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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Built for daily, heavy-duty use
Outer lining protects hose from rips
Includes brass spray nozzle with three adjustable settings
New Solar Stripe Shield protects hose from damaging UV rays, extending its life
Must be stored after each use for optimal performance