Bathmate Review – All Hydro, Hydromax, and HydroXtreme Models

Bathmate Hydro Pump

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Products: HydroPumps – Hydro, HydroMax Series and HydroXtreme Series
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Bathmate – Getting Yourself Pumped For a Bigger Penis

  Updated: April, 2021

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably felt less than adequate at some point with your penis size. I remember just a few short years ago feeling so insecure about it that I was literally ruining opportunities to be intimate with women.

At the time I wasn’t even really small, more in the average range like most guys, but psychologically I couldn’t get past it. At that point that I made up my mind to get a bigger penis and I was determined to find the best and most effective ways to do it.

The first thing I did was to start taking different penis pills and male enhancement supplements, some of which work great and I highly recommend. Besides the rock-hard erections and staying power you get, they give your unit a pumped up look and it stays a lot fuller down there.

That definitely helped give my confidence a boost. However, the size increase I got was minimal, and to get more noticeable gains I soon realized I needed something more.

I did a lot of homework and knew that using a good quality extender or pump would be the best option, but unfortunately decided to go the cheap route and bought an inexpensive air pump.

Big mistake.

That thing was the most uncomfortable contraption I’ve ever used. My dick ended up so sore, swollen and bruised it looked like it got run over by a pair of roller blades.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with using air penis pumps, they do work when used properly. The main lesson to take away here is the importance of the quality of a product.

However, at the time the thought of using another air pump (even a high-quality one) scared the hell out of me. I ended up getting a good penis extender with great results (you can read that review here).

Some time later is when I first became aware of the Bathmate hydro penis pump.

It used water instead of air for a more even distribution of pressure and added comfort. It was 250% more efficient than air pumps. You could use it while you showered.It got rave reviews… guys said it really worked.

So even though I was a lot happier now with the size of my penis (thanks to the extender), I still couldn’t resist giving the Bathmate pump a try. I ended up learning a lot, and  I wrote this Bathmate review after doing a ton of research and finally buying one and testing it out.

The first question you probably have, though, is: “which one do I need”?

Hydro7, HydroMax, or Hydromax Xtreme – Which One is Right For You?

In the beginning there were the Bathmate Hercules and the Goliath: the flagship Bathmate models. The Hercules was re-branded as the Hydro7 (part of the Hydro series) and is a standard-sized unit that is still being produced, while the larger-sized Bathmate Goliath has now been discontinued, being replaced by the HydroXtreme11 (see below).

The HydroMax line of Bathmate pumps are new and improved versions delivering more power, which can really help speed up your results. These models were designed to get the maximum results in the shortest amount of time.

By re-designing the way the valve system and bellows work, the HydroMax increases suction by 30% over the earlier versions.

All the models share common characteristics.

For one, they’re all self contained with no extra parts (except for the Bathmate HydroXtremes, which include hand pumps). They all have visible measurement scales and release valves at the end.

They also all have ergonomically designed gaiters that create a seal against the pubic bone, preventing the loss of suction while maintaining maximum comfort.

So now let’s review the different models and take a look at what makes each version unique.

The Hydro7 - For Men Between 5 – 7 Inches
The Bathmate Hydro7 (formerly the Hercules) is the original standard-sized Bathmate and it’s suitable for guys with an erect penis length of up to 7 inches/17.5cm. It has a maximum length capacity of 8.5 inches/21.5cm and a maximum girth of 6.7 inches/17cm, so if you’re already around that length or larger you’ll need something bigger.

This pump’s size (as well as the Hydromax7) will be the best choice for most men. This is also the least expensive of the bunch, but don’t let that fool you – some guys say it’s still the best and it’s the one I used myself.

HydroMax3 - For Men Up to 3 Inches
The Hydromax3 is the first penis pump specifically designed for men affected by micropenis, and is suitable for guys with an erect penis length of up to 3 inches/7.5cm. The Hydromax3 allows for a maximum increase in length of up to 4.5″/11cm and a girth of 2.5 inches/5 cm.
HydroMax5 - For Men Up to 5 Inches
The perfect introductory model for most guys with a below-average to average-size penis (up to 5 inches/14cm). The Hydromax5 allows for a maximum increase in length of up to 7.5″/19cm and a girth of 5.5 inches/14cm.
HydroMax7 - For Men Between 5 – 7 Inches
The HydroMax line was designed to get the maximum results in the shortest time. By re-designing the way the valve system and bellows work, the HydroMax increases suction by 30% over the previous editions.

The Hydromax7 is approximately the same size as the Hydro7, so it will also be the best fit for the majority of average-sized guys out there with plenty of room for gains (between 5 – 7 inches). The maximum amount of growth available when using this model is 8.5 inches/21.5cm length and 6.7 inches/17cm girth.

HydroMax7 Wide Boy: For Wide Guys
For those who are already doing well in the width department, or who otherwise might be improving faster with girth over length, the standard Hydromax7 may become too snug, to the point where the penis is touching the sides of the pump. In this case you could move up to the Hydromax9 for additional width of the chamber, but the extra length would cause the pressure to be unnecessarily low.

The solution? The Hydromax7 Wide Boy – it’s got the extra room you need on the sides without any excess room you don’t currently need in length.

HydroMax9 - For Men Between 7 - 9 Inches
The Bathmate HydroMax9 has the same features as the Hydromax7; however, it’s larger than that model but also smaller than the HydroXtreme11 (see below). It’s best for men with an erect penis size of between 7 – 9 inches/17.5-23cm with a maximum length capacity of 10 inches/25.5 and girth capacity of 7.9 inches/20cm.
HydroXtreme Series: For the Big Boys
The very latest Bathmate models are upgrades of the X7 and X9, the HydroXtreme-Series: the HydroXtreme5, HydroXtreme7, HydroXtreme7 Wide Boy, HydroXtreme9, and even the extra-large HydroXtreme11 for guys already very well endowed – between 9 – 11 inches/23-28cm! These pumps are pretty much identical to their counterparts, however they’re equipped with a hand ball pump and hose, plus a bunch of extras, so be sure to check out these new additions.

How to Use the Bathmate Pump

One of the great things about using a Bathmate pump is how easily you can incorporate it into your daily routine.

Here’s the basic steps for using one of these pumps:

This shouldn’t ever be painful, but you will definitely feel the pulling pressure. If there’s any significant discomfort it’s important to use the release valve to let off a little of that pressure to avoid injury.

Once you’re at your ideal pressure, leave the pump on for five or six minutes, then hold down the release valve and remove your penis. You should aim to do this same procedure two more times, a total of three times per 15-20 minute session. This will get you the maximum benefit and you’ll see results much faster.

One thing I found to make a huge impact on comfort is to make sure you’ve warmed up down there first – it can mean the difference between a nice workout and a painful experience. You really need to be in a loose, flaccid state, and that includes the scrotum.

If your scrotal sack is too tight it can actually cause a testicle to become sucked up into the pump – definitely not cool! I also strongly suggest that you review and incorporate penis exercise techniques before and after your sessions to maximize your results while minimizing any unpleasant side effects.

Also, whenever possible, using the Bathmate in a bathtub filled with warm/hot water is ideal, although the shower works just fine as long as you keep in mind to always warm up first.

Bathmate Before and After Results

I found the following images from around the internet, and while I can’t personally vouch for their authenticity since I didn’t take them myself (and I’m much too modest to show you my own), I do know for a fact that these are typical of the results you can achieve from using a Bathmate pump:

Where to Buy

So you’ve read this Bathmate review and now the obvious question is: “where can I find Bathmate products for purchase”? Because of the crappy fakes and knock-offs floating around out there, I always recommend only buying from an official Bathmate vendor.

You’ll find that many local adult shops are authorized dealers of these products, but if you’re ordering online you should definitely go through one of the official websites. You can use either one, but in general, go with the official Bathmate store if you live outside of North America (Europe, Australia, India, etc.), or if you’re in the US, Canada or Mexico, use the official HydroMax store.

By ordering from an official supplier you’ll ensure that you not only get excellent customer service, but also qualify for the 60-day money-back guarantee. Regardless of which site you order from, the products are shipped discreetly to pretty much anywhere in the world.

Conclusion – Does Bathmate Work?

There is no doubt about it, the Bathmate hydro pumps absolutely work, and with repeated and consistent use you are guaranteed to see a permanent increase in penis size.

Plus, you have two months to prove it to yourself or they refund all of your money. I used it with awesome results (gaining almost an entire inch in only four months) and thousands of other men have too.

If you really do want to add some substantial size to your penis, you’ll no doubt be satisfied with your purchase. You won’t believe the results you’ll see after only the first use (though only temporary) and by repeating the process over and over the gains become more and more permanent.

I don’t advocate using products that I don’t believe in, and after having reviewed the Bathmate line, I can’t recommend these enough.

I hope you found this Bathmate review helpful. To learn more about price and other info, check out the Bathmate website.

FAQ: Bathmate Hydro Pumps

I get a lot of comments and emails with questions and concerns about using hydro penis pumps.

Whether it’s one of the Bathmate products or a Penomet, there are a few questions that come up on a regular basis, so I’m adding this Bathmate Review FAQ to specifically address those concerns.

I’ve also thrown in some useful tips to steer you in the right direction so you can safely get the best results with a minimum amount of learning curve frustration.

General Questions

Q: How much size can I expect to gain from using a hydro pump?

A: If you commit to using the Bathmate daily (twice a day, if possible) you can reasonably expect to gain as much as an inch or more in length in six months and about half that in girth, or approximately 1 cm for every 3 months of consistent use.

These estimates are actually a little on the conservative side – your results may very well be even better.

Consistency is the key, and commitment.

It’s no different than when you work out to build your muscles – if you put in the time and effort, I can virtually guarantee you that you’ll be very pleased with the results.

Q: How long will the gains last? Are they permanent?

A: Any gains you make from using a Bathmate after about the 6-week mark are permanent.

Once you reach your goal size you can perform occasional maintenance sessions just to be on the safe side, but overall your increases in length and girth will not diminish whenever you stop using the pump.

Q: What's the difference between a Bathmate pump and a Penomet?

A: The main difference between the Bathmate pumps and the Penomet is that the Penomet has a multi-gaiter “one-size-fits-all” type system, whereas Bathmate provides size- and pressure-specific models.

There are pros and cons for using either.

To start with, many men may only need one size pump to achieve their goals.

For example, if you’re starting out anywhere under 7″ in length (which would statistically include the majority of men), you’ll be able to reach up to 8.5″ length and 6.25″ girth by using the Bathmate Hercules or Hydromax X30 exclusively.

This will be plenty for many guys.

And if you do want to upgrade after reaching the max for your current model, it may be time to buy a new unit anyway due to the general wear and tear of repeated and frequent use.

Bathmate Hydromax Vs Penomet
The Penomet Pump and Gaiter Set

However, with a Penomet you will most likely never need another pump.

It comes equipped with multiple gaiters of varying strengths so that as you advance you’re able to increase the amount of pressure intensity with your workouts.

With a Penomet there’s also plenty of room to grow (it’s size is roughly between that of the Hydromax X40 and the Goliath Bathmate models), allowing you to potentially reach around 11″ in length and 7.5″ girth.

One problem, though, is that there may be too much extra room for lesser endowed guys, possibly weakening results due to the inability to fully maximize water pressure.

Which one to buy?

It is completely up to the individual, although I am a big fan of the Bathmate line of products.

Both brands offer proven, high-quality products, so it would really come down to personal choice.

Along with the tips I’ve laid out here, I would recommend that you check out both the Bathmate and Penomet websites and make a decision based on your best judgement and individual preference.

I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with either no matter which you go with.

Q: What is the best routine to follow when using a hydro pump?

A: Asking what the best method is for using a Bathmate pump is very much like asking the best way to use exercise equipment – ask 10 different people and you’ll get 10 different answers.

However, there are some basic guidelines that every beginner would benefit from using:

  1. It’s important to warm up first, either by placing a hot washcloth around your penis and scrotum for 5 minutes or so, or by doing some basic penis stretching exercises and/or jelqing techniques in the bath or shower prior to your hydro pump session.
  2. Perform 3 five-minute sessions with the hydro-pump, initially aiming for 1 cm beyond your normal erect length. After your penile tissues are accustomed to these workouts and you’re more comfortable with using the pump you can increase the amount of pressure used.
  3. Do Kegel exercises during each session. This is an excellent all-around method for enhancing penile health in general, including strengthening ejaculations and improving erection quality and length.
  4. For best results, alternate five minutes of jelqing for every five minutes of pumping. So this would be a 30 minute session that would consist of 5 minutes pumping, 5 minutes jelquing, performed 3 times total. By using this technique you’ll see that there is total tissue expansion with no water retention, and this is the goal.
  5. Afterward, be sure to do some light jelqing and/or deep tissue massage to help maximize your results and prevent the likelihood of fluid build-up or discoloration.

Here’s one tip you can use to shorten your time in the shower or bath: after you’ve started your last session, you can get out and dry off, brush your hair, etc.

As long as the pump is securely in place with the strap (and you’re at least a little careful) you can easily move around outside of the shower without worrying about the pump coming off.

You can actually do all of your sessions outside of the bath or shower if you want, although it’s not quite as convenient.

Q: Are their any safety precautions when using a Bathmate?

A: Care should be taken to avoid over-pumping or leaving the pump on for extended periods of time.

Doing so can cause fluid retention (edema) and pinpoint bleeding (tiny red spots called petechia).

Luckily, both of these conditions are only temporary and are an indication that you’re probably overdoing either the pressure or length of your sessions.

Due to the way hydro pumps are designed, the likelihood of doing severe damage is very low compared to air pumps.

Q: Should I use the pump while erect or flaccid?

A: This is a subject of some debate, but my personal opinion is that beginners start out by being either very warmed-up (very flaccid and relaxed) or semi-erect.

This is because when you go in fully erect and you’re unaccustomed to how the pressure acts on you, it’s very easy to overdo it.

Once you’re past the initial learning curve you can experiment with fully erect sessions.

You’ll notice you’ll be able to easily go much farther than you could before without any extra discomfort – but this is what can be so tricky about it.

If you notice fluid retention and/or discoloration as a result, try going easier on the pressure little by little each session until you find your sweet spot: the maximum pressure with the least amount of discomfort or side effects.

And remember to do jelquing between each session!

Q: Can I use other enhancement products or techniques in addition to using a Bathmate?

A: As long as you don’t overdo it, using both at the same time will really speed up your progress.

If expense is not an issue, I would say using a pump in conjunction with another product (such as an extender) is ideal.

The best practice would be to start out using each one as directed: 3 five-minute intervals once or twice a day with the hydro pump, and anywhere from 2-4 hours a day wearing the extender.

Each product has a bit of a learning curve, but once you get used to that you’ll be ready to start advancing with both.

Q: Will using a penis pump cause erectile dysfunction?

A: Absolutely not – in fact it’s just the opposite.

Vacuum pumps have been shown to be an effective way to increase erection quality and size.

As a matter of fact, doctors have been recommending vacuum constriction devices (VCD’s) for quite a while specifically for ED treatment and it’s the only non-surgical method that’s been approved by the FDA.

The only thing that could effect erection quality is improper pumping technique, such as pumping for too long with no in-between massaging or jelquing.


Q: The rubber gaiter is cutting/pinching when I use it causing pain. What should I do?

A: This is a common issue but luckily there are a couple of easy fixes.

One cause for the pinching, or “gaiter bite”, is simply due to rough, unfinished edges around the opening of the pump.

If you run your fingers around this opening and can feel any rough spots, then you can simply grab an X-Acto knife or other small sharp blade and – carefully – trim away the excess material.

Take your time when doing this so as not to permanently mess up anything.

Although the rubber gaiter is very thick and sturdy, it’s also surprisingly soft and it’s very easy to trim.

Penis Pump Sleeves
Latex Pump Sleeves

A second method that works very well that doesn’t involve altering your pump is simply to pick up a package of latex pump sleeves.

Just pull the sleeve over the pump’s opening and push the rest through.

This is an extremely inexpensive and effective way of eliminating the biting of rough edges and/or pressure from the gaiter’s ridges.

It can also actually improve the pump’s performance.

Making one of these simple changes can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your pumping sessions, almost like night and day.

Q: I am getting discoloration from using a Bathmate. What can I do about it?

A: Unfortunately, this is an all too-common problem that is very preventable with proper post-session jelquing/massage and by not over-pumping.

But, if you do run into this problem, there’s a few things you can try.

One solution is to submerge your penis into hot water (as hot as you can stand without burning yourself) for five to ten minutes, and follow this up with deep tissue massaging.

Using this technique once or twice a day will greatly improve the discoloration or eliminate it completely in most cases.

Another thing you can try is to apply a skin cream such as Amlactin, Luminate, and Hiruscar Gel to help reduce or remove the discoloration.

You can even try an ultrasoic/LED device to lighten or eliminate dark areas or blemishes.

And if all else fails, you can temporarily stop using the pump until the problem clears.

As I’ve stated before, it’s extremely important to do the post-session warm-down techniques in order to avoid discoloration, and also to help retain your gains.

Q: I'm having trouble maintaining pressure/suction. Any suggestions?

A: One of the most common causes of this issue is simply because of too much pubic hair.

If you’re not doing it already, you’ll need to start trimming your pubes in order to create a proper seal.

I’m not talking bald necessarily, just short.

Besides, your partner will likely prefer it, and it just plain looks better.

Barring that, it’s my opinion that using a latex pump sleeve (see above) creates a tighter seal, besides boosting the comfort level.

Q: I have Peyronie's/curved penis. Will using a hydro pump make it worse?

A: No. If anything it will improve the condition.

According to the people at Penomet it can actually help correct the curvature if it’s less than 20°.

If you’re looking for the best way to eliminate a curved penis, the most effective product you can use by far would be a penis extender.

Q: My Bathmate results seemed to have stalled a bit. Have I reached my gains limit?

A: It’s possible at some point that you may reach a plateau with your bathmate progress.

If that does happen before you reach your goal, you might consider switching to another method (such as an extender or enlargement exercises).

Similar to bodybuilding, if you always do the same exercises in the same way your muscles will become accustomed to it, and build up a tolerance over time – but when you switch it up they’re constantly having to adapt.

You could also try taking a break for a month or two (don’t worry, you will keep most of your gains!) and then start up again.

Basically, this “resets” your body back to a beginner-like stage and you can start the whole process over, producing noticeable results once again.

Have you tried out any of the Bathmate products? I’d love to hear about your own personal experiences. Submit your own Bathmate review or comment below.

See Also: Best Male Enhancement Products for Penis Enlargement, ED Treatment and Harder Erections

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  • Only requires 15 minutes a day.
  • Uses water instead of air for added efficiency, safety, and comfort.
  • Provides immediate short-term results and permanent size increase with repeated use.
  • 60-day money-back guarantee.


  • Must use on a daily basis.
  • Requires several months use for long-term benefits.
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