I really like these types of hoses for the convenience factor. This expandable hose is a quick way to water the plants or wash your car. It doesn't take up much room and it hides away or stores easily. I have several expandable hoses. Most are similar but good quality with good fittings. Some are a bit cheaper. This is a nice expandable hose. I would not leave this, or any, expandable hose out in the winter or exposed to the sun on a daily basis. It may be able to handle it, but it's not something I would recommend. The following is a list of pros and cons I've noted during my use with this hose.