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Comparison: Bathmate Hydromax vs Bathmate HydroXtreme

Bathmate Hydromax vs HydroXtreme

This is a comparison between my two favourite penis pumps. The Bathmate Hydromax was the first water pump I ever tested and the HydroXtreme was the third. Overall I can tell you very quickly that the HydroXtreme is the best pump out of the two (I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you). However let’s go into more detail so that you can see the reasons behind this and I’ll also go into value for money and whether the savings you make by buying a HydroMax are worth giving up some of the luxuries of the HydroXtreme.

You can read my full review of the HydroMax here and my full review of the HydroXtreme here. Both reviews included 2 month long tests of each device, so I really know these devices and am aware of their strengths and weaknesses.

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Penis Gains: Bathmate Hydromax v HydroXtreme

Penis size in carrots

Yes this is an exaggeration. One has to work with the carrots one is given.

According to a Bathmate Survey, “after 2 months 81% of users reported better erections or larger penises”. So it shouldn’t surprise us that both penis pumps work very well. For me personally it was both my erection quality and the size of my penis that improved. I’m not talking about magic results as some websites claim… for me the size increases were under one inch after each 2 month test. However I was personally happy with those increases. Websites that claim magic results only increase the risk of injury by encouraging users to pump too aggressively with unrealistic expectations. Spoiler alert.. you’ll just hurt yourself if you over pump – see the downsides of water based pumps for more info on that.

If you measure 5 inches you won’t ever be 9 inches or something crazy like that. However it’s reasonable to assume that using either device regularly could increase the size of your penis or at least improve your erection quality (and as we all know.. better erections = bigger penises).

If you want to read more about the length and girth increases I had you can read about them in the full reviews of each product. The difference in gains of each device isn’t really relevant because too many factors come into play during testing. Especially that I was the tester of both devices and I used the Hydromax first. In terms of power, I believe both devices could give similar results. The regularity and routine you use is more important than the power difference between these two pumps. However the HydroXtreme is easier to keep a routine with, let’s dive deeper with that later on.

Winner: Draw (though the HydroXtreme has a slight edge here)

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Accessories: Bathmate Hydromax vs HydroXtreme

To understand why the HydroXtreme is the best pump available, we must first consider its accessories. It comes with a variety of very useful accessories like the penis measuring ruler, a case, padlock, some cleaning tools, a towel and most famously the handpump. Of all of these the handpump is really what makes the HydroXtreme shine. I’ll go into more detail about that further on.

Bathmate Penis Measuring Ruler

If you are new to pumping you may not appreciate how useful some of the accessories that come with the HydroXtreme are. When you begin pumping, you will quickly realise that you need some kind of ruler or tape measure. After all, you’re going to go to a lot of effort for all this and it’s very important to map out your progress to keep up your motivation. Without actual proof you may believe your penis isn’t growing when it is and vice versa. The Bathmate ruler (pictured above) is deigned to measure both length and girth, so very useful. You can buy the ruler separately but it comes with the HydroXtreme by default. Trust me, cutting or grazing the skin on your penis with a metal tape measure is NOT the most fun way to measure your girth.

Usually, you won’t want your friends or certain members of your family to discover that you are using a penis pump. The way to stop that from happening is to keep your pump in a locked case (and voila the usefulness of the lock and case that comes with the HydroXtreme).

Now let’s come to the Bathmate Xtreme’s hand pump. It may seem like a trivial thing before you actually use it, however when you get your hands on one it’s difficult to go back to the old way of pumping.

Bathmate and Penomet bellows penis pumps

With any other water pump (in this case the Bathmate Hydromax), you have a bellows pump. This is the name for the jagged silicone bit on the bottom of the pumps (pictured above). To use a bellows pump you press it against your body to create a vacuum inside the pump. Due to the rigidity of the silicone on most pumps, pressing them into your body creates some discomfort (even if only slight discomfort). If you instead use the hand pump that comes with the Bathmate Xtreme, you don’t have to press the pump into your body. You simply press the handpump until the vacuum is as you wish. The experience of using a handpump is therefore far more comfortable and it creates a vacuum more quickly.

Bathmate HydroXtreme Penis Pump

The hand pump also makes pumping outside of water easier. You see the Bathmate Hydromax CAN be used outside of water, however it is a pain in the ass. Using a bellows pump without water makes it difficult to seal the vacuum to your skin because there is no water there to help seal the silicone against your body. Using the hand pump on the Bathmate Xtreme is far more useful and it feels practically the same as if you used a normal (non water) pump.

You can of course buy some useful accessories for a Bathmate Hydromax. For example you can buy a HydroVibe (a vibrator), a measuring ruler, case and a cleaning kit. The one thing you cannot buy for a Hydromax is a hand pump. The valve on the Hydromax is totally different so even if you could buy the HydroXtreme handpump separately, it would be incompatible with the Hydromax’s design.

Winner: Hands down….. it’s the Bathmate HydroXtreme

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Pump sizes: Bathmate Hydromax vs BM HydroXtreme

Both the Bathmate Hydromax and Bathmate HydroXtreme come in five different sizes. However each pump has a different size range. Most users will be able to choose either pump models, however there are two exceptions:

  • If you already have a very big penis (over 9 inches), then your only option is to go for the HydroXtreme.
  • If you have micro penis syndrome (under 3 inches), your only option is the Hydromax.

There is no use in you buying a larger pump, hoping that you’ll save money in the long run. Your gains will be very slow. If you ever need a bigger pump, it won’t be for a long time. According to Bathmate, buying a pump that is too big for you will be counter productive.

See these images for the pump sizes available for each model. Visualised through the useful measure of carrots.

Winner: Draw

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Comfort: Bathmate Hydromax vs HydroXtreme

Bathmate Hydromax 7 x35 Comfort Pad Penis PumpBathmate HydroXtreme Penis Pump Comfort Pad

Bathmate Hydromax left, HydroXtreme right with their comfort pads by their sides

The Hydromax comes with a comfort pad, just like the HydroXtreme. I prefer to use both pumps without the comfort pad because the vacuum seals more easily without them. However if you find the silicone in the bellows portion of the pump too uncomfortable to press into your skin, it’s good to know that the comfort pad makes it far more comfortable with both the Hydromax and HydroXtreme.

The comfort pad in the HydroXtreme sealed easily to my skin whereas the Hydromax’s comfort pad frustrated me so much by not sealing that I only ever used it with the comfort pad a few times.

And again, the HydroXtreme has the hand pump. As I explained earlier, the hand pump makes it more comfortable.

Winner: HydroXtreme

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Cleaning: Bathmate Hydromax vs HydroXtreme

Bathmate HydroXtreme Penis Pump Parts

The HydroXtreme comes in 4 parts (pictured above); the pump cylinder, the comfort pad, the hand pump pipe and the hand pump itself. If you don’t clean your pump properly and thoroughly you will end up getting an infection, so it is very important to clean every part of the pump every time you use it. With four parts to clean it takes longer to clean the HydroXtreme. Plus you cannot physically open the handpump itself so you have to leave it somewhere to dry properly for several hours.

The Hydromax comes in two parts; the pump cylinder and the comfort pad (if you use it). Therefore it is quicker and easier to clean the Hydromax. Not only that but the Hydromax also dries quicker (due to the lack of hand pump).

HydroXtreme cleaning time: up to 5 minutes
HydroXtreme drying time: At least half a day, maybe more in winter.

Hydromax cleaning time: 1 – 2 minutes
Hydromax drying time: A couple of hours at the most

*Note drying times will vary depending on the temperature and climate you live in.

Winner – Hydromax

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Price: Bathmate Hydromax vs HydroXtreme

The issue of price is a more subjective matter that will be different for each of you reading. The thing is that you have to accept that the HydroXtreme is almost double the price of the HydroMax. We’re all aware of the concept of diminishing returns and this may be what you need to consider here. You’re not only paying for the extra comfort and extra accessories. With the HydroXtreme you’re also paying for the idea that you will own the best penis pump available. Technically you just have some extra accessories and a hand pump. Yet Bathmate knows that those things are what makes the pump the best, therefore you have to accept the big price tag.

Both the Hydromax and HydroXtreme come in 5 different sizes. Each size has it’s own price. Here is a price comparison between the two pump models that should help you compare the price ranges. The ‘Pump size’ column should correspond with your erect penis length, so look for your length and those are the prices at the time of writing (please note we don’t typically update prices here, so you may find slight price differences in the Bathmate shop.

Pump sizes Bathmate Hydromax Bathmate HydroXtreme
Up to 3 inches

Bathmate Hydromax

£79 (GBP)
$129 (USD)
€ not available

Bathmate HydroXtreme

Unavailable

Up to 5 inches

Bathmate Hydromax

£89 (GBP)
$139 (USD)
€109 (EUR)

Bathmate HydroXtreme

£169 (GBP)
$249 (USD)
€199 (EUR)

5 – 7 inches

Bathmate Hydromax

£99 (GBP)
$159 (USD)
€119 (EUR)

Bathmate HydroXtreme

£189(GBP)
$299 (USD)
€219 (EUR)

5 – 7 inches (extra wide)

Bathmate Hydromax

£115 (GBP)
$179 (USD)
€139 (EUR)

Bathmate HydroXtreme

£199 (GBP)
$319 (USD)
€249 (EUR)

7 – 9 inches

Bathmate Hydromax

£129 (GBP)
$199 (USD)
€149 (EUR)

Bathmate HydroXtreme

£219 (GBP)
$349 (USD)
€259 (EUR)

Over 9 inches

Bathmate Hydromax

Unavailable

Bathmate HydroXtreme

£219 (GBP)
$399 (USD)
€259 (EUR)

* These are the prices at the time of writing and are for the purpose of helping you judge the price difference. We will probably not update the prices as they change.

Is the extra price of the HydroXtreme worth it? In my opinion yes. All I can say is that knowing what I do now, if money wasn’t a problem I’d still get the HydroXtreme. Routine is everything and the HydroXtreme makes sticking to a routine easier.

Yet I still agree with some of you who will be thinking that the price difference is a little too different between the two. With the Hydromax even if you buy a ruler, case and something to clean the pump with, it will still be far cheaper. The Bathmate Hydromax is an excellent penis pump and if you cannot afford the HydroXtreme, in my opinion the Hydromax is your next best bet.

Winner: It depends… for arguments sake let’s say the Hydromax considering it’s the cheapest

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Ease of routine: Bathmate Hydromax vs HydroXtreme

If you’ve been reading until now, you’ll know the HydroXtreme is easier to keep a routine with. The problem with a classic bellows water pump like the Bathmate Hydromax is it isn’t easy to use out of water. You’d usually want to be in the shower with the Hydromax and depending on your schedule that may or may not be a big deal. For me it’s a big deal. While I take a shower every day, I don’t have time to take a 30 – 45 minute shower every day. Which is in my experience the time you need to clean yourself and also use the pump.

The hand pump of the HydroXtreme means that it is far easier to use out of water. Therefore you will find it easier to keep a routine purely because you don’t have to be in the shower every time you use it.

Winner: HydroXtreme

So there you have it! I really hope this helped your decision if you are torn between buying a Hydromax or HydroXtreme. Personally I love both products and while I of course prefer the HydroXtreme, I still respect the design and utility of the Hydromax. If you’re shopping for a penis pump you can’t go wrong with either of these pumps. The Penomet, which I have also reviewed on this website is of course a viable competitor to the Hydromax but as I have written before, I prefer the Hydromax. And as for the HydroXtreme… no other pump can touch it. It’s the best you can get.

My full Bathmate Hydromax review is here and the HydroXtreme review is here.

A link to the official Bathmate shop is below. You’ll find all of their pump models and accesories plus a lot of other useful information. All of their pumps come with a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty. Make sure you don’t buy a Bathmate pump from an unofficial website because you won’t get the 30 day money back guarantee or warranty. There are a lot of Bathmate knockoffs around so it’s not worth risking buying one from anywhere other than the official shop.

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