If your fly sparging I would highly recommend you just take the time to make a copper, or even pvcp one. If your batch sparging then a braid is just as good.
You really need a stainless braid, the plastic ones get soft and flatten, and likely add off flavors. Though if your batch sparging you can get by just fine with a wad of stainless steel scrubbing pad on the end of your drain pipe (attach with a zip tie). Just tilt it to get the last bit out, it will not flow as fast as a SS braid, but will cost much less and take less time, and then you can make a proper manifold when you have time.