Best Propane Camping Showers

Best Propane Camping Showers

Propane camping showers really consist of 2 different sub-categories. There’s the “truly” portable propane camping showers and then there are tankless camping showers. Basically, the tankless variety requires a pressurized water source, and the “true” propane camping showers include a built-in water pump – making them the ultimate in portability and versatility. This is a side-by-side comparison of all the best propane camping showers currently on the market. For the tankless models, check out the best tankless camping showers page.

Zodi
Hot Tap

Zodi
Extreme SC

Coleman
Hot-Water-
On-Demand

Zodi
Hot Tap HP

Zodi
X-40 Outfitter

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Editors Choice Zodi Hot Tap Zodi Extreme SC Coleman Hot Water On Demand Zodi Hot Tap HP Zodi X-40 Expedition
Verified User Reviews:
4 Stars(13) 5 Stars(9) 4 Stars(35) 4 Stars(6) 5 Stars(3)
MSRP:
List: $159.95 List: $159.95 List: $249.99 List: $259.95 List: $449.95
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Warranty Period:
1 yr 1 yr 3 years 1 yr 1 yr
BTU’s
10,000 10,000 10,000 20,000 40,000
16.4oz (Standard) Propane Canister Compatible
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bulk/Re-fillable Propane Tank Compatible
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On-Demand-Heating 100F in 10 seconds or less
Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Push-button Ignition
Yes No Yes Yes Yes
“Garden-Hose” Water Supply Compatible
Yes No Yes Yes Yes
All Season Use
No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max Water Temperature Without recycling water through heater
100° F + 100° F + 160° F 100° F + 100° F +
Shower Hose Length
8 Ft 6 Ft 4 Ft
Sold Separately
8 Ft 16 Ft
Water Pump
6 VDC Hand-Pump Pressurized Built-in 6 VDC 12 VDC
Batteries
4 “D” Cells n/a Rechargable
(Included)
4 “D” Cells External Source Required
Weight
10.6 lbs 12 lbs 25.7 lbs 13.4 lbs 35 lbs
Pros:
* Lowest price * No batteries required
* Doubles as cooking stove
* Compact
* Versatile
* Includes swing-out spout for portable “kitchen-sink” use
* Self contained
* User-friendly
* Enough power to heat water in cold weather (unlike Zodi Hot Tap) * Maximum heating power, good for all weather.
* High-power/ high-volume pump.
* #1 choice among professional outfitters
Cons:
* Inefficient in cold weather * Bulky
* Requires manual pumping to maintain water pressure
* Shower hose is sold separately (for ~ $15.) * Double-burner requires 2 16.4oz propane tanks (unless using refillable bulk tanks) * Requires external 12V power source (not included)
Zodi Hot Tap Zodi Extreme SC Coleman Hot Water On Demand Zodi Hot Tap HP Zodi X-40 Expedition
Verified User Reviews:
4 Stars(13) 5 Stars(9) 4 Stars(35) 4 Stars(6) 5 Stars(3)
MSRP:
List: $159.95 List: $159.95 List: $249.99 List: $259.95 List: $449.95

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