Russian bear winter tent with stove: a detailed review for 2021

We take a deep dive into the Russian Bear winter tent with stove

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So, you’re interested in a Russian Bear winter tent with stove…

Russian bear winter tents come in a multitude of configurations and figuring out which one you need can be difficult.

But fear not, we’re here to make your decision easy with a simple breakdown of all the tents that come supplied with a stove.

First, let’s do a quick breakdown of some of the features of every Russian Bear winter tent.

  • designed with an inner tent that is suspended from the outer shell using shock-corded aluminum poles
  • made from a heavy-duty 20 oz canvas that is treated for UV resistance and to resist water
  • can be used for many different types of camping, including base camp, hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and casual car camping4-
  • 4-season
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Russian Bear Up-2 Mini

Best for a roomy 2 or 3 person experience

  • 3-person capacity
  • weight: 36.4lbs
  • diameter: 8’9″
  • height: 5’9″
  • supplied with stove and floor

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Russian Bear Sputnik 3

Best for 1-2 people

  • 3-person capacity
  • weight: 20.9lbs
  • length: 6’5″
  • width: 6’5″
  • height: 6’1″
  • supplied with stove and floor

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Russian Bear Pentagon

Best for small families or long-term living

  • 3-5 person capacity
  • weight: 68.16lbs
  • length: 11’5″
  • height: 7’1″
  • length: 11’5″
  • supplied with stove and floor


Caminus S Stove

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The stove that comes supplied with all of the Russian Bear winter tents is the Caminus S.

The Caminus stove is the perfect companion to your Russian Bear tent.

Not only does it provide an intimate atmosphere with its stylish design, but also provides you warmth and light in one fell swoop.

The side walls are made from heat-resistant ceramic glass which helps emit superior levels of radiant energy compared to steel for cooking or illuminating inside your tent when needed most -nighttime!

This thing really reminds us of cozy nights spent by a crackling fireplace at home. And besides its practical benefits, it definitely adds a peaceful atmosphere at the end of a long day.


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Up-2 Mini

Russian Bear UP-2 Mini

Can comfortably up to 3 people with its larger design


  • 3-person capacity
  • weight: 36.4lbs
  • diameter: 8’9″
  • height: 5’9″
  • supplied with stove and floor

The Up-2 Mini is made for people who like to adventure in all kinds of terrain.

Its dome-shaped design is perfect if you want a warm shelter on cold winter nights, as it sets up fast so there won’t be any waiting around.

While you can easily fit 3 people in this tent, it’s definitely an extremely comfy tent when used as a 1 or 2-person tent.

Using it with 1 or 2 people allows for plenty of space around the wood stove for cooking and drying clothes, as well as general living space for storing your gear.

What you get upon delivery –  

  • 2 Layer Tent
  • Carrying Bag
  • Full Stove Set
  • Heat-Insulated 3 Layer Floor

Check current price on Amazon

Sputnik 3

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A slightly smaller version of the UP-2 Mini


  • 3-person capacity
  • weight: 20.9lbs
  • length: 6’5″
  • width: 6’5″
  • height: 6’1″
  • supplied with stove and floor

The Sputnik 3 is a slightly smaller version of the Up-2 Mini in its most simple terms.

Despite its slightly smaller dimensions, it also offers a considerable weight saving.

So if it’s a tent you plan to carry on long treks into the backwoods, it’s definitely something to consider.

Again, while it is suitable for up to 3 people, your home comforts will be removed.

There won’t be much room to move around or store your gear without having to step over stuff.

However, for 1 or 2 people, it offers the perfect home away from with plenty of space to sit around the stove and cook dinner, have a couple of drinks and relax by the fire.

What you get upon delivery –  

  • 2 Layer Tent
  • Carrying Bag
  • Full Stove Set
  • Heat-Insulated 3 Layer Floor

Check current price on Amazon

Pentagon

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A large, home from home cabin that can get you through months of winter wether


  • 3-5 person capacity
  • weight: 68.16lbs
  • length: 11’5″
  • height: 7’1″
  • length: 11’5″
  • supplied with stove and floor

The Russian Bear Pentagon is perfect if you want to take your family or a group of friends on a winter expedition.

It can comfortably fit anywhere from 3-5 persons.

As usual, it will be far more roomy and comfortable with 3-4 people. But if you are looking for a safe tent to get your head down, it can easily fit 5 people inside, you just won’t have much room for gear and chilling out.

Its tall height means most people will be able to comfortably stand up inside of the whole tent. Making it a definite home away from home.

One of the walls can be opened up into a roof in front of the tent to create a terrace for relaxing or cooking outside of your tent.

There is a mosquito layer door to protect the side of your tent when you do create a canopy effect out of one of the tent walls.

For maximum space preservation, we recommend bunk beds in this tent as the height can handle it and it will mean much more floor space for storing gear, chilling around the fire, and cooking.

What you get upon delivery –  

  • 2 Layer Tent
  • Carrying Bag
  • Full Stove Set
  • Heat-Insulated 3 Layer Floor

Check current price on Amazon


Materials and construction

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The materials used for every last detail in all of the Russian Bear winter tents are second to none. And no matter which tent you choose, the specs remain the same.

The inner layer of the tent features Oxford 210 PU with a hydrostatic head rating of 2000, while the outer layer features Oxford 300D PU with a hydrostatic head rating of 4000.

If you are unsure of what a hydrostatic head rating is, in simple terms, it measures how waterproof a fabric is.

Anything above 1000 is classed as “waterproof” and anything above 3000 is classed as (in our own words) “bombproof”.

Basically, this tent can handle a lot of snow, rain, wind, and anything else the fall and winter weather can throw at it with no issues.

These Russian bear winter tents are not designed to be used as permanent dwellings, though their quality is excellent and is probably one of the only tents we’d recommend for permanent living if you HAD to.


Interior

The interior of the Russian Bear tents is fantastic. They are cosey, home away from home environments.

Especially when you get the option with the 3 layered floor with heat insulation.

It keeps the warmth in so well and the cold underneath out.

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They also feature a 5 layered window for full protection from cold getting in, while also allowing optimum ventilation if you want some air.

They feature mosquito nets so you can have the window open without bugs getting in.

The floor is fully removable if you want to be able to clean or shake off the floor once it begins to get dirty.

For a full breakdown of the features this diagram does a fantastic job of outlining the amazing qualities this tent has to offer for fall and winter camping.

russian bear hot tent specs

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Russian Bear Up-2 Mini

Best for a roomy 2 or 3 person experience

  • 3-person capacity
  • weight: 36.4lbs
  • diameter: 8’9″
  • height: 5’9″
  • supplied with stove and floor

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Russian Bear Sputnik 3

Best for

  • 3-person capacity
  • weight: 20.9lbs
  • length: 6’5″
  • width: 6’5″
  • height: 6’1″
  • supplied with stove and floor

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Russian Bear Pentagon

Best for small families or long-term living

  • 3-5 person capacity
  • weight: 68.16lbs
  • length: 11’5″
  • height: 7’1″
  • length: 11’5″
  • supplied with stove and floor

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