Brondell GS-70 GoSpa Review

The Brondell GS-70 GoSpa

Brondell’s GoSpa is a functional travel bidet with a large bottle and adequate spray pressure.

Current price and more photos.

ProsCons
Good spray pressure.Airlock leaks a bit.
Bumps on bottle help with grip.
Adequate water supply.
Travel bag doesn't advertise what's inside.

First, the basics:

  • About 7 inches long without the nozzle attached.
  • Nozzle is 5 inches long.
  • Comes with a detachable nozzle, 400ml squeeze bottle and a small carrying bag.
  • Non-electric (uses only your hand pressure to operate).
  • It comes only in purple/white as shown in the the attached picture.
  • Nozzle has a small hood and five holes for a focused stream with adequate pressure.
  • Utilizes an “airlock” to determine pressure.
    • This is a small hole on the bottom of  the squeeze bottle that you can cover with your finger to prevent water from leaking out of the nozzle when you are about to use the unit.
    • When you uncover the hole, you can squeeze the bidet while the hole acts as an air intake.  This should allow for a nice, steady stream with easily controllable pressure and also allows the bidet to re-inflate itself so that it can be more easily squeezed again.
    • Some water may (probably WILL) leak out of this if the bidet is right-side up.
  • Can be used with both warm and cold water (essentially whatever is available in the restroom!).
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Pros:

  • Good pressure.
    • The nozzle design has five small holes.  This keeps the stream focused and the pressure high.
  • Squeeze bottle is a decent size.
    • 400ml will be, in most cases, enough to finish the job for anyone without the need to suffer “the refill of shame”.
  • Bumps on bottle provide superior grip.
    • With leaky airlocks in portables, chances are, you’ll get your hands a bit wet.  Brondell has added thoughtful bumps along the middle of the bottle to aid with gripping the device.
  • The cost.
    • You won’t find a non-electric portable that will bankrupt you, but I always think it is worth mentioning that your out-and-about hygiene can be taken care of for such a modest price.
  • Nozzle angle.
    • Although some different (not more difficult) maneuvering is required compared to travel bidets with curved nozzles, it isn’t any harder to hit a bulls-eye with the Brondell.
  • Nozzle can be stored in the bottle.
    • Pop the top off, flip it over and it fits nicely into the bottle.  It can’t be screwed down or in any way attached in this configuration, so be sure you’ve emptied all water before attempting this advanced maneuver.
  • Long enough.
    • With a 7 inch bottle and a 5 inch nozzle, you will have plenty of buffer between yourself and the conflict area.
  • Carrying case isn’t THAT bad.
    • This comes down to Brondell not having the word “bidet” in their name (that’s all that’s on the bag: “Brondell”), so it leaves a little mystery as to what’s inside.

The Cons:

  • Leaky.
    • Another portable bidet with a leaky one way valve.
    • It seems impossible to get this right and wet hands are becoming a trademark of the travel bidet.

Final Thoughts:

Brondell has made a simple product that simply works.  There aren’t any bells, whistles or kazoos, but there are some grip bumps, a decent travel bag and an adequate water supply to get the job done.  The few nozzle holes also provide a bit more pressure than some other travel bidets, so if that’s most important to you, consider the Brondell GoSpa.

Check out more photos and the current price HERE.