"Nice rugged rubber casing. Smooth unwind and sharp rewind. Better than previous Stanley "metal effect casing" tape measure which was more expensive, never rewound fully of its own accord, and soon lost it's chrome coating.
Only gripe (as with most measures I've used) is the width of the measure (which you need to add on when measuring an internal space) is 71mm or 2 3/4 inches. Why can't they make it 70mm, or 3 inches?