Keeping clean may not be your top priority when camping, especially if your camping trip is only a weekend away. But if you are travelling for longer, or at a location where there are no facilities such as shower blocks, your thoughts might turn to smelling better.
Or you just might be a camper that loves showers. A shower would not be on any “essential gear” list, and if you are new to camping, it’s definitely not something that would be on my list until you know you are a keen camper. So don’t rush out and buy one straight away. But maybe down the track or even now, your thoughts have turned to getting clean after a busy day outdoors.
So what are the good things about camping showers?
- You feel a lot better after a shower
- Don’t need to stay in established campgrounds
- Shower options in all price ranges for every sort of camper
- Camp showers can have many other purposes such as cleaning dishes/animals/cars/spot cleaning/other outdoor activities like fishing/marine and are not limited to just personal cleanliness.
Some considerations with camping showers:
- Need ready access to water (sometimes a precious commodity if you have to bring it on trip) To have hot water requires additional heating sources and pumps
- Depending on the shower you like, weight, size and cost can make it a prohibitive purchase
- Know your needs - Your choice on your camping shower is going to be dependent on some personal key factors, that only you know.
- Like any camping gear purchase, you need to do some thinking about your own personal camping needs and style.
We suggest you think about the following when buying a shower:
- Your budget – how much do you want to spend on a shower?
- Style of camping you do – eg tents, caravans or backpacking?
- Space requirements - how much room in your vehicle do you want to utilize for camping showers?
- Will you be bringing extra water on the trip for the shower and if so, where will you store it?
- Water availability - where you camp most often, will you have ready access to water
- Heating sources - what extras are needed to heat the water if you have a shower that has a heating function
- Weight – lightweight or heavy?
- Frequency of needing a shower – are showers going to be a part of every camping trip, or just now and again?
- Where you camp most often - bush camping or established campgrounds
- Does the campground you camp in, allow bush showering?
You might want to think about the above just so you have a clearer idea on what you want and what you need; it may not always be the same thing.
Some further examples for you to think about could be:
If you are frequently camping in a caravan park, then your need for a big water heating shower might be less important as you have ready access to amenities blocks. Remote campers in the Outback, might need a shower that doesn’t use a lot of water and is good for a quick, minimal wash up. Only camp once or twice a year? Then spending a lot of money on a shower should be a lower priority, so you need a cheaper option. Frequent campers who set up a site for a longer period or are on very regular camping trips/long term camping, might want a water heating shower to increase your frequency of showering, plus use it for hot water in general. Lightweight campers need to think of how they are going to carry something in their pack.
Everyone camps differently, so make sure you know how you like to camp and where you camp, to help narrow down the options.
All of our Shower Tents are made from quality materials that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and will last for a long time.
If you have never tried ordering Shower Tents online before, feel free to call us at 02 888 10 333 and ask questions about our products. We will be happy to assist you.