I have had this hose for 8 yrs, if has proved to be significantly more durable than other well known brands. It is heavy but works very well on hose reels. I would not recomend hand coiling. Fittings are also excellent.
The hose kinks bad in heated conditions, such as living in Florida. The hose sits in the sun and kinks when wound up in a circle on the ground.
A.M. Leonard responds: We recommend when coiling our rubber hose on the ground, try to coil it in a figure 8 pattern. THEN The hose will pull out perfectly...without kinks!
This is a good pliable heavy duty hose. Still kinks, but easy to undo. Would recommend.
Heavy duty hose that is well made, but flexible unlike others I have owned, which is good in colder weather.
The hose is very substantial and the fittings are very sturdy. I bought the hose with the wheeled reel to hose it. I am very satisfied.