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Once again, it is that time of year to be dusting off all your camping gear to see what needs replacing in preparation for the season.

The screen room is a great feature that not only keeps the mosquitos at bay but also keeps you cool and out of the sun.

After spending weeks researching and comparing, we carefully selected this list of screen room tents on the market that are worth a try.

If you are in a hurry, our top pick is the Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Water Resistant tent. This is a solid tent with great waterproof rate, durability, and the ample amount of room that is provided not only inside the tent but also in the screened room.

All of those tents are great, you can read on and find the right one that meets your own requirements.

Here is our list of tents with a screen room:

Tent Benefits
Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Water Resistant Tent with Convertible Screen Room – best overall Convertible screen room, removable seam-sealed fly, 2 mesh roof vents, 2 zippered side windows, 2 convenience pockets
Coleman WeatherMaster 6 Person Tent with Screen RoomAlso good Floorless screen room, fits 2 queen air mattresses, WeatherTec system with welded floors and inverted seams
Coleman Dome Tent with Screen Room – Best budget Welded corners and inverted seams, includes rainfly, fit 2 queen air beds, carry bag included
CORE 4 Person/ 6 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tents – Best for casual campers Fits one queen air bed or 2 standard cots, mesh ceiling, adjustable intake vent, and gear loft
Coleman Steel Creek Fast Pitch Dome Tent with Screen Room – Best for family Set up in 7 minutes or less, WeatherTec system, and fits 2 queen air beds
Coleman Dome Tent for Camping – Best for those that sleep-in Dark room technology, reduces heat, welded corners and inverted seams, E-Port

 

Best Tents with Screen Room Compared

Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Water Resistant Tent with Convertible Screen Room for Family Camping

Specs:

  • Size: 8 person tent
  • Shape: rectangle/ cabin
  • Dimensions LxWxH: 192” x 132” x 78”
  • Weight: 25.75 pounds (11.68 kilograms)
  • Installation: easy set-up
  • Seasons: 3 season

Our overall top pick is also the largest tent on this list. Size is an important feature when it comes to camping with more than one person. It is up to personal preference, the number of people you normally camp with and the kind of camping you do. Backpackers often want to save on pack space and weight, but others who stay at a single campsite or campground will greatly enjoy a tent like this one.

The most notable features are its superior water resistance due to the polyester fabric with a polyurethane water-resistant coating, spacious room with 98 square feet of floor space and a peak height of 6’ 5”, and of course the large screened-in room which boasts 60 square feet of space itself.

Other quality-of-life features include easy access convenience pockets to fit your phone, glasses, tablet, and other accessories. Cross ventilation is provided by the ground vent and two roof vents so there is ample circulation that can keep you cool during the heat of the day and during the night.

A full mesh and inverted T-style door make the screen room an enjoyable and comfortable place to hang out, read a book, or play cards or board games with friends and family. All the while remaining protected from the bugs, rain, and heat.

Pros Cons
  • Excellent waterproofing, seams are sealed, and sown-in tarps are high enough to prevent water from getting inside.
  • Very spacious and comfortable
  • Easy to set up and take down
  • Made from good quality materials
  • Since the tent is fully made of mesh so the airflow is excellent and even though the tent gets warm it never gets too hot
  • Screen room is several inches shorter than the main tent
  • Elastic strap on back corner pole has been known to rip
  • May be missing some stakes

 


 

Coleman WeatherMaster 6 Person Tent with Screen Room

Specs:

  • Size: 6 person
  • Shape: dome tent
  • Dimensions: 11’ x 9’ with 6’ 8” center height, and screen room is 9’ x 6’
  • Weight: 32 pounds
  • Seasons: 4 season
  • Material: polyester

The Coleman WeatherMaster is a top tier dome tent that features a screened-in area attached to the main tent. Large enough to fit 2 queen air beds inside, it is definitely spacious enough for multiple people. The center height of 6’ 8” is tall enough for almost anyone to stand comfortably and stretch out.The screened-in room also has ample space for a few people to sit and lounge, and do be aware that it is floorless in this area.

Some of the quality of life features include a hinged door for easy access, storage pockets for smaller accessories and electronics, and an E-port for you to feed an extension cord to so you can have electricity in your tent. There is an included expandable carry bag as well for this tent.

Made weatherproof and strong with inverted seams, zipper cuff made from water-resistant material for added protection on the door, welded floor for added resilience and waterproofing.

Excellent airflow from vents, mesh windows, and mesh screen room to keep the inside of the tent comfortable and cool. Made with quality materials and construction this is another good pick when searching for a tent with a screen room and is the perfect size for a 6 person family.

Pros Cons
  • The auto-closing door is extremely convenient
  • The height of the tent is perfect so even people over 6 feet tall can stand straight up without smacking their head on the ceiling
  • The tent poles are strong and easy to set up
  • Function as an excellent family tent
  • The rainfly may fail to keep the tent dry and it may be difficult to get a replacement
  • Without additional waterproofing, it may leak on the inside of all the seams
  • May not be as weatherproof as advertised

 


 

Coleman Dome Tent with Screen Room

Specs:

  • Size: 6 person
  • Shape: Dome tent
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 9’ with 5’ 8” center height and 10’ x 5’ screened room
  • Weight: 20.9 pounds
  • Seasons: 4 season
  • Material: Polyester taffeta 75D

Coleman is a renowned name in the outdoors and camping industry, so it should come as no surprise that there are a few of them that have made it onto our top list here. This dome tent has made it on because of its convenient pricing, quality, and spacious features.

Though not as tall in the center height as some of our other options, this tent still offers a copious amount of room that comfortably fit 2 queen-sized air mattresses, and features a relatively large screened-in area. This 10 feet by 5 feet screen porch offers the ideal bug-free space for you to comfortably sit in the waning light and enjoy some games, conversation, and peace and quiet.

As a dome tent, it offers an easy setup and takes down within 15 minutes or less. As far as waterproofing goes, the tent floor is waterproof and features welded corners and inverted seams to prevent leaking. A rain fly is included. The frame is made strong and durable to withstand the strong winds that come with storms.

The smaller convenient features include window awnings so rain doesn’t come through the windows and still provides excellent air circulation. The screen room can function as an additional sleeping area as well, and there are storage pockets inside the tent for your smaller accessories, gadgets, and gear.

Pros Cons
  • Pitching and taking down this tent is extremely easy, and it fits well into the included carry bag
  • It is spacious
  • The screen room is great on buggy nights, and is a good place to take off your shoes as not to track dirt into the main tent
  • Tent has held up in rain and 20-30mph winds
  • A couple of customers have reported tearing at the seams on the corners
  • Water has been able to seep through the tent
  • Some have reported parts of the tent incorrectly put together
  • Pole to rain fly known to break

 


CORE 4 Person/ 6 Person Straight Wall Cabin Tents


Specs:

  • Size: 6 person
  • Shape: Cabin tent
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 9’ and 76” center height, the screen room is 10’ x 5’
  • Weight: 24 pounds
  • Seasons: 3 season
  • Material: Polyester

This CORE tent comes in 4 or 6 person sizes, however only a 6 person size comes with the screen porch area. As such it is a larger tent, but a 6 person tent is actually the perfect size for most. For 2 people it functions like a luxurious cabin tent with all the room you need, and for a family of 3 or 4, it can fit everyone comfortably.

Plus, there is the additional space of the screen room which is not only a mosquito-free environment and hang-out place but can function as another place to sleep.

Features include a removable rain fly that you can take off to reveal the entire mesh ceiling. This is perfect for stargazing and additional airflow. Speaking of, there is an adjustable intake vent that draws in the cool air from ground level and works in tandem with the mesh ceiling so the hot air can escape through there.

The gear loft offers additional storage so you can keep items off the floor and removes some clutter. There is a utility port for your electronics, a hook to hang a lantern, and is built with H20 Block Technology to keep you dry. Built to last and is great for spring, summer, and fall camping trips.

Pros Cons
  • Secure in 25-30mph winds
  • Set up can take as little as 5 minutes because it is so easy
  • Great air circulation and air flow through vents
  • Door zipper has the tendency to break
  • Needs better stakes
  • Water can get into the tent
  • Customers have claimed that one or more of the poles have snapped or splintered during set up

 


Coleman Steel Creek Fast Pitch Dome Tent with Screen Room


Specs:

  • Size: 6 person
  • Shape: Dome tent
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 9’ with 5’ 8” center height and 10’ x 5’ screen room
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Material: Polyguard
  • Seasons: 3 season

Coleman strikes again with the Steel Creek Fast Pitch Dome Tent, another phenomenal and affordable tent with the luxury of a screen room. Built with the same durability and waterproofing technology as the others on this list, it is primed and ready to take on the weather.

The WeatherTec System is incorporated not only on the material of the tent itself but also the rainfly so that it will keep you dry in those surprise summer rainstorms. The window awnings allow you to keep the windows open and stay protected from rain entering so they offer excellent air circulation.

This tent is large enough to fit 2 queen-sized air mattresses and a ceiling height of 5’ 8” that will allow a fair amount of people to stand comfortably inside. The screen room offers another extension of the lounging area at 10 x 5 feet and can comfortably fit two folding chairs there.

Quality of life amenities includes color-coded poles which assist in the fast pitching of this tent, storage pockets for your phone, book, and other assorted gear, an E-port for charging your electronics, and reflective guy lines for higher visibility at night. This is a quick and easy, convenient tent for you and one other person, or a small family.

Pros Cons
  • Spacious and perfect for a family and dogs
  • Set up is easy and fast
  • Customers report the tent remaining dry during unsuspected rainstorms
  • Screen room area is the perfect place for young children to play and not get eaten up by bugs
  • Fiberglass poles seem a bit flimsy
  • Rainfly doesn’t cover screen room/ mudroom area of tent
  • A couple of customers have had the main pole break and the company doesn’t offer a replacement

 


Coleman Dome Tent for Camping


Specs:

  • Size: 4 person
  • Shape: Dome tent
  • Dimensions: 9’ x 7’ with 4’ 11” center height and 9’ x 4’ screen room
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Material: Synthetic

This Coleman tent is unlike any other on this because of one particular feature. The Dark Room Technology feature. This is perfect for those that aren’t early risers and prefer to sleep in in the mornings. What this feature does is block 90% of the sunlight that would come streaming into your tent at sunrise and it reduces the heat as well. This way you can sleep well past the first rays of morning light.

Even the screen porch area is made from darker material too. Though the screen room is smaller than the rest of those on this list, it is still the perfect size for 2 people to comfortably lounge and be free of those relentless mosquitos.

This tent provided durable waterproofing with welded corners and inverted seams to prevent leaks and a strong frame that can withstand winds of 35mph or more. Some minor accessories include an E-port so you can have electricity in your tent, and storage pockets for your small items.

This is a smaller tent that is perfect for solo campers, 2 friends, a couple, or a small family of 3 or 4.

Pros Cons
  • Darkroom function makes a huge difference and allows for a deeper sleep
  • Made from durable materials and customers have it tried and tested against harsh winds and rain
  • Set up is quick and easy
  • Screen room is great for keeping bugs and dirt out of the main tent
  • May experience minor leaks in the corners
  • Customers claim it isn’t as dark as they make it sound

 


Tents with Screen Room Buying Guide

When you are looking at purchasing a tent there are certain features and qualities you want to look for. This is the same with any and all tents including ones with the extra feature of a screen porch. Though when you’re looking at these you really want quality as much as you want space.

Though everyone has different preferences and different uses for them in mind. Maybe they will be used once a year for a camping trip, pitched in the backyard for a family event, or heavily used on several camping trips a year.

When choosing your perfect tent with a screen room, these are all things to consider while you do your research. Our list above provides variety in hopes that everyone will find just the right kind of tent they are looking for.

Some screen rooms are larger, others smaller, some convertible, some used for additional sleeping space, others used as a mudroom, or play area for young children.

Let’s go over a few things you should look for in your ideal screen porch tent:

Size and Space

Who and how many people will be using the tent will determine the size you’ll need. Taller people need more room, and if you have a large family or group of friends then getting a larger tent like the Wenzel Klondike 8 person tent is a great option. This is because of the size the screen room offers.

It is vastly larger than the others being 16’ x 11’ and having 98 square feet of interior space and 60 square feet for the screen room. The ceiling height is 6.5 feet allowing for the vast majority of people to stand straight up inside without concern. This amount of space means you can have several people and more than just two chairs set up inside as well.

However, not everyone needs that much space. If there are just a couple of people or a small family planning to use the tent then any of our smaller 6 or 4 person tent options work just great. The screen porches are small between 10’x 5’ and 9’ x 4’, but that is well enough for a couple of chairs to lounge, and for young children and toddlers to play.

Durability

This is a key feature to look for in any tent. The thing is that tents are your most vital, and likely most expensive, piece of camping equipment. Thus, it is something you don’t want to be and shouldn’t have to replace every season or two. A good tent can last you years without issue.

This is why durability is so important, you’re tent should last. Durability relies on not only the construction of the tent but the materials as well. The kind of fabric, polyester, polyguard, mesh, or other materials the exterior is generally made of, and if the tent poles themselves are aluminum, plastic, or metal.

These are key parts that you don’t want to fail because they are the integrity of the tent. If a pole breaks, or a wall on the tent rips, then it’s lost its functionality.

This is not only reliant upon the tent itself but you as well. How you take care of your tent will reflect upon how long it lasts. Properly cleaning and storing a tent will increase its longevity and the amount of use you get out of it. Just like anything else, you need to take care of it.

You can watch this video here to see how to properly store and take care of your tent so that it will last you for seasons to come:

Withstanding the Weather

Another thing to consider is the weather. This plays a major role in any and all camping trips. You want a tent that is wind and waterproof. Waking up in a pool of water or to the wind ripping a hole in the tent is not something anyone wants to experience.

Thorough research and reading reviews of each tent will give you a better idea of its weatherproofing, but it is always best to go above and beyond. This means even though the tent may be claiming to be wind and waterproof, for you to waterproof it again with your own methods. Using spray-on sealants on the seams for added protection can make a world of difference. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

The screen area may not be as protected, especially in cases when it is raining sideways, so be prepared with an extra tarp to go over the whole tent can help mitigate how wet the screen room may get. Some tents have an extra rainfly to go over them, but sometimes that is just not enough.

Final Thoughts

Having a tent with a screen room is actually quite the luxury, and really helps to improve upon the quality of your camping experience. Having a space that allows you to get out of the heat of the sun, away from pestering mosquitos, and be cooled by the breezes is a must. Especially for young children who seem to get the worst of the bugs’ attention.

However, you must choose the right tent with a screen porch for you. If you’ll be camping in large groups or small, if a certain quality of life features appeal more to you, and other major features really suit your needs are all things to consider when researching your perfect tent. This is why we provide variety in this list.

Everyone has a different taste and every tent is unique. There are many similarities, but there are some key feature differences between each screen room and the tent itself. Find your best tent here and happy camping this season!

 


Julie is a freelance writer with a passion for the outdoors. She grew up camping, fishing, hiking, and kayaking; and now wants to provide people with tips that will enhance their outdoor experiences.


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