Northwest Territory 10 ft. Screenhouse
- 10 ft. x 10 ft. overall size
- 100 sq. ft. shade area
- Pre-attached guy ropes
- Carry Bag
This is certainly not the best screen tent but is worth the money. Not sure what problems another reviewer had but you need to buy stakes (they are not included) if you want to keep this up in the wind just as any other tent that ups itself with this configuration of poles.
I took this camping and it could't withstand the slightest breeze. We were not able to use it at all as it lay flat on the ground the entire time since the poles were too "bendy" to stay straight and upright. I am definitely going to return it ASAP.
We live in a high wind area so it has been a challenge trying to make use of our backyard. Our very last gazebo lasted for a little less than two years- and it was a "permanent" structure with all-metal 4" columns that were bolted down on hard surface. This year, I decided to buy the cheap and temporary ones people use for camping. The idea was to open-and-close with each usage, and throw away after each season. When I went to Kmart to browse their instant canopy selections, this screen house happened to be on sale. I wasn't really thinking of a screen house, but I decided to give it a try.
I set it up all by myself. (Easy setup, check.) But then I got lazy, so it has been there since day one. (Stability, check.) I don't want to give you false impression that it is weather-resistant because it really is not. It is a camping equipment after all. I put it at the most sheltered area in the yard. I also did stake down all corners and all four guy ropes; and as the days went by, I added four more anchor points on center of each walls and sprayed on UV protection.
Nevertheless, it has outperformed my expectations. Every time when the wind blowed, I thought that was it. But it is still standing now. The best part is that it is a screen house, rather than a canopy. We have had some unusual warm evenings this summer, and my husband and I had been hiding inside this screen house all night long working on our computers quite a few times. We couldn't have done that with instant canopies. (Bug protection, check.)
The shaded area is quite small, I would say 7'X7' at best. If you plan to put the whole seating set or dining set in, it will not work. However, you would really appreciate some "small" shade under the California sun if you want to chill out in a couple of lounge chairs or have lunch on a picnic table. (Sun protection, check.)
After the whole summer up in the element, the color has faded, (even with UV spray), and the fabric has gone brittle, too. I think it is going to meet its end of life soon. But it has done everything it promised to do. It would still worth it even if I had paid for the full price. This is a very quality product for its price, and I will be very happy to purchase another one next summer.
I bought this for the beach, but it was far too windy to use. I tried to set it up a few times but it was not sturdy and would fall to the ground. To be fair, I had 20+ mph wind all week so that isn't typical in my opinion.
I think is works well without much wind though and it's great in those situations.
Nice screen house to use in many different places and occasions!
can't beat the price
I brought this just to use it has our own kitchen at the park. The set up was very easy & fast for someone whom knows how to follow instructions. It was great. Its higher than 6 feet bc peoples over 6'2 feet did not had to bend down. I would recommend it.........
This is primarily for the beach where you stick the tent poles INTO the sand so that there are no gaps at the bottom. Works great for that. Rain....say what. You can't expect this rig to keep out the rain, it's a screen shelter! This is easy pack/easy up/easy down. Great for the purpose for which it is intended.
When staked properly (stakes were included in mine) it withstood 35mph wind and only bent over without breaking. My only complaint is the storage bag is made of paper with a zipper. Two months in the shed and the paper was shredded. I now store it in a garbage bag.
I'm not sure what others thought they were getting but this is a Light Duty, No Floor 10X10 screen house and it does that job just fine. No floors mean you can toss it over a picnic table without lifting the table up, but there are gaps between the ground and the tent. Not large but they are there. It has light duty guy ropes but anything over 10 mph sustained will be a problem. I love the fact that it's packed size is small, it's very light and packs very easily and is a god send if the bugs are bad. The nylon roof will keep the sprinkles off you but it's a screen house so don't expect it to keep you dry. I've been camping for over 40 years and find this a fine product for the price (there are better but you will have to pay for that, it's not a North Face). Treat it well, keep it away from the fire and it will treat you well.
I was looking for something that would allow me to sit outside without getting bit by mosquitoes. Not only does it help with that but I was able to manipulate the tent in a smaller space to enjoy oudoors. Also stayed in place against 35 mile an hour winds. I LOVE IT!!!
<p>It is easy to set up but rain will sitll get in.</p>
<p>I've had mine for 3yrs now,my kids love it. I take mine whenever I go to a BBQ it's good for shade and to keep the bugs away from you. Love it. It's soooo good my family askes to use it.</p>
i would reccomend this screenhouse to anyone who wants a small screened in struture to use in your yard. It is easy to put up and is well built.
<p>I think I paid $35 for this screen tent. We took it to the beach with us so that our 6 month old could go with us. It was perfect. The shade over top kept the burning sun off her fragile skin and the screened sides also helped keep side rays from coming in and burning her.. The screen also allowed the ocean breeze to come in and keep her cool.</p>
<p>Its great for camping also! We put it up over the picnic table and it keeps the sun and bugs off the food. </p>
<p> goes up easy poles week though not very straight other than that it pretty tough too </p>
<p>I paid $30 for this tent and I think it was worth the money. I didn't have any problems with it even in the wind. The screen tent did exactly what I bought it for.</p>
<p>I recently got this tent think we paid 30 or 35 dollars for it and it was worth every penny. Once we staked this tent down it was great to have. we played cards in it during the rain and ate lunch every day in it over the weekend. You get what you pay for guys dont pay 30 dollars and expect the bells and whistles of a 100 dollar tent.</p>
<p>For the price you can't beat it. I really like that it packs so light and compact. I use it on kayak trips where space is limited. And for rain coming into this "screen enclosure", a screen isn't designed to keep rain out. Now that's Day 1 stuff. </p>
<p>Great deal considering the price! Just don't stretch it too much or the flies will come in from the bottom. Zipper was a little hard to use until we clamped it down with a stake, then it was a breeze to go in and out.</p>
I bought this screen house for a family camping trip. We put it up for the first time at the campsite and all 4 sides didn't touch the ground. So, it did not serve it's purpose of keeping the bugs out when there was a 2" gap at the bottom! It also did not keep us dry when it rained as the rain came in the sides. Our picnic table got wet too. I returned it when I got home. I would not waste my money on this product. I'll spend more money on a better one for our next camping trip.
We were not happy with this product. It seemed very flimsy when erected & flexed way too much in a small breeze. It was poorly constructed & was unusable after one use. We are returning it.