I was reminded of my quest for the "perfect" garden hose when I was in the hardware store the other day. Years ago, I had a half-inch 50 ft hose that I used for washing the car. It was flexible and not too heavy to maneuver. I think it was made from a nylon material. It eventually wore out (leaked) after 10 or 12 years and I sought a replacement. The majority of hoses they sell are 5/8" and are more work to use than my old one. I could only find a 25 ft half-inch hose that looked like it was a similar material, but did not buy it because it would be too short. Anyone use something similar or know who sells them (chain stores, etc)?