Have you ever just stood in the rain? Taken the time to feel natural water fall gracefully onto your face?
It feels amazing, giving a sense of tranquility & relaxation… but it isn’t very practical. Usually we are clothed and the feeling afterwards of standing in cold and wet clothing is anything but tranquil and relaxing. How can you find the pleasure of rainfall without the disadvantages?
Introducing the rain shower head. Bring your very own raincloud to your bathroom and turn your average shower into a great shower. Imagine waking up each and every morning to your own personal hot rain shower. Let your sleepiness wash away and wake up feeling pampered and relaxed.
The best rain shower heads on the market
|Moen S6320 Velocity Rainshower||8" Round||$$$||4.8|
|Waterpik Drenching Rain Fall Showerhead||6" Round||$||4.5|
|Waterpik AquaScape Dual Mode Oval Showerhead||5 ¾" x 10" Oval||$||4.5|
|Hansgrohe Raindance Downpour AIR Showerhead||10" Round||$$$$||4.8|
|Delta Touch-Clean Raincan Showerhead||8 ¾" Round||$$||4.8|
|American Standard 8-Inch Rain Easy Clean Showerhead||8" Round||$$||4.5|
|Delta Touch-Clean Raincan Showerhead||8" Square||$$$||4.5|
|Grohe Rainshower Shower Head||8" Round||$$$$$||4.7|
|American Standard 10" Modern Rain Easy Clean Showerhead||10" Round||$$||4.1|
|Grohe Rainshower Shower Head||6 ¼" Round||$$$||4.4|
|KOHLER 8-Inch Contemporary Round Rain Showerhead||8" Round||$$$$$||4.8|
|ALFI 16-Inch Solid Round Ultra Thin Rain Shower Head||16" Round||$$$||4.9|
What is a rain shower head?
Designed to give the experience of showering in the rain, rain shower heads are often engineered to deliver multiple settings from drenching rain storm to a water saving trickle.
Usually consisting of a thin square or round disk shaped head with many small holes in which water can flow out steadily and evenly. More advanced models include a pulse mechanism to force the shower spray to form into droplets. Even more advanced models allow multiple or even randomized settings. Pulsating rain massage (for spa like treatment), drenching rain storm (for a great strong shower) and water saving trickle (for a long, long hot shower without the guilt) are examples of the different settings available on different models. Randomized settings give an amazingly realistic rain shower experience.
There are many shapes and designs with multiple materials and finishes available such as steel, chrome and brass to suit any bathroom design.
Advantages of a rainfall shower head
You get a gentle, relaxing shower. Rain droplets versus sharp water jets? We know which one we’d prefer. Shower in luxury and comfort, your very own raincloud each morning at the temperature you desire.
Great style and flair. Rain shower heads look great! They’re impressive in size and unique in style. A quality rain shower head will make your bathroom and shower look like a million dollars. Give your bathroom and shower a 5-star hotel room finish.
More coverage in your shower. Ever feel like you had to run around in a shower to get wet? With a sparse and uneven shower head, you’ll always have an average shower, not a great one. With a large and even rain shower head you’ll always be covered and have a great shower everytime.
More options for you. The more advanced rain shower heads have multiple spray pattern to choose from. More choices let you pick the shower spray that fits you and your mood. Feel like a strong hot shower? Choose the drenching rainfall. Feel like a long meandering, stress melting shower? Choose the water saving trickle and never feel guilty about using too much water. Sore and stiff muscles? Choose the pulsing rain massage and wash that soreness away.
How do I find the best rain showerhead for me?
When shopping for a new rain shower head there are several things you should consider;
Size. Bigger is better in our opinion for a great rain shower. A lot of the best rain shower heads are between 8″ and 10″ in diameter.
Quality. You don’t always have to buy one of the major brands to get a good product, and vice versa. Take some time to read the user reviews from other customers that have bought the same product on Amazon, and you will be able to find the right shower head for your bathroom.
Spray design & settings. Some rain shower heads have multiple spray settings and more advanced spray designs. If you are simply looking for a nice and simple rain shower, then a basic design with a single setting should do you fine. If you are looking to be able to switch between rainfall, powerful massage, drenching and mist settings, then pick a head with more spray settings.
Shower arm fit. Is the model designed to be wall mounted or ceiling mounted? Will this fit your current shower arm? You will be able to determine this by viewing the product information and pictures. If in doubt, maybe pick up a new shower arm that best fits your new shower head.
Style & finish. Match your new shower head to your existing bathroom fittings and fixtures. For example, if you have chrome taps etc in your shower, then choose a chrome finish for your new shower head. That being said, you shower head can become more of a bathroom centerpiece so don’t be afraid to be bold and make your shower great!
Reviews of the top 5 rainfall showerheads
As the only rainfall shower head that has been recommended by Consumer Reports, you know that the Moen S6320 Velocity rainshower is going to be a solid performer. Taking a quick look at the reviews on Amazon confirms this – there are almost 100 five star reviews for this product, with many people commenting on the excellent build quality and ultra-realistic feel to the water spray.
With two modes, you can easily switch between a high pressure shower from the middle 30 nozzles or a relaxing rainfall experience from the full 100 nozzles on this shower head. And, it comes with Moen’s lifetime warranty that it will be leak-free and drip-free.
Coming in at less than $100 online as a result of some steep discounting by Amazon, this American Standard 10″ rain shower head represents excellent value for money. Like most rainfall shower heads, the water flow from this model is gentle and soothing – and it is likely to encourage you to have a longer shower to because it is so enjoyable to be under.
Because it’s a cheaper model, there are no adjustable settings or spray patterns on this shower head, but don’t let that distract you from getting an absolute bargain on this shower head. This shower head is perfect for ceiling mounting – we recommend that you have it installed about 7 feet above the floor in your shower.
The biggest thing that makes the Hansgrohe Raindance stand out from its competitors is the Air-Jet system, which helps to make this 2.5 gallon per minute shower head feel like you’re actually standing under a shower head that is using 6 gallons per minute or more. You can see how much difference the Air-Jet system makes by putting your finger over the air inlet while showering.
As a result of mixing air with the water, this shower head feel like more like a drenching downpour of rain than the gentle spray of some of the other rain showers featured on this site. This is the perfect shower head for you if you dislike the feeling of the modern low flow showers.
Unlike the other products in our top five list, this rain shower head from Grohe is a much smaller 6.25″ – which is perfect if you’ve got a small shower area, or you’re looking to fit this to an existing wall shower arm if you’re renting and want to improve your shower experience.
It has four different spray patterns – rain shower, power jet, spray and champagne spray – which you can see in action in this YouTube video. Don’t let it’s small size discourage you – it has a great spray coverage that will ensure that you have an amazing shower every morning.
Delta’s Touch Clean Raincan is another single function rainfall shower head, that can be had for less than $60 if you buy it online. It is the cheapest of top five rain shower heads, but don’t let that put you off. It has good water flow and a wide, even spray pattern.
The Delta Raincan has strong user reviews on Amazon and is rated 4.8 out of 5 with many satisfied customers.