There are no superlatives for the Theragun. It is an amazing product. I wasn't sure initially about getting it. It was expensive, and the company founder appearing on their web site made it seem cheap. What convinced me were the references to all the pro teams that use it, so I finally got it. I am so glad I did. The result of the percussive massage is almost magical. I walk a lot as a workout (20+ miles most days at 13-14 pace) and bike (200+ miles a week) and had just resigned myself to live with all the various pains, especially shooting ones in my leg that would wake me up even. This thing stopped all of it. Using it before or after a long walk removes all muscle related issues. No pain, and real sleep. If you suffer from any muscle soreness, tightness, sciatica, etc., I strongly recommend it.
Where has this been all my life? I guess percussion massagers have not been on my radar. I've been suffering from extra-tight back muscles which has been causing me discomfort and pain for several years. I've been to doctors, nutritionists, physical therapists, and have been doing exercises and stretches and taking supplements with only little success. After finding out about the Theragun I decided to get the Pro model. Go big or go home, right?
This newest model is not loud like the previous model. I love the triangular handle grip as well as the adjustable nature of the rotating arm. I find that I need to adjust the arm and change my grip in order to comfortable massage the muscles in my quads, hamstrings, glutes, lower back, and my IT band. The relief I get from using this tool DAILY (or twice a day!) is fantastic. I'm very pleased. Yes, it is an expensive accessory but has been invaluable to me.
This seems to be only the qualities you need - protection - and almost none of the typical downsides of slimy, overly perfumed and noticeable. It's changed my habits on using sunscreen for the better. If I thought I could get away without burning, I wouldn't use the other stuff, or I'd shift my rides from the center of the day to reduce exposure. Zealios Sun Barrier has lowered my objections so that I'm finding myself using it on a regular basis and am willing to take those mid-day rides. Just be sure not to miss a spot. I burned and peeled in a 1 cm^2 area on my face that I missed. The rest of me was well protected. I am a believer and now a repeat customer.
I have used Chamois Buttr for years and it's a very good anti-chafe product. I got tired of buying the smaller tubes and thought, why not get a volume discount. The problem is that the pump container allows the Buttr to dry and harden in the spout of the pump. If you used it every day this would not be an issue. But who does that? So, then when you go to dispense some into your palm it doesn't come out from the spout, but from the top of the pump. Not cool. The work-around I settled on is to clear the hardened bit from the spout with a toothpick or a paper clip. Sort of a pain at 630am when you're trying to get organized for a ride. so the product would get five stars, and the container would get one. Final: three stars. Stick with the tubes that snap closed and prevent this problem.