By Andrew Liszewski
Spring hasn’t even arrived yet, but what feels like the longest Winter in recent memory has me excitedly awaiting the arrival of Summer. So before I’ve even packed away my ‘Winter’ coat I’m already in the mood for warm weather gadgets like this arc sprinkler from Gilmour. Now I know that sprinklers don’t usually make the list when it comes to Summer gadget guides, but I like what Gilmour has done with this particular model.
The perforated arch that moves back and forth when the water is flowing is actually made from a flexible material instead of stainless steel, so you can bend the ends around to create a custom coverage pattern. They claim it can hydrate an area up to 4,000 sq. ft., which roughly converts to keeping 4 or 5 kids occupied for at least an hour on a hot Summer afternoon. $44.95 from Amazon for this version featuring a die-cast zinc base, or just $19.29 for one made of plastic.