Review: Bathmate Direct Hydromax x30 Original Water Penis Pump


Hydromax x30 Original Water Penis Pump

Unfortunately, the review for the Hydromax x30 Water Penis Pump wasn’t all that successful. I was offered the chance to review this product which seems to be becoming quite a popular and well known name in the world of penis pumps, directly from

There is also an affiliate scheme here with up to an amazing 40% commission, which my fellow bloggers and sex toy reviewers will be interested to learn about.

Obviously I don’t have my own penis (no, really, I don’t) so I had one of my contacts review this product for me and provide the feedback for me.

The Hydromax x30 Water Penis Pump arrived in very discreet and professional packaging and retails for £99.90. It is available in Blue, Red or Clear – I received the Red version.

Bathmate Pump

Official Spiel:

HYDROMAX X30 from Bathmate

Finally there is a pump with a kick! With over 50 new features over the regular standard Bathmate model, the Hydromax X30 delivers 35% more pumping power, styles a new Super Comfort Sleve [sic] for maximum comfort while pumping, a 360 degree Swivel Bellows and alot [sic] more…

The Bellows system now incorporates a new soft sealing, full support comfort ring to give you reduced pressure and greater comfort around the penis base and testicle region. As an added bonus, it is also removable for ease of cleaning.
A new Swivel Bellows feature allows for full 360 degree positive rotation to give you full visual chamber viewing plus inclined angle change option for optimum efficiency when used in the bath or shower – or when you are using the amazing new Hydromax pleasure ring system.
A new Super Flow Latch Valve system allows for single hand filling in the shower, making using and positioning the hydropump much easier for you.
A new metric and imperial guidance scale gives you improved visual viewing area, plus upper and lower texturing on the vacuum tube for better grip and control.
The internal bellows size has been increased and the number of convolutes [sic] reduced to allow you to gain even more impressive girth expansion.
There is nothing like the Hydromax X30 from Bathmate. Its powerful, durable and above all comfortable to use!

As you can see, there are a few errors in the site copy, nothing that couldn’t have been amended by a secondary glance before throwing any old chunk of guff up to the site. Shame really. ‘Ease of cleaning’? Talk about trying to stretch to your required word count. Anyway, I digress.

Bathmate Pump

Bathmate Pump

Here is the feedback from my male contact:

“I’m sorry to say I was less than impressed.

It was delivered in impressive looking cardboard packaging with a full size picture of the contents. At the bottom of the box is a security seal which needs to be cut to remove the contents, a useful reassurance that no one else has used it! However once the seal has been cut there is nothing to stop the contents sliding out the bottom when the box is lifted up.

There is an instruction leaflet inside, in several languages with diagrams to show how to use the pump.

The pump itself stands an impressive 300 mm tall and 85 mm diameter. It is available in red, blue or clear plastic.

Having read the instructions I took it into the shower to try out.

Bathmate Pump Bathmate Pump

There is a small valve on the end which needs to be shut while filling the pump with water. I found this quite fiddly with wet fingers. Once full of water I placed the pump over mycock, taking care to avoid my balls. I then struggled to open the fiddly valve before using a pump action while holding the base of the pump against my crotch, to evacuate the water and cause a vacuum. The pump needs quite a strong push to force the water out, not exactly painful on my crotch, but definitely uncomfortable.

I managed to get a vacuum in the pump but still had to hold it against my crotch to keep the seal intact. After a couple of minutes I released the vacuum and removed the pump. My cock had grown slightly but I think this was more the effect of the warm water in the pump than the vacuum.

I used it on several occasions, with much the same result each time.

I’m sorry to say I am less than impressed, if I wanted to increase the size of my cock I would prefer to use an ordinary vacuum pump rather than spend 20 minutes in the shower holding on to the pump to keep the seal intact!”

Bathmate Pump

Bathmate Pump

In summary, this product doesn’t seem to be worth the cost, even for the novelty of having water powering the vacuum instead of air. As you can get an ordinary penis pump for less money for the same or better results, I would recommend one of these instead.

Back to the drawing board on this product!

Click if you’d like to give the Bathmate Hydromax x30 Original Water Penis Pump a try for yourself.

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  1. Hi Cara thx for the review. Im not sure but the missing suction might be a problem with the newer X30 models? I have an older Hercules Bathmate and it seals up just fine, gives me a nice pump after I use it.

  2. Really interesting review from your tester Cara, especially given how effective I’ve found the X30 model (and also heard about from other users from PE forums). It sounds like he might have got on better either wearing a comfort strap (I prefer not to stand in the shower) or actually using the device sat in the bath (which is considerably more relaxing imho). Having too much pubic hair can also cause issues when trying to get a good suction seal against the pelvis which might have been part of the problem.

    I’ve found the release valve a little fiddly to get to grips with too however its a vast improvement over the original Hercules which leaks (one of the main reasons I decided to upgrade to the Hydromax X30 version). Ultimately it sounds like your tester didn’t keep the pump on for long enough when doing a session and didn’t do enough sessions (it took daily sessions over 2-3 months for me to see a couple of inches of permanent gains).

    It’s not a magic pump but it can achieve results if you stick with it 🙂

    • Yes very interesting. Obviously I can’t say it would be the same for me if I had a penis – as I don’t have one (not a real one anyway, hehe) so I have to go on the feedback provided.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

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