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Price $330 List$150 List$40 List$99.95 at REI
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Pros Easy to use, can re-pressurize, don't need hose, durable, intense pressureExtremely durable, adjustable pressure, easy to use, handy temperature gauge, includes a stoveGreat coverage, comfortable and consistent pressure, decent battery life, easy to useHighly versatile, packable, good pressure, durable, water lasts a long timeWide shower head, easy to use
Cons Precipitous drop-off in pressure, included nozzle not a great shower, can't fully empty, expensive, requires a roof rackHeavy, doesn’t pack smaller, priceyShort hose, can't empty its container, durability concernsSmall shower head, narrow opening, must hold in ON position while usingShorter battery life, durability issues
Bottom Line A simple yet effective car-top pressurized washer for you and your gearIf top notch performance is what you want, then this is the shower for youWith a battery and bucket, you can bring along all the comforts from home into the outdoorsOnce you experience this shower, you won’t want to leave home without itOut of so many apparently identical showers, this one isn’t the top dog, but it comes at a nice price
Rating Categories Yakima RoadShower Zodi Extreme Ivation Portable NEMO Helio Pressure Shower Pyle Portable Camping Shower
Comfort (30%)
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9
Functionality (25%)
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Ease Of Set Up (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Portability (10%)
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Specs Yakima RoadShower Zodi Extreme Ivation Portable NEMO Helio... Pyle Portable...
Heating Method Solar Stovetop Manual Manual or Solar Manual
Shower Head Usable Width (inches) 0.2" 1.0" 2.1" 0.6" 2.1"
Time Until Empty 4 min 40 sec 3 min 30 sec 52 min
(battery life)
5 min 45 sec 52 min
(battery life)
Weight (shower only, ounces) 310 oz
(19lb 4 oz)
106 oz
(6lb 10 oz)
21 oz
(1 lb 5 oz)
22 oz
(1 lb 6 oz)
21 oz
(1 lb 5 oz)
Packed Size (L x W in inches) 57" x 6.5" 22" x 8.5" 72" x 3.25" 5.5" x 8.5" 72" x 3.25"
Filled Size (inches) Same 22" x 8.5" Same plus a bucket 17" x 8.5" Same plus a bucket
Hose Length (feet/inches) 4' 6" 5' 10.5" 5' 9.5" 6' 8" 5' 9.5"
Shower Head Diameter (inches) 0.5" 1.25" 2.5" 1.0" 2.5"
Capacity 4 gal 3 gal (bucket) 2.9 gal (bucket)
Rate of Flow (gallons per minute) Extremely variable 1.1 gal/min 1.2 gal/min 0.6 gal/min 1.2 gal/min
Construction Powder coated aluminum tube, food grade hose, standard brass hose fitting Stainless steel, industrial grade brass valves 2200 mAh lithium battery Polyurethne-coated polyester, neoprene hose 2200 mAh lithium battery
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