No, not really. It does not shrink, it simply flattens out. It becomes so light that you can carry 50 feet on a finger or two. Guess that's why they call it Zero G. You can coil it up just like you do a dock line. Since it's fabric coated it doesn't hang up on anything, it just kind of "slides." Unfortunately it will hang up on a cleat as that seems to be a genetic trait of hoses. I also hate hoses but for a boat this is great.
I went back to Lowes to get one for a friend but they were sold out in the store. They told me to order it online if I was in a hurry.
Magic, 1996 Grand Banks Europa
Westport, CT and Stuart, FL