Great hose and just what I had anticipated after reading the other reviews. We were tired of the kinks and failure of other hoses in the barn so I decided to order this one. Very pleased with the purchase and love the difference of rubber vs plastic.
I had no problems lifting this, and connecting it (I have arthritis in my hands). It does not kink. Excellent hardware, and an overall sturdy item, which I plan to use a lot. I'm really glad I finally bought a high quality hose. Love this.