I think that it was good to make this size. Easy to carry, take-up also somewhat loose it does not matter. I frequently use it, but I can get it out properly. That's the size. I think that it is better than letting it go out and deteriorate it.
The narrow hose is moderately elastic and easy to handle. I like the compact, but comparing with hand-crafted reels, it is unavoidable that "twist" during storage is easy to get out. I am satisfied because I could buy it cheaply.