Has the long searched for, ‘Holy Grailiest’ of solutions finally arrived for the weekend campers and the chronic hikers? We are of course asking about a dedicated portable outdoor shower mechanism. Well, the Road Shower seems to fit the bill with its slew of features catering to your ‘nomadic’ side. Touted as a Rack Mounted Pressurized Portable Solar Shower, the mechanism has everything its elongated title suggests. So that means – the Road Shower comes with an easy to mount option with specialized hardware for Yakima or Thule racks. It is also integrated with a 5 gallon capacity water storage system that has the ability to dispense water at a pressurized mode (hence the name – shower).[nggallery id=373]
However, the best part about the Road Shower is certainly its built-in solar powered heater. Having the capability to heat the stored water to up to 100-115 degrees, this set-up allows us to have a perfect outdoor warm bath after a tiring trudge through icicle-dripping woods and frozen landscapes.
Beyond these advanced features, the Road Shower also has its fair share of usability credentials. The sturdy, powder coated aluminum contraption can be mounted on a range of racks, starting from VW Vanagons, bike racks to even kayak racks. You can pump water into the aforementioned storage system by just using a bike pump (with a sufficient pumping rate of 15 PSI). And, as a final attribute of convenience, one can also carry drinking water inside the mechanism instead of bathing water.
Price – $210 (for more details, please check out the product page).