XHose Review – The DAP Expandable Garden Hose

The revolutionary XHOSE is a lightweight, compact, and expandable garden hose. Brought to you by DAP, this amazing feat of technology automatically expands up to three times its length, and retracts with immediate and equal ease. With a patented kink-free design, this product will change the way you look at your garden hose.

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My Experience With the DAP XHose

dap-xhoseNo one wants to think too much about their garden hose. After all, today’s homeowners are busy with work and family obligations. Homeownership can be stressful–particularly in this challenging economy when every penny counts. So if we can find a way to make life even just a little bit easier at an inexpensive cost, then it’s a pretty good day.

The day we discovered the XHOSE was an amazing one. My husband and I take great pride in our landscaping and garden. We do everything ourselves, and love showing off the fruits (and vegetables and flowers) of our labor to friends, family and neighbors. We love every part of gardening–even the bugs!–except for one seemingly innocent part of the hobby: dealing with the garden hose.

Many days, in the sweltering heat of our summer gardening, we found ourselves dreading dealing with our unwieldy hose. Its heavy weight and awkward shape made it impossible to maneuver to many of the areas of our yard. What seemed simple was actually a two-person job: one of us would drag the hose, while the other would stand at the ready, prepared to take on any lifting, unkinking or detangling duties that might arise. This was no fun at all, in case you were wondering. In fact, there might even have been some cursing and kicking at the offensive hose. Our kids, somehow, always knew it was time to disappear when the hose came out.

I think our marriage was strong enough to withstand dealing with the much-hated hose, but luckily we didn’t have to wait around to find out.

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My father showed up at our house one day with the XHOSE. He is always tuned in to the latest time-saving household gadgets, so we were intrigued by his latest discovery. He explained that he had just gotten one for his house the previous week, and swore by its usefulness. With a bad back and arthritis, his days of putting up with a heavy garden hose were over. He had ordered his after seeing it on a television commercial, and now claimed it made all of his lawn maintenance duties significantly easier.

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My husband and I watched as my father attached the new hose to the spigot and turned the water on. To our amazement, it began to grow before our eyes! When it stopped at its full size, it was three time bigger than its starting length, and reached all the way to the back corner of our lawn–about 25 full feet! During that time–and no time since–it never once kinked, tangled or twisted.

At first glance, the DAP XHOSE appeared flimsy to me, but on closer inspection I realized it was made of a weather-resistant layer of mesh webbing over an equally strong rubber inner hose. This two-in-one design delivers maximum durability in all climates and environments. I am a total girly girl, so I loved the pretty bright blue color of this hose. I know the color of the hose shouldn’t matter, but I believe any chance to make our world even just a little bit more beautiful should be embraced.

The XHOSE has completely changed the way we garden. Our kids now even fight to do the watering, because they love watching how it “magically” grows.

We have a boat which we keep at a local marina, and this hose is very handy to transport when we need it elsewhere, unlike a traditional rubber garden hose which can be stiff and bulky.

Fox 4 KDFW in the Dallas-Fort Worth area recently reviewed this product, and were equally impressed with its functionality and durability. They discovered what my husband and I already know: the XHOSE is absolutely a Deal!

I have recently noticed quite a few imitators popping up in the market, so be careful when you are choosing your XHOSE to make sure you get the real deal and not an inferior copy.

My Overall Review

xhose-bluePros:

  • Compact for easy storage in the tightest spots
  • Lightweight, so dragging is not a drag
  • Powerful spray so there’s no sacrifice of function for form
  • Amazing kink-free design
  • Low cost solution with high impact results

Cons:

  • Will render all of your other garden hoses obsolete
  • Only comes in a bright, beautiful blue. More conservative homeowners might prefer traditional green

The revolutionary XHOSE is a lightweight, compact, and expandable garden hose. Brought to you by DAP, this amazing feat of technology automatically expands up to three times its length, and retracts with immediate and equal ease. With a patented kink-free design, this product will change the way you look at your garden hose. My Experience …

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Summary : Depending on your needs, there are four different length options for the XHOSE, starting at 25 feet at just $19.95, plus shipping and handling, and ending with the 100 footer at just $59.95, plus shipping and handling. For a limited time only, the website is offering an amazing promotion: whichever size you choose, you receive an additional hose of the same size for just the cost of shipping and handling. The XHOSE pro--ideal for professionals--offers even more advanced features, with a larger diameter and solid brass fittings. The same "Buy One Get One Free" promotion applies, in addition to a Lifetime Guarantee, so act fast to make sure to take advantage of this amazing deal.

User Rating: 0.91 ( 61 votes)
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About Jen Hughes

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