Here's how the latest massage gun that we've tested fared...
EXOGUN DreamPro massage gun | £112.91
If you haven’t tried a massage gun yet, we’d highly recommend giving one a go. These clever pieces of tech, that act as your personal sports massage therapist, have boomed over the last couple of years, becoming more accessible to everyday athletes. To help you decide whether to invest, we’ve been testing some of the best products out there – and the ExoGun DreamPro has been a firm favourite in our team.
The ExoGun DreamPro comes with four interchangeable attachments: Sphere, Flathead, Bullet and Fork. The battery is rechargeable and your massage gun comes with everything you need to charge it by plugging it into the wall. It also comes in a sturdy carry case, so it’s easy to take with you on holiday, to the gym or to a race finish line. It’s easy to clean, has a powerful rotation frequency of up to 3200 RPM and boasts an LED display screen that’s simple to use, with a 4-hour battery life.
How do I use it?
You’ll find detailed instructions in the carry case with your massage gun that explain how to charge it, how to turn it on and how to change your settings, but the one thing you won’t find is a how-to guide with massage tips. You can check out our guide to using a massage gun here, or find more info on the ExoGun website if you need it, but using the Sphere head to massage sore muscles over the top of dry clothes for no more than 60 seconds at a time is a good place to start.
Putting it to the test
I gave the ExoGun DreamPro a spin after a really tough 10K and also took it away with me on a walking holiday, and was consistently impressed by its effect on my recovery. It’s pretty heavy duty and packs a punch, but is cleverly still lightweight – weighing in at just over a kilogram – and is the quietest massage device I’ve used so far. It has six speeds, making it super versatile, and the four heads allow you to tackle tough-to-reach spots. Incidentally, it also looks really sleek and made me feel a bit like a secret agent.
I really, really like the ExoGun – I think it may even be the best massage gun I’ve tested so far. It’s powerful, easy to use and has seriously aided my recovery. At £112.91 for the massage gun, carry case, charging equipment and all the interchangeable heads, you definitely get your money’s worth – it feels like a sturdy, high-quality piece of kit. One thing to bear in mind is that, if you’re ordering from the UK, you’ll need a European adaptor to charge your gun – mine arrived with a two-pronged plug. Aside from this pretty minor inconvenience, I was thoroughly impressed by this recovery tech and will be using it after every long run going forward. Super sleek, super-charged and super handy.