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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 12, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Looking to pick up a solar shower. The one REI sells has horrible reviews. Anyone have any success with another brand? Looking for something in the 5 gallon range.

Thanks
Nick

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 13, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
LOL none of you nasty fuckers takes showers when camping at places like indian creek? Figures...

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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Oct 13, 2012
The shower at the hotel usually works great.

:-P

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By ChrisV
From Denver
Oct 13, 2012
Wet naps and hand sanitizer.

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By Jim Amidon
Oct 13, 2012
J TREE
We use some type of clear bag shower that has a black side to it.

Get some inexpensive bamboo mats for showering on ,and one for drying off on, and your good to go.....

I forget the brand name of the shower, but it worked fine and we took one every day out, sure felt good after a day of playing in the dirt....

Some times we'd hang it in a tree, some times just shower each other off..

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By Mike Willig
Oct 13, 2012
Ouray
Hey Nick, For the first time in many trips to IC we brought a shower for our trip 2 weeks ago....It worked great! Will never go back without one. I ended up buying a cheap one(5 gallon) from Walmart since the Seattle Sports ones were all sold out everywhere. It only cost $8 so I beefed up the handle a little bit(kind of flimsy before the modification) but it worked great.

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 13, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
awesome thanks, great idea with the bamboo too! Did you guys travel with the shower bladder full or did you fill it after you arrived? I'm worried about the quality of a lot of the ones I've looked at and it sounds like most of them leak. I'd rather fill it up in Moab and not waste water and have to head into town to refill at some point. Maybe I'll get another water jug specifically for the shower.

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By S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Oct 13, 2012
ChrisV wrote:
Wet naps and hand sanitizer.

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By willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Oct 13, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
This one works

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 13, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
willeslinger wrote:


awesome, thanks Will. Definitely picking one up before next week.

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By Mike Willig
Oct 13, 2012
Ouray
FIlled up at gearheads...free water....fast. Instead of the bamboo mat, I'd recommend just using flat rocks as a small floor to get you off the dirt....they're plentiful and it's one less thing to bring/buy...

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By Rick Blair
From Denver
Oct 13, 2012
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Nick,

I have used the cheap-o one you find at Walmart or Dick's with clear on one side and black on the other, works great. Coglan's I think. In the summer you can even use a camel back bladder.

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By Bob Dobalina
Oct 18, 2012
I think that ALL solar showers are inherently low-tech, so just get a regular old cheap (5 gallon) one since they do have the tendency to get funky after a few seasons. Just beef up the handle and add a length of cord to hang it.
Remember, you do NOT need to fill it with your precious drinking water. Just find a clear enough stream/pond to fill it in the morning before heading out to the crag. At the end of the day, you will have enough hot water for two people to each take a decent shower.
The hardest part about showering in the desert, is finding something that is actually high enough to hang the shower from.
And yes, get a big flat rock for your feet!

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By will smith
From boulder
Oct 18, 2012
Find a 3 gallon or so pump sprayer, like for weeds. A buddy found one made out of black plastic black I think it was for construction. Works great doesn't leak and isn't prone to getting small holes. Much better than the 3 or 4 sun showers I have owned over the years.

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By chocodove
Oct 19, 2012
Not solar but this would really be all you would ever need. Nemo makes ridiculously nice things.

NEMO Helio



Helio
Helio

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By wankel7
From Indiana
Oct 20, 2012
amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NVC1JY/...

I took a month road trip and the Walmart one failed on day three.

I picked up the one in the link and it has been amazing and lasts but I got the 2.5 gallon one. Enough water for a shower and wash my bike clothing.

I had a 6 foot section of garden hose in the car so I could fill the shower up at spigots on the road otherwise it is pretty hard to fill.

Also, if you put the shower on your Hood or a rock to catch the sun put a towel under it because the metal or rock sucks the heat back out of the bag.

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Oct 20, 2012
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At $8 bucks a pop from "The Wal Mart", buy TWO just to be safe...

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By Jason Todd
From Ranchester, WY
Oct 20, 2012
Moss

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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Oct 20, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
5L dram. Leave it in the sun and open the flip top hung from a tree. Bam. Shower

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