Updated 1 May 2014

Feltonmix

Odyssey Hand Shower OHSKC

Bottom line: This shower head was not well-liked by our testers and was poor for showering comfort.

Odyssey Hand Shower OHSKC
Consumer score
45
Price guide

$125

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Test results

Overall score
Just OK
45
Effectiveness
OK
5.8/10
Comfort
Poor
3.2/10
Overall score - restrictors removed (%)
Poor
42/10
Effectiveness - restrictors removed
OK
6.0/10
Comfort - restrictors removed
Extremely poor
2.3/10

Good points

  • OK showering effectiveness.
  • Good 8.0 litres/minute water-use rate.

But

  • Poor showering comfort.
  • Removing the restrictor increased the head’s showering effectiveness – although its water use went up to 16 litres/minute and its showering comfort rating fell from poor to very poor.
  • This head achieved a higher overall score with the restrictor in place.
  • Only 1 spray pattern.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Effectiveness (50 percent) - rated on how well the shower wet and rinsed the hair and body.
  • Comfort (50 percent) - rated on the feel of the shower on the head and body.

The Aquatica/Eco-Stream and Feltonmix heads could be configured as high-flow by removing the supplied flow restrictor. We assessed these models both with and without the restrictors.

Aquatica Eco Smarte and Aquatica Eco Stream are identical but are marketed under two names and sold by different retailers.

Our trial
Each head was trialled by 8 people. Each trial was conducted in the same shower cubicle using the same mixer-control and slide-rail each time. The shower head and hose were changed every day.

We also measured the mains water pressure and then the water flow for each head.

Note: our trial was conducted in June 2010. Price and availability have been updated, but new models for many of the brands are now available.

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$125

Specifications

Flow (L/min)
8.0
Flow - restrictors removed (L/min)
16.0
Spray patterns
1
Head diameter (mm)
70
Hose length (mm)
1500
Slide-rail length (mm)
560

Features

Fitting type
Bracket
Finish
Chrome
Soap dish
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