Stanley fat max


#1

Has anyone tried these hoses yet? Went to get another 100’ of flexzilla and this was sitting beside it feels like the same material if anything the Stanley feels a little “softer” more flexible. So of course I grabbed one of each. Just curious if anyone else had tried them out


#2

I’ve been looking into this hose as well. The Stanley is made by Bond Manufacturing in Antioch, CA and it’s guaranteed for life. I’m sure they are making a run at Flexzilla which is made my Legacy MFG in Marion, Iowa and I believe has a two year warranty. I’m planning on trying the Fat Max, so I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts. Keep us updated.


#3

flexzilla is great hose I have it. I looked at Stanley hose as well but went with flexzilla


#4

I don’t remember the exact price difference but it’s between 15-20$ Stanley being the cheaper option., after two days my vote is the Stanley. It acts exactly like flexzilla. The flexzilla definitely doesn’t have enough/if any advantages to justify the higher price. I’ll be purchasing Stanley from here on out.


#5

I think ur pretty close around $10-$20 differents


#6

What about this one? I saw this today at one of the big box stores. Anyone tried it? I’ve never put my eyes on the flexzilla or the Stanley, but this looks similar.


#7

I have about 200 foot of it I’ll sell ya! Kinks like mother!


#8

That little picture in the middle also explains why it’s sucks to mend! I had to use side cutters and clip that little grove off when I went to replace an end.


#9

Well then I guess that is a big NO on that one! Haha.


#10

@Trp5925 can I ask where you found the Stanley?


#11

Big question of this post is can you buy it in a bulk roll like flexzilla? I’m going to be buying 250ft for my coxreel soon to get rid of old hose, I won’t want 2 or 3 joints at 100 ft.


#12

$150 for 100 ft doesn’t seem like the best of deals. I wanna say the 250 of Zilla bulk was $230 on Amazon?


#13

Yea $266 for 250 foot and 2 ends. Fatmaxx would be $300 for 200 foot. I feel like the price for the $100 foot of Stanley must be high on Amazon?

Edit I screenshot The wrong price for zilla hose.


#14

I tried it in the 3/4" and it may be hands down the kinkiest hose Ive ever fought with. Some permanent kinks molded into hose since new that never really straightened out either.Garbage


#15

Fatmax hose will kink if the wind blows. I use the brown rubber hose from Wal-Mart. Fill up the shopping cart when it’s on sale


#16

Normally running only 50 ft of hose to supply buffer tank… what would be the difference between 3/4” and 5/8” hose? Would like to try the flexzilla but all I can find locally in 5/8


#17

I’ll run back by the tractor supply today and grab some pics of the prices but I know I didn’t pay anywhere near $100 for the fat max. Stay tuned


#18

3/4 delivers more water but you lose a lot of room on the reel. Being a wider hose, it also collapses and kinks easier. I prefer 5/8 but I generally have more water than I needed so it isn’t an issue using smaller supply hose.


#19

The Fat Max 5/8 100’ is on TSC website for $54.99


#20