This hose is absolutely terrible!! I have a very large yard that is pretty much cement blocks around the whole hose and when the hose was dragged across the cement, it would catch on the material and snag and was hard to get unpulled from the cement. All 3 hose are all frayed and in terrible condition, and I'm having a very hard time in returning them. I only purchased them in late June, but they state the refund period has expired, well who would think this would happen to keep all paperwork for a refund! Very Poor quality hose!! I'm actually talking to a groupon rep now and he is fixing the problem...I think! Now, I'm talking to his manager, as said can't do anything after 30 days! Ok, the manager is fixing everything and sending me a return label so I feel a lot better now, as that's $150 worth of hoses that are No Good!
While a traditional plastic hose may last longer, this hose is just amazing to walk around and water my landscaping flowers, wash my car, dogs, etc. . It’s so lightweight, tangle-free, and easy to use. It does have a fabric casing so it can snag on stuff, but it doesn’t affect the performance of the hose. I do not keep it on all the time or leave it laying in the sun. I shut the water off, drain the hose, and throw it up in the shade under a shrub to hope for longer wear. I would definitely buy another one (I have two now).
I love the length and how easy it is to handle. However, it is very difficult to build up enough pressure to effectively use a sprinkler or even a nozzle. The threading will,sometimes, catch and snag on concrete sidewalks.