urination device for women kayakers?
Posted by: old_user on Mar-17-10 9:00 PM (EST) Category: Other Gear
Looking for recommendations on the female urinal options out there. I'm looking for one that is useable for peeing while in the boat-in other words, while sitting. Most that I have seen are for standing up. I'd like one that I can slip inside my drysuit zipper while I am in the boat (and put the exit end into a bottle). I have one now-a hospital type with an attachment for women but it isn't fool proof and leaks if you use it while sitting. HELP!!!!
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That is so funny...|
Posted by: pharaohess on Mar-17-10 9:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: Celia on Mar-18-10 8:27 AM (EST)
If you are talking about going thru a guy's p-zip, Campmor (campmor.com) has a small device (FUD) that I have found works pretty well. Best standing, but it'll work in other positions once you get used to it. I don't know if there are bags that specifically go with it, but then again if you deal with that like maost guys all you need is something that'll catch it long enough to empty into the water.
female urination device|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-19-10 8:10 AM (EST)
Yes, I am talking about going thru the lower zipper a drysuit or in warmer conditions, just into shorts or a layer of fleece. My problem has been finding one that works while you are in the boat-standing isn't a problem, just being in the boat and not having anywhere to land and really needing to pee. thanks, ws
Posted by: JerrySmith on Mar-19-10 8:26 AM (EST)
I have a device I bought, but haven't tried, at REI.
Totally uncalled for.....littering.|
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Mar-19-10 9:45 AM (EST)
REI sells the Sani-fem Freshette|
Posted by: Just1more on Mar-19-10 10:47 AM (EST)
I have failed miserably with this one although i gave up a little too easily. I understand it takes practice and is supposedly a good product. Might be worth a look-see.
That's I think I have|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-19-10 11:40 AM (EST)
Really have to look at the box sometime...
Posted by: mjflores on Mar-21-10 4:03 PM (EST)
I believe it was a joke..lighten up!
Posted by: slushpaddler on Mar-22-10 8:35 PM (EST)
Almost slipped my me.
Tinkle tavern to go...|
Posted by: KathyShoaf on Mar-21-10 1:50 AM (EST)
I've looked at some of the devices out there for women and was wondering about them. I know this is going to sound goofy but I was worrying about overflowing the devices. At my age I have to go and go and go. I don't want to have to go and have a full device and it spill in my yak. Even though I have a SOT I don't want my perfume to be Crystal Tinkle.
Posted by: yooperchic on Mar-21-10 10:53 AM (EST)
This is a new product that I saw at Canoecopia; silicone, very small and portable, and forms a seal against your body. It's not exactly what you're looking for, maybe, as it doesn't come with a receptacle for collecting urine, but it might be possible to adapt something. It's certainly better than those horrible hard plastic things sold at the drugstore.
Looks questionable with a dry suit|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-22-10 9:57 AM (EST)
The Freshette has a longer tube you can pull out - it's not clear from the ad whether the GoGirl has one. This is critical with a dry suit p-zip.
Plastic molding - check for defects|
Posted by: paddlingpika on Mar-21-10 8:10 PM (EST)
In retrospect this is obvious, but I tried a new FUD, Whiz Freedom I think, without first checking the exit tube. Turned out that in the manufacturing process it ended up sealed at the exit end - overflows quickly that way! Easy to cut away the extra bit of plastic, but sure would have been less messy if I'd noticed that first.
For a minute there...|
Posted by: pharaohess on Mar-21-10 9:07 PM (EST)
I loved that "Go Girl" and was like, man wish I got that instead with the soft silicone and how it'd fit there all nice...Then I watched the demo and realized, you still need a toilet with that! I thought for a second, hmm, does it go over the can...No...But hmm, can I use that can...Then I realized, that can won't hold much...And you still need a toilet for that thing! So that wouldn't be practical for me...Nor was it what she here was asking about, cuz again, not practical as you still need a toilet with it!
Go girl and a plastic bottle...|
Posted by: ctyaker on Mar-22-10 8:12 AM (EST)
with a secure cap. That's what I got for my wife.
Limiting part is the tube/funnel|
Posted by: suzanneh on Mar-22-10 4:21 PM (EST)
Nothing works really well seated in a kayak and through front relief zipper. Basic problem is that the funnel is lower than the zipper and so what happens when you are done and want to get the funnel out...
Posted by: old_user on Mar-22-10 8:01 PM (EST)
has a solution. Might be expensive though.
psst - a secret|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Mar-22-10 8:37 PM (EST)
(ladies: there really is no clean way for a man to pee while sitting in a kayak, either)
Posted by: suzanneh on Mar-22-10 8:58 PM (EST)
Not that is a dirty little secret...
well you know men...|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Mar-22-10 9:20 PM (EST)
..."dirty" is a relative term.
this has been most informative|
Posted by: beckt on Mar-22-10 10:12 PM (EST)
I am going to eeek one more season out of my old drysuit - which has no zipper to pee... I have evolved the mantra - if ya gotta pee ya gotta pee and I have been able to do so in some of the most unlikely circumstances. The only thing that worries me is not the convenience of peeing- but having to possibly take layers off in bad weather (rain) and getting my underlayers wet, and thus getting chilled. I don't think I like the idea of the full butt zipper. But, will keep an open mind as I make my decision on where to have a zipper.
that's the real issue|
Posted by: suzanneh on Mar-23-10 8:03 AM (EST)
"The only thing that worries me is not the convenience of peeing- but having to possibly take layers off in bad weather (rain) and getting my underlayers wet, and thus getting chilled."
Pulling the suit down?|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-23-10 9:26 AM (EST)
my response was to beckt|
Posted by: suzanneh on Mar-23-10 1:19 PM (EST)
Celia -my response was to beckt who is eeking out the year in an old suit without any relief zipper.
Same here, and don't forget the skirt|
Posted by: pikabike on Mar-23-10 10:47 AM (EST)
I have no pee zip on my drysuit. This means I have to remove the PFD and sprayskirt, open the main zipper, plus extract myself from neck gasket and one wrist gasket.
So no drop seat either then?|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-23-10 10:56 AM (EST)
Posted by: pikabike on Mar-23-10 11:05 AM (EST)
No zipper other than the main suit zipper. Too bad we can't pee through a finger!
ha ha ha ... i agree! no more problems!|
Posted by: thirstyturtle on Mar-23-10 1:32 PM (EST)
Freshette and sitting|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-28-10 1:08 PM (EST)
OK - I have an answer to this one from a paddle yesterday. Replace boat with car, but I was careful to really note how things matched up with possible positions in a kayak.
Posted by: mjflores on Mar-28-10 2:14 PM (EST)
30 replies on this one...really? How about just dont suck down 3 mocha lattes before going kayaking? Why do chicks always have to go to the bathroom? I'm pretty sure women and men have the same size bladders, guys aren't always sitting cross-legged and asking for you to find a place so they can pee. Cmon. Just paddle over to shore and find a bush to go behind. Special cloths, with special zippers, urine containers, self composting female urine fresh wipes. Just take a leak before you go, go easy on the green tea with rose hips while you're paddling around out there, and if ya have to go you're never too far from a shore with bushes, woods, etc.
Posted by: Celia on Mar-28-10 10:30 PM (EST)
You cool it on the stereotypes.
Men have larger bladders than women do|
Posted by: pikabike on Mar-28-10 10:37 PM (EST)
Mjflores , dude, you just brought some|
Posted by: Angell on Mar-29-10 12:40 AM (EST)
major karma down on yourself! Obviously, you are not yet into your fifties or sixties . . . but when you get there, you will have a compassionate understanding of this discussion.
Posted by: mjflores on Mar-29-10 6:15 AM (EST)
A viable option for long paddles|
Posted by: cD1 on Mar-28-10 8:19 PM (EST)
This may be the place to confess this...|
Posted by: yooperchic on Mar-29-10 5:44 PM (EST)
While paddling on Florida Bay out of Flamingo in the Everglades, I got stuck having to pee during low tide, way out from shore. Too muddy a bottom to get out, though the water was shallow. I managed to brace myself with my paddle off the bottom, and after a thorough look-around for nearby boats, stick my hinders over the cockpit edge and take care of business. I was very proud of myself.