Moen Velocity 6320 Review

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Bottom Line

The Moen Velocity S6320 is a good choice for those who can't decide between a rain shower and a more traditional spray. Professionals and users alike praise its generous stream, which switches from a gentle rain to a stronger spray with the touch of a lever. It's also attractive and durable.

Pros
  • Generous stream
  • Two spray settings
  • Keeps water hot
  • Easy to install
  • Durable
Cons
  • Not good with low water pressure

Breaking it down

Performance

Switches from soothing to vigorous. The Moen Velocity S6320's 8-inch head produces a generous stream, which many users say feels as if they're standing in the falling rain. Various owner reviews describe the rain shower setting as "gentle," "calming" and "soothing." Flipping a lever produces a stronger spray from just 30 nozzles (rather than the full 100 that this shower head features), and earns adjectives such as "bracing" and "massaging." Long-haired users also love that latter setting for rinsing away shampoo. Professional tests also show the Moen Velocity shower head maintains temperature well. However, a few owners say that if you don't have strong water pressure in your home, the Moen's strong stream may dwindle to a dribble, especially when other water-using appliances are running. The Moen Velocity has a 2.5 gpm flow rate.

Ease of use

Simple to install and use. Owners find the Moen Velocity S6320 easy to install. We also saw several reports from owners who had questions about installing their shower head and said Moen's customer service is cheerful and helpful. Once in place, reviewers say, the Velocity is very simple to use and professional testing backs that up; the Moen Velocity earns an Excellent score for east of adjustment from one independent testing organization. The Moen Velocity S6320 can be mounted on the wall or ceiling; and works with several different extensions.

Design

Handsome and durable. Owners are impressed with the Moen Velocity S6320's construction. Unlike many less-expensive shower heads, it's made of metal, and users describe it as solid. They also admire the Moen's attractive appearance. It comes in five finishes -- chrome, brushed nickel, brushed bronze, antique bronze or oil-rubbed bronze. Many note, however, that the beautiful and durable construction comes with a steep price tag. The chrome version costs around $150 other finishes are more expensive -- up to $300 for the antique or oil-rubbed bronze finishes. The Velocity is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, and reviewers are pleased that it's made in the USA.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Moen Velocity 6320 showerhead, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

ConsumerReports.org tests around 20 different shower heads, including the Moen Velocity S6320. They measure flow rate and water temperature and evaluate each shower head based on the feel of the water flow, ease of adjustment and ability to maintain its hot water temperature.

2. TheSweethome.com

The Best Showerhead, Tim Heffernan, Aug. 10, 2016

Although the Moen S6320 is not chosen as a top pick in this roundup, the tester of this showerhead says it's "wonderful." Editors also note that it's "beautifully made." Only its relatively high price and larger size keeps it from being a recommended shower head.

3. Amazon.com

Moen S6320 Velocity 8" Two-Function Rainshower Showerhead with Immersion Technology at 2.5 GPM Flow Rate, Chrome, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2016

We found nearly 300 reviews here for the Moen Velocity S6320 in its different finishes, with an overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Owners love its strong flow, sturdy built, adjustable pressure and easy installation. The only thing they dislike is the relatively high price tag.

4. HomeDepot.com

Velocity 2-Spray 8 in. Rainshower Showerhead Featuring Immersion in Chrome, Contributors to HomeDept.com, As of October 2016

HomeDepot.com has more than 45 reviews for the Moen Velocity S6320 in its chrome finish. It earns an overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5, and 96 percent of owners would recommend it. Other finishes have less feedback, but still good ratings. The Velocity earns praise for its performance, durability, versatility and good looks.

5. eFaucets.com

Moen S6320AZ Velocity 8" Two Function Rainshower and Rinse Showerhead 2.5 GPM, Contributors to eFaucets.com, As of October 2016

The Moen Velocity earns 4.8 stars out of 5 in more than 25 reviews, and 100 percent of buyers would recommend it to a friend. Users say it feels durable and they love the adjustable spray and the feel of the water raining down on you.