Check out this shower head review by thefrugalvegan in Green Living:
"Although I've been happy with [my Oxygenics brand], I knew I could save more water. During couch-surfing season, more water is used therefore I wanted to find shower heads that were better than the one I have.
After extensive research, reading reviews and comparing products, I settled for the High Sierra ShowerHead (Sierra-2000 model). [Webmaster's Note: We no longer make the Sierra models, but they had the exact same patented nozzle that our current models feature.] The most expensive model is very affordable at $27US and as a Canadian, if you purchase 3, you get free shipping. As a US Citizen, if you purchase two, you get free shipping. I bought just one in case I wasn't going to like it.
This product is very well made, is patented and extremely sturdy. It will never clog!! People on septic systems say this is the only shower head that gives them good pressure. Installing it was very easy. The pressure is incredible ...
There are 4 models to pick from, the lowest being $22 so this is within most people's budget and you will likely pay it off with the savings. I am looking forward to seeing my next water bill. Make sure you purchase it on the website as it is cheaper this way."
Solid Brass and
Stainless Steel Construction
with Brushed Nickel or Chrome Finish
Patented (U.S. patent #7,185,830) FCS™ Technology:
Without noise or temperature drops, a 1.5 gpm* stream is transformed into a full coverage spray of rain-like droplets with just the right force for showering and rinsing hair.
Small carbon footprint:
At about 2.5 inches long and 1 inch wide, this mighty mite uses less material and energy in its manufacture -- and it won't crowd a smaller shower area.
No need for gimmicky "self-cleaning" features with the FCS™ Technology. Water passageways are so large that they do not plug and do not need cleaning.
Pressure-compensating Flow Control:
Maintains constant 1.5 gpm* flow at varying pressures.
Although the HighSierra Showerhead® flow is 40% less than traditional low flow showerheads, they are even less likely to plug. This is because the recently patented design creates a wide spray using a single orifice rather than many tiny orifices.
Incredibly, the plugging problem of low flow showerheads is not limited to the orifices alone. Nearly all of our competitors' models come equipped with the same pressure regulator design that directs water flowing into the showerhead through a narrow gap between a flattened 0-ring and a plastic ring (see Photo B below).
This gap will likely plug before the showerhead does. The HighSierra Showerhead® pressure regulator is the only one in the industry that regulates the flow of its showerheads using a time-tested single hole, conically shaped diaphragm with plenty of space for solids to pass through.
The new HighSierra Showerheads® LLC brand of 1.5 gpm*, water-saving shower heads is the first in the world to completely discard the old-fashioned ways of producing a low flow shower. That is because the decades-old methods of creating sprays (namely using multiple orifices or injecting air) just do not work when flows are reduced to under 2 gpm.
HighSierra Showerheads® utilize a new green technology (FCS™) that produces a luxurious-feeling spray from only 1.5 gpm* without plugging, making noise, or creating temperature drops. It is truly an amazing shower experience.
* Accuracy of flow rate is ± 10% between 30 psi and 80 psi
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