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All washed up

Portable showers do away with one of the traditions of camping — glorying in the grime.

ZODI PORTABLE INSTANT HOT TAP SHOWER

What’s not to like? It fires up fast and weighs a manageable 10 pounds. Optional push-button igniter is worth the extra $13. $200. (800) 589-2849, www.zodi.com. ()
COLEMAN BATTERY-POWERED SHOWER

With an 8-foot hose and D-cell-powered pump, the lightweight shower superbly effectively pushes water to shower height, but — brrr — doesn’t heat it. $19. (800) 835-3278, www.coleman.com. ()
STEARNS AIR POWER SUNSHOWER

When solar heat will do the trick, a 5 1/2-gallon unit is hard to beat. Foot pump provides water pressure when hanging’s not an option. Good sense of balance required. $40. (800) 333-1179, www.stearnsinc.com. ()
COLEMAN HOT WATER ON DEMAND

Unlike the Hot Tap, the Hot Water On Demand is too heavy for backpacking, and the 48-inch optional spray adapter ($10) is woefully short for showering. $180. (800) 835-3278, www.coleman.com. (Eric Boyd / LAT)
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