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Most showers designed for camping have to hang from trees and require gravity to push water through, making for a high pressure at the beginning and a terribly low pressure when the bag is only half full. Nemo fixed this problem by adding a foot pump to the Helio LX Pressure Shower; you control the pressure from the first scrub to the last. This innovative design also allows you to keep the bag on the ground instead of hanging from something. This LX version offers 20% more water than the standard Helio model, and that equates to ten minutes of steady water pressure.
- Clever camping shower defies the troubles with gravity
- Included foot pump assures steady water pressure
- Silicone sleeve holds nozzle in the open position
- LX model offers 20% more water for 7-10 minutes of use
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am a van dweller and utilize this thing outside of my gym or hospital's hours and it is a life saver. With a full tank of water, it takes little to pressurize, and just a few foot pumps to keep solid pressure. Being that it is an upright tank, I rigged a secure line that connects to the the D-Ring to keep it from falling over during transit. I've found it easiest to rinse first, suds up, then rinse again in terms of efficiency but to each his own and how they like to shower. The spray nozzle comes with a rubber depressor to keep the gun continuously spraying, but find it unnecessary and it depletes your water stores far faster. If you want warmer water, put it in the cab of your vehicle or somewhere where it can absorb more heat, but be cautious, it is a closed system and will expand with additional heat, so the system shouldn't be left pressurized and then placed in to direct heat or sunlight.
I've always been skeptical of camp showers, but this thing is awesome. The pressure is impressive and it lasts way longer than I thought it would. I use it not only to shower, but to give the bikes a clean and my dog a rinse. It will go on every car-camping adventure in the future!