"UK garden hose tends to be of 13 mm bore, the larger Continental type of 19 mm (3/4-inch) is less easy to find in the usual outlets and when it is on sale the price tends to be much higher than the alternative. Screwfix have well-made 19 mm hose at about the same price as normal 13 mm but I went for the better grade also on offer at a slightly higher price and better quality. It is an excellent product, non-kinking - so far - and seems set to last a lifetime.
Ordering on-line and specifying collection from my local depot was simple and the service at the depot was fast and pleasant.
A quality procuct at a bargain price - and first class service to boot."
"used it connected to a small submersible pump that was not acheiving a good flow through standard half inch garden hose with Hozelock fittings. When the above hose was replaced with this new 19mm hose the same pump was able to deliver three times the flow even through a slightly longer length. Because the pump was obviously near its limit I took some trouble to prepare the 50m length. 1) Unwound the roll of hose carefully to minimise kinks. 2) The inner layers of the rolled hose inevitably had a few kinks, due to the tightness of the radius it was packed at. I ran hot water through the hose and then blocked the end off under mains pressure for 10 mins while still full of hot water. This straightened/smoothed out the few kinks. Obviously such a procedure is not necessary when using hoses connected to the mains."
"I grow fruit on a small commercial scale. I use a lot of 3/4 inch irrigation hose and the best is tricoflex. It is however twice the price of the Screwfix product. The only difference is that the Screwfix pipe is a little more likely to kink in use...but hey for half price I can live with that! My only other comment is that it would be good if Scewfix stocked the fittings for 3/4 inch geeka connectors"