The Relax Sauna (portable far infrared sauna tent) has been a front runner in the portable sauna showdown for the last two months. Truth be told, when I first used the Relax Sauna, I didn’t like it. But the reality was, I didn’t really like any portable sauna.
Yep, they just weren’t for me. I didn’t have them set up right, I wasn’t comfortable in them, and I was spoiled from using tall larger wooden saunas built for several people.
However, over the last two years, folks have been asking and asking for portable sauna reviews, and while I was resistant to do them again, the need pressed on from subscribers.
So I set out to do what I always do: test everything in house, my way, with no outsider influences.
To be candid with you, this is kind of a pain in the ass. I mean rooms full of portable saunas, week after week using them, filming them, getting other people to use them…
As you can imagine, this is only fun for a little while. But when you get into the nitty gritty of it all, the devil is in the details like usual.
So enough rambling… how did the Relax Sauna perform in the testing?
The Relax Sauna Is A Top Performer
Among 9 Portable Saunas
Now, remember when I said I didn’t like the Relax Sauna the first time I used it?
I also didn’t have a room full of every portable sauna brand on the planet to compare it too either.
As the weeks went on over the last two months, I would use the Relax Sauna, then a similar portable like a Synergy or Therasage… and then try a $200 Amazon portable sauna against them all.
I continued this several times, and started to get a real world feel for them. One or two uses, or god forbid just throwing up a review like some influencers do (without even owning the product) just isn’t enough to notice the nuances between them all.
The Relax Sauna is by far the fastest heating sauna out of all the portables. I would even go so far as to say it is the hottest out of all of them as well.
The far infrared delivery is much different than the others, since you get a low slow heat that rises from the wall panels in most portable infrared saunas.
In the Relax Sauna, the portable sauna tent does not have panels in the side walls, and all of the heat rises from the generators in the floor.
This not only builds a fast strong heat that is unique to this portable sauna, but it also makes it the only portable sauna on the market that has a multi-fold tent.
(meaning, the tent folds up like a sun visor… much much smaller than any other on the market.)
That said, if you’re looking for the smallest, most portable infrared sauna for travel, this might be it.
EMF & VOC’s
If you know me at all, you know I’m an absolute stickler for EMF and VOC’s in saunas. It’s supposed to be a healing piece of equipment, so when sauna companies start with the bullshit mumbo jumbo that doesn’t live up to the claims, I get a little heated.
Before I even tell you my thoughts on this sauna, you should know up front that no portable sauna on the market is perfect.
Let me say that again…
There is no portable sauna on the market that is absolutely perfect. Everyone wants fast heating, no emf, no voc, under 10lbs, less than $200 bucks, and blah blah… it just isn’t going to happen.
Every portable sauna on the market has some level of EMF, VOC, and cost compromise associated with it. The Relax Sauna is no exception. It has some magnetic fields down by the feet, and a slight odor when unpacking the tent for the first time and heating it up. I’m not super sensitive to this, but compared to some of the other portable saunas that fill an entire room with off-gassing you can smell down the hall, this is much better.
Is It The Best Portable Sauna On The Market?
That said, I’m beginning to become a bit more lenient with my ways, because I recognize that there are a TON of folks out there who either don’t have the money for a sauna, don’t have the space, are renting an apartment like I was and are NOT in their forever home, travel for business a lot, and on and on…
So one of my mistakes of being so critical of portable saunas early on, was not taking into account the needs of others in different situations.
I’m telling you all of this because a “not – so – perfect” portable sauna can still give you healing heat therapy in any space, which is better than no infrared therapy at all in my opinion now, after years of doing this.
Bottom line: after testing all of the portable saunas, the Relax is a good option given the EMF is kept at the feet and VOC’s are minimal. Some folks may not agree with that, but all of the other portable saunas have the same hurdles with such a small cabin.
My review of the Relax Sauna is not over with. I’m still using it during the 30 for 30 sauna challenge on YouTube every night, and comparing it with other portable saunas.
But I’ve seen enough (and felt enough really) to know for certain that it is one of the top performers among all the portable saunas.
Maybe there are some points about it that aren’t for everybody, (for instance Chris doesn’t like the timer noise or something, meanwhile he’s sweating bullets lol), but overall it’s a super solid performer considering everything on the market in 2020 – 2021.
Conslusion: Buy It Or Not?
So Matt, you’ve said a ton here… a lot of it context, experiences, and opinion.
But I need a damn sauna, and I need it now. Should I buy this or not?
Haha, hopefully you get my humor. 🙂
If you’re looking for a portable sauna, and you want one of the best, you should definitely buy the Relax Sauna.
It isn’t the cheapest portable sauna on the market, but if you want a deep penetrating sweat, that can fit almost anywhere, and give you that big heat feel in a small package, this is it.
When I use my Relax Sauna compared to other far infrared portable saunas, I seem to sweat faster and at a higher heat in less time.
Relax Sauna Discount For Subscribers
If the Relax Sauna is right for you, Phil has given me a discount code for my subscribers. Heads up also, the price is going up next month according to Relax… not trying to push you into anything, just wanted you to know ahead of time if whatever I say in the videos changes later.
To purchase your Relax Sauna, go to www.relaxsaunas.com and use coupon code justice for an additional discount for my subscribers.