Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet expanding garden hose review


I’ve reviewed and used two Pocket Hoses in the past few years and have liked how they are lightweight, don’t take up that much space, and are so much easier to move from place to place compared to traditional rubber garden hoses. The only problem with the Pocket Hoses that I’ve used in the past is that they don’t hold up for more than a year or so before they fail for some reason or another. The latest Pocket Hose that has been sent to me is the Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet expanding garden hose. Weird name, yes. But is it sturdier than past Pocket Hoses? Let’s take a look.

What is it?

The Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet is an expanding water hose that has a cloth-like outer casing and brass fittings on the ends. This particular hose even comes with a removable brass spray nozzle.

Design and features

I was sent the 50-foot long version of this hose. The Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet is also available in lengths of 75 and 100 feet.

The only way I know of to describe the outer casing of this hose is that it is made of a heavy black knitted material that feels really strong, but stretchy. The covering does not have any seams that can tear or pop open from water pressure.

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On each end of the hose is a brass fitting with a thick rubber strain relief sleeve.

The Top Brass Bullet hose also comes with a removable brass nozzle that has 3 spray options from a fine pinpoint to a fine miss and a full power spray.

Of course, if you prefer a nozzle with a squeeze grip, you can remove the freebie nozzle and add your own.

See it in action

Final thoughts

We’ve only been using this hose for a couple weeks, so this is more of an overview than a real review. That said, so far, the Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet looks and feels like a higher quality hose than the other expanding hoses that I’ve reviewed.

I’ll do a review update after a full season of using the hose, but if my hunch is right, I think this hose will still be going strong when it comes time to store it for the winter later in the fall.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by BulbHead. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.

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Product Information

Price:$29.99
Manufacturer:BulbHead
Pros:
  • Doesn't get kinked
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with a removable nozzle
Cons:
  • None
5 comments… add one
  • DStaal May 26, 2017, 3:46 pm

    The knitted cloth cover might help – but the basic problem is that the stuff that makes the hoses stiff and non-collapsible is the the weatherproofing. So to make it last without that is a problem.

  • Maggi Fuller May 29, 2017, 9:13 am

    Reviews of these hoses in general are negative, but mainly due to the fact that they do not expand to anywhere near the length they are supposed to! I will be interested to hear how this one performs, particularly in this respect. The weatherproofing too, though I would not leave it outside in winter.

  • Peckio Nicholas J. May 29, 2017, 7:06 pm

    last time these came out i liked them but broke 2 soon after ownership.#2 was a warranty replacement.
    i think there was a class action lawsuit?

  • Christopher Michael Tiboni June 11, 2017, 11:51 am

    I bought this product from Ralphs in Lake Forest, CA on 6/10/17. I returned it 45 min later. It ruptured on me after only 15 min of use. WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK! I posted a video om Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TBone758

    • Julie Strietelmeier June 11, 2017, 4:22 pm

      So far the one I reviewed is working fine. We replaced the included nozzle with a much better one though.

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