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  • Unlike gravity camp showers that need to be hung overhead, Helio sits on the ground and delivers the pressure you need to wash hair, do dishes, rinse off gear or wash the dog
  • Helio has a 2.9 gal. (11-liter) capacity to provide 5 - 7 min. of steady water pressure
  • Use the foot pump to regulate the water pressure
  • Includes a 7 ft. hose with spray nozzle
  • Packs down to 5.5 x 8.5 in. in a ventilated, zippered carrying case; weighs only 1 lb. 6 oz.
  • The NEMO Helio Pressure Shower can also be used to wash dishes, spray mud off your mountain bike or give the dog a bath


In Nashua, NH, NEMO is connected to the White Mountains, RISD and MIT—fitting for a company intent on applying high-level design and engineering to outdoor gear.

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Best Use Camping
Material(s) Polyurethane-coated polyester
Liquid Capacity (L) 11 liters
Liquid Capacity (fl. oz.) 372 fluid ounces
Dimensions 8.5 x 17 inches
Weight 1 lb. 6 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought it a year or so ago but never.... So I bought it a year ago and never used it until now. I had researched all the different camping showers and found this one to not only have a very high review rating but it fit my needs best. I did want one that had the heating unit in it or one that has to be placed somewhere high & heated by the sun. I feel up the bag to 3/4 the day before for the cold water to warm up. I then boil the other 1/4 worth of water, pour it into the bag, shake it to mix and I have a beautifully warm water shower that you can use almost anywhere. I really love this shower, getting the ocean for my kiteboarding brother to rinse off with after he gets ready for home.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for washing humans and dogs! We take our 2 yo Lab with us everywhere - hiking, mountain biking, swimming at the beach, etc. Needless to say, she gets DIRTY, the car gets DIRTY, everything is dirty. I was hesitant to buy this portable shower thinking it was bit of a splurge, but now we use all the time, at least once week. She gets hosed off right before getting in the car. Also great for washing our hands, feet, shoes, etc. I read some previous comments about leaking. I noticed that if you don't close all the caps/valves after use - especially the one you need to open at the foot pump to start pumping air - then you will get water leakage. So, make sure you close all the caps/valves and your all good!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like your faucet back home The Helio provides great water pressure, and enough volume for loads of cleaning tasks at camp. I've used it for dishes, general washing, rinsing boats and feet at the beach, and even for washing the dog at home. Versatile, easy to use, and appears to be super high quality - I think it'll last a long time. The only issue I have with it is drying it out for storage, it's tough to get all the water out.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, is all I can say!!! Bought this for showering in remote places I surf where there are no showers (won't tell you where) but this is perfect. The best part is fill it with warm water at home wrap it in a towel and after a 2 hour long surf session, you have a warm shower. Not to mention, not having to find a tree to hang it from or getting to rinse my suit and booties before I load them into my trunk . All my buddies are getting these for Christmas, mostly because I'm tired of sharing.... Surf trips up and down the coast will never be the same, and your girlfriend will really appreciate the fact that you smell much better after a shower, instead of just considering the fact that you "were in the ocean" was your shower!
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Suggestions Just got the Helio in the mail and have done a few trials. I live in Sweden at 66 dgress north and this is March so the sun is not very high on the horizon even at 12:00 so the results are thereafter ... The first thing that stuck me me was : Why gray and not black? After a few trials with sort of ok results I have actually painted one side of the unit with endelable black ink and have seen considerable improvment. Or wha not a clear window along the side and black back panel? This would probably improve performance greatly! I'll be making YT videos as my expeiments continue. No issues with leaking yet ... :-)
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "just as advertised"... After looking at all the camp shower options out there, we decided on the Helio because of the ability to pump your own pressure by foot, and not being happy with the inconvenience of the hang up solar models on the market. (Surprised to see this idea wasn't invented years ago.) As for pressure, it won't blast the paint off a car, but it will rinse the soap and shampoo off of one's self. In fact we used it to rinse off most all of our camping equipment after a stormy and muddy weekend. The one thing Nemo could add, would be the availability of their own outdoor privey pop-up shower tent; as the others on the market aren't very good. Overall, we recommend this shower for camping, going to the beach, or any outdoor activity.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT EQUIPMENT ADDITION Over time I have been learning how to downsize our camping gear. Nemo has accomplished the shower; sink usage; and overall, general purpose cleaning issues with the Helio Pressure Shower. Capacity is ample and pumps up instantly. Unit is compact and light. I read many reviews before purchasing this product. One concern is drying the shower when storing, I drain it out best as possible and hang it in the closet to dry unpacked, and pack it when ready for use. Excellent product! Thanks Nemo!
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Invention The Nemo Helio Pressure Shower is a great way to take a shower at the end of a long day of hiking. I recently used this, together with a personal shower tent, at The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park on a base camp, car camping outing. I put some cold water in, warmed some hot water on the stove and added it. The bag holds about 3 gallons of water. This device is so much better than using a hanging shower bag simply because it does not need to be suspended. Just pump it up to get enough water pressure, and you're set. When the pressure drops, just pump it up a little more. I did buy a funnel to add water which helps fill the bag more easily. If I were to make an improvement this device, it would have a screw cap instead of one that is pushed in. When I returned home, I also used it to hose down my tent, etc. Probably good for washing the dog and lots of other things I cannot think of at the moment. Super product. Highly Recommended. Kudos to the folks who designed this piece of gear.
Date published: 2015-06-05
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Can the spray nozzle be set to auto flow for hands free washing or do you always have to hold the nozzle and press to spray?

Asked by: cjanerun
You could just use a rubber band to hold the nozzle in the "ON" position.
Answered by: jojo941
Date published: 2017-06-05

Has anything been done to address/rectify the apparent leakage issue?

Asked by: Dholsch
The Helio Pressure Shower has not received any significant updates within the last few months. Reports of the shower leaking are relatively low and it is not common.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-16

How long is the hose.. Can you stand up and take a shower?

Asked by: susa
According to the listed specs, the hose is 7 feet long.
Answered by: Lanovran
Date published: 2016-06-13

Is there a trick to getting the plug into the fill hole?  I just got my nemo and upon wanting to test it before camping, I can't seem to get the plug into the fill hole.  Help!

Asked by: KampingLemur
The plug for the Helio seats directly into the fill hole. To close properly, gather the clear top material with your fingers to hold the opening from underneath while you press and seat the plug correctly into the hole. For further assistance, please call us at 1-800-426-4840.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-10

Can the carrying handle support hanging the shower up? and will it work like a solar shower for hot water?

Asked by: barfwinkle
The Helio Pressure Shower is designed to be used on the ground. Part of the appeal is that you do not need to have a hanging location and therefore you don't need to lift a heavy water bag up to that location. It is not designed to warm water like some solar showers.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can hot water be poured into the Helio?

Asked by: sando
Yes, hot water can be poured directly into the Helio Pressure Shower.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-06

What is the ideal method for cleaning the interior of the water container?

Asked by: Illiterateoptimist
​We recommend contacting the vendor directly for details on cleaning care.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-05
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