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Portable Paradise: Inflatable Hot Tub For A Spa-Like Camping Experience

When’s the last time you spent a few relaxing minutes lounging in a hot tub? Felt pretty good, didn’t it? It would be fantastic if you could have a hot tub-like experience while camping.

Unfortunately, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a hot tub in even the largest and most expensive of RVs. We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘think outside the box’. What if that were changed to, ‘think outside the RV?’

At a little over 8 pounds per gallon, water isn’t something you want to have to carry around a lot of. A full 225 gallon hot tub would weigh a bit under a ton. The answer: bring a portable, collapsible hot tub with you!

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Portable Hot Tub That’s Just Perfect For Camping

Made with 18 oz. vinyl walls and 20 oz. vinyl floors, the Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub ($550) and frame weighs 20 pounds unfilled.

Nomad camping tub
Freestyle Photography

You’re a boondocker? Don’t worry, use their recommended Honda WX10 portable water pump. It’ll fill the 225 gallon hot tub in less than 10 minutes.

Using a portable hot tub
The Original Nomad

If you want to use the hot tub during winter, you can purchase an optional heating coil for an extra cozy soaking experience.

Hot tub outdoor in winter
The Original Nomad

The heating coil ($625) uses either propane or firewood as fuel, while 1.25″ stainless steel tubing allows water to circulate without an additional external pump – all you need to provide is the heat source! Learn more about how the process works here: thermosyphon.

With its 60 inch diameter, you and several (close) friends can sit comfortably side by side.

People sitting in hot tub
The Original Nomad

It seems you’d probably want to get the heater for this portable hot tub, though. Stepping into a vat of frigid water wouldn’t be much fun!

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