With portability being key in my review of female urinals, I am going to focus on the two modern types of portable toilets for women: REUSABLE and DISPOSABLE. They both function in very similar ways. Which one you choose will be based on your personal preferences.
There are other types of portable urinals for women, such as the more traditional bedpans and urinals, which are a great solution for the elderly/bedridden but are not being reviewed here for numerous reasons. First, they are bulkier and need to be poured out which makes them less desirable where portability is concerned. Second, the less expensive jug styles do not get good reviews (they don't conform to a woman's body as well). Third, to find a high quality traditional urinal that works well, you will have to pay a lot more. Finally, bedpans, of course, are just not very convenient. Keep in mind that the funnel style spout on many of these urinals, as you will see, can be placed inside a jug if you do need flexibility and a way to contain the urine, like when you are in a vehicle.
Also, don't forget when reviewing the options below that toilet paper is still an issue. Yes...we all still need toilet paper...so here is my tip: Bring tissue in your pocket (or a roll) and ziplock baggies...a sanitary way to dispose of the paper, and you can pack it in, pack it out if using in the back country. We even use this method with portable camping toilets, for easy emptying.
So it is time to move on to finding the right urinal for you - so you won't have to desperately search for a rest area sign when on the road!