Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 82
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scarole Great product...
very nice hose....................................
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jimmydwight Old Kinky
I upgraded my hoses to this model because it was labeled Heavy Duty. I was having kinking issues with my cheaper home depot brand hose.
This one is far worse. As I pull it around the yard to water plants, it will self-kink. I try to twist and manuever and finally I get the water to come out, then it happens again within 5 minutes.
This hose works OK if you put it in one place and leave it. Otherwise it wants to kink and shut off the water.
I replaced it with a "Scotts" brand hose which was much cheaper. So far, so good. I think I will choose another brand besides "Waterworks" next time.
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lou260 HEAVY DUTY AND GOOD
This review is for the FlexRITE Heavy Duty hose. This hose comes in 100, 75, and 50 ft. lengths. I have the 50 foot by 5/8-inch size. This hose is advertised as having a “durable abrasion resistant jacket” and although I have not done so, it does appear to be the type to standup to the effects of dragging it along rough ground. I would expect to see no damage dragging the hose across one’s driveway or paved walkway. I am using it as a utility hose in my backyard for watering and for such things as washing down planter pots and other containers. The hose features large brass, crush resistant fittings on both ends. Their large size makes coupling to a faucet or nozzle easy. I threaded the connection on to the faucet using no tools and achieved a leak free seal as I did on the nozzle end. The fittings come with what is referred to as “Hose Armour” – a patented protective coating around the fittings to prevent kinking especially at the faucet connection. I have another hose with this same Hose Armour protection so I cannot state that this hose is the easiest to connect hose that I have ever used. Last year I stopped taking installation shortcuts and decided to follow the manufacturer’s advice for first use. I found that the advice was well founded and did help to remove the “coil memory” that comes along with a new hose. After cutting away the bindings that are used for packing and uncurling the hose, I connected it to my faucet and ran water through it. I then laid it out straight in the sun (about 76 degrees that day) for most of the day. After following the setup advice, I found the hose to be quite flexible and its weight to be acceptable for a heavy duty type. The manufacturer does not claim that this heavy duty hose is kink free and I routinely dismiss such claims as misleading anyway. But I found that kinking was not a problem – at least no more of a problem that some other hoses I used and in this case less of a problem than for most. An added feature, especially for those concerned with lead contamination, is that this hose is lead free but not claimed to be drinking water safe although I would think one has to be very thirsty to drink from a garden hose that has been laying around the yard for some time. The hose has a burst strength of at 400 plus psi, way beyond the pressure found in homes but maybe an important feature for contractor use or one forgets to turn off the water at the faucet. If one is interested in the lifetime guarantee be sure to keep your receipt and the UPC code from the packaging. You will also be required to return both fittings and at least 6 inches of hose to the manufacturer.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EricG Durable hose
There is a huge difference between 'cheap' hoses and quality hoses like this one. I have another FlexRIte hose that is a year or more old and has survived being stretched across our driveway and run over by cars and trucks several times a day yet shows no sign of the abuse. Another inferior brand hose failed within a month at this location.
After a few months heavy use this hose looks as good as new.
This hose is very difficult to kink, and if it ever is kinked it springs right back when it is straightened. This hose has very large and heavy duty fittings at each end making it easy to connect by hand.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Great hose
The WaterWorks FlexRITE 5/8 in. dia. x 50 ft. Water Hose is a great hose for a great price. It's made from a really durable material, yet, even at its 50' length, feels relatively lightweight compared to many 50' hoses I've carried throughout my life. I appreciate the intense couplings on both ends because they protect the hose from kinking or buckling at its connection points.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyAndy2010 What a Great hose
This 50' 5/8" diameter hose offers a heavy , easy to turn collar.I have never needed a tool to install or remove this hose. At 50' I am able to water my yard wash my car and tend to whatever need I have around the home easily.
I also like that when cold this hose still moved without cracking or breaking. It is important to me to have a hose that does not easily stiffen up.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happygardener Late but Great
The 13 days it took from date of order to arrive at the store for pickup was disappointingly long. When I got it home, I laid the hose out straight to relax and hooked it up for a "test drive." It's comfortably flexible, and heavy enough but not overly so. When I attached the coupling to my quick-release device, it was good to see no drips or leaks. This hose coils and uncoils nicely without kinks, and I really like the way it handles. Bonus points for being made in the USA and having a lifetime warranty.
July 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosebudtony Good quality hose
Used this hose the first time on a camping trip. Stretching it out, kink free, was nice. The hose ends worked very well connecting to the camper as well as the faucet. Flushed tank and washed area with a nozzle attachment. Used it another time to run a sprinkler in the garden, again kink free was very nice.The quality of the hose seem durable. I am concerned if the hose ends can take the abuse. I will monitor
June 9, 2016