The Snap Back Into Shape!™ and Lay-Flat Technology™ used in the development of the Scotts® MaxFLEX® 5/8" 100-ft flexible garden hose provide maximum kink resistance, additional durability and outstanding function. The laboratory-tested high-performance co-polymer used in this flexible hose is 30 percent lighter than the material used in similar hoses, making it one of the most versatile products on the market. This lightweight flexible garden hose can be used in almost any climate. The female end of the hose is reinforced with patented Hose Armour™ that prevents it from kinking during extended use. The XL crush-proof aluminum couplings are designed to withstand accidental pressure or impact and can be connected to the water supply with your bare hands due to their oversized diameter.