I was given a pair of 25' hoses like you see on TV. Both of them sprang a leak in the male end where the water flow valve is located. They are tiny little sprays of water that are irritating when using the nozzle.
I then went out and bought a 50' hose thinking that I might have just got into a bad batch. Well, the 50-footer must have come from that same batch 'cause it did the same thing.
All of these hoses have plastic fittings. I found some that are sold under the DAP name( and supposedly by the guy who created the technology) that have brass fittings - that look cast, not pressed - but they are PRICEY - $50 for a 50' hose.
I also found some that are about half that price that seem to have pressed brass fittings.
I really like the idea of these hoses because they are manageable by SWMBO and retract to a small space. No coil of hose nor a hose reel to clutter up small spaces, but I don't want to invest any further in the idea until I can find out what brands are worthwhile and which are not.
Do any of you have experience with these hoses? Did you find the same small leaks in the fittings? What brands do you trust? Where did you buy them?