How We Tested
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If you ask us, percussion massage guns are one of the greatest inventions of the last few years. Whether you’re an athlete or simply suffer from everyday muscle aches and pains, these products can easily be a worthwhile investment for you.
But with so many options out there, how do you know which massage gun is best for you? Well, that’s exactly where and why we come in.
To help you make a more informed decision, we’ve reviewed and tested some of the most popular massage guns available, including the best brands from 2021 as well as the new top performers of 2022.
What to Look for In a Massage Gun
But before we dive in, let’s take a quick second to better understand how these massage guns all made the cut. Here’s what we looked for in a percussive massage gun:
Design and Ergonomics
A good massage gun is undoubtedly an investment, so you’ll want to make sure it’s well-made and gets the job done before purchasing. A comfortable handle with easy access to the controls is essential, but it doesn’t hurt if the massage gun has a sleek-looking design, too.
We looked at both the features on the massage guns themselves, as well as what came in the box. This helped us to determine what differentiated one model from another so that you can better weigh differences in price.
Battery Life and Charging
If you’re going to be using your massage gun with any degree of frequency, it’s important to know how long it’s going to last before the battery cuts out.
Massage guns can tend to be noisy, so it’s important to consider the noise level in any given massage gun before you buy. Of course, it’s ultimately a matter of personal preference and your noise threshold.
With these factors in mind, these are the best massage guns of 2021.
Massage Gun Reviews
Now that you know the key aspects of a quality percussion massager to take into account when shopping we’ve pre-selected some of the best performers in various categories to make your evaluation process easier.
Keep in mind there are many great brands today as this industry has exploded in popularity in recent years so we’ve focused in on the brands with the best average user reviews, best reputations for durability, and the most feature-rich products.
Other Products We Considered
The Massage Gun Fight editorial team researches hundreds of products based on consumer reviews, brand quality, and value. We then choose a shorter list for in-depth research and testing before finalizing our top picks. These are the products we considered that ultimately didn't make our top 5.