If you’re going to be camping in a vehicle, on a beach, or in nature for more than a few days, it is a good idea to take a portable shower with you. It will keep you clean and hygienic along the way. If you have a dog and are taking it with you, it helps keep your dog clean as well. Also, if you plan to eat with non-disposable dishes, it can help to wash your dishes as well. At home, you can also use them to wash your vehicle.
Choosing the best camping shower for you should depend on where you plan to go, how long you plan to be gone, and how many people are going.
Here are the current best ones.
Rinsekit comes with its own garden hose, which you can attach to any spigot. It is exclusively self-contained and does not have a pump or batteries. It takes up to two gallons of water. It can deliver pressurized spray for up to four minutes. If you’re a bike rider or a boater, it helps keep those clean as well.
Nemo’s won the 2012 Gear of the Year Award in the Men’s Journal. Its water is pressured by a foot pump. It can be filled with hot water or you can heat it by leaving it in the sun. It holds up to 5.9 gallons of water.
3. EasyGo Products
EasyGo’s 2016 model looks similar to Nemo’s. Like Nemo’s, it is pressurized by a foot pump. It does not require electricity. It has its own temperature gauge to take the guesswork out of the water being safe enough to use. It holds up to 2.9 gallons of water and can run for up to eight minutes.
The Ivation can draw water from buckets and sinks. It even turn a pool of chlorinated water or seawater into a clean stream. It’s perfect if you have a baby or toddler as you can bathe them in your bucket. It is very handy because it can be used anywhere in any environment.
If you expect to be hiking for a long period of time, this is the perfect combination of a camping shower, bathroom, and changing room. It has a mesh window on one side for ventilation and for being able to see outside. It is provided with a cover for privacy. It comes with eight tent stakes. You will need to buy the waterbag separately. Just one caution-it is said not to do well in intense wind. So if you’re someplace that’s super-windy, it’s probably best to wait until it dies down or until you can get to an area that’s not as windy.