What Is Pocket Hose Silver Bullet?

By Mary Ivanov
HighYa Staff
Published on: May 13, 2019

The Pocket Hose Silver Bullet is a “hassle-free,” lightweight hose for gardening, RV’s and/or boats that expands into a “super-size hose” as the water pressure increases, then puts itself away once the water gets shut off.

The outer casing is made of a flexible metal “bullet shell” for easy maneuverability to get around a garden or boat without catching on things, as is often the case with standard hoses. The aluminum connectors claim to make the Pocket Hose Silver Bullet sturdy and leak-proof.

The Silver Bullet is a newer hose from BulbHead, a more than 30-year-old company, under the larger Telebrands company. Founded by CEO A.J. Khubani, it has over 100,000 retail stores carrying the products it generates, ranging from home improvement to personal care and everything in between.

BulbHead claims to offer practical solutions for issues you may encounter every day, by showing how functional their products are.

Let’s examine the claims of the Pocket Hose Silver Bullet in offering an effective alternative to a standard hose, if it endures the wear and tear of seasonal use, and how it compares to other flexible hoses.

How Pocket Hose Silver Bullet Works

The Pocket Hose Silver Bullet, by BulbHead, works much like a regular water hose, where you simply attach the connector to a water faucet and turn on the water. After the water is on, you have to wait for the hose to expand into its full size, at which point it uncoils itself on its own.

The hose’s outer material is made of what the website calls a seamless “bullet case shell” that protects the hose from getting caught on anything, and prevents overall wear-and-tear. Also, the hose’s inner tubing is designed to keep the hose from getting tangled.

The Pocket Hose has different lengths available for purchase, depending on your needs, starting with a 25-foot hose and up to a 100-foot hose.

Once the water is turned on you use the adjustable spray nozzle to direct either a stronger or lighter pressure of water onto any surface that needs it.

After you are finished cleaning up or watering your garden, you simply turn off the water source and the Pocket Hose Silver Bullet then retracts itself back into its original, easy-to-carry size. Make sure to drain out excess water from the hose before putting it away.

How Much Does The Pocket Hose Silver Bullet Cost and What Is the Return Policy?

The Pocket Hose Silver Bullet is available to purchase directly through their website, www.silverbullethose.com where the prices range from $19.99 to $49.99 for a single hose.

It is available online through Amazon, and also available from Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Target.

However, only the official website carries an additional discount if you want to purchase more than one hose. The pricing was as follows for a single Silver Bullet Hose:

  • $19.99 for a 25-foot hose
  • $29.99 for a 50-foot hose
  • $39.99 for a 75-foot hose
  • $49.99 for a 100-foot hose

If you buy one Silver Bullet Hose directly from the website, you get an exclusive discount on the second hose, up to 45% off, which comes to:

  • $12.99 for the 25-foot hose (35% discount)
  • $16.99 for the 50-foot hose (45% discount
  • $29.99 for the 75-foot hose (25% discount)
  • $36.99 for the 100-foot hose (25% discount)

Shipping & handling is $7.99.

BulbHead offers a 30-day return policy if you are not 100-percent satisfied with the product. There is a return address that comes with the packing slip, and it is recommended to return via UPS ground, FedEx ground or USPS Priority mail, so the package can be tracked.

There are also three steps that need to be followed when processing a return, which need to be sent in with the item(s):

  • Your order number and/or name and billing information
  • A statement for why you are returning the item
  • Your preference for either a refund or a replacement

When you order the Silver Bullet Hose it comes with a free bullseye turbo nozzle, which allows you to adjust the water pressure by twisting the nozzle and can be removed if needed.

How The Pocket Hose Silver Bullet Compares To Other Flexible Hoses

There are a few options when it comes to buying a retractable hose similar to the Pocket Hose.

One such hose is the Nifty Grower 100-ft. Garden Hose, an expanding and retracting, durable fabric hose which comes with a storage bag, for $56.99.

It has a double-latex core on the inside of the polyester fabric, which is tough and malleable, and prevents breaking, the company says.

The Nifty Grower also includes four brass fittings which help seal in the water and prevent leakage, and doesn’t rust, it claims.

However, we spoke with a local Home Depot associate who said that “brass is a great metal” but that “it does eventually rust.” Whereas, aluminum is, “rust-proof and always better.”

On Amazon, the reviewers give it a 4.2-star rating, with common phrases being, an “easy to use” “high quality” hose that is “long enough,” at 100 feet. It retracts to one-third of its size when the water is drained out of the hose.

Another option is the Flexi Hose Upgraded Expandable 50-foot garden hose which has a non-leaking, sturdy on/off valve, for $32.99. It starts off at 17 feet long and expands up to 50 feet.

Made from a material that keeps the kinks out of the hose, it can endure water pressure up to 12 bars, and high temperatures going up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

The reviews on Amazon give it a 4.4-star rating and say that it is a “lightweight” “easy to use,” “great hose.”

The Pocket Hose Silver Bullet is rated at 3.7 stars from Home Depot customers, with no reviews yet available on Amazon. Some positive feedback stated that the hose was easy to store and didn’t take up a lot of space, and that it was convenient to use for simple tasks like watering flowers in the garden.

On the negative spectrum, consumers complained that the nozzle provided with the purchase didn’t give sufficient pressure for bigger jobs like washing a car or the siding on a house.

Also, many customers reported that, under the exchange policy, they would receive multiple new hoses since the hose would not last a long time and would sometimes burst or develop a leak.

All these retractable hoses claim to be a great alternative to basic rubber hoses. They are lighter in weight and easy to maneuver around the outdoors, your boat or RV. The prices vary, but, overall, remain between $20-$60.

The Bottom Line

After examining the Pocket Hose Silver Bullet and its claim to be a flexible, sturdy and lightweight hose, we think it is a good option for lighter jobs like watering your garden.

The competing hoses we explored offered a good perspective on what is available, like the Flexi Hose Upgraded Expandable 50-foot garden hose and the Nifty Grower 100-foot Garden Hose. They both sold for around the same cost as the Pocket Hose and achieve a similar goal of an easily carried, multi-purpose retractable hose.

Some consumers seemed pleased overall with the Silver Bullet Hose, while others complained that it did not last long at all.

If you need a handy, easily stored hose, we recommend getting the Pocket Hose Silver Bullet and using it on uncomplicated jobs, like watering plants. If you need to tackle larger jobs, such as washing a car or cleaning your home’s siding, we would advise looking at a hose that is more durable.

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  • Rubbish

    • By Tony M.,
    • Lancaster, KY,
    • Nov 14, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I bought two 50' hoses. The first one literally exploded after 3 to 4 minutes. I asked for a replacement which I was supplied, thankfully. Within two months the second hose sprang a large leak - these hoses cannot be repaired. I am now on the third hose and I will never buy another again, they are made with poor quality.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Silver Bullet 50 ft hose

    • By Freya L.,
    • Nashville, TN,
    • Apr 24, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    The first problem with the Silver Bullet 50 ft pocket hose was that the spray nozzle leaked. I had to put an old one on so it wouldn't leak. Then, fully expanded it reached only 30 ft. I paid $30 for a dud product. Very disappointing.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Do not waste your money

    • By Richard I.,
    • Florida,
    • Apr 28, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    They do not last very long. Company no longer offers a one year warranty due to so many claims against the product. Company now only offers a 30-DAY WARRANTY for obvious reasons. A great idea but not worth the frustration of having to file a claim, pay for postage, and shipping again only to have the same problem, and that is if the hose fails within the 30 days. After the 30 days, you are out of luck. Save your money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


    • By Lynne B.,
    • Henderson, NV,
    • May 11, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I received 2 hoses...neither one winds itself up. It is lightweight, which is nice. Not like the regular hoses we've been used to all these years.

    It does not retract at all!


    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Sorry, junk

    • By Walter S.,
    • Wilmington, NC,
    • May 20, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Only had the two hoses for one week and both have two leak spraying water everywhere. Two leaks in each hose in a week and you advertise no leaks. It is time to change the advertising also.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Poor quality

    • By Larry W.,
    • Georgia,
    • May 28, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Bought a 50 ft. Silver Bullet from Home Depot. After two uses (watering plants), it sprung a leak in the middle of the hose.

    Returned it to HD and got one as a replacement. It leaked in the middle after three uses.

    My advice: Don't waste your time and money on this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Piece of crap

    • By Mary W.,
    • Pennsylvania,
    • Jun 1, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    I bought this hose about a month ago, used it 3 times and the third time, it sprung a leak.

    Definitely false advertising, do not waste your money.

    Pros and Cons:

    • No “pros” were specified in this review
    • False advertising
    • Crappy product
    • Waste of money

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Junk!

    • By Gary S.,
    • Valparaiso, FL,
    • Jun 2, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    Do not waste your time purchasing, poor quality. Put your $20 towards a decent hose. Hose will not last very disappointed. Looks good on TV, would love it to work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Sprung a leak in TWO 75ft Pocket hoses

    • By Alex H.,
    • North Carolina,
    • Jun 5, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: 3–6 months
    Overall Experience:

    I've owned two 75ft pocket hose silver bullets and they both are broken. I had neither one more than two months. Bought because of the one year warranty I'd read about and then looking at both boxes neither provides it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Piece of overpriced garbage

    • By Joe B.,
    • Suffern, NY,
    • Jun 9, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    First off, the hose doesn't shrink back, not even half the length. I spent over 60 bucks on a 50-foot and 75-foot hose. I got the 50-foot at Home Depot and the next day got the longer one from my local Ace. I used the first one once without any issues except that it didn't shrink back to compact. It was a long mess. The second time I used it, I connected it to the longer one. It sprang a leak about 15 minutes into watering my flowers. I took a pic. I don't expect it to last years but I thought I could get at least one season out of it, and it's expensive. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON IT.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Media hype
    • The website navigates to sales. No contact info choice for customer service except for placing orders.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Not worth a thing

    • By Kris K.,
    • Arizona,
    • Jun 17, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    • Length of Use: 3–6 months
    Overall Experience:

    We had the Silver Bullet for one week and it never shrank when the water was turned off. The nozzle was the hardest thing to turn on and off and it blows up while I was using it. It is not worth the money I paid for it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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