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

Hilleberg Mesh Tent 1

rated 3 of 5 stars 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

Fullyy hammock bugnet

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Exped Travel Box II Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In

rated 3.5 of 5 stars 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

Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

rated 2 of 5 stars 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

BearPaw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 2

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Grand Trunk Mozzy Net

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

REI Bug Hut 1 Pro Shelter

rated 3.5 of 5 stars 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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Beta Bug
$153 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Mega Bug
$272 - $319
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Travel Box II Plus
$134
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grand Trunk Mozzy Net
$44 - $69
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Hilleberg Mesh Tent 1
$220
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MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 1
$150
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Insert with Cuben Floor
$395
Coghlan's Hikers Mosquito Net
$33
Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid Net Shelter
$43 - $62
Sea to Summit Mosquito Box Net Shelter
$35 - $39
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4 Mesh Insert, No Floor
$170
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4 Insert with DCF11 Floor
$495
Hilleberg Mesh Ridge
$215
NEMO Bugout
$200 - $249
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Insert
$310
Exped Travel Wedge II
$74 - $99
Sea to Summit Escapist Inner Bug Tent
$199 - $219
Coghlan's Mosquito Netting
$4
Kelty Noah's Screen 12
$200
Rab Element 2 Bug Tent
$130
Atwater Carey Insect Double Net
$50
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Cot Bug Shelter
$97 - $126
Coghlan's Travellers Mosquito Net
$40
Equinox No-See-Um Mosquito Netting
$8
Rab Element Solo Bug Tent
$75
MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 2
$150 - $199
Hilleberg Mesh Box 20
$445
Exped Travel Box II
$90 - $129
Tentsile Double Bubble Insect Mesh
$150
Exped Travel Wedge I Plus
$82 - $109
Atwater Carey Insect Dome Net
$50
Stansport Mosquito Net - Single
$9
Big Agnes Deep Creek Bug House
$150
Coghlan's Rectangular Mosquito Net
$11
Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Mesh Insert, No Floor
$145
Coghlan's Backwoods Mosquito Net
$15
MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 3
$184 - $249
Coghlan's Double-Wide Mosquito Net
$20
NEMO Bugout Elite
$200 - $249
Exped Travel Wedge I
$67 - $89
Sea to Summit Mosquito Pyramid Net Shelter
$35 - $52
Hilleberg Mesh Box 10
$215
Exped Travel Wedge II Plus
$97 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Repel Tropicscreen II
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zpacks HexaNet
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fullyy hammock bugnet
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
BearPaw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 2
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI Bug Hut 1 Pro Shelter
$50 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent