In a nutshell

This strong flexible and lightweight hose was joy to use with no kinking or twisting. It performed well but price let it down. Comes with a lifetime guarantee.

What we tested

  • Set up/storage
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Performance
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Material quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Lightweight yet durable
  • Highest number of layers
  • Additional reinforcement
  • Anti-kink and anti-twist
  • Only model tested with lifetime guarantee


  • Most expensive tested (per metre)

How is the Flopro Elite hose made?

With its six-layer construction this has the most number of layers of any hose we tested and is a tough but flexible hose. It includes Tricot reinforced ATS mesh for extra strength and is also made from an algae resistant material. It’s UV-resistant and can cope with temperatures as low as -20°C as well as over 60°C.

What is the Flopro Elite hose like to use?

This is a strong, durable hose which purports to be anti-kink, anti-twist and anti-crush and it certainly proved to be in our test. Despite its strength it feels light and comfortable when you’re using it and carrying it about in different areas of the garden. It is straightforward and easy to uncoil and then recoils easily after use when you’re done.

What jobs is the Flopro Elite hose best used for?

This premium hose has a hefty burst pressure of 36 bar so its suitable for all watering jobs, including pressure washing and using with a sprinkler.
Available in two lengths, 15m and 30m it’s useful in both small and medium gardens.

Is the Flopro Elite hose good value for money?

At exactly £2.00 per meter of hose this is the most expensive hoses we reviewed in our test. It comes with a lifetime guarantee and is strong and flexible, but we felt there were better value hoses in our test.

Since our On Test review in the summer of 2018 the Flopro Elite hose has been superseded by the Flopro Professional hose.


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Product Specifications

NameFlopro Elite hose
ModelFlopro Elite
Hose diameter12.5mm
Hose length15m
Lifetime WarrantyYes