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Xhose and other expandable hoses

Xhose and expandable hoses: top picks

By Adelaide Gray

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Expandable hoses are easy to store and don't kink. We tried out a number of different models including the Xhose, to see which is best. 

To guide you to the best expandable hoses, we tried out five top-selling expandable hoses from big brands including Xhose, Magic Hose and Stretch Hose, and uncovered big differences between how well the different hoses worked. 

We carried out a range of checks and assessments, including using each hose with high and low water pressure to see how well it expanded.

Expandable hoses: our verdict

We've rounded up the five expandable hoses we tried out in the table below, picking out our favourite, along with those that failed to impress us. Keep reading for more information on the models, or log in to unlock our full verdicts in the table below. If you're not yet a Which? member, take a £1 trial subscription to get instant access to this and all our other product reviews.

Expandable hoses compared
  Product Type Price for 30m Spray nozzle included Overview

Green blade spiral hose

Green Blade Coil Hose Coil £12 Y

The Coil Hose from Green Blade is a spiral-shaped hose that can be pulled out to 30m. It's an alternative to an Xhose-style expandable hose, but is it as convenient? 

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Magic hose

Magic Hose Expandable £23 Y

The Magic Hose is only £23 for a 30m hose and at 0.4kg it's incredibly light. But can this tiny hose really compete against its more expensive and larger rivals? 

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Stretch hose

Stretch Hose Expandable £50 Y

The Stretch Hose is very similar to the Xhose but is bright orange and comes with a spray nozzle as a welcome extra. But did this version impress our experts?

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Pampered gardens stretch hose

Pampered Garden WonderHose Expandable £60 Y

The WonderHose is the most expensive expandable hose we tested and comes with a robust spray nozzle. But is it worth paying the extra? 

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Xhose

Xhose Expandable £50 N

Xhose is the biggest brand of expandable hoses. This version comes with two tap adaptors but no spray nozzle. So it is worth staying with the big brands?

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