I LOVE this hose. I do a lot of watering in the summer, and I don't have to drag a heavy hose out to my garden. I stretch it out to the garden, then water everything, and after that, I turn off the water at the faucet, and continue to water other plants on the way back to the faucet, while the hose contracts as the water empties. Then I simply coil it up in a small pot, and do it all over again the next day. Love it!