Rated 5 out of 5áby whatnicknameisleft Keeps you dry
We used this on 5 day car camping trip in White Mtns., NH. It saved our trip since there was rain most days. It fits the screen tent well and is up to LL Bean standards. Remember that you need to buy additional tent poles to hold up the awning. We also liked that we could roll up two ends of the rain cover for ventilation. I expect this to last for years of camping.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby picklequeen So Far, So Good
I can't address durability yet because I've only had the screenhouse, rainfly and floor for 2 weeks. The trial setup in our backyard was very easy. If we had watched the video on the Bean website first it would have been up in 5 minutes. When I wondered if there was a better way to use the guy lines I went online and found the video. As it was, the set up took 10 minutes for the?screenhouse and 5 for the fly with 2 people. We found the fly to be appropriately snug but not overly tight. We unzipped the door panels all the way and were able to zip them easily by grasping both the inner and outer zipper pull cords and pulling straight
down. Also we avoided leakage along the seam above the doors by rolling the door panels under and towards the tent interior so that rain rolls off instead of collecting in the rolled fabric. We left it up for several days during which we had two significant storms with 20 MPH winds. It stayed dry inside and the guy lines (watch the video) kept it quite secure. So we took it out to our campsite at Boston Harbor Islands, hauling it on two ferries and 1/3 mile up a steep hill to our campsite only to find it just not practical to set it up. The charcoal grill was too close to the picnic table which was on the only level spot, and we were afraid an ember might fly up and burn a hole in the screenhouse. Fortunately it didn't rain and there weren't a lot of bugs. When we've actually used it on several occasions I will post again with durability info. It looks exceptionally well made. Still looking for lightweight telescoping poles to use as door/
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kiwigirl839 Excellent Rain-Fly
I would highly recommend this for your Woodlands Screen-tent. I don't think the screen-tent alone would offer much shade or rain protection without this fly.
I set up the entire tent & fly alone in about 20 minutes. It is incredibly simple to assemble and make ready for use. It would have been faster with help, probably 10 minutes with two people.
The fly goes on easily. Two sides (with the doors) will stretch out as awnings (poles not included) but the other two walls are solid and only stake out a little to increase airflow. Would have loved it if all four walls were able to be rolled up for a full breeze on a good day.
The bag with the screen-house was generous enough to repack the tent, rain-fly, floor, ropes, stakes, and poles easily.
The only real trouble we had was zipping the awnings down to secure the tent completely. It was incredibly tight to start the zippers once opened and required four hands to get it started. Next time we set it up I will check that we didn't have the tent poles splayed out - stressing the top corners of the fly.
The whole thing passed with flying colors and really got tested. It survived a tropical storm and an extreme thunderstorm (I have wonderful weather luck) that went through our area while camping. No damage rips or major leaks! We had some minor drips near the barrel fasteners that are stitched into the fly for securing the awnings in a rolled up position...the leaks were so minor they didn't get much wet and I will be sealing those seams before our next outing. We had a few places it "puddled" in the fly and required an occasional "bump up" to drain - but again it was a tropical storm.....LOTS OF RAIN!
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby hpycmpr Big comfort space
We have had this screen house with the fly/floor kit now for 2 years. It really makes camping in the rain and/or bugs a wonderful experience. It is easy to set up, and really sturdily made. The space is comfortable and completely waterproof, and gives a great extra space for several people and dogs. We camp throughout the year in many different places and camping situations, and this screen house always goes along. It is one of our favorite camping items.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby RockyMountainCamp Fly/Floor
This is a great addition to the screened in tent. Worked great even in a heavy downpour!
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Gimpfoot Great product with a couple of minor glitches
Used the shelter with the rain fly in the Shenandoahs for a 2 night rainy/stormy weekend. It performed BEAUTIFULLY with small caveats:
1. Do NOT unzip the zippers all the way to the top. As others have said, it is a tight fit and once unzipped it will take two people to get them zipped back down. Stop about 4-6 inches from the top. Invest in some elastic to extend the tie up loops for the flap if necessary.
2. Buy some seam sealer and apply it to the inside of the fly where the tie-up fasteners are sewn into the fly seam. We had rain wick inside the fly at all six points.
3. If it's really windy, guy out the shelter...we used nearby trees as tie-down points. AND...put something on top of the skirt flaps of the shelter inside to hold them down (we used a small cooler and a few sticks of firewood)...otherwise the wind blows up from underneath.
In general, we were happy to stay 99% dry and out of the wind, The only improvement we could come up with is a window or two. When you're hunkered down in a storm it would be kinda nice to be able to see out without unzipping just to stick your head out.
Have not used the floor yet.
What are you waiting for? Buy this! Go now!!
May 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Oneofthetentgirlz Confusing Product
We had seen this item used for several weeks at our campground, so decided to try it ourselves. It looked fabulous, but had several hidden characteristics that caused me to send it back.
First, the fly and the main tent came from different places. In our case, that meant that the fly did not properly fit over the tent, resulting in several weeks of phone calls and boxes going back and forth between Florida and Maine and wherever else the items were coming from.
Secondly, we had really high expectations for such an expensive tent. As I said before, the screens were nice, and the fabric appeared top quality. However, the tent leaked through its loops and because of its shape and design, it did not do very well in Florida's wind and rain. All lightweight tents that are being produced right now seem to be constructed for fair weather. This one was no exception. For instance, the canopies that could be constructed out of the zippered walls had only two grommets for a five foot span of fabric. Using our own poles (extra poles are not included), we braced the overhang with triangular tethers, but the rain still collected on the top of the canopy (because the material was so good), adding about fifty pounds of stress to the tent, etc. etc.
In general, this tent looks great, has nice fabric and potential, but for long-term campers in an area that is subject to weather changes, it didn't hold up as well as we had hoped. We returned it, realizing that it was probably an anomaly for L. L. Bean. The company returned our money, just as they promised, and we look forward to purchasing other great products from them.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SherryF A Must For Screen House
I have used this set up many many times for my kitchen while camping. I can control where the sun will shine in on my food and tables. Also opens up for air flow thru out. Totally waterproof when closed up. Also, I love the large floor flaps on the Screen House with the purchased floor. With a footprint down, flap on top, then floor on flap and I use a painters drop cloth over floor for protection.....on one camp trip the raccoons had a heck of a time trying to get inside, lol. I had many dig holes all around from them. But they kept getting stopped by the layers I guess and gave up. Food was saved. :)
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby planner Essential equipment
Very useful addition to the Woodland Screen tent. Although we didn't use the floor piece, the fly was critical in our being able to enjoy some wet weather camping.
July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby HappyCamperCT Dry but tight!
Bought the fly and footprint at the same time as the screenhouse about 3 years ago. Haven't used the footprint yet, but imagine it could be used to turn the screenhouse into a tent as others have done.
The fly is great to keep out the rain and cold, and withstands strong winds well. But as others stated, it's REALLY tight. It's easy to pull over the SH with the zippers closed, however once it's on, you need 2 people to close the zippers. I'll be contacting customer service shortly as ours got a stress rip in the corner after only about 4-5 uses.
July 27, 2013