The portable shower has gotten a much-needed reboot.
For those who find the standard hang-it-from-a-tree gravity showers lacking in pressure and pump-up showers like the well-made Helio Pressure Shower a touch too involved, there’s a new supremely simple option: RinseKit. Call it a shower in a box.
RinseKit is pressurized directly from a water spigot or, with a threaded adaptor, most sink faucets. No plugging in. No batteries. No pumping. The pressure is equal to what you get from your sink or hose, or about eight gazillion times better than typical portable showers. Using the “Shower” setting, we got just shy of four minutes of wash time out of the two-gallon volume, though the pressure did decline towards the end. The box is insulated, so if you fill it with hot water it will hold its heat for several hours.
It’s not a unit you’ll take far from your car, but for beach days or, say, de-mudding your dog at the trailhead, you can’t beat it.