XHose Review – The Expandable Hose by DAP
The X Hose is a unique hose designed to make gardening tasks easier. It expands and contracts, allowing you to complete your chores without putting excess strain on your body.
- Expands and contracts – no more lugging extra hoses or rolling heavy ones
- Made of durable materials
- Easy to use
- Tangle proof
- A little narrower than common garden hoses
- Must be stored away from direct sunlight
- So easy to use, you might actually enjoy your chores
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who hates playing tug of war with garden hoses every time I need to water the plants. Those hoses are great and everything, but they’re heavy, extremely stiff, and become even stiffer in the wintertime (not that most people do much watering in the winter, but hey, sometimes it’s necessary).
So, Why the DAP X Hose?
The XHose is designed to be significantly more cooperative than the traditional hose. Instead of just being a rigid tube of plastic or rubber, it is made out of two layers that work with each other to provide a more versatile hose. The inner layer is made of a tough, ultra-strong rubber material that stretches to allow room for expansion during use. This layer is covered by bunched, strong nylon webbing that expands when the hose does. The nylon covering helps to protect the inner hose from punctures and isn’t prone to melting or freezing in extreme temperatures.
The DAP XHose works like any other garden hose – simply connect it to your faucet, turn it on, and wash away! When water flows through the hose, the rubber hose inside of the XHose will expand up to three times its original size, so you can turn up the water as much as you need. The expansion of the hose depends on water pressure and how far you pull it.
As enjoyable as gardening can be, I know first-hand that watering plants can get exhausting (in fact, I just use a lawn sprinkler to water my garden; saves time, but the plants don’t always get even amounts of water). The DAP X Hose simplifies such tasks by being significantly more lightweight than common hoses, so you’re just pulling water weight and practically nothing more. Its unique construction ensures that it will never tangle, kink, or pinch during use and storage – which is a glorious thing, because I always lamented the fact that no one had invented a pinch free hose yet.
When water begins to flow through the XHose by DAP, it will rapidly expand (while twisting and turning like a snake, which makes it quite fun to watch!). When the water’s turned off, it’s recommended to drain all of the water from the hose to ensure proper contraction and prevent additional wear on the internal hose. The hose will automatically contract to its compacted size—all you have to do is roll it up and store it.
Use and Maintenance
Of course, as with any garden hose, proper use and care are essential to extending the life of the XHose. In addition to making sure water is completely drained from the hose, the hose should be stored away from direct sunlight and not left near abrasive chemicals. It also helps to not store the hose on a coarse surface that might cause unnecessary wear on the outer nylon hose.
Another significant thing to note is to use care when turning water on. Bear in mind that the internal hose might acquire folds or even stick to itself, so gradually increase the water pressure before you begin using it to prevent the hose from bursting. Too much water pressure around a fold could cause the rubber to break and damage your hose.
So why choose the XHose? It’s easy, fun, and affordable. If you’ve spent hours in the sun tending garden patches, you understand how frustrating it is to accidentally drag a heavy hose over your plants and ruin them all. Or maybe you wash a lot of cars and are tired of inflexible hoses that don’t bend as well as they should for the hard-to-reach spots. The XHose’s lightweight, flexible design ensures that all of your hosing applications can be completed with newfound ease.
The XHose is perfect for anyone who does frequent watering, or even for physically challenged people who require additional assistance with chores.
Although common garden hose accessories can be used with the XHose, the XHose has special hose nozzles and other accessories available for separate purchase.
The XHose is available in four lengths: 25 feet, 50 feet, 75 feet, and 100 feet, which costs $19.95 plus an additional $6.95 for shipping and handling, $39.95 + $7.95, $49.95 + $8.95, and $59.95 + $9.95 respectively. If you’re not completely satisfied, the manufacturer provides a 90 day money back guarantee on your purchase when purchased from their official website.