Need a screen house for your next camping trip?
Unlike typical canopy shelters, which only provide shelter from weather conditions like heat or rain, screen houses provide easy access to a space that also shelters you from wind and bugs.
Here you have our list of the best screen houses for camping. All screen tents in this review have features and materials that make them ideal for camping. Please note that while there are many camping screen tents, not all of them are recommended by us. This review highlights our 5 top screen houses for different situations. Hopefully you can find one that suits your specific needs. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Best Camping Screen Houses
- Coleman Back Home Screened Canopy Tent
- Quick-Set Escape Shelter Pop-Up Tent
- Wenzel Tailgaterz Magnetic Screen House
- Gazelle G6 Pop Up Gazebo
- Alvantor Screen House Room
1. Coleman Back Home Screened Canopy Tent
Our first pick is the Coleman Back Home Instant Screenhouse, a spacious hexagon-shaped canopy tent with 90 square feet of floor area and an 8’4″ peak height provides plenty of headroom.
This Coleman instant screen house is easy to set up and take down. In fact, thanks to the one piece frame, Comfort Grip bush-button pole releases, and feet large enough to stand on, it can be put up in just three minutes.
The tent is made with Coleman’s Polyguard 2X thick fabric for durability and features UVGuard 50+ UPF sun protection to shield occupants from the sun’s harmful rays. It has two large doors, one in the front and one in the back, to make it easy to go in and out of the tent.
It comes with ground stakes and guy-lines for extra security in heavy winds, as well as a wheeled carry bag for easy storage and movement. This Coleman screened canopy tent also comes with a one year warranty.
2. Quick-Set Escape Shelter Pop-Up Tent
The Clam Corporation Quick-Set 9281 Escape Shelter is a forest green tent that offers 94 square foot of total floor space and a tall 90″ (7’6″) center height. It can accommodate groups of up to six to eight people.
This tent is a good choice for anyone that wants a large canopy screen house that can be set-up with ease. In fact, the tent has an official set-up time of just 45 seconds!
It’s crafted from a 210 denier poly-oxford fabric and has a fiberglass frame. The corners where the wall and roof poles come together are triple layered to increase strength. 50+ UV guard protection means the constructional integrity of the tent, not to mention those inside it, are protected from the sun rays.
No-see-um mesh screen helps to keep bugs out, as does the skirt along the perimeter of the tent. Users will also love the leak-proof seams and corner storage pockets.
The tent comes with six deluxe ground stakes, tie down ropes, and an oversized carry bag.
3. Wenzel Tailgaterz Magnetic Screen House
The Tailgaterz Magnetic Screen House’s most notable feature are its doors.
Magnetic doors at both the front and rear of the screen house make it easy to enter and exit even with full hands. They also automatically close behind you, so they never get accidentally left open, letting bugs inside.
This tent isn’t just a gimmick product though. The sturdy fiberglass and steel frame allows this heavy-duty, high-quality screen tent to withstand strong winds. Tie down ropes provide additional security. The fine mesh ensures that bugs aren’t able to squeeze through gaps and the skirted doors and interior perimeter floors keep bugs from making their way in underneath.
This large mesh screen room measures 11′ x 9′ for a total footprint of 99 square feet, making it one of the largest tents on this list. It can easily fit a picnic table and four chairs with lots of room to spare to set up a food prep or serving area.
4. Gazelle G6 Pop Up Gazebo
The Gazelle G6 Pop Up Gazebo is a six sided instant screen house with 92 square feet of interior space.
The tent has integrated fiberglass poles for instant setup: just pull the screen walls into place. The polyester roof material is waterproof and has a UV50+ rating. The fine mesh and skirt along the ground prevent bugs from getting in underneath the edge of the tent.
You can also buy sidewalls to provide additional protection from heavy rain and wind. Get them separately or buy a combo of the screen shelter and walls. Walls also grant privacy so you can use the awning as a camping tent
The corners of the frame are reinforced for durability. The sturdy fiberglass frame shouldn’t have a problem standing up to wind, but be sure to use the included tent stakes for even more wind security.
The Gazelle G6 is available in tan and green color options.
Those who want a smaller tent may prefer the Gazelle G5 Pop Up Gazebo, a smaller five sided version with 60 square feet of floor space and a 4 person capacity.
5. Alvantor Screen House Room
Last up is the Alvantor Screen House Room, a lightweight pop-up option.
It’s available in three sizes: a 10′ x 10′ with a six person capacity, a 12′ x 12′ with a 10 person capacity, and a 15′ x 15′ with a 15 person capacity.
The main quality of this tent is the fiberglass build that is lightweight, requires no assembly, and is easy to carry. Even the largest size weighs just 28.7 pounds, while the smallest is a mere 16.5 pounds. 12 guy-lines and 12 metal stakes help the lightweight frame stay secure in heavy winds.
And, as a pop-up tent, it will take less than a minute to erect. This is very useful if you are rushing to get out of the rain or under attack from a swarm of bugs!
The tent has 6 mesh walls for increased ventilation and all-round protection from mosquitoes and other insects. Two zippered doors provide convenient access in and out.
You’ll also love that the tent comes with a hook to hang clothing or other essentials. Other features include silicone zippers and a carry bag.
Final Thoughts on the Best Screen Houses for Camping
Screen houses are a great piece of gear for campers.
Obviously with their size and weight, they’re not for backpacking, but they’re invaluable for car camping. They provide a common area for groups to hang out, even if they’re sleeping in different tents. They’re great for prepping and serving food, since they keep bugs away. And, of course, they’re just good for getting some protection from the wind, rain, or sun.
Screen houses aren’t just for campers though. They can also be great for beach trips, picnics, sporting events, tailgating, or just hanging out in your yard!