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December 8, 2023 •iSportsman Staff
Seasoned outdoorsmen know that one of the most overlooked pitfalls that can ruin a hunting trip is olfactory in nature. All you need is for the wind to be blowing in the wrong direction and suddenly that buck you’ve been tracking gets spooked by your natural body odor, the scent of food you cooked last night, lingering tobacco product smells, hygienic product fragrances and more. This is where camping showers come in.
While there are a lot of products on the market to help mask these naturally occurring human scents, it’s hard to keep your natural musk in check when living out of a tent at the hunt camp for a week. That’s why we rounded up the top three camping showers to help keep your scent hidden from the harvest you’re after.
I know when I’m rating a standard everyday shower on a scale from good to bad, the pressure can make or break the score. The Nemo Helio Pressure Camp Shower is number one on our list for multiple reasons, but the pressure this camping shower kit offers is definitely a fan favorite.
The Nemo Helio Pressure Camp Shower has been rated #1 best camp shower by USA Today and FieldMag.com, with an MSRP of $129.95 the Nemo Helio has an easy to pressurize 2.9-gallon tank with a foot pump, that can keep it fully pressurized for 5-7 minutes. The 7-foot neoprene hose is long enough to overhead shower set-ups or rest the sprayer on the ground to quickly wash hair, rinse of gear, or give the dog a quick bath. The Nemo Helio can be refilled even without the hose, and the all black water tank allows the water to be naturally warmed by setting it in the sun. You can find yours by visiting Nemo Equipment today.
Rated the Best Budget Shower by FieldMag.com, the Coleman Solar Shower is easy to set up and affordable with an MSRP of $16.99. The reservoir holds up to 5-gallons of water and can easily be hung on a tree or similar stand for overhead shower use. The Coleman Solar Shower is made from heat-locking material that warms the water when left in the sun and comes standard with a strong handle for portability.
The Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower focuses more on bringing that showerhead feel and functionality to the outdoors than it does portable water capacity. With no attached tank, the bottom of the Ivation Portable outdoor shower sucks water directly from a bucket or similar water reservoir. Pushing the water through the built in water filtration system, it’s then sprayed from a standard shower head that can be held in place via suction cut or S-hook.
The Ivation Portable Outdoor shower was rated #1 battery powered camp shower by FieldMag.com, #1 for most portable camp shower by Dive In, and the best budget pick by Outdoor Gear Lab. The battery is recharged via USB so you can re-charge from home, your car, or laptop. The hose comes with an on/off switch, meaning once your chosen water reservoir is determined you can set up the Ivation for multiple uses. With and MSRP of $59.99 and 264 five-star reviews, you can find yours at Ivation Products.