There are three factors you need to consider when choosing an extension cord. One is power and safety. How do you know that your cord has power? Two of the cables we’ve selected have lighted ends to show you when they are plugged in or safely unplugged.
Another factor is durability. All three cords we chose have reinforced blades to prevent accidental bending or breaking of the power prongs. Whether you’re looking for the most durable, easiest to store, or most visible cord, we have a product for you.
What kind of extension cord do you need? You know you need it to be at least 50 feet, but there are thousands of different cables to choose from. A thicker cord is usually better, as the devices that need more power need larger wires inside, and you still want that weather and durability protection.
Best Extension Cord
Iron Forge Cables are durable to handle any job. The lighted LED socket lights up to show you when the power is on. A fluorescent yellow cable that is slip-resistant and waterproof is ready to tackle your outdoor power needs.
With reinforced prong blades and 50 feet, this cord is made for your power tools in your landscaping or home repair projects. It's built to last; it can resist snow, rain, and the summer heat.
Best Value Cord
UltraPro has the value extension cord you need. It has all of the standard features you need: It’s double insulated for outdoor use, has durable plugs to prevent fraying, and is grounded in order to avoid electrical fires. Whether you need to power your hand drill, jigsaw, or shop lights, the extension cord has you covered.
But UltraPro also has your safety in mind. The cable is UL listed for electrical safety and is fluorescent orange for high visibility, and the double insulated vinyl jacket can withstand the elements.
Best for Durability
Woods agricultural all-weather extension cord is the brand you need for outdoor use. With an oil-resistant jacket, durable 14-gauge wire, and the ability to carry15 amps and 125 volts, this is the heavy-duty cable you need. It will serve all of your needs from farm and ranch tools such as saws and compressors.
Unlike most outdoor heavy-duty extension cords, this one is black, which will not stand out in your backyard lighting projects or shop setup. The flexible cable makes it a good choice when you need your power downstairs in the basement, out to your car, or into the backyard.
Whether you need to clean out your car or power your landscaping tools, be sure you look for an extension cord that will exceed your needs. Whether it’s the ability to handle the elements, durability, or a recognized safety rating, we have the cord for you.