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Camping Toilets

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Planning to go camping off the grid for several days and worrying about not having a toilet while you are outdoors? Here at Outbax you will find portable showers, portable water tanks and even camping toilets that will fit your needs and make your camping trip worry-free and more comfortable. You can also check out our camping shower tents where you can place portable showers and camping toilets, for added privacy. 

Love camping, fishing, 4WDing, hiking and festivals but hate the bathroom situation? Having your own portable toilet and shower is awesome when the ones on offer are a bit iffy, too far from your tent, or have long queues. You'll feel clean and can use your portable shower for other things too - the washing up, hosing down your gear and washing the dog.

What's the best camping toilet and shower?

Everyone's different, and like many things in life, what's best for one person might not be best for the next. The best portable bathroom for you depends on your particular needs:
Where you'll use the bathroom (near water and people or in the middle of nowhere?).
Who you'll camp with (now and in the future - how many people and how big they are). 
How easy you want using the toilet and shower to be (refilling/emptying frequency?). 
How often you'll be camping and for how long (on weekends only or for a few weeks?). 
How long you want it to last (for a few short trips or for many years of camping?)

What portable toilet and shower should you buy?

Working out which shower and toilet to buy is easier when you go through these four steps:

1. USE

First, think about where and how you'll use the portable toilet and shower:

Water- will you have access to a tap or need to take all the water with you?

Campers - how many people will be using it every day, and for how many days?

Frequency - will you only use them for a few days here and there, or for weeks?

Portability - will you set them up in one spot, or need to move them around a lot?

Privacy - will you be camping somewhere private or around lots of other people?

Rules - are you allowed to use a portable toilet or shower where you're camping?


Next, consider what size shower and toilet will suit your particular needs:


The bigger the water and/or waste capacity is, the larger and heavier it will be. Think about how many times you can use it before you need to refill the water. If it holds more water you get more/longer showers before you need to refill it. The bigger it is the less often you need to refill or empty it (but it'll be heavier). The smaller it is the easier it is to carry (but you'll need to refill/empty it more). Some showers have a flow adjuster (a more powerful flow uses water faster).


If you're doing a 14-day wilderness trek you won't want to carry anything heavy. When you look at it's weight, keep in mind that it will be heavier when full. Are you strong enough to carry it alone when it's time to refill or empty it? Will you be able to lift and hang up the shower bag when it's full of water?


Really low toilets or basic bucket toilets require more squatting when using. A taller toilet is better for tall people and men (less splashback when standing). A toilet that's lower to the ground is better for shorter people and kids. If you're using the power of gravity for the shower, what will you hang it from?


The size of the hole in the toilet seat needs to suit the people using it.


It needs to fit within your campsite dimensions (along with everything else). Only 4WDs and caravans will fit larger toilets and showers (and all your gear). You'll also need enough space for all the water you'll need to run it (if no tap).


A pop-up tent that you put your portable toilet and/or shower inside gives you the convenience of having a bathroom right next to your tent. Complete privacy when you're camping with other people. A way to keep odours outside (even if a toilet would fit in your tent).


Some toilets have:

  • A basic bucket design.
  • Disposable plastic liners.
  • A seat you can sit on.
  • A lid to contain odours.
  • Luxury comfort designs.
  • A manual flushing system.
  • A battery-powered flush.


When you're weighing up which toilet or shower to buy, think about quality versus cost. If you only camp for a weekend once or twice a year, a cheap one will do the trick. Cheaper models don't tend to last as long, so you do get what you pay for.

If you camp regularly or for more than a few days a time, spending a bit more gives you years of comfortable camping and an investment in being a happy camper. Find out if/how you can buy replacement parts if needed one day.

All of our Portable Toilets 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 Portable Toilets 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.

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