My son is a huge lover of Fireman Sam and they don't make a hose backpack or anything with a hose (strangely enough) so I thought this would be the next best thing and it was!! It holds a lot of water and sits well on my sons back (he's 3 years) and he is very able to squirt the water out himself, don't get me wrong it is a bit stiff but he managed to squirt the water out himself. This product is very durable I purchased it months ago and he had used to it everyday it was warm and it's still working as new. It provides tons of all day fun, my son used it to water plants, wash the windows, clean the paths, wash the cars and also used it as a water gun soaking everyone in his way lol. It's actually rather good for imaginary play as he kept pretending to put fires out with it. I would definately recommend this for any Fireman Sam fan or any child who likes hoses.