As any avid camper will know, there aren’t always decent, setup places to have a true shower in most campgrounds and tent sites. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to bathe in the lake every time you want to rinse off. There are plenty of options out there when it comes to portable showers that you can hang up and use like an outdoor version of your shower at home, but not everyone loves the idea of showering in the open air. We decided we’d like some privacy for showering and changing on our next trip since we’ll be with friends, so we’ve been scouring the Internet for the different kinds of shower and privacy tents that are out there!
By the time we’d made a decision, we’d gathered a pretty decent list of quality options, so we decided to share the best ones for other camping enthusiasts to see as well. Check out the nine best pop up shower tents for camping that we came across in our search!
Best Shower Tents
If you’re looking for a new shower tent, then we have a bunch of options available for you. Let’s see which ones could suit you.
Are you the kind of camper who only goes for small amounts of time in each place and moves around a lot from site to site? Then perhaps you’ll get a kick out of this super easy to use design from WolfWise!
Rather than being set up with poles and separate pieces, this particular privacy and shower tent works as a pop-up, unfolding itself in one piece to stand upright. It features a zipping door that can be rolled all the way up if need be and you’ll find a strap on each corner at the bottom where you can anchor the tent down for the times that you are staying in once place for a little longer.
- Super easy to set up and very easy to carry.
- Good size, even for taller folks.
- The zippers aren’t very sturdy.
Are you more of a longterm camper who likes to stay in one place for quite a while, really enjoying your surroundings? Then we think you might prefer something a little more solid, like this privacy tent from G4Free.
This tent is a little more of an investment, as it’s a little more costly, but that’s to account for how well built and durable it is in terms of its materiality and structure. It’s also designed to be wind and weather resistant, shaped so that the edges don’t catch the breeze and the roof will run off without leaking into the tent in the event that it rains. That might not matter much if you’re actually planning to use this as a shower tent, but some people just use these for change rooms, in which case they wouldn’t want water pouring in.
- Folds down easily.
- You can remove the velcro floor.
- Not that easy to set up.
Are you absolutely certain that you’re going to use your tent as a shower, so you’re looking for something specifically aimed at that rather than getting a more general, multi-purpose tent? Then we’d suggest checking out this specifically designed shower tent from Texsport!
This tent is built with a hook in the top for hanging portable camping showers, netted windows in the top to keep some air circulation, and even a space at the bottom to let the water run out, keeping it from puddling in the bottom of the end. Even so, it still comes with a clipping mat for the bottom so you have something to stand in besides wet grass while you shower.
- Super roomy.
- The structure is sturdy, so you won’t have to worry.
- A bit expensive.
Are you actually still thinking about how much you liked the pop-up design we showed you earlier but you do intent to have it set up in one place at certain points on your trip for quite a while? Then we think you might appreciate the features that this tent from Songmics comes with.
Although this design is the kind of quick-built tent that you can pop right out of the bag and fold right back down quite quickly, it can also be anchored down like the more permanent designs you’ve seen elsewhere. For an affordable price, you also get a mat that will go under the tent between you and the grass, plus you’ll get support strings that spike into the ground just like a sleeping tent in order to stabilize the tent on windy days.
- Great as a changing room, shower, rest stop, and so on.
- Features a zipper window and pockets.
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Did you feel quite partial to the very first tent we showed you but you can’t help wishing it was a little bit bigger, at least at the base? Then we think this design from Abco Tech might be a little more for you.
For a completely reasonable price compared to the similar tents on this list, you get a tent that has a little more square footage and an open bottom for those who do want to have that natural bottom, rather than covering it with a mat. Like the other one, this design also breaks down nice and small and is light to carry.
- Affordable price.
- You can set it up in minutes.
- Zippers aren’t the best quality, so don’t overwork them.
Are you really interested in this whole idea of having a multi-purpose tent that you can use as a camp shower or something else, like a change room, but you’re you’d prefer an even larger model than any of the options you’ve seen so far? Then check out this design from Lightspeed Outdoors!
Besides having a larger width all round, this change room and shower also has a wider door, rather than tapering in places so that you have to watch the edges getting in and out. Additionally, this design has a much more durable design for camping in difficult climates, with stronger than average poles down each stabilizing side. Finally, it’s got two netted, vent style windows in the top that let a bit of air in and allow you to see the sky while you’re showering.
- Super lightweight and roomy.
- Great for camping and hiking.
- Setting it up takes a bit of effort.
Are you actually camping with such a big party that you think you might need more than one shower or change room if your only option is the single ones that you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at this larger alternative option from Ozark!
Rather than just being wider for a slightly larger setup, this design gives you a double-wide space that’s actually separated entirely into two rooms. This means two people could change at once, one in either side, or that you could reserve one side for the shower and one side as a dry change room thanks to the division down the centre. This design is slightly more of an investment than some of the others on the list, but not by much considering that it’s literally double the size.
- Sturdy and has two rooms.
- Easy to set up.
- Zippers seem to be a weak spot.
Are you still determined to find a larger design but, rather than having a whole double-wide setup that you have to put up and break down each time you move sites, you’re still feeling most intrigued by the idea of purchasing a popup design? Then we’re pretty sure GigaTent has precisely what you’re looking for!
This design is much the same as the previous pop-up options we showed you, except that it’s the biggest option of that kind so far. It’s durable, waterproof so that rain won’t get in if you use it as a change room and water won’t spray everywhere if you use it as a shower, and this particular version is also quite tall.
- Comes at an affordable price.
- Pops up in a few seconds.
- May be a bit short for some.
Are you feeling quite interested indeed in the whole concept of the piece you buy being a possible camping shower but also potentially many other things, including a useful piece for your frequent summer trips to the beach? Then we have a sneaking suspicion you’ll appreciate some of the characteristics of this tent from WolfWise!
In particular, we were drawn to this tent for its UV resistance. No matter where you set it up or how you use it- whether you’ve got a sunny spot on your campsite for a shower or you plan to use it as a temporary shelter on the beach- the tent will avoid becoming very bright and heating up inside, which is a great feature in warm weather.
- Light and easy to set up.
- Comes with a removable rain cover, a side window, and removable bottom mat.
- It’s not really waterproof.
Do you know another DIY enthusiast who has been thinking about investing in a new pop up camping shower of some kind but feels like they could use a little more guidance? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of options and information to work with!