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Five Best Camping Privacy Tents - Just Right for Your Outdoor Personal Moments

Updated on September 21, 2010

When camping it is always nice to think that when we need to be private, we can always have our private moments while cleaning and relieving ourselves. It’s the same as when taking a bath that you need something to cover you up and not expose yourself to the rest of the campers. Good thing someone thought of making camping privacy tents for these purposes or else, campers will always be running to the bushes for personal relief and when cleaning themselves. Really, these simple thoughts are really unimaginable if without the privacy tents.

Actually, privacy tents are one of the most forgettable camping gears that are usually taken for granted generally by campers. Why? Because basically, campers think there are always covers out there which they can make as a refuge. However, during the time that when they need for cover, they can’t find the right place to hide and do their cleaning and relief. So as an advice, if you are not familiar with your camping destination and value your privacy, then a privacy tent is really necessary. To inform you better why such privacy tent is really a requirement, read on to this.

¨      Privacy tents can provide you the cover to avoid those embarrassing moments while relieving yourselves with the use of portable toilets. It is also hygienic and more decent than hiding in the bushes and leaving human wastes near the camp. Even if you bury such wastes, wild animals can still dig on it if the hole is not deep enough.   

¨      You will be safer with a privacy tent. Imagine nature calls you at night and where would you go? You would not want to hide into the bushes and commune with the snakes or other wild animals don’t you?

¨      Very ideal if you have kids with you during camping. This is ensuring them they will be safe when taking their baths and doing their toilet thing. ¨      Also very ideal for women because they need more private moments with regards to their hygiene than men.

These are only few of the advantages of privacy tents. Imagine you are out there, there is no shower room, and no toilets so what you have you got in place of them are the bushes, tall grass, rocks, and trees. If you can manage to handle that then there would not be any problem. But if you are not yet ready to be called a “hard core camper”, then better think about taking with you your privacy tent. Privacy tents are very foldable, easy to assemble, very affordable, can stand them anywhere near your camp and very light to include in your backpack. They come in different sizes, height, materials and some of them include portable toilet so it is up to you to choose which can suit you the best.

So here are the best privacy tents I have chosen for you. You will know you really need one of them once you see how they can give you the moments you need while out there and having nothing but your camping gears. 

Porta-privy Privacy Shelter
Porta-privy Privacy Shelter

Porta-privy Privacy Shelter

This freestanding tent can pop up in less than a minute so it is excellent for rushing up during your privacy needs. It has a large ventilation screen so you won’t sweat while inside it and a removable waterproof floor so that you can place it on gravel or sand while taking a shower. It offers a generous space 54 inches by 54 inches by 80 inches interior and its fabric is made of weather-proof nylon lining. It also has top-opening moon roof, removable toiletry mesh and a mesh storage bag inside it. If we talk about being sturdy, this tent is one durable and sturdy tent and will not bend easily. You can also fold it up so easy and you will have no trouble in rolling it up aw well. It comes with its own carry tote that you can easily slip on one of your backpack’s large compartment.

Paha Que Fiberglass Pole Tepee Shower and Outhouse Tent
Paha Que Fiberglass Pole Tepee Shower and Outhouse Tent

Paha Que Fiberglass Pole Tepee Shower and Outhouse Tent

You want a roomy, oversized shower and outhouse tent then this one leads the pack among large camping privacy tents. It has a very wide 4.5 feet by 4.5 feet by 7 feet size so literally even if you are a large person, you can easily make use of this fantastic tent. Its pole set is made of heavy duty high performance fiberglass while its fabric is also made of heavy-duty materials. Along with that, it also has a no-see-um mesh roof for your ventilation needs and a removable mesh gear attic that holds an overhead support where you can hang the shower bag, toiletries, towel and clothes. If you want to keep your wallet and cellphone while inside it, there is also their waterproof storage pocket to keep your things dry and secure. Its removable rainfly also has two clear panels which you can removed and let the sun shine on the shower bag and heat it before you go inside the tent and take your shower. In terms of standing it up, it will be held securely by two sets of ground stakes that can be staked on all types of soil even on hard compact soil. Folding it is also a breeze. If you can read the instruction and follow it up clearly then it can take you only less than a minute to build. 

Texsport Deluxe Camp Shower/Shelter Combo
Texsport Deluxe Camp Shower/Shelter Combo

Texsport Deluxe Camp Shower/Shelter Combo

In terms of luxury when it comes to privacy tents during camping, this Texsport Deluxe is one of the best. First of all, it has its removable rip-stop polyethylene floor for easy drainage, rust-resistant chair-corded steel poles, two no-see-um mesh roof panels for excellent ventilation and comes with a Texsport Sun Shower bag that can contain 5 gallons of water. Just the right name for its combo features, it is also flame retardant, have heavy-duty taffeta walls which meet the C.P.A.I-84 Specifications for fireproof quality. At 4’6” x 4’6” x 8’7” high, it can even manage to accommodate two average size kids at the same time. Its shower bars are also very convenient to hang for your towels and clothes to. Even a person who is about 6’3 inches tall will not have a problem using this portable privacy tent because it is actually the same size as a camping tent. It only weighs 15 pounds and because its material is made of high-quality mesh fabric, it is easy to unfold and carry along with your camping tools.

Privacy Pop Up Portable Tent - Green
Privacy Pop Up Portable Tent - Green

Privacy Pop Up Portable Tent - Green

You want a privacy tent that can set up in seconds and folds very quickly just like a flash? Then this portable tent can really pop-out in front of you. It’s still very convenient to have it around during your camping especially when you are moving a lot. It has a double-sized zipper for easy opening and its fabric is of 100 % polyester fabric. What makes this pop-out tent to spring to attention is because of its four bendable stainless steel rim frame that are constructed to spring away once you want to set it up. So if you are in a hurry for your special “relief operation” take this one to your list. People always chose this tent because it already comes with its own portable potty so whether you are traveling on your car during a county trip or camping in the wilderness, this can save you lots of time during your private moments. It also comes with its own carrying case.  

The Stinky Pete
The Stinky Pete

The Stinky Pete

Don’t be misled with its name “stinky” because what it meant by that is it can be able to cover you efficiently during your “whatever stink” you must keep in private. Actually, this is such a very versatile tent. You can use it as a shower enclosure, a portable changing room and a toilet enclosure because it is such a large privacy tent that offers a lot of headroom. It also has a self draining floor that allows water to run off and with a mesh ceiling to provide users maximum air flow. In case of its door opening, the large D door can provide an easy access. This is such a tough tent because it uses steel and fiberglass poles that can really provide straight walls. Its removable rain fly can also protect you from rain and provide you more privacy. Weighing about 11 pounds with a dimension of 3.5 feet by 3.5 feet and 87 inches in height, this one versatile tent is really roomy and very convenient for family camping.  


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