My wife is an avid gardener, but hates dealing with normal hoses. She LOVES this one. We have several and replace them every month or two. We can find them pretty cheap now and again, so buy in bulk. Probably spend about sixty dollars a year or about five bucks a month. (A couple of cheap coffees at Starbucks.) Well worth it to stop the bit . . .complaining about the heavy hoses.
I followed the directions for this hose and have had no problems. I absolutely love how light it is and I can water my flowers without dragging around a heavy hose. I have even used it for watering the lawn with a sprinkler with no problems, but usually use a regular hose for that chore. I use quick connect connections on it also. Liked it so well I bought 2.
We now have 2 of these hoses, they work great, the sprayer it comes with is nice (although not the strongest thing so don't be too rough on it), and the whole thing just bundles up into a small ball for storage. lightweight for the kids to play with too.
This is a perfect house for a small yard with not much space for storing it. It is so very light when not in use that it is deceptive, leading you to think that the water wouldn't have a good flow...not true! Great buy, even better because of the price.
beckyb0416 May 9,2013
2 of 5 stars
Good concept. Not as durable as traditional hose + lower w.pressure.
While the XHose is more durable than the knock off (green) pocket hose (I had two of those pop leaks in 5 days), it is still not as rough and tough as your standard hose. I water regularly during the warmer months, pulling the hose along concrete and around corners. after doing this last fall, and this past spring and current summer, the hose sprung leaks. If you're doing light and occasional watering work with this hose whereby you are very gentle with it (gingerly carry around corners, never pull on it more than a gentle nudge) then it's very convenient and light weight. If not you might want to wait until DAP comes out with a more durable version. Please also note that your water pressure will be reduced when compared to a traditional hose.