Ekrin Bantam vs Theragun mini

In this Ekrin Bantam vs Theragun mini review, we will compare Ekrin Athletics’ mini massage gun with its equally-sized competitor from one of the most popular brands on the market.

Is the Ekrin Bantam all you need for a relaxing treatment on-the-go? Or should you rather pick the Theragun mini, a device developed by one of the leaders for percussive therapy?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Ekrin Bantam

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Stall Force

35.0 lbs

20.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 6 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Adjustable Speed

2000 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

Up to 58 dB

Up to 65 dB

Attachments

4

1

Comparison: Ekrin Bantam vs Theragun mini

Amplitude

Similar to most mini massage guns, the Ekrin Bantam comes with an amplitude of 10 mm. The Theragun mini, on the other hand, has a stroke length of 12 mm and is thus suitable for a more percussive treatment instead of the more vibrational one offered by its competitor.

Winner: Theragun mini

10 mm

12 mm

Force

When it comes to the stall force, the Ekrin Bantam has the upper hand. Its brushless motor only reaches its limits at around 35 lbs of resistance, significantly higher than the 20 lbs for the Theragun mini and even powerful enough to compete with bigger devices.

Winner: Ekrin Bantam

35.0 lbs

20.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

Both models allow you to switch between three speed settings. While the Theragun mini starts at a lower level of 1,750 percussions per minute (ppm), the Ekrin Bantam reaches a higher maximum at up to 3,200 ppm and offers a wider range:

  • Level 1: 2,000 ppm
  • Level 2: 2,600 ppm
  • Level 3: 3,200 ppm

Winner: Ekrin Bantam

2000 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

Neither the Ekrin Bantam nor the Theragun mini can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. If you would like to easily track your treatment sessions and follow warm-up and recovery routines used by professionals, consider the bigger Theragun and Hypervolt models.

Winner: Draw

No

No

Ekrin Bantam Video Review

Battery

With enough juice for up to 6 hours of usage, the Samsung Lithium-ion battery inside the Ekrin Bantam has more than double the capacity of the battery powering the Theragun mini. That said, with each treatment session not taking more than a few minutes, both devices should last for several days on a single charge.

Winner: Ekrin Bantam

Up to 6 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Noise

Despite being the more powerful device and being able to reach a higher frequency, the Ekrin Bantam operates at just 58 decibels (dB) on its maximum setting compared to around 65 dB for the Theragun mini.

Winner: Ekrin Bantam

Up to 58 dB

Up to 65 dB

Theragun mini Video Review

Attachments & Accessories

To allow you to personalize the massage experience depending on your needs and the muscle group you are about to target next, the Ekrin Bantam includes four interchangeable head attachments:

  • Flat (Silicone): Great for overall use
  • Bullet: Pinpoint treatment including hands, feet, and knots
  • Fork: Low impact for treating sensitive and sore areas
  • Round (Silicone): Designed to treat the spine and neck

The Theragun mini, on the other hand, ships with just a single massage head.

Winner: Ekrin Bantam

4 massage heads

1 massage head

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Ekrin Bantam vs Theragun mini comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. The Ekrin Bantam does have a slightly lower weight, while the Theragun mini takes up slightly less space in your bag.

Winner: Draw

1.1 lbs, 6.0 x 4.5 x 1.9 in

1.4 lbs, 5.4 x 4.3 x 1.6 in

Conclusion: Ekrin Bantam vs Theragun mini

Once again, we were surprised by how well the Ekrin Bantam performed against one of the most popular devices on the market. Despite the higher stall force, it operates at a lower noise level and has a significantly better battery life. Furthermore, it ships with a lot more head attachments and also includes a travel case.

In one important category, however, the Theragun mini had the upper hand. It is the better choice if you are looking for a more percussive, deep-tissue massage experience instead of the vibrational, surface-level one that its competitor offers. Lastly, you get to use the same device that professional athletes including Pau Gasol or Eileen Gu use.

Ekrin Bantam

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Find out how the Ekrin Bantam performs against the Theragun mini’s biggest competitor in our comparison Ekrin Bantam vs Hypervolt Go 2.

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