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Pocket Hose Top Brass II Review

When it comes to working in the garden there’s nothing I dislike more than dealing with those heavy green hoses. Between the tendency to tangle up and the weight they’re more hassle than they are worth. Plants need to be watered though, so I am usually in the market for watering alternatives.

Pocket Hose

I was sent the Pocket Hose Top Brass II (for review purposes) last week and just got around to trying it. Yes, that’s a hose in that little container above! The package is lightweight, unlike the traditional hoses that seem to weigh a ton. This is an¬†expandable and retracting hose which means it takes up a lot less space than those heavy, green hoses you are used to.

Pocket Hose Top Brass II

As I do with most of my reviews I did a Google search to see what the buzz was around this hose. I was a little shocked to find most reviews were negative, but then I realized those were for the Pocket Hose, not this new and improved version.

The¬†Pocket Hose Top Brass II is an improved form of its predecessor. It is made stronger to prevent the leaks and bursts that occurred with the earlier version of Pocket Hose. It also features improved connectors¬†so you aren’t wasting water while using the hose.

Pocket Hose Top Brass II

The key feature of the¬†Pocket Hose Top Brass II is like it’s tagline¬†says; it’s the hose that grows. When you turn the water on the hose puffs up and expands and when the water is off it shrinks back to its lightweight, portable size.

The latter is important since it’s suggested to keep the hose store when it’s not in use. It’s compact size makes it easy to keep it out of sight until you need to use it.

Pocket Hose Top Brass II

Pocket Hose Top Brass II comes equipped with an adjustable brass nozzle If you prefer to use your own nozzle that’s possible, but you don’t need your own to. You can adjust the stream from a light trickle to a fine mist or steady burst. You won’t get a large output with this nozzle, but it’s great for watering the garden or other light uses.

One of my favorite things about the hose isn’t it’s functionality, but the appearance. It’s not the same ugly green hose you’ve had in your backyard for years. Instead it’s actually pleasing to the eye. The wooden accents on the brass connectors are a nice touch and for that reason I wish I could leave it out all the time.

Pocket Hose Top Brass II

The Pocket Hose Top Brass II is available in three sizes: 50 ft, 75 ft, and 100 ft with prices starting at $29.99. You can find the Pocket Hose Top Brass II at many  retailers including the main one, BulbHead.com.

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  1. We keep eyeballing a hose like this for hooking up our camper with – compact matters with a little tin can like ours. Having to pack it after every use is a non issue also since we do that anyway with the camper.

  2. I’ve seen this thing on TV so much! I’m always hesitant to try one of those products because they seem too good to be true. I’ve never had a use for a hose, but now that I’m moving into a house soon, I will!

  3. I’ve always wanted to try one of those pocket hoses. We have a smallish yard and little boys that tend to run and trip over things that aren’t put away. This would be an easy solution for us!

  4. The new and improved version I will have to try. I did have the old version and loved it til it burst.This new version I will have to try.

  5. My husband is in charge of all of the watering on our property and he is constantly complaining about crappy hoses so he would be interested int his article. I will definitely be sending this his way.

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Amber is a 30 something country girl who is a habitual optimist, animal lover, reluctant foodie, and adventure seeker.