Penomet vs. Bathmate – A Breakdown of the Best Penis Hydro Pumps

When it comes to male enhancement devices, every guy wants a product that will work for him, be comfortable and easy to use, and that will achieve results. The top two penis enlargement systems (penis pumps) on the market today are considered to be Bathmate and Penomet.

Determining which one is better can often come down to personal preference, so I decided to try both of these products myself, rather than trying to determine from ad copy and what other guys have said about them.

There are several factors that need to be considered when determining the best penis enlargement pump to choose. The first is cost. Next would be starting size (it depends on your current size to determine which pump is right for you). Then ease of use, style, and other concerns.

Let’s start with cost.

Cost Analysis

Bathmate makes a few different products at different price levels, so we’ll focus on the Hydromax x30 and Hercules.

If your budget is limited, then you’re probably going to be interested in the Bathmate Hercules model. The Hydromax x30 is actually a slightly better model, but it comes at a higher price. They are similar in most aspects, though the Hydromax will help you achieve better results overall.

The Penomet Premium is the most expensive of the three, but it’s also the complete package. This package includes 5 gaiters and three bottles of cleaning solution for the pump itself; not a bad deal. With the Penomet Premium, you won’t need another pump. Ever. So no matter how large you get, you’ll be fine with Penomet.

Advantage: depends on your budget, but bang for the buck, Penomet is the best deal for a lifetime.

Starting Size

It’s important to know your starting size to determine which pump is right for, especially if you’re a beginner. Beginners will experience the most growth quickly. If you already measure over 7 inches, then the Bathmate Goliath or Penomet Premium are the only two choices you should consider.

If you’re less than 7 inches, then any of the pumps will be fine, but remember that as you grow, if you choose the Bathmate Hercules or x30, for example, then once you are more than 7 inches, while you’ll fit in them, your growth will be significantly limited.

The Penomet Premium will be ideal for any size, all the way up to 12 inches in length.

Advantage: Penomet Premium

Ease of Use

While both brands of pumps are similar in the way you use them, there are subtle differences in how you use them. If you have to work harder to put the device on, fill it up, or any other factor, then you’re less apt to use it consistently, and that’s important for long term growth.

Both the Bathmate x30 and Penomet Premium are solid pumps and easy to fill up with water. They are so well designed that water rarely leaks from them, though it can happen if the seal isn’t tight.

When it comes to putting the pumps on, this is a matter of personal preference. I found both easy to use and comfortable, but I’ve read differing opinions about them from other users online. Some prefer the Bathmate style over the Penomet, and others who enjoyed the Penomet Premium.

To keep it on, this one is a draw as well since they are all designed to be hands free. It’s important to remain hard for as long as possible while using the pump. Not only does this help you achieve the best results, but it keeps the pump in place longer. Expect to use the pump for between 10 to 15 minutes each time, so it’s ideal for showers or even baths.

The Penomet is a heavier pump, so if you’re small or don’t have a lot of staying power, you may have some trouble with it at first. I emphasize at first as this will change the more you use it.

Advantage: Penomet, slightly (I just like the comfort of the Penomet Premium)


I prefer the Penomet Premium for style, but it is larger than any Bathmate products, so if you travel a lot and plan to take your penis enlargement pump with you, you may want to consider a smaller product, such as the Bathmate.

For comfort, Bathmate offers ‘comfort rings’ for some of their products and the Penomet does not. In reality, though, these comfort rings do nothing to help comfort and in fact can cause the pump to leak, which loses pressure. I prefer the Penomet because it was designed without the need for a comfort ring.

Advantage: Penomet

Other Factors

As both of these pumps are similar, you can’t go wrong with either one. I simply like the idea that Penomet can be used for any size you are, so you don’t have to worry about ‘outgrowing’ it.

Penomet Premium also comes with a decent cleaning solution to keep your pump in great shape for years to come.

Overall, Penomet hydro pump is the superior product and if you have the money to make that investment, it’s a smart choice.