'All my friends are jealous': Canadians are loving this 'sturdy' heater as a way to warm up outdoor areas

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·3-min read

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Embrace the outdoors with this portable space heater.
Embrace the outdoors with this portable space heater.

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If you haven’t already started, the time has come to embrace the outdoors and get your yards and balconies ready to enjoy the season. That means breaking out the patio furniture, dusting off your outdoor pillows and blankets, and embracing everything that warmer weather has to offer.

Here in Canada, chilly evenings are still a frequent occurrence well into spring and summer, so if you still want to take advantage of your outdoor space without worry, an outdoor heating solution could be just the thing to help.

Take the Simple Deluxe Standing Heater as one example. This Amazon Canada find is an easy way to add some extra warmth to your home, letting you extend the life of any outdoor space. 

Simple Deluxe Standing Heater

Simple Deluxe Standing Heater Patio Outdoor Balcony. Image via Amazon.
Simple Deluxe Standing Heater Patio Outdoor Balcony. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $161 (originally $170)

What is it?

Available in three different shapes that suit most outdoor areas, the Simple Deluxe Standing Heater offers rapid infrared heating in just three seconds.

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Its waterproof design allows it to be installed on balconies, in courtyards, garages, patios and decks, so that you can enjoy your space no matter the weather.

Choose how much or how little heat you like with adjustable warmth settings, as well as adjustable heights on the two standing heater models.

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What shoppers are saying

Although the heater has received mixed reviews from many Amazon Canada shoppers, those who have been impressed with the Simple Deluxe Standing Heater as a way to extend the life of their outdoor areas in cool weather.

“All my friends are jealous,” reads one review. “We sit on the patio with two of these hanging above keeping us warm. Perfect on cool nights enjoying company in a COVID responsible way.”

“After researching over several weeks, I am glad to have chosen this patio heater. It is sturdy and provides appropriate heat to a table of four for the fall and spring seasons,” reads another.

Since the radiant heat only results in so much heat, shoppers have noted that these heat lamps will only provide so much relief from very cold temperatures.

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“I’ve tested it at minus 15 Celsius and I still feel the heat, but don’t expect it to warm you up (it was fine in 5 Celsius temps). Yes, it is very “red” at night but that doesn’t bother us or our neighbours from what I have heard. For the price I think this is a very solid unit,” shared one reviewer.

The verdict

As a way to add a little extra heat to your patio or balcony, the portable Simple Deluxe Standing Heater is a convenient option that you may want to consider this season. Since it’s also safe for use indoors, it’s a versatile addition to any home.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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