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DIRDT: Checking Back In With The Pocket Hose

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It's one of our most popular "Does It Really Do That" segments, the pocket hose.

There has been a lot of feedback regarding the hose, and even some questions about its use.

KDKA's Jennifer Antkowiak got some responses from the company and checked back in with the testers to see how they liked the hose.

Hahn Nursery Manager Diana Knapp and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Garden Columnist Doug Oster were all smiles when they originally helped us test the pocket hose.

Well, they're still giving the products two thumbs up.

Some of our viewers did have questions and concerns after buying the Pocket Hose, though. Some complained of leaks or drips.

The company responded by creating videos with a quick fix.

According to the infomercial: "If you are using a spray gun, here's a tip to ensure that your pocket hose works optimally and lasts for years of watering fun. All you have to do is simply unscrew this adapter, because if you're using a spray gun like this, you don't need to use this piece."

Diana hadn't taken her adapter off to attach her own sprayer, and she hasn't had any problems. But we saw that it was easy to follow what the company is suggesting for people who do have leaks.

Diana points out too that the Pocket Hose is not marketed for commercial use, but she does use it at work on gravel, weaving it around and through rough cinderblock and tender plants - giving it quite a workout.

"I use it every day and it's as nice as the day I took it out of the package a couple of months ago," she says.

"My question was always durability," said Doug. "Well, we're a couple of months into it, and I haven't heard one bad thing."

Remember, the pocket hose does come with a 100 percent money back guarantee, and its website features a toll free customer service number if you have any other questions or concerns.

To give you another idea of how popular these things are the company says 10 million Pocket Hoses have already been sold. They're available online and in many stores for around $20.

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