Best Pressure Washer Hoses

By London Fog

September 10, 2020


Sometimes pressure washer hoses can get quite a lot of use (personal hygiene aside:).  

Best Pressure Washer Hoses

And as you expect at some point if the pressure washer itself is still working well for you, there may well come a time when you want to simply replace the pressure washer’s hose rather than replace the whole pressure washer, which would certainly cost a lot more money.

The good news is that there are plenty of them out on the market today, but on the flip side, that also means it can be a lot to try and choose from. 

But don’t worry - we’re here to help.  We’ve been checking out some of the most popular and best selling pressure washers hoses that are out at the moment, and we’ve carefully handpicked our Top 5 to show you now.

After that, we’ve also got a very handy buying guide for you which explains what you should be looking for in a pressure washer hose and why. 

Following that there’s also a super handy section where we answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

OUR TOP PICK

YAMATIC Kink Resistant 3200 PSI 1/4' 50 FT High Pressure Washer Hose Replacement With M22-14mm Brass Thread (Premium Upgrade Version 2X)

Initially this pressure washer hose caught our attention because of just how well it was selling with online retail giant Amazon.  It turns out that Amazon sometimes has really great deals on it, and you can get almost 50% off.

But to be honest, even if you ended up paying the full price for the hose, you won’t be disappointed.  It’s a premium upgraded version of the manufacturer’s earlier models, and works really well when put to the test.

This product would suit anyone who needs a lot of length on their hose, since at full length it can reach 50 feet.  And we love that it’s kink resistant, because it’s usually the kinks in a hose that can not only block your water flow, but also in the long term, lead to a hose getting damaged.  And has an improved wear resistance to boot.

It has a small diameter of just ¼ inch, to really help maintain the pressure as the water moves through the hose.  And it has 2 M22 14mm female connectors.  These connectors are made of heavy duty solid brass, and this means that they won’t wear and leak the way aluminum connectors do, and better yet they won’t rust or corrode.

It’s suitable for both electric and gas pressure washers, and we know that it works well with the more high performance pressure washers such as Honda etc.  It will take a maximum water pressure of 3200 psi, and water temperatures of between 35 and 140 degrees fahrenheit.

It’s also RoHS compliant, using recycled materials.

Pros:

  • 50 foot long
  • Strong connectors
  • Kink resistant

Cons:

  • Customers have had problems with the hose when they haven’t followed the recommended guidance as to how to use it properly

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This is another pressure hose that sells super well.  It may not have the same kind of deals on Amazon than the Yamatic one does, but at this price, you don’t need a deal anway!

It has a lot in common with the Yamatic one we’ve just shown you, in that it’s available in a length of 50 feet, is a ¼ inch in diameter, and uses the same type of connectors, i.e. 2 M22 14mm female connectors, and they are made of heavy duty solid brass, meaning they won’t wear and leak or rust or corrode.

There are some notable differences however.  It doesn’t take quite as much water pressure, with a maximum of 3000 psi, which is still fairly high to be honest, and should suit most needs.  

And while the manufacturer doesn’t use the phrase “kink resistance” but they do say that the hose doesn’t knot when looped, which basically amounts to the same thing.  The hose doesn’t give you a blocked flow from kinks, and will naturally last longer than a more cheaply made alternative.

It will take water temperatures of up to a maximum of 140 degrees fahrenheit, which is good because you don’t want the water to accidentally scold you. Or anyone else.

We also like that it’s also available as a 25 foot hose, which is great if all you need is an extension on a hose that you already have, so long as it’s still in good full working order.

The other criteria that made it a shoe in for our top 5 picks, was that it comes complete with a full year’s warranty - very reassuring.

Pros:

  • Excellent price
  • No blocked flow
  • 12 months warranty
  • Top quality connectors

Cons:

  • Some customers have found it quite inflexible and rigid

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This pressure washer hose comes from Tool Daily, a company whose sole focus is on producing top quality pressure washer accessories.

It will fit most electric or gas pressure washers, including Honda, Dewalt and Sun Joe, just to name a few.  And is of sufficient quality not just for use in gardens and driveways, but also for light commercial use too.  We put this down to just how much pressure it can take, with a maximum pressure of a whopping 3600 psi.  And the narrow hose diameter which is just ¼ inch.

It’s available in either the full 50 foot replacement variety, or as a 25 foot extension hose.  It’s compatible with the M22 14mm and M22 15mm fitting, and there’s an adapter included in the price which can change a female M22 fitting to a male M22 fitting.

It’s also both weather and abrasion resistant, so you don’t have to worry about damage from snow or hail or gravel.  And you can roll it up quite tightly without it kinking, deforming, or blocking the water flow.

Pros:

  • Weather and abrasion resistant
  • Fits most pressure washers
  • High maximum pressure
  • Durable & won’t kink

Cons:

  • Some customers have found it quite inflexible and rigid

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Here’s another great stand out pressure washer hose, and available at a great price too.

M Mingle is yet another brand who builds & manufactures pressure washers accessories, and to great quality too.

This hose is compatible with a huge range of top brand pressure washers, which is thanks to it’s connectors, a  M22 female thread, which is compatible with M22 14mm and M22 15mm fittings, and there’s also a brass coupler included which can change a female M22 fitting to a male M22 fitting.

You get plenty of length with this hose, since it comes in at 50 meters, so lots of maneuverability there, and it has a diameter of ¼ inch, which explains how it can take a water pressure of up to a maximum of a whopping 3600 psi.  And with that kind of capability you could use it commercially as well as around the home.

It’s resistant to both weather and scratching, and is easy to carry.  It won’t leave marks as the hose is dragged around.  You’ll also be pleased to hear that even if you wind it up as tight as it will go, you won’t get any permanent kinks with it threatening to reduce water flow or cause long term damage.

Pros:

  • 50 meters long
  • High maximum pressure
  • No permanent kinks
  • Includes a brass coupler
  • Weather & abrasion resistant

Cons:

  • Some customers have found it tricky to wind up for storage

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This particular hose has “monster” in the title for a reason - it can take water pressures of up to a staggering 4500 psi - how powerful is that!

There is one notable caveat however, and that is that the hose can only be used with cold water.  But we don’t think that’s necessarily such a bad thing.  At least you know you’ll never get scalded using it - great safety feature if you ask us.

The 25 foot option is a little pricier than the other alternatives in our top 6 favorites, pricier even than some of the 50 foot ones, but you do expect to have to pay more money for a more powerful product.  There’s also a 100 foot version, a 150 foot version or a 200 foot version.  

To accommodate so much more water pressure it has a thicker diameter than its counterparts, coming in at ⅜ inch.

It’s designed to fit most gas pressure washers, with a 3/8" Male quick connect plug and a 3/8" Female quick connect socket.

It has a durable construction, composed of a dual braid of steel over flexible polyester, and it’s polyurethane outer jacket is 3 times more scratch resistant than rubber. 

Although the manufacturer describes it as a cold water hose, it can take water of temperatures up to 140 degrees fahrenheit.

Pros:

  • Made with a dual braid of steel
  • More scratch resistant than rubber hoses
  • Has a maximum pressure of 4500 psi

Cons:

  • Premium product at a premium price
  • Designed for only gas pressure washers not electric
  • Designed for cold water use only

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Sun Joe SPX-25HD 25-Ft Universal Heavy-Duty Pressure Washer Extension Hose for SPX Series, Black

If you have a Sun Joe  pressure, and many of you do, then this is the pressure washer hose for you.  It will connect with just about any pressure washer in the Sun Joe SPX range.  And as such, you can expect Sun Joe quality, and can rest assured that the hose will properly connect to your Sun Joe SPX pressure washer, without the need to measure the connection or to buy any special adapters,

Coming in at 25 feet in length, it’s primarily an extension hose rather than a full hose, that is unless 25 feet suits your needs.  And it will take up to 2900 psi of pressure, so you can get a nice powerful blast.

It’s a durable and heavy duty hose, that’s reinforced with steel (something we talk about in our buying guide), but it remains nicely flexible, which is great if you have a few awkward angles to contend with.

It’s also weather resistant, so it’s safe to leave out in the rain, and it’s abrasion resistant to boot, which means you don’t have to worry about it getting scratched by any gravel in the vicinity and causing a leak.

And we love the manufacturer’s warranty, because it’s not just for the usual 12 month from purchase, but for double that at 2 full years.

Pros:

  • Made for the Sun Joe SPX range
  • Steel reinforced hose
  • Weather resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • 2 year warranty

Cons:

  • Does not fit model SPX1500 or model SPX1501

Best Pressure Washer Hoses Buying Guide

There are a number of different things to give some thought to before deciding which hose to buy.  Let’s walk you through.

Best Pressure Washer Hoses

Length

The length of your hose is a very important consideration.  Not only will you need it to be long enough to reach absolutely everywhere you want it to go, but you will also need it to be a little bit longer in order to give you a bit of maneuverability and leeway.

But it’s not always the case that bigger is always better.  This is because the longer the length of the hose, the lower the pressure of the water when it’s released from the hose.

Moreover, if your pressure washer itself is very easy to move around your backyard, then you may not need a particularly long hose for it.

The best advice we can give is for you to actually measure what maximum distance you want the hose to reach, and then add 1 and a half meters of wiggle room.

Diameter

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a one size fits all pressure washer hose.  Instead these hoses vary quite considerably in size, and the size that you will need depends largely on pressure washer itself.  

Pressure washers can differ quite considerably in how much water they throw out, and this is measured in pounds per square inch (also known as psi).  Electric models that only go up to about 1,700 psi will need a hose with a small diameter of say ¼ inches. 

Whereas gas models with a psi of 2,700 through to 3,400 tend to do best with a hose of medium diameter, of say 5/16 inches.  But if you’ve got quite a beast of a pressure washer that can do a whopping 5,000 psu, then you will need the most common diameter size hose, which comes in at ⅜ of an inch.

If you’re looking at a pressure washer hose online and it doesn’t give a diameter for the hose, it is usually ¼ inch.

Connection Type

This is also important.  You need to check whether your pressure washer wand has a connection that simply snaps into place on your hose, or a connection that screws into place.  If it’s the former, then you will need to check if it has a male or female connector, so you can buy a hose with a compatible interlocking connection type.

Material Used

There are three main types of materials used in pressure washer hoses, and they are PVC plastic, which is the most common type, rubber, and polyurethane.

PVC hoses are the trickiest type to use, because it’s quite hard to move around and not as flexible which can be quite frustrating at times.

Rubber hoses on the other hand are far more flexible than their PVC counterparts, but they are also heavier, which is one drawback, and in some cases leave scuff marks on certain surfaces.

The polyurethane varieties meanwhile are often steel braided for strength within a plastic compound that bends easily.  A clear advantage of this makeup is that it’s so strong that a car could drive over it and you can still carry on pressure washing as normal.

Frequently asked questions

Can you use any hose with a pressure washer?

The answer to that question is a resounding No.  Please take the time to read our buying guide, and you will certainly benefit from the advice and guidance therein.  

Many pressure washer hoses will market themselves as universal pressure washer hoses, and to be fair many pressure washers hoses often use the same size and style of connector, however this is not always the case.  If you were to get yourself a hose with the wrong type of connector, then you will have to buy any necessary adapters as well.

Do you lose pressure with a longer hose?

We did touch upon this a little earlier, but it’s worth mentioning again.  You can lose pressure with a longer hose, but you can get around this by either turning up the pressure, or by ensuring that you buy a good quality pressure washer hose in the first place, that is of good quality material and is built to take high pressure.

Can you hook two pressure washer hoses together?

Yes, you certainly can hook two pressure washers together, and in fact pressure washer hoses are often sold with this function in mind, the 25 feet hoses in particular.