The Thunderhead brings about an imagery in our minds of heavy downpours and deep splashes of torrents. The TH2.5 Thunderhead High Pressure Rain Shower Head aims to live up to that narrative through its high pressure chamber which was just announced early last year. Through several steps in research and engineering design, it had been released in the market with an equally flood like support from their users. But does it really live up to its expectation or is it just hype that opened the floodgates for this shower system’s debut? Read on as we discuss the different dynamics that surround this product right from its design towards its performance.
Its design can be a double-edged sword. In an attempt to differentiate itself from many if not all shower systems available in the market, instead of a chrome or metallic finish, the company decided to go with a white coating for a pure aura. This is also due to the fact that the trend of most bathrooms nowadays does not go towards the path of metallic fixtures but towards solid and clean color schemes such as whites and blues. This might be a new step for many shower heads and some may not initially like this move, but this product pretty much blends in well with modern day shower rooms due to its color scheme.
The High Pressure Rain Shower Head may not be the largest in the rainshower category, but the six inches does put up a good look in every bathroom. Not too flamboyant for a large centerpiece but still modest enough to look clean and elegant. Its four individual ratchets are neatly integrated as well as its locking mechanisms, giving this fixture a solid build.
This is where the Thunderhead High Pressure Rain Shower Head lives up to its name. It is by far one of the few shower heads that provide the highest pressure of 80 psi, a figure that can thoroughly clean up even those areas that you would normally need a handheld shower to properly rinse. The excellent positioning of the four brackets that comes along with it makes this pressure attainable, even on pipelines that are already relatively old.
Its effective chamber mechanism also allows it to have a thorough output of 2.5 gallons per minute without any effort, a considered standard for all shower fixtures nowadays. Due to its fine construction, it can deliver a higher pressure with the same amount of input of water, a very efficient scenario compared to other models. Lastly, it has a self-cleaning mechanism thanks to that highly pressurized contrivance. One quick blast of water can clear most if not all of the mineral build up in even the hardest water supply.
Despite being a plastic unit with a white coating, it still is attractive to look at, given that it matches the color scheme of the bathroom where it is to be installed. With its high pressure technology, a number of things can also be achieved such as its self-cleaning action and higher efficiency rate for the same input of water needed.
Many may not like the plastic build and this can be its greatest setback. To be frank, almost all shower heads nowadays are made of plastic for a lightweight finish and corrosion-resistant texture. The only difference is that they have decided to coat this creation with white instead of a metallic finish. But rest assured, this innovation still blends surprisingly well on modern day bathrooms.
Although its finish may not suit everyone’s preference, the Thunderhead TH2.5 High Pressure Rain Shower Head never fails to deliver what it initially promised to give- high pressure and effective rain type shower experience. Due to this factor, it is also easy to clean relative to most models. We wish this model had a chrome finish variant, but other than that, this model performs extremely well in the field of the shower industry.