Some Pros And Cons Of Portable Saunas

Whether you're at home or away, a personal portable sauna will allow you to enjoy the health benefits of sauna anywhere.


You can buy a portable infrared sauna or a portable steam sauna.


Let's look at some advantages and disadvantages of these mini "saunas" compared to full size saunas, in which most portable sauna reviews don’t cover.



Portable saunas are convenient and very easy to use. No tools are required for set up, and a standard outlet is all you'll need for power.


They're lightweight. Portable models usually weigh between 10 and 65 pounds. This makes it easy to move around or take with you on the go.


They're cheaper. The majority cost just a fraction of what a full size sauna would cost you.


No hot air to breathe. With most portable units you sit or lie (depending on the model) with your head remaining outside. This is a benefit if breathing in hot air is uncomfortable for you. There are models that include an optional head cover in case you do want to cover your entire body.


Quicker heating time. Heat up time is about 5 minutes. Full size saunas can take anywhere from 2 to 5 times longer.


They're compact. Portable saunas are not only simple to use; they're also easy to store because they don't take up much space. Some models are even foldable and you can store it in a corner or closet.



Two possible disadvantages come to mind...

  1. A portable mini sauna may not feel like a 'real' sauna. Some people really enjoy the intense heat within the enclosure of a traditional sauna. If you're one of these people, you probably won't enjoy a portable sauna nearly as much.


The heat build-up just won't compare.


  1. Another possible disadvantage is that the smaller structure may cause some people to feel a bit claustrophobic.


Compact saunas can't quite offer the experience of full size saunas, but...

If your main concern is to receive the health benefits of sauna, then a personal portable sauna in an option worth considering - especially if you want to save space and money.


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