Picnicking With a Screen Tent

A screen house is perfect for afternoon outings and picnics. They are lightweight, often made from durable canvas, polyester, nylon and mesh. The latest designs are quickly assembled and disassembled. For easy storage and efficiency they fold into their own duffle bag, making it the perfect grab and go picnic accessory. Canvas topped screened shelters provide refuge from the sun and protection from wind and rain. Mesh walls prevent bugs from ruining the day. Gazebos are easily transported and set up quickly by the lake or on the beach. Heavy-duty steel stakes and guy ropes help anchor them against windy conditions for worry free use.

A traditionally peaked, square screen house adds functionality and convenience to outdoor parties. Available from 10×13 feet to 17×15 feet, these full height shelters are bright and airy on the inside. With ceiling heights up to almost seven feet, they can accommodate even the tallest people easily. The perfect place for food laden buffet tables, they are flame retardant and well ventilated. This is ideal for using equipment to keep the food warm and for grilling if the weather turns bad. To keep the flow of hungry picnickers moving smoothly, many models have two full height doors.

They zip completely open to keep them out of the way. For additional protection from the sun, they may also double as awnings, depending on their configuration. Screen house mesh side walls are made with 50 denier polyester woven panels to keep the insects away, while sod cloth floors prevent ants and other bugs from joining the party. If the sky is clear, the sun is bright and the breeze is light, take advantage of the perfect weather by using a screened canopy or arbor. They have UV resistant nylon and polyester tops that provide shade, without blocking out the light.

Mesh walls can be completely pulled back or rolled up for unobstructed views of the area. Hexagonal shaped shelters feature ring and pin assembly and a central hub to connect all chain-corded poles for fast and easy set up. Models with two doors allow for an opening large enough to accommodate a full sized picnic table. They are durable enough to throw in the back with the rest of the camping gear for a weekend getaway. At home, they are quickly and easily assembled for use as extra entertaining space, or the perfect playhouse on rainy days.