The Hanko PTBL-IG720-2.2 is one of the units that you can install at home so that you can enjoy the benefits of both dry and wet sessions. For $3,650, this traditional unit comes with a chromotherapy lighting system, two comfortable benches that can fit 2 persons and convenient features like reading lights and a music player. There is nothing more soothing after a hard day of work than using a sauna, and having one at home really makes you relax and enjoy the comfortable experience.  Features This is a traditional sauna that uses a Junior 2.2 heater that you can…

Hanko PTBL-IG720-2.2 Ratings

Features - 82%
Ease of Use - 80%
Design - 92%
Durability - 86%

85%

VERY GOOD

Hanko PTBL-IG720-2.2 was built using quality Canadian Hemlock wood for both the exterior and the interior, which shows a high care for details. It also includes features like chromotherapy lighting system, interior lights, and mounted backrests. Thanks to the rocks, you can add steam to your session and enjoy its maximum health benefits.

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The Hanko PTBL-IG720-2.2 is one of the units that you can install at home so that you can enjoy the benefits of both dry and wet sessions. For $3,650, this traditional unit comes with a chromotherapy lighting system, two comfortable benches that can fit 2 persons and convenient features like reading lights and a music player. There is nothing more soothing after a hard day of work than using a sauna, and having one at home really makes you relax and enjoy the comfortable experience. 

Features

This is a traditional sauna that uses a Junior 2.2 heater that you can adjust as you like due to the SaunaLogic Digital control that comes with the heater. The digital control panel also allows you to control the intensity of the interior light provided by the ceiling mounted lights. The stainless steel heater comes with a set of rocks that make it perfect for both wet and dry use. It also comes with an integrated chromotherapy system that adds to its health benefits. To make the session even more pleasant, it is equipped with a premium AM/FM radio with CD player and ceiling mounted speakers that are resistant to heat and moisture. Thanks to the auxiliary input, you can connect the audio system to your iPod or MP3 player.
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Design and Durability

The Hanko is designed for one or two people and it measures 47 9/16″D x 47 9/16″W x 79 1/8″H, with a total depth of 51 5/8″ if you count in the ceiling overhang. The structure is made of clear Canadian Hemlock wood with an attractive biodegradable finish on both the interior and the exterior. The interior is equipped with a double tier bench arrangement made of the same high-quality natural Canadian Hemlock wood, and along the upper bench, there is a wall mounted backrest. On the interior ceiling, chromotherapy lights are installed for treatment and increased visibility while the exterior ceiling overhang is decorated with attractive accent lights. The floor is made of water resistant vinyl and the door is made of tempered glass as well as the sidelight window. The control panel and the radio are located on the door, pointed to the outside so you can adjust the settings before you start your session.

Ease of use

You won’t have troubles in assembling it thanks to the smart construction consisting of six wood panels with integral hook and pin latching systems that simply require you to put the panels together and secure them into place. Remember that it is only suitable for indoor use and make sure that you install it near a power socket because it will require 120V in order to work. The heater and the lights are controlled with the easy-to-use digital panel and you will also receive a bucket, a ladle, and a thermometer so that you can safely use the rocks if you want to enjoy a steamy session. It takes about 2 hours for the sauna to create a hot and pleasant ambiance with temperatures that can reach up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Health Benefits

Considering that you can use this portable sauna both dry and wet, the benefits to your health will be noticeable on the outside as well as on the inside. The powerful steam cleans the skin and hair and adds the moisture that they sometimes lack, and it also benefits the respiratory system, clearing the nose, the throat, and the ears. The chromotherapy lights improve the functioning of the organs and stimulate blood circulation, strengthen the metabolism and reduce stress and anxiety. Due to the backrests mounted along the upper bench, you will have a more comfortable posture and your muscles will be more relaxed. Unfortunately, there is a feature that this model doesn’t come with, more precisely an oxygen ionizer that would have ensured a germ-free environment.

Final Thoughts

This sauna is one of the few indoor types that run on wood that we had the chance to review, given the increasing popularity of the infrared indoor models. Therefore, we paid extra attention to all its features and we can conclude that it’s actually a very good type, although it’s not so comfortable to use. The wood burner is made of stainless steel to add a touch of modernism to the classic wood assembly, and the heat that it creates can be adjusted with the control panel and by adding water to the rocks. What caught our attention is the chromotherapy system that uses different types of light to maximize the healing effects, this being an excellent feature. Bottom line, this unit will turn out to be very functional and pleasant to use.