The Big Agnes Sugarloaf Camp Screen House Shelter is made for discerning outdoor gear buyers who value quality in lightweight solutions. The Colorado-based Big Agnes is known for its ultralight backpacking gear, but the company also makes excellent lightweight camping gear, too. Its Sugarloaf Camp Screen House Shelter is made with high-quality aluminum poles. Our favorite benefit is the excellent detachable rainfly that extends over the sidewalls so rainwater won’t fall into the mesh. If you want a fully mesh ceiling, you can leave the rainfly off. And if you want to use it as a sun shade without the mesh, you can pitch it with just the rainfly for shade coverage.
They claim you need about three minutes and three steps to set it up. The picture below shows one of the stages in the setup before extending its legs. At an affordable price for its high-quality materials, large size, and strong framework, we think this is worth every penny.
This Coleman Back Home Instant Screen House 12 x 10 is a fully freestanding structure with a 3-minute setup, a waterproof roof, 2 doors, and with a great price tag. Then, if you want the entire screen walls, you can easily attach those on. We love this feature because it makes things so hassle-free. When you can have it up in no time, you can sit and relax, soaking in nature, instead of taking 15 to 30 minutes setting up a complicated structure. In the videos below you will see how Coleman tests the durability of their tents and screen houses. We have seen fast workers putting it up in a mere 3 minutes.
Others with pop-up wire frames are simple to expand but don’t offer much support in wind or rain. Screen tents with the most convenience and durability are usually constructed with collapsing panels that users can just pull from the center to set up. Most screen tents aren’t for sleeping as much as they’re for relaxing, dining, and other activities requiring plenty of headroom. For that reason, most options offer comfortably tall openings, so the height of the entryway is rarely an issue. While screen tents are an excellent addition to a backyard or campsite, not all of them have the same setup or serve the same purpose. Before choosing the best screen tent for your needs, there are a few key considerations that are helpful to know.
Weighing in at 17.4 lbs., it’s lighter than some of the other models on this list. However, it’s also still quite a bit heavier than some of the lighter options that are available. The walls of this coleman ice chest screen house feature Noseeum mesh, which protects you from even the tiniest bugs out there. Of course, there’s plenty of venting available, which offers airflow while keeping you safe from insects.