Privacy tents are tall framed for a very good reason, it means the average person can stand up comfortably inside. These useful popup tents have many uses, not only for outdoor camping but also indoors. Here are six practical uses for your pop-up shower tent:
- Shower Tent
- Toilet Cubicle
- Fishing Tent for sitting in on the river’s edge
- Grow Tent for plants
- Changing room
- Play area for a toddler
Most are coated with a specialist dusting that guarantees no one can see through them, not even shadows. The metal frames are also usually treated so that they are rustproof. This is vital if they’re in contact with water because of the condensation.
Such portable tents can be folded down and carried around easily. Most come with bags for transportation. The frames are often fixed together with strong elastic so they can fold up but not separate.
If you’re an avid camper, you’ll understand how useful it is to have a popup shower tent. It’s a private place to keep a camping toilet inside, as an alternative uses. That’s especially handy if there a few of you camping together. For a family camping vacation, have a look at our article on the best 8-man tents.
In this article, we’ve reviewed 5 different portable shower tents, so you can see just how versatile these products are.
The 5 Best Shower Tents:
|Other Dimensions||Compact: W23.2″ x D1.4″ Erect: W47.2″ x D 47.2″|
|Height||74.8 inches (6feet 2.8 inches)|
For ease of use, this shower tent pops up and folds down in seconds, with no assembly required whatsoever. Even better, it’s also very lightweight so anyone can do it. When folded down, it can remain compact inside the provided carry-bag.
The material is long-lasting, anti-tear, 190T polyester. This is durable enough to withstand many an outdoor trip. With specially taped seams and waterproof treatment, the tent is water repellent. That means it will keep the inside dry in all weathers. Even on hot sunny days, this material is resilient as it’s treated with UPF50+ allowing it to absorb and reflect 98% of harmful ultraviolet sun rays.
With metal poles made from rust treated galvanized steel, it is a strong and reliable frame. Four supplied tent stakes will peg down the tabbed corners for further sturdiness
Inside you’ll have 100% privacy, with no shadows cast and no transparency. Use the non-fixed mat at your feet, for comfort, along with a fitted inside line for hanging towels or clothes. There’s a place to keep cell phones or shower gel, in the fitted interior storage pockets.
Shaped with an ergonomic pyramid slant, it means that any rainfall will run away quickly. If it does rain, you can pull the top cover over the breathable mesh netting in the roof.
Zippers are fitted to panels over the window and door for secure closure. These panels also roll up to allow a good all-round airflow if you want them open. This versatile tent has a multitude of uses both indoors and out.
NB There is nowhere in the tent to allow for a shower hose to come from above, but you could use a handheld a shower bag.
|Other Dimensions||Compact: W24″ x D2″ Erect: W47″ x D 47″|
|Height||82.7 inches (6 feet 10.7 inches)|
Our second portable popup shower tent is designed with added inches on top, for those who are taller. It comes with many included accessories, such as:
- Carry Bag
- 8 Tent Pegs
- 4 Tension Guy-Lines
- 1 Rain Cover
- 4 bags (for putting sand inside)
- 4 metal hooks for when the sandbags are full
The material is a water-repellent 210 polyester. The zippers are heavy duty and extra stitching helps to hold the shape well. This is a standalone portable shower tent that is dependable in all weathers. Also provided are tension guy lines and sandbags to add more stability on a windy day.
The top is fitted with mosquito netting. An additional cover can be placed over it, to protect the inside from rainfall. Extra fittings include a hanger for toilet paper; a hooked hanger for a flashlight, and another one for towels or clothing. In addition, there’s a large storage pouch for personal belongings.
A high quality, versatile camping shower tent that can have many other uses. If you’re unsure how to erect one these portable shower tents, watch this short video and you’ll soon see how easy it is:
Be aware that this model does not have a fitted floor and there is no provided mat. This is so that debris will not collect on the inside, making it a comfortable and clean private space.
|Other Dimensions||Overall: W7 feet x D 3.5 feet Each room 3.5 feet Compact: W50″ x D7″|
|Height||84 inches (7 feet)|
A large double-roomed portable shower tent. This means you could use the separate area to dry and dress after your shower, without having to leave the tent. The rooms are partitioned with by a D-shaped zipper door, for easy access.
Another unusual feature for this larger camping shower tent is that it has a fitted floor. With extra padding on the floor of one room for extra comfort when you take off your shoes. Don’t worry, it’s also waterproof and fitted with a quality turtle mesh that ensures all water is drained outside.
The telescope poles are all attached so that you can erect the camping popup tent in seconds. Whilst the roof has a mesh material for air circulation, you can add the large roof cover for rainy days.
There’s plenty of storage, with hangers for wet towels on an inbuilt clothesline and a large storage pouch for private belongings. This shower tent even has a zipper-lock on the inside of the man doorway, so no one can enter when it’s in use.
Supplied with the popup tent is a 2-handled, 5-gallon water reservoir and a handheld showerhead. Note that there is no designed hole to fit an outside shower tank.
Made with 68D polyester and provided with steel poles, it’s also silver coated for complete privacy. A popup shower tent with everything, Including a carry bag for easy transportation.
|Other Dimensions||Overall: W4 feet x D4 feet Compact: W72″ x D8″|
|Height||78 inches (6 feet 5 inches)|
This is a popup tent with a difference in that the roof has a skylight. This can be rolled open and when not in use, closed with a zipper. Such a design allows for a shower reservoir above the opening that can hang down from the top.
If you’re wondering how anyone can shower with cold water, then fear not. This informative article explains how solar shower bags work. You’ll soon realize how easy it is set up a warm shower in any of our popup shower tents.
The double-sided zipper on the doorway allows for easy access either side. You can also roll up the outer door and secure it with buckles. This is a good idea when aerating the portable shower tent to dry quicker. There’s also a small zippered window for air circulation. When inside, you can keep your feet clean by standing on the partial-fitted floor.
On windy days are not a worry as you can stabilize the camping shower tent with up to 4 guy ropes. In addition, you can also pin down the corners with the fitted loops.
There are storage pockets inside for personal items and a hanger for your clothes or towel. Color options include green, blue, tan or grey. Folds up and fits into the provided circular bag, with a handle for easy transportation.
|Other Dimensions||Overall: W47.24 inches squared Compact: W21.25 x D7.08 inches|
|Height||82.67 inches (6 feet 8 inches)|
With a mesh roof that has a removable water cover for rainy days, this shower tent also has a removable full-floor cover that fits with Velcro’s. A pop-up tent that comes with a bag for transportation, 4 guy ropes, and 8 pegs. Four of the pegs pin down the tabs on the corners to stabilize the portable shower tent. Made with 210T waterproof material, it’s also treated so you have full privacy.
The sturdy anti-rust pole frame can withhold up to 3-4 gallons (15kg) of water. This sort of strength is ideal if you’re using it as a shower tent. It has a mesh window that opens with a zipper, so you have easy access to the outside fitted towel hanger.
There is no hole for feeding a water reservoir from the outside. You would need to fit the water tank inside the camping shower tent.
Comes with a 1-year warranty and you can buy it with black, blue or green accents.
When it comes to choosing which portable shower tent is best for your personal use, there are a few factors you should consider:
- Do you need a double room, or is a single unit enough? As you can see in our reviews, larger ones are available, with separate areas.
- Is it tall enough for all the people who will be using it? If not, you should consider one of the extra taller models, such as the CORE Instant Shower Tent in our reviews..
- Is it to be used indoors or outdoors? If it’s outdoors, then make sure the popup shower tent has a cover at the top so rain doesn’t get inside.
- Equally, are you able to open the top and any windows so it can dry quicker?.
- Do you want a choice of colors?
- Do you want a model that doesn’t need guy ropes? If so, consider how you will weigh it down on windy days, if used outdoors?
- If using as a shower tent, then maybe choose a shower popup tent that has an opening in the roof for a water reservoir.
- If you want to use your camping tent outdoors, then do you want one with fitted flooring? Insects can access a tent easier if there’s no floor, will this bother you? If you do prefer a fitted floor, then look for a self-draining one. If it’s fitted with mesh then the water can drain outside.
- Look for a double zipper on the door, so you can control it from both sides.
- Is the frame strong enough to take the weight of a heavy water reservoir? If not, you might have to use a handheld water bag.
Not all camping shower tents have guy ropes. If you’re using your portable shower tent indoors, then you won’t need to be concerned whether it might blow away or not. These tall popup tents are ideal for privacy indoor or out. They’re also perfect for staving off frost when using as a grow tent for taller plants.
If you’re not sure how to fold a shower popup tent, here are some useful instructions that might help get the job done.
Use your imagination and you’re sure to find that having a portable pop up shower tent in the house, is a bright idea. You never know when you might find a use for this versatile product.