Here are five different camping showers on the market along with a brief review of each.
One of the most commonly asked questions we get asked in the Dubbed Out Community is “Are there any showers at the Campouts or Dubbed Out Festival?” The short answer is sometimes at the Campouts and yes, limited showers at the Festival. Our advice is invest in a decent camping shower. They’re very affordable and very handy if things get messy when camping.
There is a rediculous amount of camping shower products on the market but we wanted to give you an idea of the types of shower units that are available and show that theres a shower to match every budget. We’ve included simple gravity bag showers, gas heated showers, battery operated, solar and 12v showers.
1. Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Summer Shower: £50 on Amazon. This solar-powered camping shower is a popular choice among campers. It has a 5-gallon capacity and can heat water up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few hours of sunlight.
It features a mesh pocket for soap and shampoo and a water temperature gauge. The showerhead can be adjusted to control the water flow. Overall, this is a reliable and affordable option for camping showers.
2. Nemo Helio Pressure Shower: £95 Decathlon. This portable camping shower is pressurized by a foot pump, which means you can enjoy a good shower even if you don’t have access to a water source. It has a 2.9-gallon capacity and can provide up to 7-10 minutes of continuous water flow. The showerhead has an on/off valve and a spray nozzle that can be adjusted from a gentle mist to a powerful stream. It’s a bit more expensive than some other options, but the convenience of the foot pump makes it worth considering.
3. Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower: £25 Ebay. This is another of the solar-powered camping showers with a 5-gallon capacity. It has a PVC construction that is designed to be durable and long-lasting. Like the Advanced Elements shower, it features a temperature gauge and a mesh pocket for storing soap and shampoo. The showerhead can be adjusted for the water flow and is easy to use. The Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower is a solid option for those looking for an affordable and reliable shower.
4. Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower: £30 Amazon. This camping shower is a bit different from the others on this list because it is powered by a rechargeable battery. It has a 1.3-gallon capacity and can provide up to 60 minutes of continuous water flow on a single charge. The showerhead features an on/off switch and a hook for hanging. It also comes with a suction cup and S-shaped hanging hook for easy installation. This shower is great for those of us who want a portable, battery-powered option.
Gas heat option
5. Zodi Outback Gear Extreme SC Hot Shower: £150 Amazon. This is the most expensive option on this list, but it’s also the most powerful. The Zodi Hot Shower has a 10,000 BTU burner that can heat water up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few minutes. It has a 3-gallon water tank and can provide up to 10 minutes of continuous water flow. The showerhead has a convenient on/off switch and a 6-foot hose for versatile use. While this shower is designed for more extreme camping conditions, it may be overkill for those who just need a basic shower. However, if you’re looking for a hot, powerful shower in the great outdoors, the Zodi Hot Shower is definitely worth considering.
Here we look at three popular 12V camping showers for campervan owners:
1. Road Shower 4S: £350 The Roof Box Company. This is a popular 12V shower system designed specifically for use on a vehicle. It’s essentially a water tank that can be mounted on the roof rack of your campervan, SUV or truck. The Road Shower 4S has a 7-gallon capacity and is pressurized by a 12V pump that can provide up to 65 PSI of water pressure. It also features a temperature gauge and a showerhead with adjustable water flow. This shower is easy to install and use, and is perfect for those who want a portable shower system that can be used on the go.
2. Hike Crew Portable Propane Water Heater & Shower Pump: £190 Ebay. This is a versatile 12V shower system that runs on propane gas. It comes with a water pump that can be powered by a 12V battery, making it perfect for campervan owners. The Hike Crew Portable Propane Water Heater & Shower Pump has a 1.58-gallon water tank and can provide up to 18 minutes of continuous hot water. It also comes with a showerhead with adjustable water flow and a carrying case for easy transport. This system is great for those who want a hot shower on the go, and can also be used for other outdoor activities like camping and hiking.
3. Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower: £170 The Range. This is a compact and lightweight 12V shower system that features a tankless water heater. It can be powered by a 12V battery, making it perfect for use in a campervan. The Eccotemp L5 has a 1.5-gallon per minute flow rate and can provide up to 37,500 BTUs of heat. It also features an automatic safety shutoff, a showerhead with adjustable water flow and a 6-foot hose.
This shower system is easy to install, use and maintain, and is a great option for campervan owners who want a hot shower on the road. Overall, all three of these 12V shower systems are popular in our community, and each one has its own unique features and benefits. It’s important to consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing a 12V shower system for your campervan.