Best Portable Camping Showers of 2017
Imagine you’ve just got back to your campsite after hiking through rough terrain on a hot day. You’re sweaty, smelly and the one thing you want is a refreshing shower like you’d been able to have at home. The only problem is you’re living in a tent, and there are no amenities nearby. Not an ideal situation for a shower is it? Having the best portable shower at your disposal can make it much more bearable.
Compact and Portable
8 Foot Hose
|Pros||Easy to use. Pressure is solid. Charge lasts for a while.||Long shower hose. Holds a charge well. Great pressure.||Heated, and rustproof. Burner can also be a cooking stove.||Compact, rechargeable, great stream and pressure.||Solar heated, and works nicely.|
|Cons||Not heated. You can easily heat water while camping though.||None.||Water capacity could be larger||Charge time takes a while||Issues with clamp and leaking|
|Power||Battery||Battery||1 Piece hand pump||Battery||Gravity Fed|
|Heating Mechanism||None||None||10,000 BTU Burner||None||Solar|
Best Camping Showers of 2017
1. Ivation Portable Showerhead
Our Rating: (4.5/5)
|Compact and Portable|
A nice, warm shower on your camping trip is possible with this handy device. Customer’s love this easy to use, battery powered handheld shower.
One of the most appealing features of the Ivation Handheld Shower is the ability to charge it with a USB connection. You can just hook it up to a car adapter or your laptop. Users of the product report the battery lasting up to 45 minutes or more before needing another charge.
Some campers may prefer something with higher water pressure. But if you’re not too fussy and want a reliable unit that offers great value – the Ivation Handheld shower is a good choice.
2. Zodi Outback
8 Foot Shower Hose
Our Rating: (4.6/5)
|Works in Any Water Source|
Another affordable option for campers who want a simple to use showering solution. To use it, you will
need to connect the pump to your own water source (usually a bucket of water). With high-quality 4D batteries, you should be able to get plenty of showers before you need to replace them. This makes it a great option for camping trips longer than a week.
One drawback of many other portable camp showers is the low water pressure. But users of the Zodi Outback Gear Battery Powered Shower commonly mention the high water pressure as one of the best features of this shower.
3. Zodi Outback Extreme
Hot Water System
Our Rating: (4.2/5)
|Heating Mechanism||10,000 BTU Burner|
|Power||1 Piece Hand Pump|
Looking for something to make your camping trip a lot more comfortable? Zodi has a solution – perfect for hot showers and it can also be used for cooking.
Operating the Zodi Extreme SC Hot Shower isn’t too difficult. The device comes with its own water tank so you won’t need to bring your own bucket. You will need to fill the tank with water and heat the water over the tripod stove which comes with the device. Within just 5 minutes, you can have warm water for your shower or cooking needs.
This is a great device that will meet all your needs. Highly recommended if you go camping more than once a year and don’t like cold showers.
4. Pure Clean
Our Rating: (4.2/5)
|Waterproof USB Charging|
For a mid-priced portable, Pure Clean’s unit has a lot going for it. It’s easy to use, powerful, has a long battery life and can be charged with a USB cable. The shower head comes with a hose, USB charging cable, rechargeable battery, suction cap and hook attachment. You will need to provide your own water source.
Many users mention this device is perfect for washing their dog. So even when you’re not out camping, you can still benefit from having one of these. While other devices could also be used at home for washing the dogs, users particularly like this one because it’s very water efficient.
5. Coghlan’s Solar Heated
Our Rating: (4.0/5)
This is a solid option for anyone wanting a very basic, low-cost device. It comes with a bag which can hold up to 500 gallons of water. All you need to do is fill it up.
Like all the other portable showers, it can be used for washing dishes, washing hands and showering. The big difference is this unit is only a fraction of the price.
At such a low price, you don’t have much to lose. It may not offer all the same features of more expensive devices, but most people would agree it’s better than no shower at all! This could be perfect for a short camping trip but perhaps not an ideal choice for longer trips.