I have two hoselinks - one in front and one in the back of the house. No hoses laying in the yard because these are so easy to put away! Zero problems with the retractable, works like a charm every time! Also love the adapters - very easy to switch from a water wand to a sprinkler head with no need to head back to the faucet and turn the water on. Love that the switch is right at the end of the hose.