The Best Portable Bidets for Traveling
While Europe and Asia have long been accustomed to bidets, a toilet attachment or bowl that cleans you with a spritz of water in place of using toilet paper, Americans are only just getting into them.
For those who've grown accustomed to the bidet experience at home (count this writer among them), there's now a way to maintain that fresh feeling on the road: travel bidets — and the technology is simple. Usually a light, squeezable bottle with a long neck and spray nozzle, portable bidets are easy to use and pack, and they tend to be affordable. There are even electric bidets, some with multiple stream speeds and stylish features, though those will cost you more.
If you're going on a short-ish trip and just want something to keep you clean, or if you're bidet-curious and want to see how it feels, then the best overall option is the Brondell GoSpa travel bidet. It's a simple bottle-style travel bidet with a removable nozzle that's easy to use and clean, and it comes with a useful bag. For more options, keep reading to find the best travel bidet for your trips.
- Best Overall: Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet at Amazon
- Best Electric: Mighty Rock Meidong Portable Travel Bidet at Amazon
- Best Collapsible: Tushy Travel Bidet at Tushy
- Best for Camping: CuloClean 2pcs Portable Bidet at Amazon
- Most Stylish: Blaux Electric Portable Bidet Sprayer at Amazon
- Best Bum Gun: Luoov Electric Portable Bidet at Amazon
- Largest Size: Vowcarol Portal Bidet Sprayer at Amazon
T+L's Top Picks
Best Overall: Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet
Best Electric: Mighty Rock Meidong Portable Travel Bidet
Best Collapsible: Tushy Travel Bidet
Best for Camping: CuloClean 2pcs Portable Bidet
Most Stylish: Blaux Electric Portable Bidet Sprayer
Best Bum Gun: Luoov Electric Portable Bidet
Largest Size: Vowcarol Portal Bidet Sprayer
Tips for Buying a Travel Bidet
Prioritize ease of use
Bidet-curious people will find manual, squeeze-bottle style travel bidets easy to use and an affordable entry point to the world of cleaning yourself with water. For power-users and bidet crusaders, electric bidets are an investment in comfort and possibly style. Whichever you choose, make sure it's light, compact, and that you put it in some form of a cleanable bag.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is a travel bidet useful?
It can be hard to go back to just toilet paper once you've used a bidet. (I say that from experience.) So the answer is any time you leave the house. It's especially useful, though, in situations where you might not have toilet paper, such as camping or backpacking, or in places where bidets are the norm.
How do you use a travel bidet?
All travel bidets must be filled with water, so twist off the nozzle and go over to the tap and fill it up. Then twist the head back on tight and, if there's the option, adjust the nozzle to the angle you prefer. When seated on the toilet, do your business, and then lean a bit to one side so you can slide or angle the nozzle, aiming where you need to. Gently squeeze the bottle.
If it's an electric bidet, press the "on" button after the nozzle is directed in the right position. When finished, wipe dry with a small amount of toilet paper.
Why Trust Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure writers are shopping and product experts who use personal experience and expert recommendations to choose the best items for shoppers. For this article, writer Joel Balsam, a passionate advocate for bidets and a world traveler (in that order), reviewed and selected the industry's most popular portable bidets.
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