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Updated 1 May 2014

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Kiri Satinjet Slide Rail Shower

Kiri Satinjet Slide Rail Shower
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Bottom line: This shower head is very effective for showering. But it only has 1 spray pattern and isn’t as comfortable as other models we tested.

Consumer test

Overview

Test results

Overall score
67%
OK
Effectiveness (/10)
8.6
Very good
Comfort (/10)
4.8
Just OK

Good points

  • Very good showering effectiveness.

But

  • Just OK showering comfort.
  • Its 9.4 litres/minute water-use rate is slightly high.
  • Only 1 spray pattern.

How we test

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.

Key data

Spec Summary

Specifications

Flow (L/min)
9.4
Spray patterns
1
Head diameter (mm)
106
Hose length (mm)
1500

Features

Fitting type
Slide
Finish
Chrome
Soap dish
Availability

Sold at most plumbing merchants.

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$339

Specifications

Flow (L/min)
9.4
Spray patterns
1
Head diameter (mm)
106
Hose length (mm)
1500
Slide-rail length (mm)
680

Features

Fitting type
Slide
Finish
Chrome
Soap dish
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