COLEMAN PT
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Little loos leave no trace

COLEMAN PT
Look for stability on unsteady ground, ease of reuse and environmental impact when selecting a portable potty.

COLEMAN PT

The good: reusable, stable. The bad: water, cleaning, deodorizing required; “permanent toilet facility” needed for waste disposal. The ugly: weight (9 pounds dry, twice that ready), problematic in below-freezing conditions. $67. (800) 835-3278, www.coleman.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
LUGGABLE LOO
LUGGABLE LOO

The good: weight (2 pounds), price ($18), stability, ease of use. The bad: environmental impact (users tend to chuck bucket toilets rather than clean and reuse). The ugly: what you’d get if it tips. (888) 226-7667, www.campmor.com (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
COMMODE CHAIR
COMMODE CHAIR

The good: dual purpose, compact, reusable, price ($30), degradable-bag system, easy disposal. The so-so: weight (6 pounds), solid waste kits cost $2 each. The bad: high tip factor when used on sand, soft dirt. (888) 518-8389, www.traveljohn.com (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
THE PETT
THE PETT

The good: reusable, easy to use, degradable-bag system, easy disposal. The bad: weight (7 pounds); unstable on sand, soft dirt. The ugly: $117 for toilet, $3 for each bag kit. (877) 520-0999, www.thepett.com (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
RELIANCE HASSOCK
RELIANCE HASSOCK

The good: weight (4 pounds), stability, ease of use, price ($30). The bad: water, cleaning, deodorizing required, “permanent toilet facility” needed for waste disposal. The ugly: what you get if it tips. (888) 226-7667, www.campmor.com (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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