Top 10 Best Camping Shower 2018

Model
Features
ECEEN Portable Shower



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  • Packs Easily in Luggage, Backpack or Car Trunk; for Hiking, Camping, Kid Bathing and Pet Cleaning.
  • Small and light, so it is easy to carry, ideal to traveling, hiking and camping. It is also suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Built-in 2200 mAh rechargeable battery, it can work for 1 hour after fully charged.
Risepro Solar Shower Bag


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  • Made by environmental friendly materials; with multiple layers can further enhance the leak proof feature and make it even more durable.
  • Shower head offers an easy ON/OFF switch with LOW to HIGH water flow.
  • Bag can easily carry up to 5 GALLONS (20Liters) water for showering at remote areas.
  • PVC material can efficiently absorb the solar energy to heat up the water inside the bag. It heats water to 113°C (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight.
Yellowstone Camping Shower


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  • 20 Litre capacity.
  • Shower pipe included.
  • Heated by the sun..
  • Can heat up to 40 degrees in just 3 hours.
Hozelock PortaShower


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  • Multi purpose sprayer for outdoor leisure and gardening needs.
  • 7 L bottle size.
  • Compact design means it is easy to store.
  • Comes with spray head, carry strap and lockable on/off flow control handle.
Laserbreak Portable Electric Shower


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    Can be used as indoor / outdoor personal shower, car washing shower, pet bathing shower, plant watering shower.
  • Designed with low battery warning light and charge indicator light.
  • Built-in 4800mAh lithium battery, works for more than 60 minutes.

Camping is a fun holiday for all the family, a great way of getting back to nature, and also a romantic thing to do if you are a couple into that sort of thing! Of course, a life under canvas is not for everyone, but the kids love it, and if the weather plays along, it really can be a lot of fun. Whether you are into camping in the UK or abroad, you will have the pick of some of the most unspoilt and wonderful places to stay, and there are some very impressive tents available these days.

For many people, the prospect of a hotel is too restrictive, and if you have a family you may find that it limits you as to what you can do, and when. Many of the best camp sites at the finest resorts are within easy reach of the main attractions, and some have very impressive facilities. A lot of sites also combine tents and caravans, so if you have a caravan or motor home you will be accommodated.

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Now, one thing that camping does is take you back to basics; you do away with all the creature comforts of home, and make do with what you have available. However, there are some impressive gadgets that can be bought these days to make life easier when camping, and for not very much money, too. For example, washing facilities on some sites are somewhat rudimentary, so what about the convenience of the best camping shower?

These clever devices come in many shapes and forms, and offer a chance to have a real shower whenever you want. So, before we go on to tell you about the ten best models on the market, here’s a quick look at what they do, and how they do it.

Best Camping Showers

1: ECEEN Portable Shower

This first model is one of the powered ones, so is handy not just for camping, but is also suitable for use for washing cars and dogs as well as people. It is recommended for rinsing off after the beach and general clean up, but be well aware – it does not heat the water, so unless the water source you use is already heated, you’re in for a cold shower. It is a very convenient item, however, for occasional use.

The pump is powered by a battery that can give up to an hour on one full charge, and it has a USB charging port so you can charge on the go. The pump itself is 100% waterproof so the water will not affect the electrics, and it is entirely safe to use. It also features a filter system so that you get water without any impurities, and it is very simple to use plus surprisingly compact when not in use and packed away. It’s a decent little shower, if you are happy with a non-heated one, and at around £30 is par for the course.

Key Features
  • 24-55inch
  • VESA compatible
  • HDMI cable and spirit level
  • tilt and swivel

 

2: Risepro Solar Shower Bag

In many ways, the bag-type of camping shower is a more impressive device than the powered version, not least in the way it heats the water. This one is typical of the breed; it’s made from environmentally-friendly materials, which should please the campers and hikers among you, and it is designed to absorb solar heat, so will heat the water within to a sensible temperature, and will display that temperature on a scale on the front of the bag.

This one has a 20l capacity and is designed to be mounted on a tree, a pole or held up by a willing accomplice while you take your shower, and comes with a lengthy pipe and a nice conventional shower head. It has an on and off function, and also two rates of flow – variable flow is not always available on the pump versions – and will heat to a sensible temperature in around 3-hours. Of course, you need the sun, but at around £10 these are a worthwhile investment and take up little space.

Key Features
  • Solar heating
  • 20L capacity
  • Eco-friendly
  • Two water flow rates

3: Yellowstone Camping Shower


This is another model in the bag style, as above, and is a very similar item all-round. It is also designed to hang from a tall point, or be held by someone else, and is a gravity feed model like that above. It has a 20-litre capacity, too, and is surprisingly compact and light when not in use. This one is heated by the sun, so you can have water up to 40-degrees in as little as three hours, which is plentiful for a nice shower!

It comes with a shower pipe – but there is no visible head – and is very simple to fill and use. Find a suitable water supply (bearing in mind there is no filter) and you should be able to enjoy a nice shower in no time at all, after a day at the beach, a long hike or whenever you want. There is no variable output speed on this one, so it is just the single stream of water, although as you do get plenty change from £10 we think that it is a nicely made item for the price.

Key Features
  • 20 litres
  • Solar heat

4: Hozelock PortaShower

This is one of the more sophisticated of models, being a shower with a pump, but again it should be remembered there is no heating element to this one, so it is best used for rinsing the sand off after a day at the beach. It is also very useful if you need such an item for the garden, as it can be used for spraying plants. It’s quite portable, however, so if you want to take it camping there’s no problem at all.

There is no power needed for this one; the water is powered by air pressure of the pump variety, and as such there is only one speed and at 7-litres you get just a few minutes of cold water. However, as an occasional use item for keeping in the caravan or back of the car it may be of use. It does have a long hose, so that is a bonus, but we also think that at about £25 it is possibly expensive, especially when compared to the bag type showers.

Key Features
  • 7-litres
  • cold shower only

5: Laserbreak Portable Electric Shower

This is another of the electric showers, with the submersible pump, and as such is a very neat model indeed. All you need is a suitable water supply – there is a filter built in for added convenience – and away you go. One advantage of this one is that it has a very powerful battery, so you can get as much as an hour’s showering from this model, and it also has variable speeds, which is a handy and useful selling point.

It has a long hose and a neatly designed head for showering, but be aware that like most if not all of these pump-type showers, there is no heating element involved, so it is cold water only. However, that’s not to say it is without its uses; it can also be used in the garden or to wash down the car, and it is suitably compact and convenient for all such purposes. At not much less than £35, however, you may find it expensive compared to some of these.

Key Features
  • Long hose
  • Submersible pump
  • Variable speeds

6: Advanced Elements Summer Shower

If the bag type of shower is your choice – and we can see many reasons why it should be – then you have plenty to choose from, including this one from Advanced Elements. This one is very similar to the other bag showers that we have seen in that it uses the gravity feed system, so you need someone to hold it or hang it on a tree or post, and it has a nice long hose so you get decent height.

However, while it is very good quality and has a 4-layer construction – designed to keep the water hotter for longer – and a temperature gauge, it’s only 9-litres in capacity. A couple of the other bag showers we have listed are 20-litres, so it’s a little lacking in that area. It is good, however, with a nice large fill valve for ease of use, but at around £25 it is somewhat more expensive than some of the other showers of this type.

Key Features
  • 9-litres
  • Premium quality
  • One speed
  • Long hose

7: Camplux 5l Propane Gas Shower

If you are really looking for a proper shower for your caravan or tent, and are happy to use a propane gas powered device, this could be the one for you. This really is the nearest thing you will get to a proper shower for outdoor use, and the beauty is that it needs very little in terms of water pressure to operate. It’s also very compact, and comes with its own carry-handle for added convenience.

It operates using a propane gas bottle, so is great for caravan use, and provides a full range of temperatures – just like the shower in your home – with a 5-litre per minute output. It’s easy to use, has all the required safety shut-off systems, and is also very light in weight. If you are serious about showering when camping this one is the one for you, and as it is battery powered – you need to supply batteries as they do not come with it – it can be used anywhere. It will cost you about £170, but if you want a proper shower, this could be the one.

Key Features
  • Full function
  • Fully variable temperatures
  • 5L per minute
  • Battery power

8: Sportneer Solar Camping Shower

This is another model in the bag style, as above, and is a very similar item all-round. It is also designed to hang from a tall point, or be held by someone else, and is a gravity feed model like that above. It has a 20-litre capacity, too, and is surprisingly compact and light when not in use. This one is heated by the sun, so you can have water up to 40-degrees in as little as three hours, which is plentiful for a nice shower!

It comes with a shower pipe and is very simple to fill and use. Find a suitable water supply (bearing in mind there is no filter) and you should be able to enjoy a nice shower in no time at all, after a day at the beach, a long hike or whenever you want. There is no variable output speed on this one, so it is just the single stream of water, and at under £20 we think it is reasonably priced.

Key Features
  • 20 litres
  • solar heat

9: Portable Power Shower

Another model of the submersible pump type, and this one is very similar – if not identical - to the first one on our list. It is recommended for rinsing off after the beach and general clean up, but be well aware – it does not heat the water, so unless the water source you use is already heated, you’re in for a cold shower. It is a very convenient item, however, for occasional use.

The pump is powered by a battery that can give up to an hour on one full charge, and it has a USB charging port so you can charge on the go. The pump itself is 100% waterproof so the water will not affect the electrics, and it is entirely safe to use. It also features a filter system so that you wherever you find your water source it should be fine, and is very simple to use plus surprisingly compact when not in use and packed away. At somewhere around £25 this one is not bad value.

Key Features
  • powered pump
  • no heating
  • 2-year warranty

10: iTovin Portable Pressure Shower

Our final choice is another of the pressure-driven models; as opposed to the gravity-fed designs that you hang from a tree, this one is driven by air pressure that is derived from a foot pump, and offers a very handy 15-litres capacity. It also stands on the ground, so that’s an added convenience, and it includes safety features that mean it cannot be over-pressurised. It’s a neat design, and one that would be great for camping.

It comes with a 2-metre hose, more than enough for a decent shower or for using it to wash down a car, dogs or whatever, and has an easy-fill valve. Empty, it weighs just 770g, so is also very convenient to carry around, and it has a useful carry handle and carry bag for when it is not in use. The pressure will give you around 8-minutes of flow maximum, but you may need to pump it occasionally. At a little more than £30 we think it worth a second look.

Key Features
  • Pressure driven
  • Foot pump
  • Ground standing
  • 15-litres

That’s our list of the top 10 best camping showers, but which one is for you? Before we go on to give you our opinions, let’s have a quick run through of the various features you need to consider.

Important Features to Look For

If you are looking for a shower for camping you most likely have an idea of the type you want, so let’s have a look at the features you need to consider:

  • Style – there are in fact four different types of camping shower on our list: the bag type, which is gravity-fed and heats the water by solar energy; the submersible pump type, which will only offer you hot water if the water source itself is hot; the air-pressure driven models, and one solitary full-function gas-powered shower. The choice is yours!
  • Hot or Cold – the only models that offer you warm or hot water are the solar bag models, and the propane gas one. Otherwise, you have to have a hot water source to pump from.
  • Capacity – with the bag and pump types, the water capacity is clearly going to be an issue. They vary from 9-litres to 20-litres, so make sure you choose one to suit.

How Camping Showers Work

A shower is a wonderful convenience, especially after a day on the beach when sand gets everywhere! That’s why portable camping showers are fast becoming a must-have item in the camper’s armoury, and there are many on the market to choose from.

It’s worth knowing that there are a couple of main types of camping shower. The first are electrically operated; they act in the same way as, for example, a fish pond pump would, by drawing in water from a chosen source and pumping it through a pipe and a heater, and out of a conventional shower head. These are impressive devices, and there are a few on our list to look at.

The other type is the more basic, gravity-fed version. This one is simply a container of water – usually a large bag – designed to be hung from a tree, pole or held up by someone, from which the water drains through a shower head. With some of these, solar energy is used to heat the water before use, and they are surprisingly effective when in use.

Which type is for you depends upon the frequency with which you go camping, and just how much you miss your creature comforts! Each of the camping showers on our list is an inexpensive choice that will do the job, so let’s have a look now at the top 10 best camping showers available today, and see if we can find one that suits your needs.

Let’s Sum It Up!

The question is this: which type of shower do you want? Once you have the answer to that, you can make a choice from those on the list.

If you want a full-function outdoor shower, the closest thing to that you have at home, you have only one option – the Camplux, number 7 on the list. It’s a very good shower, which offers you everything you need and, at the price, we think it surprisingly good value for dedicated camping or caravanning use.

If your preference is for the bag-type gravity-fed models, there are a few to choose from, but we reckon the Risepro and Yellowstone – 2 and 3 on the list – offer superb value for 20-litres at around a tenner. At that price, you could buy a few in case they don’t last long!

The submersible pump type showers have the problem of not offering warm water, as do the air-pressure models, so we would suggest they are best only if you are looking for a shower to provide a quick wash-down after a day on the beach. However, each is worth a look if this is what you are looking for, and none are anything other than good value.

So, that’s our summary! We hope we have helped you find a camping shower that is suitable for your requirements and within your budget so you can enjoy your camping with a nice shower at the end of the day!