Having Tried Many Hose Nozzles, Bon-Aire is the Best Hose Nozzle
BUT the Bon-Aire is not the cheapest hose nozzle.
Imagine watering every corner of your yard standing in one place! This can be accomplished in two ways. 1) Having a very small yard 2) Getting a Bon-Aire firehose-style nozzle.
The Bon-Aire is a precision device designed to throw out water at a high velocity and to a great distance. Old fashioned brass nozzles achieve something like the same result, a powerful jet that can be choked down to a fine mist.
The Bon-Aire is quite different.
Every setting, except right before shut off, puts out a high volume of water. For power cleaning, brass nozzles are fine, but they lack the Bon-Aire versatility, ease of adjustment, especially the soaker setting.
The best hose nozzle also has a gentle side.
With a twist the Bon-Aire turns a high-powered stream into a thick, gentle soaking shower.
In between, the nozzle offers a range of different sprays, many that still travel more than 25 feet!
Two downsides to the Bon-Aire firehose-style hose nozzle.
- The Bon-Aire does not spray a mist. If you grow orchids I can not recommend the Bon-Aire!
- The cost. You pay more for the Bon-Aire. The heavy construction and precision spray apparatus do not come cheap.
Beware of cheaper knock-offs that look like the Bon-Aire hose nozzle but don’t perform as well.
I made the mistake of buying a lookalike nozzle in a hardware store. The cheaper nozzle was the spitting image of a Bon-Aire (pun intended) but lacked the precision and performance. Like Felco Pruners the best hose nozzle costs more but keeps performing brilliantly for many, many years.
Features of the Bon-Aire
- Rust proof, leak proof
- Solid stainless steel or aluminum construction (yes, you can drive over it with your car but please don’t)
- Turns off by twisting in either direction
- 1-year warrently
- Five spray patterns and shut off with a simple twist
The Best Feature of the Best Hose Nozzle?
Using the Bon-Aire for watering, cleaning under eaves, knocking down wasp’s nests, washing cars, walls, and even the roof gives you the feeling of holding real power in your hands. There is a joy that comes from using a fine tool. I get that feeling from the Bon-Aire.
I predict that you will agree when you feel the substantial heft and precision control of the best hose nozzle in your own hands. Try one Bon-Aire and, once you try it, plan on getting one for every hose on your property. Check out the reviews and the recent lower price before you buy.