Different Hose Types
I've used two types of hose that I now sell; the heavier, more expensive, rubber type hose and the lighter, less expensive plastic type hose.
Both of these have their place in the shop. While the rubber type hose is heavier it is easy to use because it doesn't form high loops that could be a problem in a spraying situation. Rubber usually lasts quite a bit longer than plastic under the same conditions.
In my shop I have both of these types of hose, I use the expensive rubber type inside when I work day to day and I use the plastic for long runs outside to work on something across the parking area. I keep a lot more hose on hand than I use from day to day, it's not very expensive and it comes in real handy.
I recommend that you buy and use at least
3/8" hose because smaller ID hose can cause too much of a pressure drop and your air tool performance can suffer.