Wednesday, June 5, 2013
When we were in Lancaster County last month for plant buying weekend, we were standing in line at one of the big nurseries there looking at these Pocket Hoses that were on display. The cashier chimed in and said she had bought one and it was so fantastic. Well, we had just been talking about how hoses are such a hassle, so heavy and unwieldy with their kinks and tangles, so we all fell for her endorsement, and each of us bought a Pocket Hose. Of course this was worth a try! Only $19.99!
Last week I finally tried the hose out and I have to say I was underwhelmed, to say the least. First, all the connections are cheap plastic and it immediately started to leak at the faucet end and at the end where I attached a spray nozzle. It's kind of weird when the water starts to flow through and it expands and straightens out. It is lightweight, and it's nice to be able to just scrunch it up when you are done and put it in a corner or in a pot. But it's not very efficient when when water is spraying out of both ends. And as I read reviews online, it seems they tend to burst after using a few times. Oh well, back to the regular hose. Why can't someone invent the perfect hose? Anybody have a recommendation?