A camping trip out in the wilderness is an incredible idea for a getaway. However, it may affect your personal needs which might make it cumbersome. This is why you should invest in a shower tent to serve as a shower, an outdoor latrine, or a changing room.
You would probably enjoy camping more if it were less invasive especially in a plan that includes more people. These tents are best suited for the rainy season and unforeseen circumstances when the nearest shower stations may be closed.
A shower tent that ensures privacy must have the following features:
Check for shower tent opacity
The tent must be fully opaque meaning it should not cast light shadows either. Opacity is assured in tents that:
Use UV layers:
Your tent must be shielded from the sun. UV beams can be unbelievably harmful as they weaken the fabric of the tent and also make it more transparent for onlookers. Look out for an attached UV layer or buy a solar wash spray.
Find out more about ultraviolet radiation – Camping tents and UV radiation
Use a black curtain on shower tent
If you want to maintain complete opacity, buy a shower tent with a black lining. This will absorb all light completely and will not cast light shadows either. If the tent does not come with a black lining stitched in, you can always buy an accompanying black tent curtain and fix it yourself.
Splicing design technology
Splicing is a sewing pattern that strengthens the fabric, rendering it to be less transparent.
Splicing is incorporated in the tent by combining two tents used for different purposes; one as a portable latrine and the other for a shower. These can be dismantled and utilized independently as per your needs.
This ensures privacy for people who want to use the shower and latrine. Since the fabric is so opaque, prying eyes cannot see through either.
The layout of the shower tent
The following features in the layout of the tent further help in maintaining privacy:
Number of rooms
A two-room tent is an optimum buy. This is because the shower and toilet are not crammed into one small space. This keeps the tent clean and gives enough space for two people to freshen up at once so there are fewer people gawking, waiting for their turn to washup.
A two-room tent also allows the user to change comfortably, taking lesser time than being in a cramped in a stuffy, minimally-spaced tent.
Placement of windows
The windows should be placed on the top, back, and side. These are not only for ventilation and light but also so the user can see who is approaching the tent. The windows should also be coated with reflecting material so no one can peer through them from outside.
Look out for the window on top to be made of mesh material as it allows more ventilation.
A privacy tent should be easy to use, provide protection from prying eyes, and allow you the home comfort away from home. If you don’t want to invest in a heavy-duty tent, try some cool DIYs to supplement your hobby whilst never compromising on your privacy. We hope our tips help you make the best choice!