Bon Aire Garden Hose Nozzle Review

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There are many different schools of thought when it comes to washing your truck, but the one thing that most people can seem to agree on is the need for a decent nozzle attachment for the home garden hose. Single-setting trigger nozzles can’t really handle all of the different stages of car washing with the same kind of efficiency as a multi-setting nozzle. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know which multi-setting nozzle is going to give you the types of water spray that you need and which one is also going to be able to stand up to years of use and abuse in an outdoor environment.

The Bon-Air hose nozzle will help your bikini stay dry while washing the car.

The Bon-Air hose nozzle will help your bikini stay dry while washing the car. Not bad for $15.

The Bon-Aire Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle is one of the most highly recommended car wash attachments on the market. Part of what makes it so appealing is just how easy it is to use. The end of the nozzle can be turned either clockwise or counter-clockwise in order to adjust the flow of the water or shut it off completely – no more washing your truck with your thumb over the end of the hose (see graphic above).

Unlike some other nozzles, the Bon-Aire doesn’t just vary the spray pattern, but it also controls the pressure and flow of the water itself. This allows for a very strong jet of water that is most useful at the beginning of the wash process when hosing off the mud, grime and gunk that has collected on your truck over the course of a few weeks or a tough weekend of off-roading. The term ‘fire-hose’ could accurately describe the output of the Bon-Aire Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle at it’s most aggressive setting, but it’s still gentle enough to avoid stripping off wax or paint, a common problem with powered pressure washers.

The Bon-Aire also features a fan setting which is useful for keeping the truck wet while washing down each individual panel. A continuous shower of water helps to prevent water spots from forming by preventing the truck from drying in the sun before it can be toweled off. The nozzle’s weakest setting essentially mimics the standard, nozzle-less water pressure of the hose itself, which is great for rinsing off suds after washing – another low-powered stream that helps to keep water spots off the paint.

On top of its functionality, the Bon-Aire Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle is built like a tank. The unit is forged out of aluminum, and it feels like it could be banged on with a hammer and still keep on providing hours and hours of useful service. This is a great quality in a nozzle, which is undoubtedly going to get dropped, slammed against the cement wall of a garage or maybe even accidentally backed over. The aluminum body is stronger than the standard plastic of most other nozzles and it prevents corrosion from forming if it is ever left outside in the elements for too long.

Simple, well-built and above all handy, the Bon-Aire Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle lives up to its reputation and is a solid addition to any detailer or weekend car wash fanatic’s gear collection. It receives our hardiest recommendation…did we mention it’s only $15?

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  1. TXTee says:

    I’m on well in Cali and water pressure can be low. Does this nozzle really combat low water pressure?

  2. Jeremy the Detail Guy says:

    Yes it does.

  3. MD says:

    Can I trade in the nozzle for the bikini girl?

  4. TXTee – I don’t know about your situation for sure, but I’d guess affirmative. It’s pretty damn awesome.
    MD – No, but you’ve got a great line now “I just happen to have a solution to your hose problem.”

  5. Mickey says:

    I have two of those nozzles and the test they did at the home show is very different than what you have at home. The pressure they had was immense compared to the city pressure you get at the house. So you have to make every bit count. I like it because you can turn it off in both directions.

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