Costco, the purveyor of all things in bulk, is perhaps one of the most popular weekend shopping destination of families everywhere. From a years supply of creamy peanut butter to high fashion, they sell it all. Many associate the Costco name with quality, but one thing you should not buy there is a percussion massage gun. While the price leader may offer them at a very competitive and enticing price, whatever you do, don’t buy a Costco massage gun.
Over the last year or so, we’ve come across a couple of different seasonal models being sold at the mega warehouse. From the PrecisionPower Handheld Massager to the Massimo massage gun, they’ve all been awful. If you think cheaply made, underpowered and loud are adjectives that are synonymous with a good deal, by all means buy one already. However, if you’re truly looking for a quality massage gun at a bargain price, here are 4 alternatives to buying a Costco massage gun that won’t leave you with buyer’s remorse.
LifePro Sonic Massage Gun
The LifePro Sonic is perhaps one of the most highly rated massage guns around. Check the online reviews and you’ll quickly see that it’s not just hype either.
We too love the LifePro Sonic for its extreme value. Not only does it offer a very powerful massage, but does so at an incredibly affordable price.
With an assortment of 5 different achy muscle relieving massage heads, you’re guaranteed to find one that soothes that soreness away. Add in the extra long battery life that will lasts for hours of continuous use and you have yourself the perfect massage gun.
What Buyers Say: “As a Physical Therapist, I love this massage gun! It is light weight, quiet, and amazingly easy to use!”
Get the Sonic massage gun for $119 with promo code “MASSAGEGUNFIGHT” at checkout.
Vigorous Innovations Pro Mini Massage Gun
Looking for a powerful massage gun in a portable package? If so, then look no further than the VI Pro Mini.
Not only do we love the portability of this massage gun, but the overall quality too. The VI Pro Mini is built like a tank but quiet as a mouse.
Included in the box is a total of 6 massage heads, two of which have a metal tip that can used in conjunction with massage lotion/oil. It’s a really neat addition and could potentially take your massage experience to the next level. We find using it after applying a menthol-based pain relieving cream is the perfect antidote to invigorate exhausted muscles.
What Buyers Say: “We love this! It’s really powerful, with varying speeds to change the pressure to your liking. It’s great for some quick deep relief of muscle tightness.”
Get a 15% discount with promo code “MASSAGEGUNFIGHT15” at checkout.
PlayMakar MVP Massage Gun
Endorsed by several professional football and hockey players, the PlayMakar MVP is a solid choice.
Overall the MVP offers just the right balance of features, quality, and price to make it a no-brainer. We particularly like the touch sensitive controls to select your desired speed setting.
Not only is the PlayMakar MVP an attractive massage gun, but versatile as well. Inside the box, you will find a total of 6 attachments that are both comfortable to use and effective on tight muscles.
The only downside to the MVP is that it does not come with a carrying case. To make up for it, they do offer an excellent 2-year warranty in case it dies on you prematurely.
What Buyers Say: “I use this thing on my legs and my back (my weakest areas) all the time to either warm them up or get rid of all that tension from heavy weights. For real, this thing is a lifesaver. And as a plus, it’s actually pretty dang quiet.”
opove M3 Pro
The opove M3 Pro is easily one of the most popular, highest rated massage guns out there. A direct competitor to the much more expensive Hyperice Hypervolt, the M3 Pro comes in at about half the price.
We like the opove M3 Pro for its smooth operation and minimal noise levels. It also comes in a variety of different colors, so if silver isn’t your thing, you have options!
The M3 Pro does come with an attractive faux carbon fiber case with 4 different attachment heads. See our full review here.
What Buyers Say: “It works great! I bought one for myself and one for my parents, and they love it too!”
Get an additional 15% off with promo code “MG15” at checkout.
So there you have it. The next time you’re at Costco, avoid the convincing salesman pawning off those budget Costco massage guns knowing you have a much better alternative waiting for you at home. Take it from us, you’ll be happy you did.