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Fill up the MSR Packshower to rinse off at camp and then load it up with gear when you're ready to hit the whitewater.

Take up to a ten-minute shower on your next river or camping trip with the MSR Packshower. The dual-purpose Packshower doubles as a shower and a dry bag. Fill up the Packshower's 30-liter reservoir, hang it in the sun, and enjoy a warm-water shower at your camp site. When the reservoir dries out, use it as a durable, vinyl dry bag on your next river trip.

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How much does this weigh when it's not...

How much does this weigh when it's not filled with water?

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It weighs 1lb 5oz and measures 9x27" when empty.

5 5

durable shower

i've had one of these for at least 10 years and use it very often. nothing has broken or failed but i like it so much i want one of the new ones with clear windows and nice and clean for pictures of my camp.

2 5

Not sure I will know how exactly to use my packshower

I rate it low because I have not yet used it and even after reading the instructions not sure I know exactly how to use it. It almost seems more designed to store items to keep dry in kayaking or such. I am taking mine on a Colorado River raft trip for 2 weeks to warm the 48F water up to a tolerable shower temp. Since there will be nothing to hang it from probably will have to have a buddy hold it higher than my head for time to take a shower. That might get a little tiring. Will rescore it after the 2 week raft trip. Experience from any other reviewers would be useful at this point.

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A little tiring to hold up? It holds 8 gallons, so when full it will weigh about 65 pounds. A little tiring is an understatement :p

5 5

Great Piece of Gear

This is the only way to go. EASY to fill up. Doubles as a gear (dry) bag. I like stuffing my sleeping bag in it & strapping to the outside of my pack since it's light it doesn't present a counter-weight problem. I saw an old timer that made his own out of an old dry bag on Mt. Rainier once. He melted snow in it, washed his dishes with not-freezing-water, and took a short shower with warm water. Sun was out of course, but this bag works great and builds itself into your pack/camp system well.

Can you shampoo and rinse hair with this?...

Can you shampoo and rinse hair with this? If there's not enough water coming out at once, it seems it wouldn't rinse hair very well.

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You definitely are able to shampoo and rinse with this but it isn't great. The hose is a bit too long so you have to roll it up a little bit to be able to stand under it without crouching down real far. When you do that though you lose some water pressure. If you are able to though, you can raise it further off the ground to reduce the need to coil the hose.

I think that it rinses hair as good as can be from a camp shower. It is certainly the best one I've ever used.

Could the tube be trimmed to improve flow...

Could the tube be trimmed to improve flow when the bag is hung less than 8 feet from the ground?

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Why do so many people want to modify this thing? I'm not sure if you could cut it and re-attach, sounds sketchy.

Is the bag itself water proof? that is,...

Is the bag itself water proof? that is, if i fill it up, roll the top down and seal it, could i just toss it in my car without worrying about it leaking? If it was full and rolled on its side or upside down would it leak?

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I would caution you from doing this. All roll-top closer bags are meant to keep water out, not keep the water inside from leaking out. No roll-top closer is completely waterproof! If you fill it up and throw it inside your car, you will have a big wetspot where it lies.

I would recommend the MSR 10L Dromedary Bag if you want something that will not leak sitting in you car. It's made from 1000D Cordura (super durable), can be converted to a camp shower if needed and also has a Spigot Cap (on-off valve) available for using in a base camp situation. This I would be completely ok throwing in the car situation in any way and not worry about it leaking. Unfortunately it's not as big as the MSR PackShower, but it also won't leak.

4 5

Great but heavy

We chose this one over smaller capacity ones but keep in mind it is very heavy to get the full or even 3/4 full shower up into a tree or wherever you choose to hang it, for us it was a two person job. The nozzle creates a very gentle flow and indeed the long hose meant that when we used it we had to crouch down to shower to get the force of gravity. Sturdy construction, love that it can double as a dry bag.

5 5

top of the line pack shower

By: ame100369504
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I was looking to find this pack shower specifically, as I had bought a similar one (from a different maker) like 10 years ago. This model is designed better in many ways-- this has a joint/connection feature where you can remove the tubing to clean it/wash it, which is helpful. It is a good size; it holds several (5) gallons of water. This pack shower is way better than all the others on the market due to the large opening; It is much easier to fill, and it hangs on a tree branch very nicely alone or with a caribiner. Anytime we go camping we set it up; it works great for a hand/face washing station, rinsing dishes or showering.
For backpacking, this pack is great-- you can gather your water from the source in the pack shower then move it away from the water source to filter your drinking water with less risk of contamination than trying to filter water directly from the lake or river.
It is made of durable material. My only dislike is the older model I have has a mesh pocket affixed to the front that is convenient to hold soap, sponge or whatever. This one does not have that feature, but it has two velcro fasteners that allows you to position/secure the hose/nozzle. One caution-- while the little shower nozzle plastic piece fits fairly securely in the plastic tubing, but ours has fallen out (we lost one in a river) so watch out for this and make sure it's still attached and accounted for as you move or port the pack around.

Unanswered Question

Does anyone know the maximum water temperature...

Does anyone know the maximum water temperature that can be achieved in this 'shower' reservoir?

4 5

Durable Shower

This is one of the most durable Solar Showers I've ever used (and I have tried several). I'm currently using it in Iraq and it puts up with a lot of abuse! Because it's so big (at least two to three times the size of most solar showers) several of us can use it without a refill. My only complaint would be with it's extremely long hose. Even when I hang the shower 7 feet above the ground I have to literally crouch down on my knees to wash my hair otherwise gravity won't push the water out faster than a slow trickle. I would have to hang it around 8/9 feet to avoid crouching and that's not an easy thing to do. You can make the hose shorter by rolling it up and fastening it (via attached velcro straps) to the shower, but that greatly reduces the amount of water that is pushed out of the nozzle. The long hose aside, even when I can't hang the shower up very high I would still take this any day of the week!

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I was looking to find this pack shower specifically, as I had bought a similar one (from a different maker) like 10 years ago. This model is designed better in many ways-- this has a joint/connection feature where you can remove the tubing to clean it/wash it, which is helpful. It is a good size; it holds several (5) gallons of water. This pack shower is way better than all the others on the market due to the large opening; It is much easier to fill, and it hangs on a tree branch very nicely alone or with a caribiner. Anytime we go camping we set it up; it works great for a hand/face washing station, rinsing dishes or showering.
For backpacking, this pack is great-- you can gather your water from the source in the pack shower then move it away from the water source to filter your drinking water with less risk of contamination than trying to filter water directly from the lake or river.
It is made of durable material. My only dislike is the older model I have has a mesh pocket affixed to the front that is convenient to hold soap, sponge or whatever. This one does not have that feature, but it has two velcro fasteners that allows you to position/secure the hose/nozzle. One caution-- while the little shower nozzle plastic piece fits fairly securely in the plastic tubing, but ours has fallen out (we lost one in a river) so watch out for this and make sure it's still attached and accounted for as you move or port the pack around.

Does this shower come with all the hardwares...

Does this shower come with all the hardwares to be hang on a tree and stuff?

Responded on

Yes. It comes with a strap to hang it.

Could you put a mouth peice on it like a...

Could you put a mouth peice on it like a camel back?

Responded on

It's not recommended, but possible. The bag is heavy and large, not ideal for a hydration system. It's great as a pack shower when compared to other showers on the market due to its durability and roll-top closer. Using this has a hydration system would be difficult because it would not fit into most hydration sleeves and would most likely take up the whole pack (30L in size compared to 3L for most large hydration systems). The tubing is the same diameter as the MSR Hydromedary and Cloudliner reservoirs. --------------You really couldn't carry this as a hydration system. Besides all that stuff that Jason said, it'll weigh over 50 pounds and you'll never ever need that much. Horses don't drink that much.

How long is the tube?

How long is the tube?

is there a picture of the showerhead?

is there a picture of the showerhead?

Responded on

Thanks so much for replying... would love to see a shot of it. I'll probably end up purchasing if I can figure a way to hang it in the restroom at the office... Thanks again.

Why is this thing so expensive? You can...

Why is this thing so expensive? You can buy sun showers for $10. I don't mind paying the money if it's worth it.

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Where is the one you found for $10??? I'd like to check it out.

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This is well worth the money.... my friend got a $7.99 packshower at "Mall Wart". The water on/off nozzle broke within 3 days and the outside mesh pocket got ripped before the trip was over. It is also very hard to dry out the pack shower models that have the small holes for filling/emptying. This will last many, many years.

Does this thing come with a shower head?

Does this thing come with a shower head?

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Yes- There is a plastic insert at the end of the tube that fans the water out. There is also a clamp on the tube to shut off the flow.