Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I use SweatTent?
Please check your local fire department rules and regulations with regard to portable outdoor fireplaces. In most states you can legally use SweatTent in the backyard of your single-family home. ONLY USE SWEATTENT OUTDOORS at least 2 feet away from structures, brush, and low-hanging branches.
What prevents SweatTent from blowing over in the wind?
Make sure to secure your tent to the ground to prevent it from blowing over in the wind! The tent has a skirt running along both the inside and outside. It is best to weigh down the skirt with weights such as cinder blocks, bricks, rocks etc. It also comes with ground stakes and ropes to tie down and secure further.
Does SweatTent release any chemicals? What is the tent made of?
No. SweatTent is made of Oxford 210D Nylon that is rated to 300°F, meaning it will not melt or leach chemicals at 200°F (the approximate highest temperature our saunas go). The tent windows are made of a high-temperature performance TPU. We put our saunas through testing using the highest quality, USA NIST calibrated equipment on the market from Forensics Detectors. Our test results show that when SweatTent is heated to 200°F there are zero concentrations of CO or VOCs present in the air.
Can you leave SweatTent outside permanently?
Yes, you can leave it up permanently. SweatTent is made from a durable, weather-resistant fabric and includes a weatherproof roof cover. However, we do recommend packing it up for storage inside during times of extreme weather.
Does SweatTent smell? How do you clean it?
It does not smell, and there is not much cleaning required. Moisture runs down the sides of the tent walls. You can spray it down with a hose if you like!
What are the assembled dimensions?
SweatTent measures 6ft (L) x 6ft (W) x 7ft (H). The tent skirt that runs along the outside of the tent adds another 6 inches to the footprint on each side.
Tips for operating the stove?
When you are first starting the fire, fully open the rectangular air intake vent at the bottom of your tent to ensure fresh air is always coming into the stove. Also make sure the stove’s air control vent located on the debris tray is in the open position so that the maximum amount of air can get into the stove. Then light a fire in the stove using fire starter pellets/squares and 1 piece of dry hardwood firewood (maximum 16 inches long - we recommend using 12 inch long pieces). Close the stove door and latch it shut. Let the fire get going and run for about 15 minutes, then open the stove door and add 1-2 additional pieces of wood. Close the stove door and latch it shut. Wait another 15 minutes. Now your SweatTent should be nice and hot (180°F-200°F). You can now slide the air control vent into a halfway open position to slow the burn rate of your fuel.
Is it okay for the stove to turn red hot?
Yes, the metal stove and chimney pipe may become red hot in use - this is completely normal and expected. Do not worry, your stove can handle it and you're not in danger. If the red glow concerns you, simply restrict airflow to the stove to slow down the burn rate.