Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 141
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jamest Nice Features
This 100 ft Element hose has many nice features. It has heavy duty, lead free ends that accept a wrench if needed and they are corrosion free. The dark gray color will not show mildew as much as lighter colored hoses. It has an exceptionally high burst rating of 500+ psi. I like the plastic, flexible hose end guard that prevents crimping at the spigot. This hose is easy to drag around and use compared to other heavy rubber commercial grade hoses I have owned, it does kink occasionally. It is labeled "drinking water safe" that gives me peace of mind when using it to fill the kids water toys, dogs water bowl and bird baths. It comes with a “Limited Lifetime Warranty”.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by preppygirl56 perfect length and does not kink
With the size of our front lawn, we needed a 100 foot hose to reach to the front walkway. The hose has the length and durability to both reach that far, and it does not kink anywhere, including at the tap.. The hose is very high quality, and built to last. The packaging says it will perform at 500 psi if needed. The hose couplings are lead free, so can supply drinking water if needed. The packaging does recommend to empty the hose after use to prevent bacteria formation if used for drinking water in the yard. The hose material is very tough and sturdy.
I like the size and the strength of this product. It does coil easily on my hose hook for storage.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYBob Reinforced connectors good weight and length
Great size, weight, and design for my suburban fifth of an acre backyard. I need the diameter and length for good water pressure and volume. This hose features reinforced connectors on both ends and is lead free in its construction which is a consideration for the grandchildren. We have not considered whether our garden hoses have lead in them but now we will purchase only those labeled lead free.
September 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raven GOOD QUALITY GARDEN HOW
Standard size garden hose fits most watering attachments. Made by Swan who has made some of the most awesome hoses in the past. This one is okay, better than most. Takes a while to unwind it properly so it doesn't want to kink as often. Once fully unwound it will still kink in a couple places but it's better than other hoses I own. The 100' length is convenient to reach most locations. Brass fittings are well made and tight. Like the lead free aspect of this hose for more healthy watering. Even the initial use of the hose did not yield high odor as with other new garden hoses I've purchased. The dark color blends into pavement well. Overall a good hose that does the trick without kinking too bad.
August 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kegan Very good hose
I received this hose, and was pleasantly surprised at the quality. Solid brass fittings make it a breeze to thread onto the hose bib, and the 5/8" diameter allows for plenty of water flow. When rolling it up onto the hose reel it went on with no kinks. Seems very sturdy, heavyweight, and should take being drug around the yard with minimal wear. All in all, an excellent hose.
October 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GaryDoug Beware of the aluminum couplers
==== First impressions ====
This is for the 100 foot version. Looks ok. Couplers look like brass, but are they? Color is black with a yellow stripe.
==== Usage ====
The couplers are not brass, but are aluminum, painted to look like brass. Do NOT use these for any length of time on a brass spigot or a brass Y-adapter or the parts will "weld" together. I just replaced another SWAN product (see photo) which did just that; and no amount of force, heat, or lubrication could separate the coupler from the spigot. My only recourse was to replace the brass spigot and cut off the aluminum coupler, replacing it with a plastic one. If you plan to leave this hose attached all the time, use these couplers only on plastic or aluminum spigots or adapters. If you have only brass spigots, add a plastic adapter to it and fasten this hose to the plastic adapter. I am not kidding.
The hose itself performs ok with no leaks, but is not nearly as kink-free as real pro versions. The hose looks like rubber, but is in reality plastic/vinyl.
==== Summary ====
Cheap aluminum couplers, plastic material, only fairly kink-free and even then only under pressure. Not sturdy enough to leave under pressure indefinitely. No leaks.
September 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maddasher Good Water Hose
This is a good water hose. Not the best, far from the worst.
Lead Free Hose and Fittings.
Drinking Water Safe.
500 psi burst.
Made in the USA!!!
I like this hose. Like many I have been using a hose that is just a little to short for everything. With this 100' I am covered. So much less of a hassle watering plants, washing cars, and water dishes for the animals.
The fittings are nice and large making it easy to attach them and remove them. The fittings are also not restrictive to the water flow. Many fittings are smaller than the hose itself, these are not. The fittings also have the rubber rings to make sure you don't have any drips.
This is a kink resistant hose. It does still kink from time to time. You would be hard pressed to find a 100' hose that does not kink at all. Lower water pressure will also allow more kinks. Maybe if i straightened out the hose rather than just dragging it across the yard, I might not get kinks.
I am pleased with this. I can connect to the faucet on the side of the house and get my front and back yard.
September 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Defintely not 'commercial' grade as it kinks up quite easily
Since we have a large garden, a 100' hose is a great option for getting to the trees and bird/pet watering stations around the garden. On the plus side, this hose is lightweight and easy to maneuver and is suitable for drinking water which is ideal for our pet watering stations around the property.
On the minus side we found that it kinks quite easily when we're moving it around between different areas of the garden and this becomes quite frustrating. The hose walls are too thin for it to be considered 'contractor' grade. If you are looking for a substantially made hose with thick walls that won't kink while being moved, there are probably better options out there.
The instructions that come with the hose are a little contradictory since they recommend laying it out in the sun to help lose the coils that is has from the packaging and on the other hand they suggest that heat can damage the hose and to store it indoors when not in use - perhaps they mean that hot water can damage the hose as it is not recommended for use with hot water.
It doesn't seem practical to drain and pack up a 100' long hose for indoor storage so we may invest in a hose cart instead and try to find one that is enclosed to keep the sun off the hose on typically sunny southern California days.
The hose comes with substantial lead free hose connections which include flats to allow the use of a wrench to tighten/loosen them as needed. They don't appear to be the cheaper 'aluminum' connectors which we've had corrosion problems with in the past on other brands of garden hose. The faucet connectors comes with a plastic outer molding to smooth the hose angle when connected to the faucet.
The hose comes with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. To make a warranty claim, you need to keep your purchase receipt, the UPC bar code from the packaging and cut off both ends of the hose with 6" of the actual hose still attached and return it to them.
September 6, 2016