a complete portfolio of products, including hoses, nozzles, sprinklers and accessories. Designed for quality, efficiency and control, Gilmour tools empower passionate doers to achieve the outdoor spaces they envision. Gilmour is headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit