Best kind of drip line?

My spool of drip line is now all used up. For that inevitable clogged- line replacement, I'll be needing to get more. I've used four kinds of drip line so far {all 1/4" diameter}: * an impermeable line with manually installed emitters (RainDrip - these seemed to clog fairly quickly, and AFAIK are no longer sold); * soaker hose - uniformly permeable line. These are cheap but fall apart relatively quickly, and emit more near the water-source end than the distal end if the length is much over 6' or so; * "laser drilled" line {clogs fairly quickly, probably worse than the RainDrip}; and * impermeable line with preinstalled emitters, e.g. Agrifim Dura-Flo line. This last has seemed to hold up the best, if not perfectly.
I've never tried the "drip tape" line. Has anyone tried this, and can compare with any of the types above? Especially over multiple years of use...
THANKS!
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On 5/14/2016 4:35 PM, Frank Miles wrote:

They were gifted to us as brand new by a neighbor who quit gardening. One of them had not been pierced at all. I used a small ice pick just on one side. Both of them work pretty good.
We garden in two 4X8 raised beds plus a 4X16 raised bed. Plus in ground gardens around the back fence line. Luckily we got about a half inch of rain today and it was a gentle rain at that. I use the soaker hose around the fence line because the overflow will also water the grass.
Sometimes we just use a hose with a spray nozzle to just give everything a quick drink. We're looking at rain for the next several days, hopefully not heavy. Mainly we're heavy watering the fig, pear, and kumquat trees to keep the fruit going.
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On Sat, 14 May 2016 19:19:17 -0500, George Shirley wrote:

Thanks, George. We have nearly 800 sq ft of garden (not counting walkways), plus a half-dozen dwarf fruit trees. In combination with the dry Seattle summer this means a serious watering challenge {its only those other months in which Seattle earns its wet reputation}. This year the dry season seems to have started early {July 4 is the usual start}. Even with judicious use of drip systems the water bill gets steep.
-F
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On 5/15/2016 4:58 PM, Frank Miles wrote:

still coming down in short spurts, supposed to go on next week. Parts of Houston have flooded again and the idiots are still driving off into under passes. We have long time friends in Seattle, worked together in the eighties in Saudi Arabia and have been friends since. Visited them back in the early nineties and liked the area except for the winters. I'll stay in Texas. One thing this part of Texas has is rain with the odd drought occasionally. I was eighteen years old before I ever saw snow and had to join the Navy to see it then. <G>
At our age we are happy to have downsized, our kids, grands, and great grands are within ten miles of our home now and they're still a pain occasionally. We will keep them though.
George
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