Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 100
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox solid connections!
This is a no-nonsense hose.
The connections are made from very heavy duty metal (see picture) and are lead free. This, and the plastic used for the hose, makes it safe to drink the water from the hose.
There is a yellow stripe down the length of the hose which I find useful for detecting twists in the hose.
It has a limited lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for non commercial use.
The instructions say to store it indoors when not in use. (I can't do that and it will have to live outside all winter - but I will drain it first.)
October 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chief Hosed?
Its a hose. I wasn't expecting it to transform water into wine, but its nice to know its lead free so at least the water is safe to drink. I took some time to read the reviews out there on this product and a few issues jumped out:
1. There were claims that the length was misleading by past reviewers. That is important to me as well so it was my first test. According to my measuring wheel, the 100" foot hose I have is 99.3 feet long. I think that is within acceptable tolerances.
2. There was a lot of negative feed back about kinking and some positive suggestions to avoid this. The suggestion to charge the hose with water prior to unwinding it; worked well for me too. I had very little problem with the hose wanting to kink while it was charged. When it was empty it was highly prone to kink.
3. Leaking. I had no signs of defects in the hose I have. The length was completely water tight and handled vehicle traffic while charged without an issue. I did like the feel of the bulky connector in my hands and it was easy to connect with gloves on. I would expect, however, to need Teflon tape or to tweak or replace the o-ring.
Overall its still a fine hose. Not being heavy rubber expect some kinking issues, but weigh that against the fact that it is much lighter to carry around. If you are prepared with some Teflon tape you can have a water tight connection. I would still recommend this product primarily because of the overall weight and the "BEEFY" connection.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty You can drive over this hose with a tractor trailer (but I don't recommend it).
This is a heavy duty hose that should last you for years. But heavy duty comes with its on set of problems. The 100 ft hose is hard to roll up on your hose holder. It will take a little finesse to get it all on there and looking nice. But that's the nature of the beast when you buy a heavy duty hose with 500 psi bursting strength. It never pays to buy a cheap hose. The first time you drive over a cheap one it will burst on the spot. And being it has thicker walls then most hoses it doesn't kink as easy. Now I didn't say it won't kink I only said it won't kink as easy as thinner walled hoses. Your kids can drink right form this hose if the water quality is okay. It also carries a limited lifetime warranty so keep your receipt. Oh and we like the color its earthy looking.
September 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OutbackJoe Good Hose But It Can Kink
Overall this is a good quality hose that resists kinking until you have many twists already in the hose and pull it tight. When it does kink the water flow is cut off and not reduced like on some other kink free hoses.
It has a good heavy aluminum fitting on the female end, along with a nice heavy strain relief but just a standard stamped brass male fitting on the other end. The female end is about 50% bigger on the outside than a standard fitting so it can be easily tighten down by hand to the hose bib. A bigger better male fitting and strain relief would have been a nice addition. Stamped fittings seem to be easy to damage and then they won't seal. A little heaver male fitting would make the hose much better.
The hose says that its 5/8" inside diameter and it is, fittings, hose all the way thru. Any 100 foot long hose that has restrictive fittings won't run a larger lawn sprinklers very well, glad to see that this one will.
One other nice feature is that this hose says its drinking water safe. It looks like the hose liner is white like a RV drinking water hose. After leaving the hose filled with water for 24 hours the water doesn’t have any smell or any taste and doesn’t show any signs of foaming when filling a clean bucket.
This is a good quality hose that’s medium weight so it's easy to move from place to place.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texas Does it kink?
First, to address the other review complaints about the hose kinking. The comments are really unfair. The hose is described as kink resistant, not kink free. For a kink *resistant* hose, this is the best I have tried. The hose is a perfect combination between thickness (to resist kinking) and weight. You can buy kink free hoses, but they weigh a ton, I have one and hate using it. It is like lugging a lead weight around,
The hose is lead free, and safe for potable water use. It has zero plastic or chemical smell.
The male end is just like every other hose out there, it is made of brass. The female end is made of some brass colored metal composite or alloy. It is oversized, which makes it easy to attach and remove (with or without gloves) and has a plastic kink protector that extends a few inches from the fitting down the hose.
The female connector includes the rubber gasket, but the gasket is in place and not secured. I suspect some of those are going to get lost in transit, or between the store and home. All other hose I have bought had this gasket secured with a twist tie to the hose.
The hose is backed with a limited lifetime warranty, but be warned, in order to claim on the warranty you need the store receipt *and* the UPC barcode from the packing. You might want to cut out the UPC code and staple it to your receipt.
September 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ozzie I highly recommend it.
This hose is easy to handle and very flexible for a commercial hose. Seems to be of a good quality, the hose fittings are heavy duty and easy to attach to the tap. I have not found it to kink and rolls up and unwinds nicely. If this hose holds up based on all the positive characteristics so far, I AM IMPRESSED thus I highly recommend it.
June 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alleymca Good Watering Hose!
I immediately liked the heavy duty connectors on the element watering hose. They attach easily to the water line and my pressure washer. Great quality! I also was happily surprised to see that the hose is not stiff, as one may expect, but very pliable. Another plus is that both, couplings and hose material, are lead free. Unfortunately, there are two negatives: The hose kinks easily (despite the company's statement that it is kink resistant), and the water pressure is pretty compromised. I don't know whether that issue has to do with the 5/8" diameter or the 100' length of the hose. Fixing these problems would indeed make it one of the best hoses I have ever used.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Tough Hose
This hose is like its 50ft cousin and that means that its tough. I like the guarantee that supports this hose. If it fails (Which I doubt it will), they will stand behind the product. Its strong but flexible and the fittings are of quality not some stamped thing. It is not heavy when drained, like any other hose you fill it with water and its heavy. with the 50 and 100 feet of hose from the same manufacturer, I can reach any part of my yard that needs water. Great investment
July 14, 2015