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Pocket Hose

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One of the worse purchases ever made. I bought one because I only have one outside faucet in the back of the house. I am tired of dragging my expensive, heavy hoses to the front through the fence. What a joke. First day it spouted a leak midway down the hose. Second day the hose flew off the connector at the spicket and I only turned it on for low flow. It only returns to half the size so I threw it in a bag and returned to Walmart. The clerk smiled when she saw what I was returning. I asked if they get a lot returned and she smiled and nodded.


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mistress1370186742.6236 PostsRegistered 11/23/2010

Sorry that you didn't have good luck with the hose. I bought one and loved it. Not a problem with it at all. I went and bought another one. I purchased mine at Bed Bath and Beyond.

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kristan1370197503.433748 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008so cali

I debated so went to Amazon to read the reviews. Two stars. Seems most people had trouble after a week or so. It doesn't matter if you buy it at Wally's or BBB they all are the same package.

Trublu21370198131.52148 PostsRegistered 6/7/2012

Mine leaks at the nozzle. Bummer, because I really liked how light they are.

Shelbelle1370198167.88336487 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

HSN is selling it now.

JeanLouise­Finch1370198537.24312981 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

Whew, I thought I wanted one to water patio pots, but I guess I don't now.

smokymtngal1370199955.4673208 PostsRegistered 12/8/2007

I like mine, but I only use it for my porch plants (long porch). I have a splitter at the faucet, with a regular hose that goes out to the yard and the pocket hose that I leave on the porch. I've had it about 2 months. So far it's great. I probably wouldn't use it as a regular outside hose but it's great for a porch or patio area. We have 3 outside water faucets so we also have 3 regular hoses.

ennui137020125119957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007

I'm happy with mine ... bought it at Walgreens ... I have traditional hoses for regular, daily use, but I like the easy portability of the pocket hose ... mine shrank back to original size ...

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Libby3301370201572.56346 PostsRegistered 9/23/2012

Bought 2 had the same problem with both. After a couple of weeks they leak where they connect to the faucet. I liked the hose because of the light weight

twopeas1370202186.0335539 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

I've purchased four of them and use them on all of my faucets. So far, so good. I absolutely love them. It's probably been about 4-6 weeks. I like them so much, that I would re-purchase if one springs a leak.

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minkbunny1370203600.4628263 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

We bought one at WalMart on a whim, my husband is using it down by the barn at one of the hydrants by the horse troughs. I asked him yesterday if he wanted to keep it and he said he loves it. They do say something about making sure the on/off valve is in the proper position before turning on/off the water to avoid over pressurizing or something.

If he continues to enjoy it, I will get two of the fifty foot ones to replace my hundred foot hose I water with every night as it is SO heavy to roll back up and I cannot tolerate a hose being left unrolled.

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Buck-i-Nana1370204444.848961 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

I bought one for the front yard and loved it so much, I bought another for the backyard. So far, no problems and they are so much easier to pull around.

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kittywhipp­ed1370207220.559031 PostsRegistered 4/20/2012

They sell them near the front register at Walgreens and I too wanted to buy one but was unsure. We have an older style curly-cue hose that Qvc sold a long time ago...maybe they still do but anyway while it's not as heavy as a conventional hose I still need one that's 50ft plus this one does kink up at times. I think I'll have to get one now from Walgreens and hope I get a good one.

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Marp21370266076.5634732 PostsRegistered 1/31/2012Western NC


Like you I only have one faucet and it is in the back of the house. Also like you I go weary of pulling the hose around front the taking it back.

I finally purchased a dual outlet hose adapter (Y-connector) and put it on the faucet then ran a regular hose to the front and connected Q item M29227 (HydroHose), but any light-weight hose would work. Problem solved. A hose is always available front or back and easily stored to keep things neat.

PS I have used a HydroHose of one type or another for several years and they hold up well. While pricey the advantage with the M20227 is that at the push of a button the hose returns to its housing on its own.

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Glamma1370301354.46276 PostsRegistered 9/13/2006Nebraska

My pocket hose has changed my life! Best purchase ever. My husband removed the ugly hose reel that was attached to the house and bought me a beautiful ceramic pot to keep the hose in. It is light as a feather and a joy to use. Just bought another for the backyard.

Luv2Decora­te1370344815.5476767 PostsRegistered 5/2/2008Floating on Lake Michigan

There are several different names of these hoses. Is one better than the other, Or are they all the same?

I've been wanting to get one for watering my containers that are all over the place and do not get hit with the automatic sprinklers. Our hoses are so heavy and long, it's a pain to haul them around.

I often wondered if the pocket hose gets knotted up?

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twopeas1370348849.2375539 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

Luv2Decorate, mine have not knotted up. When I'm done watering, I gather it up as you would a rope. I didn't add in my previous post that one of the reasons I love them so much is that I have arthritis in both my wrists and wrestling a regular hose was horrible. I can carry these little pocket hoses in one hand easily.

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Kitlynn1370351293.562773 PostsRegistered 1/4/2008Colorado

We love them but we bought four and two of them had problems with splitting and blowing out. The other two work great. I think it is luck of the draw with what you get. We have spray nozzles on the end of ours and I just turn off the water and then go ahead and continue spraying until the hose is empty then it just curls right up on its own. They are light weight and easy to move around. I just wish they were all made with high quality.

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depglass1370353303.26325013 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

Consumer Reports actually rated all of these pretty highly. I believe Pocket was their favorite because its cheaper. My only question is how much of a durability test did they give them.

Glamma1370389478.59276 PostsRegistered 9/13/2006Nebraska

We bought ours at Wal-Mart, lime green for $19.99. No problems whatsoever.

Rochester ­Shopper1370439572.7334928 PostsRegistered 7/20/2011Michigan
On 6/2/2013 trublu said:

Mine leaks at the nozzle. Bummer, because I really liked how light they are.

Hi trublu, Is it leaking at the threads that screw into your hose? If so, there is a plumbing product, PTFE (Teflon) tape, that you can get from the hardware store. Just wrap a layer around the threads of the hose, smoosh it in with your fingers. Then screw on the sprayer. The PTFE tape will fill gaps so the leaking stops.

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skyblue1371618378.1773404 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004
I LOVE my Pocket Hose! I believe some people don't read the directions and that's why they have problems. It really is nice to have a lightweight hose! Easy to use and easy to store!

mzlg1371622147.19905 PostsRegistered 6/25/2006

{#emotions_dlg.thumbdown} I just tried out my Pocket Hose this morning, it was a gift from my DS & DIL. It was light weight and looked like it would work great on the deck. I read all of the instructions! I was disappointed because it leaked at the faucet connector, with or without the washer. I figured that would be okay, I would use it on the property where the leaking would not matter - an area of ground cover. I did not use a sprinkler/nozzle, I covered only part of the opening to squirt a plant and then I heard a "pop". The side of the hose popped and there was a hole, water spewing out. Now I have to find out if DS & DIL still have the reciept, so they can get a refund. Maybe mine was just a defective one, but I do not want another Pocket Hose again, but I'm happy for those who do like their PH.

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smhr1371651524.0773828 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA

I've seen the pocket hose at most retail and garden centers in my area. It seems the reviews in this thread are split. I might give a whirl and return if it doesn't work. I hate dragging the hard rubber, seventy five ft. hose out.

glb6131371759646.6511655 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I love it!!!!! I hurt my back and it has been a life saver for me. One of the best pruchases I've made.

skyblue1371813976.6833404 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004
I agree, glb! I wonder if those with problems have the water turned on too high?

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