About Spyder Sprinkler
Spyder Sprinkler claims to be a flexible, directional garden sprinkler that allows you to create custom patterns that only water the areas you need, while conserving water by not watering the areas you don’t.
In order to accomplish this, Spyder Sprinkler is claimed to feature 12 ultra-flexible spray nozzles that bend and point in the desired direction, that will remain in place where you put them, and that will water an area as big as 20’ x 20’. As a result, Spyder Sprinkler can create an endless number of customized patterns to effectively and efficiently water irregularly shaped gardens and hard to reach areas.
To begin using Spyder Sprinkler, the manufacturer claims you simply attach it to any garden hose, screw on the stake underneath, and pop it in the ground. Then, you’ll need to bend the nozzles to send water where you need it, which will prevent overwatering and puddles.
Whether this is your first foray into the world of lawn and garden sprinklers, or you consider yourself a green-thumbed master, you have to admit that Spyder Sprinkler’s design is intriguing. But should you give it a try? Consider the following:
Are Spyder Sprinkler & Noodlehead the Same Product?
When searching online for similar products to Spyder Sprinkler, we came across the Noodlehead Sprinkler, which appears to be identical, even right down to the colors.
However, there wasn’t any manufacturer information available on the Spyder Sprinkler website, so there’s no way to determine if they’re from the same company, or if the Spyder is simply a rebranded “As Seen on TV” version of the Noodlehead.
Spyder Sprinkler’s No-Puddle Claims
Next, keep in mind that pools of “wasted water,” as the Spyder Sprinkler commercial puts it, are simply the accumulation of water where the ground has become saturated. And as you might imagine, water puddles can occur anywhere an excessive amount of water is applied.
In other words, even if you’re spraying water where you want, the soil will eventually reach a point where no more water can be absorbed. And once this occurs, puddles will form and runoff will occur, potentially resulting in puddles inside and outside the area where your Spyder Sprinkler is spraying.
You Have Other Sprinkler Options
While we didn’t locate any additional sprinklers (outside of the Noodlehead) that matched the Spyder Sprinkler’s unique design, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have dozens of other options from which to choose. This includes a variety of spot and fan sprinklers available through local retailers, and even pattern spot sprinklers such as those offered by Gilmour.
If you’re in doubt about which sprinklers will best meet your needs, we might recommend speaking to an associate at your local hardware or lawn and garden store before making a purchase.
Are Customers Happy with Spyder Sprinkler?
Although there weren’t any online customer reviews available for the Spyder Sprinkler at the time of our research, there were more than 415 Amazon reviews for the Noodlehead as of 4/15/15. There, the directional sprinkler had an average rating of 3.7 stars, with common compliments referencing that it works well and provides the ability to accurately water different sized and shaped gardens.
On the other hand, some of the most common complaints referenced that the “noodles” are stiff and difficult to position (and don’t remain in place very well), that you’ll probably get soaked when adjusting the noodles (or continuously turn the hose off and on to ensure the water’s going where it should), and that the noodles break off after one season of use, essentially rendering the whole sprinkler useless. In fact, one Amazon reviewer claimed their sprinkler only lasted 3 days.
Granted, even though the Spyder and Noodlehead sprinklers appear identical, the manufacturing process could have changed with the new release, and some of these concerns could have been addressed.
However, it’s important to note that ASOTV products tend to have reputations for not working as advertised and for being low quality, so this might be something you’ll want to keep in mind.
Spyder Sprinkler Pricing & Refund Policy
One Spyder Sprinkler is priced at $14.95 plus $7.95 S&H, although you’ll be able to order a second sprinkler for an additional $4.95 S&H. Be sure to uncheck this box on the ordering screen if you don’t want Spyder Sprinkler’s BOGO offer.
As we mentioned above, the Spyder Sprinkler appears to be identical to the Noodlehead sprinkler, which is likely available at your local Walmart for as little as $12.50, which could help you save a good chunk of change on S&H charges.
Speaking of which, Spyder Sprinkler comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Note: This means that if you choose the BOGO offer and decide to return them, you’ll very likely lose more in S&H charges than you’ll receive as a refund.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 866-595-2513.
Is Spyder Sprinkler Right for You?
Chopping to the point: In theory, Spyder Sprinkler’s unique design could provide you with the exact solution to your watering needs, especially if you have an irregularly sized lawn or garden. On top of this, Spyder Sprinkler’s predecessor (the Noodlehead) appears to have mostly positive Amazon customer reviews, so you might experience the same.
However, keep in mind that if you do decide to give Spyder Sprinkler a try but are dissatisfied, you could lose a good chunk of change in S&H charges.