This Gilmour Flexogen all-weather hose is exceptionally strong and durable. With its 8-ply, polyester cord reinforcement and its high burst-strength construction, this hose is built to last and has long set the standard for quality in garden hoses. The Flow Guard Plus protective collar helps resist kinks at faucet to give you peace of mind that you will not be dealing with those annoying kinks. The Flexogen hose has heavy-duty metal, crush-resistant, Full-Flo machined metal couplings with built-in washer for a tight, leak-free seal that will last for a very long time. This Flexogen hose features a polished surface that resists minor abrasions that can collect dirt that causes stains and the possibility of mildew that would make your hose look dingy, dirty and old. When you're tired of dealing with hoses that crack, leak, kink and are hard to attach to your hose-end because of insufficient couplings, then make the switch to Gilmour Flexogen hoses. This heavy-duty garden hose is made in the USA and backed by a lifetime guarantee. If you don't already own one of these quality hoses, you should add it to your summer gardening shopping list. You will be happy that you did.