With Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, and Lil Wayne, it’s no wonder this year’s Outside Lands will likely welcome 200,000 attendees.
Though it is some festival-goers’ favorite place to stay, there is no official camping for Outside Lands since it’s smack in the middle of San Francisco in Golden Gate Park. However, there are plenty of camping grounds in the Bay Area that will keep you close to all the festival action on all three days.
Whether you choose to camp at Bicentennial, Hawk Camp, Haypress, Kirby Cove, or Rob Hill, remember that Outside Lands welcomes about 40,000 to 60,000 people each day. Many of those attendees will also be camping out at the nearby campsites, which means long lines everywhere, including the facilities.
Fortunately, there’s a portable bathroom solution that allows you to skip the lines and avoid the dreaded porta-potties.
Why You Should Bring a Pop-Up Shelter, Commode, and Waste Bags
By bringing a personal lavatory system, you’ll have all your bathroom facility needs within reach anytime you need them. With the RESTOP Lightspeed 3-in-1 Privacy Shelter, you’ve got enough headroom and floor space to change, set up a portable commode, or even a shower. It has ceiling windows for light and ventilation; it even has interior pockets and a clothesline for towels. There’s plenty of space to turn the tent into your private restroom stall; all you have to do is add a commode system.
The RESTOP Commode System comes with the commode, a full-size flexible toilet seat, a top-locking gamma lid, and a supply of waste bags. Waste Bag is an industry standard term that stands for ‘Waste Alleviation and Gelling’ Bag. To turn the commode into a toilet, you simply line it with a waste bag and do your business as usual. When you’re done, just take the bag out of the commode, seal it shut, and throw it away in a regular trash can.
RESTOP waste bags are odor-free, puncture-proof, and spill-proof. The RESTOP RS1 is for urine while the RS2 is for both liquid and solid waste. The waste bags contain a unique blend of polymers and enzymes convert waste into a deodorized gel. Thanks to the bag’s patented triple layer barrier “bag within a bag” design, the waste is not only neutralized but safely contained. Because they’re made using non-toxic materials, they’re landfill safe.
If you also want to skip the communal showers at the campgrounds, which are notorious for fungus and a source for bacterial infections, you can upgrade your portable lavatory system with the award-winning NEMO Helio Shower. Weighing only 3 lbs, the NEMO Helio Shower is unlike gravity camp showers that need to be hung overhead and produce miserable water pressure. The Helio rests on the ground and comes with a 7-foot hose, delivering pressure that’s strong enough for you to shower with ease.