An item on many gym-goers Christmas lists is a massage gun. Aside from training and nutrition, recovery is one of the most important variables, and massage guns have made personal recovery via massage therapy more accessible in recent years.
Now we’ve had larger massage guns for a while now, but the team over at ExoGun have launched a smaller, lighter massage gun, called the ExoGun Pocket, and have kindly sent us one to use and review.
So without further adieu, here’s our review of the ExoGun Pocket, mini massage gun.
How easy is the ExoGun pocket to use?
In short, it’s very simple. Insert attachment, press the power button to turn on, and hold against you for it to kick in, it really is that easy.
There’s 4 attachments, the ball, a flat head, a bullet and the fork, but generally, the ball is used most of all across the majority of the body.
In comparison to our other massage gun, there’s 2 less attachments, but in reality we only ever really use the ball head, so that isn’t a negative point at all.
To adjust the speed, you just press the power button again, and crack on. It has 4 speed settings, and packs just as much of a punch as larger massage guns.
When actually using the massage gun, apply the head directly to the desired body part relatively firmly but without pushing too deeply into the skin, apply more pressure as needed and adjust to how it feels on you. You can use it over clothing or directly onto skin. They recommend only using for 60 seconds at a time, I’d say 15-30 seconds on any given stretch of muscle before switching area.
- Very lightweight and compact for easy storage and transportation, I’ve taken it to the gym, adds no weight to my bag and fits easily with all of my other kit.
- It is just as effective as larger massage guns, but weighs less than half.
- Battery life is good, charged for an hour pre-use, it still has full battery 5 days later.
- It’s robust and effective, helps to relieve soreness and trigger points.
- It comes with a USB charger, much better than others with a US/Plug, easy to store and less leads required.
- On the ExoGun website, they quote it’s ultra-quiet, absolutely no massage gun we’ve ever tried has been quiet, this one is no different, but that’s not necessarily a negative, just the truth for all massage guns.
- A travel bag would be a perfect addition, it comes in a box, but a little sleeve bag to store in with all attachments would be really handy for taking it on the road, as you may lose attachments in bags etc.
Is the ExoGun pocket worth buying?
So the ExoGun Pocket is priced at $95, (roughly £70), and in a bang for your buck comparison vs the likes of theragun at £175, I’d say definitely yes.
But would I buy one? In short, yes. It does exactly what it says on the tin. I’m now using this over my larger massage gun and I like the build quality and feel of the device, so I would definitely recommend it if you’re in the market for a small massage gun.
You can buy the ExoGun pocket here;