The 15 Best Rain Showerheads

Rain showerheads are a great way to add some luxury to your shower experience. But with so many options on the market, which is the best rain shower head?

Raindrops really are one of the most soothing and relaxing sounds and sensations you can experience, and that’s why rain shower heads (sometimes called raindrop showerheads) have been getting more and more popular over time.

In this article, we go through 15 excellent rain shower head options, that not only improve your showering experience, but that is also very affordable and suitable for any budget.

The 15 Best Rain Shower Heads

Below is our list of the 15 best rain shower heads, going in order from the best at the top. There are plenty of options that are good value and provide excellent rainfall shower effect.

1.AquaDance Premium 3-Way Rainfall Combo


The AquaDance Rainfall Combo is an excellent quality option that will provide full coverage of your body. Made from stainless steel and measuring 10 inches, you can be sure to be fully covered by this one. The double shower head lets you have the rainfall effect without the reduced pressure. Similar to most others, it also comes with a swivel joint to adjust the direction and angle of the showerhead.

The best thing about this shower head is that it has functions: Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Power Mist, Rain Massage, Rain Mist, Water Saving Pause mode.

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2. SparkPod Showerhead – High Pressure Rain

The second shower head on our list is the SparkPod high pressure rain showerhead. This showerhead is designed to be easy and ‘tool free’ with simple installation that connects to standard shower arms. The showerhead also has a water restrictor which can be kept in or removed to increase the flow of water, depending on preference. It also has other common nice features such as easy cleaning nozzles, a chrome finish, and a changeable angle/direction.

This is another very good value option which if you’re looking for pressure rather than coverage over your body, is a good choice. However at only 6 inches in diameter, it’s not as wide as some other rain shower heads, which is the main downside. Also although it’s advertised as ‘high pressure’ this showerhead might not be high enough for some.

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3. NearMoon Square 12 Inch Rain Showerhead

The NearMoon rain showerhead is another large shower head coming in at 12 inches. It features 144 nozzles and also comes in a circular shape. This showerhead has some really great extras that make it stand out from the pack, including a 2 year warranty, and importantly it comes with a 15 inch extender arm. So you don’t need to buy anything else apart from this showerhead. It also has a swivel head to adjust the angel, and ‘air-in technology’ to increase pressure and save water.

Overall, this is a great all around package which won’t require purchasing extra parts, and the extender arm is solid and the perfect length. This rain showerhead doesn’t have quite as many nozzles as other large shower heads, but in our opinion it’s features and included extender arm make it one of the best options out there.

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4. NearMoon High Pressure 8 Inch Showerhead

The NearMoon showerhead is the next on the list, and is another good option that is designed to work with low water pressure. At 8 inches diameter, it isn’t quite as wide as some other rain showerheads, however it does have 90 nozzles/jets, so you’ll still experience the rainfall effect nicely here. The showerhead has an ultra thin design which aids in increasing the water pressure, and also the swivel feature to direct the water where you want.

Although the showerhead doesn’t come with an attachable arm, there is the option to buy one alongside this showerhead. Which is nice, as you’ll know you’re getting the right and matching extendable arm. Overall this is a good quality and good value rain shower head that will work well with low water pressure, and it has a simple attractive design. The main downside is that it isn’t quite as wide as some other shower heads, so you may not get enough coverage of your body as you’d like.

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5. KES ALL Metal Rainfall Showerhead

The KES rainfall showerhead is another 8 inch model that provides a good rainfall effect. This showerhead is made from stainless steel and comes in different colors and shapes (circular or square), so there is some nice choice here depending on preference. You also get some nice other features such as a metal swivel joint to control direction, silicone nozzles for anti clogging, and a removable flow restrictor to adjust the pressure.

The best thing about this shower head is that it has good strong pressure, and is good quality and doesn’t tend to clog. Again though, you will need to purchase an extender arm if you want this showerhead to be placed above your head and away from the wall.

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6. Qomolangma 12 Inch Brushed Rain Shower Head

The Qomolangma showerhead is another large shower head measuring 12 inches in diameter. It’s been designed ultra thin to increase pressure and has a brushed finish to avoid fingerprint marks. This showerhead has 256 holes, so if you like as many jets as possible and pressure spread out more, this is a great option.

The main benefits here are that the showerhead is nice and large, and with so many jets provides a great rainfall effect. Although it is simple to install, the showerhead is rather heavy so may need extra support, which could be troublesome. On top of this, you also don’t get an extender pipe included, which for a showerhead of this size you’ll definitely need. Overall this is a great option, even though there are a couple of downsides, these may not matter as much to some if your shower is set up in the right way.

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7. WarmSpray High Pressure Rain Showerhead

The WarmSpray high pressure rain showerhead is another solid option coming in at 9 inches. It is chrome plated and has 80 water jets, and a water filter and pressure restrictor, as well as an adjustable joint for changing the angle of the water spray. The main benefit of this showerhead is the good water pressure and easy installation. However, with good water pressure comes high water consumption, so if you’re looking to save water this might not be the best option.

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8. LORDEAR SLE16003 Solid Square Ultra Thin Rain Showerhead

The Lordear SLE16003 rain showerhead comes in at 10 inches, and is another that includes a shower arm, allowing easy installation and placement over your head. This rain shower head has a massive 10 year warranty, and is a good size and not too heavy. We particularly like it as it’s a great all-around package, and is nice and big to create a great rainfall effect. Again though, this showerhead does use a lot of water, so won’t be the best for people looking to save water.

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9. Voolan Large Adjustable Rainfall Showerhead

The Voolan rainfall showerhead is another large head, coming in at 12 inches in diameter. However it also has high pressure with maximum flow of 2.5 gpm. It’s easy to install and even comes with a mini wrench to assist. It has other common features such as easy to clean nozzles, a spin ball to adjust the angle, and a water filter. This shower head stands out for its large head and even flow, which provides a very good rainfall effect. However, it doesn’t include an extension pipe, so you’ll need to buy this separately.

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10. WarmSpray 9 Inch Luxury Thin Top Rain Showerhead

The WarmSpray 9 inch thin top showerhead, is another solid all around option that’s midsized with 108 jets. It’s slightly different to many others reviewed as it’s made from premium ABS engineering plastics, so therefore won’t rust and is super lightweight. Overall it’s really simple and easy to install, and nice and lightweight. Unfortunately the showerhead does use a lot of water however.

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11. LORDEAR F01082CH 16 Inch Adjustable Rain Showerhead

The LORDEAR F01082CH rain showerhead is the joint largest shower head on our list coming in at a giant 16 inches. It’s made from stainless steel with a polished chrome finish and has 196 water jets. This rain shower head also features air mixed water flow to improve water use and efficiency. Overall this showerhead great for its size and coverage improving the rainfall effect. It’s also good for saving water, and comes in a slightly smaller 12 inch size if preferred. The main downside here however, is that this isn’t quite as good as some other shower heads with some rare reports of leaking.

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12. RongMax Complete Rain Shower Head Kit

The RongMax complete rain shower head kit is a good option for people who want everything included. You’ll get a 13.5 inch adjustable arm alongside the shower head, as well as a removable water restrictor. The main benefit here is that you’ll get everything included, and at a good value price. The reason this isn’t higher on the list is that unfortunately the included shower arm can be susceptible to leaking in some cases.

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13. Derpras 16 Inch Square Rain Showerhead

The Derpras 16 inch square shower head is another very large shower head, with the highest number of spray jets on the list at 324. It’s been designed ultra thin to increase pressure and will provide massive coverage and light raindrop effect. Overall this is a great option with lots of nozzles that will offer a consistent rainfall shower, and if 16 inches is too big it also comes in 8,10, and 12 inches sizes. However again you will need to purchase a separate connecting arm.

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14. SR SUN RISE 12 Inch Rain Showerhead

The SR Sun Rise 12 inch shower head is another large rain shower head option and is available in multiple sizes and square or circular design. It also has air injection technology to offer a consistent shower experience. Overall this is a nice option with lots of choices that also offers a really good rainfall feeling. Again you will need to buy an attachment arm though.

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15. SR SUN RISE SRSH-F5043 10 Inch Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower Set

SR Sun Rise also make the SRSH-F5043 shower head, which is more of a luxury choice price wise, but comes as a set including multiple items. You’ll get the stainless steel 10 inch shower head, brass handheld showerhead, brass shower arm, bracket holder, and a stainless steel hose. If you’re looking to start from scratch this is a solid option that includes multiple shower accessories. However it is a lot more expensive than others on this list, and for the price it doesn’t quite reflect that difference in quality.

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Rain Shower Head Buyers Guide

What is a rain shower head?

A rain showerhead is any showerhead designed to replicate raindrops. These showerheads can vary in their water quantity and pressure to replicate anything from a light drizzle to heavy rainfall. The main difference is also often the size of the showerhead.

Unlike most conventional showers where the showerhead is small with a stream of water coming out more horizontally, rain shower heads are designed to be placed higher or overhead and cover a much larger surface area. Therefore the water will fall and cover a lot more of your body, and often with rain showerheads, they will use an attached arm to suspend them above you, giving the complete vertical water falling experience, just like rain.

Why choose a rain shower head?

There really is nothing better than being able to experience the feeling of raindrops and that consistent pressure when you’re having a shower. When you shower with a rain shower head you experience a more natural feeling shower, especially when the showerhead is placed directly above you so the water just falls naturally. If you find your shower head doesn’t cover enough of your body, or that you’d rather have a shower head that is placed directly above you with a large area of water falling, then a rain shower head is the way to go.

What features should you look for?

Size

Rain showerheads can vary significantly in size, and this can impact the amount of your body the water will cover, and also potentially the amount of pressure from the water falling. Large rain shower heads are a good choice if you have strong water pressure and are looking for more surface area covered. However, if you don’t have high water pressure then you might find some of the largest models too weak for your liking (this is dependent on the number of spray jets/nozzles too, see below) The smaller showerheads should provide more pressure as they are dispersing the water across less of a surface area. Therefore if you would rather have higher pressure and aren’t as concerned about wide surface area, you should choose a smaller shower head.

Spray

An important factor to consider with spray is water usage. Some people find that as soon as they start using a rain shower head, they actually consume much more water. Therefore, consider choosing a shower head with an ‘air mixed water’ feature that will save some water or one that has an easily remove-able water restriction feature.

Jets/Nozzles

The number of shower spray jets/nozzles is also an important factor to consider, as just because you have a large shower head it doesn’t mean there will be lots of jets. As above with size, generally, with more jets you have the more spread the water will be so the weaker pressure you’ll likely get. If you want more of a drizzle rain type shower, then get a large head with lots of nozzles. But if you want a powerful rain experience get a slightly smaller head with fewer nozzles. This can vary depending on model and your own shower pressure of course, but this advice works as a general starting point.

Durability & Materials

You want your showerhead to be able to stand the test of time. Therefore durability is an important factor to consider. Make sure when choosing the best rain shower head for you, you consider the materials and quality of the product. All of the reviewed showerheads are excellent quality and tried and tested by many consumers, so you don’t need to worry too much. However like with any product, there are some models that might be slightly more susceptible to damage or leaking than others.

Shower Head Installation

The final factor to consider with your rain shower head is installation. Fortunately for a lot of modern rain showerheads, and a lot of the ones we reviewed, installation is quick and simple. However, with some models you may not get an extendable arm for your showerhead so will need to buy and install and extension if you want the showerhead right above your head. So if you want as quick and easy installation as possible, with everything included, you should buy a raindrop shower head which includes everything.

Why buy a rain shower head online?

The main reason to buy is a rain shower head online, as opposed to through a bathroom installation company, or bathroom showroom is the cost. There are so many people who buy through showrooms and spend hundreds if not sometimes thousands of dollars on a rain shower head, only for it to break. They then find a replacement online which is not only a much better value but is also just as good as the previous overpriced one. With so many rain shower heads available online at very reasonable prices, there really isn’t an excuse for having to pay hundreds of dollars for a raindrop shower head anymore.

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