Portable Outdoor Shower Camping – Guide

Portable Outdoor Shower Camping is a fundamental accessory for our trips.  They allow you to take a good shower, clean yourself and refresh yourself almost anywhere. But they are also very useful for those of us who travel in motorhomes, as we can remove the sand from the beach, salt or mud from our boots and avoid staining the interior. In addition, a portable shower is an ideal accessory to clean the vehicle, the bikes or the dog if we take it with us on a trip.

What you Need to Know to Choose the Portable Outdoor Shower

Portable 12v Shower

Plug the shower into the vehicle’s power outlet, submerge the pump into any water source and you’re done! Perfect shower at any time, even with hot water

portable outdoor shower 12v

Portable Outdoor Shower Camping: Solar Shower

The solar showers heat the water thanks to the sun’s rays. This way they keep the temperature and allow you to take a hot shower in a few minutes. Depending on the capacity of the bag, between 15 and 20 liters, you can take a shower more or less long.

portable outdoor shower solar

Portable Bag-Type Shower

They are the most basic and traditional. They are very resistant plastic bags, with a capacity of approximately 20 liters (although there are up to 40 liters) with a small hose with a nozzle through which the water comes out. Their main advantage is how little they occupy when they are empty. Some of them have a foot pump to achieve a higher pressure.

Portable Shower Tent

If you need a little privacy to take a shower outside of your motor home or van, these folding and portable tents will allow you to enjoy a shower without anyone seeing you.

These Pop-Up tents are easy to set up and take down. You can also use it to install a portable toilet and have a private bathroom outside your camper, caravan or motorhome.

portable outdoor shower tent

Factors to Consider When Buying

The Use you Will Make of It

Are you going to use the portable shower to take a shower or just to get rid of the sand before getting into the caravan? If you’re going to use the portable shower a lot, both in the summer and in the winter, it’s best to get a 12v portable shower and ensure you have hot water and pressure whenever you want.

The Capacity

If you are one of those who enjoy underwater showering, you may need a portable shower with enough capacity, there are up to 40 liters. If, on the other hand, you are one of those who likes the fast showers, with one of 15 or 20 liters you have more than enough, with the advantage that it will heat up faster than a bigger one.

The Temperature of the Water

Do you like to shower with cold water or are you one of those who can’t stand it? Fortunately, most models on the market use solar energy or external charging methods to provide hot water and, in many cases, even regulate the temperature. In case the shower you choose doesn’t control the temperature, make sure it doesn’t burn before getting under it.

The Water Pressure

Almost all users are looking for a portable pressure shower. This is one of the most worrying aspects when choosing it. Nobody likes to take a shower on a drip. Like everything else, the most basic and cheapest ones use the force of gravity to give pressure to the water. Fortunately, there are portable shower models that, thanks to their batteries, provide quite good pressure. According to most users, 8 liters per minute is a pretty decent pressure.