The best hose nozzles and spray guns in Australia

While a regular garden hose is fine for watering your plants, you’ll want to invest in a higher-quality nozzle if you’re regularly outside doing yard work.

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Hose nozzles come in all shapes and sizes, with some offering features designed for specific tasks.

To provide you with a starting point in your search for the perfect spray gun for your garden, we’ve rounded up the best ones currently on the market in Australia.

Our top pick: Hoselink 7-Function Spray Gun

Material: Metal
Type: Trigger spray gun
Max pressure: 550psi
Weight: 393g
Warranty: 12 months

Why we chose it: This spray gun has a soft grip rubber handle for comfort and control as well as an ergonomically designed handle that feels good in your hand. It is built tough for Aussie conditions and has a solid construction that will last for years.

7 different spray settings mean you can get the exact amount of water pressure and coverage you want. The continuous spray lock keeps the water on while you’re using it, so you can focus on your task.

Dramm Heavy-Duty Brass Hose Nozzle

Material: Metal
Type: Traditional
Max pressure: Not stated
Weight: 181g
Warranty: None stated

Why we chose it: For those who like to do things the old fashioned way, this heavy-duty brass hose nozzle is the best option. With a solid fully metal construction, this product could easily last a lifetime.

It features multiple spray patterns and an adjustable flow volume. The barrel twists to adjust settings, so you can get the perfect amount of water pressure for your needs.

Orbit Front Trigger Turret Hose Nozzle

Material: Metal
Type: Trigger spray gun
Max pressure: Not stated
Weight: 323g
Warranty: None stated

Why we chose it: The Orbit Trigger Hose Nozzle is a metal nozzle with 7-patterns and easy-to-use on/off flow control. It comes with a front lever that can lock for greater versatility along with a durable metal finish.

Hoselink Shower Spray Wand

Material: Stainless steel, aluminium
Type: Shower Wand
Max pressure: 100psi
Weight: 580g
Warranty: 12 months

Why we chose it: The Hoselink Shower Spray Wand is perfect for hanging and potted plants. The long wand head delivers a gentle spray that won’t harm delicate leaves or flowers.

It’s comfortable and easy to use with a soft grip rubber handle and on/off flow control lever. The lightweight construction makes it easy to use for extended periods, while the corrosion-resistant materials mean it will stand up to the elements.

Gardena Comfort Multi Sprayer

Material: Plastic
Type: Trigger spray gun
Max pressure: 174psi
Weight: 393g
Warranty: 5 years

Why we chose it: The Gardena Comfort Multi Sprayer is an ergonomically designed, one-handed operation sprayer with a comfortable yet secure grip.

The integrated dirt filter and UV stabilised finish help to keep your water clean and safe to use. This sprayer is made in Germany and comes with a 5-year warranty.

ESOW Garden Hose Nozzle

Material: Metal
Type: Trigger spray gun
Max pressure: Not stated
Weight: 390g
Warranty: None stated

Why we chose it: This 100% metal hose nozzle is small, easy to use, and durable. The water comes out in four different patterns ranging from mist to jet spray.

The clip keeps the water on without having to apply pressure, so you can give your hand a rest and focus on watering your plants instead of holding down the button.

What makes a good hose nozzle?

When it comes to hose nozzles, a good one is the one you never have to think about.

You should be able to get your work done with as little fuss as possible—and that means finding a product that feels comfortable and easy to use, with plenty of spray options at your disposal.

A good hose nozzle will also be durable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon.

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Materials

When selecting a hose nozzle, you’ll need to decide what material is best for your needs.

  • Plastic is lightweight and inexpensive, but it can be flimsy and may crack over time. Plastic often doesn’t stand up as well as metal when left outside.
  • Metal nozzles are more durable than plastic ones, but they’re also heavier and tend to be pricier.
  • Rubber is another popular material used on hose nozzles. Rubber makes the handle easy to grip and can be more comfortable when used for extended periods.

Type of hose nozzles

There is a huge range of spraying hose attachments on the market, from fertiliser mixers through to gutter cleaners.

Here are the most common types:

  • Traditional: usually made from metal, these nozzles require a simple twist to turn on and off or adjust spray pattern and flow.
  • Pistol grip: a pistol grip hose nozzle features a large lever that can be used to control water flow. They are generally comfortable to hold and can usually be locked for continuous flow.
  • Dial: features an adjustable dial to control water flow.
  • Spray wand: an extended wand head for head to reach places.

Durability

Durability can be a factor of materials, build quality, and design.

Remember, hose fittings often take a beating. They are dropped on concrete and left out in the sun over summer.

If you’re planning on using your equipment for years to come then durability is an important factor to consider.

Factors that impact durability include:

  • Materials
  • Fittings and seals
  • UV resistance
  • Construction

Ergonomics and comfort

If you spend a lot of time in the garden, ergonomics and comfort are important considerations.

Hose nozzles that fit well in your hand will be easier to use for longer periods of time without causing fatigue or discomfort.

You should also check the weight of each nozzle when considering how comfortable it would be to use for extended periods of time.

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Functionality

The next step is to decide what functionality you need. There are two main things to consider:

  • Spray patterns. Most hose nozzles have multiple spray patterns, but there are some that only offer one or two options. If you want the versatility of being able to switch from a gentle shower to a hard-hitting jet stream, look for an adjustable nozzle with multiple spray settings.
  • Water flow options. You’ll want your nozzle to be able to deliver both high and low flows of water depending on what kind of job you’re trying to do.

FAQ

Are all hose nozzles the same size?

All hose nozzles sold in Australia should fit a standard 12mm domestic hose. Keep in mind that some brands may require you purchase a special connector to attach the nozzle to your hose.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY, and is always up for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking delicious meals from fresh produce picked from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.