|Forget about it. It's never going to not happen. As near as I've been able to determine, they ALL do this kinky thing.|
Simply put (sip-ly put?), I wanted a garden hose that did not kink. I'm sick and tired of purchasing hose after hose only to have them last only a few years before they split. Only to have them be a constant annoyance with their water-stopping kinkage in the brief interval before they split and I have to throw them away and buy yet another.
|How do I curse ye... let me count the ways. Also let me also count the money I've wasted on you in the process.|
Anyway, as I was doing my tea research, and I sure wish I had bookmarked this source, I came across one blog or listserv commenter who put the whole quandary in perspective. He said (paraphrased), "Rather than searching for the Holy Grail of un-kink-able garden hoses, you should just buy a Sears Craftsman rubber hose. It will kink, but the kinks are easier to straighten back out than they would be in a vinyl hose, and rubber is much better about not developing a kink-memory."
So I tried his approach, and I have come to agree with him.
|Craftsman it is. I finally replaced that leaky bright green atrocity last night, which was the last of our legacy hoses (we'd already replaced others with Craftsmans over the past year or so).|