10 Best Rain Shower Head Reviews – Top Picks [updated 2019]

10 Best Rain Shower Head Reviews – Top Picks [updated 2019]

There is not a person that doesn’t want the best experience in the shower. With that in mind, you will need a great shower head to provide you with the right overhead stream of water.

Shower heads are meant to give you a spray of water that is not too much, yet not too little; the right volume of water for a cleansing and tolerable experience. A good shower head is also supposed to be designed well so that it can spray water right over you as you stand inside your bathtub or shower stall. Some shower stalls also have adjustable spray types, so you can choose a certain spray pattern to give you a different feeling in your shower. 

Best Rain Shower Head - Comparisons 

We will be reviewing ten of the most popular rain shower heads that the majority of consumers have recently bought. These shower heads are made from companies such as Moen, Vida Alegria, Blue Ocean and Modona. We will go through each product and explain to you what does and does not work well. Then, we will determine the best rain shower head based on our findings. 

Without further ado, here are the rain shower heads that we will be reviewing. 

Best Rain Shower Head - Reviews 

1. Moen S6320 Velocity Two-Function Rainshower

This first shower head come to us from Moen, which is one of the best-known shower fixture brands in the whole world. The Moen Velocity is a rain shower head that is eight inches in diameter. This shower head is sold in three colors: Chrome, brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze. We have the chrome variety here for review, which looks nice.

You can adjust the flow of water with an old-fashioned lever on the side, adjusting to one of two settings. In one setting, you can spray water gently across all of its 100 spouts. The other mode involved spraying water from the center-most spouts that spray water more strongly. Moen’s Velocity shower head can shoot at water at two and a half gallons per minute on its faster setting.

The majority of shower heads rely on gravity to spray their trajectory of water, but water ends up slowly trickling out, while much of that water just falls downward rather than on your body. Moen’s shower head, however, has what is known as “immersion technology” increases the pressure of water by channeling it in a circular motion before it sprays out it's nozzles.

This rain shower head can fit all standard ½ - 14 National Pipe Thread arms, so no extra plumbing is necessary. 

What we don’t like about this rain shower head is that the water ends up being colder than average. Because water from your water heater spends more time being prepared for this shower head, the water spends more time cooling down before it comes into contact with your body.

Pros

  • Has an immersion system.
  • Can fit almost all shower arms.
  • Is available in three different colors.

Cons

  • Water is colder than usual.

2. SR SUN RISE SRSH-F5043 Luxury Rain Shower

This rain shower head from SR Sun Rise is actually two shower heads: A large one that sprays water directly over your head, and a smaller, handheld one that sprays smaller amounts of water at an angle. This shower head is available in a 10 or 12-inch long shower head, but we have the smaller one to review.

While the fixtures are made of brass, which is best resistant to water, they are all finished with chrome, for a sleek professional look that is suitable for all styles of bathroom.

SR Sun Rise’s shower head also prevents jumps in temperature change with the pressure balance inside the valve. If you want to adjust the water temperature, you won’t unexpectedly get scalded by hot water. Instead, it will gradually change from hot to cold or vice versa.

This shower head sprays water directly over your head. While it does pivot, you are required to install it about a foot over your head to allow angled showering. The smaller shower head is one that you could take out of its stand to wash children, wash pets or even clean out the shower.

This rain shower head from SR Sun Rise. 

While this looks like a great package, it is nothing that you can just plop onto your existing plumbing. With that said, you will need to hire a plumbing professional to help you get this system installed without any problems.

Pros

  • Comes in ten or twelve inches in length.
  • Includes a portable shower head.
  • Temperature gradually changes; prevents scalding.

Cons

  • CoRequires professional installation

3. Blue Ocean 52" Aluminum SPA392M Shower

This shower head from Blue Ocean is actually a panel. All with a finish of chrome aluminum alloy, this show head features a temperature display, a control panel with two knobs and eight spray jets, a portable shower head and a faucet.

The temperature display can electronically read how how the running water is. If you have a certain temperature of water that is the sweet spot for you, you can remember it by its temperature so that you don’t need to guess by turning the knob. This display is powered by double-A batteries.

To ensure the best water pressure for each feature in this shower system, each of them gets connected from the main water line independently. The strange thing, though, is that you cannot have more than two features on at once, such as the overhead shower and the portable shower.

What are the spray jets all about? They can spray streams of mist directed at your body, meant to give it a massage. What is odd about these jets is that they cannot work all at once. For a system with features that all work independently, Blue Ocean has certainly made some questionable choices here.

Furthermore, this is also a hard shower system to install, and we strongly suggest you have a professional install it for you. If your shower needs a complete overhaul, we would tell you to consider this shower system, but for a new rain shower head, this is not really a necessary purchase for you.

Pros

  • All features work independently.
  • Has a temperature screen.
  • Comes with massage jets.
  • Includes a portable shower head.

Cons

  • Requires professional installation.
  • Cannot use two features at a time.

4. Rainshower Cosmopolitan 160 4-Spray Shower 

Going back to simpler shower heads, this one is from Grohe is 6.25 inches in diameter. It is available in four finishes: Chrome, bronze, oil-rubbed bronze and brushed nickel. With the shower head’s ball and socket joint, you can adjust it by 15 degrees.

One unique feature is its “anti-lime system”. This is an easy to clean shower head that develops limescale at a very slow pace. Clean it lightly to never deal with contaminants.

This shower head can be adjusted to one of four different spray patterns: “Rain” is the conventional shower setting. “Jet” is the small, yet powerful stream. “Pure” is a completely straight stream. “Champagne” is a stream of water that gives a sprinkler-like effect.

The Rainshower Cosmopolitan distributes water evenly to each spot on its face. This ensures that you are always getting all the water you need in your showering experience. This shower head can spray water out at 2.5 gallons every minute.

The engineering of this shower head is a whole different story. The parts of the shower head are known to get loose over time, whether it is the face or its casing. We suspect that the moisture from the flow of water causes what holds it together to deteriorate sooner rather than later. This is honestly a disappointment.

Pros

  • Is available in four different colors.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Has four different settings.
  • Water flows evenly.

Cons

  • Does not stay together for long.

5. STARBATH 12 Inch Shower System

This rain shower head from Starbath is nearly identical to the one made by SR Sun Rise. The overhead shower head is the same. It comes with a portable shower head, that is also like the other. The buttons and markings on the control panel are the same. It is almost as if both companies bought their parts from somewhere else.

The only difference about this head is that is comes in 12 inches in length only, and there is also a round version where the pair of shower heads and the panel all have round shapes instead of square ones.

All parts of this shower system is made of brass, except for the hose for the portable shower head, which is made of stainless steel. Everything is finished in chrome for that beautiful appearance that goes great in any kind of bathroom.

The ceramic disc cartridges are touted to last 500,000 times more than traditional cartridges in open and closed tests. You are guaranteed a shower that is long lasting and durable.

There is also a satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not happy with it, you can get a full refund. 

Compared to the SR Sun Rise system, this shower head was somewhat easier to install. You could hire a plumber, but you can also try to install the shower system by yourself and still succeed by following instructions closely.

Pros

  • Includes a portable shower head.
  • Includes a money back guarantee.
  • Comes in either round or square parts.

Cons

  • Very similar to another product.

6. Vida Alegría Spashower RAIN 8-Inch Square

The Vida Alegría rain shower head does not include any extra features, so this is just a replacement for your existing shower head. It is eight inches long, and can spray out water at two and a half gallons per minute. You have three choices for colors: Brushed nickel, chrome and oil-rubbed bronze. We have the brushed nickel variety.

On the face of this shower head are approximately 144 silicon material nozzles. These nozzles distribute water evenly, and if you were ever to experience a clog, declogging is easy to do by just hitting the shower head lightly.

This is a shower head which can easily be installed in just minutes, even without any professional help. They really stress that instructions are written in “clear English” so that they are extra sure that you do not have any problems with installing this shower head on your own.

For warranties, this shower head has one that lasts up to three years.

However, this shower head is not ideal for any type of water pressure. If you are known to have strong water pressure throughout the home, this will be an excellent buy for you. If not, then you will not receive water from all of the nozzles, making its extra size to be pointless, for lack of a better word.

Pros

  • Easy to install.
  • Is available in three different colors.
  • Can fit almost all shower arms.

Cons

  • Works better for strong water pressure.

7. MODONA 10” Rain Shower Head and “S” Long Shower

Modona has four versions of their shower head: Eight inches, round, chrome. Eight inches, square, chrome. Ten inches, round, chrome. And finally ten inches, round, brushed nickel. The one we are reviewing is the fourth option.

The installation is said to be very simple, with no professional assistance or power tools needed. It also has its own shower arm. The rain shower head itself can spray water at 2.5 gallons per minute.

All parts of this head, sans the nozzles, are made of brass. With that said, it is easy to clean and will not cause any limescale buildup. Modona will send you a free replacement if your first one fails or is defective. 

Like with Visa Alegria’s shower head, this one from Modona requires optimal water pressure so that you get a shower to cover all the nozzles. If you have any kind of water pressure, it will certainly look nice, but it may not use all of the nozzles that are included on its face.

Pros

  • Comes with shower arm.
  • Easy to install.
  • Is available in four different versions.

Cons

  • Works better for strong water pressure.

8. WantBa Ultra-luxury Rainfall/handheld Spa 

WantBa has a combination of a rainfall and portable shower heads. Looking fanciful or unique is not really the focus with this shower head. It looks rather minimal and it said to just do its job very well.

There are five settings total for the portable shower head: Power rain, pulsating massage, rain/massage, rain/mist and an “economy” rain. There are no other settings for the overhead shower than just the normal rain type. The overhead shower head sprays water at 2.5 gallons a minute.

This shower head is easy to set up and does not require any tools. It comes with nuts to screw in the fixtures and that’s it.

If your home doesn’t have a strong water pressure, that’s alright; this rain shower head still works well and provides a strong rush of water into your shower each and every time.

The one problem we have experienced with this shower head is that the portable shower head is connected to the overhead shower head with the hose. That would not be much of a problem, except that the hose is not that long. While it claims to be six feet, it appears to be five feet, or even less. You are not given much flexibility when using the portable shower head.

So far, this is the only shower head that does not have a warranty. While it’s great to have a warranty, you hope that you never have to fulfill it, so we cannot say that it is a bad thing in this regard.

Pros

  • Easy to install.
  • Includes a portable shower head.
  • Has five different settings.
  • Works with any water pressure.

Cons

  • Hose is too short.

9. esnbia Luxury 12×8 Inch Rectangle Rain Shower 

Esnbia’s short head is a square-shaped head that is twelve inches by eight in length. You can buy the head separately, or buy a whole system that includes the head. It is nice that they are giving you options, as there’s no need to replace an entire shower system if it still works.

This shower head has 90 miniature nozzles, and it sprays water at 2.5 gallons a minute. It works well with either high or low water pressure, and sports a polished chrome finish that looks suitable in any type of bathroom. The head is made of 304 stainless steel, one of the most indestructible steels there is.

There is only one spray setting on this shower head, but it promises a messaging experience, due to its combination of 60 percent moisture and 40 percent air, thanks to the “air-in air technology”. It has an anti-clog and anti-leak design that will always function the way it is supposed to for a long time. 

Some people consider the air-in air technology to be a good thing or a bad thing, but I know that the majority of people want 100 percent water while showering. Cleansing come first with massages coming second.

Pros

  • Available alone or as part of a whole system.
  • Has a “massaging” effect to it.

Cons

  • Does not fully spray water.

10. Sarlai Double Rain Hotel Spa Bathroom Combo

The final rain shower head is brought to you by Sarlai. This overhead shower head is round and is a total of ten inches in diameter. It also has a portable shower head. Also included with this shower head is its own arm.

The portable shower head features not one but five different spray settings. They are “rainshower”, “massage”, “bubbly”, rain and massage and rain and bubbly. Once again, the overhead shower does not have any additional settings.

This shower system is made of 304 stainless steel with a polished chrome finish, and Sarlai claims that it is scratch resistant as well. This shower head is also fairly easy to install without any roadblocks expected.

If you buy this from Sarlai, you are subject to a 100 percent money back guarantee for the first three years. 

A common problem that we have faced with this shower head was that the water pressure is weak when you assemble it at an angle. It is not streaming outwards 100 percent, and a part of this water just drips down off the face of the shower head.

Pros

  • Includes a portable shower head.
  • Includes a money back guarantee.
  • Has five different settings.
  • Easy to install.

Cons

  • Water pressure runs weak.

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Final Verdict 

The shower head that we picked for your consideration is none other than the Vida Alegría Spashower RAIN 8-Inch Square Soft Rain 2.5 GPM Shower Head.

There are many shower heads that are part of a set or shower system, but we don’t really consider one of them to be absolutely must-buy, especially when all you just need is a better shower head. 

With that said, Vida Alegria’s shower head comes with the most benefits with the fewest detriments as possible. It is easy to install, it does its job well and you can enjoy a relaxing shower without worrying that something might go wrong. This is why the rain shower head from Vida Alegria is out most recommended product for you.

Furthermore, you can opt to buy this head in black or brushed nickel, giving you options for what would look best in your shower stall or tub.

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