Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater Review



The Eccotemp L5 is one of the most popular outdoor water heaters to come from the manufacturers. The portable tankless water heater can generate over 1 gallon of hot water in just a minute. But what makes it really standout is the fact that it supersedes its competitors when it comes to convenience in portability and use.

It’s compact, energy efficient, and has everything in the box to make it ready to use once you purchase it. It can be used both indoors and outdoors without a hassle, which is why it’s the best selling model in the market. But does it really honor the price tag? Let’s find out!

Important Features and Specs

The Eccotemp L5 portable tankless water heater comes with a lightweight and compact body that allows you to have hot water just about anywhere. The unit features a hose, shower head, garden hose adaptor, and LP regulator. In other words, you basically have everything in the box to use the water heater indoors as well as outdoors.To operate the water heater, you need a minimum of 20 PSI water pressure, which means municipal water will very well do.

You will also need access to 12 volt Flo-jet water pumps, propane, and 2 D cell batteries.The Eccotemp L5 water heater weighs only 13 pounds, which accounts for its portability. It’s quite compact in size, as mentioned before, and has dimension measurements at 20 x 4.5 x 12 inches.This allows it to be one of the smaller models in the market today.

This allows you to easy set it up in cabins, mobile homes, and other outdoor spaces. It also runs on batteries, which means you won’t need an electricity connection to use it outdoors. The shower nozzle comes with different options to give you a relaxed and soothing hot bathe in the great outdoors.The water heater is quite easy to set up and is very user friendly as well.

All you have to do is connect the heater to the propane tank and an appropriate garden hose nozzle and you’re ready to use it outdoors. The automatic ignition system will release hot water within seconds on turning the tap on. You can also set different temperatures by simply turning the knob.The Eccotemp L5 also supports a multiple spray system which allows you to choose between different pressure levels.

It can heat water from 80 degrees to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just about adequate for even some of the colder parts of the world. After 20 minutes, the Eccotemp L5 will shut down automatically, saving your battery from extensive use down the road. With the box, you will basically get a heater body, gas regulator, vent shield, shower nozzle, hardware, hose set, garden adapter house, and a manual.


  • Lightweight, compact, and highly convenient
  • Easy to use and set up
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Energy and cost efficient
  • Battery operated – this allows users to use the water heater at even remote places.


  • Does require specific water pressure (minimum 20 PSI, maximum 10 PSI)
  • Not very practical in large homes
  • Not practical with multiple users
  • Lightweight and compact body accounts for standard hardware material.

Who Should Buy

If you are an outdoor person who goes a lot on camping trips, visits the beach often, or has a pool that needs a hot rinse off shower, then the Eccotemp L5 is the ideal portable tankless water heater for you. It’s basically a water heater that all of us should have who feel the need to go outside and have a bit of fun every now and then. It’s ideal for use by the swimming pool or in cabin home.

It can also be used just about anywhere you can think of.If you need a portable water heater that can be used by a group of people, then this is not the type for you. The fact that it produces 1 gallon of hot water pretty much states that it’s ideal for one, maybe two people at one time. The Eccotemp L5 also comes in handy to people who have pets that need a hot wash every now and then.


The Eccotemp L5 is definitely a stereotype breaking water heater, but then it does have its gives. That being said, the relatively affordable price of the Eccotemp L5 makes it even more worthwhile for individual use. It comes with a one year limited warranty on its parts, but from the reviews, you would’ve figured it out that it’s one of those water heaters that won’t become obsolete anytime soon. You couldn’t ask for more from a water heater that is portable, compact, highly efficient, and above all, delivers hot water against the backdrop of the outdoors.