It weighs more than most rubber hoses at 10 pounds for 50 feet. The material is 100% rubber and has a polymer coating to protect it from UV rays. This polymer acts in the same way that the exterior of the metal garden hose does.
If you’re looking for a garden hose than won’t easily spring a leak or tear then this is the one.
This hose is not intended for drinking water safe use and it says this on the box. You can use it for animals such as dogs and horses to drink but it probably wouldn’t be the best idea.
This is one of the few garden hoses I do not own because it’s a bit too big for me. If I were living in a colder area this would be an ideal option, since it handles extreme cold weather.
The flexability is good considering how heavy the hose is. It’s not meant to kink and says kink-resistant on the box. It comes only in black and includes a lifetime warranty with a headquarters in the USA.
According the all of the reviews that I have read (over 100) there have not been many complaints with kinking. With many of the garden hoses you will find countless complaints of kinking, even if it says “kink-free” on the box. This is one of the only ones that says kink free and actually is!
The Lifetime replacement warranty is pretty good, if it breaks you can get a replacement from most places. The rubber is very high quality, so I can’t imagine that it would be easy to kink or break the inner or outer tubing.
Briggs and Stratton Rubber Garden Hose
The Briggs and Stratton Heavy-Duty Rubber hose is made to withstand EXTREME cold and can also be used for hot water. It weighs 9.7 pounds for 50 ft. of hose and is 100% rubber. Many garden hoses use layered materials which make it more prone to leaking and bursting. Rubber hoses, in general, are designed to be resistant to the weather, so if you live in a cold climate, this is they style of garden hose you want.