For over 2,000 years, the people of Finland have been using saunas in their daily routines. In fact, “sauna” is the only widespread word in the English dictionary that’s Finnish in origin. Invented in the Nordic nation to keep warm during winter, these multi-person smokehouses were originally set inside pits in the ground, where stones were put in either a stove or fireplace. Once heated, water was thrown on the stones, thus creating steam that filled the air.
In today’s world, saunas are often taken for granted. Many people may not realize that using these steam rooms is more about promoting good health than it is a luxury of warmth and relaxation. From muscle recovery to detoxification to even improving our quality of sleep, saunas have plenty of benefits that should be accessible to people even if they don’t have the money to install one in their homes.
One such product that’s helping to improve our approach to a sauna routine is SweatTent, an affordable, all-weather portable sauna that can be set up in your backyard or campsite in as little as 3 minutes. Made from dual-layer insulated Oxford 210D nylon to withstand rain, winds, and snow, the walls of the SweatTent house a stainless steel wood fire stove that can reach up to 200°F in just 30 minutes. A chimney and temperature control vents are included to maximize your experience inside.
Currently funding through Indiegogo, the SweatTent can be purchased for the early-bird price of $1,099, with shipments expected for May of this year.