Have you tried a Flex~Able Hose or Pocket Hose?

love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)February 10, 2013

Recently I have seen a new type of garden hose being advertised on television. It is sold under the names Flex~Able Hose and Pocket Hose. Has anyone tried it? Thoughts? Reviews? Ratings?

Flex~Able Hose

Pocket Hose

Thanks!
Carol in Jacksonville

This post was edited by love_the_yard on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 17:25

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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

No, but what a cool idea. If anyone here tries one, I hope they will post a review.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 7:18PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Does seem like a good idea but rather expensive??
If it's seen "on TV it's got to be great??? lol gary

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 5:39AM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F

I will say two things:

1) I have learned that any rule about a hose's effectiveness goes out the window under the hot Florida sun. My expensive 'kinkless' hose developed many kinks around July of last year after the sun had time to soften it up.

2) The fact that the Flex-Able hose website tried to stop me from leaving their site when I hit the back button just set off all kinds of warning feelings inside my geeky body.

This post was edited by Leekle2ManE on Mon, Feb 11, 13 at 15:10

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 6:39AM
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writersblock

2) The fact that the Flex-Able hose website tried to stop me from leaving their site when I hit the back button just set off all kinds of warning feelings inside my geeky body.

Agree!

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 12:48PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Agree again with Leekle. Reputable companies with reliable products don't have to resort to such measures.
That said, my friend bought this hose. Her biggest complaint is a huge loss of water pressure. Since my water pressure isn't that great to begin with, I won't bother trying it.
PS. I had the same loss-of-pressure experience with a coil hose.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 3:40PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

Concept looks great. Likely to be a cheap China deal and won't last. I do a lot of hand watering so I can use up a hose. But I only pay once. Buy a lifetime from Home Depot or Lowes and when they fail bring them back. Never been a problem. Still if I could get a high quality pocket hose....

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 5:51PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I saw one in CVS. It looks really flimsy. I was wanting one when I saw the commercial! Very thin cloth material. Very expensive for just 25 ft. of hose.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 9:04PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Sure looks like a gimmick.

If anyone is interested I do have a hose that honestly has been impressive for not kinking, I've owned two of these 75 footers for five years now and I can't say anything bad about them. You know that old adage, you get what you pay for....

Tom

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 7:31PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I'm interested, Tom. Evereything I buy kinks or cracks in the heat. So since you're a zone south of me, I'd like to know what's working for you.
~Bridget

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 7:33PM
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