Rated 5 out of 5
by WeLoveCamping Buying another -- because we love it so much
I am an oddball...and asked for this screen house (and the additional rainfly/floor) as a birthday gift 6 years ago, to use while both rustic camping in the Upper & Lower Peninsulas of Michigan and while at a traditional music festival we attend every summer. We tent camp exclusively, have four children and a dog, and have used this screen house hard for the past six summers. We are finally going to replace it this year -- with another LLBean Woodlands Screen House.
Set up for this shelter is not instant, but it's not excruciating, either. My husband and I (or one of the kids) can put it up in about 5 minutes. It is large enough to house a picnic table (if we're staying at an established campground), our camp kitchen setup (a 5' table laden with stove and chuckbox) and our cooler(s) under the table. It's also great to use as a "crate" for our dog, who feels secure and is able to stay cool and away from the bugs. (Beware the chipmunk who enters under the side, however!)
The shelter we're replacing has made it through severe UP downpours, high wind (we do use guy lines) and more than a couple curious raccoons (including one who decided to climb the inside of the screen -- and didn't tear it!). Above all, it has served us well in protecting us from bugs and weather (especially with the rainfly), and has allowed us more usable "living space" while camping as a family. It is only now, after many seasons, that the zippers are failing and we need to look at a replacement.
Thank you, LLBean, for continuing to make this great shelter!
February 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superstew1 Great quality materials
We bought the Woodlands screen house and the extra floor and flycover to use while RV'ing around the country. We watched the video on how to erect the house and it took the two of us about 15 minutes to put it up. What a super screen room. Everything is quite sturdy and the materials are excellent quality. We know we'll have this screen house for many years.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanPosterMan Amazing
An embarrassing story from camping in the northernmost area of Michigan's U.P.establishes the value of this shelter. I left a peach out on a picnic table (oops) that the House was straddling. I then went for an evening stroll. I returned well after dark. The largest raccoon that I have ever seen (in 50 years of camping) got in under the side and could not get out (was not using the optional floor at the time). When it walked away, its back was nearly knee high to me. Big fella.
It had climbed up the screen and was perched there, bouncing the entire house like it was dribbling a basketball. After persuading this massive stubborn brute to leave via the large screen door, I found twenty places in the screening where it looked like paw prints - claws had made little holes in the screen in the shape of the paws. The screen did not tear in ANY location and the House was completely intact. The punctures in the screen were no bigger than the diameter of the claws and still quite serviceable. I assume that the House was trashed, but it isn't
It provides a lot of nice square footage and is well protected, particularly with the optional fly. I can set up the screen part in a few minutes and with a practiced partner less than 5.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeoS extend the pleasure of the outdoors!
This tent went far beyond my expectations - tough - easy to set up - great to look at - fine craftsmanship - pockets in corner for keys etc -simpe instructions sewn into storage bag.
It is currently on my deck over my hot tub! No bugs no tree debre no rain - great view - great breeze - hang a candle on the center hook and have a litle of your own heaven.
I bought one for my best friends but it was just a tad to large for their deck...
Amazing ! You will not be sorry if you treat yourself to this screen house - it even has tent with floor option...
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by verypickycamper screen house can also be used as a tent!
I have never camped in a tent before but my daughter's sleep away camp invites the mom's for a weekend during the camp session so I decided to use the screen house since we already owned it. I did have to purchase the fly and floor kit to use it as a tent but it worked out great! The house is very spacious and tall inside. I set it up and took it down myself without any trouble. Of course, there was a terrible storm one night -- many tents got flooded -- but ours was fine. Some rain did get in because the floor does not zip to the tent -- it only hooks at each corner, but rain only got in one two sides and it was not much at all -- one towel to sop it up. My daughter was sleeping on the floor in the middle of the house and her bedding was dry. The roof was very stable and stayed completely dry. Everything zipped up really well -- we had no bugs at all. This is a great house and I am very happy I finally got the rain fly -- now it can do anything!
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by scgator2001 This is excellent
I thought it might be too expensive but after I set it up, I know it far exceeded what I thought I was getting.
Set up took just a few minutes. We bought the floor kit, oh my gosh, it makes it so nice.
This was bought for an RV set up. we walked around and looked at what others had, looked at the reviews, searched the internet and then decided on this screen room.
The dog in the picture is safe and cannot get out of the enclosure which makes the screen house even more valuable as we don't have to worry about him slipping away if we get distracted.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sevans Outstanding Product
Looked at numerous outdoor shade products. As always, LL Bean products are far superior from a quality and service standpoint. We have used both camping and at the beach. Highly recommend purchasing the fly/floor kit as well. The only additional recommendation is to use the stakes even if there is no wind. Just the slightest breeze will cause the screen house to fly like a kite. Very glad I purchased this project.
August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by murf64 durable
Very well constructed & easy to set up for 2 persons, but can be set up by 1, just takes a bit longer. Would certainly recommend purchasing fly/floor assembly at same time-makes for all season/weather tent. Do need to stake down unit because assembly is very light & gusty wind can lift/move tent. Handles rain well with fly installed.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by riparian screen house
Spacious, well made house. Full value would come if you purchase the floor which easily clips on tent corners sealing up nicely. Stores well and builds like other aluminum pole tents.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noplaceidratherbuy Unbelievable!!
I just got off the phone with a customer rep. My wife and I camp the Champlain islands every summer. Our camps are a bit elaborate, but one of our prize possessions is the Woodlands screen house, all tricked out with the fly and floor. Although we put up a great tent, this is our home base. Last year we faced a really large storm that broke the frame, and punctured the fly. I sheepishly asked if Bean would replace the fly and broken support. The answer I got was no, but we will replace the screen house and fly with a new one!!!! Why would we shop anyplace else? Thank you L.L. Bean!!
July 18, 2015