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Nemo - Helio Pressure Shower

posted May 4, 2013, 3:00 AM by Italo Balestra   [ updated May 4, 2013, 3:04 AM by GoOut Project ]

A pressure shower that doesn't need to be hung overhead to work!

Another great, useful, and versatile product from Nemo Equipment that you can use in many outdoor situations: to shower, do the dishes, wash your gear, water your plants, or wash your dog!

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.