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.

Does it work in cold climates?

Yes! Our tents are constructed with two layers of durable fabric with one layer of insulation in-between that retains heat very well, even in colder climates. When used properly, Sweat Tent will maintain temperatures of 180°F+ in temperatures as low as 10°F.

What prevents SweatTent from blowing over in the wind?

Sweat Tent has a built-in skirt running along both the interior and exterior of the base. We recommend weighing down the skirt with heavy weights such as cinder blocks, bricks, or sandbags. It also comes with ground stakes and ropes to tie it down and secure it further in windier conditions.

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 and drains onto the ground. Any residual moisture is evaporated due to the high heat inside the tent. We recommend emptying the ash tray and removing excess soot from the chimney after every 3-4 uses.

What are the assembled dimensions?

SweatTent measures 6ft (L) x 6ft (W) x 7ft (H). The tent skirt that runs along the exterior of the tent adds another 6 inches to the footprint on each side.

Tips for operating the stove?

Ensure the rectangular air intake vent at the bottom of your tent is open to allow fresh air to continuously flow into the front of your stove. Also make sure the air control vent on the ash tray is in the fully open position. Light a fire in the stove using fire starter squares and 1-2 pieces 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 before opening the stove door and adding another 1-2 pieces of hardwood firewood. Close the stove door, latch it shut, and wait another 15 minutes. Now your SweatTent should be nice and hot (180°F-200°F). If it's not, pull the ash tray out slightly and/or add another piece of wood.

Is it okay for the stove to turn red hot?

Your stove and chimney pipe may become red hot in use. Do not worry, you're not in danger. However, we do not recommend over-firing your stove like this very often, as it could damage the stove. To reduce the likelihood of over-firing your stove, you will want to restrict airflow to the stove to slow the burn rate of your firewood, as well as use no more than 4 pieces of split wood at a time in the fire chamber.

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