Arctic Oven Tent Review – Extreme 8 10 12

Arctic Oven Tent Summary

In this Arctic Oven tent review we will be looking at the pros and cons of one of the most popular tents for staying warm in winter conditions.  In fact, this tent is used in Alaska and Antarctica, so is ideal for cold weather camping.

Unlike other camping brands, Arctic Oven specializes in one type of tent. They only produce the Arctic Oven Tent range, which is available in a few shapes and different sizes. With that said, we will be discussing the Extreme version in this review. We will give specifics for all the different sizes (8, 10, and 12). The tent also made it into our list of the best tents for cold weather. Without further ado, let’s get started.


  • Size: 2-6-Person
  • Rating: 4-Season (winter)
  • Weight: 32-78lb
  • Fabric: Vapex
  • Floor: Urethane-coated 200D nylon

Who is the Arctic Oven for?

In short, the Arctic Oven is ideal for camping in sub-zero temperatures. It comes in a range of sizes that are all accurate. For example the Arctic 8 is suitable for two people, while the Arctic 12 can handle six peope.

The Arctic range of tents isn’t the cheapest on the market. They are serious tents for serious campers. As such, they are suited for individuals who want the best of the best. However, if you haven’t got the budget then you can view our top cold-weather tents.

The tents are heavy in weight; which means they aren’t suitable for backpacking adventures. The Arctic Extreme 12 weighs 63lb! Although this is to be expected for a tent of this size and durability.


  • Handles extreme cold
  • Strong and durable
  • Stove jack


  • Cost
  • Weight

Materials + Weather Protection

We have established that this is a great tent for cold weather, but what materials does it use to do this? Well, the Arctic Oven uses an innovative material called Vapex fabric. This material insulates well, whilst also allowing condensation to escape, making it ideal for winter camping.

Alongside the high-quality tent walls, you will find a durable floor made from urethane coated 200D oxford nylon. This material is tough as old boots and will prevent water from leaking into the tent. To further prevent leaks, the floor has a bathtub design with sealed seams.


Like, all good tents for extreme weather, the Oven is a tent with stove jack. This is positioned on the tent ceiling, allowing you to connect a tent stove. This isn’t just a hole in the tent, the jack has a non-burnable layer so that your tent material isn’t damaged from the heat. Click here for our recommend tent stoves.


The tent has a large vestibule area at the front of the tent. This area is perfect for holding all of your camping gear, like stove, trainers, backpack and clothing. A massive pole is used to create like porch-like area. If that still isn’t enough space then you can use the roof attachments to create your own washing line. Built-in storage pockets allow you to keep important items close-by and off the ground.


We hope this Arctic Oven Extreme review has helped you to gain a better perspective of this winter tent. To sum up, for cold weather camping this is the best of the best. It is available in a number of different sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. With that said, the price is rather high. You can view our list of best winter tents if you have a smaller budget. You may also want to check out the North Face, which is a similar tent for cold weather.