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Stearns Sun Shower 4 Portable Shower
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- Holds 4 gallons—enough water for multiple showers
- Uses solar energy to heat water
- Strong handle for reliable hanging and carrying
- Handy on/off valve connected to shower head
- Built-in thermometer lets you see the temperature before you turn it on
- Great for camping trips and during emergencies when hot water isn’t available
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Don't miss a shower – even when you're camping – with the Stearns Sun Shower 4 Portable Shower. The reservoir holds up to 4 gallons of water—enough for multiple showers. It's constructed of heat-locking material that warms the water when it's left in the sun, even on cool days. The shower features a strong handle for reliable hanging and carrying as well as a handy on/off shower head valve to conserve water.
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A hot shower is one of the treats that make camping even more fun.
I purchased a Stearns Shower many years ago. It finally gave up, I think the decades of trips finally just wore the plastic out.
For testing, I have purchased several other sun type showers over the years, they all gave out after a few years use.
I expect this current version of the Stearns Shower to last many many years. Hopefully, Coleman will maintain the
quality standards Stearns has maintained for this shower.
This shower has a clear side, with the opposite inside surface being black, allowing sun rays to penetrate the clear plastic, penetrate through the water then be absorbed by the black plastic inside (the gold colored plastic side pictured is gold on the outside and black on the reverse side (inside).
The plastic was very thick Heavy Duty plastic. The Gold Side was even thicker and "quilted" presumably to insulate the water inside- especially useful if laying the shower on the cold ground. The fill cap was large, as pictured, which made it easier to fill. I double rinsed the bag with baking soda before the using it which made the reported chlorine negligible.
With an ambient air temperature starting at 55F and increasing to 60 F, on a sunny day, the shower heated up to 98 F in about 3.5 hours. When it was time to shower, the peak temperature of the day had come and went, so the shower lost 2F in about 10 minutes.
The nozzle was not particularly hard to operate even with soapy hands. By turning the flow off and on as needed, there was more than ample water to double wash/ rinse my man-hair and take a rather leisurely 8- 10 minute shower. As with any bag of water, you will have to hang it higher than your head to get water pressure with the nozzle at head level. I sit on a folding tripod seat with the shower as high as I can hang it and nozzle pressure at head level is fine.
This shower left in the sun all day will produce a shower so hot you can't stand under it. On sunny days I waited until 8pm to have a shower that was hot but tolerable. On partially sunny days it was warm, not hot, but still much better than ambient.
The 4 gallon version is heavy to cart around but produces enough hot water for a 6'+ sweaty, muddy Scout leader. :-)