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Best Shower Tents Reviewed in Australia (2022)

Shower tents provide privacy and a hint of luxury to make camping a more comfortable experience. While not everyone would think that a shower tent is necessary, they can help avoid long treks to the bathroom or hiding behind a car to rinse off by pairing the tent with a portable camping shower.

There are plenty of different variations available in Australia ranging from basic to luxurious. Here we break down what to look for in a shower tent and the different features they offer.

Compare Shower Tents

EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite Tent V2
All in One
EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite Tent V2
Our Rating
4.8
Users Rating
Zempire Pocket Rocket Ensuite Tent
Zempire Pocket Rocket Ensuite Tent
Our Rating
4.4
Users Rating
Oztrail Ensuite Dome Shower Tent
Oztrail Ensuite Dome Shower Tent
Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent
Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent
Our Rating
4.1
Users Rating
Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe Change Shelter Ensuite Tent
Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe Change Shelter Ensuite Tent
Our Rating
4.1
Users Rating

Best Shower Tent

EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite Tent V2

EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite Tent V2
Our Rating
4.8

The EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite Tent V2 is the second generation of the popular tent and has a unique shape that ticks most of the boxes. It’s slightly heavier than the previous model and weighs in at 7.5kg, but the upgrades make it worth it.

It comes with a portable 12v pump capable of pumping 25L of water per minute and is easily set up in 2 minutes. The EverShower V2 as the name suggests recirculates the water.l You can recycle up to 10 litres of water which you can heat up with a solar heated shower or you can use a portable water heater. Once the water is heated you can switch on the pump and enjoy a warm shower.

You can assemble your EverShower Ensuite tent anywhere you want and it comes in a useful carrying box.

One feature that I like with this shower tent is that the water is fully self-contained which means no water spills out of the shower tent. Whenever you’re out of the shower you’re sure that there’s no puddle waiting for you outside.

Watch the EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite V2 set up video below:

Pros

Recycling Water – I know it sounds weird but this feature means you don’t need to get out when you run out of water. The 12v pump helps get the water from the tub to the hands free rose shower head.

Self Contained – The fact that the water doesn’t just run on the ground means that I still get to keep myself clean right after I shower.

High Flow Rate – 25L per minute and a large shower head provides one of the best on-the-go showering experiences we’ve seen.

Cons

Costly – This tent can be a bit expensive; however its unique features and well thought out design justify the price.

Read our full EverShower Recirculating Water Ensuite Tent V2 review

Zempire Pocket Rocket Ensuite Tent

Zempire Pocket Rocket Ensuite Tent
Our Rating
4.4

The Zempire Pocket Rocket Shower/Changing Room Tent is a spacious tent so you won’t feel too cramped inside the shower tent.

You can easily change in this shower tent without hitting the walls as there is a ton of room inside. The tent measures at 1.75m in length and 175m wide. The head height is 2.15 m so tall people will feel comfortable using the shower tent.

Isn’t it annoying when you’re in the shower tent changing and someone tries to get in because they didn’t realise that you’re inside? Well you won’t have to experience that again because the Zempire Pocket Rocket Shower Tent has a detachable “Busy” sign.

There are detachable toiletries holders. You can hook them on the rail inside the shower tent. On the other side of the shower is the towel holder with a protective sheet that you can put over your towels or clothes so they don’t get wet.

At the top of the tent is ventilation shafts so moisture can get out and transparent windows so you have enough natural light in the tent. There is a hook in the middle of the ceiling for your portable shower. The only downside about this shower tent is that it doesn’t come with a floor but you can still purchase it from the store.

Pros

Spacious – This shower tent is very roomy. There is plenty of legroom inside the tent and tall people will like this tent as it is 2.3m high.

Busy Sign – You’ll get more privacy thanks to the detachable busy sign at the side of the tent. Just remember to take it down after you use the shower tent!

Cons

Floor not included – It’s going to be a bit messy if you take a shower in open ground because that will cause splash backs and puddles. You have the option to purchase the floor separately though.

Read our full Zempire Pocket Rocket Ensuite Tent review

Oztrail Ensuite Dome Shower Tent

The Oztrail Ensuite Dome Shower Tent is a great changing room and shower tent to bring along long camping trips. It has a strong cross pole frame that makes this shower tent nice and sturdy.

The cross pole frame provides a fast setup. Anti-shear DuraPlus Black Series shock corded fiberglass roof poles are very durable. The side poles are also strong thanks to the powder coated steel.

You’ll be protected from the sun and rain with the waterproof UVTex Sun Tough fly fabric. The inner walls are silver coated for your privacy. There’s also insect protection in the tent with the ultra-fine No-See-Um mesh which also provides great ventilation.

The Oztrail Ensuite has a removable PE floor with drainage panels. There’s a waterproof clothes and towel organizer and a rear shelf at the back of the shower tent so you can place your clothes and bath items there. Storage pockets are also available if you want to separate your bath items from your clothes and towels. The toilet paper holder is also waterproof.

Pros

Storage – I like that there’s a lot of places to put your stuff in. There is the rear shelf that you can put your clothes in and a clothes/towel organiser if you prefer to hang your towel.

Affordable – With the tent’s durability and special, this tent is a great value for your money and it doesn’t even cost too much.

Cons

Durability – This shower tent is on the cheaper side and the ergonomics and materials may reflect that.

Read our full Oztrail Ensuite Dome Shower Tent review

Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent

Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent
Our Rating
4.1

The Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent is ideal for people who want to have a separate shower and changing room without paying for both.

It’s a very spacious tent that has a fast setup thanks to the integrated fast pitch frame. The Smarttek Shower tent boasts of a 30 second setup. Just lay it down on the ground and pull out the integrated frame and the tent will be up in no time.

For the changing room there is a towel rack and the floor is made of waterproof tarp material. There are storage pockets near the bottom of the tent and a detachable towel rack. The roof is made of mesh panels and there is a hanging hook at the top in case you want to use the shower at night.

The Shower area has mesh windows at the sides that you can zip up for privacy, the floor is also made of tarp. It is surrounded with mesh holes so the water can seep through the ground while you shower. There are storage pockets too and a detachable toiletries organizer.

There is a waterproof door between the shower and changing room so you can be assured that your clothes will be kept dry. The huge D-shaped door at the changing room’s entry helps for easy access.

To see how the shower is assembled, watch the video below.

Pros

Fast Setup – A quick set up for any kind of tent is always a plus. The Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent has a 30 second setup so you can use the shower right away.

Two rooms – Having two rooms makes it easier and better to change right after a nice shower. Your clothes will stay dry at the next room.

Cons

Less durable than other options – The materials used in this tent is not really of the highest quality so you should be extra careful snagging the fabric.

Read our full Smarttek Double Ensuite Shower Tent review

Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe Change Shelter Ensuite Tent

Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe Change Shelter Ensuite Tent
Our Rating
4.1

The Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe Change Shelter Ensuite Tent is pop up shower tent that is really easy to take anywhere because it is also lightweight. This shower tent only weighs 3.42 kg and folds in a compact bag.

It comes with a detachable floor, external fiberglass poles and internal roof poles to keep the roof taunt. The detachable floor can be secured with the hooks at the bottom of the tent. You can use the external poles to keep the tent sturdy especially in windy areas.

This shower tent is 1.2 meters x 1.2 meters and 2.1 meters high. There is a designated roof access for a shower head and an electric socket at the side for portable showers.

The Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe has internal storage pockets and a towel rack inside. If the guy ropes aren’t being used, you can just tuck them away in the external pockets near the door.

Pros

Light Weight – This is easily the lightest tent in the group. Because of this shower tent’s pop up design, it’s easy to bring it along anywhere.

Budget Friendly – If you’re looking for an entry level shower tent this would be a great option. The quick set up feature is a great bargain too.

Cons

Not ideal for windy weather – Because it’s a lightweight, you’ll have to make extra effort to peg down the shower tent in case you’re at the beach or at windy areas.

Read our full Explore Planet Earth Speedy Deluxe Change Shelter Ensuite Tent review

Things To Consider Before Buying A Shower Tent

A shower tent may not be something that you are familiar with. It’s a tent that we don’t often see in camping grounds but I bet you have seen it on beaches or at open field events.

Since the shower tent is a bit unfamiliar, I’ll be here to help you choose one that will best suit your needs.

Size

Shower tents come in a variety of sizes. The ideal size should be able to give you enough space based on your size and storage. So if you’re on the taller side of things you need to consider a shower tent that is not less than 2 meter high.

There are also shower tents with two separate compartments. One room is used for showering while the other room will stay dry and provide privacy while you get changed.

Setup

Like any other tent, it’s important to consider how the setup goes. Setting up your shower tent should be fast and easy.  Most shower tents have a common set up and there are a lot of tutorials going around.

They usually are a hub system frame or a pop up setup. Pop up shower tents are often a lot less hassle to set up, but might compromise on the structural integrity. Those with a stronger, more rigid frame may take longer to set up but feel more secure and solid.

Ventilation

Ventilation can be an important factor in the shower tents especially if you plan on using warm water that produces steam. A material that doesn’t breathe in combination with low winds can create an uncomfortable sauna-like experience. To get around this, many tents have an open roof, breathable material or appropriately placed meshed windows.

Material

The type of material used for your shower tent dictates how durable the tent is. Make sure to pay close attention to material used for the fabric. The fabric should be both waterproof and UV resistant. The shower tent should be made of high quality material to guarantee it gets plenty of years of use.

The shower tent’s poles should strike that balance between being sturdy enough to hold up to the elements, but also light enough that it’s not outrageously heavy for the amount of use it will be getting.

Privacy

The main purpose of the shower tent is privacy. It can be awkward to change your clothes in the open and sometimes it’s uncomfortable to change in your tent especially if it doesn’t have enough head room.

To make sure that the tent provides as much privacy as possible, look out for features like zippered door panels, white panelled windows or any translucent windows so nobody can see you inside. Where you pitch and set up the tent also makes a large difference and should be taken into consideration with your budget.

Extra Features

Privacy is all well and good, but it’s the subtle extra features that make all the difference. Some give you the convenience to store your shower gels and shampoo on shelves and others have hooks and hangers to hang up clothes. Another personal favourite of mine are covered floors in the dry area, so you don’t get sand, grass or dirt on your feet when putting on shoes. Although it’s also easy to just buy an additional floor cover if your shower doesn’t come with it.

A shower tent shouldn’t be bought in isolation of your actual shower device. Assess both options in tandem, for example, do you need special hooks for your portable shower and even a specially designated area for solar powered hot water?

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