Updated 1 May 2014

Flexispray

Drench FLX48 Hand Shower

Bottom line: This shower head is just OK for showering comfort and our testers didn’t like it as much as other models.

Drench FLX48 Hand Shower
Consumer score
56
Price guide

$72

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Test results

Overall score
OK
56
Effectiveness
OK
6.6/10
Comfort
Just OK
4.6/10

Good points

  • OK showering effectiveness.
  • Good 8.4 litres/minute water-use rate.

But

  • Just OK showering comfort.
  • 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
$72

Specifications

Flow (L/min)
8.4
Spray patterns
1
Head diameter (mm)
70
Hose length (mm)
1455

Features

Fitting type
Bracket
Finish
Chrome
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