It’s not easy to stay warm, keep your gear dry, and cook while camping in cold weather if you don’t have the proper setup. Using a tent with a stove jack provides a solution to each of these problems.
A tent with a stove jack is necessary if you would like to reap the benefits of using a stove within an enclosed tent. These tents are specially fitted with a fire and heat resistant hole built into the tent’s roof or wall. The stove’s chimney pipe fits through this hole in order to vent smoke and harmful gas out of the tent directly.
If you’re looking for the best tent with a stove jack in 2021, we’ve done the research for you. We tested 23 tents with stove jacks and narrowed it down to a list of the top 6 based on size, portability, weather resistance, and ease of set up.
Best Teepee Tent with Stove Jack – One Tigris Iron Wall New Version
|Fabric Type||20D Silicon-coated Nylon|
The One Tigris Iron Wall is an excellent tent for a solo camper looking for a versatile, minimalist setup.
It’s an incredibly lightweight tent, making it very easy to transport from between camping locations or your vehicle. In fact, it only weighs 4.2 pounds, making it the second lightest weight tent on our list.
Although some people may primarily be interested in a tent with a stove jack for winter camping, anyone looking for a tent that can be used any time of year will appreciate this tent’s versatility. It’s a 4 season tent, so you’ll be able to use it any time of year.
Considering this is a 4 season tent, we’re surprised at how affordable it is.
We noticed with the old version of this tent that the inner mesh zipper was on the same side as the stove jack. This made it very difficult to get in or out of the tent when using the stove. The current tent design has now been dramatically improved. They’ve moved the bug-proof zippered liner away from the side the stove jack is on. This allows you to get into the tent and access the sleeping area without climbing over the stove.
The layout of the tent’s interior is very well thought out. It has a divider that allows you to create 2 separate rooms inside the tent. This effectively gives you one room for sleeping and one fireplace room. For a 1 person tent, this provides an excellent division of living space.
If you’re looking for a lightweight teepee tent that you can use in all seasons without breaking the bank, the new version of the One Tigris Wall is your best bet.
Best Hunting Tent with Stove Jack – Guide Gear Deluxe
This tent will keep you well protected from the elments on your next hunting trip.
Dealing with the rain while stuck in a tent is one thing, it’s an entirely different story when you’re using a stove. You need to have proper ventilation, but if it’s raining, it can sometimes be a balancing act between preventing rain from entering the tent and allowing for airflow. Thankfully, this tent makes that balance easier to maintain with rain-protected vents. The opening at the peak is covered in a way that blocks the rain but still allows proper airflow throughout the tent. There are also multiple ground vents throughout the bottom section of the tent that provides even more airflow.
The floor is also built to keep you dry. It’s fully sealed and reliably waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about leaks from below. And so you don’t have to bring muddy gear inside the tent, they’ve included a vestibule with a floor that can be completely enclosed.
It’s also a very spacious tent. The peak height is 9 feet 10 inches, which provides plenty of headroom for even the tallest person. And with its width and length, both 18 feet, it has a very roomy feel throughout the entire interior and is meant to sleep 8 people.
The tent is pretty heavy, though. It weighs a total of 23.15 pounds, not exactly the heaviest tent on our list but far from the lightest. It could make transportation a bit more difficult, so you’ll want to consider how far you’ll typically be transporting it from your vehicle before making the purchase.
Any hunter looking for a spacious, waterproof tent for multiple campers won’t be disappointed with the Guide Gear Deluxe.
Best Canvas Tent with Double Stove Jack – Danchel Outdoor
|Fabric Type||Fiberglass Silicone fabric|
The material chosen for this tent is cotton canvas, which provides an efficient balance between durability and breathability. This cotton canvas helps keep the elements outside and helps maintain a more consistent interior temperature.
The Danchel Outdoor features 2 stove jackets, one at the roof and one on the wall, allowing you an advanced ability to customize the ventilation of your stove.
The tent wall material’s waterproof rating is a respectable 3000mm, which provides excellent protection from the rain. It also has tub floors to maximize protection against water pooling around the base of the tent. And on top of its resistance to the rain, it’s also incredibly sturdy, allowing it to withstand high winds and has impressive protection against bugs. When it comes down to it, this tent offers some of the best protection against every element out of all the tents on our list.
At a generous 10-foot center height, the headroom is just about the same as the Guide Gear Deluxe and makes changing and moving around easy.
The tent is a bit of a heavyweight, though. It weighs a total of 44 pounds, which is not surprising for a canvas tent, but something you’ll still want to keep in mind. You should also note that it dries very slowly, which can be a bit of a pain after periods of heavy rain.
We really liked how quick this tent was to set up. You can actually even set it up solo in about 15-20 minutes.
The tent’s price is ok, especially compared to other canvas tents like the Kodiak Canvas or Teton Sports.
Overall, this is a heavy-duty, durable tent that will keep you warm, dry, and protected from the elements.
Best Ultralight Teepee Tent with Stove Jack – Preself Tipi
|Fabric Type||210T patterned polyester|
If you’re looking for an ultralight tent that won’t weigh you down or break the bank, the Preself Tipi is a great option.
It weighs 1.4 pounds when unpacked and 3.4 pounds when packed up, making it the lightest weight tent on our list. It comes with a convenient storage bag which, combined with its ultralight weight, makes it an incredibly portable tent.
The tent also has a great, budget-friendly price. So if you’re looking for a reg tent and want to save some money, this is the tent for you.
Like the Guide Gear Deluxe, this tent features rain-protected vents to ensure the tent has proper airflow and prevents water from getting during a storm.
The stove jack is located pretty close to the door. This means when there’s a stove in the tent, it will partially block the door, making entering and exiting more difficult. You should also know the tent is floorless, so you’ll need to get a tarp or floor mat to provide protection from the ground.
This tent says it will fit 1 person, but if you don’t need a lot of room, you might be able to fit 2 people. If you can keep gear to a minimum and don’t mind tight sleeping quarters, you’ll be able to fit 2 people, otherwise, it may only be suitable for a solo camper. This tent’s center height is 4 foot 7 inches, which means you’ll likely have to crouch, and it could be a bit uncomfortable changing in.
Considering the included features and lightweight design, this is a good budget tent option. However, we think you should keep in mind not to expect high-end features and quality at a budget price.
Budget Canvas Tent with a Stove Jack – Outop Bell Tent
|Fabric Type||Cotton Canvas|
The Outop Bell tent provides a budget option for campers who prefer a canvas tent.
It’s around $150-200 USD cheaper than other canvas tents like the Danchel or Kodiak Canvas. That’s a significant price savings that either keeps money in your wallet or can go towards the purchase of a stove or other camping gear.
We’d expect a low-price tent to lack the quality of its materials and design, but we’re amazed at the high standard to which this tent has been manufactured. It has a P540 PVC groundsheet, which is actually thick, durable, and a real value for a tent like this. And it has some serious protection against wind and rain by any standards, let alone for a budget-priced tent.
The addition of bug mesh is really appreciated. It provides some peace of mind having that extra layer of protection against insects.
For many people, the set up of this tent will require a second person. However, if you’re an experienced camper and are skilled at setting up tents, you might be able to set it up solo. If you plan on doing a solo set up, we’d advise you to try it out at home first before bringing it out into the wilderness on your own.
One of the downsides of this tent is how heavy it is. But that’s to be expected with all canvas tents, so there are no surprises there. So it might be more of a burden to transport, but the heavier weight’s flipside value is the increased durability and stability.
This tent provides significant value and protection at a budget price. So, if you like canvas and saving money, you can stop your search with the Outop Bell tent.
Best set of 2 (Tent + Stove) – Russian Bear Got Tent
|Fabric Type||Canvas, Tarp, Fabric|
Are you looking for a tent and stove combo option? The Russian Bear Got tent is not only an excellent shelter, but it also comes with a specially designed stove.
One problem faced by some stove tent campers is that when they purchase the tent and stove separately, they are not suitable for each other. Sometimes that means the stove flu won’t fit through the stove jack or that the stove is either too big or too small for the interior tent space. Russian Bear makes it easy to avoid these problems by including a stove designed specifically for this tent model. It takes the guesswork out of compatibility, guaranteeing an efficient tent/stove fit.
This tent is well designed for winter camping. The 3-layer flooring helps keep you warm in two ways--it helps to maintain a consistent interior temperature while at the same time preventing snow from melting underneath the tent. When the snow melts, it won’t only soak the floor, you’ll also lose a valuable layer of natural insulation.
And not only is this tent great for winter, but it can also be easily adapted for summer camping. It’s designed with a dual-layer awning system, so you can remove the inner awning layer to allow better ventilation during the summer.
One of the features we found pretty unique is the use of wooden poles. To be completely honest, it’s the first tent with wooden poles we’ve ever seen and definitely an interesting design choice.
This is a durable tent, designed for longevity and to be reliably waterproof in all seasons.
It’s an efficient setup that we’d highly recommend and definitely convenient that Russian Bear offers the tent/stove combo option. However, it might be possible to find a cheaper deal if you purchase a stove and a tent separately.
To make the decision of which tent with a stove jack is right for your camping needs, we’ll discuss a few considerations you’ll want to take into account before you make your purchase.
You need to consider how often you’ll be moving your tent around. It’s not uncommon for some hunters to pick one spot and set up camp there for extended periods of time without ever moving. If you’re in a similar situation and only plan to set up your tent once on each outing, you’ll be able to choose a heavier tent with features that matter more to you than portability.
However, if you frequently move camp, enjoy having the flexibility to switch up location on the fly, or typically have to walk your gear a considerable distance to your camping spot, you need to make sure the tent is light and easy enough to carry between locations.
Everybody would ideally like their tent to be durable. However, you’ll often have to sacrifice something in order to get durability. Sometimes durability comes from tent and pole material. For instance, canvas and steel are both very durable, but they’re also very heavy, so you’ll be sacrificing portability.
Perhaps the most common expense of durability is the financial cost. Well-made tents with quality parts that will last you a while will typically cost more. So if you value durability, you should likely be prepared to spend a bit extra for it.
It’s important to plan out your budget in order to narrow down the choices. If you can pick a range you’re willing and able to spend, you’ll effectively eliminate any tent that falls outside that range.
Something to keep in mind is that you’ll likely have to sacrifice certain qualities and features if you have a lower budget. One of those qualities may be durability and longevity, so you’ll have to keep in mind that you’ll likely have to replace the tent sooner than a more expensive, longer-lasting tent. At the end of the day, it’s a balance between upfront investment or short-term savings. You just need to think critically about your budget.
Seasons and weather
The type of weather you’d like to have the option to camp in matters and should inform your buying decision. If you only plan to camp in the cold during the winter, you should focus on tents that retain heat well and can hold the weight of snow. However, if you plan to camp year-round, you’ll want to make sure the tent has a balance of both heat retention and proper ventilation for winter and summer, respectively.
A tent’s ability to withstand rain, wind, sun, and snow is essential to consider as well. If you camp during seasons prone to high winds and heavy rains, wind and water resistance should be a top priority for you.
There are a few key factors that make a tent water-resistant you’ll want to look for. The seams should either be heat sealed, glued, or have waterproof stitching to prevent leaking at the weak points where the tent fabric meets. There should be a reliable rainfly with a high waterproof rating to prevent saturation. The design of the tent also plays a factor in water resistance. For instance, the flatter the roof of the tent, the more likely it will become saturated and leak. Bathtub floors, which are tent floors that extend up a few inches along the sides, are very useful in preventing leaks around the corners of the tent.
When it comes to wind resistance, tents that have steel poles and stakes can be very effective at holding up against heavy winds. However, the downside is that they will weigh more, so you’ll sacrifice some portability.
Keep in mind, the more seasons the tent is designed for, and the better its weather resistance, the more money it will typically cost. So, be prepared to pay for these qualities.
Ease of set up
There are more considerations when it comes to tent size when dealing with stove jack tents than with standard tents. Of course, you’ll need to factor in how many campers and gear you need to fit in the tent, just like you would think about with a standard tent. However, you’ll also need to consider that you’ll have a stove in the tent, which takes up room on the floor plan. The stove also needs to be able to heat the tent properly, so if you have a tiny stove and a huge tent, you may not receive adequate heat. On the other hand, if you have a very large stove and very small tent, it may not fit.
Depending on your camping experience, you may want a tent that is easier to set up. Some tents, especially larger hunting tents, can be more complicated to set up than standard tents. If you struggle with setting up tents or have no experience camping, you’ll want a tent that has an easy set up process. Even if you are an experienced camper and good at setting up tents, you still may prefer a tent with an easier set up if you plan on using it frequently, moving around a lot, or just like the quick and easy convenience.
If you’re confident in your tent set up skills and don’t plan to move around a lot, you won’t have to take the ease of set up into as much consideration and instead can focus on attributes such as idea size, shapes, and features instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although you can theoretically add a stove jack to any tent, there are some tents that are not suitable for use with a stove. For instance, ultralight backpacker tents with very little interior space could be dangerous to use a stove in even if you installed a stove jack because there is not enough room between the stove and the walls and roof of the tent.
Yes, you can put a wood stove in a nylon tent as long as a stove jack has been installed, there is adequate space inside the tent, and the tent has proper ventilation. Also, it is essential to look for nylon that has been treated with heat retardant chemicals to prevent the tent from burning down in the event of sparks or fire outside of the stove.
Burn wood until you have a bed of coals. After, remove any material that cannot burn. Then, spread the remaining evenly coals over the bottom of the stove. Place a small quantity of kindling over the coals. After the kindling is burning properly, add a few medium-sized pieces and one large piece of slow-burning wood to the fire. Pine, oak, or hickory are preferable. Burn the logs until they have a layer of hot coal. Then reduce the airflow, making sure not to cut it off entirely.
You can use a camping stove inside as long as it is properly vented. You should not use propane or any other gas or liquid fuel stove inside because there is typically no way to vent the fumes that result from the burning of the fuel. Many people die each year from using a gas stove inside a tent because of poisoning from carbon monoxide, a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas. If you plan to use a stove inside a tent, a wood-burning stove with a flue pipe that directs smoke and gas directly out of the tent is recommended.