Manufacturer: P-Mate USA
MSRP: $5.95 / pack of 5
When I got the opportunity to review the P-Mate USA product, I knew it would be awkward, but if I could help one lady comfortably pee out in the wild it would be worth it. We all know guys have it easy in this department, but for women, peeing in the outdoors can get a little… well, messy.
A clean, available bathroom is not always in sight when nature calls. Learned out of necessity, I take pride in being a pretty good squatter; in fact my friends know I will pee pretty much anywhere if I need (discretely of course). As the mother of two daughters, peeing outdoors is also a skill that they learned early in life; now that they’re adults they’ve thanked me many times for this life skill that has come in handy many, many times. Some ladies just can’t seem to squat without peeing on their clothes or shoes. The P-mate takes the mess out of peeing.
Constructed of disposable, wax coated paper the P-Mate is designed for single use. Because of the wax coating, it will not get soggy nor leak. My first impression was that it was larger than I expected, but upon using the product, the size is efficient.
How it works:
- The P-Mate comes folded, in a package of 5. Because they’re flat, you can stick them anywhere. They each also have a “fold line” if you wanted to further fold them to stick one in your pocket.
- If wearing pants, you’ll have to loosen/unzip your pants, slide your underwear over to one side, place the P-mate and pee. Skirts make it easier, but there was no issue using this while wearing jeans.
- Once peeing, your pee will run out of the front of the P-Mate. Avoid aiming at your shoes. Because the top is covered, you don’t have to worry about splashing or your shirt accidentally falling into the stream.
- Dispose of your P-Mate properly. If you carry it in, carry it out. I’d recommend keeping a Ziploc for sanitary removal once you’ve used one. P-Mates are NOT flushable so please dispose of them properly.
Places I’ve put P-Mates for future use: my purse, backpack, glove compartment of each truck, my saddle bag, golf bag.
Keeping P-Mates in your glove box means they will be ready when you need them.
Uses: Golfing, trail riding, hiking, hunting, biking, birding, long car trips, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, or anytime a clean toilet facility isn’t available.
Overall Impression: This is great for those ladies who either can’t or won’t squat in the woods. Since I tested the P-Mate in the winter, I did appreciate that I didn’t have to pull my pants all the way down; that was an unexpected bonus that I may not have realized if I had tested these during warmer weather. The P-Mate works as directed and fills a need for the outdoor loving female. It was easy to carry and easy to use. Make sure you have a zip lock bag or something to put the used product in; this will keep your personal belongings from getting a little wet in your bag until you can properly dispose of your used P-Mates.
The P-Mate slips easily into a pocket.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the P-Mate for free from P-Mate USA in consideration for a gear review