Selecting the Best Back Scratcher

Going about selecting a back scratcher sounds kinda lame, no? Most of us think, what is really so difficult about selecting a back scratcher? But what most of us do not understand is that back scratchers, like most other things in the world, need some researching as well.

If you want to make that back scratcher worth the money you spend on it, here are a few things which you should keep in mind while selecting the best back scratcher for yourself.


The first and foremost quality that your back scratcher should be impeccable in is its length. Your back scratcher should ideally be long enough to reach any part of your back, without you having to extend your wrist, shoulder or elbow. This means that your ideal back scratcher should be something around 17=22 inches in length, so that it covers most of those unreachable areas and is comfortable and easy to maneuver.

Edge Width

The edge width is another concern you need to look at while going for a back scratcher. The best back scratcher would have a scratching edge that is broad enough to be able to scratch well, as well as be stable on your back. Make sure you choose a back scratcher which has a well-balanced edge width, or you may find yourself stuck with a scratcher that is not broad enough, and it ends up rolling and scratching only a particular corner or the side.

Edge Height

This is a crucial area, which most back scratchers fail to clear, even if they have been designed with care and perfection. Back scratchers are mostly required to have long handles with the scratcher edge significantly above the same handle. When the edge height of the scratcher is greater, the tool works and scratches better. If the scratching edge is too low, the scratcher would mostly keep hitting your shoulder, forcing you to either strain your shoulder or overextend your elbow backwards, in order to press the scratcher edge down your back.

It is advised to look for a back scratcher that is bend-able, in order to give maximum coverage to your back.


It is important to see that the back scratchers scratching edge is firmly attached to the shaft. A one-piece constructor attached to the shaft with an integral scratcher edge is the best option. Do not go for back scratchers that have the scratcher edge either glued to the shaft or threaded; these are the ones that would either break outright or become loose after some time. Therefore, it is advisable to go for stainless steel back scratchers for optimum results.


If you have a good handle, it will give you a sturdy grip and also allow for downwards pressure during your usage of the back scratcher. The best back scratcher out in the market are those with one-piece integral construction, with no scope for parts loosening or breaking off.

Now that you know what to look for in your back scratcher, it’s time to put this knowledge to use!