So I've already been on this forum ranting & raving about the Diva Cup, which is LIFE CHANGING! But this winter I discovered a little device that is even grander.....The PStyle! Sold by the same company (they also sell Luna Pads), this little beauty (available in several colors, the most spectacular of which is PINK!) will change the way you pee in the woods forever! My husband and I belong to a quail hunting club composed primarily of men in their 70-80's. Needless to say the outhouse isn't exactly an inviting or impeccable place to visit, so I started to research. After multiple uses I can tell you that it is pretty much fool proof. It is even hard and smooth enough to use as a squeegee when you are finished. For those Doubting Thomas's out there, the only "failures" so far have been A. Using it backwards in the middle of the night. Not recommended. B. Peeing like a racehorse. Just dial the volume down a notch. C. No, you can't use it THROUGH your underwear...
I did all the research on various of these at one point. I need to pull the trigger and get something. So much easier when traveling and dealing with icky loos. Also maybe a bit better when the skeeters are thick...
Rebecca, I too had been researching them for a few years and finally had to just e'mail my husband one day and say, "PStyle Pink Please!". Additional bonus: So he has one of those old plastic bottles that we used to use for water back before some genius decided they would kill us all with toxic chemicals - the old, whitish, discolored ones remember? Well he never travels without one......because that way he doesn't have to get out of the tent in the middle of the night, if you get my drift? Well now I don't have to get out in the middle of the night either! Though that does cut into the 3 a.m. stargazing
I haven’t tried this style. I have a pibella and I love it. The only accidents I’ve had have been when I’m in a hurry and I try to stop too soon. Well, user error. Duh! 😏 But really, anytime I’m out working on the ranch I carry it in my pocket.
Reporting: I was unable to get a Pibella in time for our current trip to Patagonia, but I bought the Shee-Wee, which is equally well—reviewed, and I have to say: Totally worth it. It does take a little practice, though I only experimented a couple of times at home with no issues, before bringing it on our trip. I’ve been using it a LOT, as we’ve been driving and hiking in areas where there is often little cover and quite a few people.
Pros: reasonably discreet peeing; you do have to open your pants (and I have found it’s easier when the pants have a fly; pull-ons require pulling down a lot and unless they are very stretch may have to be pulled down over your bum, which kind of defeats the purpose). Quick and easy clean-up. I carry a bandana with it and use the Shee-Wee to squeegee any drips, then dry everything, including the device, with the bandana. Note: it comes with an extension for use when wearing a lot of clothes. I haven’t tested that yet, but I can definitely see it being needed when wearing a snowsuit
Cons: It can be hard to pee standing up. I find I don’t empty my bladder as fully when standing, so I have to pee more often (this could be partly a matter of individual anatomy). Also: you have to pay attention. A failure to position the thing correctly can result in hiking for the next couple of miles in wet clothes.
Overall: I probably won’t take it on pack trips in the Sierra, where we are usually alone and it’s easy to find a place to squat. But I will definitely carry it on road trips (do you have any idea how many miles it is between trees on US 50 in Nevada?) and when hiking in populous areas, or places without cover (it will go with me to Mt. Blanc for sure, ditto to Nepal).
I still want to buy a Pibella and compare, as I think that one is a little more compact.
ETA: I got the Shee-Wee Flexi, which is made of silicone and is soft and a little larger than the original.