The Artic Pro 2103 is a well-designed tower fan with a digital screen that makes it easy to see things like temperature and speed settings from across the room. It has very secure and easy-to-access remote storage space, so you’re less likely to lose the remote. It performed well in our tests of the best tower fans (opens in new tab) and is an effective fan for a good-sized space.
The Artic Pro tower fan is nice to look at and has unique features that immediately jumped out at us before we began testing. There is a storage shelf at the top of unit in the same space where many fans have their controls. The controls on this fan are in the front. The remote-control storage shelf has a plastic cover that you press on and it pops up. It’s a great way to always know where the remote is.
Arctic Pro 2103 tower fan: Features
The remote itself has a power button in the middle, surrounded by five buttons that control its various functions such as speed and oscillation. While it has more buttons than most of the other remotes, they are clearly marked and very intuitive, so it took less time than average to familiarize ourselves with it. You can set the timer to shut off the fan anywhere between one and 12 hours, which is the most time any fan allowed.
While all the fans were relatively easy to use, the intuitive design on the ArticPro made it even easier than most. The control panel includes a digital screen that clearly shows the temperature of the air blowing through the vents. Bar graphics clearly show if the speed is set to low, medium or high, so you can see it from across the room. This fan has three speeds, which is plenty for most people. You can configure the stand to sit lower to the ground if you want coverage lower down.
Assembly took longer than average on this fan as the stand was complicated to put together. The manual has instructions, but the graphics are tiny and didn’t help as much as we would have liked. We figured it out without too much effort, but clearer instructions would have been nice. It’s also a little wobbly and not terribly stable, but that is not uncommon among these fans. At its lower configuration it has slightly more stability.
The fan oscillates 80 degrees, giving wide coverage and filling the room with cool air. It performed well in our tests. The streamers on our wire mesh screen actively fluttered from 5 to more than 15 feet, only losing a little activity between 15 and 20 feet. In terms of noise it was about average. It was never so loud you couldn’t easily talk over it, but there are quieter fans in our lineup, such as the Holmes TH38RB-U (opens in new tab). Power is often accompanied with some noise, but it’s never unpleasant.
Should you buy the Arctic Pro 2103 tower fan?
The Artic Pro 2103 tower fan has a lot of nice features. It has a helpful storage shelf for the remote, so you always know where it is. The remote is easy to use and works well from anywhere in the room. It has two configurations, either on a base or attached to the base, to accommodate your space. It oscillates 80 degrees and has three speeds with enough power to circulate the air in a good-sized space. It took more time to assemble than most and it’s not the most stable fan, but overall it’s a solid, functional tower fan.