I want to preface that I hate to endorse the government when it makes laws as I feel there are far too many laws on the books today... However in the case of the EPA mandating gas cans not have emissions exceeding .3 grams per gallon per day, it seems to have done blitz some good. I have a blitz can of an older design and the nozzle that came with it made pouring gasoline absolutely a chore and it was impossible not to spill while pouring into the gas tank of a car. I think the worst part about the old design (Pre 2009) is that not only was pouring gasoline impossible without spilling, but that it leaked terribly and therefore made it very unsafe to keep it anywhere that wasn't ventilated because there was a good chance the room would fill with fumes.
While the new design has had significant improvements made to it which reduce emissions and make pouring much easier, there is still room for improvement. For one thing, these gas cans should come with some sort of flame arrestor. While it's true they autolock for safety when the handle is released, I don't think that is enough in the event of spark ignition near the nozzle in order to prevent the flame from propogating into the gas can where it can make a REAL explosion. Secondly, I don't like that when I'm done pouring, I still have difficulty in getting ALL of the fuel out of the gas can. I try the best I can to turn the can upside down and pour but sometimes that leads to the inevitable result of fuel spilling not out of the nozzle as intended but leaking out elsewhere onto my hands and unfortunately onto the car as well to which forces me to vigorously clean up the mess I've made. The ideal gas can would be one that allows me to get all of the fuel out of the can while still limiting the chance of my spilling fuel onto my car which will damage the paint or at least the clear coat if it stays on the car for more than about 10 seconds. I'm still waiting for this seemingly illusive gas can...
Biggest piece of **** I ever bought at Sears. Both cans leaked, they were awkward to handle, and the spout appears to be designed by the same guy who brought us the Chinese Finger Puzzle. There was nothing easy about this Turkey.
Generally well made - but - the spout assembly is terrible. The gasket is flimsy and falls off easily. Worst of all, the mechanism that allows the fuel to flow (at a VERY slow rate) won't snap into place, requiring you to manually hold it open. Very poor design.