Here see if this helps any. There are pro’s and con’s to the “bug huts”
We kept looking at everyone else having one and then started comparing styles, brands and features. The options/brands are endless.
Here is a pic of ours at the camp site. Daughter and little cutie pie Samatha (Granddaughter) in the back ground too.
And here is the model off Wenzels web site: Ontario model
They have the actual instructions posted so you can see how it set’s up.
And 1 place to buy on line Wenzel store
You can expand the pic and really see it up close. Iust click on the pic. I bought our at a local Meijer store.
Now to why I close it:
Has a 10 year warranty.
Has the lower 6” flap of material to go around the edging to keep bugs out better on uneven ground.
Has 2 full zipper doors
Has a nice cross nit tight screen mesh to keep the little bugs out.
Has a top edge around the dome that deflects rain water further off the edges of the mesh area to not soak the inside as bad.
Does not have a 100 parts like some.
Poles are shock corded together to make setup easier.
Cost was in line.
Now what is not so great:
I added the better hold down cords and bungie cords and better stakes. Added some more cost. They put the quality in the tent, not the rope and stakes.
The first time putting it up was pure frustration….. Just plain accept it. The 2nd time not so bad and the 3rd time I figured out a manageable method. Now it’s not so much a problem. Takes me a good 10 to 15 minutes to put up. About 5 to 10 to take down. A lot easier with 2 people.
It is not the 100% perfect one, but better than anyone I found so far as far as features. If I wanted less features you can get a simpler big fiberglass flex pole set like a dome tent to pop up quicker, but in rain, you get wet as the roof barley covers the picnic table.
I use it on 3 or more days stays.
On a summer day of about 80 degree, if it’s in the sun, well it’s 106 inside. The green house effect works well. Yes, I measured the temp. it was so hot in there. So you will not use these much during a hot sunny day if it is in the sun. Later in the day and at night, not problem.
Good luck and hope this helps.