I really like these retractable hoses because they dont take up a lot of space and are lightweight. The old style of hoses are so bulky and heavy but generally, are less likely to spring leaks. This hose has held up so far with no leaks, even after being dragged around. I like that it comes with the spray nozzle but is still compatible with any standard nozzle you might have at home already. The ends are metal, not plastic, and screw onto the water spiket with ease. My experience with these rettractable hoses is that they typically wear down after a few months and then start to get weak spots so I will update in a few months after i have tested further.