I've used Apex hoses for 15yrs plus, but after having been so disappointed with the Never Kink (always kinks) series. I went with a rubber / vinyl from ACE that I really liked - except until if failed after only 2 seasons by internally leaking between the exterior rubber jacket and the vinyl liner and then morphing into a python before developing several pin hole leaks all on its own within a week. I enjoy landscaping and gardening, so I need good garden hose function of yore (10yrs+ ago before ,more corporation mergers and lesser quality outsourced imports).
So I went back to Apex for this 8509 - which is far from heavy duty in my experience. Hose is surprisingly lightweight and although 5/8" has never overcome it's shipping slightly collapsed oval shape after hours in the sun and under 80lbs + city water pressure. As other reviews have pointed out - the bib end is nice heavy machined brass, but the service end is lightweight thin brass.
Pros - Lifetime Warranty and good telephone support from Apex.
Doesn't hang or catch on things as easily as a rubber exterior hose.
Might be better suited as a reel hose or for someone who would appreciate the lighter weight for maneuvering.
Cons -1) Kinks by just looking at it (or seems to) when pulling it to a new location. I must be very careful to unwind as I pull after being carefully coiled in 4' diameter.
2) Doesn't flow as much water as my previous 5/8" 100' rubber vinyl hose.
- 商品尺寸: 34.9 x 34.9 x 14 cm
- 商品重量: 4.81 Kg
- 发货重量: 4.9 Kg
- ASIN: B0002YSCWM
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