Sauna Heater Comparison

Congratulation on deciding to buy a sauna! This page will help walk you through the different featues of all the sauna heaters we offer here at Backcountry Recreation. At the end of the day regardless of which sauna heater you select it will get the job done (just make sure to select the right size). Each sauna heater we offer we are proud to offer but some features are better suited for different people. Have questions? Give us a call! 877-446-3565

Economical, Durable, Standard Features 
TOULE

Available in 6kW & 9KW Models: $786 - $949 CAD

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
- Auxliery output controls for lights, fans etc.
- Delayed Start Feature
- Can be pruchased with on heater controls or wall mount
- Digital controller
- Offered at a steap discount when purcased with a Backcountry sauna.

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

Reliable, Manual, Time Tested
HARVIA KIP

Available in 6kW & 8W Models: $1199 - $1399 CAD

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

High Steam, Water Reservoir, Limited Lifetime Warranty
SAUNACORE - STEAM VAPORIZER

Available in 9KW Models: $1830 CAD

For our customers who like their saunas really steamy this is the unit we usually recommend. The Saunacore has industrial low-density silver solder Incoloy elements and a manual-fill water reservoir for continuous steam throughout your sauna session. This is also one of our most energy efficient models. 

Pros

- Long lasting stainles steel construction
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards
- Wall Mount. (corner or flat wall)
- Easy to use controls
- Built in water resevoir

Cons
:
- Timer makes a "ticking" sound

Efficient, Sleek, Versatile
HOMECRAFT H-SERIES

Available in 7.5KW & 9KW Models: $1199 - $1275 CAD

The Homecraft H-series residential sauna heater is the perfect quick and efficient electric heater for your sauna room. While many heaters take upwards of an hour to heat your room, the H-series heater is specifically designed for the perfect dry-sauna experience. Engineered with optimum air flow in mind this Homecraft heater will heat your room between 20-30 minutes. Built to last this heater is guaranteed to be the perfect fit for your traditional Sauna Room or barrel Sauna.

Pros
- Energy efficient
- Made in Canada
- Homecraft Manufacturers 2 year guarantee
- Comes with rocks included
- Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards

Cons
- Wall mount control will need a waterproof box for outdoor installaion

Rustic Look, High Stone Capacity, Low Metal Surface Area
HUUM Hive Mini

Available in 6kW, 9kW or 10.5kW 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

Cons
- Price
- Can require some troubleshooting

Rustic Look, High Stone Capacity, Wall Mounted
HUUM DROP

Available in 6kW and 9 KW Models

Very similar to the Huum Hive and Huum Hive Mini. The Huum Drop offers a round design that softens and livens up the angular interior of a classic sauna, giving it a touch of elegance. But DROP isn’t only about the looks. This compact wall-mounted heater can actually fit up to 55 kg of stones, exceeding most wood-burning stoves and guaranteeing long-lasting steam.

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

Cons
- Price
- Can require some troubleshooting

Our Promise

Outdoor saunas vary in quality & price, at Backcountry Recreation we will not produce our saunas out of materials we are not 100% confident will endure the test of time. We stick to the highest available wood grades and wont produce products out of anything but the best. We believe in offering affordable outdoor luxury and wont ever over price our products. We rarely offer discounts, but for good reason. We strive to offer the best possible pricing on the highest quality products 365 days a year.

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