We test and review fitness products based on an independent, multi-point methodology. If you use our links to purchase something, we may earn a commission. Read our disclosures.

With more and more people looking into home gyms, the shift is trending towards recovery tools as well, such as massage guns, compression boots, and now home saunas. Regular sauna sessions have been shown to have health benefits including improved cardiovascular health, increased blood flow, and muscle recovery, according to a 2018 review1.

With the increased interest in home saunas, many consumers are looking at the best infrared saunas, as they tend to require less maintenance and don’t get quite as hot as traditional saunas. Still, we want to make sure that the infrared heating is safe though. We tested out a sauna designed just for that, the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna, which uses low-EMF, far infrared carbon heating panels to provide a safe, even heat.

What’s there to love about this sauna? In our Dynamic Infrared Sauna review, we’ll go over the pros and cons of this particular sauna, going from its build and performance, and speaking on its overall value as well. Read on to see if this infrared sauna is a great sauna for your home and budget.

Testing Saunas Is No Sweat for Our Team

OK, OK…to test a sauna, sweat is absolutely involved. But for our team of experts—certified personal trainers, coaches, and competitive athletes—testing a product and giving our honest expert opinion doesn’t require much perspiration outside of the sauna at all. We have experience in and out of the gym with fitness equipment and muscle recovery tools, and that makes our findings ones you can trust.

For the Dynamic Andora Sauna, our lead reviewer for GGR Everything Lindsay Scheele, CPT, tested out this sauna, giving her experience based on the features according to our testing methodology, including:

  • Delivery and assembly
  • Footprint
  • Construction
  • Performance
  • Features and extras
  • Overall value

Along with these aspects, we took a look at the customer experience—warranties and policies, customer service, and customer reviews—to give you our honest feedback on this infrared sauna.

Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna

Dynamic Sauna Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna

GGR Score: 4.2 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • 2 person in home sauna
  • Low EMF FAR infrared carbon heating system
  • Includes Chromotherapy lighting system
  • Increases blood circulation
  • May help soothe sore muscles

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • LED display and control panel
  • Features reforested hemlock wood
  • Includes MP3 auxiliary connection and two speakers
  • Customers reviewed the sauna positively
  • In home use

Cons

  • Recommended consult a certified electrician before use
  • Dedicated circuit recommended (110V/15 AMP)
  • Difficult installation process according to reviews
  • Vague warranty information
  • Customers note poor customer service

Bottom Line

The Dynamic Andora in home sauna fits two people and reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The sauna also features MP3 auxiliary connection with two speakers and Chromotherapy lighting system which uses colored light and their vibrations to help improve physical health. The sauna has a large number of positive reviews but many customers had difficulty reaching customer service when issues arose.

A Quick Look at the Dynamic Infrared Sauna

Manufactured by Golden Designs, Dynamic infrared saunas are one of their many series of low-EMF infrared saunas, also known as DYN models. Although Golden Designs mostly emphasizes their infrared saunas, they do have traditional and steam saunas as well.

Common Dynamic models like the Andora also include the Barcelona, Santiago, and Venice editions, amongst others. While they do offer full-spectrum infrared saunas, they mostly sell far infrared saunas that provide near-zero low or ultra low EMF levels.

EMF, or electromagnetic fields, can be dispersed from infrared heat and can be harmful at higher frequencies2. Dynamic saunas like the Andora use shielded low-EMF heating panels to provide protection against the potential of hazardous EMF levels. These heating panels also are far infrared heating, which creates the least amount of EMF while in use.

RELATED: Infrared Sauna Dangers

A woman opens the door of a Dynamic Infrared Sauna

The Dynamic Andora Two-Person Low EMF Far Infrared Sauna seats two people…or at least it claims to (more on that later). It uses a total of six low-EMF carbon heating panels to provide even far infrared heating throughout the sauna session, and it reaches a maximum temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a pretty common max temperature for infrared saunas—although some can get to 160 degrees.

Before You Buy

  • Although this is a more affordable option for home saunas, if comfort is a factor, this may not be ideal. Lindsay reports that leaning against the backrest is uncomfortable; plus, there’s no way to adjust the seating to make it more comfy.
  • Like most infrared saunas, the Andora is intended for indoor use. Additionally, the roof is made of compressed particle board, which wouldn’t last in any outdoor environment.
  • This has nice added features, but one thing it lacks is Bluetooth connectivity.
  • The Dynamic Andora is marketed as a two-person sauna, but with a 43-inch wide bench, two people will be a tight fit.

Is the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna Worth It?

Compared to other full-size saunas—traditional or infrared—the Andora is one of the less expensive options. Being a two-person sauna certainly helps the price drop, but there are some two-person saunas that are still $5,000 or more, such as the Sun Home Equinox Sauna, which is about $6,400.

The Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna, on the other hand, is $2,399 on Amazon, and has free shipping, too. While it’ll be more expensive than a portable sauna tent or a sauna blanket, like the HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket, it still lands on the low end of prices for saunas.

With its 43-inch wide bench, it has a two-person capacity, but it won’t fit both people very comfortably. If you’re looking to use the sauna with another person at the same time, you may want to look at larger saunas that’ll be the perfect size for you and your friends or family. Additionally, the seating isn’t the most comfortable according to Lindsay, so if comfort is a priority, this may not be the sauna for you.

RELATED: Home Sauna Cost

Great for:

  • Those looking for an affordable full-size sauna
  • Users wanting an infrared sauna with an easy install
  • People needing an indoor sauna with a nice aesthetic

Not recommended for:

  • Outdoor use
  • People wanting a higher maximum temperature
  • Those wanting comfortable room for multiple people

Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna Specs

Price$2,399
Exterior dimensions (WDH)48” W x 42″ D x 75” H (add 2” for roof overhang)
Weight330 lbs
Number of people2
MaterialNatural reforested Canadian hemlock wood
Heaters6 low-EMF FAR infrared carbon heating panels
Max temperature140 degrees Fahrenheit
FeaturesSoft-touch control panel, LED display, MP3 auxiliary connection, chromotherapy lighting
Voltage110v
Warranty5 years on heating elements and electronics, 1 year on electronics and wood structure

Using the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna

The Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna performed very well in our testing, reaching its maximum temperature of 140 degrees within the 45-minute timeframe that the manufacturer suggested. “We even opened and shut the door multiple times during the first 10 minutes of heating up the sauna—in order to take pictures—and it managed to reach its top temperature in under 40 minutes,” Lindsay adds.

RELATED: Infrared Sauna Benefits

The sauna also contained the heat very well, as Lindsay noticed no leaks, and the wood’s exterior didn’t get hot from the sauna.

A woman is shown sitting in a Dynamic Infrared Sauna

Her one complaint was that the seating was a bit uncomfortable. “There’s nothing fancy about the seating, and I never really found a comfortable position while using it,” Lindsay says, adding, “I also had trouble leaning against the back wall, as it wasn’t very comfortable either.” With a bench height of 18 inches, it may be uncomfortable for taller people, too. Even though the sauna performs well, we rated the performance a 4.5 out of 5, since comfort levels may factor in.

Construction

A woman uses her phone while sitting in a Dynamic Infrared Sauna

The construction of the Dynamic infrared sauna is solid, earning it a 4 out of 5 in construction and durability. The wood is a Canadian hemlock, common in saunas for its water-resistance. The front panel has a tempered glass door, and there are side windows, giving the Andora a sleek look. 

RELATED: How To Use a Sauna

woman closing door to the Dynamic Andora Sauna

On the appearance of the sauna, Lindsay says, “This is a really nice-looking sauna. It’s simple, the wood is bright, and it has a really modern finish to it.” This can be a great product that will look nice inside your house or home gym—in just about any room.

Footprint

With a footprint of 48 inches by 42 inches, the Dynamic Andora will take up some space; still, it’s one of the more compact full-size saunas we’ve used. The interior dimensions of the sauna are similar with a 43-inch wide bench.

RELATED: 8 Benefits of Sauna After Workout

A woman can be seen siiting inside the Dynamic Infrared Sauna through the sauna window.

Our biggest complaint on the footprint is the size of the interior. The Andora is marketed as a two-person sauna, and Lindsay feels that may be a bit of a stretch. “Unless you are really comfortable with the person, I don’t think this is a good amount of space for two people. Yes, you can do it; no, it isn’t comfortable.” 

I know for myself—a heavyweight Olympic weightlifter—just fitting myself in would be a squeeze, much less a second person. Because of the tight fit for two people, Lindsay rates the footprint of the two-person sauna a 4 out of 5.

Extra Features

Setting the control panel in the Dynamic Saunas Andora INfrared Sauna

The Andora has similar features to other traditional and infrared saunas: chromotherapy lighting, dynamic speakers with auxiliary connectivity, and an LED control panel. Additionally, the sauna plugs into any standard 110-volt outlet, so you won’t need any extra wiring. However, because these are standard features for most saunas now, it receives a 4 out of 5 for extras and features.

Dynamic Infrared Sauna vs Sun Home Luminar Sauna 

Sun Home Luminar Sauna

Sun Home Luminar Outdoor 2-Person Infrared Sauna

GGR Score: 4.3 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Outdoor full-spectrum infrared sauna
  • Only need a screwdriver and included Allen wrench for assembly
  • Grade-A carbonized wood exterior to prevent warping and cracking
  • Cedar interior
  • Panoramic glass windows for view of outside
  • Requires 240V outlet

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • Minimal tools for assembly
  • Outdoor infrared sauna
  • Full-spectrum infrared
  • Grade-A carbonized wood

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Requires 240V outlet

Bottom Line

The Sun Home Luminar Outdoor Infrared Sauna has a sleek aesthetic to its design, while also being functional. One of the only infrared saunas that are able to be set up outdoors, this sauna has an exterior built from Grade-A carbonized wood to prevent warping, cracking, and shrinkage of the exterior. This sauna is a full-spectrum infrared sauna, providing near, mid, and far infrared heat in the sauna.

This comparison is to show the growing variety in infrared saunas by highlighting two vastly different models. The Sun Home Luminar is an infrared sauna designed for the outdoors, a unique feature that other infrared saunas—like the Dynamic Andora—aren’t made for.

The Luminar also is a full-spectrum infrared sauna, meaning it also has near and mid infrared heat along with far infrared. The sauna is made to weather the outdoors, as the materials are much more durable…which also makes it a heavier, bulkier sauna with a sauna weight of 1,870 pounds.

It also makes it a much pricier sauna, at over three times the price of the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna. If you have the outdoor space for it, you may want to consider Sun Home’s five-person version of this outdoor sauna, as it’s only $1,000 more.

If you’re looking for a new sauna, both products are great quality, but for different budgets and uses. For more information, you can check out our in-depth Sun Home Sauna review.

Dynamic Andora Infrared SaunaSun Home Luminar Outdoor Infrared Sauna
Price$2,399$8,099
Exterior dimensions (WDH)48” W x 42″ D x 75” H
(add 2” for roof overhang)
57” W x 51.5” D x 82.7” H
Weight330 lbs1,870 lbs
Number of people22
MaterialNatural reforested Canadian hemlock woodGrade-A carbonized red cedar wood
Heaters6 low EMF FAR infrared carbon heating panels3 far infrared heaters, 6 full spectrum heaters
Max temperature140° F160° F
FeaturesSoft-touch control panel, LED display, MP3 auxiliary connection, chromotherapy lightingFree shipping, mobile-app enabled control system, Bluetooth surround system and speakers, chromotherapy LED lighting
Voltage110v240v
Warranty5 years on heating elements and electronics, 1 year on electronics and wood structure6-year limited on carbon heaters, 1 year on all other components

Customer Experience 

Golden Designs provides a sizable warranty on their Dynamic Sauna products, offering a five-year warranty on their heating elements and electronics. However, for the wood and radio, the warranty only covers one year. The warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during that time period.

Additionally, you can return an unopened item in its original packaging within 30 days of receiving the product. The company will ask you to send images to ensure that your product is in a returnable condition before sending it. Also, if your product was sent via freight on a pallet, you’ll have to make sure it’s sent back on a pallet.

Although the site it’s purchased from can change your available financing options, Amazon does offer financing options through Affirm. For its warranty and policies, we rate the Dynamic Andora sauna a 4 out of 5.

There are plenty of ways to contact Golden Designs—phone, email, contact form, and live chat. They also have a support page that can help narrow your search to specific inquiries. However, they may have too many ways to contact them, as I found three websites that were for Dynamic Saunas or Golden Designs. While the phone numbers remain consistent across the sites, the emails vary, meaning my inquiry could be lost if I sent it to the wrong address. Because of this, we rate the customer service a 3.5 out of 5.

Ordering and Assembling the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna

While you can order Dynamic Saunas directly from their website, various models are available through other sites and distributors: Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, and Costco, to name a few. The Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna is available on Amazon, and has free shipping, although Prime members won’t get rush shipping. You’ll have to wait about a week for this large item to arrive on a pallet, its shipping weight not much more than the 330-pound sauna weight.

Saunas can be a hassle to put together. However, the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna is actually one of the easiest assemblies we’ve experienced, earning a 4.5 out of 5. The main challenge is that you’ll be working with large panels, so you’ll need a second person to help you out.

A hand is shown adjusting the door clasp on a Dynamic Infrared Sauna

Assembly took around 40 minutes for our team of two. It mostly consists of placing the front panel and other wall panels into the floor of the sauna, connecting them with latches, and then screwing in the bench, running some wiring, and placing the roof on top. GGR lead reviewer Lindsay Scheele, CPT, recalls, “Overall, compared to many saunas we’ve put together, this one was fairly easy to assemble, and the instructions were written well, too.”

Customer Reviews

At the time of this writing, there are a total of 372 customer ratings on Amazon for the Andora sauna, averaging out to 4.7 stars out of 5. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive with most liking the easy assembly and the awesome look of the sauna. One very positive review did recommend having a dedicated outlet to the sauna, as too many items with the sauna tripped the breaker. After switching outlets, they’ve had no issues.

With that said, the main complaint some users had was the heat. The sauna claims to get to a maximum temperature of 140 degrees within 30 to 45 minutes. However, some users complain that their sauna never reaches that temperature, or it takes much longer to reach that temperature, or a combination of those issues. One review in particular said that the reason was that there were obvious gaps in the corners where the panels meet up.

If you do have an issue with gaps in the construction, it’d be best to contact customer service.

Final Verdict of Our Dynamic Infrared Sauna Review

If you’re looking for an affordable, sleek infrared sauna for everyday use, the Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna can be a great purchase. With carbon heating elements that block EMF levels, this can be a good product for those with concerns about infrared therapy and heating.

Although it may not have the maximum temperature that some sauna users expect from traditional dry saunas, the Andora does provide a nice user experience with light therapy and a nice auxiliary and Bluetooth speaker system. If you’re looking for a high-quality product to help warm up your recovery, this might just be the one.

Full Rating

Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna

The Dynamic Andora in home sauna fits two people and reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The sauna also features MP3 auxiliary connection with two speakers and Chromotherapy lighting system which uses colored light and their vibrations to help improve physical health. The sauna has a large number of positive reviews but many customers had difficulty reaching customer service when issues arose.

Product Brand: Dynamic Sauna

Product Currency: $

Product Price: 2399.99

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.2

Dynamic Andora Infrared Sauna Rating

Footprint – 4
Delivery and Setup – 4.5
Construction – 4
Performance – 4.5
Features and Extras – 4
Overall Value – 5
Warranty, Financing, Returns – 4
Customer Experience – 3.5
Customer Reviews – 4.7
Buy Now

Dynamic Infrared Sauna Review: FAQs

Are Dynamic infrared saunas safe?

While infrared heating can dispel low levels of potentially harmful electromagnetic fields, or EMF, Dynamic saunas use ultra low-EMF heating elements to ensure the EMF levels are near zero.

What is the best brand of infrared sauna?

The best infrared sauna for your household will vary on the space you have available, as well as the price. With that said, here are our top picks for the best infrared saunas on the market:

-Best Overall: Sun Home Equinox 2-Person Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna
-Best Infrared Sauna Blanket: HigherDOSE Sauna Blanket
-Best for Home: Sunlighten Signature II
-Best Budget: Smartmak Far Infrared Sauna
-Best Portable: SereneLife Portable Infrared Home Spa
-Best Outdoor: Sun Home Luminar Outdoor 5-Person Sauna
-Best Low-EMF: Dynamic Andora 2-Person Infrared Sauna

What are the cons of infrared saunas?

While there are good benefits to sauna usage, there are some risks and cons to using a sauna. According to a systematic review from 20183, some people may experience low blood pressure and lightheadedness, as well as general heat discomfort, leg pain, or a feeling of claustrophobia. Most of these symptoms were reported as mild or moderate.

RELATED: Infrared Sauna Dangers

Are infrared saunas just as good as traditional saunas?

Infrared saunas have similar benefits to traditional saunas in that they can help remove toxins, improve cardiovascular health, and aid in muscle recovery as well. However, with a maximum temperature of about 150 degrees, infrared saunas won’t get as hot as traditional saunas.

At higher temperatures, traditional sauna users can experience more benefits, notably improving brain health with an increase of brain-derived neurotrophic factor4 (BDNF). This protein is located in the hippocampus, cortex, and basal forebrain, which are all vital for memory, learning, and cognitive functions5.

References

  1. Hussain J, Cohen M. Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Apr 24;2018:1857413. doi: 10.1155/2018/1857413. PMID: 29849692; PMCID: PMC5941775.
  2. Miah T, Kamat D. Current Understanding of the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Apr 1;46(4):e172-e174. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20170316-01. PMID: 28414399.
  3. Joy Hussain, Marc Cohen. Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2018.
  4. Hiroshi Ohko, Yasunori Umemoto, Yuta Sakurai, Shouhei Araki, Daisuke Kojima, Yoshiichiro Kamijo, Kota Murai, Yoshinori Yasuoka, Fumihiro Tajima. (2021) The effects of endurance exercise combined with high-temperature head-out water immersion on serum concentration of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in healthy young men. International Journal of Hyperthermia 38:1, pages 1077-1085.
  5. Brattico E, Bonetti L, Ferretti G, Vuust P, Matrone C. Putting Cells in Motion: Advantages of Endogenous Boosting of BDNF Production. Cells. 2021 Jan 18;10(1):183. doi: 10.3390/cells10010183. PMID: 33477654; PMCID: PMC7831493.

Further reading

Get Gym Gains With These High-Protein Foods For Muscle-Building Cover Image
Get Gym Gains With These High-Protein Foods For Muscle-Building

Looking to make gains in the gym? It starts in the kitchen; here are some of the best high-protein foods for muscle-building. Read more

5 Best iFIT Workouts: These are Worth the Weight Cover Image
5 Best iFIT Workouts: These are Worth the Weight

Trying to find the best iFIT workouts? We’re here to help with our top picks, no matter what your fitness level or preferred type of training program looks like. Read more

These Are the Best Whey Protein Powders, as Tested by Personal Trainers and Dietitians (2024) Cover Image
Best Walking Shoes (2024): 1,000 Miles Walked to Find the Best Cover Image
Best Walking Shoes (2024): 1,000 Miles Walked to Find the Best

We walked more than 1,000 miles to bring you the best walking shoes for men, women, seniors, and more. Read more