This is a nice replacement handheld shower head.
The square head design is slightly larger than the other typical round head models I've used, and the one thing I like the most is that it has 3 push buttons to change the spray style instead of the twist / rotate style shower heads--the push buttons are much easier to operate than the twist-style heads. The flat rubberized spray surface also looks easier to clean than my current shower head.
It comes with an adapter that has a dovetail style hanger design that I like better than the typical 'microphone stand' style holder. It also comes with an extra hanger that can be mounted to a wall with included adhesive strip or a screw. It includes a 6 foot long hose.
The shower head is made of plastic with a chrome finish. The plastic is a good thing, as my hard water will cause deposits and corrosion on any metal fixtures.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Stylish
I’ve had more than quite a few Koehler items and they have always been pretty reliable. We were looking for a new shower head with a handheld shower head as the one we currently have is of the “regular” style. Installation is just about the same as any other shower head. Screw the base onto your shower and then the hose to the shower head. They also include a dock where you can mount in another place in your shower. They provide screws and it has a 3M adhesive already attached if you don’t want to drill holes into your shower.
The 3 patterns can be easily changed by pressing the buttons on the shower head, and they all seem to be very nice. The brush nickel finish looks great and matches the rest of our hardware.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
Kohler is a trusted brand and this Rain Duet 3-spray wall mount handheld shower head continues their great line of bath products. The simplicity of the design and installation makes this easy to use. Simply unscrew the old shower head, screw on the new adaptor that servers as a dock as well as a connection to the flexible hose, screw on the flexible hose to the head, and you are ready to go. A nice feature of this unit is quick change of the spray pattern; you simply push on of three buttons on the five-inch rectangular shower head. The unit comes with an additional stick on second mount/dock so you can place it closer to the tub if you are sitting down, a great feature if you are bathing children, a pet, or just soaking in the tub. The flow is rated at 1.75 GPM. The three setting are wide coverage rain shower, gentle mist, and massage. The unit and hose are polished chrome with a black plastic spray head. The 72-inch-long hose moves freely and doesn’t dripping. The three flow patterns switch instantly with the push of a button – making this a very convenient unit to use. Overall, it looks classy, feels great, and works flawlessly. Unit has a lifetime limited warranty.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
Distinct design, good quality, adequate choice of spray patterns, but some potential issues.
There’s a lot to like. The brushed nickel finish is attractive and feels well made. The black matte face on the sprayer looks sleek and modern. Overall, it has a minimalist look, perfect if you’re wanting a clean, uncluttered shower space.
While there are only three spray patterns, they actually provide a reasonable range of choice (sometimes less is more), and are easy to select, though the buttons do require a firm press.
The handheld can be installed directly on the shower arm as the only shower head, or off to the side on the auxiliary “dock” as an addition to your existing shower head, though this will require a diverter (not included). The hose is very flexible, and at 72” should be long enough for most applications.
Probably the biggest concern is the angle of the shower head. It faces “out” more than “down” due to the shape of the handheld and how it clips into the mounting bracket on the shower arm (see pics). This angle might result in water being directed straight at you instead of down and over you. This won’t be an issue if you intend to use it as a supplemental handheld and rely on your regular shower head otherwise.
The remote dock offers two installation options: drill screw anchors into your tile or apply the “very high bond” adhesive backing to your tile. If you opt for the adhesive method, position it carefully! You get ONE try, and it cannot be repositioned! A suction attachment option would have been nice (especially at this price point), and would have allowed easy removal and repositioning (making it possible to take it with you if you move.)
Installation was easy enough though the instructions were slightly confusing and not up to the standards I’ve come to expect from Kohler. But if you’ve ever installed something similar you’ll figure it out.
I encountered one odd problem that I suspect was a packing or manufacturing mistake - there was an extra piece of rubber on top of the washer that prevented water from flowing!! I don’t think it was meant to be there. It was easily removed and discarded, after which it worked great.
Kohler Rain Duet 3-Spray 1.75 GPM 5.125 in. Wall Mount Handheld Shower Head with Hose in Vibrant Brushed Nickel
Model # K-R24163-G-BN
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Stylish
This shower head is simple but looks good. It has three spray setting which can be toggled with the three buttons on the bottom of the spray head. Installation was simple as it just must be screwed together and then screwed to the head. It took me about 5-minutes to install it. The extra holder has sticky backing and holed for mounting to screws. I chose to simply stick it to the shower wall as I did not want to drill holes. The handle is a little long for the shower caddy we have as the head cannot be tipped downward with the caddy hanging from the showerhead. Even with the hand wand tipped down, the water stream still hits higher than I am used to. The angles just seem to be a little off. As far as the handheld portion, the water does feel good and it’s easy to get everything clean. The jet settings is hard but still comfortable. The mist spray is also comfortable although it does seem to cool off the water coming out. Also, comment from my wife, she does not like that it does not have a stop water button which is convenient to have for shaving in the shower. I like the finish but it is plastic and feels rather “cheap” in the hand as compared to some of the all metal showerheads available.
I've installed many Kohler products over the years and have always been pleased with their design and overall build quality. Having said that, this Rain Duet 3-Spray Wall Mount Handheld Shower Head isn't one of their best efforts. The look is nice although many parts are plastic, typical of fixtures in this price range. Time and use will tell if this will lead to lower durability. Installation was quick and easy using the included instructions. The three spray settings are very nice and, at least in our application, have more than adequate water pressure and flow. The additional mount is a nice feature if you are bathing pets or small children, or just taking a bath but want the spray head within easy reach. On the negative side, the spray head sits at an awkward angle when placed in the mount making it difficult to angle downward enough for a smaller person. This gets even worse if you have a shower caddy in place. Also, a small rubber trim piece in the spray head face refuses to stay in place. I've had to use a bit of shoe goo to keep it from popping out and getting lost down the drain. Overall, I'm happy with the product and would recommend it for most applications.
This one is a big "No" for me. For one, the fixture feels a bit cheap when compared to our Sp**kman handheld shower. And while I'm a big proponent of fixtures like this one that further the conservation of our natural resources (1.75 GPM flow rate), there are others that do it much better. We live in an older neighborhood (homes are 60+ yrs in age) and have crazy strong water pressure, but you'd never guess it by the feel of the water coming out of this fixture. More disappointing was the amount of water leaking out of the various spray nozzles when switching to anything other than the full-shower effect (see pictures). These two other spray settings are nice, but fall short of expectations. Now one other thing to point out: when mounted, the shower head sits awkwardly close to the wall as compared to other hand-helds we have in the house, and it's possible this relatively steep angle could have something to do with the excess dripping I've mentioned, but if that's the cause then it speaks to the overall design of this fixture.
On the plus side, installation was easy and took less than 2 minutes. The shower hose is longer than most and makes it more useful when bathing kids, dogs, or anyone who might have to sit in the shower or tub where this is installed. Likewise, the secondary wall-mount for the shower head means it can be put within easy reach as necessary. Unfortunately, most of these types of shower heads are just as easy to install, so the remaining two "pluses" aren't enough to convince me to recommend this to anyone.
The KOHLER Rain Duet 3-Spray 1.75 GPM 5.125 in. Wall Mount Handheld Shower Head is a great upgrade to our shower. The head is removeable from the mount to work hand held, and has 3 spray patterns that r=are accessed by pushbuttons. The patterns can be changed wit 1 hand, very useful. There is an extra docking station that allows you to park the spray head in a lower location, great if you are taking a bath or spraying off a child in the tub. Unit is stylish and well built. Installation is quick and simple. It works great and looks great.
KOHLER RAIN DUET 3-SPRAY 1.75 GPM 5.125 IN. WALL MOUNT HANDHELD SHOWER HEAD WITH HOSE IN VIBRANT BRUSHED NICKEL. this was easy to install, it looks great and seems to be very durable. I have in my house collar products that are older than thirty years old and they still looks good and working perfectly. I have installed it in the kids bathroom so it will be easy to give the showers.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
The Kohler Rain Duet 3-Spray handheld shower head is a quality made, easy to install handheld shower head. You simply unscrew your old shower head, screw on the shower head connector, connect the hose and your done. No tools are necessary and it even comes with an additional wall bracket so that you can mount the shower head at a secondary location. You have three different spray patterns that are easy to change from the shower head. Not only is the shower head convenient to use, it makes washing our Golden Retriever easy.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish