Opinions of the 'Magic Hose'

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ExmarkBoy, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    I keep one Pocket Hose in the truck. It's nice to have on new installs. I have a couple more for the house. Use it for power washing, etc. Holds up great.
     
  2. Triton2286

    Triton2286 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    I did a planting for a customer the other week who the the DAP hose. I was curious about it before but after using it I definitely plan on getting one or two.
     
  3. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    Just recently added two to the trailer. They store nicely with nozzle in a small container I bought at Wal Mart and I keep it above one of my cabinets. Will be nice to always have the hoses and not load any for installs......I also added one to our TT, love how little space they take up.
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,077

    I can't see how these can hold up to even "normal" use.

    We bought one because my wife has a back injury and dragging the heavy garden hose to the back to water tomatoes is hard for her.

    I first used it to wash my truck. It was really pretty and matches the green I use for my business, but it's going to get filthy QUICK.
    The water pressure seemed reduced using this hose.
    The cheap, plastic fittings are impossible to tighten properly and kept coming loose.
    By day two, the thing was leaking at one of the fittings. It wasn't the washer, it was leaking from someplace it should not have been leaking from.

    It's going back.
     
  5. Bashby

    Bashby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    My mom got one. It leaked where it connected to the house but I was able to get it screwed on straight and it quit leaking. I felt like I was going to break it trying to screw it on tight enough. Fittings appear to be fragile. It's inside diamater is smaller than a regular hose, doesnt flow as much. I would not buy one.
     
  6. Triton2286

    Triton2286 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    The DAP ones are available with metal fittings
     
  7. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    We have 2 of the pocket hose and I ran into the same problem as you Oak.... Why is the pressure reduced? Seems that no matter what I did to tweak it, it just wasn't as strong as a normal hose.... I thought that the shut off valve was a cool idea(so you can switch spray nozzles and stuff) However, nothing that is made of plastic is cool. Final thought...... OK for a homeowner who may use it to water some flowers here and there or wash down the patio but even that little usage would be pushing it....
     
  8. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    I like them because at $20, they're the same or less as any other hose, plus, they drain themselves because of the liner. If they aren't going to in the weather (in the truck) they will last alot longer. I need my own hoses because I do watering (and make close to $125 doing it) and my client's hoses are always a pain to use. Much easier to just plug in my own hose. But like I said, I love them - I just wondered what everyone else thought. I hope their quality doesn't start to decline...
     
  9. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    My apologies, I have the pocket hose in the truck box because it's rarely used, but these around the house https://www.xhose.com/pro/
     
  10. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,077

    It's just this year's gardening gimmick. Someone will make millions off them for a year or two.

    Remember the "stretchy" coil hoses? Same deal.
     

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