For in-house and off-grid use alike, a traditional top-down shower still probably makes the most sense – in the first case, there is no reason not to, and in the second case, gravity makes a strong reason to stick to convention.

That said, the portability of this bottom-up variant – the ViteoShower – makes it a great idea for backyards, decks and other temporary outdoor situations where water (with pressure) is readily available.

The pressure-activated design is easy to setup and attach, and turns on when you step onto the platform – no fuss, no muss, and little by way of moving parts or breakable elements making it a robust design that is simple to deploy.

Ultimately, it may not provide the same full experience as a normal shower, but could be a great way to let people rinse off in partial attire after a beach volleyball game or dip in the ocean.