A Perfect Jobsite Hose
The new Stanley FatMax garden hose isn’t the only rugged hose on the market, but it’s probably the lightest. This new hose (manufactured by Bond for Stanley) is made from a combination of polyurethane and PVC which makes it a lot lighter than synthetic rubber. It’s non-abrasive and kink resistant. It doesn’t snag on obstacles as easily as rubber hoses and it stays flexible down to 15 degrees F.
Instead of the standard hose bib connector, the FatMax hose has a large coupler that you can grip with your whole hand. The wrench-free coupler not only makes secure connections a snap, it also helps protect the threads when the hose gets walked on, run over by a wheelbarrow or crushed into the ground by a skid loader. The hoses are available in black and a visible yellow, perfect for the jobsite. They can be purchased in various lengths from 25 ft. up to 150 ft. A 5/8 -in. x 50-ft. hose costs around $35 at home centers, hardware stores and online retailers.