In the past few years, portable infrared saunas have been so popular that manufacturers have flooded the market with a wide array of foldable, powerful, and highly portable models that are available in a variety of price points. These saunas are designed primarily for recreational use and aren’t exactly medical grade. However, they do offer many of the same health benefits that solid box style saunas do. Radiant Saunas is one of the leading infrared sauna manufacturers in the industry and they have a reputation for producing some of the best infrared saunas on the market. Their latest model, the Rejuvenator, is one of their top-selling models. It’s loaded with some great features you wouldn’t expect to find on a portable sauna, and its reasonable price makes it possible for even the buyer on a tight budget to afford the luxury of infrared therapy in the comfort of their own home.
Our Verdict: This portable, easy to use sauna comes with plenty of extra features including storage pockets, a remote control, six automatic timer options, five heat options, and an automatic shut off feature for improved safety. This sauna is perfect for homes that are short on space, buyers on a budget, or anyone in need of an infrared sauna that’s travel-friendly. Despite its lightweight, portable design, the sauna is still powerful enough to provide many of the same types of health benefits you’ll enjoy in a solid box IR sauna. In the end, Radiant Saunas has produced a powerful sauna that features a fast set up time, treatment customization options, a remote control for simple treatment adjustments, and a lightweight design that allows you to easily move this sauna from room to room or pack it up and store it for later use.
Read on to get an in-depth look at an infrared sauna that’s got it all including a lightweight portable design, a powerful heater system, and intuitive controls.
Overview and Features
In the past, portable saunas have gotten a bad rap. The older portable saunas didn’t do much in terms of providing adequate heat for a good sweat. The insulation was mediocre at best, and despite being portable, setting these saunas up tended to be very time-consuming. But since portable saunas have experienced a whole new level of popularity, manufacturers like Radiant Saunas have stepped up their game, producing models that are powerful enough to compete with solid saunas in terms of quality, energy efficiency, setting options, and extra features.
The Rejuvenator is a portable, lightweight sauna that’s designed for recreational use. It’s not a medical grade sauna, meaning it cannot achieve the type of higher temperatures that are used for the kind of infrared therapy administered by medical professionals, however, the sauna is still powerful enough to provide many of the same types of benefits that a medical grade sauna can, including weight loss and pain relief.
The sauna is completely portable and can easily fold down for storage. This model gives you a great way to stay healthy, fit, and relaxed.
Some of the many health benefits you’ll enjoy include joint pain relief, improved skin tone, enhanced immune system, increased blood circulation, increased energy levels, and reduced fatigue and stress. The health benefits of home infrared sauna treatment are well documented. So, if you’re looking for a safe way to lose weight, cleanse your pores, relieve stress, or manage pain, then you should give this infrared sauna a shot.
Despite the fact that this is a portable model, the manufacturer didn’t skimp on extra features, including automatic shut off. This is a great must-have safety feature that can prevent overuse or potential health risks should you accidentally fall asleep during treatment. While IR therapy is generally considered very safe, overuse does pose certain safety risks such as overheating and dehydration. To learn more, click here to read our article on infrared sauna risks.
This is a fully insulated sauna that comes complete with a satin polyester exterior fabric that’s triple layered. On the inside, you’ll find durable reflective polyester material that’s lock stitched for improved panel strength. The sauna’s frame consists of solid beech hardwood dowels for ultimate support. The collar is double lined and heavily padded for a more comfortable sauna experience. The sauna also comes with a lightweight foldable chair made out of oxford canvas. Additionally, the chair provides better than average lumbar support.
The sauna weighs in at just eighteen pounds and features a fast and easy set up that allows you to fully assemble the sauna in one minute. The entire set up consists of just six simple steps. All you have to do is unfold it, plug it in, adjust the treatment settings and you’re ready to go. The sauna can also be quickly broken down for travel or storage.
The energy efficient carbon fiber panels have a low EMF rating. The sauna features a total of five preset heat temperatures to choose from and offers a max temp of one hundred and fifty degrees. On average, this sauna will take twenty to thirty minutes to heat up, which is much longer than competing portable saunas. The longer heat up time is actually comparable to a solid IR sauna, which will be a big drawback for some potential buyers. However, considering this model is able to reach a higher than average temperature of one hundred and fifty degrees, while lower-priced portable saunas can only reach one hundred and ten to one hundred and twenty degrees, this longer heat up time should be expected.
This model comes with a one-year warranty against damage and defects. If your sauna fails to heat up properly or arrives damaged, the manufacturer will cover the costs of repairs or send a replacement.
You’ll find pockets on the front of the cabin, located on the right side. This allows you to easily organize accessories, keep the remote on hand, and provides a convenient place for you to store your personal items such as your iPad, MP3 player, and more.
In terms of features, this sauna is fairly basic, which is to be expected considering it’s a portable model. However, it does come with some setting options that will allow you to customize each session. This model comes with a handy remote control that allows you to quickly adjust the temperature setting or set the length of treatment choosing from six automatic timer options.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Free foldable chair
- Easy assemble
- Space-saving design
- Energy efficient
- Fast heat up time
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Longer than average heat up time
- Thin padding on the seat of the chair
- Can take a longer time to heat up in a cold room
How it Measures Up to the Competition
Many potential buyers will quickly dismiss this sauna simply because of its portable design. Solid saunas such as the JNH Lifestyles MG301HCB MG317HB Far Infrared Sauna are often chosen by homeowners who are looking for a permanent setup and by those who believe that only a solidly built sauna can provide the type of IR therapy benefits they’re looking for. However, the Rejuvenator really surprised us with its variety of heat setting options, the six timer options, and it’s fast one minute setup time. It can also reach the same max temperature that the solid JNH sauna can, at one hundred and fifty degrees. The biggest difference here is obviously the portable design versus the solidly built, massive sauna by JNH. If you’re looking for a well-built, solid, beautiful sauna that you can leave on display, then the JNH model is the way to go. It’s large enough to accommodate up to three users at one time and comes loaded with some great features including two built-in stereo speakers, a large digital control panel, and LED lighting. However, if you don’t have dedicated space for an infrared sauna, or you’re in need of a sauna you can take with you abroad on your next vacation, then this sauna by Radiant Saunas is a much better option. In the end, it’s all a matter of space, portability, and budget that will determine which sauna is a better fit.
Conclusion and Rating
This is a sauna that will totally change the way you look at portable saunas in the future. While it’s not as durable as a solid sauna it does come with a well-made frame and an intuitive design that’s perfect for beginners or even experienced sauna users.
The Rejuvenator is a portable, lightweight sauna that offers some outstanding features including its faster than average heat up time, the low EMF carbon fiber heater panels, and the automatic shut off feature. Additionally, the pre-attached beech hardwood dowel frame is very supportive and durable, yet it’s incredibly easy to disassemble for transport. Overall, the manufacturer gives you every reason to buy a sauna that’s powerful, energy efficient, and affordable. I gave this model a rating of four and half stars out of five.