Ease of use8.0/10
- Very small and portable
- Everything you need in one unit
- Easy to use
- Well made
- Slow at heating larger volumes of water
- Very basic and small shower head
- No battery level indicator
- Very hot when in use
The Full Review
The Zodi Zip instant hot camping shower is one of the best camping showers when it comes to size. This is a very small and compact little shower. When packet into the included bag, the shower could very easily fit into a suitcase or backpack.
The Zip Shower is pretty small and so its heating abilities are limited. This shower does not have enough heating capabilities to instantly take cold water and turn it into hot water. You will typically need to keep the pump and shower head in the same water source to recycle the water and bring it up to the desired temperature.
It will take a longer period of recycling time to heat larger volumes of water. We heated about 15 gallons of water from around 40 degrees to close to 100 degrees. It took about 50 mins of the water recycling through the heater to get the water to that temperature.
Ease of use
This shower is very easy to setup and use. All you have to do is attach a propane bottle, place it in the base, turn on the water pump, turn on the gas, and click the ignitor. That’s it. You can then adjust the gas output to increase or decrease the amount of heating.
This is a very basic camping shower and does not come with many additional features or extras. The pump is powered by 4 D-cell batteries and you need to manually monitor their life so you know when to replace them. Additionally, the main water heating unit gets very hot during use and cannot be touched. This is a concern especially when there are small children around to ensure they don’t touch the heater.