This type of heavy-duty rubberized nozzle is not new. But what is new is the comfortable handle underneath the nozzle body and the unique On/Off valve. This style of "Top-Hand Grab-Handle" flow control valve is present on professional fire fighting equipment. An easy flip of the handle turns water flow instantly on or off - or anywhere in between. Spray pattern is easily adjusted by turning the spray head. This is a solidly made tool and very satisfying to use. With a standard Garden Hose Thread connection. Recommended.