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It’s been some time since I reviewed the Bathmate Hydromax 7. To my great delight, Bathmate got in touch to send me their Bathmate HydroXtreme (formally Bathmate Hydromax Xtreme). They sent me the product for free in return for a non-biased review.
Looking for an honest Bathmate review? This is it. I tested the HydroXtreme for two months. While it is a great pump, it isn’t perfect. I’ll explain why further on.
Table Of Contents
This review is about the standard HydroXtreme 7 kit. So let’s start with what’s included with it:
- Bathmate HydroXtreme 7 Penis Pump
- Hand pump and attaching pipe
- Comfort pad
- Penis measuring ruler
- Shower strap
- Small towel
- Cleaning kit
- Large black fabric case
- Small samples of cleaning and jelquing fluid
As I pulled everything out, I kept saying “wow” to my partner Eve. I didn’t realise that the HydroXtreme comes with so much. Before this, I had only tested the HydroMax which doesn’t include nearly as much.
Note about a more premium option
Shortly after I finished this 2 month test, Bathmate released another more premium package to the version I tested. It is known as the Ultimate Male Kit and with that you also get:
- Body hair trimming kit
- HydroVibe (separate review here)
- Several special cock rings
- Bigger pots of cleaning fluid etc
- A guidebook
- An even better case to keep it all in
This is just for your info because this article is about the standard kit listed earlier. Anyway, back to the review.
The shipping process
Score: 9 / 10
Reviewer: Adam RougeSkip to full score summary
Like when I bought the Hydromax awhile back, the shipping of the HydroXtreme was rapid. It arrived in discrete packaging, which is a good thing because my next-door neighbour received the parcel for me. He had no idea there was a penis pump in it (thank god). Inside the discrete box, was another box with bold graphic design and branding from Bathmate. I pulled out a black fabric case and took a few moments to admire it before looking inside.
Bathmate offers a 60 day, no questions money back guarantee. This means after you receive the pump, you have two whole months to make your mind up as to whether you keep it. This is the reason that my Bathmate before and after results are two months apart. I do 2 month tests to give you an example of what gains you can potentially get in that time.
All of the accessories included with the HydroXtreme are very useful. The padlock ensures your friends and family won’t discover your penis pump. The cleaning kit is essential so that you avoid penis infections after using a dirty pump (trust me, it sucks when that happens). That little towel is also quite useful. Why? Because you will be spending more time in the shower than usual. Having a small towel to dry your hand before using your phone will actually be very useful. I’ll talk about the hand pump later on, because it deserves its own section.
The comfort pad that comes with the HydroXtreme actually seals against my body (Hydromax’s rarely would). The comfort pad makes pressing the pumps against your body more comfortable. Personally, I don’t use them after I first test them because it gives me one less thing to clean! With the hand-pump attached, the Hydroxtreme is comfortable enough on its own too.
The accessories are all great (incl. the new shower strap) but I believe the ruler could be better. The unfortunate thing about the ruler is that the zero measurement isn’t at the very edge. Therefore when measuring my penis with the ruler I have to add about half an inch to the size, which isn’t ideal. I don’t like doing maths in the shower! It would be far better if the zero line began at the very end of the ruler (right on the edge).
There is one thing that Bathmate should consider adding to their already impressive range of accessories with the Xtreme. A timer. It would be really great to have a timer suitable for use in a wet environment. Using my phone to time sessions while also trying not to splash it with water is a pain in the ass.
Bathmate Pump sizes
My pump size is the HydroXtreme 7 (for users with 5 – 7 inch penises). The HydroXtreme comes in five sizes. There may also be a micro-penis sized pump in certain countries. You need to use Bathmate’s size guidelines at Bathmate Direct to decide which size is best for you. They also give info on how to measure your penis.
The HydroXtreme comes in the following sizes, helpfully illustrated by the use of carrots:
Each pump size is a different price. The prices are listed at the end of this review (click here to skip to them).
HydroXtreme’s Hand Pump
Really, it is the hand pump on the Bathmate HydroXtreme that makes it stand out from all other water pumps. If you have used other bellows pumps against your body, like the Hydromax or Penomet, then you’ll know they can be uncomfortable. With a hand pump, the pumping process is far more efficient.
In my Hydromax review, I wrote about how much of a pain in the ass it was to get used to it. I kept accidentally spilling the water out and causing myself pain. With the HydroXtreme, I never have any discomfort and can create a vacuum more rapidly. The Bathmate HydroXtreme is by far the most comfortable bellows penis pump I have used. This is because the hand pump makes pressing it against my body unnecessary.
The hand pump can be attached in two different ways:
Can you use the Hydromax without water? Yes you can!
Sure, the Hydromax and Penomet claim to be usable outside of water. Yet in practice, those pumps don’t do air pumping well. The hand pump on the HydroXtreme makes pumping without water far easier.
Sometimes I use the pump while in bed and find it very easy with the hand pump. This enabled me to be far more regular with my pumping which is crucial. As with people who do physical exercise, consistency is everything. If you can’t stay consistent then your results won’t be as good. I still take breaks every now and again from pumping. But yeah, being able to pump outside of the shower is a big bonus for me.
The Handpump is unique to the Bathmate HydroXtreme
You cannot buy the hand pump separately. Even if you can, it will fit neither the Hydromax or Hydro pumps. This is because the HydroXtreme’s valve is designed specifically for the pipe attachment. As far as I know, there is no other water pump that you can get with a hand pump.
Sealing pump to body
Sealing water-based penis pumps against your body can sometimes be a pain. When using the Hydromax and Penomet I’d often spill the water out before creating a seal.
The seal on the HydroXtreme was more reliable. The only time water would leak from the seal against my skin would be if I moved around a lot (like walking out of the shower etc). This is again thanks to the hand pump, because it makes sealing the pump quicker and more efficient.
What I dislike about the HydroXtreme
What I disliked most was releasing pressure from the valve after sessions. The Bathmate HydroXtreme is designed to release pressure too quickly for my liking. I think this is deliberate, because if someone is in pain then they’ll want to release the vacuum very quickly.
Why would you want to release pressure slowly? Because that’s the way to avoid bruising my friend! Yes, if you release pressure quickly from your pump all the time then you you risk bruising your penis. So try to always release the vacuum over several minutes.
There is no pressure gauge
Like all other water based pumps, the HydroXtreme doesn’t come with a pressure gauge. This means you are accepting some level of risk by using it. The Bathmate HydroXtreme is the most powerful penis pump in the world, so it’s a shame they didn’t include a gauge for the vacuum.
The ruler on the pump is useless
Putting a ruler on the side of a bellows pump is pointless. Yet all the companies do it. A bellows pump by nature changes length when the silicon compresses against your body. Therefore these rulers can’t ever be relied upon.
You should use the external ruler to measure yourself while using the pump instead.
Other things you may not like about Bathmate HydroXtreme
There have been Bathmate injuries before
A lot of other reviewers are irresponsible and will tell you that it isn’t possible to injure your penis with a Bathmate pump. That’s bullshit. It is totally possible to avoid injury, however you need to use your common sense. And by that I mean:
DO NOT OVER PUMP.
The Bathmate HydroXtreme is the most powerful water penis pump you can buy. That in itself could be a negative thing depending on who you are. I have never injured myself and don’t think I ever will, however if you search online you will find people who claim that they injured themselves by over pumping. This isn’t just a Bathmate thing, it’s a penis pump thing. It’s just that this is the most powerful one.
You’re not going to break your cock in half like our poor carrot here, however you can do some serious harm to your penis if you aren’t careful. All Bathmate pumps are designed to reach safe maximum pressure ranges. Yet that doesn’t mean you can go straight to maximum pressure.
To use this dick pump, you need to shave around your penis
One of my biggest surprises when I first started using water pumps was that I needed to shave around my penis and go for the bald look. If I don’t shave, the vacuum doesn’t seal. I didn’t particularly appreciate this at first.
Now I’m used to it and actually don’t mind. It’s easier for my partner to go down on me when I don’t have pubes. My penis also looks bigger because it isn’t partially covered by hair.
You can find some air pumps that you don’t need to shave for. I don’t recommend them because they are usually not made out of body safe materials. That’s because in order not to shave, you need a very soft and flexible rubber like material. That kind of material is almost always made of jelly, a dangerous material that is common in cheap sex toys. All Bathmate products are made of body safe plastics and silicone so you don’t need to worry with them.
Bathmate customer support is top notch
When I first started using Bathmate I bought my own Hydromax. I had many safety concerns and questions, all of which the Bathmate team responded to with the upmost respect. Let’s not forget about that 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee or the 2 year warranty that comes with every pump either. You can extend it to a lifetime warranty for a small extra cost too, which is pretty neat.
What I also like about BM is that they encourage safe pumping practices, unlike the majority of other companies. Even when I asked Bathmate privately if 2 – 5 minutes is really the maximum time I should use a pump for before taking a break, they stuck to their safety first approach. After reading one my articles on this website, a Bathmate employee even contacted me and reminded me never to overdo it with the pumping. Genuinely excellent customer service.
“After 2 months, 81% reported better erections or larger penises” – A Bathmate Survey
Let’s cut to the chase, in 2 months my Bathmate gains were:
- 0.4 inches in length
- 0.3 inches in girth
Quite impressive when considering that I’ve been using penis pumps for several years now. My most significant size gains were when I first started using pumps, so I’m very pleased with my Hydroxtreme gains. I wasn’t totally consistent either. Perhaps with more dedication I could have achieved more.
I used the pump 2 – 3 times per week for 10 minutes at each session. I entered the pump flaccid each time and on some weeks forgot to use it or only used it once.
This time I measured my penis at the end of each month rather than every time I used the pump. This is how I imagine most casual users would go about using a penis pump.
Diary entries: Bathmate HydroXtreme Gains Diary
How long should you use the HydroXtreme for?
Bathmate only recommends using the pump for 2 – 3 mintutes at a time in their user manual. So obviously you should follow their advice rather than anybody else’s.
Keep in mind that most reviewers like me have used penis pumps for several years. I was very cautious first starting out and because of that, I’ve never suffered an injury. So yeah, take it slow and stick to Bathmate’s guidelines!
How do you clean the HydroXtreme?
Cleaning the Bathmate HydroXtreme 7 is easy though because of the extra parts (hand pump etc) it takes a little more time than the Hydromax did.
You have to be sure to clean this or any other pump you use after every single use. Not just with water but also with a sex toy cleaner. Believe me, it isn’t nice to get a bacterial infection on your penis because of bad pump cleaning. I’ve had those infections several times because I didn’t clean the pump thouroughly enough. It sucks when it happens because the tip of your penis can be irritated for several days, which means time off pumping and sex. So always clean pumps thoroughly!
Bathmate sells their own cleaning product. You can use most sex toy cleaners. I had a bad one before that didn’t clean the pump properly though so be careful.
The Bathmate HydroXtreme is by far the most impressive penis pump I have used. It is comfortable, easy to use and like the Hydromax it increased the size of my penis. So does this Bathmate work? Yes it does! In two months, I gained 0.4 inches in length and 0.3 inches in girth.
Consistency is easier with the HydroXtreme
With the hand pump on the Xtreme, it is easier to use the pump outside of the shower. So it is no longer necessary for me to take long showers every time I want to pump. For me this means more consistency. I find it easier to stick to a regular routine with the Bathmate HydroXtreme than with other pumps.
As you may have read above, I didn’t keep a perfect routine. I had some breaks. It’s possible I would have had more Bathmate success had I stuck better to my routine!
It’s not perfect
As always, I wish these pumps would contain a pressure gauge instead of a useless ruler on the side. I also wish Bathmate would make releasing pressure slowly from the valve easier. I also think the external ruler needs to be improved so that the zero measure starts at the edge.
That being said, I strongly recommend the Bathmate HydroXtreme if you are shopping for a new penis pump. Don’t let the word ‘Xtreme’ scare you off. For me this pump is actually far more comfortable to use than the Hydromax (the model down from this one).
The price difference between the Hydromax and HydroXtreme is substantial. Is it worth it? Well it really depends on where your financial priorities lie. If you have the money to spend, the HydroXtreme is totally worth it. It is a joy to use and for me the difference in experience is good enough to pay that much extra. The accessory bundle is also a big bonus. As I’ve eluded to it could be improved, however I consider the Bathmate HydroXtreme the best water pump currently available.
That’s it! There is a summary of the pros and cons below as well as the full criteria I used to score the HydroXtreme. You can also find a price list below.
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Score: 9 / 10
Reviewer: Adam Rouge
Material and Design
8 / 10
10 / 10
10 / 10
9 / 10
Desire to use again in the future
9 / 10
You should buy the HydroXtreme and all other penis pumps by Bathmate from their official website. DO NOT buy the pumps from unofficial websites, because there are a lot of rip-offs around. Plus, if you buy your pump from the official website you get a 60 day money back guarantee, which is pretty damn cool in my opinion.
The prices below are for the HyrdroXtreme 7 pump because that is what I reviewed on this page. For other sizes of the same pump, the price changes slightly. Please note, I don’t update these prices – these are the prices at the time of writing.
Prices / pump sizes (USD, Sterling, Euros):
HydroXtreme5 (up to 5 inches) – $249, £169, €119
HydroXtreme7 (5 – 7 inches) – $299, £189, €219
HydroXtreme7 Wide (5 – 7 inches extra wide) – $319, £199, €249
HydroXtreme9 (7 – 9 inches) – $349, £219, €259
HydroXtreme11 (over 9 inches) – $399, £219, €259
The button above and below the table will send you to your nearest Bathmate Official Shop!
Prices last updated on: 01/05/2020
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