About Big Boss Aqua Stream
Big Boss Aqua Stream claims to be a self-draining, ultra lightweight garden hose that won’t twist, freeze, tangle or kink and can be used all year round. They say it automatically expands to 3/4” for a more powerful spray, and then drains and collapses back to its original shape in seconds.
Big Boss Aqua Stream is another product by Emson, a NYC-based direct marketing company in business since 1946. They are not accredited by the BBB, but they receive an A+ rating because of a prompt response to their very few customer complaints. (Currently, the Aqua Stream is only available to Canadian consumers.)
How BIg Boss Aqua Stream Works
Big Boss Aqua Stream appears to be a 25 ft. long flat clear plastic hose that they say weighs under 2 lbs and has solid brass fittings; they state it contains an inner expandable hose and a folded outer webbed covering. To use Aqua Stream, attach instead of your normal garden hose.
They claim once water is running through the Aqua Stream, its polyurethane materials stretch the diameter up to 3/4” as you increase water pressure. They tout its high-flow spray can easily reach 2nd floor windows but also gently water the flowers. When you turn off Big Boss Aqua Stream, they claim the hose is self-draining and shrinks back to its compact size.
They boast Big Boss Aqua Stream is freeze-resistant so you can use all year, even in -10 degrees. They suggest this makes it perfect for making a backyard ice skating rink (this is Canada, remember) as well as removing salt from cars or filling hot tubs. They add it’s better for drinking water than a regular hose because sunlight penetrates the clear coating, helping to control bacteria.
When done with the Aqua Stream, they say unlike bulky regular hoses, it is compact and can be rolled up onto any wall-mounted reel or portable cart and is perfect for storing in small spaces on RVs or boats.
Big Boss Aqua Stream includes:
- Big Boss Aqua Stream hose (25 ft.)
- 8-way spray nozzle
- 2nd Aqua Stream and nozzle “free” (pay extra S & H)
- 10 year warranty
BIg Boss Aqua Stream Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
Big Boss Aqua Stream with nozzle sells for $19.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling on their website for a total of $26.90. If you would like a second Aqua Stream, they say they will send it with another nozzle “free” but you have to pay an additional $6.95 in handling. You can try the hose for 30 days, and if you are unsatisfied within that time frame, they say you can return it for the retail price (they will keep the S & H and you have to pay to ship it back.) In addition, they claim the Aqua Stream is backed by a 10 year warranty; they say to contact customer service should you have any problems with the hose in the next decade and they will send a replacement (but you have to pay to ship the defective hose back.)
3 out 4 people found this review helpful
Bad product and bad service.
The hose broke immediately during the first time. It is sold for $20 and I have to pay $25 in delivery fees just to return it. They make it difficult to return and they even offer a 10 year warranty. Yeah, right. It's better to just buy a different unit than try and return this one.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend