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Monday, October 31, 2011

NEMO Helio Pressure Shower

When out in the field, cleanliness can sometimes take a backseat to practicality. Having a shower system can certainly be a luxury, especially for those that are not accustomed to becoming crusty after a few days or weeks of going without. Obviously a nice stream or waterfall can provide a natural tool to clean off the gunk or you can create a makeshift shower by hanging your hydration bladder from a tree, but the latter is certainly less gratifying.

NEMO Helio Pressure Shower
NEMO Equipment best known for their innovative lightweight tent designs has created what appears to be a perfect solution to keep clean when friendly plumbing is not around. Their foot pump pressurized design allows you to rest the water reservoir on the ground or other flat surface while in use. The hand held sprayer is attached to the reservoir  with long tubing and a few pumps of the Nemoid Foot Pump give you a good spray action to clean up in any environment. 

In addition to be a great concept they also make it practical for its intended use. When empty, the Helio Pressure shower only weighs in at 23 ounces and holds up to 11 liters of water a shower lasting over 5 minutes. A strap holds the top filler port cap in place while pressurized and they note that it can hold hot water, which is definitely a bonus to those always dreaming of a hot shower back at home base. We just assume you heat the water first rather than holding it over the fire in some Survivorman Maneuver.

The anticipated release is slated for 2012 and we will definitely be in line to test this one out.

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