The soft garden hose has a high 400 PSI burst strength coupled with a wide 5/8-inch inside diameter to give you the powerful water flow you need for jobs such as watering the lawn and garden, as well as hosing off the deck.
This heavy-duty hose also features a special hybrid compound that gives the SoftTOUCH ™ a thicker construction than average PVC garden hoses for strength and reinforcement. This material also makes the SoftTOUCH ™ a flexible garden hose in all types of weather to prevent harsh elements from compromising the integrity and performance of the hose.
Surrounding the special inner layer of this flexible water hose is an abrasion-resistant jacket that gives you the look and feel of rubber. This makes the all-weather hose soft to the touch and easy to hold in your hands and maneuver around the yard.
This soft garden water hose also features Swan’s new SpinMALE ™ technology, which allows the male coupling of the hose to rotate 360 degrees like the female coupling. Now you can simply attach a nozzle or sprinkler to your water hose with just a spin of the male coupling, without having to twist on the accessories or turn (and possibly kink) your hose.
This ultra durable garden hose also includes our new Ergonomic Female Grip at the female coupling, which turns with the coupling to allow for an easy and tight attachment to the water source. The grip plus the coupling are crush-proof up to 1,000 PSI.
- 400 PSI burst strength
- Heavy-duty garden hose with a soft outer jacket
- Ideal for gardeners and yard work such as watering the lawn and hosing off the deck
- Proprietary hybrid compound provides added strength and all-weather flexibility
- Abrasion-resistant jacket offers look and feel of rubber, is easy to clean and helps prevent wear and tear
- Includes new Ergonomic Female Grip for easy faucet attachment
- Ergonomic Female Grip plus lead-free-aluminum female coupling are crush-proof up to 1,000 PSI
- SpinMALE™ technology allows male coupling to rotate 360 degrees to attach accessories without twisting them on or turning the hose, eliminating kinks
- Fits all standard faucets and most water accessories
- Limited lifetime warranty
How Do I Set Up My Hose?
- Set up your hose outside in temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure maximum flexibility.
- Remove all packaging and ties.
- Check that the washer is properly seated in the coupling that attaches to the water source.
- Unwind the hose loosely in a circular motion before attaching it to the water source.
- Run water through the hose until the water exiting the hose is cool.
- Leave the hose laid out straight and allow it to heat up during the day.
- Wind the hose back accordingly.
How Do I Care for My Hose?
- Disconnect your hose from any standard metal faucet/spigot/hose bib and metal hose attachment and then reconnect at least twice per year to maintain a proper seal of the washer.
- Before reconnecting, loosen any corrosion evident on the hose coupling, standard metal faucet/spigot/hose bib and metal hose attachment caused by weather or environmental elements, which can cause the hose to fuse to the faucet and/or attachment.
- Always inspect the washer for proper placement and clear any buildup on the washer, coupling or faucet. This will help prevent potential leaks.
- Never overtighten coupling connections. Normally, tightening the coupling connections by hand is sufficient. Using a wrench to tighten the couplings might stop a leak in the short-term; however, it can damage the washer, compromising it for future connections.
- Do not pull and stretch the hose to reach a watering location beyond the length of the hose. When the hose starts to pull off the ground, you put excess force on its connections to the water source and any attachment such as a nozzle. This will not only damage your hose, it can also damage the plumbing that feeds the water source, as well as the attachment.
- Be careful not to drive over your hose. This can damage the hose and drastically reduce its life.
- If your hose is left in a shady spot, its exterior can be cleaned periodically with a mild soap-and-water solution to reduce the chance of organic growth. How Do I Store My Hose?
- Drain your hose when you’re not using it. Water left in a hose for extended periods of time can cause bacteria to form.
- Once the hose is drained, the male and female ends can be connected for storage. Washer replacement is suggested annually or after a prolonged connection.
- When coiling the hose for storage, try to do so without leaving any kinks in the hose. A hose stored with kinks will most likely kink in these same locations very easily once the hose is put back in use. Prolonged kinks create weak spots in the hose.
- Store the hose indoors when not in use.
- Flush your hose with water when put back in use.
- Do not run hot water through your hose (unless your hose is rated for hot water).
- Do not run liquids other than water through your hose as they are only designed for use with water.
- Do not leave the hose under pressure when not in use. Heat or pressure can damage your hose and cause it to leak or burst.
- Our hoses are not intended for indoor use. Garden hoses are intended for use in residential and/or commercial water systems that have typical average water pressures up to approximately 100 PSI. Garden hoses should not be used for system pressures based upon burst rating.