Best Barrel Saunas

Best Sauna Barrels

The Best Sauna Barrels for Your Family

Ergonomics – Barrel Sauna Comfort  

Comfort is extremely important when investing in an outdoor sauna barrel. Smaller barrels cut corners and use fewer materials, so they can be less expensive; however, there is a big tradeoff in comfort, with lower door height, less headroom, and lower-quality benches. Small barrels also have a tighter arc that compromises bather posture, prevents standing upright, and requires one to duck upon entry and exit.

Our silky-smooth seating is made from beautiful Thermo-Aspen that is 50% thicker than in lesser saunas. This knot-free wood feels comfortable against your skin and has ideal thermal properties for a sauna so it will never be too hot against your skin.

An 8mm tempered glass front wall drenches the sauna with natural light and further accentuates the incredible spaciousness of the interior.  The barrel exterior is made from full-length spruce staves that are thermally enhanced for greater strength, dimensional stability, and weather resistance. Secure and level footing is assured with the addition of a fitted floor.

Durability – A lifetime of outdoor bathing pleasure   

“Thermo-Spruce” means that the wood was naturally treated with pressurized heat and steam so it can last up to 2 times longer than Cedar wood! Every SaunaLife barrel begins with industry-leading 1.65” thick full-length Thermo-Spruce staves for better durability and exceptional thermal resistance (R-value). This chemical-free, eco-friendly wood is dimensionally stable and ideal for outdoor saunas.

Ingenuity - Engineered to exceed expectations  

Superior engineering results in a sauna barrel that is both easily assembled and jam-packed with innovative features. Go ahead, splash the water, SaunaLife Ergo-Series Sauna Barrels are built to thrive with water. Industry-leading 1-7/8” wide and 1/8” thick stainless-steel barrel bands compress and secure the massive staves. A watertight shingle kit (a must-have for an outdoor barrel sauna) with drip rails provides exceptional rainwater management and keeps bathers dry in any weather conditions. The EE8G includes dual floor drains – one is conveniently placed under the sauna heater for your water-tossing pleasure and a second drain is positioned near the door, where cold plunge or pool water may collect.

Illumination – Inside and out 

Illuminating your barrel highlights the beauty of the wood and further enhances your sauna experience. SaunaLife provides an elegant dotless white LED lighting system that is Wi-Fi app-based that allows infinite adjustment. A hand-held remote control is also provided for on/off/dim operation. SaunaLife’s white LED fixture is heat and water-certified (IP67) and is dotless for an even, uninterrupted glow. Explore the available E Sconce+ Package, which provides two striking outdoor LED wall sconces and a second interior LED lightbar additional illumination. To add an additional sensory layer to your sauna experience, consider adding E MOOD Chromotherapy Lighting Package for an infinite range of colors.   

Beauty – A compliment to almost any outdoor oasis   

ERGO-Series backyard sauna barrels are designed by SaunaLife and precision-crafted in Northern Europe where sauna bathing is a healthy part of everyday life.

Enjoy a lifetime of wellness in your own backyard and Live the SaunaLife!



Barrel Saunas from SaunaLife for Homes and Backyards


Elevate Your Backyard Oasis with a Luxurious Sauna Barrel

Immerse yourself in the healing heat of a traditional sauna barrel, right in your own backyard. These unique and stylish saunas offer a one-of-a-kind spa experience that's both affordable and convenient. Whether you're looking to relax and unwind, improve your health, or simply add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space, a sauna barrel is the perfect solution.

What is a Sauna Barrel?

Sauna barrels are freestanding, barrel-shaped saunas made from high-quality wood, such as cedar or spruce. They're typically smaller than traditional saunas, making them ideal for backyards or patios. Despite their compact size, sauna barrels can comfortably accommodate 2-6 people, depending on the model.

Benefits of Owning a Sauna Barrel:

There are many reasons why sauna barrels are becoming increasingly popular. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Health and wellness: Saunas have been shown to provide a variety of health benefits, including improved circulation, pain relief, stress reduction, and detoxification.
  • Relaxation and enjoyment: Saunas are a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. The heat and steam can help to melt away stress and tension, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Unique and stylish addition to your outdoor space: Sauna barrels add a touch of luxury and sophistication to any backyard. They're sure to be a conversation starter and a favorite spot for you and your guests to relax and enjoy.
  • Easy to install and use: Sauna barrels are typically delivered pre-assembled and can be up and running in just a few hours. They're also easy to use, with simple controls for the heater and lighting.
  • Affordable: Sauna barrels are a more affordable option than traditional saunas, making them a great choice for budget-minded homeowners.

What to Look for in a Sauna Barrel:

When choosing a sauna barrel, there are a few things to consider:

Size: Choose a barrel that's the right size for your needs and the available space in your backyard.

Wood type: Cedar, spruce, and thermally-enhanced woods are the most popular woods for sauna barrels, as they are naturally resistant to rot and insects.

Heater type: Electric heaters are the most common type, but wood-burning heaters are also available.

Features: Some sauna barrels come with additional features, such as benches, lighting, and audio systems.

Once you've considered these factors, you can start shopping around for the perfect sauna barrel for your home.