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Video of the Week: Field Tested Nemo Helio Shower Kit

Just because we enjoy going off-grid, and spending extended periods without the conveniences of home, doesn’t mean that we enjoy being dirty. Long days on the trail are taxing, and having a quick way to rinse off the sweat and sunscreen at the end of the day is often a luxury worth making room for in your rig.

When it comes to staying clean in the backcountry, there are a handful of great options on the market, including the Nemo Helio Shower Kit. The Helio consists of an inflatable plastic bladder that can be filled with water and then pressurized with a foot pump. The attached hand-held shower wand lets you spray yourself down, but it can also be used for other cleaning tasks, like washing mud off of vehicle windows, your pets, or spraying soap suds off of your dishes.

A simple backcountry shower like the Helio can also be a great alternative or a backup to more complex mechanical water systems on extended trips.

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Matt is a paragliding pilot and adventure seeker living full-time in a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer pulled by a Ram 2500. His love of the outdoors has driven him to explore remote destinations across North and South America in search of the most aesthetic peaks and beautiful flying sites. IG: @m.b.swartz