Clam Corporation Quick-Set Escape Shelter Review – 9879 & 9281

Quick-Set Escape Shelter Review

The Clam Quick-Set Escape Shelter is designed to offer protection from sun, rain, and unwanted insects. As you can tell from the name, this quick set-up shelter allows you to escape from the weather in under a minute. The tent has a fibreglass build that gives a stable construction, and the stakes and guy-lines add even more strength to the construction. Without further ado, let’s get this Clam Escape Shelter review under away!


  • 45 Second Setup
  • 110 total square feet, 94-inch center height, 37 pounds total weight
  • No-see-um mesh screen
  • Waterproof taped seams
  • 50+ UV guard protection
  • 7 deluxe tent stakes and 6 tie down ropes
  • Includes oversized carry bag


  • Spacious for 6-8 people
  • Multi-functional
  • No assembly required
  • UV protected
  • Water-resistant roof
  • No-see-um mesh screen
  • Free carrying bag (oversized)


  • Hard to set-up in small areas

Who is the Quick-Set Escape Shelter for?

The shelter is great for anyone that wants to be protected from harsh weather or bugs. As such, the shelter can be used for picnics, BBQs, parties, festivals, and so much more. With an 8-person capacity, the large size means the tent can fit over the majority of picnic tables.


Large and comfortable – Covering 94 square foot and measuring 7.5 feet tall, this tent offers a lot of volume. The hexagonal design offers a better living environment when compared to its square cousin. In fact, this shape is perfect for gatherings around a table.  A large tent needs a large entrance! The Escape Shelter features a welcoming entrance that is opened and closed via a secure zipper.

Quick set-up – The tent comes with an official set-up time of 45 seconds, although it’s hard to get it done this quickly.  It’ll likely take you 10-20 minutes the first time you attempt to erect the tent, but should only take a few minutes once you get the hang of it. It’s well worth reading the instruction manual before you attempt to erect the tent. The tent doesn’t have a manual build; it relies on a number of pull tabs that pop out each side of the tent.

No-see-um mesh – The main benefits to owning a screen house is having mesh that prevents bugs from joining your party. This feature is especially helpful during the evenings and when you are eating around the table.

Weather protection – The size of this tent doesn’t make it suitable for windy conditions, but the weight does. Also, the tent comes with guy-lines and stakes, so you can secure the tent down when the weather takes a turn for the worst! Oh, and you don’t have to worry about any broken poles as the wind will “pop-in” that side of the tent, which can then be “popped out” again. 50+ UV guard protection means the constructional internality of the tent is protected by the sun rays.

Durable construction – The tent is crafted from a 210 denier poly-oxford fabric, with triple layers in the corners to increase strength.

Portability – At 35lbs, this isn’t the lightest shelter on the market. Unfortunately, the carry case doesn’t improve the portability of the product. The carry case only comes with hand straps, which aren’t the most comfortable, especially considering the tents weight. To sum up, we would prefer if the case has a cushioned shoulder strap.


Overall, if you want a shelter that will protect you from the elements, you won’t be disappointed with the Quick-Set Shelter. It’s a high-quality tent that is quick to set-up and is made from durable materials. The only complaint is that you will need extra space to erect the shelter, but we feel this is only a slight issue. You can also view our other recommended rain camping canopies.


How big is it?

The shelter has a unique shape with six sides, but it measures roughly 140 inches by 140 inches and covers 110 square feet. It has a peak centre height of 94 inches, meaning the tent is tall enough for 99.9% of people. You can check our list of tall tents here. With that said, the large size does come at a cost as this tent weighs in at 34lbs.

Does the screen house prevent bugs?

You’ll be pleased to know that the screen house works well at keeping at the bugs. In fact, that is exactly what it is designed to do! Pro tip – make sure you close the door properly so that they don’t sneak in through the crack.

Can you use this tent in high wind?

Yes you can, but this is a large tent so you will need to take some precautions. But don’t worry; you can use the stakes and guy-lines to protect your tent from powerful winds.

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