Nylex 5L Shoulder Sprayer: PK Reviews

The Nylex 5L and 8L Shoulder Sprayers are perfect for people with kitchen gardens, even large ones. I am reviewing several of the Nylex Sprayer range and I started with their Nylex 1.5L 360° Sprayer.  Please see the other Nylex reviews here.

In short I couldn’t be more pleased with my 5L Shoulder Sprayer and I bought it for next to nothing from my local Bunnings. At ~$22 AUD it is very good value for money and one of my units has been in use for 3 years now.

This pressure sprayer is perfect for spraying plants with dense hard to reach foliage (such as chili plants and tomato plants) with both targeted solutions such as pyrethrum or full plant coverage solutions such as bio-oil. You could even use it on trees such as large citrus plants.

My favourite bio-oil by the way is http://ecoorganicgarden.com.au/products/pest-disease/eco-oil/ and no they are not paying me to say that :).

A trigger spray (although Nylex makes good/affordable versions of these) is not going to suffice as they can’t spray upside down and don’t have the holding capacity. Turning the leaves is going to end up getting spray on you and also leaf/foliage damage.

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Product Reviewed:

  • Nylex 5L Shoulder Sprayer


  • Very good build quality for a very low price
  • 2 year warranty on the UV resistant plastic bottle
  • Fibre glass wand with fan and jet nozzles works well with the D shaped handle or supplied shoulder strap to allow you to spray where you want and only where you want
  • D shaped handle also makes for easy pumping and even stores the wand when not in use
  • Lockable trigger on the wand
  • Safety pressure release valve that also makes for easy de-pressuring when you are finished
  • Easy to read incremented 1.0L marks so you can accurately mix your concentrate solutions
  • Plastic sleeve for holding labels to indicate what type of solution you are keeping the sprayer for e.g.. fungicides vs insecticides (this is one of my favourite features as I don’t like to use the same sprayer for different treatments)
  • Filter mechanism avoids blockages
  • Spare o-rings etc are available


  • None that I can tell, sorry 🙂


The Verdict:

Great product at a very reasonable price and easy to store when not in use. Build quality is very high and you should get many years out of it. Once I bought my first one I could not go back. You are going to use a lot less plastic packaging and save money by using such a sprayer.

If you have any questions about the product range I recommend contacting the Nylex team at http://www.nylexwatering.com/contact-us/

Hope this review helps and feel free to send me any comments or corrections.



Good looking unit designed for easy storage
Good build quality
Instructions and safety information provided on the bottle
Plastic sleeve holds labels for easy identification
Easily swap between fan and jet nozzles

Hope this review helps,


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4 comments on “Nylex 5L Shoulder Sprayer: PK Reviews”
  1. rhonda knight says:

    Probably the worst sprayer I have bought so,far,besides Aqua and Gardenzone. It worked for 5 mins after breking your arm pumping in pressure only for it to escape out through valve , and then you get this dribble for 2 secondsand a bottle full of pressure slowly leaking away. never again.

  2. Jeff Butler says:

    Can I get inside to plastic pipe as it will not build up any pressure

    1. Philip Kindleysides says:

      Hi Jeff, I haven’t had this problem. I guess it might be something to do with an O-ring or a leak. I recommend sending an email to Nylex support. Best of luck, PK

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