8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person Backcountry Recreation
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person
8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 6-8 Person

8 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna - 6-8 Person

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  • 6 kW Electric Heater Included
  • Flat Floor, Bucket, Ladle & Backrest Included!
Our most popular sauna, now in Thermowood! Start your day with a clear mind and relaxed body by taking a sauna bath in our new Thermowood 6-person sauna. Makes a perfect addition to any backyard so get yours today and feel the stress melt off. Read More

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Simple Self Assembly

Designed with the home owner in mind our outdoor sauna kits are typically put together in 3-4 hours.

Easy Canada Wide Shipping

Affordable flat rate Canada & US shipping options.

Lifelong Relaxation

Bring the spa experience to the comfort of your own home with a outdoor sauna.

A SCANDINAVIAN TRADITION

Unwind and relax in your very own backyard sauna.

Quality Craftmanship

Our saunas are built for long-lasting durability and no detail is overlooked. Out outdoor saunas have unmatched quality, remarkable craftmanship and unparalleled beauty.

Electric Or Wood Heat

We have a number of available heaters that you can pair up with your sauna to make sure you get the features and functions you desire.

Product Description

8 Ft Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna - 6 Person

Need a hand? Give us a call at 1-877-446-3565 

Around the world, and particularly in Scandinavian countries, saunas have been used for thousands of years for their social and therapeutic benefits. 

Each Backcountry Scandinavian barrel sauna kit can be paired with either a wood-fired or electric heater of your choice and includes a wooden water bucket and ladle, sauna rocks, a combination thermometer/hydrometer gauge, interior seating benches, and lighting.

Our easy-to-follow instructions for self-assembly make setting up your barrel sauna a breeze. No special tools or carpentry skills are required, and our instructions are written with the DIY customer in mind. All lumber pieces are pre-cut, and assembly typically takes less than 3-4 hours. Upgrade your backyard or recreational property with a therapeutic Scandinavian barrel sauna. 

OUR SAUNA DESIGN

The Scandinavian barrel sauna is held in place by sturdy stainless steel bands and minimal fasteners (see photos). This system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract to form a tight seal, and the unit sits on polymer support cradles that loft the sauna’s undercarriage, off the ground (see photo). The Scandinavian barrel sauna design is noted for its efficiency, even distribution of heat, and visual appeal. The front sauna porch creates a visually appealing and useful outside sitting area — a place to hold towels or drinks or to serve as a relaxing place to cool off between sauna rounds.

MATERIALS

Proudly made from Scandinavian Thermowood! Thermowood is created by heat-treating Scandinavian softwood to temperatures ranging from 180 – 230° in special chamber kilns for up to 96 hours. Steam is a protective gas that helps prevent the wood from splitting and becoming damaged during treatment. Wood that has been heat -treated is much more porous than untreated wood, vastly improving its insulating properties. This process makes the perfect material for saunas!


Want to learn more about Thermowood? Check out our wood comparison page here

The door hinges, heater, fasteners, and bands are made of stainless steel. In addition, the sauna has a tempered, tinted full glass door with self-closing hinges.

PERFORMANCE

These saunas will heat quickly--to as much as 195 F (90 Celsius) in under an hour. Every Backcountry barrel sauna comes with either a wood-fired or electric stainless steel heater, water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, and combination thermometer/hygrometer so that you may begin enjoying the authentic sauna experience as soon as the assembly is complete. 

ATMOSPHERE

Soft interior lighting, opposite-facing benches that allow bathers to enjoy good conversation, and a sturdy heater fence made from aromatic cedar or pine scents, all promote the authentically relaxing Scandinavian sauna experience.

SHIPPING

We ship our saunas across Canada and the United States to sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam!


PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Pre-cut and grooved lumber, 1.5” thickness
  • 100% Thermowood
  • Choice of wood burning or electric heater
  • Tempered and tinted full glass door with stainless steel hinges
  • Stainless steel bands, hinges, heater, and fasteners
  • Interior explosion-proof light bulkhead (wiring should be sourced locally)
  • Wooden heater guard
  • Integral door handle/towel bar
  • Weather-resistant polymer support cradles
  • 2 opposite-facing benches for sitting or reclining
  • 1 x headrest and 1 x back cradle
  • Includes wooden water bucket & ladle, thermometer/hygrometer, and a sand timer
  • Please note: Bitumen roof shingles are sold separately as an add-on

    Product Specifications

    Product Diagram

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

     Seating Capacity 6-8 people depending on the seating arrangement as well as the size and proximity of the bathers
    Wood Type Scandanavian Thermowood
    Exterior Dimensions 94 ¾” L x 72 ¾” W x 76 ½” H
    Weight 1,150 lbs.
    Accessories Included Bucket and ladle, back rest, sauna rocks, light fixture
    Door Tempered glass door included
    Porch Not included
    Number of Cradles 3
    Heater Wood Burning or Electric
    Electrical Requirements

    110V for lighting and 240V for heater

    Wooden Crate
    96” L x 44” W x 33” H

     
    TOULE

    Available in 6kW & 9KW Models:  (6KW or 9KW Included with sauna purchase)

    For the price point vs quality it doesn't get much better than this! This heater is the best bang for your buck both in its reliability and features of this specific model (off board digital controls, timers, etc). 

    Pros
    - Auxiliary output controls for lights, fans etc.
    - Delayed Start Feature
    - Can be purchased with on heater controls or wall mount
    - Digital controller
    - Offered at a steep discount when purchased with a Backcountry sauna.

    Cons:
    - Not the most "attractive"
    - Wall mount model can be more difficult to install

    HARVIA KIP

    Available in 6kW & 8W 

    Harvia has been the biggest name in sauna heaters for over 70 years! The Harvia FLB model, made by Harvia in Finland, is a traditional Finnish-style wall-mounted sauna heater. What this one lacks in special and aesthetic features it makes up for in heat and getting the job done. 

    Pros:
    - Extremely reliable
    - Easy to use
    - Great for rental units or Airbnb's
    - Durable stainless steel components
    - ETL safety listed

    Cons: 
    - Expensive for so few features
    - No remote control

    HARVIA CILINDRO Available in  9KW Models

    The Harvia Cilindro PC90E electric sauna heater has an outer casing that is partially open at the front, allowing users to enjoy the benefits of a large stone surface and place the heater containing a massive amount of stones in a small space.

    Pros:
    - Extremely reliable
    - Can create lots of steam
    - Easy to use
    - Great for rental units or Airbnb's
    - Durable stainless steel components
    - ETL safety listed

    Cons
    - Can take longer to heat up the sauna due to the increased thermal mass of the rocks.

    HUUM HIVE MINI / DROP & HIVE

    Available in 6kW, 9kW, 11kW, 12kW Models

    These are one of our best sellers! What the HUUM line of products offers is a more traditional sauna experience by limiting metal and increasing total rock surface area. This provides a closer to wood fired experience with the reliability of electricity. Many of our customers prefer the design of the Huum as it is an accent piece against the backdrop of your high-quality wood sauna.

    Pros
    - Wifi Controller
    - HUGE amount thermal mass (rocks)
    - Looks fantastic
    - Auxiliry controls for fans, lights etc
    - Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards
    - Allows for extreme amounts of steam

    Cons
    - Will take longer to heat up the sauna
    - Can require some troubleshooting

     

    DELUXE OUTDOOR SHOWER

    Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?

    ADD A DELUXE OUTDOOR SHOWER $1048CAD

    OUTDOOR SHOWER

    Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?

    ADD AN OUTDOOR SHOWER $649CAD

    ROOF SHINGLES

    Protect your sauna from the elements and keep it looking its best for longer by protecting the wood with a shingled roof. We recommend adding these asphalt shingles to keep water off the sauna and increase the wood’s longevity. The shingles are black in color. Note* not installing a roof system of some sort may result in water seepage into the sauna.

    ADD ROOF SHIGNLES $349CAD

    REMOVABLE RAIN COVER

    Don't love the look of shingles? Prefer the natural look of wood? Consider a removable rain cover that can be put on or taken off depending on the weather.

    ADD A RAIN COVER $149CAD

    FLAT FLOORING KIT

    Turn the round bottom of your barrel sauna into a flat floor. Just like our sauna, this flooring is made with the highest quality wood and designed to fit all our barrel saunas. Upgrade your sauna experience with flat flooring.

    ADD A FLAT FLOORING KIT
    INCLUDED

    SAUNA BUCKET & LADLE

    (May be different than pictured due to availability) 

    INCLUDED

    SAUNA BACKREST

    Relax against this beautifully crafted Dynamic Canadian Hemlock S-Shaped ergonomic backrest, the ultimate accessory to your sauna! The S-Shaped ergonomic backrest. The backrest is not intended for sitting or standing on. Its weight capacity is 275 pounds. No assembly required.

    INCLUDED

    Our wooden saunas come with a 1-year limited warranty. Our Harvia Electric Sauna Heaters and Harvia Sauna Stoves also come with a 1-year limited warranty. Please refer to: https://www.backcountryrecreation.com/pages/warranty

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