JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose (PGH) Review

We examined the  JGB Tuff Guard Perfect Garden Hose   for lawn and garden watering purposes.  It appears well-constructed with rigid brass fittings and a ribbed, multi-ply and highly flexible hose.

It resists kinking, and even if you intentionally kink it, the water will still flow at close to the un kinked working pressure.  It’s a 5/8 inch diameter garden watering hose that can constantly carry up to 100 pounds per square inch of pressurized water, and will not burst, generally, until you would exceed 300 PSI.

It’s available in numerous colors, quickly returns to its original shape when laid around corners for prolonged periods, and it is quite light.

It retains much of its flexibility, even when full of water, and so, can easily be reeled back in when you’re finished with it.  While this hose neither expands nor contracts as some newfangled water hoses do, you can tie it into knots without reducing water flow much at all.  Clever. More details below.

JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages

Does Not Kink

This hose is kink-free, owing to the springy helix wrap, that also resists smashing, sharp bending, and abrasion.

Rugged, Weather Resistant Fittings

The brass fittings are quite rigid and support griping with wrenches for easy tightening and loosening from faucets, nozzles, and sprinklers.

Standard Brass Connectors

These fittings are of a machined brass construction, in the form of male and female Garden Hose Thread (GHT) connections, that fit standard nozzles, faucets, and spigots.

The JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose Stands Up to High Water Pressure

In addition to the spring-like wrap, the hose is also constructed via a three-layer design according to the official web page, with a woven fiber core for added strength.  Will generally not fail, even when pressurized, and laying in the hot summer sun.  Has a hefty 300 PSI burst rating, and rated to carry up to 654 gallons per hour.  That’s over ten gallons per minute, but I’d never draw that much into my yard.  My well pump can only deliver about a third of that.  *smile*

Weighs Less than Most Other Garden Hoses

It’s quite light; thirty-five percent lighter than other, typical water hoses.

Stays Flexible in Cold Weather

This hose does not become noticeably more rigid in cold weather; unless of course, you allow water to freeze inside of it, which you should not do.  It remains pliant in most any low-temperature extreme that you’re likely to encounter here in the USA.

Easy and Quick Set Up

With its enhanced flexibility, lightness, and shape memory, this hose is easy to get out and put away.

Sun Resistant Materials in this JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose

It’s made of polypropylene, which resists aging, solarization, and color changing and fading.

Internal Fibers Strengthen This Hose

The tube itself is made of Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), and encases a braided polyester core to enhance the strength and malleability of this product.

Comes in Six Colors

Unlike the XHose, which is available only in blue at present, this Tuff Guard perfect hose comes in an array of six colors, including red, green, blue, tan, gray, and pink.  So you can easily match the color of the hose with your intended application.  Or, just pick a color that contrasts with the yard for enhanced visibility of the hose as well as safety on the riding lawn mower.  Note that the 25 and 100 foot lengths only come in blue as of this writing.  But all colors specified above are available in the 50 foot lengths,

Multiple Hose Lengths

This garden watering hose is available in 25, 50, and 100 foot lengths.

The JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose Withstands Car and Truck Run-Overs

Should you crush this hose by running over it with a heavy vehicle, it immediately UN crushes itself after you pass.  It will not remain crushed, and returns to its original shape.

Durable, Leak-Proof Connections

The couplings actually screw onto the double helix wrapped hose for unusually strong fittings, that virtually never leak or come apart.

Works Well in Lawn and Garden Watering

Commercial or casual, this hose is designed for residential, professional, and industrial applications and stands up to industrial grade abuses that would shred other garden hoses. The lightness and flexibility of this hose makes it ideal for watering applications around the house and yard, such as irrigating the lawn or garden, washing cars and basements, and setting up a lawn sprinkler for a child to play in on a hot summer day.

JGB Tuff Guard Water Hose Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Limitations

No 75-Foot Size

They do not currently make this hose in a 75-foot length.  However, 100 feet does nicely for my yard.

A Little Expensive

This Tuff Guard hose is a bit costly at nearly 1$ per foot from Amazon.

Warranty Details Unclear

We found no warranty information on the product web site.

Not All Colors Available in All Hose Lengths

Only the 50-foot length comes in all the available colors.  The other lengths are only sold in blue.  I’s suggest that they offer all colors in all lengths.

The JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose has been Discontinued

Our Rating for the JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose

Aside from being just a little put out by the price, this garden hose seems more durable than many other hoses, though it does not expand and contract like the XHose.  Great attention to the engineering details was obviously paid in the design and rugged construction of this perfect water hose.  With the crush-proof construction, it’s harder to imagine any normal type of wear and tear that would damage this garden water hose.  So I’d rate this product at 92 out of 100.

Where To Buy The JGB Tuff Guard Perfect Garden Hose (PGH)

This hose is available at Amazon.com, eBay, and Grainger.   Unfortunately, we did not find this product at some larger home improvement centers like Lowe’s or Home Depot.  But at one time, you could get it from many online vendors. They packaged it, mounted via shipping straps to a bluish colored card that displays a picture of the hose being knotted.

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References for this JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose Review

  1. JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose   Official Web Page
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