Ready to take your winter camping trip to the next level with a cozy, wood burning stove keeping you tent nice and toasty? Adding a wood burning stove to your tent is a great way to keep warm, dry gear, and allow you to camp in much colder temperatures than what you might expect. To do that, you’ll need a 4-season tent equipped with a stove jack, which allows a small chimney to exit the tent.
To help you decide which option is right for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite options for a variety of scenarios.
Read on for our full review, or simply check out our top picks below:
Best Winter Camping Tents with a Stove Jack
Best Overall: OneTigris Rock Fortress
The most versatile hot tent in our review, the OneTigris sleeps 4-6 people along with gear. Easy to set-up with a single central pole and crafted from high-quality, durable materials.
- Easy set-up
- Durable materials
- Equipped for all seasons
- Condensation can be an issue
Our top pick is the popular OneTigris Rock Fortress hot tent. This gets our pick for its’ competitive price, excellent features, and long-term durability.
The Rock Fortress is a teepee style tent that comes with a single center pole that makes initial setup easy. Simply attached the pole to the center of the tent and then use the provided guy lines and tent stakes to complete pitching the tent. If there is one area we recommend upgrading on this tent, it is the stakes. Pickup a set of the durable MSR tent stakes and you should be all set.
The built in stove jack is durable and can easily accommodate a wide variety of winter camping stoves. The heavy duty construction of the tent means it insulates better than most, keeping campers warm on even the coldest of nights when used with a stove.
Note that you won’t get a tent floor with the OneTigris, so either pickup the half-size inner tent, or simply get a durable tarp that you can cut to shape to serve as the floor. In our experience if there is snow on the ground, a tarp is a good investment. If there is no snow and you’re using a cot and winter camping blanket, the tent works just fine on its own.
Best Value: Longeek 4 Person Camping Tent
The Longeek 4-person hot tent is great for those looking for a well-constructed hot tent on a budget. This simple, pole-style hot tent can accommodate up to four people and can keep you warm on even the coldest nights.
- Simple, one-pole design
- Reinforced in key areas
- Does not come with a tent floor
For a quality, affordable, and versatile winter tent with a stove jack, we like the Longeek 4 season camping tent. This basic shelter weights in at just over 5 lbs, but packs a ton of features for the price.
The basic structure includes a single pole tent design along with a stove jack for exhausting the chimney of a winter camping stove. You’ll also get a set of guy wires used to pull the sides of the tent taut. When fully set-up, this tent can withstand a fair amount of wind without compromising stability.
For the price, you’ll also get good durability, with the main tent constructed from durable nylon, which also sheds water and snow.
You won’t get a tent floor with this budget option, but it works well without and you can also add one for an affordable price.
Best for Glamping: Danchell Outdoor B5 Pro
This 4-season luxury glamping tent is sure to make your next winter camping trip a success. With room for up to eight people and two stove jacks, you'll have no problem staying warm and comfortable.
- East set-up for a large tent
- Durable construction
- Weather resistant (especially if you get the rain fly)
- Requires a large space for set-up
If you’re looking for a warm winter tent for your glamping set-up, we like the Danchel Outdoor B5 Pro. This large tent is made from durable canvas and comes with a DIY stove jack hole that allows you to place your stove where it is most convenient for your set-up.
Choose from three different diameter tents based on your needs, all of which are easy to set-up and very stable. The tent on its own is relatively weather resistant, but if you want to really keep the elements out, we recommend purchasing the optional rain cover.
The Danchel tent works well for large groups, any type of event or fair, and for places where you want a more permanent winter tent. However, given the large size of the tent, it isn’t particularly well-suited for camping trips where you only plan to stay a few nights.
Best High-End: Russian Bear Outdoors
For a top of the line winter tent that features a stove jack, you can’t go wrong with the Russian Bear Outdoors hot tent. Made specifically for backcountry camping adventures during the winter months, this tent gets top marks for extended expeditions in the cold.
The included stove jack makes it easy to keep the tent warm during the coldest nights, with a simple clicking mechanism to ensure it is properly installed. A wing door makes entry easy without sacrificing heat loss through a traditional teepee style tent opening.
The tent is heavy, weighing in at over 50 lbs, but is made of such durable material that we don’t mind the weight.
Overall, the Russian Bear tent is perfect for winter/fall hunting, fishing, and camping trips where you want the absolute best tent available.
Best for Large Groups: Whiteduck Alpha Wall Tent
The Whiteduck Alpha Canvas wall tent is the king of comfort. Choose from a variety of sizes that sleep up to 14 people. Enjoy plenty of interior space thanks to the wall tent design.
- Ample interior space
- Sturdy & durable
- Packable & easy to store
- Waterproofing needs improvement
If you’ve got a big group or are simply looking for a winter tent with a stove jack that has plenty of space, our top pick is the Whiteduck Alpha Canvas Wall tent. What makes this tent special is the ability to have extra standing space within the tent, due to the unique design with full height walls.
While this does make set-up a bit more difficult, the livability of the tent is greatly increased. There are several sizes available depending on your needs, but the larger options are great for a semi-permanent backyard setup. The stovejack accommodates large chimneys, allowing you to have a larger capacity stove to keep warm during the winter months.
The Whiteduck is also a great option for a glamping set-up, as the ample space and flap windows give it a pinch of luxury.
You’ll find that set-up takes a bit more work, as there is a full roof/side frame that has to be set-up. However, that extra rigidity provides a solid base and makes this tent suitable for high wind areas.
Best for Backpacking: OneTigris Northgaze
For a portable, light-weigh option look no further than the OneTigris Northgaze. We love OneTigris for their durability and functionality, and this tent is no different. Constructed of lightweight and durable materials, the Northgaze hits the perfect balance between functionality and weight savings.
Designed to be used as a standalone tent or paired with the mesh inner tent, this makes a great backcountry hunting/fishing set-up.
The stove jack allows for easy set-up with your chosen stove, and can be used in a variety of configurations.
If there is one critique we have on the Northgaze, it’s that it can be a bit tight when trying to fit two people, a stove, and associated gear. However, that is a small price to pay for this excellent backcountry winter tent in our opinion.
Winter Camping Tent with Stove Jacks Buying Guide
Ok, so you’re ready to take the plunge and upgrade your winter camping experience by springing for a tent that features a stove jack. Not only will this allow you to stay warm, it creates an unbeatable winter camping experience. The cozy fire by your side through the night is an experience not to be missed.
Let’s walk through some of the key considerations you should keep in mind when purchasing a tent with a stove jack.
Types of Winter Tents with Stove Jacks
First and foremost, you’ll want to consider which type of tent you want. There are a wide variety available, each suited to a different use. Do you plan on backpacking with your tent? Or simply setting it up in your backyard? Depending on your answers, you’ll want to look at a specific set of tents with stove jacks.
Here are some general types of tents you’ll come across in your searching:
- Teepee style: The most basic and lightest of the various winter tents that come with stove jacks are teepee style tents. These generally come with a single pole that sits in the center of the tent, with guy lines used to pull the rest of the tent taut. These are the lightest and simplest of tents with stove jacks, and are best for backcountry expeditions.
- Wall tents: At the opposite end of the spectrum you’ll find bulker, and roomier, wall tents. These spacious tents are best for longer term set-ups and provide superior room and space. Wall tents use a full metal frame to allow for full stand height rooms within the tent, making for a comfortable and practical space. The downside is that these tents generally require more time and effort to set-up, and weigh considerable more than teepee style tents.
Floor materials (or lack thereof)
Many winter tents that are equipped with stove jacks do not come with a floor. This can be just fine if you are equipped to camp off the ground using a cot or similar set-up. However, many users will want some sort of floor material to keep water/bugs out and provide a surface other than the ground to camp on.
Most tents that do not come with a floor standard have the option to purchase one if needed, including all of the tents in this guide.
The main consideration here is whether you plan to use your tent in the backcountry or simply have it set-up while car camping or similar. If heading into the backcountry, you’ll also want a lightweight tent stove to accompany it.
If you’re simply driving to you camping destination, weight won’t be as much of a concern. Generally speaking, the lightest winter tents that have a stove jack come in at 4 – 5 lbs and get heavier from there.
Weather Resistance & Durability
Finally, a key consideration with any tent, but especially one that will be used in the winter is the durability and weather resistance factor. Both of these are largely determined by the exterior materials and whether or not a rain fly is necessary. For the best weather resistance, consider a synthetic material such as nylon for the main tent construction. While canvas looks great and does provide better tear resistance, it doesn’t repel water/moisture nearly as well.
You’ll also want to give careful consideration to the construction of any seams or joints on the tent when evaluating for durability. Are the seams taped and waterproof? Is there extra reinforcing at the contact points and stake/guy line attachments? If so, you’re likely looking at a more durable tent.
Finally, you’ll also want to give careful consideration to the stove jack itself. Does it provide enough rigidity to hold a stove chimney. Is it 100% fireproof (this is a must!) and rated for use with a wood or gas burning stove? The answer to all of these questions should be an unequivocable yes!
Conclusion & Wrap-Up
When it comes to a camping with a stove jack during the winter months, there are a ton of excellent tents to consider. However, when considering the durability, cost, size, and specific purpose, we think the tents included in this guide will provide you the best option for your next trip.
Be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments below!