Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 208
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NJ5J Hose survives Texas heat!
This hose has excellent coupling attachments - large and easy to put on and take off - you can use your entire hand and not just your fingertips. It is a heavy hose. When I first started to uncoil it I had a hard time. It was a bit like fighting a python snake to uncoil it. After I got it uncoiled I let it sit outside in the Texas heat for two days - that is important - the hose got much easier to handle and not fight you because of stiffness. It is now easier to pull around and you can tell it will last a long time. So far I have had zero kinks - good sign. Looks like this hose will last many years. There ya go!
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tim2013 Light Weight, Leak Free 100-foot Garden Hose
I recently replaced the longer of my two garden hoses with the 100’ FlexRITE Heavy Duty Garden Hose. My old hose had gotten kinked up and damaged over time, so it was past time to replace it.
The FlexRITE hose comes with lead free couplings, is claimed to have a 400 psi burst strength, and has an abrasion resistant jacket. I think the lead free couplings may make this hose appropriate for use with potable water, but the packaging doesn’t specify its suitability for this purpose.
The water source end of the hose, has a strong “hose armor” tension protector. One of the major problems I had with my previous hose was a kink that developed right at the water spigot. This hose shouldn’t have that problem since the hose armor will absorb some of the energy when I drag it around the garden, and help the last several inches of hose maintain a tube shape.
The FlexRITE hose seems to be very stiff and doesn’t flatten out or kink easily, even when it’s been warmed up by the sun. Of course this means the hose is also a bit less flexible when I use it in my garden. It has a definite tendency toward maintaining a coiled shape as I unwind it. This wouldn’t be too noticeable on a hose reel or caddy but the hose always wants to twist a lot as it’s extended or retracted.
My wife likes the 100-foot length of this hose since she can reach nearly every corner of our garden with it, and given the length, the hose seems to be relatively light. Personally I think I’d prefer a more flexible hose material that unwinds easier even if it were heavier.
The fittings are of good quality, but be sure there is a washer firmly in place on the water source end, or the hose will leak when under pressure. Note, that the hose should come with a washer when you purchase it, so if the washer is missing, either return your hose for one with a washer, or obtain a replacement washer.
October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick HEAVY DUTY
Made in America this hose has the feel of quality. Heavy crush proof brass fittings and with a 400 PSI burst rating. This is a heavy hose, much heavier than any I've ever owned. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The brass fittings are oversize giving you the ability to get a good grip to tighten things to keep leaks and drips minimized or stopped. It is heavy to move around when full so it's not great for lightweight yard work, but excellent for those necessary long runs. It's much easier to deal with when empty and the hose is heated up over 70 degrees to make it more flexible. This will be an excellent hose to have and hopefully never worry about replacing for a long time.
July 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KN07 Great hose!
This is a great hose, it's sturdy and not too heavy. At first, it does kink a lot. I think it's because it comes so tightly coiled. But, after you stretch it some, it doesn't kink as much. It's not completely kink free, but it does resist it somewhat. I'd imagine with a hose reel, there wouldn't really be many problems with this.
It connects well and easily to the faucet, little to no effort there!
Our yard is small, and we thought our 50 ft hose would have been long enough, but you should definitely get a longer hose that you think! Don't underestimate your needs, a longer hose means you can get around objects without much effort.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by countrygirl13 Heavy duty 100 ft garden hose
I have several vegetable gardens, fruit trees, flower gardens, flowering bushes and livestock and a 100 ft. garden hose is a necessity for me to take care of watering needs. I wanted a heavy duty garden hose to withstand being drug around the areas where I need to water and this hose will fit the bill. It is a bit heavy at first but with time I will get used to the heavier weight.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobO Large connector and lightweight
I love the large connector, it's thicker, easier to grip and easy to turn. It's so much better than the old smaller, thin metal connectors, plus it will not warp out of shape if you accidentally step on it.
The hose is lightweight and is thinner than some other 100' hoses which is a welcomed change since this one is so much easier to pull out and reel back in, even when full of water. It will twist kink fairly easily, especially when empty so I recommend turning on the hose before you wind and unwind it and you'll have better luck avoiding kinks (I know I did).
I like that this hose is lightweight yet still heavy duty.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alti4 Now I can reach around my house.
I would recommend FlexRite heavy duty Garden Hose. I am very happy with how long this hose is. I now can reach from the back of my house to the front without adding hoses. 400 psi for high pressure. Solid build made to last. Reinforced ends for added strength. Heavy duty couplings hook up easy. It was rolled up when it arrived, I just laid it in the back yard in the sun for a few minutes and it laid flat. Easy to handle and roll up.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenJim Easy to use garden hose
This review is for the FlexRite Heavy Duty 100’ x 5/8” garden hose.
When I was granted the opportunity to try out the FlexRite hose I installed it in place of a different 100’ hose that I had tried. The previous 100’ hose kinked too much to use with my traveling sprinkler.
While the FlexRite hose is not marketed as “kink free”, I have found it to be less kink prone than the previous 100’ hose. I store the FlexRite on a wall mounted hose reel and the hose winds and unwinds without undue problems (see photos below). Those who require an absolute "kink free" may want to find a hose that is marketed as such; I find the FlexRite to be "close enough". YMMV.
The 5/8” FlexRite is light (lighter than a comparable “kink free” hose I have attached to a different faucet, anyway).
The FlexRite hose is lead free, has a burst strength of 400+ PSI, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
The female fitting is an oversized brass unit that allows for a good hand grip. Attaching the hose to a faucet when your hands are wet is much easier with the oversized couplers. (See photos below).
The instructions that came on the packaging recommend unwinding the hose completely, running some water through it, and then allowing it lie on the ground for a while before mounting the hose on a reel.
The FlexRite works well for me – it lies flat once deployed and I have had no problems in using it with my traveling sprinkler or filling the watering can, etc. I can’t comment on its usage in washing cars, I’ve not used it for that.
July 25, 2016