Reviews and complaints about the Xhose expanding hose can be found on the websites of numerous retailers, including Target, Home Depot and Amazon.com. Several media outlets, such as The Oregonian newspaper and WHNT News 19 TV in Huntsville, Alabama, have also reviewed the Xhose.
The Xhose has generally received mostly negative reviews from customers, as it has only a two-star rating at Target.com, HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com. Many of the reviews report issues with the hose's inner tube becoming disconnected from the plastic fittings with only a minimal amount of water pressure. Other customers report the hose simply exploding, sometimes the very first time it was used. Still, not all reviews are entirely negative, as some customers are fully satisfied and have let five-star reviews. Some of the positive reviews state that the Xhose to be more convenient than a standard garden hose.
When WHNT News 19 TV tested the Xhose in 2012, the plastic fitting that screws on to the faucet cracked the first time it was used. The Oregonian's 2012 review of the Xhose was slightly more positive and noted that the hose worked just as advertised. Still, the review also notes that the price of the Xhose was too high to justify the added convenience.