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Flex-Able Hose Reviews: Does it Work? (March 2015 Update)

Flex-Able Hose Reviews: Does it Work? (March 2015 Update)

Have you seen the TV ads for the Flex-Able garden hose? Here is our Flex-Able Hose review, product info, and reader comments.

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About Flex-Able Hose

Flex-Able Hose is advertised as superior to regular garden hoses because it saves space, doesn’t tangle, and weighs less than a pound. Advertised as “the incredible expanding green hose, ” it is available in 4 sizes.

The official product website is flexablehose.com, which was registered on June 15, 2012.

Flex-Able Hose Cost

4 sizes are available, each with slightly more expensive shipping costs. A 7-way spray nozzle is included with each hose purchased. The cost  of the hoses are as follows:

  • 25-foot: $19.95 + $7.99 P&H = $27.94
  • 50-foot: $29.95 + $8.99 P&H = $38.94
  • 75-foot: $39.95 + $9.99 P&H = $49.94
  • 100-foot: 49.95 + $10.99 P&H = $60.94

Note that the prices above have remained unchanged from 2013 through 2015.

There is also a “buy 1, get one for shipping cost” offer, which incurs additional shipping costs per hose.

Buy Locally

Because the Flex-Able Hose is now available in stores, it is better to purchase one locally to avoid shipping charges and delays. It also facilitates the return process, if needed.

flex-able hose website 2015

This is the Flex-Able Hose website in March 2015.

Our Flex-Able Hose Review

We found the Flex-Able Hose to be leaky and poorly made. We tried out three hoses, and the plastic broke on two of them after only a couple of uses. The third hose leaked badly and finally “exploded” at the connection. Only one hose worked for more than a week, and it was OK at best while it worked.

In 2013 we talked to a manager of the store where we purchased ours, and he told us there is a “high rate of returns” on these hoses available in his “As Seen on TV” section.

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If you absolutely must try one, pick one up locally so you don’t have to wait a month to receive it, and the return process (if any) may be much easier.

Bottom Line

The Flex-Able hose is great idea, but we couldn’t get one to work for more than a week. All three hoses either broke or leaked. Between shoddy construction and slow shipping, this product is not recommended.

The Flex-Able Hose is a good idea, but terribly executed. Ironcially, a competing product, the Dap XHose Pro advertises itself as a hose which addresses many of the complaints we found with the Flex-Able Hose – yet it too yielded many of the problems.

Your Turn

Have you had any experience with the Flex-Able Hose? Let us hear from you in the comments below.

Updated March 9, 2015
Originally published May 2013

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