Portable Infrared Sauna

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Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

9 Comments to Portable Infrared Sauna

  1. Dear Christen da Costa,

    Your review on portable infrared saunas is one of the worst reviews I’ve ever read.

    You began with the words, “We’re not sure that “elevating your heart rate” is something you wanna advertise…” Christen, if you think that ‘elevating one’s heart rate’ through sauna use is “bad” for your health, then you clearly did not do even the barest minimum amount of research into the health benefits of Far Infrared before writing this review. You knocked Far Infrared without knowing a darned thing about it! And you dare to call this a ‘REVIEW’ and yourself a ‘REVIEWER?’ Shame on you for writing ‘reviews’ on products you haven’t even researched! Shame on you for misleading readers!

    • Wait. You’re criticizing me for my over sight. How about the fact that you said I called this a review. At one point did I indicate that this was a “review”. Did you see that in the title of the article or any reference to a “hands on”?

  2. The customer service is terrible at sunlight sauna’s. Quite unfortunate as it has been touted as a good product. I had an issue with my sauna, and called in for help, the “customer care” representative basically told me sternly “tough luck” – not the exact words, but might as well have been.

  3. #2, Evan – Why do you say Sunlight Saunas so bad? I am looking at those but can find few reviews, so if you have any more info, I’d be interested. Thanks.

    • I Agree with Bill Westel that the customer service is terrible at sunlight sauna’s. Quite unfortunate as it has been touted as a good product. I had an issue with my sauna also, and called in for help, the “customer care” representative basically told me sternly “tough luck” – not the exact words, but might as well have been.

  4. I happen to be a fan of the traditional style saunas too, because of the experience, but there is no denying there are some advantages to the Infrared technology.
    Number one is the effectivness. There is evidence that the Infrared waves penetrate deeper into the skin than radiated heat and this increases the effectivness of the detoxifying powers of a sauna. The convenience is also commendable. They are quicker to get ready and can be placed in many situations where ventilating a traditional stove is not practical.
    So if you are looking for detoxification and/or convenience Infrared may be the way to go. If you are looking for an enjoyable and soothing experinece it is almost impossible to beat a tradithonal sauna. To take it to a whole new level a traditional Native Amertican sweat lodge is a truely unforgettable experience.

  5. Evan Clifthorne

    Just because it’s not a traditional, and unbelievably hot Finnish style sauna does NOT mean that it isn’t a real sauna. A sauna is something that you get inside, and you sweat; end of story. By that definition, this thing fits.

    But beyond that, this one up above looks TERRIBLE. But that’s only that one reviewed up above. It looks like it was made by Sunlight Saunas, which is indeed a horrible brand, and the overpriced $5k price tag sounds like them as well.

    But that doesn’t mean that ALL infrared saunas are bad. A decent one should run you about 2.5k for a two-person, and they actually have a lot of benefits OVER the Finnish style that above comment leaver is raving about. For one, they’re not NEARLY as hot – and you can stay in them without feeling like you’re roasting in an oven, and that you have to leave every 5 min. for a breather.

    Also – to say that “elevating your heart rate” is a bad thing is ludicrous. A traditional sauna will do the exact same thing, because that’s what happens when you’re hot and start to sweat. It’s also what happens when you go running.

    End Conclusion? The review above is absolute bunk, when it comes to infrared saunas in general, as is the first comment. The only thing it has right is that that specific sauna is indeed awful. If you want a good deal, look for one that includes a heat rated DVD player as well. That’s what really makes the time enjoyable.

  6. E. J. Kangas

    That is NOT a sauna, and it should NOT be called a sauna.

    My grandparents came from Finland, and built REAL saunas in Finland and the United States. My Dad built REAL saunas, and my brothers have built REAL saunas.

    To call that thing a sauna is marketing fraud.

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Portable Infrared Sauna

Lifestyle 36 Views

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

2 Comments to Portable Infrared Sauna

  1. Dear Christen da Costa,

    Your review on portable infrared saunas is one of the worst reviews I’ve ever read.

    You began with the words, “We’re not sure that “elevating your heart rate” is something you wanna advertise…” Christen, if you think that ‘elevating one’s heart rate’ through sauna use is “bad” for your health, then you clearly did not do even the barest minimum amount of research into the health benefits of Far Infrared before writing this review. You knocked Far Infrared without knowing a darned thing about it! And you dare to call this a ‘REVIEW’ and yourself a ‘REVIEWER?’ Shame on you for writing ‘reviews’ on products you haven’t even researched! Shame on you for misleading readers!

    • Wait. You’re criticizing me for my over sight. How about the fact that you said I called this a review. At one point did I indicate that this was a “review”. Did you see that in the title of the article or any reference to a “hands on”?

  2. The customer service is terrible at sunlight sauna’s. Quite unfortunate as it has been touted as a good product. I had an issue with my sauna, and called in for help, the “customer care” representative basically told me sternly “tough luck” – not the exact words, but might as well have been.

  3. #2, Evan – Why do you say Sunlight Saunas so bad? I am looking at those but can find few reviews, so if you have any more info, I’d be interested. Thanks.

    • I Agree with Bill Westel that the customer service is terrible at sunlight sauna’s. Quite unfortunate as it has been touted as a good product. I had an issue with my sauna also, and called in for help, the “customer care” representative basically told me sternly “tough luck” – not the exact words, but might as well have been.

  4. I happen to be a fan of the traditional style saunas too, because of the experience, but there is no denying there are some advantages to the Infrared technology.
    Number one is the effectivness. There is evidence that the Infrared waves penetrate deeper into the skin than radiated heat and this increases the effectivness of the detoxifying powers of a sauna. The convenience is also commendable. They are quicker to get ready and can be placed in many situations where ventilating a traditional stove is not practical.
    So if you are looking for detoxification and/or convenience Infrared may be the way to go. If you are looking for an enjoyable and soothing experinece it is almost impossible to beat a tradithonal sauna. To take it to a whole new level a traditional Native Amertican sweat lodge is a truely unforgettable experience.

  5. Evan Clifthorne

    Just because it’s not a traditional, and unbelievably hot Finnish style sauna does NOT mean that it isn’t a real sauna. A sauna is something that you get inside, and you sweat; end of story. By that definition, this thing fits.

    But beyond that, this one up above looks TERRIBLE. But that’s only that one reviewed up above. It looks like it was made by Sunlight Saunas, which is indeed a horrible brand, and the overpriced $5k price tag sounds like them as well.

    But that doesn’t mean that ALL infrared saunas are bad. A decent one should run you about 2.5k for a two-person, and they actually have a lot of benefits OVER the Finnish style that above comment leaver is raving about. For one, they’re not NEARLY as hot – and you can stay in them without feeling like you’re roasting in an oven, and that you have to leave every 5 min. for a breather.

    Also – to say that “elevating your heart rate” is a bad thing is ludicrous. A traditional sauna will do the exact same thing, because that’s what happens when you’re hot and start to sweat. It’s also what happens when you go running.

    End Conclusion? The review above is absolute bunk, when it comes to infrared saunas in general, as is the first comment. The only thing it has right is that that specific sauna is indeed awful. If you want a good deal, look for one that includes a heat rated DVD player as well. That’s what really makes the time enjoyable.

  6. E. J. Kangas

    That is NOT a sauna, and it should NOT be called a sauna.

    My grandparents came from Finland, and built REAL saunas in Finland and the United States. My Dad built REAL saunas, and my brothers have built REAL saunas.

    To call that thing a sauna is marketing fraud.

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