Best Tent With Stove Jack For Cozy Winter Camping

Typically we’d call you crazy for starting a fire inside your tent, but thanks to the invention of the stove jack, you can do just that without raising any eyebrows.
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Our Best Overall Choice : The Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Tent – Photo from manufacturer

What’s a stove jack, you ask? Well, a stove jack is a highly heat-resistant port in the roof (or side) of your tent that allows a hot flue (that’s the chiney part of a wood-burning stove) to pass through the tent without melting it or starting a fire.

That means you can have all the warmth and coziness of a little cabin in the woods inside of a tent!  Clearly you won’t want to attempt this in just any old tent though, which is why we put together a list of the best tents with stove jacks currently on the market.

After spending hours researching and comparing the long list of “hot tents” on the market, we found the Whiteduck Regatta to be the best tent with stove jack currently available. Pound for pound we think the Regatta is the best mix of quality materials, safety features, and value for the money out there, but it might not be the best tent with stove jack for everyone.

Some campers will want even sturdier, heavier-duty shelters that can withstand the harshest winter conditions, while other will prefer lighter, more versatile models that double as Summer shelters or shady hang outs on the beach. That’s why you’ll find hot tents of every description on the list below, as well as an in-depth buyer’s guide to all things hot-camping. Should you find here the perfect tent with stove jack, don’t forget to pair it with an appropriate tent stove!

Right. Let’s get this fire going.

TentSummary
Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Tent: Best OverallIdeal materials and construction for a hot tent at a more-than-fair price. Stove safe and winter friendly while still venting well enough for summer use. See Review
Whiteduck Avalon Bell Tent With Stovejack: Highest QualityBasically the Whiteduck Regatta turned up to 11. Heavier fabric, even sturdier guy-outs, plus a removable floor and modular tent walls for a few extra bucks. See Review
Playdo Waterproof Canvas Bell Tent: Best On A BudgetWhat it lacks in all-out waterproofing it makes up for in price and versatility. Great entry-level option for a full-size hot tent. See Review
Danchel Canvas Yurt With Stove JackFantastic all-rounder at a good price point. You’ll need to add an extra rainfly for serious storm duty. See Review
Russian-Bear Four Season Hot TentImpressive design and incredible list of features. Quite possibly the only synthetic tent we’d consider burning wood inside of. Expensive. See Review
OneTigris Tegimen Hammock Tent With Stove JackA low-cost minimalist hot tent that can be used with a hammock. Synthetic construction and frameless design require caution and expertise for safe stove use. See Review

Best Tents With Stove Jack

Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Tent: Overall Best Tent With Stove Jack

Specs:
Weight: 77 lbs (34.9 kg)
Packed size: 46” x 15” x 15” (117cm x 38cm x 38cm)
Floor size: 197” x 197” (500cm x 500cm)
Peak height: 118” (300cm)
Rooms: 1
Shape: Bell
Best for: Four season family camping
Occupancy: 8 person (6 & 3 person also available)
Price: $$
Stove included: No

Topping our list this year is the Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Tent with stove jack.

Ultimately the Whiteduck Regatta took our pick as the best tent with stove jack overall for its unparalleled comfort, safety, and all-weather performance. It boasts all the usual trappings of a burly canvas tent like fully-waterproof construction and excellent interior space, while also adding in premium features like extra interior storage, waterproof zippers, and even a tool kit with a rubber mallet for driving the stakes in. That’s a first!

Whiteduck is also the only brand on our list that offers an optional fire retardant treated fabric for just $20 extra over their standard canvas. Whether you opt for the extra treatment or not, the Regatta has all the right features for stove safety including a multi-layer silicone-fiberglass stove jack that puts the stove the proper distance from any walls or gear storage without being too far from the main entrance.

All things considered the Regatta is the tent we’d buy ourselves, but we’ll also point out a few things we’d like to see Whiteduck change in the future. First, the stove jack is a pre-cut 5” shape, which is common to tents in this genre but still not ideal for campers using smaller diameter flues. It’s also a bit of a bummer that the walls aren’t the “zip-out” style we see in other canvas models, as this adds some extra versatility and value to your investment.

Pros:Cons:
– Bulletproof 8.5 oz cotton canvas
– Better wind/snow specs performance than most
– Sewn-in groundsheet is tough is easy to clean
– 5” fixed stovejack
– Floor/walls fixed rather than zip-out



Whiteduck Avalon Bell Tent With Stovejack: Highest Quality Overall

Specs:
Weight: 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Packed size: 47” x 16” x 16” (119cm x 41cm x 41cm)
Floor size: 197” x 197” (500cm)
Peak height: 118” (300cm)
Rooms: 1
Shape: Bell
Best for: Four season family camping
Occupancy: 8 (6 person also available)
Price: $$$
Stove included: No

You’d be forgiven for mistaking the Whiteduck Avalon Bell Tent for its sister model the Regatta at first glance. Its dimensions are practically identical, as are its vents, windows, doors, and storage features.

Take a closer look, however, and you’ll see where the Avalon distinguishes itself.

For starters, there’s the material itself. The Avalon improves on the Regatta’s already sturdy 8.5oz duck canvas with a full 10.1-ounce material weight. Inside you’ll also find that the floor/ groundsheet is now a zip-in/one design. The interior walls also gain a set of toggles, allowing them to be rolled up and out of the way completely for either maximum ventilation or for use as a large day-use canopy.

And, although we suspect the floor will last for a lifetime of use and abuse, it’s nice to know that if you should ever manage to damage it (say a cinder from your stove makes it past your fire mat), if can simply be replaced outright through Whiteduck.

All the same stove-safety features from the Regatta apply here as well including the optional fire-retardant finish. Same goes for the all-weather performance, although the Avalon gets improved shock-absorbing stake-out points for added wind resistance, and the heavier duty canvas should keep you a few degrees warmer than the Regatta as well.

These are all useful features, but their extra cost over the already stellar Regatta kept the Avalon from taking our top pick. Still, if you want the burliest tent available with some added versatility (and a few added pounds) the White Duck Avalon can’t be beaten.

Pros:Cons:
– 10.1 oz duck canvas toughest fabric on our list
– Added versatility of zip-in floor
– Shock absorbing stake-outs further improve wind resistance
– Extra heavy
– Extra expensive



Playdo Waterproof Canvas Bell Tent: Best Tent With Stove Jack On A Budget

Specs:
Weight: 77 lbs (34.9 kg)
Packed size: 45” x 14” x 14” (114cm x 36cm x 36cm)
Floor size: 197” x 197” (500cm x 500cm)
Peak height: 118” (300 cm)
Rooms: 1
Shape: Bell
Best for: Four-season family camping
Occupancy: 6 (2, 4, 8, and 10 person models also available)
Price: $$
Stove included: No

If you’re looking to get into hot camping without breaking the bank, the Playdo Canvas Bell is tough to beat for the money. It’s got thick canvas construction throughout, fantastic breathability for year-round use, good stove safety features, and a modular floor/wall system that can be removed by simply undoing a few zippers.

That makes it a prime candidate for a fun back-yard hangout for the kids, an easy-up shelter from the sun in Summer, or, of course, a stove-friendly winter tent that’s cozier than any tent you’ve ever spent the night in.

Unfortunately the Playdo has a weak point: Although the heavy-duty canvas itself is completely waterproof, that sweet zip-out floor isn’t. Many customers have reported a small amount of water getting through the zippers over time, especially when dealing with wind-blown rain. Granted no one is getting rained out of their tent here, but even at a comparatively budget-friendly price, a Playdo tent is a big investment, and any leaks at this price are a major disappointment.

Still, if you’re looking to try out hot-tenting and aren’t planning on braving any serious storms in your tent, the Playdo is a solid stove jack tent with a ton of versatility at a price that’s tough to beat.

Pros:Cons:
– Affordable
– Versatile
– Durable canvas construction
– Removable walls/floors reduce water resistance
– Lower water resistance = Lower value overall



Danchel Outdoor Dual Stove Jack Canvas Yurt

Specs:
Weight: 83 lbs (37.6 kg)
Packed size: 45” x 14” x 14” (114cm x 36cm x 36cm)
Floor size: 197” x 197” (500cm x 500cm)
Peak height: 120” (305cm)
Rooms: 1
Shape: Bell
Best for: Cold weather family camping
Occupancy: 6 (2 & 4 person also available)
Price: $$
Stove included: No

Next up is the Danchel Canvas Yurt, which is a great all-around canvas tent at a price that’s tough to beat. The fact that it comes with a stove jack is really just icing on the cake.

The Danchel Yurt gets props for its excellent ventilation, which includes four mesh windows around the base of the tent as well as large mesh panels in the two front doors and four vents at the top of the roof. The canvas isn’t the thickest in our list, but at 285 gsm (that’s grams per square meter), it’s no lightweight either.

As far as stove-safety goes, the Danchel checks all our main boxes with its cotton canvas construction, ample floor space, and well-designed stove jack which is both smartly placed and made from reliable silicone-fiberglass fabric with an additional high-heat fabric lining around the flue exit. Note that the stove jack is a pre-cut 5” diameter, so campers using smaller diameter stoves will either need to install a secondary jack or plan on living with a decent gap for rain/snow to enter. Danchel also includes a pre-installed stove jack in the sidewall of this tent, which adds some versatility to your stove options as well as a good place to route electrical cords.

Our major gripe with the Danchel Outdoors Canvas Yurt is that although it’s warm enough for winter use, it isn’t rated to handle serious winter conditions. Granted, you won’t be hauling a canvas tent up a mountain to use for basecamping (that’s a job for serious winter tents), but still, Danchel says you’ll need a secondary rainfly for anything over .8 inches of snow accumulation or winds over 30 miles per hour. Danchel sells a pre-fabricated rainfly, specifically for this tent online as well (pro tip: it also fits every other canvas bell tent on our list), but it adds a considerable cost to an already expensive piece of gear.

Pros:Cons:
– Removable floor
– Adjustable ventilation for year round use
– Great value for a canvas tent
– Good for winter, bad for winter storms
– Extra rainfly not included, expensive



Russian-Bear UP-2 Hot Tent

Specs:
Weight: 55 lbs (24.9 kg)
Packed size: 55” x 12” x 12” (140cm x 30cm x 30cm)
Floor size: 134” x 134” (340cm x 340cm)
Peak height: 74” (188cm)
Rooms: 1
Shape: Dome
Best for: Hot Camping For 1
Occupancy: 5 (3 and 8 person models also available)
Price: $$$
Stove included: Yes (in option)

We can’t put a list of the best tents with a stove jack together and not mention the Russian Bear UP-2, so here it goes:

Generally speaking, we don’t recommend using a stove inside of any tent made from synthetic materials. Nylon and polyester are both much more flammable than canvas, and have the nasty habit of melting and sticking to things (like your skin) when exposed to extreme heat (like fire).

HOWEVER, we make an enthusiastic exception for the Russian Bear UP-2. That’s because not only is the Russian Bear one of the most feature-rich and solidly built tents we’ve ever seen (it’s double-layer construction is made from 300D and 210D oxford fabric), it’s also one of the safest hot tents currently available, and that includes our favorite canvas models.

See, Russian Bear takes the heat-resistant stove jack concept to a whole new level. Yes, it has your standard stove-friendly silicone-fiberglass material around the roof exit, but it doesn’t stop there. The same material extends all the way down from the roof to the floor, providing excellent protection for the tent walls as well. Russian Bear is also the only brand that includes a fireproof mat of the same material with every tent, further sweetening the deal.

Still not convinced? Check out the three-layer heat-insulated (and removable) floor that’s included in the price of every UP-2 tent. Or the thoroughly heat-shielded (optional) Caminus stove you can order alongside the Russian Bear.

In addition to fantastic safety features, you’ll also find a ton of premium features throughout the Russian Bear tent everywhere you look. A fully-framed and hinged front door, for instance. Or the secondary floor with built in cut-outs for ice fishing. Or the five layer vinyl windows that we’ve never seen anywhere else. Or the umbrella-style pop-up frame that requires zero assembly. Yea. It’s basically a pop up tent.

So is there anything we don’t love about the Russian Bear UP-2 tent? Well yea, of course. At the risk of beating a dead horse here, we’ll once again complain that it’s a hot tent made from synthetic materials. Tough as nails synthetic materials, but synthetic nonetheless. We’ll also note that even without the stove bundle, the Russian Bear costs over $1,500. There are smaller models for less, but for our money, we’re going with the largest 5-person model, and we’re getting the stove along with it. Lastly, we’ve gotta say it: Basically the entire tent, inside and out, is camouflage. Very, very camouflage. That might be a plus in your book (especially if you’re using it for hunting trips), but it won’t be for everyone, so we’re chalking it up as a con.

Pros:Cons:
– 3 layer insulated floor
– 5 layer
– Best safety features we’ve seen in a non-canvas model
– Oxford fabric is tough, but isn’t canvas.
– SO expensive
– Hope you like camo



OneTigris Tegimen Hammock Tent With Stove Jack

Specs:
Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
Packed size: 21” x 6” x6” (53cm x 15cm x15cm)
Floor size: 150” x 79” (381cm x 201cm)
Peak height: 74” (188cm)
Rooms: 1
Shape: A-frame
Best for: Hammock camping
Occupancy: 3 person
– Price: $
Stove included: No

The OneTigris Tegimen Hammock Tent with stove jack made our list based on its unique standout feature: It’s a hot tent that’s built for hammock sleepers.

See, typically hammock camping in winter conditions requires (at minimum) a tarp, a winter sleeping bag, and an under quilt for the hammock itself to keep as much body heat inside the shelter as possible.

OneTigris decided to take their own very unique approach, by putting a complete shelter around the hammock instead, and then heating it with a wood-burning stove.

Obviously it’s not for everyone, but anyone that’s a fan of hammock camping who also wants to get into hot-tenting will appreciate the Tegimen’s design: A wind and waterproof hammock enclosure with the option of adding a stove when you want to. Many users also pitch the Tegimen as a solid shelter for cot-camping, which isn’t a bad idea although we’d also recommend adding in a ground tarp as a partial “tent floor” under the section of the tent you’ll be sleeping in.

Now, the 70D nylon construction of the Tegimen isn’t our favorite approach. Honestly we’re not big on putting a wood-burning stove in a non-canvas tent that’s anything short of the Russian-Bear above, but we know people do it every day, and many will appreciate the design of this OneTigris. To be fair, the stove and jack placement meet our minimum 12” distance for safety, so it’s a viable option for the minimalist “bushcraft” crowd who like a challenge.

Pros:Cons:
– Hot tenting for hammock campers!
– Versatile wind/waterproof shelter
– The price is right
– Too minimalist for most camping styles
– Not checking all our safety boxes
– Can’t be fast and light with a stove



Buyer’s Guide For Tents  With Stove Jack

Alright, that wraps up our list of the best tents with stove jacks currently available. We spent countless hours researching and comparing every tent we could find, but there are so many brands out there, it’s always possible the one you’re looking at didn’t make our list. To help you decide on which tent is best for you (on this list or otherwise), here’s a comprehensive buyers guide that covers all the metrics we consider when evaluating a tent with a stove jack. If you are also interested about good also campfires, don’t forget to check out our ultimate outdoor crackling guide!

Photo by Amanci Sercan

What Makes A Stove Jack Tent Special?

We hate to point out the obvious here, but a tent with a stove jack is a tent you can burn wood inside of. That’s in a stove, of course. No campfires in the tent!

Less than 1% of campers can call themselves hot campers. There really is something special about keeping a cozy little fire going inside your shelter. If you haven’t tried it out yet, we encourage you to join the tiny minority that knows what the other 99% are missing.

Materials For The Best Tent With Stove Jack

This one might stir some debate, but for our money, there’s really only one material we want a tent with a stove jack to be: Natural canvas.

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Photo by Tim Latov

Most traditional hot tents are canvas for a reason: It’s more resistant to heat, doesn’t melt, and holds the warmth of a stove exceptionally well.

Non-canvas tents with stove jacks are becoming more and more popular, and as you’ve seen above we’ve included a few on our list of the best tents with stove jacks. It can be done, but you need to be even more mindful of fire safety if you’re considering one.

Ultimately these designs haven’t been tested nearly as rigorously as the classic canvas variety, and that’s not something you should overlook. Considering the fact we’re talking about a purchase that you’re literally betting your life on not to catch fire and burn to the ground with you inside, we can’t preach CAUTION enough here. Choose your materials wisely.

A word on stove jacks: Because the stove jack itself is the only part of your tent that should come anywhere near any part of your stove, it’s important to make sure you’ve got a reliable, safe stove jack made from quality heat-resistant materials.

The current industry standard is silicone fiberglass, which will reliably handle the heat from a properly maintained (cleaned daily) stove and flue. There are also some very safe models out there using galvanized rubber that you can purchase and install yourself in an afternoon.

Floor Size And Center Height

Personally, we want to be able to stand up and walk around inside a tent like this, and that’s why we recommend larger, taller models. Remember your stove takes up a considerable amount of space (about two sleeper’s worth), but the tents sizes don’t take this into consideration.

That means if you’re planning on sleeping three people inside your tent, you should buy at least a five person model. If you’re sleeping five, you’d want at least a seven person model and so on.

Size And Shape

If you’re buying a tent with a stove jack, we’re gonna go out on a limb and assume you’re buying it for cold weather camping. Having a stove inside your tent can make it feel luxurious even when the weather outside is unforgiving, but you’ll need to get the right size and shape if staying warm is a priority.

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That’s because the larger a tent gets, the harder it is to heat. Just like any home or apartment, it takes more energy to heat a larger space than a smaller one. For that reason, you need to consider (a) how much space you need, (b) what temperatures you’ll be camping in, and (c ) what size stove you’ll be using.

Larger tents do better with a larger stove, while smaller ones can get away with much more compact models. For that reason, we recommend selecting a stove at the same time you buy your tent, and doing the research to make sure they’re a good match.

Ventilation

Ventilation in a tent with a stove jack is even more critical than your typical four-season tent. That’s because in addition to handling condensation and air circulation, you’ve got two new factors to worry about: Smoke and carbon monoxide (or CO for short).

Smoke is important because a tent full of smoke is just no fun. We love that smokey campfire smell as much as the next person, but when you’re trapped in a room with it, your feelings will change rapidly.

As far as carbon monoxide goes, good ventilation is key to keeping a steady supply of oxygen flowing into the tent to feed both the tent stove and your lungs. You also need to be mindful of the ventilation into and out of the stove itself, as a dirty stove canister or flue pipe are major causes of CO accumulation inside a tent.

Pro tip: You should keep a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector inside your tent at all times the stove is in use. Stash it somewhere low to the ground near where you’re sleeping. No need to get fancy here, a simple and economic Kidde detector is all you need for peace of mind.

Managing Fire Safety In A Tent With A Stove Jack

This may sound a little obvious to some but we’re going to say it anyways: If you’re going to have a fire inside your tent,you need a fire extinguisher inside your tent. No, that doesn’t mean we expect you haul your full-sized kitchen extinguisher around with you in the backcountry, but a handheld unit like the Fire Dog aerosol extinguisher could save your gear (and your life) if something should go wrong.

Best Tent With Stove Jack - Fire
Photo by Wil Stewart

You want as much space around the stove and everything else as possible. This includes the walls of the tent, the gear inside the tent, your body, your sleeping bag, you name it. If it isn’t a fire mat or a stove jack, it shouldn’t be anywhere near touching the stove.

Speaking of fire mats, a fire mat is an absolute must for any tent with a floor. Fire mats serve two purposes in a hot tent/stove jack tent setup. First, they create a fire-resistant space around the door of the stove to catch any sparks that may pop out while the door is open for loading. Second, they provide an extra layer of insulation between the hot stove and the tent floor itself, so there’s no risk of waking up to a melted floor or (worse) a flaming one. This also helps prevent melting the snow underneath your tent if you’re going snow camping.

Where Should You Mount Your Stove?

Lastly, let’s talk stove placement: If you’re new to tent stoves or hot tenting in general, the closer you put your stove toward the center of the tent, the safer it will be. Unfortunately, this is also the least convenient place to put it, so finding a happy medium between the center and the wall is always a smart idea. Just make sure it is at least a full foot away from the walls of the tent in every direction.

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Photo by Toit de Coton

We’ll also note here that the closer to the center of the tent your stove is placed, the warmer it will be. This happens for two reasons: First, the stove itself is able to radiate heat in 360-degrees without dissipating any unnecessary heat into the tent walls. Second, as you move your stove closer to the center of the tent (and therefore toward the tallest section of ceiling), the more flue pipe is exposed inside of your tent rather than sticking outside in the cold air. This gives the pipe a chance to radiate more heat into the tent before it’s cooled by outside air beyond the roof/rainfly.

Conclusion

Best Tent With Stove Jack - Conclusion
Our Best Overall Quality Pick: The Whiteduck Avalon – Photo from manufacturer

For all the reasons listed above, we found the best tent with stove jack to be the Whiteduck Regatta. It’s made from canvas, has great safety features, and vents well enough for year-round use while also coming in at a very attractive price point.

There are more feature-packed models out there of course like the heavy-duty Whiteduck Avalon or otherworldly Russian Bear UP-2, but you’ll pay a premium for those features if you decide you really need them.

If you’re just looking to try your hand at hot-tenting but don’t want to break the bank, the Playdo canvas tent is up to the task for most applications, and leaves enough extra cash in your pocket to get yourself a nice stove to match. Need more info about tent stoves? Check-out our dedicated article about tent stoves safety, setup and selection!

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