Closeouts. A perfect addition to dinners at the campsite or in the backyard, Kelty's portable 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 KSE from Golden, CO on Saturday, September 29, 2012
I just set up this shelter in our backyard. It was pretty easy to set up and seems really sturdy. I think this will be great for some fall camping trips we are planning because it will give us some shelter from the wind while we are eating.
Reviewed by roger from utah on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I've used this several times and works well in forests, by lakes, etc but best in the shade as others have noted. It is NOT a sun shade, but best where temps are cooler and bugs are bad. It is not rainfly waterproof but works well in lite and wind driven rain with seams sealed. As far as setup, it takes some effort because of its heavy duty nature but I did it my self the first time and after that it isn't that difficult. I'm a 5ft 8in. 130lb athletic and strong male so guys bigger than me shouldn't have a problem even without help. Women, you be the judge, but no doubt two could do it easily. It holds up to wind very well if staked because of its heavier duty nature. Cheaper and lighter screen tents no doubt would have failed in winds where I used it.
Best Uses: Car Camping
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Not that difficult setup
Reviewed by Dog Agility in CT from Eastern, CT on Monday, June 18, 2012
I purchased this item as a Dog Agility Competitor to bring with me to trials that are held outdoors on weekends. I brought is along for a 3-day weekend trial for the first time and was horrified when I someone else next to me had just put the same one up and said it was a NIGHTMARE. Well that was certainly the truth as it took four people to put this up with some great difficulty and after only a few hours this thing was hot like a baking oven on the inside....way to hot for dogs never mind people even with the fly open and the doors unzipped and open. The side loops were almost impossible to thread onto the poles or get off and the stakes were cheap and bent just trying to put them into the ground. I only hope I can get my money back as this was a complete waste and would not recommend it to anyone looking for something easy to put up on their own.
Reviewed by C-34-02 from St Louis, MO on Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I was looking for a screen shelter for Boy Scout camp and for my personal use when family camping. This is exactly what I was looking for. The benefit of having storm flaps covering the screened doorways and windows makes this very versatile. While it isn't as breezy as ones that are all mesh, it remains functional in a rainstorm while the other isn't. As others noted, it is a two person job to set-up, but following the directions had ours up & running in about 15 minutes the first time. A great addition for camping when you'd like to sit outside your tent, and have some room for eating or relaxing without the discomfort of insects or weather.
Reviewed by Kate from Vermont on Monday, March 26, 2012
This screenhouse seems sturdy but there also seems to be tremendous stress on the zipper, a non-warranteed part. I haven't used it yet so don't know how it will hold up. It's spacious and will hopefully deliver bug free picnics. Can't really recommend it or not until I've used it for a season.
Reviewed by Lone camper from Colorado Springs, CO on Sunday, March 11, 2012
While some have set this up single handedly, the pitch was too tight for me to do it. None of the reviews mention this. I wish it would have worked out. Because I usually camp alone, this would not work for me. After 2 hours I repacked it and sent it back.
Reviewed by camper from Southwestern New Hampshire on Saturday, January 7, 2012
I suspect some of these come with the wrong poles. Some people have had good luck with this but we did not. We are very experienced with tents, and could not set this one up. The poles appear to be for a larger model tent. They pull the fabric too tight, would have to really muscle it to get it set up. Do not buy this.