We had 2 of them fail within 30 days. The one from Wally World with brass fittings.
As others have mentioned its basically surgical tubing inside the weave material that keeps it together and from blowing out.
Ours failed at the fittings each time.
I suspect mixed reviews
have a lot to do with how they are use. Wife had one at home she used to water
all the planters in front of the house once a week and loved it. Put one of the Marina slip for the boat and couldn't get it to last a month.
The difference in those situation is the water
pressure many marinas
and RV parks have high pressure systems, which is why most of us have a pressure regulator
, and these hoses just can't stand that high of pressure. Few homes have that kind of high water pressure so that stand up better.
Right now we have one of the stiff coiled hoses (like a slinky) at the slip and so far it has held up for a few months, but it really isn't that much more convenient than a regular hose. Sure it stretchs to 25 feet but you got to be superman to do it, and those coils will tangle and wrap themselves around every dockline, hose, or small child in the marina.
I with the other posters. "Hoses Suck, period". At the end of the day I think you just as well off with a good quality "no kink" hose, as any of the "solutions" available.