Flexible garden hoses are simply amazing. Compared to the bulky rubber hoses of yesterday, they are much lighter, smaller to store, collapse down to very manageable sizes, and help make lawn watering, car washing, and gardening a breeze. Flexible hoses are made of a thin, expandable lining inside a woven fabric exterior jacket. When filled with water, they expand about three times their length. Compared to typical rubber hoses, they hardly ever kink and are incredibly easy to move around the yard. If you’ve ever been worked up over kinked-up, stopped-up, heavy, grimy rubber hoses, it’s time to make your life a lot easier. Here are three things to think about when choosing the modern marvel of a flexible water hose.