Camping out with one’s family or a bunch of friends is so much fun when you can sleep in a comfortable tent at night and can have a screened dry place to relax on those unexpected rainy, stormy days. Some people just like to sit in the screen porch area of a tent bug-free, enjoying the breeze and the scenery while everyone else is out fishing, hunting, etc.
To have a really nice camping experience you need a tent that will keep you comfortable and cozy at night and during windy, chilly and rainy days.
Below we have selected some of the top rated tents that have screened areas to help you have a good experience on your next outdoor adventure.
1.) Coleman Evanston 6 Person Screened Tent with 4 Large Windows and EPort
You will like this Coleman screened tent because it is easy to transport and setup. It is a perfect fit for car campers and long camping trips. The snag-free, continuous pole sleeves mean you only have to feed the poles once which reduces setup time to about 15 minutes.
You can enjoy the fresh air without the bugs on the screened porch area. On warm, dry nights you may prefer to sleep in the screened area to enjoy the fresh air.
If it rains the tent is designed to hold up to the weather. A specially-angled rainfly lets in the light but not the water, even when the windows are open.
The specially designed WeatherTec™ System’s patented welded floors and inverted protected seams help ensure you stay dry. The WeatherTec™ system strengthens the tent floor and eliminates needle holes.
Other WeatherTec™ features are leak-free seams and a weather-resistant fabric. In addition to fully taped rainfly seams, the rainfly covers doors and windows and incorporates easy-to-use velcro frame attachments. A coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing and zippers are designed to keep you and your family or friends dry.
This screened tent has a 14′ x 10′ floor which is large enough to fit two queen size airbeds for a comfortable night’s sleep or just lounging around during the day. It also has a 5’8″ center height to give you room to stand and move about.
Before you lie down attach the rainfly for protection from the rain, or on dry nights leave it off and gaze at the stars through the mesh roof.
Another nice feature is the electrical access port and if you have electricity available then you can enjoy a camp tent light or fan, plus use your other devices requiring electricity.
Coleman Evanston 6 Tent Features Summary:
- 1 Room, Sleeps 6
- Fully screened front porch area.
- Four large windows.
- Modified dome structure, easy to transport and simple to setup.
- This 6-person tent has the Exclusive WeatherTec™ System to keep you dry.
- Tent has control airflow with Variflo adjustable ventilation.
- Interior gear pocket.
- Electrical access port for all your electrical needs.
- Easy setup with continuous, color-coded pole sleeves and Insta-Clip attachments.
- Pin-and-Ring design with continuous pole sleeves.
- Easy instructions sewn into durable carry bag.
- Carry bag also includes separate sacks for poles and stakes.
- Screened front porch and wings provide great outdoor living space.
- Tent Footprint: Roomy 14′ x 10′
- Tent Center Height: 68 inches
- Poles: 11mm fiberglass
Be aware that the screened porch is not completely covered by the rainfly and depending on how hard it is raining and how much the wind is blowing items on the screen porch will get wet. The porch area floor stays dry from the ground but not from a blowing rain.
The windows on the sides are a good size with zipper close flaps. The back wall screened window goes from the top of the tent half way down and has no zip-close flap. The rainfly does cover the entire window and then some.
2.) Coleman Evanston 8 Person Tent with Screen Room
The Coleman Evanston is also available as an 8 Person Tent. All the same features( with the exception of the electrical access port) as the 6-person tent detailed above but with more room. The 8-person tent has a 15′ x 12′ footprint (includes the screen room) with a 72″ center height.
3.)Ozark Trail 12 Person with Screen and Straight Wall Design
You will be surprised at the interior room and ceiling height this 12 person tent offers.
It features ventilation galore with 6 windows, a screen room and a mesh roof.
This tent is weather tight and wind stable and in spite of its large size it sets up easily by two people. Two doors allow separate exit and entry to and from each room. If you wish you can unzip the center divider and convert this spacious tent into one huge room.
Have electrical devices you want to use inside your tent then you will be able to use the E-port available on this tent.
Ozark Trail 12 Person Tent Features Summary:
- Cathedral style ceiling with 86″ center height.
- Straight wall design creates a roomy interior for your camping comfort.
- 54 sq. ft. screen room.
- Multiple storage pockets for organization.
- Room Divider creates two rooms for privacy.
- Sleeps up to 12 people.
- Fits up to 4 queen air bed mattresses.
- E-Port for electrical cord access
- Set up time: 20 minutes.
- Taped fly seams prevent leakage.
- 2 – 3 season tent.
- Floor size: 14′ x 12′.
- Two doors allow separate exit and entry from each room.
- Colors: Red or Green
There are multiple storage pockets in the tent to help keep all your essentials organized.
Enjoy the fresh air and the view through the six windows of this Ozark Trail Tent.
4.)Wenzel Klondike 8-Person Family Cabin Tent with Screen Room / Sun Room
Your family can enjoy this spacious and weather-resistant Wenzel Klondike family dome tent that sleeps up to eight people in its two rooms. This tent is taller than most other tents at 6.5′, letting campers stand up straight while inside the tent.
Your family can enjoy the screened room by using it as a sun shelter on hot sunny days, a picnic room when mosquitoes are out in numbers or just a nap room during lazy afternoons.
The screen room also has zip up walls which allows you to have a secondary sleeping area.
Another nice feature of the Wenzel Klondike tent is the double-staked Power Corners, which increase the tent’s stability in high winds.
The tent’s full mesh roof option provides plenty of ventilation and an enjoyable view of the stars on nice weather evenings.
Wenzel Klondike Family Tent Features Summary:
- Made of weather-repellent polyester with polyurethane coating.
- Base: 16′ x 11′
- Sleeps 8 persons
- Center height: 78 inches
- Eave Height: 61 inches
- Interior space: 98 Sq. Feet + 60 Sq. Feet in screened room.
- Doors: Inverted T-style, interior flex style.
- Floor: Welded polyethylene
- Tent: Weather-repellent Weather Armor polyester with a polyurethane coating for reliability
- Double-stitched, lap-felled seams throughtout the body
- Frame: Fiberglass
- Pegs: Steel and plastic
- Carrying weight: 27.3 pounds
- Warranty: 10 years
- Removable Fly
- Two hanging pockets for easy-access items
- Storage duffel
- Measures: 16′ W x 6.5′ H x 11′ D
The poles of the Klondike are collapse and fold together. Tent is sturdy and you will feel comfortable even in stormy weather.
The tent has a bathtub bottom floor which means that the seams are not on the ground where moisture could possibly get in. Also, you can zip up the walls of the screen room to prevent rain blowing in.
Main tent room has room for two queen size blow up mattresses with room left to put stuff.
Others who have bought this tent recommend you spray the seams with a sealer before use. It is also recommended that you invest in about 10 or more strong (metal) tent pegs.
Setup for this family tent with screen room is about 20 minutes for two people.
5.)PahaQue Wilderness – Perry Mesa, Screen Room / Tent Combo – 8 Person Family Tent
The Perry Mesa provides a roomy tent combined with an even roomier screen room. It sleeps 4 in the tent area and 4 more in the screen room. There is nothing quite like a Perry Mesa. This tent features unique designs that have become the hallmark of all Paha Que high-quality outdoor products.
Things like large windows, awning and awning poles, taped fly and floor seams, easy setup and more. The large door storm flap doubles as an awning. Near vertical walls ensure great living space for your camping experience.
The sleeping room has three windows with gear slings under each window. Included with the tent are carabiners in both rooms for hanging a lantern. If you are six feet tall then you will be able to stand comfortable and only have to duck a little when immediately against a wall.
The screen room is 10′ x 7′ and your gear will fit nicely in this area. It has two doors that are opposite of each other. Each door has a large awning that can be suspended with the included awning poles. You six footers will have to duck when going under the awning. The awning rolls completely down to cover the entry, covers the zippers with a few inches to spare and then also velcros down.
OK, there is a second awning that you can walk under without ducking. It is 10 foot in size and has no entry. You must order the separate poles for this awning; they are not included with the tent kit.
PahaQue Wilderness – Perry Mesa, Screen Room / Tent Combo Features Summary:
- Sleeps up to 8 persons
- D-shaped interior door between 2 rooms to keep tent area private.
- No-see-um mesh roof, doors and windows for maximum ventilation.
- Screen room awnings bolt down to create 1 large waterproof room.
- Floor measures 10′ x 14′ total
- Peak height of 6’6″
- 2 Doors, 6 Windows; both have storm flaps
- Oversized stuff bag with carry strap
- Stakes and reflective guylines included
- Near vertical walls
- Large door storm flap doubles as awning.
- Easy setup.
- Gear slings under each window
- Carabiners in both rooms for hanging a lantern.
The PahaQue Wilderness Perry Mesa with screen room has a very good rating with one consistent complaint which is the screen room floor. It is a screen room and not a dry zone.
Beyond that the pros are quality materials and build, design is good, flexibility and good ventilation.
Don’t be put off because you have never heard the name PahaQue Wilderness before. Check it out.
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Summary of Outdoor Screened Family Camping Tents
These are five of the best in camping tents which offer a screened room for you to enjoy while camping out with your family and / or friends. You can have your meals, bug free, in the screened area and away from the sleeping area of the tent.
It is also a good place to just sit and relax while reading a book or just enjoying the view of the outdoors.
The screened area also offers a place for small children to play safely with a little less attention from mom and dad.
Go have fun and enjoy your outdoor adventure!
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