Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 60
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosif3r well, sure is beefy all right
The marketing on this one touts things like "tough" and "heavy duty", and it's not just hyperbole. I have no way to measure the 400 PSI burst strength, but it seems sturdier than your average garden hose. And the connectors sure are, especially the one that connects to the house spigot. You can see from the pictures; that's a bruiser. Too many hoses have connectors you can't get a good enough grip on - that wasn't the case with these. I'm using this hose for now as a dedicated run from the house split to the feeder line that connects to my drip irrigation system, so once I hooked it up it's not going anywhere. And the connectors had a good enough grip that i didn't need any tools to get a connection that was watertight from the start.
The only things I can't really comment on in any timely manner are the "scuff-resistant jacket", and the "coils easily year round". Today was 90 degrees again, so if i *had* coiled it back up I don't think it would have fought me. And I have no intention of using it in cold weather :-)
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Solid Well Made Couplings
The end couplings are heavy duty and appear to be firmly attached to the hose, as compared to other brands I have tried. The true test of a garden hose is its durability over time, and I have not owned this product long enough to judge this. However the weight and appearance of the hose give me confidence that this product is likely to outlast many other hoses that are described as "heavy duty."
I am using the hose to supply a swimming pool-leveler, meaning that it will always be on, and under constant water pressure. Because I am using the hose in Florida, I cannot comment on it's cold-weather attributes, but in this warm environment the hose is very flexible and easy to coil.
One of the picture attachments shows a side-by-side comparison of two hose couplings, the one on the left is this Flexrite product, the one on the right is an older so-called "life-time" heavy duty product. This comparison illustrates the superiority of this product.
December 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CheesePatrol Hose itself is great, but it leaks at the spigot connection
The hose seems very well built and sturdy, especially the couplings. I've had it outside on the sunny side of my house for a few months now and the hose hasn't cracked or faded. It also coils up easier than the other hose I own. No comment on how scuff resistant it is as it only gets dragged over grass.
Unfortunately it leaks at the spigot connection. When I first turn on the water, it sprays water everywhere and then slows to a more gentle leak during use. The mating surface on the spigot is clean, the hose is definitely screwed in tight, and the washer is fine. My other hose does not leak at all. Perhaps the washer isn't thick enough.
May 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AshesEra Great Hose!
Good: Feels solid, looks good, heavy duty connectors, thick material, rolls easy in cart
Bad: occasionally bends & stops water flow.
We paired it with the NeverLeak by Ames 150 ft. Decorative Metal Hose Cart
Model # 2517000 Internet # 205040459
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OutbackJoe Very Nice Hose
This is a good quality hose that’s upper medium weight and should give years of service in normal use. It's not as heavy as an industrial hose but almost. It has nice solid brass end fittings and a strain relief on the faucet end. As with most vinyl type of hoses temperature is a big factor. Below 40 degrees this hose becomes very stiff. If the sun is out the hoses dark color make warm up much faster and this makes the hose much easier to handle. Once the hose is filled with water and twists removed it seems to be hard to get it to kink. This is also a big plus.
The hose says that its 5/8" inside diameter and it is, all the way thru. Any long hose that has restrictive fittings won't run a larger lawn sprinkler very well, glad to see that this one will. This hose seems to be on the order of upper end hoses, well build and durable.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bikiniwithmartini FlexRITE Multipurpose Gardening Hose
The FlexRITE is a strong, durable gardening hose with reinforced couplings protecting the hose from twists and pinching when attaching to the faucet or other hoses, yet lightweight enouph to be manageable and maneuverable while carrying around the yard. The flexibility of the hose is perfect for outlining a new curving walkway, path or flowerbed. I've used the hose many times and absolutely love how well it performs.
April 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GAM789 Hose material smells bad and kinks
I've used two of these hoses now for over a week, the stench coming from the hose while I water is awful and makes me nauseous. Maybe I'm allergic to something in the plastic, but I can't stand watering with it. It also kinked up while on my hose roll away and shouldn't have. I will be returning both of these hoses.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jspro durable
This hose is very durable, lightweight and should last a long time. The connection ends are heavy duty , easy to attach to the sprayer, reel, etc. This Flexrite heavy duty hose is well built, has solid connectors and I recommend it. It does take a while to uncurl but if you have can stretch it out in the sun like others say to do, in it does straighten out.
September 14, 2015