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89 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
I ordered the canopy through Walmart online. Was ready for pickup at nearby store in half the posted time. It was will packaged with no damage. took it home unpacked it with no problems. The first setup will take considerably more time than the 1 to 3 minutes advertised. From then on it gets easier and faster. This thing really fits together good. This is our 3rd screened tent. We live in Texas and camp with a travel trailer 4 -5 months a year, from Florida to Colorado and there are misquitos every where we go. The screen on this canopy has an extra fine weave that works pretty good on Florida's No-See'em's, yet it doesent seem to effect the air flo. Goes back in the bag easy enough. We have been camping for 40 yrs and this canopy has to rate close to the top of the list of must have camping gear.
I have had several styles of tent style dinning canopy's. All usually took more than an hour to set up. The Coleman canopy was as easy to set up as advertised. We were up and set up in less than ten minutes. The other great feature is that all the screening, top cover and frame fit easily back into the carrying case.
We are very pleased with this screened canopy--and for the price. We ordered it online. It arrived quickly. It was relatively easy to put up. We put it on our paved patio beside our house. It took two people--to pull the metal framing out to form the perimeter and to pull the canopy fabric over the dome of the frame. But, other than those two tasks, the rest of the assembly was easily done by one person.
We've put heavy, flat rocks on some of the "feet" of the poles and also used ties with stakes on the three corners which are near our lawn. While we feel this is an excellent product overall, in the individual ratings we've marked durability somewhat less than excellent, primarily because we've only had this item up for about a week and thus, we're not in a good position to make that judgment. It did, however, do just fine in a rain storm we had during that time and we expect it to do just fine throughout the summer. We're so glad we chose this item. Also, we think Coleman's long experience with camping gear is evident in this item. For example, we noted the extra swatches of fabric which are provided on the inside of the canopy at potential "rub points" where the fabric of the dome contacts hinge points in the frame.
I had purchased a screened canopy from another store and was very disappointed when on the third day of use a storm came and the canopy collapsed. After reading the positive reviews for the Coleman screened canopy I decided to give it a try. I am extremely pleased with this product. It did not cost much more than the one I brought previously but it has far exceeded my expectations. I must say it took a bit longer to set up than the instructions sait it would, but all in all it was pretty simple. We are also pleased with the amount of room this canopy has. After putting this screened canopy up, we had a storm with very heavy rain and it weathered the storm like a champ. Kudos to Coleman for a well made product!!!
We put this up at home before we went camping which was a good idea. When we went camping it rained really hard and 2 other campers lost thier Canopys but this one did great. We are so pleased it is really just what we needed.
This is not for the person looking for light setup. It is on the heavy side. You need 1 to 2 people to help you with setting this up. (I needed two more helpers). For people with hand arthritis or back problems, this is not for you. Other than that, nice big canopy. You have the option of keeping the canopy with or without the bug screen. The screen was very long that you can tuck it under the tent. The only thing that was aggravating me was the constant bending to open and close the screen every moment that we had to enter and exit the screen room (constantly if you had a big crowd of people) and I was afraid that the zipper can break in the process, then I am screwed. But it does give good shade in a large area, fits about 8-10 people. Would have been nice if they added the LED lights feature added to such an expensive tent. I had to buy lighting for night occasions. Oh and as for the rain, the bottom screen part does accumulate with water since it is very long that you must tuck it in the ground. Had it on top of my cemented backyard, anchored it with milk gallon bottles filled up with water and tied the string to it. Note: Canopy has no floor covering.
I assembled my Coleman 12-by-10-foot Hex Instant Screened Canopy by myself by lifting it slowly from the center and gradually spreading the legs out and had no trouble getting it together within a half an hour. The legs are very strong and lock into place with little effort. The dome shape seems to be much better with handling wind and rain as it barely ripples or moves on windy/rainy days. It does leak a little bit from the seam areas. I assembled mine next to my little house on concrete and have the cords (which are normally staked into the ground) tied around sand bags to weight it down and keep it secure. It has been assembled for over 1 week and has shown no signs of buckling or damage from several windy, heavy thunderstorms. I am very, very happy with it!
After much research we decided on the coleman screened canopy instead of a dining fly. Yes, it's heavy but that's good becuase it's much stronger than those flimsy other ones. We even added some clear plastic side curtains (shower curtains fit perfectly) to keep us warm when it was cold and to keep the breeze down.
It takes 2-3 people to set it up but it's fast and easy. We like the quality and it looks like it will last a long time. The tie downs and the stakes keep it in place in windy conditions. So far weve only had 10-15mph gusts but it will take more.
I'm sure well use this in the back yard as well...to keep the bugs out.
We're very happy with the canopy
This is one of the best screened canopies we've purchased. We winter in FL in a 5th wheel and need outside "room". This canopy is perfect for shade, keeping the bugs out, and the "footprint" of this canopy is better than some we've used. It does take two people to put up, and we laid some 2x4's around the bottom on the skirt as we have two chihuahuas we don't want to escape. We have a couple of folding chairs and a 2x4' folding table in ours, and we also have a 2-burner stove, and there is really no room for more. If you use a picnic table it will fill this room up. Make sure you tie it down, the winds can push it around some. All in all, we love it.
Shelter was easy to set up. first time took my wife and I about 20 minutes, The frame is solid and well built. The canopy top is thin but strong, I would suggest sealing the seams with tent seam sealer, the screen is well made and goes on very easy. Took longer to stake it out than to put it up. We also had some problems with spiders and bugs coming in where the screen meets the canopy. Solved that problem with sticky velcro. The first night up we had thunder storms with wind and heavy rain. The shelter never moved , it is tougher than it looks. Plan on leaving this up all summer long and only drop it down if sever storms are coming. I only wish colman offered a replacement canopy for it. Just in case of holes for hail or so. we are very happy with this shelter. On evening we sat in it during a gentle rain. It was dry. We are very happy with our purchase and if anything happens to this one I will buy another just like it.
We couldn't believe how easy it was to setup. Besides being aesthetic appealing, I like the fact it has two entrances. The breeze was able to come through and no flies. I would highly recommend this product.
Product is basically decent. It was missing several tie downs in package so I will be trying to get those from Coleman. The one thing I am not happy about is how the screen attaches to the roof. There is no velcro on the panels so even though it somewhat overlaps with roof there are spaces where bugs will be able to get in. I intend to glue velcro to the screen panel and roof panels so that I can close those up. But this should be in the design. If glues does not work they will have to be sewn which would be a moor project. The instructions were not always clear and I had to figure some things out myself by trial and error.
Set this up prior to camping - highly recommend! Very sturdy and even kept us dry when it rained. We even put our tent inside the canopy and still had space for 2 camping chairs and a small table. Great to have the guy ropes built in for when the wind blows.....which is a constant in Montana! Great value for the money.....and it certainly kept the biting insects at bay! Only down side is the zippers are not heavy duty, which I believe Coleman should improve on!
It rained a week later and the wind was blowing hard. I was so afraid that it would fall down and be ruined like the last gazebo that I had, to my joy it stayed in tack. I have nothing negative to say in this review about this product. I can trust Coleman's product(s) and the price was right.
The instructions were minimal and it was not easily assembled in 3 minutes like the packaging claims. Once you finally get it put together, it was very nice and we enjoyed sitting under it. There is almost no way to fit the stuff back in the bag though, it gives you a small pocket (not even the length of the rest of the bag, to store the netting and the cover, which didn't work at all. I'll probably just end up buying a cinch bag to put them in. Oh and it proved challenging for me, I am short (5'3) when it was fully extended, to attach the velcro tabs to secure the roof cover
It takes 2 people abount 30 minutes to assemble. The frame is strong and the tent is spacious/roomy. The mesh sides keep the bugs out. The 1st time we used it, it rained and the canopy did not leak. We are very pleased with the product.
Have had this for a week and have no complaints thus far. It arrived, via free ship to home, 3 days ahead of schedule. It was easily assembled by my husband working solo in a matter of several minutes. The look, quality, design and sturdiness are all better than expected. It is a good size, height and width. It keeps the bugs out, is convenient and nice looking . Loving it. Walmart also had it for the best price including the free shipping to home. Highly recommend
We do like this product very much. It took us a bit longer to install than what was stated. If your objective is to keep the bugs or sun out, buy it! There were a few slight defects, since the box was delivered damaged. We needed it that weekend, so kept it. The quality is good, and it is nicer looking than I thought it would be. We are enjoying it.
Wasps tend to land and simply walk up the screen and through the the gap between the roof and walls. If they zippered together it would prevent this. I plan to add a Velcro strip, this will be expensive and time consuming to circle the entire canopy.
Perfect size and design for a bug-proof spot to be during the summer of the Godzilla Mosquito!
So far we are very happy with this canopy. I have read elsewhere that some people have had quality issues, but ours arrived in perfect condition, went up smoothly, and appears likely to do the job well.