5 Stars By Batman0903 on 2016-07-01
I'll start by saying that I'm a bug dude. I'm 6'4' 200lbs. Five stars because it works as advertised. Yes it is flimsy and has a "cheap" feel to it but for the price it's a great value and it works excellent. Be very careful when assembling, I busted two of the plastic poles - specifically parts D and E - the one that control the arm thingy for entering and exiting - and had to use quick steel epoxy to get them back. The water tank didn't have a "fill line" - unless I'm blind - so I just sort of filled it up almost to the top. It took about 20 mins to get steam going (maybe I filled with too much too much water??) After that it was all good to go. I could only last 15 minutes. Because I'm so so tall I opted to sit on the floor Indian style sideways so as not to burn my back. I placed a towel on top as other have mentioned. I also had a tower and water to drink. The steam coming from the pipe is extremely hot so do your best to not accidentally bump it. Obviously, if I fit in it being a giant, pretty much anyone can.
5 Stars By SusanK on 2016-07-29
Great for fascia blasting
I use this to heat up for fascia blasting and it works like a charm. I actually just get in and sit on the floor. That way my face and neck get the benefit as well. It takes about 20 minutes for it to really heat up but boy does it get hot in there. I think this works really well and it was a great price for one of these little saunas. I always feel better afterwards too!
4 Stars By Phred on 2015-12-14
Great, but a few quirks . . .
Great, but a few quirks . . .
1 - First of the good: Once you get it dialed, this sauna works very well.
I've used almost daily since I got a couple of weeks ago, and it's working great.
I have lived in Finland for several years, land of the sauna, and quickly learned to appreciate their are many benefits, especially during a cold wet winter.
Now for a few quirks and tips.
I was missing a connector sleeve, and had to connect two pieces with a gorilla tape. No big deal, but somewhat annoying.
Also, the pieces do not press that very snuggly together, and it was constantly knocking the thing apart when I was trying to put the skin on.
This was easily solved with what else, the more pieces of gorilla tape.
WWiths the skin is put on over the frame, the whole thing is a lot more robust, but initial set up was made greatly easier by taping together some of the joints and corners.
Adding very hot or even boiling water to the steam generator makes it start working almost instantly.
I use an electric water kettle from the kitchen, add about 750 mL of boiling water (measured with an empty wine bottle) and that seems to work great.
If you don't do this, and use cold tapwater, plan on at least 15 minutes warm-up time.
Adding some nice smelling aroma therapy type oils is nice. Get them at your nearby hippy market. =^) Lavender and eucalyptus a good choice.
There is a crossbar that is included in the kit that I see absolutely no use for.
It actually an obstruction, because it prevents you from unzipping the front of the sauna and getting in your chair.
It seems like it needs to be there perhaps when you initially set up the sonic, but after the outside skin is on, I don't think you need it.
I took it out and don't miss it at all.
TOWELS . . .
Yes, the steam comes out right underneath your rear end, and it's pretty hot.
The steam I mean, not your rear end.
To counter this, sit on a medium sized towel.
Also, I think putting a large folding cheap towel on the floor of the sign underneath your chair will help soak up steam, sweat, and in general keep your son are smelling less like the a hockey locker room.
Heat level: there is no adjustable thermostat on this pretty much it's all the way on or all the way off.
If you're getting too hot, cracked open the zipper a little bit and then sit back up.
I could not see any sort of maximum fill line inside the steam generator.
You definitely do not want to fill it all the way to the top, otherwise there's no room for the boil to happen.
As I mentioned above, a single 750 mL bottle of water seems to give a final amount of heat for about 30 to 40 minutes.
Perhaps someone who's a little shorter can comment on this, but it seems to me that a short person would have to have a fairly high seat for this to work.
I am sitting in a cheapo folding type of camp chair, which puts your butt pretty low.
I am about 5 foot 10, and my head just sticks out about the top zipper.
Someone was in the same chair, and shorter than about 5 foot six, I think this would not be very comfortable, and they would need a taller chair or to put the chair on some sort of platform, which would probably be a hassle.
When it's set it up, it is just slightly wider than the standard doorway, so be sure and set it up in the room that you eventually want to keep it in.
So, in summary, excellent price, works as advertised, and with a few adjustments I would recommend this to almost anyone.
3 Stars By becauseilovealf on 2016-01-11
It's pretty good. Like a lot of other reviews
It's pretty good. Like a lot of other reviews, it's great for the price. The only problem is the tubing. So the steam travels from the heating unit through a tube and into the tent. There's this tube attachment inside the tent that is suppose to separate the steam into two pathways, one left, one right. It doesn't really work, the pressure generated from the heating unit is too strong and the steam shoots straight ahead. This means depending on your chair/stool the steam will burn your butt, or calves. My solution is wrap a thick cotton hand towel around that attachment. I have it secured with a rubber band. It made a big difference. I'm planning on adding some aromatherapy oil drops to hand towel.
If you're like me and get tired of sitting without a back, you may want to get a small chair instead of a stool, or place the tent with the backside next to a wall, so you can lean back on the wall. The way the hand cut outs are placed, you really can't read or have a cup of water in your hand.
5 Stars By Suz on 2017-04-09
Awesome for the price!
Very happy with the steam sauna. I've had it a month and use it twice a day. It's an awesome way to unwind at the start and end of the day. For the low price, worth every penny.
Easy to put together, parts are labeled with alpha stickers so you can just look at the picture and assemble it in about 15 minutes.
Great price. Hard to believe other vendors charge so much more than this. For a daily steam, I think it's worth paying $100-120 for a unit. But for the vendors charging twice as much as that for the same unit? Probably not. This vendor shipped the unit right away and it was packaged well.
Generates a really good amount of steam for it's size and gets a lot hotter than I had expected it to.
Frame is a little flimsy, but works for me. I don't move it around my house much. I'm 5'10" and I fit in it fine. It's a little tight, but not claustrophobic since your head sticks out the hole in the top.
Buy your own chair. I put a double towel over the chair to protect my backside from getting burned because it getw very hot where the steam comes out.
Water fill line on generator is not clearly marked, so takes a few tries to know how full to fill it so it lasts. Takes 10-15 minutes to heat up. If you wait 20 minutes, it's perfect.
Tubing from the steam generator to tent is short, but you can buy longer tubing at a hardware store.
Stays dry outside (as long as you wipe the inside down regularly). PVC pipes comprising the frame are hollow, so you'll need to wipe them dry regularly too -- water condenses on the inside of the PVC and collects in the bottom knuckle joints if you use it twice daily, which can lead to wet corners on the bottom of the tent if you don't keep an eye on it. I put a towel on the inside bottom of the floor and change that out every two days. I also unzip it and spray it down with Lysol once a week and wipe it and let it air dry after that.
Center bar totally falls out of the socket -- but helps keep the tent in shape so just use it when your not inside.
Orange/Tangerine essential oils will stain the inside of the steamer permanently. Bummer. But, It's plastic and much like a small rice cooker. To keep the unit clean, I run it with 50/50 water/vinegar about once a week because mineral deposits will get stuck on the heat disc at the bottom. After each session, I open the lid to let the unit dry about 15 minutes after it shuts off--be careful about opening it sooner because it's hot!
Like everything, it's a little maintenance but for the reasonable price and convenience of having a steam room at home, not troublesome. I'm very happy with my purchase!
5 Stars By David Higgins on 2016-05-07
This is my second purchase I love it so much
This is really a steam room and not a sauna which is a good thing. I loved my first purchase so much that when it got old I happily purchased this new one. It is really life changing I wish I had it during stressfull times in my high school years.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you buy some aromatherapy oils along with it. I use the sweet lemon grass oil with this and it gives my whole house a nice lemon smell. There are other oils as well but that is my favorite
5 Stars By PFC.Chan on 2016-04-18
Outstanding Customer Service and Product works amazing with twin motors. HOT HOT HOT
Parts E And G broke off easily however customer service was extremely kind to send the spare parts free of charge. It is one of the best customer services i have ever went through. Thanks for your product. This sauna is hotter than the infared lazer ones plus its half price. I bought two and used the moters (rice cookers as twin steamers). Same quality as gym. Make sure to buy the beach chair with it and put towel on top to protect your legs. Amazing experience. If you live in the cold it'll be nice and toasty. 10 minute warm up. Plus make sure to put towels on bottem soak up water from sauna. You can't complain for the price. What a deal. Remember to watch some movies while your at it.
5 Stars By Sue Ford on 2016-01-23
Very satisfied with sauna
Very happy with sauna. It went together easily. Good packing and all parts included. Got this model because it seemed a bit larger than some. User is 6ft but once they got used to it find it very convenient to leave set up in bathroom and to get in and out of. Use a low stool for seat. Would recommend if someone was considering a sauna.
4 Stars By K. Hughes on 2017-01-02
Perfect size for me' at 5'8"
Perfect size for me' at 5'8". An adjustable stool works best, allowing space to use fasciablasting tools. Steam gets perfectly hot. Only one minor complaint: steamer pot connects by a rather short tube to back of spa, rather than on side as pictured, making it a bit awkward to connect and requiring placement of the spa about a foot away from the wall. Otherwise, the price and size are great!
5 Stars By willa on 2015-12-17
CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT!
Couldn't handle the heat. This sauna is no joke people. I wish it came with a temperature control. I didnot last for more than 5 minutes. I sweated out a lake. too much for comfort.