Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Thirsty View Post
Try the ones with the metal braid on the outside, instead of cloth or plastic:


I've never had one of those come apart on me.

The cheap plastic ones can have a problem with the plastic sleeve sliding off the metal barrel on the ends, although in a pinch you can sometimes push them back together and tape them up. I do have a red plastic one that has been fine; it looks like this, although I'm not certain it's the same one:

That is the best answer. Duct tape or heat shrink tubing will not hold up very long and merely raise the frustration level.