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Road Shower

The muddy bikes, smelly fishing gear, sandy bodies and the stink of your camping buddy can all be washed away with the portable rack-mounted Road Shower.

Created in 2007 by a Colorado company, the Road Shower has gone through a few design changes, with the latest version sure to be the outdoor enthusiast's new best friend. The 6-kilogram, 143-centimetre-long black powder-coated aluminum tube holds 19 litres of water with a full weight of 24 kilograms. As you drive down the highway or are enjoying your day at the beach, the sun does its job and heats the water. The manual says it takes about two hours to heat the water to at least 32 C on a sunny day. On cold days, you can heat a bucket of water on the campfire and add it to the mix to shower in comfort.

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It's up to you to decide if you want a gravity fed flow of water or to pressure it up to 20 PSI. Fifteen pumps of your floor model bike pump attached to a standard Schrader valve provides several minutes of pressurized water. The 1.4-metre-long hose has an adjustable garden hose nozzle set to pressure-wash the bikes or gently rinse the sand-crusted infants.

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