Got several buckets to use on my teams. I use it for storing balls (obviously), and sitting on while catching pitches or coaching. The bucket is taller than a standard 5-gal bucket, so it stores more (nearly 2 dozen 12" balls) and while catching pitches, i can have a better idea of a strike zone than when I'm sitting lower on a regular bucket. I like how the lid latches on, but the design makes it too tight; my players are ripping nails or cutting fingers on the edges because it can be a real effort to peel the lid off the bucket. That;s the only improvement I'd suggest to make on it. It was also a better price compared to other buckets the same size.