Between car washes, cleaning your deck, watering plants, and Slip 'n Slides, there'll be plenty of occasions to use a hose this Summer. But before you head to the hardware store, consider this: not all hoses are the same! Rubber hoses might be heavier than vinyl, but they will last longer and they don't kink as easily. For kids' activities, you might want to pick up a lightweight vinyl hose because they're more manageable for the little ones. But for those more frequent, recurring grownup tasks, a rubber hose will be your friend for life.