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2017 Best Shower Heads List: Concise Charts, Pro Reviews and Videos

Posted on March 21 2017

2017 List of the Best Shower Heads 


best Shower Heads 2017

 

Let me give it to you straight about this list of the Best Shower Heads. We did not just aggregate data from other websites List of Top Rated Shower Heads. 

 

Our recommendations are based off of professionally gathered reviews, product inspections and the use of all of these Shower Heads on our List. 

 

If you just want the Executive Summary of the Best Shower Heads as of November 2017, here's the breakdown:

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 Image Product Name Flow Rate Type Material Finishes Price
Kohler Converge Magnetic Docking 6" Hand Held Shower Head Combo Kohler Converge  2.0 GPM Best New Shower Head of 2017 Plastic Head & Metal Hose Vibrant Brushed Nickel $64.95
Speakman S-2252 Icon Anystream Shower Head High Pressure 2.5 GPM Flow

Speakman Icon 

2.5 GPM Best High Pressure Shower Head Solid Brass

Chrome; Brushed Nickel; Polished Brass; Oil Rubbed Bronze

$89.95 to $139.95
Moen 26100SRN Engage Magnetix Hand Held Shower Head High Pressure 2.5 GPM Moen Engage With Magnetix 2.5 GPM Best Hand Held Shower Head Plastic Head & Metal Hose Chrome; Spot Resist Brushed Nickel $62.95 to $67.95
Moen S6320 Velocity 8 Inch Rain Showerhead With Immersion 2.5 GPM Flow Moen Velocity 2.5 GPM Best Rain Shower Head Solid Brass

Chrome; Brushed Nickel; Oil Rubbed Bronze

$149.95 to $249.95
Moen 26008 Attract With Magnetix Dual Hand Held Rain Shower Head Combo

Moen Attract With Magnetix

2.0 GPM Best Dual Rain And Hand Held Shower Head Plastic Heads & Metal Hose

Chrome; Spot Resist Brushed Nickel

$129.95 to $139.95

Culligan

2.5 GPM Best Filtered Shower Head Plastic Head & Metal Fitting Chrome $44.95
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If you'd like to know more about how we developed our list, and get more information on each Shower Head, keep on reading.

We based our ranking system off the experiences of 3 groups of people:

  • Customers
  • Expert Bath and Shower Designers
  • Plumbing Professionals

 

Their research was based on 6 Core Shower Head Features:

  • Pressure - How high is the Flow Rate?
  • Coverage - What’s the Shower Head diameter?
  • Durability - What's it made of? 
  • Functionality - What are the spray settings, innovations and features?
  • Finish Availability - Is it available in Chrome, Brushed Nickel, etc?
  • Price - What’s the bottom line?!

 

Before we get into it, we want to let you know that the "Best Shower Head" is really subjective. It comes down to what Type of Shower Head fits your needs. If you don't know what the Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Shower Heads are, you need to read this article:

 

Different Types Of Shower Heads: What To Know Before You Buy

 

What you'll find is we've categorized the Best Shower Heads into 8 Main Types:

  • Best New Shower Head of 2017
  • Best High Pressure Shower Heads
  • Best Hand Held Shower Heads
  • Best Rain Shower Heads
  • Best Dual Hand Held And Rain Shower Heads
  • Best Filtered Shower Heads

 

Let's get it going then... 

 

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Best Shower Head of 2017

Kohler Converge 3 Spray Hand Held Shower Head Combo & Magnetic Holder

 

Kohler Converge Magnetic Docking 6" Hand Held Shower Head Combo

 

Just when companies like Delta and Moen seemed to be running away with Shower Head Innovations, Kohler launched the Converge Hand Held Shower Head.

Embedding a 6 Inch Hand Held Shower Head around a Rain Shower Head using a Magnetic Docking System, you can go from the Hand Shower to Rain Shower with ease.

Adjust the 2-in-1 Diverter Dial to use only the Hand Held, only the Rain Shower or both at the same time.

One of the coolest features of the Kohler Converge is the Infinity Spray. This spray innovation effectively merges 3 sprays into one, giving you increased coverage and a different shower experience depending on how far back you are from the Shower Head.

 

 

Best Shower Head Key Innovations

Kohler Converge: 2-in-1 Combo Shower Head, imbedding the detachable Hand Held into the Fixed Shower Head, allowing you to use one, the other, or both at the same time.

Magnetic Dock: Innovative Magnetic Hand Shower Holder, which replaces the bulky Shower Holder Bracket, allowing you to dock your Handshower with just a click.

Infinity Spray: Sculpts the spray pattern to give you the feeling of 3 sprays in just one unique spray.

 


Best Shower Head Key Features

  • Pressure - 2.0 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
  • Coverage - 6 Inches 
  • Durability - Plastic Shower Heads and Mount; Metal Hose, Plastic Threaded Connection
  • Functionality - 3 Functions, featuring the Infinity 3-in-1 spray.
  • Finishes - Polished Chrome, Vibrant Brushed Nickel
  • Price - Starts at $64.95
  • Includes - Handshower, Rain Shower, Magnetix Dock, 60 Inch Metal Hose (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)

 

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Best High Pressure Shower Head

Speakman S-2252 Icon Anystream Shower Head High Pressure 2.5 GPM Flow

Speakman Icon 2.5 GPM Anystream Shower Head All Metal Construction

 

In case you're not familiar with Speakman, they offer some of the most widely used Shower Heads in hotels around the world. Due to their High Pressure and Solid Construction, hotel-goers often seek the Speakman experience once they get back home.

Of all the Speakman Shower Heads we've tried, this is hands down not only the Best High Pressure Shower Head, but the Best Shower Head For Low Pressure Showers. 

Three key factors go into making for such high pressure: Anystream Spray Technology, 48 Individual Sprays and the Maximum Flow Rate of 2.5 Gallons Per Minute.

Last but not least, this Shower Head is constructed of solid brass, ensuring that you can enjoy the Best High Pressure Shower Head for years to come.

 

Best High Pressure Shower Head Key Innovations

 

Anystream 360 Degree Technology: Using a simple lever on the Showerhead, you can switch between a intense rinse, invigorating massage and a combination of these spray patterns. Plus, by rotating the lever 360 degrees, you effortlessly performa a self-cleaning of the Shower Head to ensure each use is just as good as the first.

6 Precision Jets, Sculpting 48 Individual Sprays: With a narrow spread between each jet, the water pressure is concentrated into a combination of 48 total jets leaving you with a thorough rinse every time!

 

Best High Pressure Shower Head Key Features

  • Pressure - 2.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
  • Coverage - 2.75 Inches 
  • Durability - Solid Brass Construction
  • Functionality - Anystream 3 Function Technology - Intense, Rain, Flood
  • Finishes - Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Polished Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Price - Starts at $89.95
  • Includes - Shower Head (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)

 

 
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Best HandHeld Shower Head

Moen 26100 Engage Magnetix Hand Held Shower Head 2.5 GPM High Pressure

Moen Engage Magnetix Hand Held Shower Head High Pressure 2.5 GPM

 

A Hand Held Shower Head is the most versatile type of Shower Head available. With a Flexible Shower Hose attached to the Handshower, you can go from the Shower Head resting in place to taking it off the wall to rinse down.

Voted "This Old House" Top 100 Best New Home Products Of 2015, we consider the Moen Engage with Magnetix to be one of the Best Hand Held Shower Heads on the market.

Featuring the innovative Magnetic Docking System, easily dock the Hand Held back in place with "snap" of the magnet. Say goodbye to the cumbersome Shower Holders that break and are just clunky to use.

You'll be thrilled with the High Pressure of this Shower Head, as it combines a 2.5 Gallon Per Minute Flow Rate with 6 Spray Functions.

Best HandHeld Shower Head Key Innovations

Magnetix: Innovative magnetic hand shower holder makes it a "snap!" to put your shower head back in place. 

 

 

Best HandHeld Shower Head Key Features

  • Pressure - 2.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
  • Coverage - 3.5 Inches 
  • Durability - Plastic Shower Head and Mount; Metal Shower Hose
  • Functionality - 6 Functions
  • Finishes - Chrome, Spot Resist Brushed Nickel
  • Price - Starts at $62.95
  • Includes - Handshower, Magnetix Dock, 60 Inch Metal Hose (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)

 

 

 

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Best Rain Shower Head

Moen S6320 Velocity 8 Inch Rain Showerhead With Immersion 2.5 GPM Flow

Moen Velocity 8 Inch Rain Shower Head 2.5 GPM Immersion Flow

 

The Rain Shower Head, truly the most luxurious way to shower. Putting out rain-like droplets, you'll feel like you're showering in a downpour. That is, if you choose wisely!

The Moen Velocity Rain Shower Head truly immerses you in water with its large 8 Inch diameter Shower Head. Although you can already expect High Pressure with the 2.5 Gallon Per Minute Flow Rate, Moen kicks it up a notch with their signature Immersion Self-Pressurizing Rainshower Technology.

You can even cycle through 3 functions with the built in lever, taking you from Rainfall to Flood to an Intense Massage.

Our Design Team also loves this Showerhead for its clean look, while our Plumbing Professionals applaud the fact that it's made out of Solid Brass. From the Shower Face to the Threaded Fitting, it's solid.

Whether you mount it from the Ceiling or the Wall, you won't be disappointed.

 

Best Rain Shower Head Key Innovations

Immersion Rainshower Technology: Self pressurizing system funnels water through tiny channels to increase the spray power, delivering 3x more pressure than most standard rain shower heads.

 

Best Rain Shower Head Key Features

  • Pressure - 2.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
  • Coverage - 8 Inches 
  • Durability - Solid Brass Construction
  • Functionality - 3 Functions; Intense, Rain, Flood
  • Finishes  - Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Price - Starts at $149.95
  • Includes - Rain Shower Head (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)

 

 

 
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Best Dual Shower Head (Hand Held + Rain)

Moen 26008 Attract With Magnetix Dual Hand Held Rain Shower Head Combo

Moen Attract With Magnetix Dual Hand Held Rain Shower Head Combo

 

Dual Rain and Hand Held Shower Head Combos are rapidly becoming the hot topic among designers and customer alike. Offering you all of the flexibility of a Hand Held with the Rainfall effect of a Rain Shower Head, it's hard to go wrong.

The Moen Attract with Magnetix took the super popular Magnetix technology and paired it up with a large Rain Shower Head. The result? Shower Head bliss.

The Rain Shower Head has a large 6.75 Inch diameter and features one Full Flow Rainfall Spray. Mounting just below the Rainshower is the Magnetix Handshower with 6 settings and a Pause Control Function, giving you a wide range of pressure options.

This might just be that Shower Head compromise you and your significant other have been looking for, as you can use the 2-in-1 Diverter to go from the Rain Shower only, to the Handshower Only, or run both at the same time! 

 

 

Best Dual Shower Head Key Innovations

Magnetix: Innovative magnetic hand shower holder makes it a "snap!" to put your shower head back in place. 

 

Best Dual Shower Head Core Features

  • Pressure - 2.0 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
  • Coverage - 6.75 Inch Rainshower; 3.75 Inch Handshower
  • Durability - Plastic Shower Heads and Mount, Metal Shower Hose, Brass Threaded Fitting
  • Functionality - Single Function Rain Shower; 6 Function Hand Held with Massage and Pause Control Button
  • Finishes - Chrome, Spot Resist Brushed Nickel
  • Price - Starts at $129.95
  • Includes - Handshower, Rainshower, Magnetic Dock, 60 Inch Metal Hose (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)

 

 

 

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Best Filtered Shower Head

 Culligan 2.5 GPM Filtered Shower Head Fixed Showerhead Water Filter

Culligan Multi Function Filtered Shower Head 2.5 GPM, Chrome

Do you have hard water, leaving your skin dry and hair tangled? A Filtered Shower Head can reduce the vast majority of Chlorine and Scale in the water, leaving you with more nourished skin and hair.

When we were seeking out the Best Filtered Shower Head, it really came down to how well the Shower Head filters out harmful substances and the reputation of the company.

Culligan has been the leader in the water filtration industry for many years, and you can count on them being around when it comes time to replace the Shower Head Filter inside of your Shower Head. Culligan Filtered Shower Heads reduce Chlorine by up to 99% and are NSF Certified, giving you the confidence that their Shower Filters do what they claim. 

But this is more than just a Filtered Shower Head. Featuring 5 Multi Functions at a 2.5 Gallon Per Minute Flow Rate, you'll enjoy both the High Pressure and Cleaner Water.

 

 

Best Filtered Shower Head Key Innovations

Reduces Chlorine, Sulfur Odors, Hard Water and Scale Build-Up: Take the chemicals out of your water that dry out your skin, cause those rotten egg odors and are just generally bad for your health. The included Filter will reduce your Chlorine level by up to 99% while also reducing Scale - caused by high mineral content in your water which leaves behind a filmy residue. You'll find that reducing Scale will keep your shower cleaner, longer while creating a more hydrating shower to promote smooth and nourished skin. 

NSF Certified: The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) is one of the most respected independent product testing organizations to ensure that manufacturers meet strict standards imposed by NSF for the safety and health of consumers.

 

 

Best Filtered Shower Head Key Features

  • Pressure - 2.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
  • Coverage - 4 Inches 
  • Durability - Plastic Shower Head, Brass Threaded Fitting
  • Functionality - 5 Function
  • Finishes - Chrome
  • Price - Starts at $44.95
  • Includes - Shower Head, 1 Shower Head Filter (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)