I was recently chatting to a friend about music festivals and she said she could appreciate they would be a lot of fun, but the horror stories she has heard about the toilets have always put her off, it doesn’t help that all those horror stories are true.
No one enjoys those little blue cubicles of doom (and those that do should be avoided) so when another mate mentioned they use a Porta Potti (they have a camper van) and It got me thinking, maybe this could be the way forward. Thetford are the world market leaders in mobile sanitary systems, who hasn’t heard of a Porta Potti?
It might not be one of the most glamorous claims to fame but when the average adult can visit the loo up to 10 times a day (not considering any added alcohol) it certainly is an important one. The Thetford Porta Potti 365 is a comfortable and practical solution to avoiding those horror bogs, measuring up at 414 x 383 x 427mm it is nice and compact whilst housing a 21L waste holding tank and a 15L flush tank.
The Porta Potti doesn’t require connection to a drainage system or water supply making it suitable for just about anywhere, due to the design and chemicals used, it doesn’t smell, you may get a waft of the chemicals when opening the lid but that’s about it. The 365 weighs 4kg when empty and offers a seating height of 408mm, roughly the same height as a regular toilet, so sitting down feels normal (familiarity can be important for some shy toilet users).
The toilet can be flushed via a piston pump and then you just slide out the tank cover so everything falls into the waste tank, there is a level indicator on the waste holding tank, so you don’t have to risk an overflow. There isn’t a level indicator on the flush tank, but you can tell if it runs out and its simple to top up as the access cap is within easy reach. When it comes to emptying, detach the waste tank from the seat, find a toilet or chemical toilet waste disposal point, aim the long tube and press the button release, it is an easy and comfortable process, you can even aim and look away if you are squeamish. The Porta Potti 365 is a great choice for those looking for a way to swerve the festival toilets as well as using for a whole host of other occasions. RRP £65.99
- Comfortable, practical and durable
- No connection to drainage or water system needed
- Easy and discrete to empty
- Durable plastic
- Piston flushing system