Rated 3 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by CADJR Must Have Accessory To Woodlands Screenhouse!
I got the fly and floor kit to make the screenhouse weathertight on wet or windy days. The fly is NOT too tight as others claimed in their reviews. I got it on the screenhouse by myself on a windy day with no problem.
I found a small tear at one of the brass grommets for one of the doors, in the center where the pole would go if using the door as an awning. I just put some seam sealer glue on that one, and did the other side door grommet as well, just in case. That is a small problem that was easily fixed.
The bigger problem is the the tie tie-down cords. There are 3 grommet holes on each door, but only 4 tie-down cords. No stakes were provided, so I will need to buy 6 more stakes just for the doors to be used as an awning. I used 6 bungee cords, each about 4 feet long, and that holds the awning out just enough to provide shade and still allow access to the doors and more breeze to get inside. No pole is really needed this way, but I do have 2 adjustable painter poles that I added a rubber chair cup at the tops so it doesn't rub the fabric at all.
This set-up works well, and it beats having to buy the pole kit on top of the fly and floor kit! But really, for this kind of money, the extra stakes needed and the poles for each grommet hole ( 6 total for both doors ) should have been included.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RutskiFamilyReview So far, so AWESOME!!
We bought the Woodlands Screen House for our family camping trips. This past Memorial Day weekend we set it up for the first time and boy did it pour!! We called our local LL Bean to see if they had this Fly/Floor Kit in stock and they did! It was so easy to install over the Screen House and boy did it make all the difference! My kids were happy, we were dry and had a wonderful breakfast protected from the elements. Day Two, when it stopped raining and was gorgeous out, we opened the flaps on both sides to let the breeze it. It is a fantastic product! Can't wait for our next camping trip in a few weeks. Hoping it doesn't rain again, but now we know, we're ready!!
June 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Napler Sturdy
Bought tent with fly in November. Fly was so tight it took two people to zip it. Like the size of the tent with the straight walls. Should increase the size of the fly.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rollin Woodlands Rain fly
We put on the rainfly since bad weather was in the forecast. It kept everything inside completely dry through a thunderstorm. We were in Georgia at the beginning of midge season and with the floor attached it really kept most of the bugs out. We are very pleased with how it performed and glad we could spend time outside without being driven indoors by the bugs.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BunnyF must get
I bought the screenhouse first and was hoping the floor/fly would go on sale, but I broke down and just bought it. It is well worth it. Goes on easy. Fits nice in screenroom bag. Super rain tight even when we had hours of heavy florida rain. In fact, it was much better than our tent. Now this is our go-to all purpose shelter that we bring with us when we are traveling light (we leave tent and canopy home). We set up with chairs during day and just break out the airmattress at night. We use the fly staked out for additional outside shade. Very good product.
September 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
by BostonCamper Fly kit for screen house
I recently used this fly during a multi-day camping trip. The fly exceeded my expectations for quality. It matches perfectly with the screen house (previously purchased more than a year ago). While it never rained during our trip, I am confident that the fly would have kept us dry and protected. During warmer weather, I recommend removing the fly as the screen house get noticeably warmer with the fly covering two sides. A great product to keep out insects while eating at the picnic table!
July 25, 2012