Dual design offers stationary and handheld showerheads
Five spray settings to personalize water pressure
Magnetic docking keeps it in place
May be too bulky for small showers
Looks like it’s made entirely of plastic
Whether you slather on some exfoliating leg scrub or try out a new hydrating hair mask, the shower is an ideal time and place to practice self care. You stock up on bath bombs and soothing body washes, so why not upgrade your showerhead, too? With customizable spray settings and the option to be handheld or stationary, we wanted to see if the Delta In2ition 5-Setting Two-in-One Showerhead could could take our resting and recharging to the next level. Read on for what we found out after testing it in our own home for a few weeks.
Setup Process: Pretty self-explanatory
The Delta In2ition comes with a thorough instruction manual, but we’re willing to bet most people could install it without direction. The only tool required for set-up is an adjustable wrench and once we got our hands on one, it took us less than seven minutes to get the showerhead in place.
The only tool required for set-up is an adjustable wrench and once we got our hands on one, it took us less than seven minutes to get the showerhead in place.
If you read additional online reviews, you’ll find a common user complaint—that their showerhead drips from where the spout meets the wall. While we didn’t encounter any leaking during our testing, the same reviewers noted that Teflon tape can fix the issue. That said, we wonder if there’s a common denominator to this problem—like an installation mistake, water pressure problem, or even a non-compatible spout size. Given that the Delta In2ition costs nearly $280 (full retail price), we certainly wouldn’t settle for taping it up.
Performance: Customize as you like
A well-rounded showerhead delivers a steady and consistent water flow without being too harsh or faint. The Delta In2ition gives users a variety of five different spray settings, including their patented H2Okinetic PowerDrench spray—our definite favorite—so they can choose which water flow feels best. The fixture also consists of two separate showerheads: one stationary and one overhead/handheld.
According to the brand, the two-in-one showerhead delivers three times more water coverage than your average fixture thanks to a unique wave pattern and increased droplet size. The H2Okinetic setting utilizes both the larger sprayer and handheld sprayer which provides peak water pressure without being too harsh on your skin.
The Delta In2ition gives users a variety of five different spray settings, including their patented H2Okinetic PowerDrench spray—our definite favorite.
As for the other spray settings, there’s a full body spray, massaging spray, full body plus massage, and a water-saving pause option. In short, we found that the full body spray didn’t seem very different from the average shower spray, but the massage option increased the water pressure and intensity just enough.
To further customize your water flow, you can choose to turn the spray of the stationary showerhead on/off. To do this, simply hit the small black button in the middle of the showerhead. The handheld showerhead is also easy to detach and reattach—thanks in part to its lightweight design. Given you’re tall enough to reach it, you should have no trouble dettaching it.
No matter which spray setting you choose, the maximum water flow won’t exceed two gallons per minute.
Design: Oversized yet lightweight
At first glance, this showerhead appears to be quite hefty, but in reality, it’s extremely lightweight. The exact weight of your showerhead will vary slightly based on the color you choose, but each weighs less than 4 pounds. While the lightweight construction is a plus for those who regularly use the handheld showerhead, we were expecting a more durable build given the price point. The fixture appears to be metal at first glance, but to the touch, it feels like cheap plastic.
As mentioned before, the metal hose is quite long at 60 inches; if you have a small shower, this fixture may seem overwhelming and even clunky. If you’re looking for a sleek, minimal showerhead we wouldn’t recommend this buy. As for color options, the Delta In2ition comes in four finishes: polished nickel, matte black, champagne bronze, and chrome.
Price: High, but potentially worth it
With basic showerheads starting as low as $25, the $280-plus Delta In2ition certainly won’t be winning any awards for price. That said, the fixture offers a variety of spay settings and configurations that make the price point a little more reasonable. Couple that with the fact that you can often find it on sale for less than $100, and we’d say the dual showerhead is a worthwhile investment. Of course, our one major gripe is the less-than-luxe plastic construction, so if you know you’ll be bothered by that, take a look at the competition.
Competition: Easier on your wallet
Delta 4-Setting In2ition: Delta’s 4-setting, two-in-one In2ition showerhead retails for roughly $70, a substantially lower price than the brand’s 5-setting model. While it will save you quite a bit of money, the showerhead is missing some noticeable settings—almost all of them, in fact—as it delivers just one strong, pulsating spray. What it does still have is two showerheads: one stationary and one handheld, as well as a pause feature which can reduce water usage. If you’re okay sticking with one level of intensity, this showerhead will do you just fine, but if you want the versatility of more settings, you’re better off with its upgraded sibling.
AquaDance 7-Inch 3-Way Rainfall Combo: If you want two showerhead options but you don’t care whether or not they’re nested, take a look at the $40 (yes, just $40) AquaDance. The two-in-one fixture offers a 7-inch rainshower head as well as a 4-inch overhead/handheld showerhead—both which can be adjusted. The first offers a relaxing rainfall-esque flow while the latter can be set to one of six different modes: power rain, pulsating massage, power mist, rain massage, rain mist, or a water-saving pause setting. Of course, the showerhead is more cumbersome than the Delta In2ition, so it will take up more room in your shower, but if you have the space, it offers comparable settings and will save you a considerable chunk of change.
- Product Name In2ition 5-Setting Two-in-One Showerhead Review
- Product Brand Delta
- MPN 58480-PK
- Price $283.20
- Weight 3.95 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 11.6 x 6.9 x 6.9 in.
- Flow Rate 2GPM
- Finish Options Polished nickel, matte black, champagne bronze, and chrome
- Warranty Lifetime limited for faucet and finish