REI's Mosquito-Resistant Screen House Is a Camping Godsend

In case you need a little shelter from the swarm

By Reuben Brody

 
REI's Mosquito-Resistant Screen House Is a Camping Godsend
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18 May 2017

Umbrellas provide great shade on a beach day, but they do you no favors when a swarm of sand fleas migrates your way.

And if your local climate comes along with mosquitoes and/or other manner of insects to contend with, summertime outdoor excursions can quickly become something to regard with equal parts love and hate.

That’s where a day tent like REI’s screen house comes in handy. Its mesh-net walls provide 360 degree views with a waterproof roof that peaks at seven feet — plenty of headroom. The breeze will flow nicely through it while keeping those UV’s — and bloodsuckers — at bay.

And there are ample pockets inside to keep things tidy, and you’ll want to keep it well staked as it’s a giant balloon waiting to be blown away. It’s 13 pounds and nine feet and change packed in its duffel — not super compact but definitely will travel.

Now that you're prepared, get out there.

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