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    22 Reviews


    Showers keep you smelling nice, but also keep you healthy during extended stays in the wild.

    Extended stays in the woods doesn't necessarily give you a piney scent. So if you're serious about living a life in the wild, using the Nemo Equipment Inc. Helio Pressure Shower once in a while can keep you fresh and despite your dirty lifestyle. Lightweight and small when packed, this pump-pressured shower uses sunlight to warm its dark-colored, 2.9-gallon reservoir before you wash off the sand, dirt, or dirty dishes at your off-the-grid basecamp.
    • Provides a 5-7 minute steady shower
    • Tough PU-coated polyester reservoir stands up to lots of camping abuse but remains lightweight
    • Seven-foot neoprene hose includes a spray nozzle for proper cleaning and rinsing
    • Foot pump maintains the pressure while you shower without needing a place to hang it from (like gravity-feed showers)
    • Inflatable design stands 16-inches tall, but packs down to a 5.5in x 8.5in package so you can easily store it in your expedition pack or car's trunk
    • Quick-connect valves makes setting up and packing up easy
    • Item #NEM0036

    Tech Specs

    polyester (PU-coated), TPU coating, [tubing] neoprene
    11 L
    Packed Dimensions
    5.5 x 8.5 in
    Recommended Use
    showering in the woods
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Get Clean Anywhere

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    A modern reworked version of the solar showers of old. This system get the job done for rinsing your body, gear or dishes. The ability to continuously pressurize it is a nice feature. The draw backs are the small sized clear solar heating window, small and obstructed fill hole and inability to easily detach the spray hose and pump for cleaning, drying and quick storage.

    Great for Multiple Uses

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This comes in handy from everything from washing bikes on the move, showering and doing camp dishes. Much better than gravity fed showers. It's well made. When finished with it, I put some pressure in it and blow out the majority of the moisture from the hose. After that I hang it upside down with the top open and it seems to completely dry out pretty quickly.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Like other reviews have said, this thing has a handful of uses. Rinsing your dirty dog off before they get in the car, showering, cleaning gear, etc. It works as advertised with solid pressure for over 5 minutes.

    Great for camp (and camper) clean-up

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We've used this on a couple of different occasions. It's worked well for general camp use – dishes, cleaning sand, etc. We haven't been in warm enough areas to use it in the sun and get the water to warm up (or use it as a true shower). Pressure works well, and not having to hang it is a big plus. I'd give it a 5, but closing the cap is a bit challenging. A great purchase.

    Must have

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Used this shower during a week long camping trip to Moab. Pretty much works as advertised. I would not say it is the most vital piece of camping gear, but it definitely makes huge difference.

    Festival Must Have.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought this shower specifically for my music festival adventures. I tested it out at a week long music festival in Texas. I'm SOOO glad I had this shower. It was easy to bring because of how packable it is, and it holds a lot of water once unpacked. I love the nozzle and the foot pump ! It makes showering easy.

    Works perfect :)

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I highly recommend this shower, we can live without it but having it makes our trips more pleasant :).

    It makes cleaning a lot easier when we are at the beach; the water pressure is good enough, it wont completely remove the sand of your feet without your help but that is ok.

    And just as a reference of how frequently we have to pump it , when I am holding the nozzle at 5'6" I have to do it aprox every 35s.

    Works perfect :)

    Utterly Practical

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Probably the most practical piece of car camping gear I’ve recently purchased – ranking in just below a battery air mattress pump for fires and just above the group sized dutch oven. Sitting in the sun, the gray color heats up water relatively fast for a quick shower or hot water during dishes. The water pressure is great too, adequate for helping clean food from plates, dirt and mud from the day’s bike ride, or grime from your body. When you’re all finished, it packs down to a great size.

    Works great

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Use it for showers, cleaning up camp, whatever else. Keep it out in the sun, and you wind up with a nice hot shower when your ride or hike is done.

    Not just a shower- use for any cleaning

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My boyfriend and I tried the Rinse Kit since it had great reviews. The Rinse Kit worked as advertised with good pressure, etc.. but in the end, we didn't like the square design. We used it for rinsing off after surfing and I don't have a huge car (racks on the roof!), or garage to store stuff, so it just felt bulky.

    We decided to get the Helio Pressure shower for a surf and camping trip. A few of the selling points was that it could be packed up when not in use, and when we didn't have access to filling it with pressurized water (I think the Rinse Kit has since added an accessory for that), and the narrow and tall cylinder design appeared to take up less space.

    We were stoked on the Helio Shower and ended up using it for more than showering. We used it for washing dishes, washing hands, and feet (try it, even if you haven't had a full shower, washing your grimy feet before sleeping while camping feels halfway born again), and pretty much any time you'd want a hose to use for cleaning stuff off.

    I read some reviews that complained about the pressure not being high enough or the annoyance of continually pumping it up to maintain pressure. The pressure was obviously not what you get from a garden hose, but considering all the benefits, I think that was negligible. Overall, super happy with it and would highly recommend it. I'm interested in testing the durability after a few more trips off the grid.

    No more dirt

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Well I found this to be a multi-purpose purchase. obviously you can shower, and the pressure is amazing, not to mention the tank warms up super fast and has a pretty good capacity. But the second purpose is doing dishes! it was so nice to use the pressure washer to rinse off the dishes and things and not have to run to the water and back every meal!

    Showers in the desert

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I used this on a recent bike trip around the White Rim in Moab. It was over 90 degrees during the day, dusty and dry. In the evenings I put just a few liters of water in this shower, pushed the billows pump a few times with my foot, and voila - I was showering in the outdoors. The sprayer is great to rinse off with and wash your hair, and the shower easily collapsed back down into a small carry case. Excellent glamping item.

    Wanted to Love

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I was so excited when this arrived; I love camping gadgets and unnecessary car camping equipment for the camp site. I opened up the package, looked at the manual and proceeded to fill up the reservoir in my kitchen sink to try it out. Strike one, the carrying handle blocked access to the small fill hole and once filled it was tough to get closed again. Okay so, I could live with this as my camp water has a pour hose and it makes sense to have a tight seal on the top to hold the pressure, so not a deal breaker. Strike two: as far as I can tell there is no way to easily disconnect the spray hose from the base of the reservoir; the connection is a stiff spring clip that I didn't want to brute force in fear it would never go on again. I would have preferred a similar connection as the spray head to allow the hose to dry out as best as possible. Okay, still not a deal breaker as you could flush with a water/bleach solution at some point. Strike Three: I proceeded to empty the reservoir after my small test. The test mind you was great, excellent pressure only after a small amount of pumping with some good distance. The fill top once reopened has a 1cm lip on the inside of the bag, so when i turned it upside down to dump the water a good amount remained. This probably won't be an issue for most locations, but I live in the PNW where the term "moist" is in the everyday vernacular and after 3 days, there was still a small amount of water in the reservoir.

    I really wanted to love this product, but at the end of the day if it's going to create more work for me I won't use it


    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    You can wash the bug spray scent off
    the onion smell off from your sweaty day adventure
    your animal before letting them drag their dirty little body into your sleeping bag
    the camp fire smell off before driving home, etc.

    Maybe you like camping, but you think you don't because you like feeling fresh so much--boom, problem solved.

    clean up a bit

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    if you live in a place where there isnt a ton of water and you like to play hard you might find yourself wanting one of these after a long day. does everything from cleaning the gear you use to cleaning you, and it does it with some pressure behind the nozzle. set it up in the morning put it in the sun let the water heat up and by the evening you are taking a warm shower, nothing feels better than a warm outdoor shower

    LOVE it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This has made almost all of my adventures even better. It's well-made, easy to use, and best of all you don't have to hang it. I use it to wash off, clean dishes, and spray my husband when he's not looking.

    If I were nitpicky, I would just want it to be a little easier to clean and dry out. The hose and sprayer is a little flimsy, but hasn't failed me yet and is easy to replace.

    Much better than a gravity fed shower

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The bladder is great, good size, stands up to abuse, and heats quickly. You can leave this out in the sun and have a rather warm to hot shower at the end of the day.

    I used this in Zions for a large group. Probably 10 people used it once or twice over four days. The shower has enough water for 15 minutes of bathing. The lines can kink easily, which is its biggest detractor, I do worry a little bit about their long term use.

    Great pressure from the billows pump, equivalent to a sink sprayer.

    Four out of five stars, one star subtracted because of the hose kinking issues.

    Unanswered Question

    I have a portable shower tent, can I hang this on the hook that is on the ceiling of my bathroom tent.

    Thank you

    What's the second cap for on the foot...

    What's the second cap for on the foot pump?

    Best Answer

    There are actually two valves on the Helio pump. The one on the top of the pump is the one-way air intake valve. Like Pat said, it allows the pump to re-inflate after you step on it. You actually don't need to close it when you put it back in the stuff sack. Since the bottom of Helio is domed, is fits pretty nicely tucked into the bottom, but the valve can be used to reduce the pump packed size if needed too.

    There is a second valve on the bottom of the pump (which happens to use the same component as the top side valve). This bottom valve is only for water drainage. And you need to keep it closed if you're using Helio, otherwise you can't pressurize the reservoir.

    I tend to keep the bottom valve closed all the time, unless I get really wild with water spray everywhere. Because I'm lazy, I don't ever bother closing the top valve because it doesn't influence the pack size.