|Item Weight||2.5 Pounds|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||26.5 x 26.5 x 1 inches|
|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||27 x 25 x 1.5 inches|
|Package Weight||1.25 Kilograms|
SANSBUG 1-Person Popup Screen Tent (Tarp Floor)
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|Item Weight||2.5 Pounds|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||26.5 x 26.5 x 1 inches|
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- Free-standing bug net that pops open instantly into shape to provide a safe refuge - simply slide off the elastic strap and toss up into the air away from you. No assembly required! Can be used indoors or outdoors.
- Waterproof tarp floor; Zippered door; Fully enclosed with no-see-um netting to prevent flying critters, creepy crawlies or slithering snakes (no-see-um netting has much smaller holes than mosquito netting); Fiberglass poles.
- The net is folded into a large flat disc which is 26 inches wide. The 26 inch disc will NOT fit in your luggage. Please take a tape measure and visualize the size before you buy it.
- Weighs only 2.5 lbs! Inside length: 86 inches (usable length: 6 feet), inside width: 39 inches, Height: 35 inches. Even though it is longer and wider than a cot, it can still lay on it. It is wide so you can comfortably sleep without fear of touching the sides and being bit through the mesh. Unlike other nets in which you can only lie down, you can sit up in the SansBug. If you need more space, get the SansBug 2- or 3-person net which provides 7 feet of usable length.
- Save yourself the frustration by CAREFULLY watching the demo video MULTIPLE times before folding it. Understand the steps. Don't give up. You can do it! Folding should take seconds once you get the hang of it but you DO need to watch the demo video SEVERAL times. Fiberglass poles are strong but they will splinter if incorrectly folded!
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Let your baby or toddler enjoy a truly memorable afternoon amid a field of sweet-smelling wild flowers. The incredible SansBug bug tent can ensure your escapade goes off without a hitch. Let the fresh air drift in while keeping any flying or crawling critters out. SansBug provides an instant cocoon to help you de-stress, unwind and escape the natural way.
So... what's the deal with folding this contraption???
Folding the SansBug is not intuitive. The paper instruction manual is only supplementary. The demo video is crucial without which you will likely want to cut the net into pieces and burn it.
Even if you are a rocket scientist, you still need to watch the demo video multiple times. No shortcuts with this one! You can get the hang of it for one summer and you’ll think you got it down but you DO need to watch the video AGAIN the following year BEFORE going to camp (there might not be WiFi).
Ummm... it looks kinda big. Are you sure it can fit on top of a cot?
For the past 12 years, campers in platform tents have been using the 1-person net on a cot. Even though the SansBug is longer and wider than a cot, it can lay squarely on it with some overhang. The SansBug is wide so that you can comfortably sleep without fear of touching the sides and being bit through the mesh. Therefore, there will be some overhang when you lay it on a cot. This is actually a good thing – the further the netting is away from you, the better for you! For narrow platform tents, read the tip below.
Will the 1-person mosquito net fit in the platform tents at summer camp?
Lots of summer camps like Rodney Scout Reservation and Camp Read have platform tents that are wide enough to fit two 1-person SansBugs with sufficient space between them.
For tents that are narrow, we suggest positioning the cots sideways (rotate 90°) so the slope of the SansBug aligns with the slope of the canvas wall tent as shown in the picture.
Tarp or Poly?
Some users mentioned that the tarp makes noise when you move in your sleep, so we came up with a 1-person poly floor version. The poly is softer, lighter and not as bulky as the tarp. So if you’re using the net to lay on a smooth and soft surface, like a (air-)mattress or carpet, then you should go with the poly floor. But if you’re using the net to lay on a camping cot or on the ground, then get the tarp which is more durable. You could also use the poly floor outdoors but make sure you use a groundsheet underneath (the groundsheet is always a good idea even with the tarp floor as it is easier to replace a groundsheet than to replace a sewn-in floor). Otherwise, both 1-person nets are identical.
The SansBug screen tent has been used by the US and Canadian military, disaster response volunteers in Haiti, Guam and Puerto Rico, ecologists in Madagascar and doctors in the Amazon jungle. It is an essential item for scout camp to use on a cot in canvas wall tents or bunk beds in Adirondack cabins (lean-tos) and should be on the top of a mission trip packing list.
When not being used at summer camp, it can also moonlight as a baby bug tent, meditation tent or a mobile catio for cats and other small pets to enjoy the outdoors! Roomy, lightweight, portable and durable, the free-standing mesh tent pops open in ONE second and folds down in less than five seconds! Choose the original mosquito net tent.
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2022
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Enjoy bug free sleeping!
*Not bear proof.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 27, 2022
Only advice: WATCH the YouTube vids on how to fold it up. Practice it a couple of times before you need to use it. Once you get the hang of it, you can fold it in a matter of seconds no problem.
It's simple, regular tarp material on the bottom and no see-um mesh on top.
It's surprisingly durable for the materials it uses
Simple design, literally pops up on it's own and it is free standing
Better option than hanging enclosures, since this has flooring
Zipper opens wide to get in and out
It comes with a carrying case so you can store it.
It's surprisingly heavy for what it is - it is lighter than a tent, of course, but it definitely goes toe to toe with an ultra light backpacker 1 person tent.
It's BIG - and I mean BIG - you cannot pack it anywhere, not on a backpack, not on a trunk, once folded it forms a huge round circle and the case you store it in has straps for you to carry it on your shoulders. It's not very practical if you plan to move around with it (as a camper). Straps are less than stellar.
Poles look like some kind of fiber glass material - they are thick and sturdy, which is good, but they can also break if you don't fold it as you should - so pay attention. These are not stock poles you can just replace with tent ones.
The floor is flat on the ground, in other words, it doesn't go up on the sidewalls, so running water can come in. This is best suited when placed on higher ground
There is no fly - this should be obvious to anyone, but make sure you take this in mind. If you don't have a plan b and it rains, you will get "extra" cool.
It is larger (wider) than a regular cot, so if you put it on top, be careful as the cot corners could stress the floor
It is round, so you cannot fit just any mattresses in there - not an issue to us, but you never know what people's plans might be. We used a regular backpacker mattress inside and my son was very happy.
A 6ft. tall person could fit in there, though it would be tight against the walls.
Why does it have 5 stars if it has more cons than pros? because we bought it for a special purpose and for that it excelled. Pricey, some might argue, for the limited use, but for boy scouts summer camp, where they set this inside the military tents, that's all they needed.
If we were on the trail on a backpacking trip this would be a total fail due to the aforementioned cons. I'd go for a true tent, hands down.
Hope this helps!
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British Airways would NOT take this as take-on luggage - I made the precaution of checking beforehand. Good job too since it would have been a problem checking in.
Goes up super quick and once u get the hang of the bending motions to collapse the dome. Inside storage. Not too bad
Cud have abit of a lower profile
Im 6ft and slept comfortably. Any taller and u wont be able to stretch out. But youll have enough width