Flexible Hose Bend Restrictors protect the hose near the coupling. Gates tapered PVC sleeves reduce bending stresses in the hose near the coupling to prevent damage, such as in power wash applications. Installed during the assembly, this smoothly-finished product withstands temperatures from -40°C to +93°C and is available in nine sizes. Features: Benefits: Tapered Design: Reduces bending stress near the hose-coupling junction, so extra long, more trouble free hose life can be expected. Attractive appearance enhances look of quality. Wide Temperature Range: Helps give extra long service life for both hot and cold power wash assemblies. Friction Fit: No adhesive or clamps required to hold bend restrictor in place on hose assembly. Saves assembly cost.