It takes about 3 hours to heat up 5 gallons of water, this is true, however what they don't tell you is that most of the water will have leaked out by then. The instructions say to "lay flat, clear side up," but if you have the clear side up the water will drip out onto the ground from around the hose attachment and also the fill hole cap long before you get to 3 hours. I laid the product on my deck at 8:00am, came back an hour later to a puddle. You could paint a 5-gallon drywall bucket black and probably have better luck.
Exactly as described and expected. Will be using this in spring as I teach my granddaughter how to camp.
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I was so happy to be clean while camping I have few complaints. I purchased to shower bags and one leaked all of the water out in transit (from around the valve) the hoses are soft plactic that take some minipulation to get the water thru. That said, they serve the purpose and with hope they wil last for awhile.
Purchased for extremely rural camptrip, with the privacy tent shown. The picture is misleading, in that there is no way the tent could support the bag. We actually had to construct a lodgepole tripod to support the bag, cut a hole and thread a line sturdy enough to carry the bag, then stand on a campchair at great risk of injury to hang the bag, which must have weighed 50 pounds. There is no hook or other means of hanging the bag. Once the bag was hung, the 'shower head' was actually at about knee level, so we had to shorten it. I'm sure the privacy tent would be great with a camp toilet situation and the bag hanging with heavy duty hook and pulley scenario but as a shower will require modifications that adventurers may not want to waste time on. We actually left it with our dear friend with a thought out list of all the issues we all faced and have great faith that he will come up with some very thoughtful solutions that seems to have been skipped by the manufacturers.
We purchased this camp shower in hopes of using it at a campground with no showers. We set it out in the sun for 5 or 6 hours. The chart showed it should be about 100 degrees, but it was room temperature at best. We secured it on top of our SUV and the water came out of the hose at a drizzle. In order to get the water out of the bag at a reasonable rate we had to remove the top (where you put the water in), and pour it over our heads. I would not recommend this product.
this camp shower worked great. We used it as an alternative at our campsite to clean up messy kids and it did the job without having to trek to the showers unnecessarily. My only disappointment was from the picture and description I thought it came with an enclosure but it worked out fine with a tarp strung for privacy.
I bought this item to use as a watering system for my orchids and I love it- you should market it to indoor gardeners. I added a slightly longer hose and an on/off clamp, but still use the original shower head. I simply fill it with water and nutrients, hang it up on a hook, and water away. It cut my watering time by 75% !!! I LOVE IT !!!
- How accurate was the sizing? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I have filled it and drained it about 25 times already and have no issues
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? it was perfect