Nelson Leak Free Hose System – Marketing Magic


I don’t like to rip on products, but I am a consumer just like you.  We have to keep it real, so this is my experience with the Nelson Leak Free hose system starter kit.  It comes with a 50 foot hose, 2 Leak Free connectors (one that has a ball to stop the flow when disconnected and one that is free flowing).  It also comes with a Leak Free spray nozzle.  Now me being the consumer, I would assume that at no point would I be getting wet while using this system.  This was not the case, the only time the system is Leak Free is when the it is connected together. Anytime you disconnect, water will leak out. A properly maintained hose is also leak free.  They need to just rename this system quick connect.

As soon as I got the system I connected it, turned on the water and used it.  I thought it worked well.  I decided to leave the water on overnight to see how “Leak Free” the system truly was.  The next morning when I walked out my patio was soaked.  There was 2 pinhole leaks in the hose and it looked liked it had bubbled up underneath.  The hose quality did not impress me.  Another thing I noticed is that if any dirt or debris gets in the connector it will not lock.  I found this out the hard way when I thought it had locked only to have the hose shoot off and soak me.

My gripe with the this system is the use of the Leak Free in the title.  I got just as wet when disconnecting as any other hose.  A regular hose is “leak free” when you tighten it and have a good gasket. Sure this is leak free at the connection but for how long?  The good thing is that it has an awesome 7 year warranty.  If you buy this system you can only use other Leak Free products with it.  A regular sprinkler or hose nozzle will not work.  To sum it up the Leak Free from Nelson is a good idea, I just think it needs some work to be truly leak free. Quick connects have been around for quite a while and you can use them with any hose.  Check them out via Amazon they are made by Nelson.


  1. good review Dan, there are great tools and there re bad tools so you shouldn’t feel bad about ripping on a product if it deserves it and from your video and write up it certainly didn’t live up to it’s claims. As a consumer like Eric and yourself I rely on impartial opinions to help with buying choices and thanks to your honesty I have made some great buying choices, my Bosch 12″ GCM12SD Glide Saw, my Porter-Cable multi tool, and too many DeWalt cordless tools to mention. There are too many online “reviewers” that are so obviously paid for their opinions that its invaluable to me to have TIA in my corner!

  2. I’ve seen these things at Lowes that advertise no water leak hose. I’ve never trusted these things & you have proven me right. Thru out the years I have tried everything for water hoses & all are gimmicks, specially the no tangle hose, it tangles. Very good review & the thing that gets me you have to buy attachments to make the system work better. This is full of do-do. I figured out that I’m always going to have leaking hoses & it does not matter how many plastic rings you put in. Dan you should have let them have it some more & gotten your $60 bucks worth. Is this the same hose you used to turn off the Milwaukee box? No wonder the fire didn’t go out quickly, it had a leak. Laters TIA

    Ditto on TheBearuk1 comments about honest reviews, which help us make good buying choices with our hard earn cash.


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