Hot Tent Comparison: Wood Stove Jack Shelters Guide 2019

Luxe shelters are pyramid, octagon, hexagon and dome shaped hot tents for winter camping and hunting. What is a hot tent? We sew stove jacks into the tent, which makes it possible to put a wood stove inside, and run a chimney through the tent wall. This makes it so that you can burn wood as a heat source, to cook food or even dry clothing.

Luxe Tipi Hot Tent with Wood Stove

The general rule is (depending on the size of the person and stove) that wood stoves use roughly 1/3 of a tents floorspace to safely operate. This means adding a stove would turn a 2-person into a 1-person shelter, as an example. 

Depending on the size of the person and the stove, you may also have the option to use an inner tent and wood stove together. Generally you can only use a small stove inside a small tent, in this regard.

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Our Hot Tent Size Differences

  • 1-Person and Stove:  Hexpeak Tipi (2P) and Minipeak Pyramid (2P)
  • Up to 2-Person and Stove:  Hexpeak XL (3P) and Minipeak XL (3P)
  • Up to 3-Person and Stove:  Octopeak Tipi (6P) and Megahorn Tipi (4P)
  • Up to 4-Person and Stove:  Twinpeak (5P) Double Tipi with Awning
  • Up to 6-Person and Stove:  Hercules Dome (8P) and Megahorn XL Tipi (8P)

 

Hexpeak 1-person and Stove Tipi Hot Tent

Our Hexpeak can use a trekking pole to pitch, making it a lightweight option for backpacking or any outdoor activity where you need a shelter to pack into a small place. The main body of the tent is made of ripstop silnylon fabric, which makes it ultralight and portable.

It has a max size of 2 people (without the stove) and a single door entrance near the stove jack placement, so a larger wood stove would not be as convenient because you would have to avoid brushing up against the hot stove pipe when entering or exiting the shelter. Above 6' in height? See Hexpeak XL version.

However, it is our lightest and most packable hot tent, so if weight is the most important to you, than this shelter is the one!

You have the option to use our Half-hex 1.5 inner tent, together with a small wood stove. You may have to use DIY heat shield to protect inner. 

Hexpeak Tipi for 1-person and Wood Stove

  • Person: 1 with stove under 6' tall
  • Weight:  1.6 lbs
  • Fabric:  Ripstop Silnylon
  • Doors:  1
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  3.5

Shop Now: Hexpeak Tipi Tent

 

Minipeak 1-person and Stove Pyramid Hot Tent

Our Minipeak can use a trekking pole to pitch, making it a lightweight option for backpacking. The main body of the tent is made of ripstop polyester fabric, which makes it lightweight, strong and more affordable.

It has a max size of 2 people (without the stove) and a 2 door entrance, making it more convenient to enter and exit the shelter, and not be passing by a hot wood stove. Above 6' tall? See Minipeak XL version.

If a few extra ounces is not important to you over money, this shelter is for you. The Minipeak has more usable floorspace, better performing fabric and is our most budget friendly shelter available.

You have the option to hook in our 1-person pyramid inner, together with a small wood stove.

Minipeak Pyramid Tent for 1-person and Wood Stove

  • Person: 1 with stove under 6' tall
  • Weight:  2.2 lbs
  • Fabric:  Ripstop Polyester
  • Doors:  2
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  3.5

Shop Now: Minipeak Pyramid Tent

 

Hexpeak XL up to 2-person and Stove Tipi Hot Tent

Like our standard Hexpeak, the XL version can use a trekking pole to pitch with an extension, making it a lightweight option for backpacking or any outdoor activity where you need a shelter to pack into a small place. The main body of the tent is made of ripstop silnylon fabric, which makes it ultralight and portable.

It has a max size of 3 people (up to 2 with stove). Since there is only one door near the wood stove you, it would be easier to use a smaller stove or be careful with a larger stove.

However, it is our most spacious lightest and most packable hot tent, for the solo camper who is going to be our in 4-season conditions and who is going to backpack in let's say 15 miles.

You have the option to use our Half-hex 1.5 inner tent in standard and XL size, together with a small or medium sized wood stove. 

Hexpeak XL Tipi for up to 2-person and Stove

  • Person: 1 with stove any height
  • Weight:  starting at 1.9 lbs
  • Fabric:  Ripstop Silnylon
  • Doors:  1
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  up to 4

Shop Now: Hexpeak XL Tipi

 

Minipeak XL up to 2-person and Stove Pyramid Hot Tent

Like our standard Minipeak, the XL version can use a trekking pole to pitch with an extension, designed exclusively for backpack hunting or any outdoor activity where you need a tent wood stove in the backcountry. The main body of the tent is made of ripstop polyester fabric, which makes it lightweight and portable.

It has a max size of 3 people (up to 2 with stove) and a 2 door entrance, making it more convenient to enter and exit the shelter, and not be passing by a hot wood stove.

You have the option to use our XL Pyramid 1.5 inner tent with winter walls, together with a small or medium sized wood stove. 

Minipeak XL 3-person Pyramid Hot Tent

  • Person: up to 2 with stove
  • Weight:  2.9 lbs
  • Fabric:  Ripstop Polyester
  • Doors:  2
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  3.5

Shop Now: Minipeak XL Pyramid Tent

 

Twinpeak up to 4-person and Stove Hot Tent

The Twinpeak Hot Tent can use two trekking poles to pitch with an extension, designed for base camping or any outdoor activity where you need a tent wood stove in the backcountry. The main body of the tent is made of polyester fabric, which makes it lightweight and portable.

It has a max size of 5 people (up to 4 with stove) and 3 door entrances, making it more convenient to enter and exit the shelter, and one of which opens to create a tent awning.

You have the option to use our 4-person inner tent, together with a small or medium sized wood stove. 

Twinpeak Hot Tent with Awning

  • Person: 4 with stove
  • Weight:  6.3 lbs
  • Fabric:  Polyester FR
  • Doors:  4 - 2 with bug screens
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  4

Shop Now: Twinpeak Hot Tent with Awning

 

Octopeak up to 3-person and Stove Tipi Hot Tent

The Octopeak can use two trekking poles to pitch, or dedicated pole, making it a ultralight option for backpacking or any outdoor activity where you need a large shelter to pack into a small place. The main body of the tent is made of ripstop silnylon fabric, which makes it ultralight and portable.

It has a max size of 6 people (up to 3 with stove) and may have one or two doors near the stove jack placement, depending on which tent options you choose.

Additionally, it is our most spacious lightest and most packable hot tent, for 2 people winter backpacking in 4-season conditions and who is going to backpack in let's say 15 miles. This shelter was designed for backpack hunting and winter backpacking.

You have the option to use a single 1-person pyramid, 1.5 inner or 2.5-person V8 inner, or one of two bathtub floors, together with a small, medium or large tent stove. A DIY heat shield may be needed when using a 2.5 bathtub floor. 

Octopeak Tipi for up to 3-person and Stove

  • Person: up to 3 with stove
  • Weight:  starting at 3 lbs
  • Fabric:  Ripstop Silnylon
  • Doors:  up to 2
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  up to 4

Shop Now: Octopeak Tipi Hot Tent

 

Megahorn up to 3-person and Stove Tipi Hot Tent

The Megahorn tipi is the perfect balance between a cabin and a tent in the woods. The main body of the tent is made of polyester fabric, which makes it more affordable and to combat the stretch of using a tent made of silnylon. You can also get this tent with the inside UV reflective coating for shade in the desert and to reflect heat back in the cold (White only). This is our most portable shelter that is one step above sleeping in a standard tent.

It has a max size of 4 people (up to 3 with stove,) and 2 doors to enter and exit the shelter. The stove jack is placed away from the door, to make it easier to slip by the stove.

This shelter is our most balanced shelter design, to use while car camping, throw in a pulk or backpacking in 10 miles on a hunt in a snowstorm. Hitting the sweet spot between portability, livability and performance.

You have the option to use a single 1-person pyramid, 1.5 inner, 2-person Mega-inner or 2.5-person V8 inner, or one of two bathtub floors, together with a small, medium or large tent stove. A DIY heat shield may be needed when using a 2.5 bathtub floor. 

Megahorn Tipi for up to 3-person and Stove

  • Person: up to 3 with stove
  • Weight:  6.6 lbs
  • Fabric:  Polyester FR
  • Doors:  2 with bug screens
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  4

Shop Now: Megahorn Tipi Hot Tent

 

Megahorn XL up to 6-person and Stove Tipi Hot Tent

The Megahorn XL is the perfect balance between a backpacking tipi and a canvas tent. The main body of the tent is made of polyester fabric, which makes it more affordable and to combat the stretch of using a tent made of silnylon. This shelter is portable and lightweight compared to an outfitter style canvas tent.

It has a max size of 8 people (up to 6 with stove) and 2 doors to enter and exit the shelter. The stove jack is placed away from the door, to make it easier to slip by the stove or the peak cap can be removed allowing you to run a wood stove chimney through the center, using a tent protector sleeve.

This is a floorless tipi tent however it comes with a removable buckle-in floor that you can leave at home or roll back if you choose.

Megahorn XL 8-person Hot Tipi Tent

  • Person: up to 6 with stove
  • Weight:  9.2 lbs
  • Fabric:  Polyester FR
  • Doors:  2 with bug screens
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  4

Shop Now: Megahorn XL Tipi Hot Tent

 

Hercules up to 6-person and Stove Dome Hot Tent

The Hercules tent is unique from the others, because it is a truly free standing tent, which means that stakes are not required to set it up. It is the closest thing to a house that we offer out of our shelter line.

It has a waterproof and seam taped outer tent, and a secondary rainfly cap to protect the zippered vents in heavy rain. The main body of the tent is made of Oxford fabric, and the secondary rainfly cap made of Polyester fabric. This makes it our most bombproof and durable shelter.

It has a max size of 8 people (up to 6 with stove,) and 3 doors to enter and exit the shelter. The stove jack is placed near one of the doors, and requires you to use a 45 or 90 degree elbow to run the chimney out of the tent. You also have the option to run a chimney out of the center of the floorspace, but a tent protector pipe sleeve is required and the secondary rainfly cap must be removed.

This shelter is our most livable shelter design, to use while car camping, throw in a pulk or as a survival shelter in a natural disaster. You can live in this shelter full time, if you choose, in the dead of winter.

The Hercules comes with a removable floor which buckles in over the sod skirts. You have the option to use a single 1-person pyramid, 1.5 inner, 2-person Mega-inner or 2.5-person V8 inner. You would be required to fold back the included tent floor to burn a wood stove without a heat shield. 

Hercules Hot Tent for up to 6-person and Stove

  • Person: up to 6 with stove
  • Weight:  31 lbs with removable floor
  • Fabric:  Oxford and Polyester
  • Doors:  3 with bug screens
  • Wood Stove Jack:  Yes
  • Season:  4

 

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Updated: October 2019