Unlike gravity fed camp showers that need to be hung overhead and produce dismal water pressure Helio™ rests on the ground and delivers the pressure you need to wash hair do the dishes or rinse off gear…or water your plants or wash the dog.
Sometimes what you really want to round out a perfect day of hiking or surfing is a good hot shower. The Helio™ Pressure Shower comes in a small neatly nested kit weighs less than a liter of water and provides 5 to 7 minutes of steady and satisfying water pressure. Unlike conventional gravity-fed hanging shower systems the Helio system uses an 11 liter welded fabric water tank pressurized by a foot pump.
To use the system you simply fill up the water tank let it warm in the sun set the tank on the ground then step on the foot pump a few times. Pumping occasionally while showering maintains the water pressure. Helio is ideal for showering or cleaning dishes in camp rinsing off after surfing or canyoneering or general hygiene and cleanliness on any extended stay in the backcountry.
The Helio is a truly awesome product - if you`ve used gravity shower contraptions designed for camping you`ll realise just what a breakthrough the Helios is. Just 700g - ideal for basecamp use.
Best for use in warmer climates of course though you can top up with boiled water if you have some available: the melting temperature of the polyurethane coating on the fabric body of the Helio is higher than the boiling point of water. Therefore, it is possible to fill the Helio with hot water, if available. We would recommend that users partially fill the Helio with cool or ambient temperature water, then add hot water to create the desired temperature.