The hose arrived in two days and as i live in N.Ireland that was fast. I was going to leave it until my son was here to put it onto the reel but decided i would give it a try. As it is lightweight and pliable i found it very easy to attach to the reel. There were a couple of small kinks which developed as i was winding it on but were very easy to straighten out and had in completed from start to finish in about 20mins and lets just say i am no longer a young lady so that was quite an achievement. I have used it three times so far and no bother with kinking and much better flow than my old hose. I am so glad i read the reviews for this make and decided to buy it. Now its no longer a chore to pull out the hose to water the plants.