Closeouts. A perfect addition to dinners at the campsite or in the backyard, Kelty's Screen House shelter gives you a bug-free, watertight place to relax and enjoy a meal or watch a game from the sidelines.
Reviewed by Snarl from Connecticut on Monday, January 12, 2015
I own the previous version, and use it many times each year motorcycle camping. I liked it so much I bought this one for the future when the old one wears out, which is now 4 years old and still going strong. The only issue is height, which is not a problem for me, but at 5'11" I cannot stand up straight inside except right at the door opening where it is highest.
So far, I have only used 6 long stakes each time, have never used guy lines, and it still stood fine in winds >40mph. It has true waterproof material and seams (used a little seam seal last year for the first time), and solid panels that cover the mesh when needed. When set up level water has never pooled and runs right off, even in day long heavy rain. It is worth every penny, and the STP price just makes it an even better bargain.
Set it up at home the first time. It looks weird until you see how it works, then it's easy enough, taking only 4-5 minutes start to finish. It does take a little strength to insert the poles into the corners, but that's part of why it stands so taught and strong.
Reviewed by Curt and Latasha the everyday campers. from Bay Area-Sierra Nevada-California on Thursday, July 17, 2014
Let me start by saying that for a $125.00 you will not find a better product for the money.. Our Kelty Screenhouse has been the best piece of equipment that we have ever bought, we have set it up and used it in 50MPH winds and it held up like a champ without any bending or folding of the shelter, little did we know when we bought this that it would become one of our most valued pieces of equipment, when we were at June Lake, Ca (April 2014) it started to snow and we rode out the storm nice and warm inside with our propane lantern as our only source of heat, the inside warmed up in about 10 mins flat, as the night wore on, we knew that it was going to be freezing outside so we had an idea of putting this over our tent as a secondary cover and to our surprise in wind gust up to 50 MPH this shelter didn't even move at all and was sturdy, even with 2 inches of snow on top it held up fantastic! As a result it kept our tent underneath at least 30 degree's warmer. So now we use it as a screen house in the day and a top shelter over our tent at night with room to spare for dressing in the morning. The poles are excellent and thick, it sets up very easy - in about 7-8 Mins, and with double doors and windows you still have a view of everything around you, it fits right over a standard size picnic table with room to spare and it's tall enough for a person 5'10 plus to stand in without any problems. This weekend we set it up in the backyard with our Glass outdoor table underneath with our lantern on top and had dinner with 6 friends inside and it was wonderful.. This is one piece or gear I will never go anywhere without if I can help it.
My wife love's it and says it is the greatest thing ever, so that being said, I will be buying 3 more, one for the house and one for each of our mothers homes. So the bottom line is, you will not find a better built roomy top quality screenhouse for the money, do yourself a favor and make your other half happy, and just buy one! :-)