For the price this is a great peice of kit that every gardener can't be without! Takes a little bit of building and clear concentration to make sure you undersntand the instructions correctly (which are annoying as they are just images from 1 to 16 or so with no wording or indication of the colour of the parts, there are 3 parts that are almost the same yet labeling which colour is which in the instructions would really help!).
Once built which did only take 15 minutes, the hose works well will no leaks at any of the joints and winds back up brilliantly in about as many seconds as there are meters of hose. The grey handle on the top allows you to direct the flow of the hose reeling inside the unit. My last hose was pretty rubish and took about 5 minutes to put away with lots of back ache and struggling this thing however is a breeze and a pleasure to pack away!
The nozel function is great too, the attachment included allows a fine mist spray and then also high pressure jet. The end is also fitted with a stop joint so that you can pull the end peice off and the water stops too. I can't fault the design and durability of this hose as th only trouble I have had was getting the hose off the reel when I come to build it as it was slighlty twisted but can't understand how the other reviewer strugless to put the hose back each time - maybe it needs rebuilding? It looks as though the reel would take more hose but I'm unsure how it would feed in as the grey adjuster handle has a series of castors on it to aid easy flow of the hose, this is fairly snug to the hose and I am unsure to how hose joints attach. 30m is good enough for most gardens although best to measure first I thought 25m would be sufficient and it turns out the 30m is only just long enough!