How to assemble the Convertible Sauna Tent

The convertible sauna tent is versatile enough to be used for a sauna session that is done standing up, sitting down, or lying down.  The following instructions outline how to assemble the tent frame, place the cover over it, and additional tips depending on what method you would like to use for your sauna. 

Convertible Tent Frame

 

D = Depth

W = Width

L = Length

Frame kit includes:  8 L (Length) poles, 4 W (Width) poles, 6 D1 (Depth) poles, 6 D2 (Depth) poles, 2 Hanging poles, 4 Tee brackets, 8 corner brackets, and 2 couplings.

 

Note: For the stand-up/sit-down position, OMIT 2 Tee brackets, 1 D1 pole, and 1 D2 pole, so an opening is created for the door. Use the straight couplings in place of the Tee brackets, and D1+D2 poles to finish assembly of the frame.

To assemble: 

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1. Begin connecting the brackets and poles of the frame in any order you prefer, but make sure the bracket holes are pointed toward the inside of the tent.

2. Once the frame is assembled, begin to assemble the cover over it, starting with the longest panel of the tent - which has the door, ceiling, and back wall.

3. Orientate the sides according to the zipper pulls. They can only be assembled in one way – one is a right panel and one is a left panel.

4. Do not fasten all the Velcro to the poles during assembly. Use only 2-4 pieces, to help hold the panels in place, because you will need to move the panels around to zip them up.

5. Zip the panels together, and do not fasten the Velcro on the bottom until after you finish zipping the whole tent together. Lift the panels up above the top corners at least 4 inches, so you can pull the zipper around the corners. Otherwise it will be very difficult, and you will put too much pressure on the zippers.

The following video includes a step-by-step demonstration for assembling the tent in this way and how to hang the Sauna Fix. 

The tent can be assembled for use lying down, standing up, or sitting down. Below are some tips to assemble the tent for each position.

Lie-Down tips:

  • Make sure to remove the right-hand side panel and use the bamboo mats on the floor. Otherwise, you will lie on top of the right-hand panel and pop the bubbles, reducing the insulation capability of the panel. Bamboo mats are provided to lie on – two mats hook together to create a larger mat for the lie-down position.
  • In the lie-down position, the door zipper resembles a smiley face, so when you open the door it folds over on top of the tent. If the door opens and lies flat on the ground, the bubbles of the panel will pop when you crawl over it, which reduces the insulation capability of the panel. Orient the door correctly as described to preserve the functionality of the tent.
  • The left side of the tent will be open when in the lie-down position, which is the stand-up position floor. Install the solid panel over the opening by attaching the Velcro to the frame.
  • Two hanging poles are necessary to hang the sauna.
  • To convert from the stand-up position to the lie-down position, remove the straight couplings, and insert the T-brackets and D1+D2 poles. Flip the tent. There is no need to unzip any panels (except removing the right-hand panel). Simply loosen the Velcro along the floor to slightly lift up on the panels.

Stand-Up tips:

  • Use the coupling, instead of the T-brackets and D1-D2 poles, even if already assembled in a lie-down position.
  • Only one hanging pole is needed for this position.

Sit-Down tips:

  • An internal partition can be used to lower the ceiling. Tests performed with the tent show this is not necessary for faster sweating, as you will sweat extremely fast regardless, but you may still use it if you want.

Make sure to watch the embedded video above to see how to easy it is to convert the sauna between horizontal and vertical use.  

The following video shows how to install the internal partition into the tent: 

Additional tips: 

  • Use Velcro magic tape to secure the tent panels to the bottom frame. 
  • The tent panels only zip onto their respective sides. Figure out which end the door will go on so that you can orient the tent position based on where the door will be.
  • Try zipping and unzipping the door repeatedly for a few minutes to make it easier to operate. The more you zip the zippers, the easier they will work.  Don't worry about applying some pressure. These zippers are very industrial, so you can zip as much as you like. Find zipper tip videos here.
  • If you need to disassemble the tent, you can leave the corners on some of the poles. They will still fit inside of the tent bag.