Rated 5 out of 5
áby jbwNPSVolunteer Great Camping Shelter
We researched several screen rooms/tents & rain flys/floor kits prior to purchasing the LL Bean model (with rain fly/floor). I have been a LL Bean customer for 40+ yrs. We are volunteers for the National Park Service (NPS) & wanted an adjunct space to our Airstream trailer. This is it! I waited until we could test this before writing this Evaluation. Today, we are stationed @ Cape Hatteras LightStation, NC, where the winds in the light house gallery are 35 MPH & 60 MPH gusts. Winds in our nearby campsite are 30-40 MPH. The tent has sustained high winds, 5-6" of continual rain w/o leaks, & has been a great space now for 3 months. I added extra tent stakes & guy ropes w/knot fixers. I would not recommend the tent w/o purchasing the rain fly/floor. The more horizontal walls are unique & add room & deflect water. A great value!
April 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby Felixs13 Easy to set up
The first set up out of the box took about 30 minutes. I had to look at the picture of a set up tent for a minute in order to complete set up without further instructions - poles work almost by themselves.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NotYetRetired This is it. There is no other
I have had several screen houses. This is the only one I will ever have again. I bought wit the fly and canopy. It's tall enough for this 6 ft 3 guy, holds a picnic table, my camp kitchen and a small chair for me and the wifey. It keeps out the rain and everything stays nice and dry. My only complaint, I wish the roof was made of a lighter color. Gets kind of dark in here on an overcast day. Workmanship and suited for the task are top notch,
February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Oneofthetentgirlz Nice Quality, but a couple of reservations
This screen tent has nice, small mesh and good fabric. On its own, though, it has far less protected space than is helpful because the roof does not overhang the side walls. We ordered the floor/rainfly kit to go with it, but it did not fit properly, so the company is sending us a new one. The poles are sturdy and appear to be rustproof. Tie downs for the rainfly are adjustable buckles, which are good for setting up on sites that are not level. Even so, rain comes into the tent if the rainflap is up. I wish this were truly 10x10 of protected space. It was very expensive. We'll see how it does in the long run. I'm sure L.L.Bean will make good on its promises if it doesn't live up to its promises.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Glmunde Great camp screen.
After reading a lot of reviews we selected this for our camp outings to enjoy eating without bugs. What we could not determine from dimensions & comments is whether this would fit over the average size US Forest picnic table ... and it does. Although with many tables there is only 1' of space at one end to walk around; but we enjoy eating outside again. Seems to manage the wind, although we have not had it up in real gusty conditions; and if rain is a concern you will want the rain fly.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby SherryF Love This Screen House
I use this screen house all the time while camping and I camp every month. It has held up in heavy winds and rain with no problem as long as you guy line it down properly and with the rain fly. I use it for my kitchen and can't be happier. I have owned a few other styles and brands and this is far better than all of them and roomier because the side walls are more cabin like. It has been used as a tent to sleep in when the weather is perfect and the view is just too beautiful to not have a 360 view. Buy the rain fly/floor separate. You will not be disappointed. I am buying another set to have for sitting inside when the bugs get the best of us. :)
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Debbie60 sets up very easy, light weight, easy to take
We haven't actually used ours yet but my son has the same one and we used his before buying ours and loved it. Made very well and convenient to use and take along anywhere
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby RobJ Excellent quality screen house
When I began my search for a good quality screen house, the pickings were pretty slim. However, the Woodlands screen house stood out from the others because of the overwhelming positive reviews. I was a bit leery of buying from LL Bean because I had always associated it with yuppies and status-seekers. I stand corrected. This screen house sold me on LL Bean's attention to quality.
The poles were the first thing that struck me. They fit together so well and quickly, that I couldn't help but smile the first time I assembled them. The screen house material seemed durable but it wasn't until we set it up for a family camping trip that I realized how durable it was. It withstood grandchildren frequently coming in and out of the zippered door, then pushing folding chairs into the sides of it. There were no snags and no problems.
I've taken this screen house camping several times now and each time I have been impressed with how quickly it sets up and how durable it remains. It even survived a torrential rain storm with winds gusting up to 40-50 mph. I had draped a tarp over it before the storm hit and it was blown off overnight, but the screen house remained unscathed--but very wet.
I just ordered the fly/floor kit. It wasn't available when I ordered the screen house. The tarp I used covered 2 sides of the screen house and would probably be fine for moderate weather conditions, but to have all 4 sides protected sounds ideal to me.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby FaeRae Love it!
Lightening-fast shipping (thanks!) and just in time for the girls' camping weekend. Easy to pack, carry and set up. Seems very sturdy. Held up fine in the wind. (We'll probably order the floor/fly kit for next year.) We liked having doors on both sides - one wall sized. I anticipate this will last for several years and really regret the countless $ thrown away on el-cheapo models in the past.
One especially nice feature is that the carrying bag is especially roomy, thus making it very easy to pack up after use (without that perfect factory fold). The same holds true for the pole bag.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Dalers Just what was needed
I purchased the woodland screen house and the fly and floor in the spring of 2013. This screen house lived up to the description. My set up required that the unit be weather proof due to an in ground sprinkler system. The fly was just what was needed to accomplish this. The fly is very tight but isn't that what you want when you use it. The fly is very stable to the frame of the screen house. I am glad I made this purchase and would recommend it.
August 29, 2013