First, it is convenient; it is quick to place and easy to remove and replace for mowing. Second, the hose drops in straight from the top, and it will not accidentally come out (unless lifted straight up!), so you can snake hose through a garden or around corners with confidence. Third, it is made from 5/16" steel rod with a powder-coat finish, so it is virtually indestructible in normal use. Finally, it is well priced; an excellent buy.
Measures 15-1/2" overall.
Made in USA.