Shower head water heaters are tankless heat units which continuously heats the cold water to your preset temperature. The heating unit may run on gas or electricity depending on the model. After a long tiring day who doesn’t want to relax in a warm rainfall? Since the shower head heaters are becoming lightweight and portable, their uses are not being confined in households. In camps, garden, pool party, lake or RVs you can enjoy hot shower if you have a shower head heater, water inlet and gas/power source.
Now we are going to review the 5 top shower head heaters in the market so that you can choose the most suitable heater for you based on your need and their specifications:

Camp Chef HWD5 Triton Hot Water Heater

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If you are looking for a water heater which will provide you hot shower outdoor, this is the right one. All you need is to connect a standard hose to it with water supply. The Camp Chef HWD5 Triton hot water heater is capable of producing 1.5 gallons of hot water per minute. You can keep it standing on free standing base or hang it on the wall with its included hanging brackets. Its carry handle can be folded down for storage. It comes with an adjustable shower head with 4 settings: jet, shower, mist, and off. The heater operates with a 13500 BTU per gas side burner and requires two “D” batteries for the ignition. The heating unit automatically ignites when water flow is turned on. Note that the Propane tank and “D” battery are not included, you have to buy those separately.

Pros:

  • Easy-turn brass garden hose connector for easy connection.
  • Adjustable 4 settings shower head and 8 feet shower hose included.
  • Heat and water flow can be controlled easily.
  • It comes with the hose and regulator for the propane tank.

Cons:

  • Not suitable for indoor use.

Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower

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This is the best selling portable water heater on the market. It can produce 1.4 gallons of hot water per minute at its operating range of 20-80 psi. Eccotemp L5 portable tankless water heater comes with everything you need including a shower head, hose, vent shield, hose adapter, gas regulator, and instruction manual. Like the above model, it is operated by connecting to a standard garden hose and propane tank. The heating unit automatically ignites when water flow is turned on. Two “D” batteries are needed for the ignition. This water heater is great for camping trips since it’s very lightweight compared to similar models. This model also doesn’t come with Propane tank and “D” battery, you have to buy those separately.

Pros:

  • Very easy to operate and set up.
  • Works on any modified water system.
  • Battery-operated for use off the grid.
  • All necessary accessories are included.

Cons:

  • Not suitable for indoor use.

Amerrican Heat Tankless Shower Heater AHSH-2500

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Here comes a mini electric tankless water heater which is also known as HotSpot. You can install it anywhere with AC 110 Volts power supply and at least 25 psi inlet water flow. This shower heater can also be used as a portable unit by connecting it to a generator. With only 2.5 kW of electrical power, it can provide 1.5 GPM of continuous hot water. It will require more power if the inlet water temperature is less than 70F. You can attach your regular showerhead to its outlet and enjoy regular warm shower every day.

Pros:

  • Waterproof and very lightweight.
  • Both indoor and outdoor use.
  • No-leak guaranteed.
  • Compatible with any shower head.

Cons:

  • It can’t be installed using an extension cord.

CORAL MAX 220 Volt Electric Instant Hot Water Shower Head Heater

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If you want to get rid of all the plumbing works, smokes and extra piping, Coral Max 220 volt Electric Hot Shower Head Heater should satisfy your every desire. It comes with a free wall support/tube which costs $12.99. To operate this shower head heater you only need to connect it to any 110V outlet. The most interesting fact is that it is used in 80% of all families in Brazil. Coral Max works great even at the lowest pressure of 2 psi. Its efficient power management can save up to 25% of electric bills. A “Bidet” extra mini-showerhead connected to a 4′ inch mini hose is also included as free.

Pros:

  • Wall support/tube included.
  • Works great even at a very low water pressure.
  • Super energy efficient.
  • Mini shower head with hose included.

Cons:

  • Not found yet.

Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower by Wilson

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Here comes another portable tankless water heater which is run by liquid propane. Like previous models, it also features auto ignition with “D” battery. It weighs only 13 pounds, so it will be very easy to carry. This water heater requires a minimum of 20 PSI of water pressure. All necessary fittings and adapters are included in the package so that you can install and operate it easily. You only need to connect the heater to a propane tank and water hose. The water temperature can be adjusted between 80-150 F. This tankless water heater also works with a 12-volt pump.

Pros:

  • Includes regulator hose with adapter and shower head.
  • Battery-operated for use off the grid.
  • Very easy to setup and operate.
  • It can be hooked up easily to a pressure washer.

Cons:

  • Not suitable for indoor uses.
Model Flow Rate Min-Max Pressure Power Source Price
Camp Chef HWD5 Triton Hot Water Heater 1.5 GPM 25-80 PSI Liquid Propane $135.79
Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower 1.4 GPM 20-80 psi Liquid Propane $97.32
Amerrican Heat Tankless Shower Heater AHSH-2500 1.5 GPM 25-150 psi AC 110 Volts
2.5 kW
$105
Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower by Wilson 1.3 GPM 20-100 psi Liquid Propane $120
CORAL MAX 220 Volt Electric Instant Hot Water Shower Head Heater 1.5 2-150 psi AC 220 volts
3.9 kW
$35