Based out of a shop in Portland, Oregon, The Original Nomad is a company inspired by the great outdoors and the creative, adventure seeking human spirit.
The team at The Original Nomad has crafted up something truly amazing for those looking to live in the lap of luxury whether their floating down the Colorado or circumnavigating the world by truck.
That's right, it's a hot tub. Actually, it's a hot "soaking" tub, minus the jets that you're used to in a standard jacuzzi. The most notable feature of this beauty is its ability to bring water temps up to and above 100F with zero electricity.
The Nomad Collapsible Tub's heater coil is a hot water on demand unit that can be heated with propane, natural gas (typically for permanent tub installations) or firewood. It’s constructed from 1.25" stainless steel and uses thermo-syphoning to circulate the water, so no water pump is needed.
The Nomad Collapsible Tub alone is 5' in diameter and stands 2' tall. Packed up, the Tub slips into a 14" x 16" x 30" duffel bag making it a portable oasis for river runners and overland travelers. If you do the math, you'll quickly discover that this thing holds a lot of water; so don't plan on taking it on a desert adventure.
The Original Nomad recommends using a Honda WX10 gas powered water pump, but shelling out another $400 to get water into this thing seems pricey. Although we don't have one of these tubs sitting in the back of the truck just yet, we've already worked out a solution for remote pumping alternatives using DC power, batteries, solar panels and submersible bilge pumps.
If you're considering adding something special to your overland rig or next riverside campsite, check out the The Nomad Collapsible Tub and make your next base camp a backcountry resort.