Camping and showering aren’t the most iconic duo. But, with the right camp shower, you can stay fresh and even enjoy warm water wherever you are!


When in the outdoors for a number of nights, I think we can all agree you start to miss those little luxuries — not using a spork as your primary utensil, having a comfortable place to change, and most of all, a nice shower.

Whether you go family camping with a full gear kit or ultralightweight thru-hiking, we have a shower pick for all adventurers.


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Best Value: Companion Deluxe 20L Portable Solar Shower



The Companion Deluxe 20L Portable Solar Shower is a great choice for those who want to test the waters of camp showers.

Coming in at only $37.95, this best-value option doesn’t skimp on features.

Made from tough 600 Denier Ripstop material and featuring a solar panel for naturally hot water and a temperature gauge, enjoy a nice, hot shower for up to eight minutes with its 20L capacity.


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Best Compact: Sea to Summit Pocket Hiking Shower

For those who opt for an ultralight set-up and count every gram while hiking, or are looking for a compact option to fit in the back of the car, you can’t go past the Sea to Summit Pocket Hiking Shower.

With a packed size of only 13.5L x 8.5W x 4.5Hcm and weighing a total of 120g, this is a great addition to any lightweight adventurer’s kit.

A shower with this pocket rocket can last up to eight minutes and features strong D rings and a six-metre cord, so you can hang it from any tree or structure nearby to enjoy a quick shower in your surroundings. 


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Best Deluxe: Companion AquaHeat Lithium Gas Shower


Want to flex on your campsite neighbours? Be sure to grab the Companion AquaHeat Lithium Gas Shower for your next camping trip.

Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, this camp shower will provide hot showers for up to 120 minutes.

With a dual-power set-up, it features a rechargeable lithium battery to control the water pressure and to power the electronic screen to input your ideal temp, as well as gas capability (gas canister sold separately) to heat water up to 50°C!


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Best Solar: SOL 20L Packable Solar Shower



When looking for a fast-charging, hot camp shower, it’s hard to beat the SOL 20L Packable Solar Shower.

With a built-in temperature gauge, you can see just how hot the water is while charging or using the shower and enjoy hot showers up to 48°C.

The built-in handle allows you to hang the shower anywhere you like and control the water pressure output with the flow-control shower head.


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Best All-Rounder: Nemo Helio LX Portable Camping Shower

For a shower that incorporates all of the top features in one neat, little package, there’s the Nemo Helio LX Portable Camping Pressure Shower.

When packed out to its full capacity of 22L, after spending some time warming up in the sun, this camp shower allows for hot showers for up to ten minutes.

With a seven-foot hose and foot pump system, you can place the Nemo Helio Shower anywhere on the ground for a comfortable shower in minutes.


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