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Updated: Sep 20, 2021


Whether sweaty legs caked in summertime trail dust or blood stained forearms from successful autumn hunts, to adventurers looking for the convenience of a sink or shower where there’s never been one, I have great news…The Nemo Helio Pressure Shower is here!

A durable, 3 gallon mobile shower featuring a clear top, sealed seams and a sponge-filled foot bellow for pressurizing. The bag itself is black, which means warm water if it’s sunny. The no-frills design is simple, yet brilliant. To use, fill it with water, press the foot pump to pressurize the bag, and enjoy a steady stream of flowing water through the nozzle. There’s plenty of hose length, and enough pressure for a variety uses, of which you’ll find all kinds. Aside from personal use, it’s sure to come in handy for camp dishes, fishing gear and cooler tops, or to rinse sand & salt from a day at the beach. Use it on your dogs paws prior to re-entry to the civilized world…The list goes on.

In an age where new gizmos seem to be popping up daily, everyone’s claiming to make life simpler. With plenty of weird, hype-filled products out there you’ll be glad to find this a tremendously useful tool for real & repeated use. In keeping with their mantra: “Design like you give a damn”, Nemo has a real winner here. Here are details:

- Capacity: 2.9 Gallons

- Min Weight: 22 oz

- Runtime: 5 – 7 mins

- Hose length: 7 ft.

The price is $100, backed by Nemo’s lifetime warranty against defects or workmanship.

You can buy them online, but if you’re in Grand Rapids, head over to Bill and Paul’s and pick one up. My family’s heading up north to camp in a few weeks. You can bet ours will be coming along. A big thanks to Kate and the rest of our friends over at Nemo.


Follow-up post:


This weekend we took the Helio on a father & son backpacking trip at Nordhouse Dunes. It worked splendidly. Packed in empty and filled by way of dunking in Lake Michigan, it became our useful method for rinsing everything from hands & feet to camp dishes. We even used it to fully extinguish our fire. A win!

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