What is the Best Portable Shower for Camping?

To be honest, if you’ve ever been camping, then the chances are after a few days, you’d quite like to have a proper wash. 

Nowadays, most caravans have extremely good toilet and shower facilities built into them, but what to do if you’re not in a caravan? 

Is one suppose to fill a carrier bag of water and pierce a few holes in the bottom? That could work, I guess! 

Even when you’re deep in the heart of the wilderness, escaping the mundane routine of everyday life, there are plenty of more than adequate alternatives if you don’t have a cubicle stuffed in your back pocket!

10 Best Portable showers

There are lots of options when looking at portable showers, these are our favourite.

Bestseller No. 1
Unniweei Solar Portable Shower Bag, 5 Gal/20L Solar Heating Camping Shower Bag with Removable Hose&On-Off Switchable Shower Head, Compact Camping Shower for Camping, Hiking, Traveling, Beach Swimming
  • 【Larger Capacity But Compact and lightweight Camping Shower Bag】 With a larger water capacity of 5 gallons/20L, the solar shower bag is enough for about 3 showers. The water flow is fine and gentle to let you enjoy a better and refreshing shower anywhere, bringing you a better shower experience! Besides, our camping shower is so compact and lightweight that you can carry it in your backpack conveniently. The shower bag is only 0.98 Lbs and just 13x6x2 inches in package.
  • 【Heat Absorbing Design and Durable Material】 The camping shower heats water to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight.No need for gas or electricity to enjoy a warm shower outdoors! The solar shower bag uses a sturdy handle belt and a reinforced plastic tube, and is made of durable PVC material, which is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, durable and not easily deformed.It heats water to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight.
  • 【More Convenient and Easier to Use and Carry】 The portable shower is designed with an on/off adjustable switch to control the water flow. It supplied with a hose, a shower head and a water tap. The hanging hook sling can be easily hung on a tree or shower tent to wash your body, your face, hands, or wash dishes, food, cars, etc.The shower bag is such compact that just only 0.98 Lbs and just 13x6x2 inches in package, which makes you easily carry it in your trip.
  • 【Widely Use】 The camping shower can be used for outdoor camping, traveling, climbing, hiking, backpacking, self-driving, fishing or hunting, beach swimming, which allows you to enjoy a refreshing and pleasant shower outdoors. You can also take it to the beach in summer and wash off the salt and sand after swimming.This solar shower bag is the best gift for Men, Husband, Parents, Mother's and Father's Day.The shower bag is the perfect camping accessory for the outdoor enthusiasts.
  • 【Fathers Day Gifts for Dad. Refund/Replacement Warranty】 Our camping shower is the great Fathers Day gifts for Dad Men Husband. The perfect camping accessory for him. Any question, please feel free to contact us. Our professional customer service is therefore here to do whatever it takes to promise your satisfaction. That's why your purchase comes backed with our incredible warranty; anytime, any reason, no questions asked!
SaleBestseller No. 2
KIPIDA Solar Shower Bag,5 gallons/20L Solar Heating Camping Shower Bag with Removable Hose and On-Off Switchable Shower Head for Camping Beach Swimming Outdoor Traveling Hiking (Green)
  • Heat absorbing design:This solar shower bag is made by environmental friendly and leak proof materials which are safe to human health. It heats water to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight.
  • High Water Capacity:This camping shower bag can carry up to 5 gallons water for showering outdoor,let you enjoy a better and refreshing shower anywhere.
  • Supplied With Useful Accessories :It supplied with a hose, a shower head and a water tap. Upgraded shower head offers an easy on/off switch with low to high water flow, easy to whirl.
  • Wildly Use: this camp shower is suit for outdoor camping, hiking, backpacking, self-driving, fishing or hunting.It's the best gift for for Men Husband and Father's Day.The perfect camping accessory for him.
Bestseller No. 3
Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower, Battery Powered - Compact Handheld Rechargeable Camping Showerhead - Pumps Water from Bucket Into Steady, Gentle Shower Stream
  • INDOOR/OUTDOOR HANDHELD SHOWER - Transforms Sink or Bucket of Water Into Instant Shower Stream; Water-Resistant Unit Includes One Touch On/Off Switch
  • PERFECTLY PLEASING PRESSURE - Showerhead Features One Simple Flow Rate for Comfortable Bathing Experience; Gentle Enough for Seniors, Babies and Pets
  • SUCTION CUP SUPPORT - Shower-Head Securely Sticks to Any Flat Surface with Provided Suction Cup; Bonus S-Style Hook Lets You Hang it Safely Overhead
  • BATTERY POWERED CONVENIENCE - Rechargeable Pump Plugs into Laptop, Car Adapter or Computer via USB; Full Charge Allows Up to 1 Hour of Continuous Use, PLEASE NOTE: May include a wall plug instead of USB
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE - Small, Discreet System Packs Easily in Luggage, Backpack or Car Trunk; for Hiking, Camping, Kid Bathing and Pet Cleaning
SaleBestseller No. 4
Texsport Portable Outdoor Camping Shower Privacy Shelter Changing Room Gray
  • 5 Gallon Camp Shower Measures 87"H x 4'6" x 4"6" and includes mesh shower rack inside and removable hanging towel bar outside
  • Large, zippered D-style door with Heavy Duty polyurethane coated taffeta walls and rainfly and removable rip-stop polyethylene floor
  • Rust-resistant 3/4" diameter chain-corded steel poles with durable speed clips to secure the shelter to the frame; Flame retardant
  • 2 no-see-um mesh windows with zippered storm flats and 4 no see-um mesh roof panels provide superior ventilation. Rainfly has 2 see-through skylights for better visibility inside.
  • Includes stakes and carry/storage bag
Bestseller No. 5
Pop Up Pod - Instant Shower Tent, Dressing Room, or Portable Toilet Stall with Carry Bag for Camping, Beach, or Tailgate by Wakeman Outdoors
  • MULTIPURPOSE PRIVACY TENT - This versatile shelter with a removable bottom can be used as an outdoor shower enclosure, portable changing room, toilet stall, pop up privacy tent, or weather pod for camping, sporting events, conventions, or road trips.
  • POP UP INSTALLATION - This changing tent automatically pops open in seconds with no assembly required. The dual-sided zippered door of this portable shower stall can be shut for privacy or rolled and held open with the attached loop and toggles.
  • EASY TO SECURE – This camping shower tent is easy to anchor, regardless of the terrain. You can secure the portable pod with the 4 included stakes and guy lines, or you can place sandbags (not included) in the 2 sewn-in pockets for stability.
  • CONVENIENT CARRY BAG – This pop up shower tent comes with a zippered carrying case for easy portability and convenient storage. This collapsible pod can fit under the seat of a truck, in a car trunk, or in a beach tote when you’re on the go.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS - Material: 190T Polyester. Dimensions: (L) 3.3ft x (W) 3.3ft x (H) 6.2ft. Door Opening: (W) 2.5ft x (H) 4.1ft. Includes: Camp Shower Tent, 1.8ft Diameter Carry Bag, 4 Stakes, and Guy Lines. Color: Black.
Bestseller No. 6
LFSEMINI Solar Shower Bag, 2 Pack 5 gallons/20L Camping Shower Bag, Portable Shower Bag with Removable Hose and On-Off Switchable Shower Head for Camping Beach Swimming Outdoor Traveling(2 Pack)
  • ☀️【Upgraded Version】The deluxe edition camping shower bag features a more durable multi-layer design for optimal heat retention and performance, further enhanced leak resistance, more durable and easy to use.The amazing device heats water up to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours when exposed to direct sunlight
  • ☀️【Large Water Capacity】You will get 2 pack upgraded shower bag for camping with a large water capacity of 5 gallons/20L, enough for about 3 showers. The water flow is fine and gentle, bringing you a better shower experience!
  • ☀️【Heat-Resistant Handles & Temperature Indicator】The heat-resistant handles always stay cool when working in high temperatures to prevent hand burns. There’s even a temperature indicator (°C/°F) attached to the bag so you know exactly how hot your shower is going to be!
  • ☀️【Big Shower Head with Switch 】The updated big shower head features a convenient switch to control the speed of water flow, easy to adjust the valve even with soapy hands. Longer hoses easily reach all your locations and connect securely
  • ☀️【Camping to Glamping】 It allows you to enjoy a refreshing and pleasant shower during rafting, camping, fishing or hunting. You can also take it to the beach in summer and wash off the salt and sand after swimming
SaleBestseller No. 7
innhom Portable Shower Camping Shower Outdoor Camp Shower Pump, Electric Rechargeable Portable Camping Shower, Powered by Rechargeable Battery, 1 Year Warranty
  • 【2 Battery with 1 Year Warranty】innhom portable shower for camping come with 2 detachable batteries and a charging cable, direct charge from USB port, car adapter or computer, laptop ( output of 5V/1A~2A ). Full charge of 2 batteries allows 90-120 mins of continuous use. LED light on battery switch can indicate the battery power. innhom portable shower comes with 1 Year Free Warranty to ensure your pleasant shopping experience. Any problems, feel free to contact us.
  • 【Easy Assembly/Operation】Attach pump and shower head to the hose. Fully immerse the pump in water and press the switch on battery to start. The camping shower offers gentle and comfortable stream at 0.9 gal/min (3.5 L/min).
  • 【Safe and Convenient Outdoor Camp Shower】innhom camp shower conforms to the safety requirements of RoHS standard, EN 55014-1 and EN55014-2. The water filter system ensure the water is clean and protect the shower head from being clogged. The O-ring protects water from escaping from the connection of the shower hose and showerhead.
  • 【Small and Compact】Weights 1.6LB, bonus mesh storage bag, convenient to carry and store. Provided suction cup can fix the shower head on any smooth flat surface. Hook lets you hang the showerhead safely on trees for a convenient shower.
  • 【Multiple-uses Portable Shower】Suitable for INDOOR/OUTDOOR showering, camping, BBQ, hiking, traveling, kid bathing, pet cleaning, car washing, plants watering, windows and backyard cleaning. Ideal gift for family, friends on Christmas, Birthday, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Children's Day, etc.
Bestseller No. 8
POMO Long Lasting, Resistant, High Pressure 5L Outdoor Portable Shower, Camping Shower, Surf Shower, Dog Cleaning, Boat Cleaning, Road Trips, Diving, More. 1.5gal/5L Multi-use Spray, Hand Pump 45 PSI
  • Long Lasting, Resistant & BPA Free - Made of industrial grade high density polyethylene this product won't leak or break. Outdoor shower that will serve you for many years to come.
  • Multi-Use - Ideal for spraying water under pressure as a camping shower; also for: surfing, dog washing, car, boats, fishing.
  • High-Pressure - Capable of building the same pressure as a garden hose: 45 PSI. The hose is 5 foot 6 inches (170cm) to reach anywhere you need.
  • Different Nozzle Settings - Industrial hose nozzle with 5 settings: Jet, Mist, Shower, Flat Jet, Super Pressure Jet
  • Perfect Capacity - the bottle is ~1.5 gal or 5.5 liters in capacity which is perfect in terms of portability and usability. It's easy to carry and large enough to clean thoroughly. Don't overfill the bottle, you want to have some air left to compress to build pressure!
Bestseller No. 9
Portable Shower by Tadomoe, 5 Gallons/20L Camping Shower Bag with Portable Shower Pump,Solar Shower with Hot Water,Leak Proof Handy Nozzle Temperature Indicator for Beach Trip, Camping and Hiking
  • Solar Shower for Camping - 5 gallons larger capacity, camp with hot water, with a temperature gauge that shows you the water temperature clearly, bring you a comfortable solar-heated outdoor shower for a beach trip, camping, hiking, and hunting.
  • Rechargeable Smart Shower Pump - Camping shower pump with intelligent pressure detection, stop working once the air pressure of the shower bag reaches 6.0 PSI and start working automatically once the air pressure is below 5.0 PSI. And the flashlight at the bottom is suitable for the emergent field.
  • High-Quality Shower Bag for Camping - Portable shower head with hose, two adjustable spray settings; eco-friendly PVC material, well-tailored and leakproof;easy-to-refill screw cap; reinforced and more durable handle strap; transparent top shows clearly the amount of water.
  • Portable Outdoor Shower - 9.8"(D) X 5.9"(H) compact size travel case when folded, less than 3 lbs at a total weight( include shower bag, sprayer with hose and air pump), easy to carry, must-have accessories for a beach trip, camping, hiking, and hunting.
  • Pack and Go - If you camp, hunt, backpack, fish, go on a beach trip, etc. but have concerns about having a hot shower outdoors, you need it. Perfect for taking a quick shower, rinsing off sands on feet, bathing muddy paws, washing up, grooming pets, and watering flowers in your garden.
SaleBestseller No. 10
AYQWE Solar Shower Bag, 2 Pack 5 Gallons/20L Camping Shower Bag, Portable Shower Bag with Removable Hose and On-Off Switchable Shower Head for Camping Beach Swimming Outdoor Traveling(2 Pack)
  • 【Large Capacity】- You will get 2 pack solar shower bags with a large water capacity of 5 gallons/20L, enough for about 3 showers. The water flow is fine and gentle, bringing you a better shower experience!
  • 【Durable Material】- The solar shower uses a sturdy handle belt and a reinforced plastic tube, and is made of durable PVC material, which is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, durable and not easily deformed.
  • 【Heat Absorption Design】- Under direct sunlight, the camping shower bag can heat water to 105°F (40°C) in just 3 hours. No need for gas or electricity to enjoy a warm shower outdoors!
  • 【Easy to Use】- It is designed with an on/off adjustable switch to control the water flow. The hanging hook sling can be easily hung on a tree or shower tent to wash your body, your face, hands, or wash dishes, food, cars, etc.
  • 【Camping to Glamping】- It allows you to enjoy a refreshing and pleasant shower during rafting, camping, fishing or hunting. You can also take it to the beach in summer and wash off the salt and sand after swimming.

Types of Portable Shower

While showering is sometimes an escape when camping, it becomes more of a domestic activity as camping showers don’t have that endless flow of water while you sing Whitney Houston’s greatest hits!

Pressure Showers

If you’re a little worried about the water flow, or lack thereof, when having a shower, then this could be the shower type for you.

In essence, a portable shower is a reservoir of water with a hose attached; however, this style has a pump integrated into the unit. This means you can give the pressure a boost quite conveniently to make your experience even more enjoyable…or to speed things up because having a cold shower isn’t too appealing! 

Whichever the case for you, with a portable pressure shower, this is the closest you’re going to get to the real thing without being at home!

Solar Heated Showers

As mentioned above, obviously, being out in the open, hot water isn’t going to be on tap! But that isn’t to say you can’t have a warm shower! 

What kind of trickery is this, I hear you ask! How can this be? 

A wonderful invention was created using solar power to heat the water during the day, so when you come to shower in the evening, BOOM, you have a lovely, not so cold shower! 

Simply fill the water compartment of your chosen shower and hang it in an open space where the sun can reach it. Over the course of the day, the sun will work its magic, and you’ll have a shower with a respectable water temperature.

Rechargeable Pump Showers

With this type of portable shoer, all you need is a bucket of water, and away you go! 

Simply charge the unit, whether it be from a mains supply or a USB battery pack before you leave, and it will charge while you are exploring out in the woods! 

These are normally at the more affordable end of the range of the portable shower because you’ll have to source your own fresh water, and they won’t all heat the water for you (although some models on the market do!) 

The integrated battery often lasts longer than a pressure shower, so if you can stand the temperature, this is the device for all you shower singers!!

How Much Water is Needed for a Portable Camping Shower?

The ultimate question here is How Long Does It Take You To Shower? 

If the answer to that is more than 10 minutes, then you may have to put your fast pants on when you’re showering in the open. 

The general rule of thumb is;

· 10 Gallons = 3 minutes

· 20 Gallons = 7 minutes

· 30 Gallons = 10 minutes

These are only guides to give you a rough idea of what you’d expect to achieve. 

The times can vary with the flow rate and size of shower head, and again you’ll need to find what’s right for you! There are many types of portable showers, and the market has a healthy amount of models for you to choose from. 

Many models on the market with a water reservoir tend to hold 20 gallons, as this is considered the average amount per shower.

  • What’s the weight of a setup?

Now, if you didn’t already know, here’s a little life hack for you. 

1ltr of water = 1kg. 

So if you’ve got 20ltr of water….you guessed it, that’s 20kg of weight. 

Some of you may be ok with just hanging your shower bag in a tree and having a bathe underneath it, while some of you, on the other hand, may like your privacy. 

If you’re using a portable shower cubicle combined with a hanging shower bag, that could be a recipe for disaster as the cubicle poles aren’t built to hold that much weight. 

If you like your cubicle, it would be wise to consider a portable shower with a reservoir that sits on the floor. That way, at least you know the shower tent won’t blow away!!

TOP TIP: This article is mainly focused on water and capacity but what you have to also take into account is the weight of the whole setup, depending on which one you choose!

What is the Best Portable Shower for Camping?

What is the Best Portable Shower For Camping?

Each type of shower has its advantages and disadvantages, so ultimately, you’ll have to decide what you put more value on. 

Solar Shower Bag, RISEPRO® 5 gallons/20L Solar Heating Premium Camping Shower Bag Hot Water with Temperature 45°C Removable Hose on/Off Switchable Shower Head Hiking Climbing Summer Shower K8
  • TOP QUALITY MATERIALS – RISEPRO shower bag is made by environmental friendly materials which are safe to human health. This deluxe version with multiple layers can further enhance the leak proof feature and make it even more durable!
  • ADVANCED SHOWER HEAD – This advanced shower head offers an easy ON/OFF switch with LOW to HIGH water flow. Brings you a much better showering experience!
  • HIGH WATER CAPACITY – This useful bag can easily carry up to 5 GALLONS (20Liters) water for showering at remote areas! A nice and refreshing shower anywhere!
  • SMART HEAT ABSORBING DESIGN – The SMART PVC material can efficiently absorb the solar energy to heat up the water inside the bag. It heats water to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight.
  • TEMPERATURE INDICATOR – There is a temperature indicator (°C/°F) attached onto the bag. No more guessing on water temperature at remote area!

From our research, we think that the RISEPRO Solar Shower Bag is a fantastic middle-of-the-road alternative for the perfect shower. 

It boasts a 5-gallon water capacity with switchable shower head. 

The shower bag also has integrated solar heating and a hand temperature indicator, so there’ll be no more guessing if the water is hot enough! 

The snazzy PVC design means that once you’ve finished washing your extremities, this unit can be folded down and packed away quite snugly into your backpack!

Summary

So there you have it! 

The ultimate guide to camping showers, which, essentially, all revolves around preference and need!

Camping showers can range from the really simple to the slightly trickier combinations, but overall they all do the same thing, they get you clean in non-bathroom situations!

Have fun with camping, and have fun with camping showers!

They can be the most refreshing experience of your life!

Last update on 2023-05-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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