Expandable Hoses became popular about 5 years ago. It seemed like a really great idea, but was it? Running a detailing company, tools are one of the most important things to me. Have the proper tools, makes the job easier. I started using the “Pocket Hose” (the first expandable hose) and it only lasted for a few weeks. I bought a few more, and I had the same end result. I really liked the concept behind the expandable hose. It was easy to transport and maneuver around boats. After doing some research, I found that they made these expandable hoses with brass fittings. You will pay a little more for them, but they are worth it.