The Stearns Sun Shower 5 Gallon Camping Shower Bag is one of the highest quality solar camping shower bags currently on the market. It lacks a few options, compared to the Advanced Elements bags, but it is a rugged & durable bag that will out-last the cheap knock-off brands by a mile. Aside from the […]
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The Stearns Sun Shower 2.5 Gallon Camping Shower Bag is one of the highest quality solar camping shower bags currently on the market. It lacks a few options, compared to the Advanced Elements bags, but it is a rugged & durable 2.5 gallon bag that will out-last the cheap knock-off brands by a mile. Aside […]
The Sea to Summit Pocket Shower is a super lightweight and compact shower option with great shower pressure that’s nice for backpackers or backcountry campers. The shower weighs under half a pound, and it packs into a three inch by six inch pouch! It’s easy to use and is simple to set up no matter […]
The Advanced Elements 10 Gallon Camping Shower Bag is for a camping experience that allows the use of hot water at whim! Moving away from ordinary summer showers that help heat water at mediocre speed, the Advanced Elements 10 gallon summer shower is designed with a unique 4 ply construction that includes an insulator panel. […]
The Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Camping Shower Bag is a useful accessory at campsites. This shower bag heats water using solar insulators. So it doesn’t require any other power source for heating. The showering bag is convenient to carry, easy to use and an essential accessory in cold weather camping. Campsites are for having fun. […]
The Advanced Elements 3 Gallon Camping Shower Bag is one of the Sun Shower series solar camping showers made by Advanced Elements. They also offer 2.5 gallon and 5 gallon versions. The most interesting thing about the 3 Gallon model is that, despite its name, its true capacity is really only about 2.5 gallons. As […]
The Advanced Elements 2.5 Gallon Camping Shower bag is the smallest model in the Advanced Elements Summer Shower Product line. Of all the 2.5 Gallon solar shower bags we’ve reviewed it gets the best overall customer rating across the board. Advanced Elements is a company perhaps best known for their rugged & durable inflatable Kayaks. […]
Best Camping Shower BagA camping shower bag is a simple bag that holds water for camping showers. These bags are placed or hung above the head. Most come with a hose and water head for showering. Although some are heavier duty than others, most are built out of plastic or rubber with different ply ratings. The capacity range of a camping shower bag can go from 2.5 up to 10 gallons. If you're looking at camping showers for just yourself you can survive with the smaller capacity, however larger gallons means more shower time or more time between fill ups.
Solar Bags for Camping ShowersLet's start off by looking at the solar camping shower bag. This type of bag takes the energy from the sun and heats up the water inside the bag making it an efficient way to get a warm shower. This type of camping shower bag has one clear side and one dark side. The clear side is the one you want exposed to the sun. Most of the time you can simply hang the bag overhead in your camping shower camping shower enclosure and it will have enough exposure to warm the water. On cold days or cloudy days however the effectiveness is reduced drastically. You can avoid this with a portable water heater but you will also be adding weight to your camp gear. This won't be a problem if your campsite in near your car but if you are hiking then you may want to consider warming the water over a fire camping stove instead.
Camping Shower Bag PressureBy just having a camping shower bag, the force of the water coming out may not be as forceful as you would like. Adding a battery camping shower may be what you're looking for. The big draw back to this is the added weight of the battery but it can also be very handy when needing to quickly shower off. Using a battery and a solar camping shower bag together will give you the feel of your shower at home. This may be the most refreshing combination since cookies and milk. Some battery camping showers can be hooked up to draw water straight from a water source like a stream. This will save you any aggravation towards having to fill up you camping shower bag by hand.
Either way you decide, both will add value to your camping pleasure. Your family and your camping buddies will appreciate being able to "freshen" up on the next camping outing.