I purchased a hoselink trigger and connectors seems pretty good. They sterny mention do not drop nozzle as it could damage. I haven’t get seen any leaks. I have seen other manufacturers advertise how they pre crimp the connector but i remember using one of those and it came off when used.
My Hoselink stuff is now >18 years old, IIRC. The triggers on the sprayers I bought at the time have now got loose, but they still work, up to a point. One still does on/off, the other does not. All connectors are still in good shape and I have not had to replace washers/o-rings or whatever they are. Maybe buying so soon after they started advertising themselves was a plus. Perhaps the newer stuff is not as high quality. I’m still pleased with mine!
Every hose I have bought has kinked even when its says it is kink free. I’m sure the hoses aren’t tested for this fault.
‘Kink free’ is a be careful what you wish for as I see it. Kinking (cheap) hoses are easy to manage, light weight, and easy to roll up to hang. The more kink resistant a hose is the less happy it is to bend/roll while being dragged around the garden, and the more difficult and heavy to roll up.
I bought a “Kink Free” hose from my local hardware, who told me that no hose is kink free, just less likely to kink, if treated well. Been good so far.
Yes mine lost part of the outer ring, it still works. I am a little over the need to lubricate the plungers when it sticks and changing the o rings very so often. And the premium hose kinks no matter what I do.