The Portable Camping Shower

The Portable Camping Shower : Experience the ultimate in outdoor comfort

Texsport Deluxe Privacy Shelter/Shower Combo
Texsport Deluxe Privacy Shelter/Shower Combo
Zodi Hot Tap Pro 70
Zodi Hot Tap Pro 70
Advanced Elements Summer Shower 3 Gallons
Advanced Elements Summer Shower 3 Gallons

The Portable Camping Shower : Experience the ultimate outdoor comfort

For many of us, going to sleep without taking a shower is just not an option after a day of sweating it out; but unfortunately it’s often what happens when going camping. If you’ve been spending the day outside, under a hot sun, the dried out sweat on your skin coming in contact with the covers when lying in bed at night is an unpleasant feeling. I’m sure all of you reading this have had this experience at one time or another. It’s just much more comfortable to go to bed having that refreshed, clean feeling.

Many campgrounds do have public showers but the lack of privacy and cleanliness can discourage many of us from considering that option. Even those of us who decide to use a public shower are far from having a sensation of bliss at the thought of using them. It can really make your camping experience more uncomfortable than it should be.

Fortunately, nowadays there is a better option and it’s called a portable camp shower. Basically, it consists of a shower tent and a shower bag. These lightest camping showers are usually equipped with a solar shower bag; meaning they rely on the sun to heat the water inside as opposed to relying on energy produced by heavier equipment such as gas-powered heating. Some models are even light enough to be carried around when backpacking. The gas-powered models are usually more suitable for car camping due to their weight and although the solar-powered solution is the lighter of the two, it seriously lacks the efficiency of a gas-powered model that can easily provide hot water on demand within seconds. As a comparison, it can take up to 2-3 hours for water to become warm in a 5-gallon shower bag under full sun.

Considering the different camp shower options available on the market, there are no excuses to go without a shower when hiking, camping, fishing or whatever outdoor activity you enjoy. There are numerous brands to choose from in retail stores on the Internet so you’re sure to find a solution that fits your needs. If budget and weight are not an issue, a gas-powered camp shower is the way to go but if your main concern is cost and portability, a solar-powered camping shower will do just fine on sunny days.

Feel free to agree or disagree with my post or simply share your portable camping shower experience here!

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