We're building a house across from my driveway. My house was destroyed by fire several years ago and believe it or not, it's been taking several years to get everything back to normal along with building a new house. The Coleman 1 gallon jug is the perfect size for us. There's no electricity on in the new house yet. This jug makes it handy for us to fill with water/ice or ice tea and have cold fluids without having to walk back across the driveway to the cabin every time we want a refreshment. I had one of these years ago and we used it a lot....it wasn't perfect but pretty close to perfect. I only just received this one and thus far, it has worked fine. Make sure you turn the lid all the way on, good and snug and it shouldn't leak. In regards to spout leakage, not too sure what to tell you on that other than in years past, the spout only seemed to leak if the container was overly full. Very handy for many uses such as taking camping, events, fishing, picnics, etc.