I bought this for my husband and he absolutely loves it. I bought it last summer and have waited to put in a review so I could gauge how well it works and lasts. He has used it for many tasks around the house, including yard work in the summer, Christmas lights in the winter, indoor construction/remodeling activities, and has nothing but good things to say about it. He said he was surprised how much he likes and uses it as he has only had regular extension cords before and never thought to buy anything fancier. It has held up over the past year very well in all kinds of conditions.