If you read our article on eco-friendly toilet paper, then you’ll know how lousy toilet paper is for the environment. National Geographic estimates that worldwide 27,000 trees are flushed down the toilet each day, and that’s a stat from 2010, so it’s likely to be a lot worse now.
Portable bidets are here to change all that. They (almost) eliminate the need for toilet paper using water to do the job instead.
Portable bidets function in the much the same way as a traditional bidet does, but because they use a small bottle as a water source instead of your water pipes, they can be carried around and used on the go.
There are three main types of portable bidets – handheld, battery operated and bottle caps. I’ve picked out the best portable bidets from each category, plus a bonus travel bidet at the end!
Best Portable Bidets – Handheld
Arguably the most common type of portable bidet is a handheld bidet. These are specially designed plastic bottles with a long, angled nozzle attached. You fill the bottle with water and then squeeze to release the stream of water.
Advantages of handheld bidets
- large capacity
- range of different sizes, so easy to find one that suits your needs
Disadvantages of handheld bidets
- some may find it challenging to squeeze the bottle hard enough
- the angle of the nozzle generally isn’t adjustable
- can leak
Who should use a handheld bidet?
These are the best portable bidets for people who only want one temporarily due to surgery or childbirth. They aren’t too expensive, and some are made of medical-grade plastics.
They’re great for use at home or while out and about and are an affordable option for anyone looking for a budget travel bidet to carry around with them throughout the day.
Handheld bidets are less convenient for anyone who might have difficulty squeezing the bottle, such as someone with reduced hand mobility.
Peri’s Button Operated Portable Bidet
Peri’s portable bidets bridge the gap between handheld and electric bidets.
They have a unique design that means you don’t have to squeeze them like other handheld bidets. Instead, there’s a button on the bottom which you push down to release the water. The button is easy to control, and the water comes out at a constant speed.
Furthermore, it comes with two removable nozzles, one angled one for personal use and a straight one that could be used on a baby.
The portable bidet is made using food-grade material and has a decent capacity of 500ml. The clear bottles mean it’s easy to see how much water you’ve used.
If you like the button design, you should also check out this portable bidet from Fujisho.
- Two nozzles
- Button operated
- Large capacity
- Less compact than other options
QLav Extra Large Portable Bidet
If you’re looking for a large portable bidet, this is a great option. It has a very impressive capacity of 1200ml, more than double the average travel bidet capacity.
Because the bidet can hold so much water, it can also double as a travel shower making it a good choice for camping trips.
The ergonomically designed bottle has no moving parts and is made from medical grade plastic. QLav says this makes their product extremely durable with some lasting up to 10 years.
Another design feature worth mentioning is the wider-than-average bottle shape. This makes the bottle easier to grip and squeeze hard enough to get a high-pressure water stream.
- Made in the USA
- Large capacity
- Less compact than other models
- Size can’t be reduced for storage
Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet
Brondell portable bidets have a uniquely designed nozzle head to minimize mess and make it easy to aim.
The nozzle can be turned upside down and stored in the bottle when you’re finished using it.
The travel bidet has a metal airlock on the bottom, which helps you get a consistent pressurized spray, even when the bottle isn’t full.
Users have noted that the nozzle will also fit onto plastic water bottles, so you can use it to create a makeshift bidet.
- Mess free nozzle
- Airlock Technology
- Easy storage
- Travel bag has the logo on, so less discreet
Happy Bottom Travel Bidet
Happy bottom bidets have a slim bottle design that’s easy to grip and squeeze with one hand.
Furthermore, the bottle uses airlock technology, which means you can get a good, pressurized stream of water from the bottle without much effort.
The nozzle is retractable for easy storage, and you get a travel bag included.
The bottle is made from non-toxic EVA plastic and comes in 4 different colors, grey and three different blues.
- Slim bottle design
- Airlock technology
- Retractable nozzle
- Travel bag has the logo on, so less discreet
HAPPYPO Easy Portable Bidet
If you’re looking for a stylish portable bidet, then Happy Po has you covered. Designed in Germany in 2017, this brand says they’re already stocked in ‘almost every German zero waste shop’.
The nozzle has a nine-hole spray pattern for good coverage. However, there’s no airlock technology.
The bottle has a 300ml capacity meaning it’s small enough to be easily packed in luggage or a bag.
It’s is BPA-free, and there are three different colors to pick from white, pink, and blue.
- Stylish design
- BPA free
- Nine hole spray pattern
- Nozzle has to be stored separately
- Small capacity
Pearson’s Portable Travel Bidet With Extra Long Nozzle
Pearson’s travel bidet boasts an extra-long 9-inch curved nozzle – very useful for cleaning hard to reach places. It also makes this the best portable bidet for overweight people.
Furthermore, the small bottle makes this bidet an excellent option for on-the-go use or travel.
If you find the 200ml capacity isn’t sufficient but want the long nozzle, you can always purchase a larger squeezy bottle and attached the nozzle to that.
- Long nozzle
- Travel size
- Limited capacity
Bio Bidet The Palm TP70
This travel bidet has a long 7.5-inch nozzle designed to make sure you don’t have to put your hands anywhere near the toilet.
The nozzle retracts back into the bottle for storage, so you don’t have to unscrew the lid, potentially getting your belongings wet.
The flow and pressure of the portable bidet are regulated by airlock technology. To prevent leaks, you just need to put your finger over the hole.
- Airlock technology
- Long & retractable nozzle
- Less compact than other models
Tesh Tesh Collapsable Travel Bidet
Tesh Tesh portable bidets have a unique collapsable design making them one of the best bidets for travel. The bidet won’t take up ANY room in your bag and has a very decent capacity of 600ml when expanded.
The lid has a locking system that means the bidet won’t leak if you want to store water in it for something like a hike or camping trip.
The travel bidets are made from food-grade silicone, an eco-friendly, recyclable, and BPA-free material. There are three different color options, green, pink, and blue.
- Collapsible for easy storage
- Large capacity
- Watertight lid
- Shorter nozzle makes it slightly harder to aim than other models
Best Battery Operated Portable Bidets
An alternative to a handheld portable bidet is a battery-operated portable bidet. Instead of having to squeeze a plastic bottle to get the water out, with portable electric bidets, you just have to press a button.
Advantages of battery-operated bidets:
- no squeezing required, very easy to use
- the angle of the nozzle is usually adjustable
- can have different flow patterns
- water will always come out at a constant speed
- compact storage good for on the go use
- powerful sprays
Disadvantages of battery-operated bidets:
- smaller capacities
- noisier than a manual bidet
- most require batteries
- higher price points
Who should use an electric travel bidet?
These are the best portable bidets for older adults and people with reduced mobility because they don’t require any strength or movement to operate.
If you’re after a budget-friendly portable bidet, then I suggest using one of the other options as electric bidets often carry higher price points.
Panasonic Battery Operated Portable Bidet
This Panasonic is battery operated and compact, making it perfect for travel. The nozzle is retractable for secure storage, and you can adjust the angle so it’s comfortable for you.
The bidet has two different cleaning speeds to pick from, high (350 ml/min) and low (230 ml/min). These are relatively powerful speeds, which means you should feel cleaner quicker.
Another cool feature of this bidet is that it comes with two adaptors. You can use these to connect the electric nozzle to a water bottle and increase the 130ml capacity. The two adaptors are different sizes so they’ll fit a wide range of bottles.
You can pick from 4 different colors red, black, purple and green.
- Light and compact
- Two cleaning speeds
- Device isn’t waterproof
Hibbent Portable Electric Bidet With USB Charger
The majority of battery-operated travel bidets are powered by single-use batteries, and you have to spend money replacing them. But the Hibbent portable electric bidet is rechargeable.
It comes with a USB charger so you can charge it on the go and not worry about it running out of battery while you’re away. The USB port is covered with a waterproof cover.
The bidet has two spray functions powered by a low noise motor for discreet use. The folding nozzle is adjustable up to 180 degrees.
It also comes with an adaptor to fit the nozzle to a plastic bottle increasing the 165ml capacity.
The Bio offers another USB charged travel bidet with an impressive capacity of 230ml.
- Quiet operation
- Two spray settings
- Difficult to replace battery
GUSTYLE 2nd Generation Battery Powered Travel Bidet
Gustyle is a very affordable option.
This second-generation travel bidet has improved pressure stability for an even flow of water. There are two flow settings, high (150 ml/min) and low (110 ml/min).
The nozzle is adjustable and swivels 180 degrees for ease of use whatever you’re doing. It’s also waterproof for easy cleaning.
The travel bidet is made from non-toxic high-quality silicone and ABS materials, so it’s safe to use with children.
- Angle adjustable nozzle
- Less powerful than other models
TOTO Battery Operated Travel Bidet
It has the largest capacity of all the battery-operated bidets I’ve featured at 180ml but is still very compact.
Like the other options, TOTO’s bidet has two different spray settings, soft and regular so you can choose which one is more comfortable. The regular setting should be pressurized enough for most cleaning needs.
TOTO suggests filling the bidet with warm water for an even more comfortable experience.
The nozzle’s angle is adjustable as with the other electric travel bidets, and it comes with a carry case.
- Two washing modes
- Large capacity
- Adjustable nozzle
- Doesn’t come with bottle adaptor(s)
Best Portable Bidets – Bottle Tops
The third type of portable bidet is bidet caps. You can put the cap on a standard plastic bottle to turn it into a bidet.
Advantages of bottle top bidets
- Small, lightweight, and discreet
- Very convenient for on-the-go use, can be used with any plastic bottle
Disadvantages of bottle top bidets
- Squeezing a plastic bottle can be noisy
- Smaller nozzle length may make the bidet harder to use
Who should use them?
These are the best portable bidets for camping or hiking due to the lightweight design, which means they won’t take up any room in your bags.
If you plan on using the bidet mainly at home, then one of the handheld or electric portable bidets would be a better option because they generally have special features, such as air locking technology, that make them more efficient.
CuloClean Bottle Top Travel Bidets
CulcoClean claims they have designed the most discreet travel bidet on the market.
It’s a small black cap that will fit most commercial plastic bottles. The cap has several different ring sizes to ensure a snug fit.
The bidet caps are so small (1.4 inches tall) that they’ll even fit in your pocket. Furthermore, they’re very lightweight (20g) making them perfect for hikers or carry-on luggage.
- Discreet and portable
- Will fit virtually any plastic bottle
- Can be hard to position correctly
UYICOO Bottle Top Portable Bidets
These portable bidets are less discreet, but they have an angled design which Uniycoo say makes them easier to use.
They’re made of medical-grade silicone which is safe, soft, and durable. The pliable material means you can squeeze these into small spaces in your pocket or bag for storage without having to worry about them losing their shape.
The graduated rings at the bottom of the portable bidet ensure they can fit in any sized bottle.
- Angled for an easy aim
- Very compact
- Will fit virtually any bottle
- Not the most powerful option
Bonus Handheld Portable Bidet Water Sprayer
Rechargeable Battery Powered Bidet Attachment
This bidet combines all the benefits of a traditional toilet bidet attachment, with 100% portability.
You simply fill any container with water, put the end of the hose in the water and you’ll have a powerful spray suitable for any cleaning need you can imagine. This includes cleaning up after going to the toilet, showering, or even cleaning your boots after a day of hiking.
This collapsible bucket is a convenient accessory that you can use as an on the go container.
The travel bidet comes with a USB charger, a suction cup to attach the bidet to walls, an o-ring to ensure the spray head is watertight, and a 6 ft hose.
It’s a handy tool to have with you on outdoor adventures where you might not have access to a toilet or a shower for extended periods. Or if you’re looking for a bidet that’s suitable for temporary accommodation.
- Unlimited capacity
- Powerful spray
- Less compact
- Needs a water container to use as a source
Advantages Of Portable Bidets
Portable bidets are great for reducing our reliance on toilet paper, but they have some other significant advantages as well.
On The Go Use
As their name suggests, travel bidets can be used on the go, meaning even when you’re using a public toilet, you won’t need to reach for the toilet paper.
They’re great accessories for travel, whether you’re flying abroad on a plane or going camping. They can also come in useful when you can’t use a regular bidet, i,e if you live in an RV or have a composting toilet.
Toilet paper can be abrasive and irritate your skin, leaving it more exposed to infection-causing bacteria. Furthermore, dry wiping can leave residue behind.
Water is more efficient because it doesn’t move any residue around.
Lastly, because there’s less movement involved in using a portable bidet, they give independence to people who may otherwise require assistance to use the toilet.
This includes people with arthritis in their hands or someone who has just had surgery. They’re also great for anyone who has sensitive private parts, such as new mums.
How To Use A Portable Bidet
All three portable bidet types use similar mechanics and you use them in the same way. The process is very similar to how you would use a bidet sprayer.
- fill the bottle up with water, you can use whatever temperature water you like, but warm water is generally the most comfortable
- secure the nozzle
- if the bidet you’re using has an airlock hole (some handheld bidets do), then you’ll need to place your finger over the hole to stop the bidet from leaking while you use the toilet
- when you’re done going to the toilet turn the bidet upside down, position it how you want and spray until you feel clean.
- once you’re done cleaning, if you feel the need, you can use a sheet of (preferably eco-friendly) toilet paper to wipe yourself dry. Or, if you’re feeling extra eco-friendly, you can use reusable toilet paper to dry yourself.
If you’re using a handheld or bottle cap bidet, you’ll usually have to squeeze the bottle to get a well-pressurized spray, whereas with an electric bidet you just need to press a button.
Portable Bidet Buying Guide
When shopping for a travel bidet, these are some of the most essential features to consider.
Type Of Bidet
This is a fairly obvious one, but you first need to decide whether you want a handheld portable bidet or a battery-powered bidet.
Electric travel bidets require less effort to use but have smaller capacities and are more expensive. Handheld bidets are cheaper but have lower water pressures as they’re manually operated.
You should think about how much water you’re likely to use in one sitting and then look for a portable bidet that has at least that capacity. You don’t want to run out of water before you have finished cleaning yourself!
Nozzle Length / Angle
Generally, longer nozzles require less reach to get them in position. The angle of the nozzle is also crucial for easy aiming. Some handheld bidets come with several nozzles that have different angles. If you opt for a battery-operated bidet, then the angle of the arm is usually adjustable.
What you plan to use the bidet for will influence how much you care about the bidet’s size. If you plan to be carrying it around all day in a small bag, then you’ll want to opt for a smaller, lighter one.
This only applies to handheld devices. It’s a technology that helps ensure the bidet provides a well pressurized constant flow of water, making the cleaning process more efficient. However, as there’s a small hole in the bottom of the bidet, airlock technology can make the device prone to leakage.