Reliance Products Hassock Lightweight Self-Contained Portable Toilet

Last updated date: August 11, 2020

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Reliance Products Hassock Lightweight Self-Contained Portable Toilet

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the Reliance Products Reliance Products Hassock Lightweight Self-Contained Portable Toilet placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Portable Toilet for a detailed review of all the top portable toilets.

Expert Summarized Score
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,249 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Cleanup is very easy and fast. Uses a disposable bag. Can handle people of all sizes. Comfortable. Does not have an odor. Can handle toilet paper. Uses a bucket to hold waste.
- BestReviews
A hidden paper holder is integrated into the cover. Secondly, the cover is an inner splash cover, stopping any unwanted splash-backs when using from a height.
- The Tent Hub
It has a clean, simple, unobtrusive design. You wouldn’t even know it’s a toilet.
- Sunrise Specialty
The Hassock portable toilet really is lightweight, it weighs only 5 lbs. yet can accommodate a person weighing up to 300 lbs.
- Pick A Toilet
Inner splash cover keeps liquids and solids from touching your skin
- The Best Flushing Toilet
A little more care was given to the design of the toilet, and the seat is contoured for comfort with an inner splash cover and toilet paper holder to round out the extras.
- Best Toilet Guide
Comfortable on your behind thanks to a contoured seat
- Camp Away
It’s small and fully self-contained, but still user-friendly at 14.7 x 14 inches and features a removable lid with a handy, integrated toilet paper holder.
- HPR Online
The waste bucket is emptied easily by removing the toilet seat – without the risk of touching the waste.
- Toilet Center
What experts didn't like
This bucket is a little short for taller people to use comfortably.
- BestReviews
It’s a bit cumbersome to lug around because it’s not leak-proof and has no handles.
- Sunrise Specialty
Requires frequent changing and replacing of the bags inside
- The Best Flushing Toilet
The bag has to be brought separately but comes highly recommended if you want to keep the original product clean.
- Best Toilet Guide
Tends to slide easily and you cannot use just any kind of waste bag with it.
- Camp Away
Not as floor stable as heavier models
- HPR Online

From The Manufacturer

No more wandering in the dark with your spade or trying to find the nearest bathroom facility. Stay stress-free and feel secure with the Hassock Portable Toilet on-hand.

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An Overview On Portable Toilets

Outhouse. Latrine. Potty. John. Commode. There are seemingly endless synonyms for the toilet — the universally utilized piece of hardware used for the disposal of human waste.

Having a bathroom with a flushing toilet nearby when you need to go is the definition of convenience, but that may not always be the case, particularly if you’re traveling or in an area without running water when nature calls.

Luckily, there is a variety of portable toilets to satisfy your needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for a private portable toilet for bedside convenience, a van life adventure or an off-the-grid cabin, the options are wide-ranging. These toilets can also be used for natural emergencies, construction sites or to support those with incontinence issues.

The most basic bucket toilet is a canister fitted with a toilet seat and lid (you can even DIY your own) that you line with a plastic bag and empty when necessary (when it is full or starts to smell).

There are many gussied-up versions of the bucket model, which come with features like full-size toilet seats, integrated toilet paper holders and removable waste pails with lids. Meanwhile, there are lightweight portable toilets that fold flat when not in use for easy storage in small spaces, like a home closet or trunk of the car. These resemble a toilet seat on legs, and some require you to purchase your own waste pail.

Portable toilets with flush technology, which are often more of an investment, sport a two-compartment design with separate tanks for water and waste. These models, typically powered by pumps, allow users to flush and rinse the toilet bowl with the touch of a button. Sanitization chemicals can also be added to liquify the waste, and tank level indicators help users know when it’s time to empty.

Toilets with flush features are typically heavier than ones without. Basic foldable toilets weigh roughly between 2 and 7 pounds, while flush toilets can clock in at 10 to 30 pounds. The heavier construction of flush models makes them more popular for use in RVs.

Whether you choose a portable toilet with all of the bells and whistles or the most basic model, all of these products have the same purpose: To help you and your loved ones take care of business in the most comfortable, hygienic manner possible.

DWYM Fun Fact

  • American entrepreneur George Harding, co-founder of PolyJohn Enterprises Corporation, secured the first patent for a polyethylene plastic portable restroom in the 1960s. It was described as a portable toilet cabana that would be made out of plastic instead of wood or metal. Harding sold his invention throughout the U.S. and Canada by towing two toilet units across the countries on a trailer behind his car. PolyJohn still manufactures portable restrooms, as well as bathroom accessories, hand sanitizer stations, trailers and more.
  • “Everyone Poops” by Tarō Gomi, a book for children up to 3 years old, was originally published in Japanese in 1977. It showcases how creatures throughout the animal world deal with the realities of digestion. The book continues to bring joy to potty-training tots (and their parents) to this day.

The Portable Toilet Buying Guide

  • One thing to keep in mind when shopping for a portable toilet is the tank capacity, which can range from 1 to 9 gallons. The larger the tank, the less frequently the toilet will have to be emptied. If you plan to use it while traveling, consider how many individuals will use the device. Prepare to empty it more frequently if you have multiple users in your group.
  • Most portable toilets can support weights between 250 and 440 pounds.
  • Only one person can use the portable toilet at a time.
  • Keep your portable toilet out of direct sunlight and store it in a cool, dry place.
  • Sprinkle a layer of kitty litter on the bottom of the lined pail of your bucket toilet to soak up odors and promote absorption. You can also use wood stove fuel pellets. Do not sprinkle kitty litter or wooden pellets in a portable flush toilet.
  • Use your portable toilet on level ground, avoiding rocky areas and slopes.
  • Stock up on commode liners or waste bags. If you don’t use them, be prepared for a messier clean-up.
  • Always dispose of your waste properly at appropriate dumpsites to minimize the spread of disease (and to ensure you don’t ruin someone else’s day).
  • Be prepared to sanitize your hands after using a portable toilet (and after emptying and cleaning the device).
  • Mist your portable toilet with a disinfectant spray like Lysol to kill germs and keep it fresh.