Review: Zodi Extreme SC Hot Shower
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Amazon Price: $179.95 $161.45 You save: $18.50 (10%). (as of August 8, 2016 5:37 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
The Zodi Extreme SC Hot Shower features stainless steel construction for extra durability and hand pump for self-contained use. The Zodi Extreme has been the #1 hot shower of choice for backcountry use for years. The 10,000 BTU stove completes the Zodi Extreme as a truly self-contained hot shower and includes water temperature indicator, shower pole holder and a storage bag for extra convenience. The Zodi Extreme Shower is easy to use. Simply fill the tank with 3 gallons of water, place on the included Tripod stove and heat. When the temperature indicator on the tank indicates the water is hot, turn off stove, insert hand pump into tank and remove from the stove. Use the hand pump to pressurize the tank and enjoy a comfortable hot shower. The stove can also be used for cooking. Great for camping and use during emergencies.
Product Dimensions: 27 x 11 x 10 inches ; 11.8 pounds
Shipping Weight: 11.8 pounds
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Item model number: 8170
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Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
well-made product, compact storage
68 people found this helpful.
on July 21, 2010
By G. Slippy
We purchased this shower for use on a long, cross-country camping trip. It quickly became the favorite gadget we brought. It sets up in a few minutes. We used an extension hose to attach it to a 20-lb tank of propane, rather than worry about consuming the little 16-oz bottles of propane.
Used the same Extreme shower for 6 years
40 people found this helpful.
on January 10, 2012
By PMaag M.S. RC
This is the best hot shower to use for camping. I have used varius black bags over the last 25 years. What a hassle to find a tree or heat water to fill up a solar shower that never got hot. I’ve also used one of Zodi’s other hot camp showers that used batteries. I prefer the simple and rugged dependability of the extreme.
Zodi Extreme Show is great
45 people found this helpful.
on May 25, 2010
By J. Kraftchak
I had been using the solar shower bags for years and found them to be adequate however I could never really stand up in shower because the bag hung so low. This year I purchased the Zodi Extreme Shower and it rocks! On 2.5 gallons of water you get just about 4 full minutes of running water for a shower. The directions say no more than 20 pumps but I have found about 30 is right. It heats up the water from a chilly 60 degrees to a nice warm 100 degrees in about 10 minutes so its pretty darn fast. You get great pressure for showering and I can stand up! The only bad thing I can say about it is that the hose is far too short (about 6 feet) but a 10 foot length of the same hose from Home Depot and some couplers and hose clamps (total of about $6 and I had a nice long hose. Other issue is that someone needs to turn it on and off for you since once you heat it up you really can’t take it into the shower tent with you. Other than those to minor things I love this shower! I don’t have to worry about how cold the water is or whether its late at night or not any more. This is a must have if you camp a lot and what a hot shower where there are no facilities!
48 people found this helpful.
on June 27, 2010
By C. Vangreunen
Made in China, but with great materials, except for the head. I bought this so I don’t have to mess with batteries. This is a good piece of engineering, very durable and well thought out. Some have complained about the time it takes to warm the water, well many don’t realise how much energy it takes to heat water, so unless you have a system that can output this amount of energy this is a great plan. It’s easy to plan ahead of time and one full tank is enough for two persons if all you do is wash. We heat up the water and use a large storage bin to bath our baby in. I then re-use the same water, add a little heat and have a great shower. The included stove can be used for cooking, but small pots might will not fit well.
The way it is done
26 people found this helpful.
on August 24, 2011
OK – after several trips “roughing it” where we packed in water to the woods, I can say that the ZODI Extreme is a winner. A 5-star item when used properly and tweaked just a bit. The first improvement is to put a sink sprayer (squeeze) head onto the hose, that way the tank valve can be left in the open position and the tank can be pressurized/operated by one person with the hose hanging up. ZODI should consider that, but probably doesn’t because of lawyers. If you are not an idiot, go for it, you won’t get hurt. Next, get a thick plastic cutting board, just a little larger than the canister will do, and place it in the corner of your shower tent. When heating and placing the canister, making sure the ground is level should be your first priority. Once the water hits 100-110, turn it off, place the pump into the canister and lock it down, and use the handle to carry the whole unit into the shower with you. Set it onto your cutting board and you now have one-person total control of water flow and pressure. No need to wear a swimsuit in the shower.
14 people found this helpful.
on July 24, 2012
I purchased this for a week long family camping trip in the Superior National Forest at a primitive campground without showers. A jump in the lake each day would have been just fine for my wife and I, but with a 6 year old daughter with long thick hair this wasn’t a very attractive or practical option.
Excellent design and makes camping off the grid more enjoyable
8 people found this helpful.
on February 29, 2016
By Mark Kitaoka
Excellent design and makes camping off the grid more enjoyable. I did resolve the common complaint of the heater legs falling off by simply drilling the legs and inserting cotter pins through the holes. Now the legs stay in place, but are easy to remove for storing. I drilled small dimples into each leg and spot where they go so it’s easy to identify even in the dark which leg goes to what stud.
Fun to work with
13 people found this helpful.
on March 15, 2011
Compared to the hanging solar bag, there is no contest.
Best car camping addition we made in years…
6 people found this helpful.
on December 6, 2013
Wish I had it years ago. Simple and reliable. No different than firing up a simple camp stove. Heats up water fast, easy to overheat in fact. Packs good for car camping, not useful for much else. Too bulky to take on remote trips, fly in trips to Alaska, etc, but that should be obvious. It is a great addition for car camping. Especially as the weather cools. I have a wife and 14 month old son. Doubt I will ever car camp without this item again. We picked it up as an impulse buy along with a portable toilet (5 gallon bucket type). To my surprise, these two items really added a lot to our experience. I was a little skeptical at first, but a seat rather than a cat hole and a warm shower rather than a bird bath really made us all feel better. Also, sitting on the plastic bucket while using the shower head was most convening. Grab a simple rubber mat to put your feet on. Very nice addition to our car camping gear.
Brings comfort to the great outdoors!
6 people found this helpful.
on November 2, 2013
By Vivian E. Harrington
Having the ZODI Outback Hot Shower has made summertime camping so much more pleasurable.
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