Bug Shelters

The best bug shelters, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on August 23, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Bug Shelter Reviews

rated 3 of 5 stars
Hilleberg Mesh Tent 1

While marketed as a Mesh Inner Tent, this should instead be thought of as a mesh bivy. Like every Hilleberg product I’ve seen or tested, this is a very well-made piece of gear. It’s best served for those that already have the minimalist Hilleberg Tarp 5 and want to add bug protection.                                                  [click to enlarge picture] Specs: Weight: 410g/15oz                                         [click to enlarge picture]… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fullyy hammock bugnet

Picked this up on Amazon for $18, worth every penny. Picked this up on Amazon for $18, worth every penny. Took it out on an overnight trip where I stayed at 4000 feet. To my surprise there was quite a few bugs, glad I had it. Net weighs 9oz including stuff sack and included ridgeline. It has decent quality netting and vertical zipper. The net sets up by sliding over hammock with approx. 4" diameter drawstring closures at each end. Then just put up ridgeline and net just clips on to line. I use whoopie … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Exped Travel Box II Plus

Large bug net with a built-in floor for full protection. Great for use in shelters or under a tarp. Zippers on two sides make for easy access and lots of tie out points allow for setup in varied conditions. The Exped Travel Box II Plus is a souped up version of their basic, rectangular bug net, meant for multi-person use. They added a floor, side entry zippers, and some additional tie out points. The result is a very functional bug house that provides for a lot of protected space. I set it up in… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In

This accessory is designed for the CrossBow 2 StormPak, allowing the user to be well protected from insects, while minimizing weight with the bare-bones setup of the CrossBow 2. For those who want a strong tent that is easy to customize, the SlingFin CrossBow 2 is a lightweight way to do it! When using the StormPak configuration, the tent user has the option to modify this open-air setup by adding the Mesh Inner Drop-In. This accessory is a hybrid between a tent inner, and an open-bottomed centrally… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

Really wanted to love the large tarp + bug tent combo. Gave it 14 nights on the Tahoe Rim Trail — meadows, ridges, trees, granite, mud, wind, and rain. Sheds water like a duck. However, I'm just 5'1" and was unable to sit up under the head end except on nights where I was able to find a near perfect pitching site and didn't need to pitch low due to wind. In order to achieve full height and width at the head end of the inner tent, the front corners of the tarp have to be pitched high. This combo… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
BearPaw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 2

A good little net tent, but roomy enough for 1+gear or for two shoulder to shoulder. Needs external support—hiking poles or trees at the least, and must be staked out for proper pitching. Net tent only; does not include tarp/rain fly. My main reasons for getting this tent was that I wanted to have a shelter that would allow me to set up the tarp first if it were raining. I have a hammock system that works the same way, and it's come in handy before. I already owned a hammocking tarp (Warbonnet… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking poles or in between two trees. It's a versatile shelter that can be used as a ground shelter or even as a hammock tarp. Since this is a modular system, the weight can be easily be distributed between two people. Best used for 3-season backpacking and can be used as a solo or 2-person shelter. Manufacturer Specs: http://www.seatosummit.com.au/products/bug-protection/escapist/… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Grand Trunk Mozzy Net

This is a great product and I would recommend everyone who camps where bugs/mosquitos are present to purchase it. Easy to set up, easy to take down, and even easier to relax in! I am in love with this mosquito net hammock. Like every Grand Trunk item that I own, they never fail to impress me. One of the reasons I love this net is that it is so simple to put together and even easier to take apart. It comes in a nice carry bag and fits without having to wonder how you are going to fit it back in. Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
REI Bug Hut 1 Pro Shelter

Small size worked great on motorcycle trip. Easy setup and wind resistant. No rain on trip but the shelter appeared to be water tight with the morning dew. See above comments. Full review

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