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Best Screen Room for Camping (Top 7 Picks)

| Updated Jun 21, 2023

The best screen room for camping will protect you from the sun, rain, and perhaps most importantly, mosquitos!

Camping is an amazing way to spend time in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, there is something else that likes to spend time with you outdoors: insects. A great way to help stave off these annoying pests is to invest in a good screen tent.

Screen rooms can also help keep harsh weather away, like sun on a hot, summer day or other inclement weather that may make an appearance!

It may be hard to know what to look for in the best canopy tents. From sun protection and magnetic doors to a tall center height and lightweight poles, there is a lot to choose from!

But don't worry. The following is my list of the best screen room for camping you can find, and what to look for when shopping around!

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What to Look for in the Best Screen House

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Room with a view.

The best screen tents are ones that can cover your patio area or picnic table while still allowing you to see clearly through the mesh walls.

You also want one with a sturdy steel frame or fiberglass poles to help stand up against light rain. With some added weights or stakes, many can also withstand strong winds and heavy rain.

In addition to protection against various weather conditions, any of the screen tents also offer easy access as well as UV protection from the harsh rays on sunny days.

Another top pick to look for is one that offers an easy setup. Many brands offer what they call “instant tents” with a super-easy setup.

The best tent will also likely have a bag for easy storage and ground stakes to ensure that it stays in place.

7 Top Picks for Best Screen Room for Camping

Screen rooms are one of the 8 Best Mosquito Repellent Devices and definitely one of the most effective. I've narrowed down your options to the best of the best.

CLAM Quick-Set 12 x 12 Foot Pop Up Screen Tent

When choosing the best screen tent for you, size is a major factor. This CLAM screen tent boasts 110 square feet, on the upper end in size.  It is our favorite of all the screen tents we have seen.

I'm not the only one who likes it. It's also one of the most recommended screen tents by RV Lifestyle readers on our Facebook group.

It’s spacious enough to fit a 6-8 person picnic table inside, which is ideal for family dinners without bugs!

It is pricey, but for good reason. It has a water-resistant roof with taped seams and 50+ UV ray protection.

For being so roomy in size, it's super easy to set up- in just 45 seconds! No assembly required.

It folds down to a manageable size and at 34 pounds makes for easy storage.

Gazelle Pop-Up Portable 6-Sided Screen Tent

The Gazelle is very similar to the CLAM, but is slightly smaller at 92 square feet. It has the same high-end features and pops up in less than a minute, too.

However, if the CLAM and Gazelle are too big for what you need (or your budget), here are more great options…

TAILGATERZ Magnetic Screen House

TAILGATERZ is a reputable brand for selling high-quality screen tents

It comes complete with magnetic doors, which are an amazing saving grace for when your hands are full. They make for extremely easy entry and closure, which is necessary to keep mosquitos from following you in!

Another reason you might want to take this on your next camping trip is its durable construction. Made from sturdy steel and fiberglass frame means that while it is sturdy, it is also lightweight where it can be.

The large tent covers an 11 x 9 foot area. This size provides enough space for your unique needs. It can house a picnic table or roomy sitting area for relaxing. It can house a large group for a meal outdoors!

This outdoor camping tent also comes at an affordable price.

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Alvantor Screen House Room

Although it is not waterproof, the Alvantor screen house room provides a lot of protection against pesky pests while in the outdoors.

Weighing only nine pounds, this lightweight shelter can protect you from the sun's harsh UV rays with a 50+ UV protection rating.

The fiberglass frame is lightweight compared to other tents that have steel poles. It also features an instant set up, and comes complete with 8 mounting stakes to help protect against bad weather should it arise.

The tent can windy conditions up to 24-30.8 MPH, so if high winds exceed that it is a good idea to move inside.

It is also important to note that this high-quality tent is not waterproof, though. So if it rains, you will want to move inside.

This easy popup tent is also easy to fold down. Its innovative folding technique is simple and collapses to a compact size. Then store it in the provided carry bag for easy transport!

Coleman Screened Canopy Tent

The Coleman screened canopy tent is made from Polyguard 2x double-thick fabric that offers 50+ UPF sun protection.

Two large doors offer easy access from either side of the tent, making it convenient for any campsite.

The portable quick-set escape shelter offers screened protection from the wind, bugs, and the sun.

The great thing is that it is so simple to use that it can be set up in only three minutes, using three simple steps.

Wenzel Magnetic Screen House

This model is also considered a best camping screen house because of its amazing peak height of 7.5 feet! Vertically-gifted folks, this tall screened tent is for you!

You can easily access the interior space of the tent through the door closures made with magnetic strips. They make serving food a breeze!

This portable screen house comes complete with a convenient storage bag. It is also made from durable, yet lightweight, fiberglass poles.

Coleman Instant Screenhouse

When it comes to screen shelters, this is a very good choice. That is due to its incredibly easy and quick setup. Some say you can put this shelter up in only one minute!

It features two large doors and nicely screened walls to keep away all the pests during your outdoor events.

Its 15 x 13 foot dimensions provide more than 41 square feet of shade. Talk about spacious comfort! It is also a good option for your tall friends or family, featuring a seven-foot center height.

You can also count on easy transportation for the Coleman Instant Screen House if you use the included carry bag.

The double-thick fabric will help stand up to all the elements: wind, rain, and sun. It comes complete with 50+ UPF sun protection to help prevent burns on those warm, sunny days.

Your Vote on the Best Screen Room for Camping

Let us know in the comments below if you have any of these screen rooms and how you like it, or if you have any other recommendations.

For more info, check out 7 Simple Tips To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Camp.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2021-12-02

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

4 Responses to “Best Screen Room for Camping (Top 7 Picks)”

September 27, 2023at7:57 am, Leigh Alkins said:

We like the Gazelle as it has an option for wind side panels for even more protection from rain & wind. These side panels are great for making this an excellent 3 seasaon room


September 27, 2023at2:55 pm, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Thanks for sharing! Team RV Lifestyle


January 14, 2022at7:56 am, Diane W said:

Under the Weather makes a variety of great pods that are compact, lightweight and open with the flick of your wrist. I like that they are six sided to provide even more protection.


December 02, 2021at5:06 pm, Eileen Brown said:

We love our Clam…and Would encourage anyone who is thinking about one to order the sky version. You order the roof cover separately, but having a mesh ceiling makes it much cooler. It also allows you to have a small propane fire inside the clam without it getting stiflingly hot.


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