When you want to take a hot shower after a long day of hiking in the backcountry, the award-winning NEMO Helio Pressure Shower is waiting in camp to provide a convenient and refreshing clean.
After a long day in the backcountry a day at the beach, a paddling trip or just around the camp site, the NEMO Helio Pressure Shower is a great way to clean up and cool off. We will take a look at all the features and what makes this award winning piece of gear so special.
The stand out feature here and what makes this shower so special compared to some other camp showers out there on the market is that you actually use a foot pump here to create your own pressure inside of this case. That allows you to keep this on the ground while you use this spout.
Once you pressurize this enough, you are able to get a really good stream of water flowing. And unlike those gravity bags and those showers that you have to hang from a tree or hang above you, this offers really good pressure. It doesn’t just use gravity to have the water come out. So if I take a spray you can see that that really pushes the water out. And as you use the water in here and as the pressure does down, all you have to do is give it another couple of foot pumps and the pressure is back up.
This is an 11 liter bag. So you have about five to seven minutes of a steady stream for a shower. So this is definitely enough for a couple of people to rinse off. I can see this being great after a day at the beach when either you want to wash the sand off of you or just wash the sand off of your feet. This is great for pets when you are out on the trail. You can wash off their paws before they get into the car. This would be awesome around a camp site where you don’t have access to showers, but you either want to shower off or wash dishes.
On a paddling trip where weight isn’t a big issue, you could definitely take this along with you and shower off along your trip. So there is many uses for this. And when you are done, when you get the water out of here, this polyester PU coated material really compresses down into a small pack size. So while it looks like a big, heavy object here, it has got water in it. It really compresses down. The materials here are bomb proof. It is completely seam taped. It looks like these seams are bonded and it is going to be bomb proof.
The top of it here you can see through so that is definitely a transparent material. You can see how much water you have left in here. The bottom you have got a really nice hard material. So when you have got water in it, you have a really stable base. So it is not going to tip over. But even if it does tip over, you have got a really good valve here in the top.
This is air tight, so as you are using the pump to make pressure in there it is going to stay sealed and you are going to be able to get exactly as much pressure as you need. And this integrated pump is designed in such a way that you can’t overfill this bag. So you don’t have to worry about it popping or bursting.
The foot pump here is really easy to use. It reminds me of the way that NEMO sleeping pads are designed. You have really bomb proof valves here. And you have got foam on the inside here. So as you press down on that foam, it lets air into the bag and then the foam expands and brings more air into this compartment. So it is really user friendly. I could see kids being able to use it really well. And all you have to do is give it a couple of pumps until this bag is pressurized.
It has got a really nice durable carry handle there. And so I have got about that much water in here. I can still lift it, so it is portable. But you have a valve right her on the top. So all you have to do, open the valve and let the water out if you don’t use it completely. Again, it packs down to be really small. It doesn’t weigh a whole lot, so taking it to the camp site, taking it on river trips, canoe trips and that sort of thing isn’t a problem. And, again days at the beach when you just need a rinse off or after a day in the backcountry. You can spray off your gear. You can spray off your pets and you can know that you are going to be refreshed and clean.
It is the NEMO Helio Pressure Shower.