Gardena’s useful quick connect system works like compressed air fittings, avoiding all the screwing and unscrewing of hoses when you swap from watering the yard to washing the car. It helps prevent leaks and over tightening, too.
Firmly pressing two connectors together snaps them in place. Pull the collar back on the female end and they release. The starter set includes enough fittings to convert one faucet, one hose and two “products” — like a sprinkler or a sprayer — to the system.
The faucet adapter allows water to flow freely when nothing is attached — for filling containers and the like. If you decide you like the system, Gardena offers a slew of other fittings and products that work in the system. For example, they offer a water saving hose end which pops a ball valve closed when detached to prevent water pouring out between changes.
The set sells for about $10.