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National Hardware Show in Las Vegas – May 5-7, 2015

The National Hardware Show is May 5-7, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. This is THE place to be for the $343 Billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets, attracting a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry professionals. Legacy will showcase new innovative products in the Hardware & Tools, Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living, Farm & Ranch, Automotive and Industrial categories. Legacy’s product offering includes: Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments; SmartFlex air, garden, RV/Marine hoses; Lock-n-Load grease guns; ColorConnex couplers & plugs and Cyclone blow guns. Visit Legacy at Booth #36072!

Tom’s Full Review – April 30, 2015

I work on a sheep farm and use water hoses every day. I went through a lot of kinked up hoses before buying a Flexzilla water hose. Now I have no kinking problems. It saves me a lot of time and frustration and I thank you very much for that.

At first I was reluctant to purchase a Flexzilla hose because it is more costly than a traditional rigid wall hose. But when I examined it closely in the store, I was amazed at the way it felt and responded to the pressure of my fingers. I have purchased numerous hoses that failed to work properly within a few weeks of being reeled and unwound on a repeated basis. Nonetheless, I thought Flexzilla might be the one hose that would end any further hose purchases. And it was.

tomchesters03Most people use hose reels, or reel boxes, to store their water hose. This is done for a number of reasons, but mainly for convenience of location, for a low volume storage space, and to keep the hose in a place with a proper temperature range. We keep our hose reel in our office away from the unheated pole barn area so that it will not be affected by the frigid Illinois winters. When water is needed for the ewes (female sheep), we unwind the hose and feed it through the rear office door and then around the fences into the barn, and bring the nozzle to our hundred gallon water tanks for filling. In our old barn, where our big ram, Lambo, and his male companions are kept, we use 5 gallon buckets that have to be filled and hauled over to them.

Rigid water hoses usually kink when they are stored tightly curled on a reel. As the reel is unwound the smaller curls tend to tightly twist or bend, i.e. “kink,” as the hose is pulled forward from the reel. When the water is turned on and water pressure forces the hose to begin to expand and fill, it is time-consuming and frustrating to backtrack along the hose length to unwind and unbend the hose at each kinked portion. Wherever a kink has occurred, the hose walls have been weakened, making a repeat kink in that area more likely. After several incidents of such repeated kinking, the kinks tend to form within the wound reel. This then leads to the problem of having to unwind the hose until the kinks are reached and undone. Charging (filling) the hose for short hose distance from the reel then becomes impossible without undoing most of the hose. So the water you needed two feet from the reel to fill a bucket now requires you to unwind a great length of hose to free the kinks in order for the hose to charge.

The wonder of Flexzilla is that it does not have rigid walls. Any kinks that might develop during the unwinding process disappear with a flip of the hose—without damage to the flexible walls. Moreover, Flexzilla hose is lightweight and easy for anyone to carry. And additionally, since Flexzilla rapidly restores itself to its normal uncharged diameter, the “drain time,” the time it takes to drain the hose after the water pressure has been turned off and the nozzle opened, is dramatically reduced. Rewinding a long length of Flexzilla onto a reel while uncharged is a rapid and easy process both because of its light weight and its natural tendency to undo any forming kinks as the hose enters the reel.

I’ve also found that I no longer need to turn the hose nozzle off when moving from one watering location to another. The Flexzilla hose can be purposely kinked at any point to stop the water flow with no fear of hose wall damage when the forced kink is released.

The plastic hose covers at the respective ends of the Flexzilla hose are firm enough to prevent end kinks, and yet pliable enough to be comfortable to hold. The hose connectors work well and the superior O-ring gaskets rather than the flat washer type of gaskets make the hose leak free.

tomchesters01And again, I thank you for that!

Tom Chesters
Gresher-Fisher Show Stock, Inc.
Hanover Park, Il

See Flexzilla® at SEMA in Las Vegas – November 4-7, 2014

Flexzilla® will be attending the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 4-7, 2014, booth #16107. We will be showcasing our PRO Field Repairable Water and Air Hoses and our Pressure Washer Hose, as well as our new Recoil Hose and Electrical Cord. Show attendees will be able to see our Extreme Cold Hose Challenge demonstrated up close. The SEMA Show is the premier trade event for automotive specialty products in the world.


See Flexzilla® at AAPEX in Las Vegas – November 4-6, 2014

The AAPEX Show is November 4-6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Flexzilla® will gather with over 39,000 targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. At booth #1671, we will showcase our current line of Flexzilla PRO Air and Water Hoses, and our SmartFlex™ RV/Marine Hose, new Recoil Hose and PRO Electrical Cord.

Flexzilla® Pro Electrical Cord Launched at National Hardware Show

power-cordLegacy™ Manufacturing has partnered with Marmon Retail Products, Inc. to expand its Flexzilla® line of durable and innovative products to include the FlexzillaPro Electrical Cord, which was launched at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas May 6. “This is our latest commitment to providing customers with a full line of extreme performance equipment and accessories that are easy to use at work and at home,” says Matt Weems, VP, Legacy Manufacturing. Since the introduction of the Flexzilla air hose in 2007, the brand line has been extended to include garden, water and pressure washer hoses and complimentary items for commercial and residential use. Says Weems, “Flexzilla continues to set the standard for quality through innovations in materials, design and manufacturing.”

Marmon Retail Products, Inc., a manufacturer of copper electrical building wire, cable, extension cords and molded plastic fittings and enclosures, will manufacture the Flexzilla Pro Electrical Cord. “This is very exciting for two such innovative companies to partner together to create a high quality and truly unique product in the market place. It is made in America and most certainly exceeds customer expectations in extreme all weather flexibility and overall functionality.” says Darren Salapka, VP of Product Development for Marmon Retail Products.

The cord is SJTW and available in the following combinations:
14 AWG: 25 ft., 50 ft. and 100 ft.
12 AWG: 25 ft., 50 ft. and 100 ft.
10 AWG: 50 ft. and 100 ft.

The Flexzilla Pro Electrical Cord will be available in July and distributed by Legacy Manufacturing and Marmon Retail Products. It offers extreme all-weather flexibility, indoor/outdoor use, grounded plug, is UL listed and made in America. It also provides a lighted power indicator plug end and a glow-in-the-dark stripe that remains visible for up to two hours, making it easy to find the cord when used on the job after dark. The Flexzilla Pro Electrical Cord is available in the line’s signature ZillaGreen™.

Unique Flexzilla® Garden Hose Male SwivelGrip™ Offered for 2015

HFZG550YW_swivel-sqA new feature of the popular Flexzilla® Garden Hose makes lawn care easier for the homeowner. Legacy Manufacturing has solidified itself as the leading manufacturer of extreme performance hoses with the development of the Flexzilla Garden Hose Male SwivelGrip™, scheduled for 2015 release. Male SwivelGrip™ United States Provisional Patent Application No. 61/936,806.

“Flexzilla has raised the bar for garden and air hose features and benefits since its introduction in 2007,” says Matt Weems, VP of Legacy Manufacturing. “Our Male SwivelGrip is ergonomically designed to simplify lawn care.” The homeowner will enjoy a timesaving benefit when they connect the Flexzilla Male SwivelGrip to an attachment such as a sprinkler. “You are already ahead of the game with our Flexzilla Garden Hose because it has zero memory and lies flat,” says Weems. “Now you have the added benefit of a sprinkler that stays in place. The sprinkler will level itself, with the hose having free motion within the swivel to keep the attachment from moving or flipping over. This means you do not have to micromanage, constantly checking the sprinkler. You can go about other tasks.”

An added benefit, the Flexzilla Male SwivelGrip eliminates the twisting and resulting torque that naturally occur when a garden hose is uncoiled. “Our Male SwivelGrip removes the frustration of trying to straighten a garden hose that wants to twist. Gardening is about to get a whole lot better.”

The Female SwivelGrip, attached to the Flexzilla Garden Hose, enables the user to quickly and easily attach and detach the hose from the spigot.

Flexzilla® Pro Water Hose can be repaired in the field

water-hose-pngFlexzilla® Pro Water Hose is made of premium hybrid polymer material that has zero memory and is kink-resistant under pressure. The hose ends are reusable. If the ends become worn or damaged, they can be replaced. The hose itself can be repaired in the field by cutting out the damaged section and reattaching the hose ends to the new section. This prevents down time on the job and saves money because the hose does not need to be discarded. Customized lengths of Flexzilla Pro Air can be purchased through a distributor.

Flexzilla® Pro Air Hose can be repaired in the field


Flexzilla® Pro Air Hose is made of premium hybrid polymer material that has zero memory and is kink-resistant under pressure, providing all-weather flexibility in extreme temperatures, from -40 to 140 degrees. The hose ends are reusable and the hose itself can be repaired quickly in the field by using a splicer or cutting out the damaged section and reattaching the hose end. Hose ends can also be replaced if worn or damaged. Flexzilla Pro Air Hose can be tailor-made for a job. A custom length of hose can be purchased through a distributor.

Flexzilla® Hose Wins Innovation Award

Flexzilla® Pro Water Hose by Legacy Manufacturing Co. was a winner for product innovation in the 2013 Product Showcase at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo last month. The hose’s unique design allows for the ends of the hose to be replaced in the field if they are dysfunctional or worn. “It’s an honor for our product to be recognized and appreciated as leading-edge by our customers,” says Legacy’s VP Matt Weems, who takes pride in expounding on the hose’s many benefits. “If the Flexzilla Pro Water Hose is damaged, the damaged section can be cut off and the fitting can be reattached to the remaining hose. This can prevent down time on the job and you save money by repairing the hose rather than replacing it.” Flexzilla® Pro Water Hose can also be tailor-made for a job. A custom length of hose can be purchased through a distributor.

The Pro Water Hose, introduced in 2013, is the latest in the family of Flexzilla products launched by Legacy Manufacturing Company in 2007. Flexzilla was born in response to customer demand for an air hose with flexibility in subzero temperatures. Legacy designed a revolutionary hose made of premium hybrid polymer material that has zero memory and will stay flat where it is rolled out. There is no kinking or coiling, even in subzero temperatures. Flexzilla Pro Air Hose is flexible in extreme temperatures, from -40 degrees to 140 degrees under pressure. Today the Flexzilla family serves the consumer and professional markets with air, water and garden hoses, pressure washer and a range of complimentary items. Flexzilla products are a signature day-glow green (chartreuse), trademarked by the company as ZillaGreen™.