You may have heard about bidets that are built into a bathroom or attached to a toilet seat. But using a bidet doesn’t always have to involve high costs, installation, or much additional space.
A portable bidet is a great option for you if you want more flexibility than a traditional bidet or to keep your hygiene up when you’re on the go. That’s why portable bidets are such a popular option for travelers and people who lead active lifestyles.
But with so many different models out there, it can be difficult to choose. To help you out, I’ve tested four best-selling non-electric portable bidets. So, without further ado, let’s dig into the 4 models (listed below in no particular order).
1. Bio Bidet Pearl
The Pearl Travel Bidet from Bio Bidet (also known as Bio Bidet A-70) is one of the larger items on this list, but its ergonomic shape and telescoping nozzle make it feel compact and slim. The included case feels thin and water-resistant and has a drawstring across the top. If you properly and fully empty your bidet, you should be able to store this unit easily and without any leakage.
The device itself includes an ergonomic, easy-to-squeeze 450 ml water container, a lid that easily screws on, and a hole in its center where a straw-like nozzle protrudes. The nozzle has 7 small holes on the edge of its side which helps to distribute the water evenly when you spray.
There is a small metal airlock located on the bottom of the bottle that you can cover with your finger while the unit is upside down. This helps to prevent water leakage and allows you to better control the flow of water.
You can use the Pearl from both the front and back of your body, making it a versatile option for all. The bidet is intuitive and easy to use. Simply unscrew the cap, fill the receptacle with water, and replace the cap. You can then pry the nozzle straw with your fingers and fully elongate it. Simply twist and click the nozzle and the device is ready to go.
I found the Pearl quite easy to squeeze and soft. The plastic has an almost rubber-like consistency, which makes it easy to hold. The downside to this is that the water pressure wasn’t as strong as a traditional bidet, since there is less resistance when squeezing out the water. Overall, lower water pressure is a fair trade-off for a bottle that is ergonomic, easy to squeeze, consistent, and long-lasting.
2. Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet
Brondell has a well-earned reputation for its line of bidet seats. But it also makes a number of portable bidet models. The GoSpa Travel Bidet (also known as the Brondell GS-70) well deserves the moniker since its among the best selling and easiest of travel bidets you can take anywhere. It’s also on the larger side but has a rounded top that slims out the overall design.
The 400ml bottle is about 6.5 inches tall, with a screw-on-nozzle that extends about an additional 3.5. It’s compact, made of easy-to-squeeze plastic that seems fairly durable for all that. It’s helpful that the bottle has a band of textured dots in the middle that help ensure a firm grip, especially if the device gets wet during use.
The screw-on-nozzle fully separates from the bottle and can be placed upside down in the bottle for more efficient storage when it’s not in use. It would be a nice improvement if Brondell would modify the screw-on-nozzle a little so that it screws in upside down rather than simply hanging loose, but that’s a minor item on my wish list.
That “minor” claim is especially true as the GoSpa comes with a little carrying bag that is thin, translucent, and water-resistant. It has a drawstring cord that can be tied and secured. Put it inside and that will prevent the wand from wandering.
The bottle’s opening is not a wide mouth and is about the circumference of a plastic water bottle, so you’ll need to be careful when pouring water in so you don’t spill.
The GoSpa bidet is easy to fill and use. Simply remove the cap, fill it with water, replace the nozzle cap. Place your finger on the small metal airlock on the bottom of the bottle to block off any air and avoid leaking. Put the bidet in its position and it’s ready to go.
The five spray holes on the nozzle provide a consistent spray that is wide and can provide even coverage. The coverage was a surprisingly wider range than other travel bidets I tried, which was great for a quick refresher.
3. Tushy Travel
The TUSHY Travel has a sleek and modern design with a matte black finish. It’s also one of the slimmest and most lightweight travel bidets on the market. The bottle is easy to grip due to its rubberized texture. It’s also an accordion-style collapsable bottle that can be easily tucked away in your luggage or carry-on.
It comes with a carabiner and carrying case, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to carrying your Tushy Travel Bidet around.
The flat nozzle is a flip-top style and has 3 holes for spraying water out of. It’s shorter than other nozzles on this list, and is only about 1.5 inches in length.
The Tushy Travel is one of the simplest ones to use in this list. Simply expand the bottle, add water, twist the top back on, flip up the nozzle, and your Tushy bidet is ready for use.
Since the nozzle is much shorter than the above travel bidets, you will need to hold this device much closer to the area that you’re rinsing. This may require a bit of clever positioning in the bathroom. The attached carabiner also freely hangs and dangles, so it might be a good idea to remove it before using it.
The CuloClean travel bidet is the simplest bidet on this list but is surprisingly easy to use and effective. It comes with three pieces; a bottle, a rubber stopper spray cap, and a twist-off cap.
The bottle is plain, white, and medium-sized in comparison to other travel bidets. The nozzle is designed as a rubber stopper cap with a narrow slit on the side that allows the water to spray out.
It has a narrow opening which is more difficult to fill than a wide mouth unit. It can also be a bit tricky to insert the rubberized cap. It doesn’t “click”, “pop”, or twist into place like other bidet nozzles on this list. So you’ll need to be sure that it’s securely fastened by giving it a good hard push.
It doesn’t get any easier than the CuloClean bidet when it comes to simplicity of use. Simply fill the bottle, pop the rubberized nozzle on top, and it’s ready to be used.
The bottle is smooth and doesn’t offer a lot of grip, but it’s very easy to squeeze and has excellent strong water pressure. Even though it doesn’t have an extending nozzle to give you some distance between you and the bidet, it still feels like a good distance without holding the bottle too close to the area you’re spraying.
Which Portable Bidet is the Best?
And the winner is…..
….the Bio Bidet Pearl!
For me personally this is the best non-electric portable bidet because it is the most durable, has the best aim, and is the easiest to use. Its telescoping nozzle gives you the full range of a traditional bidet while collapsing back into its container for travel. It also has the most nozzle openings, which gives you a powerful stream of water over the entire area you’re aiming for.
It didn’t require any special positioning or maneuvering to get the bidet at the right angle and position and was very intuitive to use.
The grip has texture and it’s easy to squeeze. I felt that I was able to get the longest continuous stream of water, so there were no worries about needing to pause and refill the device.
Lastly, I found this portable bidet to be aesthetically pleasing. When it comes to bathroom supplies, style isn’t usually the main focus, but it’s nice to have something that isn’t gray or white. The slim curved design and light blue color give it a modern and sleek look.
The Runner Up
The TUSHY Travel comes in a close second because it is the most portable and has excellent pressure, but it can be difficult to use if you don’t have good aim. With a few tweaks to the design, I think it could be the perfect portable bidet.
All four of these portable bidet devices performed better than I had expected and are a great value for the price.
If you’re looking for high pressure, the CuloClean model is for you. If grip and stability are important to you, the Brondell GoSpa is best. Tushy’s design is sleek modern and small, making it a truly portable option. And the Bio Bidet Pearl provides ultimate comfort and flexibility with its telescoping nozzle.