I am pee challenged. Those who know me well, know that I have to stop every two seconds on road trips to use the lady’s room. I am quite the annoying road trip partner. My mom can attest to this wonderful quality I embody. It’s been this way since I was born I’m told. I’ve managed in my adult years to train my bladder to be okay with stopping every 4 seconds instead of 2, progress! Okay, but
really, now imagine this with hiking where you are rehydrating yourself constantly. I quickly started worrying about how I was going to pee. Imagining the annoying process of removing a 30 pound
pack, finding a spot in the woods, baring my entire bottom, and then peeing all over myself. It sounded pretty unfun. Oh yes, did I mention I’m also squat challenged? I lived in South Korea for one year,
a place where public restrooms are still commonly the type that is a toilet hole in the floor made of porcelain. Yes, this is just what it sounds like. After squatting constantly for one year in non stretchy regular clothes, I still suck at this.
You can imagine my squeal of delight and relief when I came upon devices that help woman pee standing up! I debated between many of them and finally settled on the pStyle. It was super lightweight, only .6 ounces. Yes, you read correctly. It weighs under 1 ounce!! This is why another squeal of delight was released (Eric was wondering what I was doing at this point). Things that barely weigh anything and make your life easier is like finding treasure to the long-distance backpacker.
So, when pStyle not only agreed to send me one but also asked what color I wanted, I was ecstatic My pee troubles were about to be solved. But…I was still skeptical. How will this work exactly? Oh well, back to the really important decision of what color I want to pee on for 8 months.When only a week later my shiny new blue pStyle showed up at our door, another squeal was released and maybe some jumping around. I quickly ran upstairs and went into the bathroom. Coincidently, I had to pee. I decided the shower was a good place to practice. I don’t think I need to explain why. I pressed the product against my nether regions and peed away! You can check specific details on how to use the pStyle on their website: pStyle. To my delight, it worked! It really worked!!! I was so happy and relieved. This meant I could pee without taking my backpack off or baring my entire lower half to the elements. It also meant that my socks wouldn’t be soaked and yellow stained by the end of my first week in the woods. So, for women like me who may be pee challenged and I bet even for women who are pee experts, this product makes peeing life so much better.