Dap XHose Pro is an expandable hose which has been advertised on television since 2013. Read our Dap XHose Pro reviews from editors and readers.
About Dap XHose Pro
Dap XHose Pro is one of several expandable hoses which has been advertised on television over the past few years. The official website is xhosepro.com, which was registered in July 2012. The product is made in China.
Below is a screen capture of the official website, taken in March 2014. As of February 2015, the website looks essentially the same as it did then, although it now sports a “new and improved” symbol.
How much does Dap XHose Pro cost?
The cost breakdown of the XHose Pro is:
- 25-foot hose: $29.95 plus $8.95 shipping. Grand total: $38.90.
- 50-foot hose: $49.95 plus $9.95 shipping. Grand total: $59.90.
- 75-foot hose: $69.95 plus $10.95 shipping. Grand total: $80.90
If you want a second “free” hose for additional shipping, you will double the shipping cost, which breaks down in the following manner:
- Two 25-foot hoses: $29.95 plus $17.90. Grand total: $47.85.
- Two 50-foot hoses: $49.95 plus $19.90. Grand total: $69.85.
- Two 75-foot hoses: $69.95 plus $21.90. Grand total: $91.85.
Below is a television commercial for Dap XHose Pro:
Transcript of the television commercial above:
Are you confused by all the expanding hoses on the market? Don’t be fooled by imitations. Hi, I’m Michael Berardi. I’m the inventor of the XHose, the original blue expanding hose. In fact, I’ve been awarded two US Patents for my invention. My XHose it the only patented expanding hose on the market, and it bears the trusted DAP product’s name. Now I’m very proud to introduce my new DAP XHose Pro, with solid brass fittings, a wider three-quarter inch diameter, and constructed from even stronger materials. Works like my original XHose. Just turn the water on and my XHose Pro automatically expands and expands and expands as you effortlessly guide it to where you need to go. And when you’re finished, my XHose Pro will automatically follow you back and contract for easy storage. My Dap XHose Pro is great for home owners and professionals.
“I own a mobile detailing company and this hose saves me a lot time and energy on my job. It never kinks, it’s super lightweight, and hardly takes up any space in my trailer.”
This 50-foot three-quarter inch rubber hose weighs over 11 pounds. My 50-foot three-quarter inch XHose Pro weighs only about two pounds.
My Dap XHose Pro is actually made from a tough multi-layered expandable inner hose and a folded outer covering made from durable super strong webbing. Because of its patented design, my XHose Pro will never kink. Get my Dap XHose Pro for only $29.95, but call right now and get a second XHose Pro free. Just pay processing and handling. My Dap XHose Pro also comes with a lifetime quality guarantee. If it ever fails, just return it for a free replacement. Durable solid brass fittings, super strong material, strong enough to pull an SUV. Three-quarter inch diameter for a powerful spray, and incredibly light. So call now. I promise you’ll love it.
Our Dap XHose Pro Review
The expandable hose market has been a crowded field over the past few years with such offerings as the Pocket Hose, Flex-Able Hose, and XHose all vying for consumer attention. These products tend to advertise heavily in the spring and summer, and go somewhat dormant during the winter months.
Dap XHose Pro supposedly addresses many of the problems (namely bursting under pressure) with other expandable hoses by highlighting their brass fittings – shown being struck by a hammer in the television ad.
Despite their assurances of its superior quality, we found the Dap XHose Pro suffers from the same problems as its competitors, and we experienced leakages and breaks after only minimal use. Although they advertise the brass fittings as a solution to problems experienced by other hoses, our 50-foot XHose Pro split in the center on the second use – a problem unrelated to their touted brass fittings.
Keep in mind that some positive reviews of this product found online are based on only one use, which may not be sufficient expose the weaknesses of the product.
Those who have attempted to hold the company to their lifetime warranty have been surprised to find that they must pay to ship the hose back, in addition to a shipping and handling fee for a replacement.
Other XHose Pro Reviews
- Amazon. On Amazon, as of this writing, the XHose receives a 1.5 star rating with over 350 reviews.
- Freakin’ Reviews describes the product as “disappointing.”
- AdFibs describes some of the XHose Pro adverting as “deceptive.”
As with many other As Seen on TV products, the Dap XHose Pro is a clever idea which is poorly implemented. If you insist on purchasing one, we recommend buying it locally to avoid shipping delays and charges. This will also make the return process easier and less costly.
Your Dap XHose Pro Review
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Updated February 11, 2015
Originally published March 2014