My SUV doesn’t have a shower and, well, unfortunately yours probably doesn’t either. Therefore, I like to take my solar camping shower with me when I go car camping.
This $25 shower is cheap, compact and easy to use. All you need is a little sun to warm up the water and a tree branch on which to hang your shower bag. I’ve even hung it on the roof rack before too.
If you boon dock or camp in a campground that lacks a shower facility, the Solar Sun Shower can provide the ideal solution. Keep in mind that if you want a warm shower, you will need some sun, but it’a not necessary.
Just fill up the four gallon bag with water, and lay it out in the sunshine. When you are ready for a shower, just hang up the bag on a tree branch or other tall object. We used the roof rack on our truck.
One side of the bag is clear plastic to let the sunlight in, while the reverse side is black, to absorb the heat. Some bags have a temperature gauge right on the bag, so you can see how warm the water is before you take your shower.
Twist the nozzle on the end of the shower arm to release water. Adjust the water pressure to the desired strength and wash up. The movable and flexible arm makes showering easy. The four gallon bag provides approximately 3-4 showers.
(Remember to use biodegradable shampoo and soap that’s better for the environment like Campsuds.)
When you are finished using the sun shower, empty out the water and fold up the bag. It takes up virtually no space until you are ready to use it again.
Features of this Solar Camping Shower:
- Reinforced pipe handle and virtually indestructible double-welded seams
- Designed for short-term water storage and heating with built in thermometer
- Use from deck top, tree or truck roof
- Double welded seams for durability
- Capacity: 4.0 Gallons (3-4 Showers)
Get Privacy with a Pop-Up Camping Shower
This pop up shower tent is almost as easy and cheap as the solar camping shower. Plus, you can use it for a toilet as well.
You can set it up in under 1 minute. The, you have your own private camping bathroom separate from your vehicle.
The tent is constructed of a durable and waterproof material. It is not sturdy enough to hold a heavy sun shower.
Therefore, you want to set the enclosure up by a tree branch so that you can hang the bag from the branch and shower in the tent.
The Perfect Shower Towels for Car Camping?
And where are you going to store those wet towels, right? No worries, You’ve got the Sea to Summit Tek Towel.
Not only does it dry fast, it’s super absorbent and it comes in 5 different sizes. Therefore, you can get the perfect size for you! It’s not the cheapest towel, but you can use it when traveling, at the gym and other places besides just camping.
If you’ll use it, it’s worth the extra few bucks, and if you’ve ever carried around a wet towel in your car for several hours – you’ll definitely appreciate this one.