My wife and I have really wanted to go camping outdoors this summer, however we want to try and enjoy the experience with our 2 year old son, and the mild/hot weather in Tennessee keeps that from being so easy. Throw in the fact that my wife is a magnet for mosquitoes and you can image how miserable it could be for my wife and our son. Then the fear of the Zika virus just makes you want to stay indoors and away from standing water, or lakes.
So when I was offered a chance to test out this Summery Pop Up mosquito tent, it was obvious that we want to try and use it outdoors.When most people think of a tent, they want to be covered outdoors from most elements of the like rain, water, bugs, and the sun. This isn’t that kind of tent. It only provides some shading, mostly in the center only, and from bug. This does not have the rain flap that you would want/need to use for overnight camping, however depending on the climate and the seasons you may not need it either.
What makes this so great is that they keep the netting from resting on you, which would allow mosquitoes to bite you. All of the nets that drape over the beds sag at the sides so if you sleep with someone else you end up pushed against the netting and find yourself vulnerable to bites. Also it folds up nice and slim to not take up also of space and can be stored easily off to the side. Included is some rope to tie down, and some stakes to secure into the ground to keep it from moving away on it’s own.
As you can see in the photos my wife was able to lay down and our 2 year old son without any issues. I was also able to lay down however I was up to the edges and would have not been comfortable for long periods of time. Our son was able to stand up inside it without any issues, and my wife was able to sit up and still have room from her head touching the top.
My only issue is that it is difficult at first to fold up, and the instructions provided are handy reminders, however I am a visual person and it took 45 minutes to figure it out for myself. Once you get it however, it does get easier and can be done in just a few seconds.
All said, this is a good tent to have when if you want your kids/loved onces outdoors without getting bothered with bugs. Please a basket of toys inside and some sun screen, and they will be entertained for hour!
Click here to purchase on Amazon for $49.99!