9 Best Hot Tents For Winter Camping (Ranked) (2024)

Are you planning a hot tent camping trip this year? If so, you may want to consider investing in one of the best hot tents. These tents are an excellent way to stay warm and comfortable while sleeping outdoors, even during cold weather.

Adventurers, campers, hunters, fishermen, and the bushcraft community are all drawn to their growing popularity.

In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the best hot tents available on the market today. We’ll discuss their features, pros and cons as well as provide my own rankings for each tent.

If you’re searching for a dependable way to stay warm on your upcoming camping trip or outdoor excursion, then this article is perfect for you.

In A Hurry?

Here Are the best hot tents at a glance:

In the article, I compare the best tents on things like:

  • Materials Used (Nylon tent vs Canvas tent)
  • Durability
  • Ease Of Setup
  • Weight
  • Price
  • Functionality

Let’s get started.

Table Of Contents

  1. What Are The Best Hot Tents Of 2023?
    • 1. One Tigris Rock Fortress Hot Tent (4-6 Person)
    • 2. One Tigris North Gaze (2-4 Person)
    • 3. Pomoly Manta Hot Tent (4-6 Person)
    • 4. Esker Arctic Fox Winter Camping Hot Tent (2-3 Person)
    • 5. Cimarron Hot Tent Bundle (2-4 Person)
    • 6. RBM Outdoors Hot Tent (5 Person)
    • 7. Stovehut 70 Hot Tent (2-Person)
    • 8. Snowtrekker Canvas Tents (1-5 Person)
    • 9. Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent (4-10 Person)
  2. How To Stay Safe While Hot Tenting
  3. Summary: Choosing The Best Hot Tent
  4. Hot Tents FAQ
  5. Hot Tent Resources

What Are The Best Hot Tents Of 2023?

Here are the best hot tents of 2023, ranked from highest to lowest in terms of intended use and versatility.

1. One Tigris Rock Fortress Hot Tent (4-6 Person)

Best Overall Valued Hot Tent

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The One Tigris Rock Fortress Hot Tent is the best overall valued hot tent of 2023 and is the one I recently took up to Northern Minnesota for a solo bushcraft/wilderness trip.

This tent is made from 70D coated nylon fabric with a 3000mm waterproof rating. Although this isn’t as bulletproof as a canvas tent material, it still provides excellent durability for the lighter weight, allowing you to travel with it easily.

It has versatile features like the snow skirt (An important feature for me) for heat retention functionality/to keep warm in cold weather as well as the obvious port for the wood-burning stove.

With its large capacity and premium materials, it’s perfect for hot tent family camping trips, hunting trips, ice fishing, bushcraft, and any winter northern backcountry travel. Also, it is small enough to be used as a solo camp- which is primarily what I use it for.

I pack this tent (with a stove) into a pulk sled.

The complete setup kit includes a tent pole, stove jack, 24 tent pegs, and 10 guy lines.

In my opinion, this is truly one of the best-valued tents that are made with high-quality materials especially when paired with their stainless steel stove.


It is a mixture of durability, affordability, functionality, and packability. With this tent excelling in these areas, I had to put it as my all-time favorite hot tent with stove jack.

However, if price and weight are not an issue for you, I would stick to a canvas hot tent listed below.

Key Features:

  • The 6-Person roomy design allows for a spacious interior and standing up
  • 70D coated nylon fabric with a 3000mm waterproof rating (Durable, yet lightweight)
  • Teepee tent style with a stove jack
  • Affordable compared to canvas tents
  • Two opening doors allow for proper air circulation
  • 9.2 Ibs
  • Stove Jack


  • The tent floor is not included


Here are the pricing options for a whole setup below.

2. One Tigris North Gaze (2-4 Person)

Best Light Weight Hot Tent

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2023’s One Tigris North Gaze Hot Tent packs a punch of warmth and comfort into an exceptionally lightweight design, making it the perfect companion for an adventure where weight savings are a priority.

It features a 40D nylon construction that is lightweight, dirt/water/abrasion resistant, and has a 3000mm waterproof rating.

Weighing only 5.3 lbs, this tent is packable, yet also spacious enough for 2-4 campers, and includes a stove jack as well. The 40 denier isn’t going to be super heavy-duty, however, it does provide a good balance between weight, packability, and durability.

This lightweight tent is excellent for winter camping and is really similar to my favorite (Rock Fortress) hot tent.

The primary distinctions between these two models are the absence of snow flaps, a slightly more compact design, and thinner fabric material in this version.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight at 5.3lb not including one of the tent stoves, for an ultralight hot tent combo, check out the best hot tent for backpacking below.
  • 2-4 Person Design (Up to four people without the tent stove)
  • Teepee tent style with a stove jack.
  • Affordable.
  • Two air vents for proper air circulation.
  • Stove Jack Included


  • Thinner material might not be as durable for heavy use (40 Denier fabric).
  • No tent floor is included.


Here are the pricing options for a whole setup below.

3. Pomoly Manta Hot Tent (4-6 Person)

Best Hot Tent That Includes An Inner Tent

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The Pomoly Manta Hot Tent is a great choice for camping, providing up to six people with warmth and comfort.

It features a 300D Oxford cloth construction with a waterproof coating, making it both durable and secure. The tent (of course) has a stove jack for using a wood-burning stove inside for warmth and cooking.

Additionally, the tent is equipped with two doors for simple access and egress, along with a functional skirt to keep out drafts.

Maximize your privacy with the included half-inner tent and a separate sleeping area lined by breathable black mesh. This is one of the great added features of the tent. The removable inner tent makes hot tents more bearable in the buggy, warm weather.

This is a great added feature that makes the slightly higher price more bearable.

Key Features:

  • 300D Oxford fabric construction
  • Fireproof stove jack included.
  • The movable top cap for air circulation
  • Practical tent skirt to keep out cold air
  • Two doors for easy entrance/exit
  • Half inner tent for the sleeping area is included


  • This tent is heavier than other hot tents (just over 13 lbs).
  • Oxford cloth is still not as great as canvas tents.


4. Esker Arctic Fox Winter Camping Hot Tent (2-3 Person)

Most Durable Hot Tent

The Esker Arctic Fox 9’x9′ Winter Camping Tent is a lightweight, portable hot tent that provides warmth and comfort for up to three people or two people with a stove.

Constructed of cotton canvas, this hot tent is incomparably tougher than any nylon option and provides unrivaled durability.

Enjoy maximum airflow control with the adjustable air vent and two-way zippered opening, as well as an added convenience for drying your clothes thanks to sewn loops that enable the use of a clothesline.

What’s even more remarkable is its lightweight construction and portability given the durability and use of cotton canvas; it weighs little over thirteen pounds and can be hauled in on a pulk sled or canoe pack if needed.

Not quite as portable as other tents on the list, but still pretty impressive given the space and durability of the tent.

Also, this tent is made directly in Canada, so you know they are using some of the best materials and practices.

Whether you are embarking on a long winter camping trip or an intrepid expedition in extreme cold weather conditions, the Arctic Fox is the perfect tent when durability is essential.

Key Features:

  • 10-ounce cotton canvas tent wall construction for superior durability & weather protection.
  • 2-way zippered opening & adjustable air vent for best airflow control.
  • Sewn loops for use of a drying line.
  • Lightweight (13lb) and portable design.
  • Made in Canada.
  • Heat-resistant fabric.
  • Best for cold weather camping
  • Stove Jack Included.


  • Much more expensive than other hot tents on the market.
  • Heavier option, so not best for lightweight trips.
  • Does not come with a center pole. You need to make one off the landscape. (Cool but not always practical.)
  • Setting up will take some practice.


Hot Tent

Wood Stove

5. Cimarron Hot Tent Bundle (2-4 Person)

Best Backpacking Hot Tent

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The Cimarron is an ultralight 4-person pyramid-style tent perfect for backpacking trips. It offers more space than a regular backpacking tent, making it more comfortable for two people when using a stove.

This hot tent is a rarity, as it can realistically be used for backpacking trips given that with a stove included it only weighs just over 6 Ibs.

None of the options on this list are better suited for backpacking.

Crafted with superior fabrics and materials by certified experts in Grand Junction, Colorado; this tent is expertly constructed to provide long-lasting quality that comes complete with an outstanding warranty.

Besides all of these features, this tent with a stove jack also comes with ultralight tent stoves.

Key Features:

  • Ultralight 4-person pyramid-style tent.
  • Weighs just over 6 Ibs including the stove
  • Has added optional features
  • Dual side entrance design.
  • Made from high-quality light fabrics and materials.
  • Handmade in the U.S.A. (Grand Junction, Colorado).
  • Outstanding warranty.
  • Comes with a wood hot stove and stove jack.


  • More expensive than other backpacking tents.
  • Not the best hot tent for very cold climates.
  • Fabric isn’t as heavy-duty as others on the list.
  • Smaller tent than others


  • Hot tent with stove and liner (Bundle)

6. RBM Outdoors Hot Tent (5 Person)

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The Russian Bear hot tent is a superior, year-round tent that provides comfort in both sweltering summer days and icy winter nights- in fact, they recorded the inside of the tent at 82 degrees Fahrenheit when it was -22 degrees Fahrenheit outside.

Pretty cool if you ask me!

The wood stove maintains a pleasant interior temperature even if it is extremely cold outside. The tent is made from high-quality materials and is designed to be fire safe since it actually has fabric rated to 1200 degrees.

It is a great tent for larger groups and offers plenty of space for up to 5 people. However, this tent with a stove is not going to be anything that you will carry for a casual trip as it weighs over 55 Ibs.

This is one of those tents for winter camping that you set up and leave up all season long.

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Key Features:

  • 5-person umbrella tent.
  • Weighs over 55 Ibs.
  • Comes with a tent stove, removable floor, and stove jack.
  • Made from fire-resistant materials.
  • Heavy-duty materials.


  • Expensive and heavy as heck.
  • Not used for travel on foot.


  • Hot tent

7. Stovehut 70 Hot Tent (2-Person)

Most Unique Hot Tent With Stove Jack

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The Stovehut 70 Hot Tent is one of the more unique and innovative winter tents, perfect for people interested in bushcraft or winter/year-round camping in general.

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can trust this two-person tent to keep you comfortable as it is really well-built.

Because of its 70D fabric with PU 2500mm waterproof rating, it offers pretty good protection in tough conditions while still remaining packable.

One of the worries, however, is that tents can become too over-designed. On this tent, there are many zippers and things that can break. The hinged door is awesome, but not exactly necessary in my honest opinion.

Setting up the Stove Hut 70 is a little unique and will certainly take some getting used to. But after you master setting it up, it is incredibly adjustable as you can open nearly any side of the tent.

Key Features:

  • 70D fabric with PU 2500mm waterproof rating.
  • 2-person tent.
  • Unique and innovative winter tent design.
  • Adjustable – you can open nearly any side of the tent.
  • Comes with aluminum poles for setup and a stove jack.
  • Weighs over 6 Ibs.
  • Tent walls have waterproof sealing


  • Fabric can get dangerously close to the stove pipe if not set up properly so a larger stove would be riskier.
  • Smaller tent than others and you can’t stand up.
  • Setup takes a bit of getting used to.


  • Hot tent

8. Snowtrekker Canvas Tents (1-5 Person)

Most Traditional Hot Tents

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The Snowtrekker canvas hot tents come from a small, family-owned and operated business out of Wisconsin. They have been making these tents for over 30 years and each tent is hand-crafted with the utmost attention to detail using only the finest materials available.

I call these traditional canvas hot tents because they are crafted using traditional cotton material and have been around for a pretty long time in comparison to other hot tent companies.

The snowtrekker tents have consistently been a favorite for those extremely cold temperatures, and have been used (and enjoyed) by many notable outdoor influencers.

These include folks like Dave and Amy Freeman, Joe Robinet, and more.

Also, for many trips in the great white northern USA, outfitters like Piragis rent out the snowtrekker hot tents.

Key Features:

  • Made in USA
  • Treated with flame retardancy to CPAI-84 standards
  • 7-ounce heavy-duty fabric
  • Innovative designs
  • Small, family-owned business
  • Used by many guides and outfitters


  • Limited availability to order


  • The price varies depending on the model.

9. Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent (4-10 Person)

Best Luxury Glamping Canvas Hot Tent

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Sometimes, all we want is a tent that can provide a lot of fun for a long time. This hot tent is exactly that.

The Whiteduck Regatta Canvas Bell Tent is one of the best luxury canvas hot tents for glamping. It features a heavy-duty, waterproof, fire-retardant 8.5oz Army duck cotton canvas and comes with three windows that provide great ventilation and privacy.

Aside from the stove, it is really a one in all package as it also has a sewn-in ground floor as well as mesh on the door.

This is certainly not something you’d want to carry on a solo expedition in the wilderness, but if you want something that your whole family can enjoy, this is it, and many people will tell you that.

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Another great feature about the Whiteduck Hot tents is that they come in a variety of sizes allowing up to 10 people to hang out and sleep in the tent at once. Personally, I think it sounds awful to be in a tent with 10 other people but I wouldn’t judge…ha!

Key Features:

  • 8.5oz Heavy Duty Cotton Canvas Fabric.
  • More Than 4 Sizing Options.
  • Big Enough For Up To 10 People (In Largest Size).


  • None!


How To Stay Safe While Hot Tenting

Although camping in a hot tent is fun, it’s important to ensure you stay safe while doing it. Here are some tips for hot tenting safely:

Avoid Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

When hot tenting, to stay safe from smoke and carbon monoxide poisoning, it is imperative to take fire safety measures.

Smoke and carbon monoxide can be stealthy and deadly, so it is best to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Sleepiness, slurred speech, and a red face are a few symptoms.

Don’t Fall Asleep With The Wood Stoves Burning.

Resist the urge to go to sleep with your stove still turned on

I know you will want to because I do too.

But I don’t.

You don’t want any material getting stuck in the pipe and accidentally causing a blockage- leading to dangerous gas buildup.

Ventilate Your Hot Tents.

First, you should make sure that your hot tent has proper ventilation. For the utmost safety, be sure to choose a spot for your hot tent that is well-ventilated with plenty of airflow.

Carry A Portable Carbon Monoxide Detector.

Another simple and safe added level of security would be to carry a portable detector like this one to alert you of any dangerous levels of gasses.

Don’t Place A Ground Sheet Under The Stove.

Make sure that if you are using a ground sheet underneath your stove, it is an actual rated fire mat. If you don’t do this, it can lead to a melted floor or even catch on fire.

Have a fire extinguisher (water) ready if need be.

Don’t Leave The Stove Going Unattended.

Never leave a fire unattended. There are many stories of people leaving their hot tents only to come back to them burnt down.

Just remember, if you are going to go hot tent camping and decide to burn wood inside your rain fly, that heat source CAN cause a fire.

So treat it with respect. (:

Avoid Flammable Materials Around The Wood Burning Stove.

Avoid using flammable materials near the stove like any of the MSR liquid fuel stoves. The last thing we need is for an ember from the fire to cause an explosion.

Don’t Rely On The Tent For Keeping Warm.

These hot tents for winter camping can be an excellent addition to your camping gear for providing protection and comfort from cold weather conditions, but they should not be relied upon as the sole source of warmth.

Pack clothes that will be warm enough for whatever winter conditions you might encounter.

Invest In A Winter Rated Sleeping Bag.

Invest in a proper winter-rated sleeping bag as this is your primary emergency insulator in winter environments.

Summary: Choosing The Best Hot Tent

Hot tents are becoming increasingly popular for camping, as they offer an unbeatable level of warmth and comfort.

The sheer pleasure of hot tents while camping in a chilly northern forest cannot be overstated.

Hot tents can vary greatly based on the purpose of your purchase, so it is critical to consider what you need before investing in one.

Tents come with different fabric types, two stove jacks (sometimes), different designs, sizes weights, and much more. When making a choice, bear this in mind and discover the best tent for your requirements.

I hope this article helps you make an informed decision when choosing between the best hot tents of 2023.

Hot Tents FAQ

Are Hot Tents Safe?

Yes, but they can be dangerous. Using a small, portable carbon monoxide detector is one of the several safety measures that can increase safety.

Does My Tent Need A Stove Jack To Use A Tent Stove?


Because of the fact that tent stoves heat up, the flue pipe gets super hot. Stove jacks are made with fire-resistant materials that will not melt or catch fire with the heat that directly touches the flue pipe.

Are Any Hot Tents Small And Packable?

Yes, within this list I added many options that are small, packable, yet still durable enough to last. However, most of the smaller and more packable options are not canvas tent material.

Canvas is going to be more durable.

I recently used the Rock Fortress (nylon fabric) out on a 2-week wilderness journey. It was packed in my pulk sled with lots of storage space to spare.

Does Setup Take More Than One Person

Setup can be done alone with all of the hot tents for winter on this list.

Hot Tent Resources

Suggested Reading:

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Out On The Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest by Ray Mears and Lars Falt

This is a comprehensive guide to living in the Boreal forest of the North. It examines all aspects of living in the wilderness in both winter and summer, from clothing, kit, and skills to cooking, survival techniques, and more.

It includes case studies of early explorers, as well as modern-day adventurers who found themselves stranded in the forest, and examines traditional and cultural practices related to bushcraft.

If you’re looking to explore the grandeur of nature, Out On The Land is an indispensable resource. Filled with vivid pictures and descriptions of the Northern beauty, along with practical tips on how best to take advantage of wilderness skills, this book will help you unlock the secrets and wonders that await outdoors.

With this book, you’ll be inspired to get your new hot tent out and bring it to the great White North.

Thanks for checking out my guide to the best Hot Tent of 2023!

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9 Best Hot Tents For Winter Camping (Ranked)? ›

Hot tent means a tent where you can use a stove in the tent, which is appreciated while winter camping. There are a number of things to keep in mind when planning the camping in a hot tent and not all tents are suitable for making a fire, either in a stove or as an open fire.

What is a hot tent for winter camping? ›

Hot tent means a tent where you can use a stove in the tent, which is appreciated while winter camping. There are a number of things to keep in mind when planning the camping in a hot tent and not all tents are suitable for making a fire, either in a stove or as an open fire.

What makes a tent 4-season? ›

What makes a 4-season tent? A 4-season tent is designed to withstand harsh winter weather. Built with a rigid structure to remain stable in high winds and utilising thicker walls to provide warmth and protection from snow, ice and hail, 4-season tents are intended to take anything mother nature throws at them.

How do Arctic tents stay warm? ›

Arctic tents have double walls for better insulation. They also feature extra rigid exoskeleton and have steeply angled sides to withstand fierce winds. Arctic tents enable using a stove inside to keep you warm and dry during the cold weather camping.

Which tent stays the coolest? ›

Choosing a lightweight fabric tent, like a pop-up tent is like giving your event a breath of fresh air. The lightweight fabric makes reliable shelter overhead while letting the breeze in. Keep in mind that these types of fabrics are typically translucent and don't fully block the sun's rays.

What is the best material for a tent in winter camping? ›

Insulation: Tents with more fabric on the inner walls will offer more insulation and warmth, and offer more protection from cold winds. Material: Choose a tent made of sturdy and durable materials, such as ripstop nylon or polyester.

What is a five season tent? ›

Expeditions or five-season tents are those made to withstand extreme mountain and snow conditions.

How cold is too cold to camp in a tent? ›

30 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 to -4 degrees Celsius) is generally considered too cold for camping in a tent, especially for those less experienced or not equipped with the right gear.

Is it warmer to sleep in car or tent? ›

Car camping in cold weather and sleeping in your car can be much warmer than tenting. Add reflectix wrap to windows, sleep on multiple layers, and create a heat barrier. Cars lose most of their heat through their windows so add reflectix wrap to windows before bed to lessen heat loss.

What kind of tents do they use in Antarctica? ›

A Scott Polar tent is a pyramid-shaped canvas tent standing about eight feet tall. It has no center pole but four sturdy wooden poles at each corner. The pyramid shape sits atop a box-shaped section of canvas. Inside, its dimension is about eight by eight feet.

Do you need a special tent for winter camping? ›

For high winds and heavy snowfall, a 4-season tent is recommended. 4-season tents have sturdier poles and heavier fabrics than 3-season tents so they can withstand powerful gusts of wind and heavy snow loads. They also have less mesh and the rainflys extend close to the ground to keep swirling snow from getting inside.

How cold is too cold for tent camping? ›

30 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 to -4 degrees Celsius) is generally considered too cold for camping in a tent, especially for those less experienced or not equipped with the right gear.

How do I choose a winter tent? ›

When it comes to finding a winter tent, the most important factor is warmth. You'll want to find an insulated tent with a proper weather-resistant outer layer. The best way to find a warm winter tent suited to your specific needs is to read online reviews from other winter campers.

What should I sleep on when camping in cold weather? ›

Two Sleeping Pads are Better Than One

The tried-and-true two-pad combination is a winter-grade air sleeping pad with reflective fabric, layered on top of a closed-cell foam pad with reflective surface. It's hard to get warmer than this setup in a light, packable sleep system.

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