Bathmate review: The 10 Best Hydro Penis Pumps
Testing and rating the Bathmate Hydro Pumps
There are plenty of people out there with all kinds of thoughts and opinions on Bathmate products. What we aimed to do with this review is go through all of those honest thoughts on opinions on the range of toys, and boil them down to their core features: their pros, their cons, and everything in between.
We’re all about those unbiased and balanced reviews, which is why we cover all bases when it comes to research! This review is based on:
- Over 40 hours of expert research and writing
- + 950 customer reviews
- First hand reviews from our team of sex toy testers where possible
We even used info from websites such as Lovehoney and SheVibe, as well as the objective observations of our team of sex toy testers, to help you make the best choice for you when it comes to Bathmate products!
Bathmate’s Hydropump technology
Let’s have a little chat about Hydropump technology and what makes it so special and different to other similar technology. Firstly, whereas other penis enlargers use air pressure/suction to help enlarge your cock, Hydrpump used water. This provides a gentler yet just as effective experience that stimulates all areas of the penis equally. Using warm water it removes dirt and grime from the skin of your penis, which encourages your pores to open up, allowing the skin to breathe. Clean and healthy skin is easier to stretch without causing any breakage or tears. This is something that air pressure alone could never do!
What size Bathmate penis pump is best for you?
Finding out which Bathmate penis pump best fits your cock is pretty important. You ideally want a good fit; too small and you won’t get in, too big, and the results won’t be as good. It’s all about getting a Bathmate pump that is perfect for you! So grab your tape measure and get measuring up! You need measurements both flaccid AND erect. A great tip would be to use string so wrap around your girth and measure between the two points where the string intersects. If you’re struggling then you can find a handy tool to help you measure your member right here!
What is a Bathmate?
Bathmate is the brand name of a range of penis pumps that offer an effective and proven way to improve penis length, girth and erectile health. Unlike traditional air pumps, Bathmate products utilize water pressure to provide a safer, more pleasant and more effective experience. As the pressure is increased within the chamber, blood rushes to the penis causing it to engorge. Over time this can have many long-term benefits.
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Bathmate HYDRO7 Penis Pump
The Bathmate Hydro 7 is a gem of a penis pump. Designed to take advantage of water, rather than the more traditional air pressure to deliver a more even and effective vacuum. Experience thicker, stronger, and longer-lasting erections in a few short weeks.
Incorporating a 5-minute session into your regular cleaning routine 3-5 times a week is enough to see serious and lasting results. Simply allow the Bathmate Hydro pump to fill with water, position the seal around the base of the penis (suitable for those with an erection 0f 5-7 inches), pump to the desired pressure, and you are away!
Water pressure is also a safer alternative to air pressure and when this is combined with the instant release valve, the result is the perfect pump for beginners looking to (en)gorge themselves.
Bathmate is THE name in hydro penis pumps. The Hydro 7 (a.k.a The Hercules Bathmate) is the ideal pump for beginners and experienced pumpers alike. The Bathmate reviews are awash with users outfitting stronger, larger, longer-lasting erections.
Some points to note: this pump is on the bulkier side as it is designed to accommodate erect penises between 5-7 inches and give the best pumping pressure possible. This model is also available in a fetching blue color, however, if you want to see what is going on, we recommend the transparent variant. Given its size, it can be a little unwieldy. If the pump will be used primarily in the shower, we definitely recommend splashing out on the Bathmate Shower Strap.
Bathmate HYDROMAX3 Penis Pump
Make a splash with your partner with a fully engorged, stiff, and dependable erection. Warm water and an airtight seal help stimulate blood circulation to the penis to really get the most out of your hardy warrior.
Specifically designed for penises between 1-3 inches, water pressure and seal quality are not compromised by a pump looking to be compatible with all penis sizes. Users have reported increased girth and length in as little as one week of regular usage.
Bigger erections are only one-half of the equation. Improved blood flow also leads to easier, longer-lasting erections – perfect for anyone who has experienced difficulty getting it up. The build of the Bathmate range gushes quality, there really is no alternative.
The Bathmate range refuses to sacrifice quality. It would be more economic to create a single pump designed for all penis shapes and sizes (as other brands do). Not here. The boffins behind Bathmate champion penis variety and offer products for every member. Never compromise on pump pressure or a solid seal.
The Bathmate Hydromax3 offers truly life-changing results. It should be noted that this is a serious device for the committed user – results are entirely dependent upon a solid pumping routine. It can take a little time to get used to the sensation of the vacuum and the pumping motion can feel awkward at first. Trust us and trust the reviews, the results justify the means.
Looking to get even more out of your member? Combine your pumping with a traditional jelqing routine for explosive results.
Bathmate HYDROMAX5 Penis Pump
No penis, no matter the size, should be left out from experiencing the world’s most effective penis pump. The Hydromax5 is designed specifically for those with erections between 3-5 inches. If you are pushing the upper end of that scale you may want to consider the Hydromax7. Trust us, you’re going to need room to grow.
Bathmate reports that an impressive 75% of users report measurable gains within one month and 82% felt a significant boost to their confidence and positive body image – that’s what it’s all about folks.
The Hydromax is perfect for beginners, but what about the professional pumpers? Check out the HydroXtreme5 for the most intense, pressurized experience outside of a deep-sea submarine.
The Hydromax range represents the middle child of Bathmate’s portfolio. Designed to offer longer-lasting, more effective results than the original Hydro range, without the jaw-dropping suction power of the HydroXtreme range. This is the ideal pump for a beginner with a penis length between 3-5 inches and a girth of less than 6.5.
Why only up to 5″ with an insertable length of 8″? You’re going to need that extra wiggle room to squeeze your newly engorged monster into. Join the ever-growing community of penis-pumpers living their best lives, looking bigger, and feeling more confident.
Still not convinced on the science behind pumping? Read our deep dive into the mechanics of how penis pumps work. You have everything to gain!
Bathmate HYDROMAX7 Penis Pump
For those with an erect, pre-pump penis between 5-7 inches, we present you with the Hydromax7. Offering 35% more suction than its predecessor, housed within the same top-notch quality, hydraulic pump.
The entire Bathmate range has clinically certified construction and boasts a seriously impressive 92% rate of user satisfaction.
So confident are Bathmate that you will be satisfied, that they offer a generous 60-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee (when ordered directly through their website). They can’t be losing too much money on that offer with over a million satisfied customers worldwide!
The numbers don’t lie. Even when they are as impressive as these. 92% user satisfaction rate. 75% seeing measurable results in the first month. 82% reported an increase in confidence. All from a pump that offers an additional 35% suction over its world-beating predecessor.
Throw in a 60-day money-back guarantee and the question isn’t ‘should you buy a Bathmate pump?’, it’s which ‘Bathmate pump should you buy?’ Let us help you. The hydro = the original. The Hydromax = the improved. The Hydroxtreme = The *ahem* most extreme.
Next step: choose your correct size – Bathmate caters to penis sizes from 1 – 11 inches. Make sure you choose the right size and leave plenty of room for that newly engorged beast, you lucky devil you.
Bathmate HYDROMAX7 WIDE BOY
We weren’t exaggerating when we said Bathmate caters to every penis shape and size. The wide boy is a variant of the Hydromax7 with one crucial difference, an increased diameter. For those above the recommended girth of the Hydromax (6.5 inches), the Wide Boy is here to save the day.
The Wide Boy embodies the fact that length isn’t everything and opens the road to huge gains for even the girthiest of members. Suitable for those up to 7.5 inches in girth and 5-7 inches in length. No one gets left behind in the penis pump revolution.
Best used in the bath or shower and with a trimmed bush for a vacuum-tight seal. Bathmate even offers a deluxe grooming kit to make life easier.
It is a beautiful thing to see such an inclusive sex toy company. Oftentimes, penis sizes on the extreme ends of the spectrum can be overlooked by a brand looking to appeal to the broadest demographic possible. The Bathmate penis pump range is a testament to their mission statement – no penis should be left behind.
The Wide Boy is for the meatiest of packages. For those over the 6.5 inch girth limitation of the base model and with room to grow, the potential is huge. The extra room provided also makes this a great option for people with a particularly curved penis. Just make sure to properly measure prior to purchase. For those of us under 6.5″, the base model would be far more effective.
Bathmate HYDROMAX9 Penis Pump
Can you really have too much of a good thing? Bathmate doesn’t appear to think so. For the truly endowed penis owner. The Bathmate Hydromax9 is for those who top out at 9 inches and want even more. Both short-term gains and long-term permanence are within anyone’s reach.
invest in a safer, more effective penis pump over traditional air-pressure methods. Invest in a healthier, more fulfilling sex life. Invest in the best possible you. The Hydromax9 is 35% more powerful than its predecessor and 15% larger than the Hydromax7.
For the sake of your forearms, we would definitely recommend the shower strap in this instance.
For the true size kings and queens out there, the Hydromax9 is a titan of the Penis Pump industry. Suitable for patrons with a max length of 9 inches and girths up to 7.5 inches. Why then does it come with a maximum insertable length of 11.5 inches? Get back to us after six months of extended usage and let us know.
A monster member comes with a price tag. Cost increases with size, making this more costly than its little brothers. The sheer size of this beast also makes it tricky to discreetly store and a little cumbersome to use, particularly in the shower. We shed a tear in solidarity with our meatiest patrons, we all have our crosses to bear…
Bathmate HYDROXTREME 5 Penis Pump
Here it is. The big baddie of the penis pump world. The HydroXtreme offers 35% more suction power over the Max range, which in turn offered an additional 35% suction over the original. This is the Bathmate in its ultimate form, the final evolution.
The included handball pump adds an extra dynamic to the Bathmate HydroXtreme, allowing for finer control of applied pressure and more intense capabilities.
This model also comes with all the bells and whistles. The trusty shower strap, a cleaning sponge, comfort insert pad, cleaning solution, wash towel, travel case, and lock. You’re going to need that lock once your envious friends ogle those post-pump gains.
We’re not sure we’d believe anyone who at one point or another hasn’t dreamed of being a little bigger in the trouser department. There are numerous methods out there to help you build up more of a hand full, with varying results. There is no method with more proven results, more satisfied customers, and more potential than the Bathmate range.
The HydroXtreme is the culmination of years of research and market expertise. The ultimate in penis pumps. With this set, you have at your disposal all the tools you need to get the most out of your tool.
The additional accessories also make usage, storage, and cleaning a breeze. What are you waiting for? Choose your starting size, envision your dream size and get to work.
Bathmate HYDROXTREME 7 Penis Pump
The HydroXtreme7 (formally known as the Hydromax Xtreme X30) is the pinnacle in penis pump technology, boasting up to 250% more efficiency than traditional air pumps.
As with the entire Xtreme range, this model comes with the hand pump, which can be used as an optional extra. Bathmate is a company that listens to its consumer base. With the previous models, some users had reported difficulty using the traditional bellows, which can be a little stiff and awkward to use at first. The solution is the attachable ball pump, simpler to use and capable of finer pressure control.
This is an incredible pump, a natural successor to the Hydromax as the reigning champion of the penis pump world.
Reading the Bathmate reviews is enough to give us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Few products have changed the lives of so many in such a meaningful way. That’s what it’s all about.
Bigger penises, firmer erections, better sex, boosted confidence. The testimonials are simply incredible. The HydroXtreme is an investment. Quality doesn’t come cheap. Is it worth it? We believe so, but don’t just take our word for it. Just have a look at these Bathmate reviews from real users the world over.
It doesn’t get better than the HydroXtreme range. Packed with everything you need to start your journey. It may take a little while to get the hang of and settle into an effective routine, but the Bathmate results speak for themselves.
Bathmate HYDROXTREME 9 Penis Pump
The pinnacle of penis pumping action, the HydroXtreme 9 (a.k.a the Bathmate Xtreme x40) is here to pump your penis game out of this world. The Xtreme range represents the most powerful pumps on the market. This variation is built specifically for meaty members measuring between 7-9 inches and up to 7.5 inches in girth.
Track your impressive gains in real-time with the help of the penis measurer built straight into the transparent cylinder.
The range also comes with a total of 11 accessories, there to make the whole process, from first pump to post-cleaning, as straightforward as possible.
You’re already packing some serious trouser heat. But could it be even bigger? Like popping out of your jeans bigger? With the Bathmate HydroXtreme range, anything is possible. Even if you are not looking to enlarge your penis even further, the increased blood flow brought on through water pumping makes for a healthier, firmer and longer-lasting erection.
Results are typically temporary at first, lasting up to 10-hours post-pump. However, with prolonged usage and an effective Bathmate routine, many users have reported permanent changes. Whether you are looking for a bigger penis or better erections, Bathmate is THE answer.
Note: if you are serious about this, we recommend incorporating a quality moisturizer into your pumping routine to avoid dryness.
Bathmate HYDROXTREME 11 Penis Pump
Officially the largest penis pump on the market, the HydroXtreme 11 is here to redefine what it means to be ‘packing’. The Xtreme range are the most powerful pumps legally sold. Combine that with an erect penis measuring between 9-11 inches in length and up to 8.5 inches and the potential is truly staggering.
The model comes with all the accessories necessary to get you started, as well as the new hand pump to make precision pressurisation a cinch.
In the words of Bathmate themselves, this is something of a ‘niche’ product so stock can be limited. If you measure up make sure to act soon to avoid disappointment.
This is just getting silly. With an insertable length of 14 inches(?!) we shudder to think of the kind of monsters this thing has created. Make sure you measure up before purchasing, as anyone under the recommended size may not get the best results. Keep reading for our guide on how to accurately measure your penis length and girth.
The physical footprint of this device is huge. Though we imagine anyone big enough to get the most out of this beast must live in a home fit for a giant, so hopefully finding a place to store it won’t be an issue.
Remember, Bathmate offers a 60 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. Want to know how far you can push your penis prowess? It’s time to find out.
The best Bathmate pump money can buy
For those who accept nothing less than the very best. This is more than a penis pump. This is everything you could need for a better, healthier sex life. A bigger penis, healthier erection, increased stamina, landscaped pubes, exclusive crib notes. If money is no object and you are looking for an uncompromising experience, this is for you.
Bathmate extras and accessories
So, you’ve done the research. You’ve measured, perused, and invested in a life-altering pump. Does the journey end there? Of course not! Bathmate offers a whole host of accessories and goodies, there to provide you with the best experience possible and take your gains even further.
How to measure your penis
What makes the Bathmate range so special is that they offer pumps specifically designed to get the best out of all penis shapes and sizes. Their products can comfortably accommodate erect lengths from 1 inch all the way up to 11 inches and girths up to 7.5 inches. They even offer a product particularly suitable for curved penises.
To get the most from your new pump it is important you choose the correct size for you. Too large and the vacuum will not be as effective as it could be. Too small and you won’t be left with enough room to grow.
Here we will show you how to accurately measure your length and girth, prior to making your dream purchase.
All suggested measurements are based on a fully erect penis, as you will be erect whilst using the pump.
Once erect take a measuring tape (a flexible tape is more accurate than a regular ruler) and push the tip of the measurer into your pubic bone at the top of your penis. Take the measurement from the very tip of your penis. Remember, all measurements are in inches, not centimetres.
The girth measurement is done from the middle of the shaft. A flexible measuring tape is necessary here for an accurate result.
Wrap the tape around your penis and take the measurement where the tape meets.
Again this measurement needs to be in inches.
Choosing the Right Bathmate
Bathmate recently simplified the names of their products to make choosing based on length simpler.
The number in the brandname (eg; Hydro7) represented the maximum suitable length for that pump. The recommended range for all pumps is two inches. For example the range for the Hydro7 is 5-7 inches in length.
The maximum girth for most pumps is 6.5 inches. This is standard and it is not as important that you be close to that girth. However, if you are bigger you may want to consider the Wide Boy as a suitable alternative.
The entire Bathmate range simplified
The Bathmate range and the way each product is named can seem a little confusing at first glance. This is not helped by the fact that many of the pumps were recently rebranded with different names. Although this was done to make choosing the right-sized pump more straightforward, it doesn’t detract from the confusion. Fear not, we are here to make choosing your dream pump as easy as possible.
The Hydro Range
Formally known as the ‘Hercules’, the Hydro7 is the original Bathmate pump and suitable for lengths between 5-7 inches.
Main advantage: This is the cheapest model available, perfect for beginners.
Main disadvantage: As the first iteration, this pump lacks the vacuum power of the newer ranges.
The Hydromax Range
Formally referred to as the Bathmate Hydromax x20, x30 etc. The name was simplified to include the maximum penile length (eg; the hydromax5).
This range is the successor to the original Hydro and features 35% more sucking power and a wider range of options. Also included is the Hydromax Wide Boy, specifically designed for girthier penises.
Main advantage: Improved design over the original with increased vacuum potential and a wide range of variations.
Main disadvantage: Does not include that ball pump. The only way to increase pressure is through the ‘bellows’ system which can be a little awkward at first.
The HydroXtreme Range
These represent the best Bathmate have to offer. More powerful than the Hydromax and one of the best options on the market. included is the optional hand pump as well as a host of other accessories as standard.
Main advantage: One of the most powerful pumps on the market. Includes the hand pump and other accessories designed to improve user experience.
Main disadvantage: This is the most expensive option. Prices increase significantly with larger variants. Mainly for those who are committed to the penis pump lifestyle.
How often should you use a Bathmate penis pump?
Bathmate users have reported some really impressive results. 81% of all users reported longer or better erections after 2 months, while 92.9% of HydroXtreme customers reported the same results over the same time period. However, results are dependent upon a regular Bathmate routine, maintained over time. Here we will explain how often to use your new pump in order to get the best results.
The Bathmate penis pump should be used for a maximum of 15 minutes per session at maximum pressure. For best results it should be used in the shower or the bath with water. It is also safe to be used with air pressure, although that is not the pump’s primary purpose. It may take some time to get used to the sensation at first and so feel free to take your time building up to the max fifteen minutes. After pumping we recommend using a quality moisturizer to avoid dryness.
The pump is safe to use for a maximum of 5 sessions per week, with breaks in-between. An example weekly routine could be: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat – pump for a maximum of 15 minutes.
Wed/Sun – rest days.
Decide what routine fits best into your existing schedule, consistency is key here.
Although a number of users report benefits after the first week, it can take up to two months to see real results. Initial gains are usually temporary and can last for up to 10 hours post-pump, gradually becoming more permanent with extended usage.
With a healthy routine the pump can be used indefinitely, but you should stop and take a break if you ever feel excessive discomfort while or after using.
What to expect
There are a range of techniques and devices that aim to increase penis size and erectile health. Air-based pressure pumps are more common and come in a wide range of variations. For example, we have rounded up the best vibrating penis pumps available right now. There are also penis extenders that use traction as opposed to pressure to stretch the penis. Heck, we even have an entire blog on how to make your own DIY penis pump – we do like to spoil you here at Bedbible.
However, water-pressure penis pumps undoubtedly provide some of the best-proven results out there. Here is everything you can expect from your new Bathmate investment.
Increased penis size
In a survey of over 12,000 Bathmate customers, 81% of users reported their penis was either longer or thicker after the first two months. of those, over 70% reported gains to both length AND girth.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, an incredible 92.9% of HydroXtreme users said they had noticeably better erections after the same period of time.
Bigger penises may be the headline grabbing story behind Bathmate, but for us it is only one half of the equation. By increasing blood flow to the penis and expanding the channels that deliver this blood, erectile health is vastly improved. Firmer, longer lasting erections can be achieved with ease – making this a perfect device to try for anyone who has suffered from erectile dysfunctions or is worried about the quality of their erection.
What is the knock on effect of a larger, stronger penis? A serious boost in confidence. 79.4% of respondents in the same survey reported increased confidence overall and confident sex equals better sex. For anyone still on the fence, we would highly recommend a look through the Bathmate reddit to see how these pumps are changing real people’s lives forever.
Temporary or permanent gains
The debate rages as to whether penis pumps in general offer permanent or temporary results. We are not here to definitively settle this debate. What we will say, based on our research into hundreds of user testimonials, results appear to be temporary at first, increasing in longevity with prolonged usage. A number of users have anecdotally reported permanent and measurable results. What is undeniable, whether permanent or temporary, the Bathmate range works.
Potential risks and side-effects
Are there any potential risks or side effects? Yes, if not used properly. Incorrect pumping or excessive usage can lead to pain or bruising, burst blood vessels or numbness in the penis. Never exceed Bathmate’s official guidelines. No longer than 15 minutes within a 24 hour time period and no more than 5 times per week.
How to use a Bathmate penis pump
The Bathmate is best used in the bath or shower with warm water. However, it can still be used with air pressure if you find yourself in a rush. Here we will focus on how to use a Bathmate penis pump in the bath or shower.
Take your time, get comfortable and let the water reach a desirable temperature. This is particularly important if you are in the shower as you don’t want to be standing in cold water for fifteen minutes.
2. Fill with water
If you are in the shower, push the switch into the closed position and hold the open end of the pump to the water. Ensure it is as full as possible as the hydro pump works best when there is no air in the cylinder.
It is not necessary to close the switch if using in the bath. Simply submerge underwater until full.
Note: If you are using a HydroXtreme model you will need to remove the comfort insert whilst filling the cylinder to prevent trapped air.
3. Insert your penis
With your pump now full of water, insert your flaccid penis into the cylinder. Place the base of the pump firmly against your pelvic bone, this is where the seal will be made.
The pump can be positioned facing upwards or downwards without any effect on the results. Experiment and find the position most comfortable for you.
4. Ensure you have a tight seal
Press the base of the cylinder tight against your pelvic bone. The effectiveness of the pump is dependent upon a proper seal. This is the time to adjust as necessary and make sure you are fully comfortable, the device will be a lot harder to manipulate once pressurized.
Note: a small number of users have reported having their testicles sucked into the cylinder. Ensure they are well clear of the opening and activate the quick release valve immediately should this happen.
5. Begin pumping
If you are using in the shower you should still be holding the black pip in the closed position. Release now to upon the valve and begin pumping.
Pumping should be done in a steady back and forth masturbating motion. The bellows can be a little stiff at first so some firm pressure may be needed.
Note: If you have the Xtreme model with included hand ball pump, this can be used here as an alternative.
6. Reach maximum pressure
Continue to pump slowly and regularly with full strokes.
Once the bellows at the base of the cylinder remain fully compressed, you have reached the perfect vacuum.
You should now leave the cylinder attached for up to fifteen minutes. If you are in the shower you will need to hold the pump steady or use the shower strap to maintain the vacuum.
The vacuum can be released quickly by pressing and holding the valve cap inwards at the top of the pump. Slowly slide the cylinder from your penis. Do not try to remove without first releasing the pressure. There you have it, your first pump! See above for our guide on the optimum Bathmate routine and below for how to clean and maintain your Bathmate hydro pump.
How to clean your Bathmate
As all Bathmate hydro pumps are designed to be used in the bath or the shower you may think cleaning it is less necessary than other sex toys. However, we would highly recommend giving your pump a thorough scrub down at least every couple of weeks. As the product is fully waterproof, dish soap is perfectly acceptable to use while leaving it submerged in hot water for roughly thirty minutes. If you have a comfort ring make sure you remove and clean it separately. Pay particular attention to the 'bellow' portion of the pump as this is the area where bacteria and mold is most likely to build up. Again this can be scrubbed thoroughly with a soapy solution. Finally, make sure after cleaning that your pump is stood vertically to allow it to dry properly. Note: the Xtreme range comes with its own cleaning spray and tailor-made utensils to make cleaning easier.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.