Waste and Sanitation Supplies and Devices

The best waste and sanitation supplies and devices, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 17, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device Reviews

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The #1 item for when I need to go #2. The Deuce of Spades is a great little trowel that works like a charm. I wrap a bandana around the handle to make it a little easier to use. I received this as a prize from Trailspace for being a Reviewer of the Month. A quick note: I was initially hesitant to write this review, since this product is already well covered here on Trailspace (at the time of writing, there are six reviews, all 5-stars), but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Women be free! No more being scared to get out of your tent at midnight to pee. Women, we need to talk honestly. There are a lot of female urinary devices out there, and I found a favorite, the Pstyle. With the carrying case which has a carabiner to attach to my pack, the cost is about $23. I have been looking for a solution to crawling out of my tent at night, in the rain, to urinate. I tried just a plastic bag with disastrous results. With this sleek design, you just have to kneel on one knee,… Full review

Biffy Bag

rated 1 of 5 stars Not backpacker-friendly—too heavy after using; materials are too cumbersome for a "squat" position; smells for sure and not pleasant. It is not backpacker-friendly. It became extremely weighty after the gel was activated. It also just plain stunk. And who poops standing up straight? To squat to use created all this excess material and does not allow your waste to fall into the package. This in turn created too much handling of my waste and what to do with all that waist-tying plastic material… Full review

Biffy Bag

rated 1 of 5 stars Understand the concept of PI/PO and the need to diminish human waste impact on popular recreation areas. Who poops in that position? Can't use item in the kimchi squat. Why all that non-environmentally friendly plastic? Unpleasant odor. One of the joys of backpacking is realizing a diminishing weight to your pack as the trip goes on; this adds probably two pounds a day in weight due the the gel and waste together. We ended up just going on the ground and then shoveling it into the pack. Eliminate… Full review

Biffy Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product for backcountry camping. Small lightweight, helps keep the environment clean. Having been a backpacker for several years now I have had a few occasions to have to answer the call of nature while out in the backcountry. Let me tell you that is an experience. I've been in weather so cold you can't dig a proper cathole, or in areas too close to water.    So, after taking a Leave No Trace training course and hearing about this product I went right out and purchased a three pack. It's… Full review

Vargo Dig Dig Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very strong, durable, and functional backpacking potty shovel and spare tent stake with the added benefit of potentially being useful for a number of other applications on a backcountry trip or around camp. When I first received the Dig Dig Tool my general impression was that the design was very utilitarian/functional. After taking the Dig Dig Tool out on several trips I have found that it does a great job doing what it is intended to do, which is to dig catholes. Design and Construction… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2

rated 5 of 5 stars If you need to drop a deuce, pop a squat, pinch a loaf, or grunt a stinky in the woods, then TentLab's Deuce of Spades is just what you need. However, as an all-purpose multi-tool, there are limitations. I received this as a gift from Trailspace for being a Reviewer of the Month. Undoubtedly, the Deuce of Spades is an outstanding trowel. However SOME of Trailspace seem to feel this is the only piece of equipment you need in you pack. (I'm not naming names, but can you really trust reviews written… Full review

Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel

rated 5 of 5 stars Most of the titanium cat hole shovels weigh from .6 to 1.0 ounces, price around 30$, and they are short (about 6 inches), and not ergonomic . The Coghlan's is longer, more of a bulb planting garden trowel. It has a good handle for leverage and weighs 2 ounces . When lightening up gear, I figure about 10$ per ounce to upgrade is a fair price from old to new. The Backpackers Trowel vs the titanium is a 25 to 27$ per ounce cost. Not a good price to pay to lose one measly ounce. You decide. Strong plastic,… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight spade, and super dependable! Wanted to add to previous review, that I've used the TentLab spade for several months, and have dug down in shale, hard gravel, and packed dirt in Yosemite and Santa Barbara San Rafael Wilderness area, and have had no issues with it! Great tool, and super lightweight as mentioned. Love also the fact, as pointed out, it fits nicely next to water bottle! If you don't pack a bottle, my only suggestion is to be careful packing it the wrong way in your pack… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Camp Shovel/Trowel
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
GoGirl Female Urination Device
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel and Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Restop 2 for Solid Waste
$4 - $17
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Dig Dig Tool Camp Shovel/Trowel
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Sea to Summit iPood Pocket Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$12 - $24
Coghlan's Folding Shovel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$12 - $14
Whiz Freedom Zippered Carry Bag
Metolius Waste Case
$43 - $59
Restop RS510 Commode
Cleanwaste Poo-Powder Toilet Absorbent
Reliance Double Doodie Bags
$15 - $17
Whiz Freedom Extension Tube
Reliance Luggable Loo
Restop RS2000 Personal Lavatory System
Cleanwaste Poo RepAir
NRS Cleanwaste Toilet System
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #1 Camp Shovel/Trowel
Sani-Fem Freshette
Sea to Summit Pocket Trowel - Reinforced Nylon Camp Shovel/Trowel
$8 - $11
Reliance Fold to Go
$43 - $46
TravelJohn Disposable Urinals
Sea to Summit The Outhouse
Ultimate Survival Technologies U-Dig-It Shovel Camp Shovel/Trowel
Cleanwaste Portable Privacy Tent
$139 - $169
GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
Cleanwaste PETT Portable Toilet
$80 - $104
TravelJohn Solid Waste Collection Kit
Cleanwaste Go Anywhere Total System
$250 - $314
Restop RS510 Commode with Bags
Cleanwaste Toilet in a Bag
Reliance Hassock Portable Toilet
Cleanwaste Wag Bag
$3 - $304
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3 Camp Shovel/Trowel
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
$12 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Podsacs Waste Management System L
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Biffy Bag
Ultralight Backpacking Titanium Cathole Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$25 MSRP
Reliance Double Doodie Plus Bags
Cleanwaste Pee-Wee Portable Urine Bag
Coghlan's Personal Toilet Tissue
Metolius Wag Bag

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