The 8 Best Winter Tents with Stoves [2020 Buyer’s Guide]

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Winter can be a very harsh time to go camping. Aside from the difficulty of trudging through snow-covered terrain, spending too much time in the cold can quickly drain your strength and stamina. All of the winter clothes you’re wearing and additional supplies you’re hauling around makes it more difficult to move.

One of the best ways to recover from the cold is to ensure that you can stay warm in your shelter when you set up camp at the end of the day. A winter tent with a built-in stove is absolutely priceless.

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Check out our recommendations for the best winter tents with stoves.

Comparison Chart

Name

Price

Weight

Rating

Notes

$$$

79.4 lbs

11.4 ft; Double layer tent with an index of "UP" are set for a few minutes. An umbrella-type design allows you to quickly set up a tent on any terrain. This average tent with extended space perfect for fans of hunting, fishing and active rest in nature. It can easily fit three people for the night. This all-season tent.

$$$

85.9 lbs

16.6 ft; heavy duty rainproof windproof snow-proof large size(10ft to 20ft diameter) khaki cotton canvas bell tent with two stove jacket(top and down)

$$$

3.4 lbs

Material: 20D sil-coated nylon fabric that's light, durable and highly versatile, 2000mm waterproof rating with quality snag-free YKK zippers

$$$

60 lbs

13.1 ft; this camping tent comes with 5" stove hole which is fire-resistant and can be covered by flap when you no need it.

$$$

98 lbs

13 ft; The generous spacious design has Standard Wall height of 3' & Peak height over 9’ which makes the tent extremely comfortable as space can be utilized from all angles. 16 oz. poly-vinyl coated high density zipped-in groundsheet which can be removed and wall can be rolled up to allow maximum ventilation and cool breeze.

$$$

198 lbs

10' x 12'; Canvas Alpha Wall Tent includes the complete tent with Aluminum Frame, Rafter Angle Kit/Couplers and Free Floating PVC floor, NO NEED TO BUY THEM SEPARATELY! It also includes 5” Stove Jack with flap, Durable 3-layer storm, large triangular distinctive windows and all standard essentials packed in a waterproof tent bag for easy transport and storage when out for camping.

$$$

3.2 lbs

It only weight 3.2lb, Packs down small and comes with an ultra-compact compression bags so you can carry it easily in backpacking camping trips or take it to anywhere. It makes camping easier and more enjoyable.

$$$

81.6 lbs

16.4 ft; The yurt canvas tent comes with diameter 5inch stove hole on the top,which can be covered by long-lasting straps when it's no need anymore in spring or summer. this winter tent with stove jacket hole is a 4-season camping tent in fact.

The 8 Best Winter Tents with Stove

TOP PICK!

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

Oxford 240D

Frame Material

Aircraft-grade aluminum and steel

Capacity

5 People

Weight

51 lb (tent) + 22 lb (stove)

Folded Size

55 x 12 x 12 inches

Comes With A Stove?

Our top pick is this excellent dome-shaped winter tent from Russian-Bear, which comes bundled with a small wood stove. The benefit of getting a product that comes with a tent and stove packaged together is that they fit perfectly into each other. The designated spot for the stove has a removable floor and is reinforced with fireproof fabric, which should provide enough assurance that your tent won’t catch fire.

The rest of the tent is excellently designed. The Oxford 240D fabric has good water-resistance, while double-layer construction keeps condensation from forming on the internal walls of the tent. As with any other tent, the Russian-Bear winter tent has windows that can be opened up to allow for a cross breeze and are lined with no-see-um mesh to keep those pesky critters away. The green camo design is also a good choice that makes the tent easy to spot when setting up camp during winter.

This tent has been built to withstand the harshest weather conditions. It has more tie-down points and guy lines than any standard tent we’ve seen and is built with a durable but lightweight aviation-grade aluminum and steel frame. Even the door of the tent has a rigid frame and attaches to the rest of the tent using a hinge connector.

This tent comes packaged with a very well-designed wood stove. The stove is broken down into 14 pieces, so some assembly will be required once you set up camp. Fully assembled, the stove is large enough to heat up the entire tent and has ample surface at the top to cook your food. The stove also comes with protective screens at the sides to prevent anyone from getting burned.

The Russian-Bear Winter Tent is the kind of tent that you can rely on even in the most difficult winter conditions. All these premium features come at a price, though – this tent and stove bundle costs more than $1,000. At more than 70 pounds, it’s also a huge commitment to bring this tent on your winter trek.

PROS

  • Thick and durable canvas material
  • Double layer to avoid condensation
  • Comes with stove

CONS

  • Very heavy
  • Expensive
  • Takes a long time to set up

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

Khaki cotton canvas and PVC floor

Frame Material

No info

Capacity

8 People

Weight

83 lbs

Folded Size

No info

Comes With A Stove?

The Cotton Bell Tent from DANCHEL is one of the largest winter tents you can get that you can still carry around – although you might be pushing it with 83 pounds. The choice of khaki cotton fabric for the tent material gives this tent a unique heavy-duty characteristic at the price of making it far heavier than the other tents in this list.

This tent can fit up to eight people, although we recommend limiting the team to around five or six if you’re going to bring all your gear inside. A bathtub-style floor keeps you dry even in rainy or snowy weather. The interior space has all the usual trappings to keep you comfortable, including several mesh pockets and D-rings for an optional inner tent accessories.

What makes the Danchel Cotton Bell Tent is its two-stove jacket, which allows the stove vent to cut through both the wall of the tent and the removable roof cover. The stove jacket is lined with a heat-resistant material that has been tested up to 500 C without melting or burning.

One of the more compelling reasons to get this Cotton Bell Tent is the fact that it’s quite affordable considering its 8-person capacity. For a tent of this size and material selection, a price tag of less than $1,000 is great value. It may not be the best or the most portable winter tent with a stove, but it certainly offers value for money.

PROS

  • Thick and durable canvas material
  • Heat-resistant stove jacket
  • Bathtub floor design
  • Spacious for large crews
  • Cheap, considering the size

CONS

  • Very heavy fabric
  • Takes a long time to set up
  • Stove sold separately

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

20D silicon-coated nylon

Frame Material

No info

Capacity

1 Person Only

Weight

3.4 lbs

Folded Size

17.7 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches

Comes With A Stove?

The Iron Wall Stove Tent from OneTigris is proof that you don’t need to be traveling with a group to enjoy camping with a stove. In contrast to the extra-large tents we’ve listed above, this is just a one-person tent. At 3.4 pounds, it’s not much heavier or larger than a standard camping three-weather tent. It’s also appropriately cheap, although you will need to buy a camp stove separately.

Despite the one-person capacity declared by the manufacturer, the tipi design of the Iron Wall Stove Tent makes it feel comfortably spacious inside. If you’re camping in the summer and won’t need a stove in the tent, then you might even squeeze two people in there without feeling too cramped. The tipi shape also gives the tent a good amount of resiliency against strong winds and rainfall. There is a downside to the tipi design, though, which is the fact that it takes longer to set up than the usual dome or A-type tent.

The silicon-coated nylon fabric material of the tent has really good waterproofing complemented by the heat-taped seams. To keep condensation away while you sleep, an inner mesh lining separates the sleeping chamber from the outer tent fabric. The tent does not have any fabric at the bottom, though, so you may need to pack a tarp with you if you’re planning to camp in the winter.

The tent has a stove jack positioned right above a designated fireplace – a section of the tent that is separate from the mesh-lined sleeping chamber. It does not provide any fire protection, so you’ll need to be extra careful about keeping the tent fabric away from the stove.

PROS

  • Cheap
  • Small and lightweight

CONS

  • Not suitable when hiking in groups
  • Setting up takes a long time
  • No floor canvas
  • Stove sold separately

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

Cotton fabric

Frame Material

No info

Capacity

4 People

Weight

57.3 lbs

Folded Size

43.3 x 11.8 x 11.8 inches

Comes With A Stove?

Camping with family is fun but is always challenging, especially when you do it in winter. Fortunately, this Cotton Bell Tent from PlayDo was designed specifically for that purpose. The tent comes in three size variants, but the smallest one (4M) should comfortably fit a family of four.

Again, this is the type of tent that eschews portability for durability. The cotton canvas fabric is thick and heavy-duty, but it does make the tent exceptionally heavy and bulky. At 57 pounds, carrying it on your back during a hike isn’t impossible, but it’s going to be a slog. It also doesn’t come with a stove, so you can expect an additional 20 pounds if you are bringing a stove to your camp.

The roof of the tent comes with a built-in stove jack hole that is lined with a fire-resistant material. The hole can be covered with a flap when not needed. With the heavy-duty tent fabric, keeping warm inside this Cotton Bell Tent should be fairly easy even when there’s snow or rain. A removable PVC floor can be zipped up from the inside to keep you off the damp ground.

Aside from its exceptional performance as a winter tent, what we like the most about this tent is that it’s just as suitable on warm and sunny days. It has a two-door design that maximizes cross-breeze, provides easy entrance and exit, and gives your family a great view of the outdoors. The cotton canvas material plays a huge role in this because of how breathable it is.

PROS

  • Spacious interior
  • Heavy-duty tent fabric
  • Fire-resistant material at stove jack
  • Two-door design

CONS

  • Heavy and bulky
  • Stove sold separately

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

100% cotton canvas and heavy-duty PVC groundsheet

Frame Material

Galvanized steel

Capacity

3 People

Weight

76 lbs

Folded Size

39 x 14 x 11 inches

Comes With A Stove?

“Glamping” – or camping with a touch of greater convenience – is quickly becoming a thing. The glamping experience requires a certain level of luxury, which makes winter tents with stoves an excellent option. If you’re aiming for elegance, then we highly recommend this premium canvas bell tent with built-in stove jack from Whiteduck.

As with many other Whiteduck tents, this tent is made of 100% cotton canvas. Although this material choice makes the tent a lot heavier, it also gives it a higher level of durability against strong winds and rainfall. At 76 pounds, for the smallest size variant carrying the Whiteduck Luxury Avalon Tent on a hike isn’t impossible, but we wouldn’t recommend going on a long trek with it. The 4M version is the smallest option for this tent and should comfortably fit up to three people.

The integrated stove jack at the tent roof is lined with a vinyl fire-retardant material and can be sealed with a flap when not needed. The removable PVC groundsheet allows you to safely place a stove on a spot of bare ground while the rest of the tent is protected from the cold and moisture.

A nice modification that this tent introduces to the typical bell tent design is the A-frame door entrance. This makes the entrance of the tent very spacious and perfect for bringing in and out a large amount of gear and supplies.

If there’s a drawback to this tent, it’s the fact that it’s very heavy. If you’re traveling in a small group, you’ll need to be more creative in distributing the load between your team members, as the person carrying the tent probably will not be able to carry anything else. This Whiteduck tent is very comfortable, indeed, but it will make you work hard for it.

PROS

  • Heavy-duty canvas and frame material
  • Large entrance
  • Removable PVC floor

CONS

  • Very heavy and bulky
  • Stove sold separately

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

100% cotton canvas and heavy-duty PVC groundsheet

Frame Material

Anodized Aluminum

Capacity

8 People

Weight

105 lbs (tent) + 75 lbs (frame and floor)

Folded Size

No info (split between two bags)

Comes With A Stove?

This extra-large canvas tent has a vastly different use than the ultralight or four-person tents included in this list. Whiteduck offers this large canvas tent in four size variants, but the smallest one easily fits up to eight people. With almost 200 lbs. of total weight split into two bags, this isn’t the kind of camping tent that you strap on your back and hike hundreds of miles with. Rather, it’s more appropriate for long-term hunting, family camping, or “glamping.”

The experience with this tent is more luxurious than what you would usually have to put up with in a standard camping tent. The eight-person tent measures 10 feet by 12 feet, providing enough room for several sleeping bags and still allowing your group to move around comfortably. A 5-inch silicon-coated stove jack at the roof of the tent dictates where you can place a stove for heating or cooking, although this does not come bundled with the tent. Appropriate to the size of the tent is the heavy-duty anodized aluminum frame and steel angle connectors.

When it’s not winter, a generous flap system provides a cross-breeze for the tent interior. Even the mesh windows of this tent are extra durable, having been treated with PVC to make them resistant to tearing.

It should come as no surprise for a tent this size, but the Whiteduck canvas tent is not cheap. The smallest option costs a little above $1,000, while the largest one has a price tag that is well over $2,000. You will also need your entire team to pitch in to put up this tent, as it absolutely is not a one-person job. The Whiteduck large canvas tent is the opposite of quick and portable, but this might be your best option for long-term camping, especially in winter.

PROS

  • Very large
  • Heavy-duty canvas and frame material
  • Suitable for long-term camping of large groups

CONS

  • Very heavy and bulky
  • Expensive
  • Not suitable for long-distance hiking
  • Requires multiple people to set up
  • Stove sold separately

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

20D Nylon with PU

Frame Material

Aluminum alloy

Capacity

1 Person

Weight

3.2 lbs

Folded Size

No info

Comes With A Stove?

Staying warm in winter and sticking to an ultralight camping principle is extremely hard, and achieving this delicate balance requires some creativity. This ultralight tent from Flyzy is a good place to start. Made with silicon-coated 20-Denier nylon, the tent keeps away moisture while a stove (sold separately) keeps the interior warm and toasty.

The Flyzy ultralight tent comes with a central pole made of aluminum alloy, although you have the option of using your trekking poles instead to further reduce the weight of your load. It does not come with a stove or a groundsheet, so you’ll need to get those separately if you’re serious about using this tent for camping in winter.

As you would expect from an ultra-light material, the silicon-coated nylon doesn’t exactly do a stellar job of keeping you warm. Your tent will lose heat rapidly, which makes the stove an even more important piece of gear. Make sure that your sleeping bag is appropriately rated, as well.

Comfort is typically one of the first areas that are compromised when you subscribe to the ultralight camping principle. This is also the case for the Flyzy ultralight teepee tent. The inclusion of the stove jack makes it a little more versatile, but make no mistake: this is no luxury tent.

PROS

  • Ultralight and compact
  • Easy to set up

CONS

  • Poor insulation
  • Designed for solo campers
  • Stove sold separately

INFO

DATA

Canvas Material

Cotton canvas

Frame Material

No info

Capacity

8 People

Weight

81.6 lbs

Folded Size

43.3 x 13.8 x 13.3 inches

Comes With A Stove?

Winter tents are often incredibly well-designed with premium materials and construction. However, what’s even better is a winter tent that can also be used for different seasons – this is exactly what this cotton canvas bell tent from Unistrength offers.

To start off, the Unistrength bell tent is made from heavy-duty cotton canvas that is waterproof, tear-resistant, and can withstand camping in very windy or snowy conditions. At the roof of the tent is a 5-inch stove jack for when you want some extra warmth in your tent. If needed, you can zip on a thick PVC groundsheet so you can be even more protected against the elements.

One of the more unique features of the Unistrength bell tent is a removable inner mesh wall that can be used to divide the tent’s sleeping space. This could be useful if you prefer to have two different areas for sleeping, or if you want dedicated storage space for your gear and soiled shoes.

The beauty of the Unistrength bell tent is that it’s just as well-equipped for camping in summer and spring as it is in winter. When it gets too hot inside the tent, the entire sidewall can be rolled open to reveal a huge mesh window that allows for airflow without letting any critters in. When you no longer need the stove jack, simply cover it up with the flap and secure it with the provided straps.

This four-season tent is incredibly versatile, but the thick tent fabric also makes it very heavy. It’s not exactly compact, either, with its folded bundle measuring almost 4 feet long. There’s certainly a price to be paid for comfort – the only question is if you think that it’s worth it.

PROS

  • Very large internal space
  • Heavy-duty canvas material
  • Inner wall divider
  • Can adapt to different seasons

CONS

  • Very heavy and bulky
  • Stove sold separately

Do you really need a stove with your tent?

Best Winter Tents With Stoves Hero

Before tent stoves were a thing, camping during winter was almost always a miserable experience. Once the sun goes down and the chill starts to settle, everyone retires to their sleeping bags, never to be seen again. Getting up in the morning is a huge chore, and everyone just stands around shivering until the sun shines down on the campsite over the horizon.

Is a winter tent with a stove a necessity when camping during winter? Considering that people have been camping without this luxury for years, then you’ll most probably survive without one. However, it makes camping during winter much more comfortable. If you’re still on the fence about whether you should get one or not, then here are the benefits and drawbacks of winter tents with stoves.

PROS

  1. 1
    Provides both warmth and a place to cook
    Of course, the primary reason for having a stove inside your tent is to keep warm through the night (or day). You no longer need to keep snuggled up inside your sleeping bags in hopes of retaining your body heat. With a built-in stove, you’ll be free to move around your tent to chat with your crew or play some games to pass the time.

    The stove also provides a convenient spot for you to cook your food. A winter tent designed with a stove should come with a jackhole that acts as the exhaust and a designated spot for you to put the stove on. With this integration of features, you can cook your food without having to step outside and without the danger of setting your tent on fire.
  2. 2
    Lets you dry out wet gear
    One of the worst things about trekking through snow is that your gear inevitably gets wet. This is further compounded if you spend the night in a tent with no heating. With the chill of the night, your gear has no chance of drying out, which means you’ll end up wearing damp and cold clothes in the morning. This is absolutely one of the worst parts of hiking in the winter.

    With a stove in your tent, you finally have a place to hang your damp clothes and have them dry overnight. In the morning, you get to put on trekking pants that are warm and toasty. This probably doesn’t do wonders for the fabric of your gear but it sure as hell feels like getting a warm hug in winter.
  3. 3
    Provides ample space for large groups
    Most winter tents with stoves are much larger than your usual camping tent. Aside from having to provide enough space for a stove, they are designed for your crew to stay in for longer periods of time. Since you likely won’t be spending a lot of time walking outside during winter, a good winter tent should have enough space for multiple people to move around in.

CONS

  1. 1
    Winter tents with stoves are bulky and heavy
    Winter tents are heavy enough on their own, as we’ve highlighted in our article for cold weather tents. Since they are designed to insulate you from extreme cold, the canvas material of a winter tent is typically much thicker. The frames of these tents are also usually stronger and heavier so they can withstand blizzards or heavy snowfall.

    This does not even take into account the weight of the stove. A stove will almost certainly be made of aluminum or stainless steel and will include parts to build legs and an exhaust. You will also have to carry some kindling, such as wood or charcoal. Carrying all this additional gear is a huge commitment, and you’ll need to evaluate if the comfort you’ll be getting is worth the extra burden.
  2. 2
    May lead to fire hazards
    Fire and the lightweight material that tents are made of don’t go together. Experienced campers know to keep open flames away from standard tents, as those can catch fire and burn to nothing very quickly. However, using a winter tent with a stove runs contrary to this entire ideology.

    To be fair, a good winter tent with an integrated stove should have enough safeguards to prevent any fire. Most winter tents have a dedicated spot for the stove, which is either reinforced with thicker material or has a zip-away section, so the stove rests on the bare ground. The flame is also isolated quite well inside a metal enclosure, and the smoke is vented outside through a dedicated exhaust port.

    Reducing the risk of fires when using a winter tent with a stove comes down to the quality of the product you’re using. Well-designed winter tents have taken this risk into account and have made steps to keep you and your team safe.
  3. 3
    May be hard to set up
    With the size and complexity of a winter tent, it’s not something that you can set up in five minutes or less. Even with the help of two or three people, it can take your team upwards of 15 to 30 minutes to fully set up a winter tent along with the stove.

    This can be disheartening if you’ve already spent the entire day walking in the cold with the tent strapped to your back. This is an extreme case of delayed gratification, although it can be argued that the payoff is so worth it.

How to choose a winter tent with stove

If there was a piece of gear that warranted thoughtful deliberation, then a winter tent with a stove certainly fits the bill. Not only is a winter tent going to be an important part of your hiking gear, but it’s also very expensive. To make sure that you make the best choice, here are the factors you should be considering.

1

Material

When deliberating the material of a winter tent with stove, there are a couple of parts you will need to consider. The material of the canvas is responsible for keeping the warmth inside your tent, minimizing moisture and condensation, and keeping the tent intact in the face of strong winds and heavy snowfall. Polyethylene is typically a material to be avoided in winter tents as it is simply not durable enough for winter camping.

You will also need to take note of the material used for the tent frame. Most models take advantage of the durability and lightweight characteristics of aluminum, but it’s not uncommon to find tent frames made with other metals. Other accessories, such as tent pegs, are typically made from the same material.

Lastly, you’ll need to take a look at the material of the stove. Durability and safety are the priorities here. You can’t risk a stove that will fall apart in the middle of the night or material that can’t withstand being carried through a rough hike.

2

Capacity

Just a single winter tent and stove set is already hard enough to carry around, so it’s much more efficient if you can fit your entire team in one. Don’t forget to leave enough room for your gear – a six-person tent might only be comfortable for three or four if you account for the space that the gear will take up. Some tents even come with vestibules where your team can stash your shoes, keeping them away from the snow without soiling the rest of your tent.

3

Weight and portability

Yes, winter tents with stoves are bulky and heavy, but that’s no reason for something that’s bigger and heavier than necessary. With a good design and smart selection of materials, tent manufacturers can make even large winter tents light and portable enough that carrying them on a hike won’t seem like torture. Your measures may vary, of course, but we’re inclined to go with the more portable option that doesn’t compromise on quality.

4

Does the stove come included with the tent?

It would be ideal to buy a single product that bundles both the winter tent and the stove together, but this may not be the case with all your options. The next best thing would be to get a winter tent that comes with a provision for a stove, which includes a stove jacket and a hole for the chimney.

In Conclusion

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Going camping in the winter presents its own unique challenges, and those challenges are what makes the whole experience unique. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sipping a hot drink or having some soup when it’s cold outside. Even better is being able to snuggle around a hot stove inside your tent, knowing how hostile the chill is right outside your tent.

Investing in a good winter tent with a stove will provide a massive quality of life improvement to your multi-day winter hikes. In the warmth of your tent, you can recover your strength, eat hot meals, and socialize with your team without having to confine yourselves inside your sleeping bags. Winter tents will almost certainly be bulkier and heavier, but we’d rather carry them around than suffer in the cold every night.


About the author

Carlo Ace Cariaga

Carlo's introduction to the wilderness was during his stint in geothermal and geological surveying, which brought him to remote and unusual hiking spots all over Southeast Asia. With more than 6 years of backpacking experience, he now lives a more laid-back life where jaunts to the wild are done for pure pleasure. For Carlo, the best hiking spots are those that only the locals know about and dare to go to.

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