Best Tent For Mosquito & Insect Protection




Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System Tent

Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System Tent

The Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System Tent provides exceptional protection against all insects and bugs.  It is very lightweight (only 6 lbs), plenty roomy, comes in a small nylon carry bag and includes a seam sealed rainfly that attaches quickly to keep you dry when the weather turns bad.  This is the best single person backpacking tent for keeping out the bugs!  

Why you might need it

Fine meshed Mosquito netting (called No-See-Um mesh) is one of the items that if overlooked by preppers would be one of the most sorely missed items during a Doomsday survival Bug-Out situation.  The Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System (IPS) Tent is perfect for keeping out bugs whether you are camping or bugging out.  Most mosquito netting has too large a mesh, is hard to perfectly hang and situate, therefore allowing some bugs to still get inside.  The Kamp-Rite IPS uses the fine black No-See-Um type mesh in an encapsulated tent design, making it great for camping, bugging out, and disaster relief situations where insect borne illness and disease are a major concern.

The Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System (IPS) sets up very quickly.  The 28” W x 84” L“ x 40” H “No-See-Um” mesh tent top utilizes lightweight aluminum poles and can be used as a standard, on the ground tent shelter. For a more pleasant night’s sleep, the IPS can be placed directly on a standard camping cot for added off-the-ground comfort. Compact and lightweight, the IPS packs down and stores in a 6” x 6” x 14” carry bag and weighs just 6 lbs. The IPS comes complete with a Rain Fly, which provides both privacy and protection from inclement weather.

Features:
  • Heavy Duty190T Denier Nylon Base and Rain Fly
  • No-See-Um Mesh
  • Taped seams
  • Aluminum tent poles
  • Easy-use, corrosion-resistant zippers
  • Superior quality clips, hooks and buckles
Dimensions:
  • Size: 28” W x 84” L“ x 40” H
  • Folded Size: 14″L x 6″W x 6″H
  • Weight: 6 lbs.
Included:
  • Carry Bag
  • Fitted Waterproof Rain Fly

Added Tip

It is recommended to use an air mattress or sleeping pad to sleep on.  Depending on the terrain, it may also be good to put down a tarp underneath the tent to protect the floor.  Also, when using as a cot tent, you can secure the corners of the tent to the corners of the cot using paracord to keep the tent from shifting on top of the cot.  Kamp-Rite sells several different other model tents with cots to get you off the ground (see below for two of these models that are exceptional).  You can also use any military type cot that is large enough for the Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System Tent.  There are many options if you want to add a cot to this system.  The Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot works perfectly.


Recommended Sleeping Pad Options


Other Kamp-Rite Models (with Cots)

If you've done a fair amount of camping, you know that sleeping on a cot inside a roomy tent is far more comfortable than sleeping on the ground. Now you can combine both luxuries with the oversize Kamp-Rite tent cot, a fully framed and enclosed cot with nylon sides and tie-up no-see-um mesh doors and windows--just like a personal tent. The legs of the cot are suspended a full 11 inches off the ground, keeping you away from moisture, snakes, and rodents, so you needn't worry about waking up with a mouse inside your sleeping bag. More significantly, the cot is roomy and comfortable, with plenty of space to stretch out and sleep in style. (The oversize version offers 12 inches of additional headroom compared to the original tent cot, with extra elbow room on the sides as well).  Simply situate the tent cot on any piece of level ground, toss in your favorite sleeping bag or blanket, and you're ready for a great night of sleep. As a bonus, you can also collapse the tent cot into a flat cot orientation, letting you take full advantage of the sun's rays on a warm afternoon, or you can convert the cot into a lounge chair by tilting one end upward.

The tent cot's frame is made of lightweight yet durable aluminum, with anti-vibration aluminum nuts and bolts that won't loosen over time or rust. The "tent" portion of the product features durable 420-denier nylon fabric with no-see-um doors and windows that open on all four sides. When the outer nylon doors are zipped open and the interior no-see-um mesh doors are zipped closed, the tent cot is 100-percent insect-proof yet still encourages 360-degree airflow--a must for warmer climates. The durable one-piece Cordura nylon-fabric sleeping surface, meanwhile, is firm and level, helping you sleep soundly throughout the night. And should you encounter severe stormy weather, simply set up the "total encapsulation" rain fly.

  • Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot (Sets up very quickly.  Durable 420-denier nylon fabric With No-See-Um doors and windows and a rainfly.  Lightweight durable aluminum cot is 90"L x 3"2W. Tent size is 90"L x 32"W x 36"H.  Weight = 24 lbs.)
  • Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot (Very Similar to the Oversize Tent Cot, but sleeps two.  The double-size tent cot measures 84"L x 53"W x 40"H when set up and 53"L x 31"W x 7"H when folded.  Weight = 38 lbs.)

Note:  If you are bugging out and want to carry more gear than you can take comfortably in a backpack, then make your own Doomsday Survival Hauling Buggy from a 500 lb. Deer Cart.  The above two Kamp-Rite models with Cots would be recommended as you could easily carry them on foot along with a lot of other gear using your easily converted survival hauling buggy with extra large wheels for most any terrain.  

Sample Amazon Feedback (Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System Tent)

"Very pleased!  Just returned, used the insect tent on a mission in Haiti. Usually used the net part only as it was very very hot and humid. One day it looked like rain before we left for a few hours, so put the rain fly over the tent. When we returned the tent was sitting in a puddle because of hard rain--and totally dry inside. Other team members plan to buy this tent for the next mission! We also have a similar insect tent that is net only, no rain fly, that weighs less but can't be used outside in an area with potential rain, so consider potential use."

"Best Backpacking Tent Ever!  This tent is perfect for backpacking! It's very lightweight, and comes in a small nylon carry bag. The materials are sturdy and first-time setup only took 2 minutes. I'm tall (6'1"), so feel confined in most small tents due to little leg-room. This tent is long enough to let me stretch my legs without punching a hole in the fabric. It's self-supporting too, so doesn't need to be staked down. Throw it on the ground when backpacking, or on top of a cot when camping. It's priced a little high, but was just what I was looking for. 5 stars."

"My son is 6 feet 8 inches tall and can fit comfortably in this tent so length is no problem."

"Good quality, does the job.  I used this tent on a trip to India, and I was very glad to have it with me. Mosquitoes, cockroaches and other critters were abundant, and I couldn't have slept quietly without the tent. It's just big enough for one person, I'm 183cm long and it was comfortable...."

"Overall, this seems like a good system that covers insect protection and rain protection in a lightweight package that can stand alone, be staked down, or work with a cot. I haven't found anything else that is this versatile. This "tent" will stand on its own without stakes, although it comes with stakes. It was pretty easy to set up, which was good because there were no instructions. I did find it helpful to refer to the photo on the box (or print off a picture from the manufacturer's website)for reference. Note that the mesh is the fine black no-see-um type mesh, not mosquito netting. The tent initially took me about 10 minutes to set up (by myself), but I could probably do it in much less time the next time. It only takes a minute or two to add the rain fly, which seems to secure quite easily to the tent. There is an air gap between the tent and the rain fly, which is good for ventilation.  The materials are all fairly light weight, so I'll definitely need to put a tarp under it to protect the bottom from rocks. The bottom of the tent is made out of the same material as the rain fly.  I am having a hard time picturing how this will work with a military style cot, however it seems like it will sit on top of the cot and be secured by the velcro tabs on the four corners of the tent...."

"Where have you been all my life?  Why didn't I discover this mosquito net a few years ago when I started spending several months at a time in the jungles of Africa? Mosquitoes are only one challenge - the bigger one being cockroaches, spiders and soldier ants, to name a few. With a regular mosquito net, these persistent creatures can often find their way into the inner sanctum, through loosely tucked fabric and the smallest cracks. There is also, of course, the typical problem of how to hang something from a ceiling or walls, with the strings and weight and tug of the net. This self-contained "tent" solves all those problems. I finally bought it for my current trip to Africa. I sleep like a baby because I know it is really the best defense. And it fits perfectly on top of the bed I am using. The netting is very fine so it stops insects even smaller than mosquitoes. I highly recommend this!!!"

"Works Perfectly for keeping out the bugs.  We own a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains where we are basically food for millions of bugs. Invariably various different species of blood-suckers make it into the cabin with us each night. The especially love to feast on my Daughter which was vexing to my Wife and I. We bought this tent to set up in the loft, where my Daughter sleeps, so she could be free of the wretched things. Well, it worked like a charm, no more mosquito bites during the night. She absolutely loves sleeping in it too, (what kid wouldn't).  We bought ours for a kid but it would fit an adult too. We bought an air mattress, (Simply Sleeper SS-25T), to go in it and it fits perfectly. It's as if these two products were made to go together they fit that good. The tent comes with a top "rain" fly, (although I haven't even taken it out of the package), and stakes and a carry bag. I have no idea if it's water-proof. It probably takes 2 minutes max to set it up with only 2 poles to install. It gets used every night at the cabin and we have had zero problems with it. It's good quality."

Other Mosquito Nets

  • USGI Military Mosquito Net Bar (200" x 72", weighs 1.9 lbs.  USGI mosquito BARrier is a frame-less net originally designed to cover the tri-fold cot. The net features 12 reinforced attachment strap points: 4 each top corner; 2 top center (to help raise height); 6 along bottom (to attach to cot legs). If tied in a rectangular configuration this net measures roughly 61" long x 28" wide x 64" high).
  • Cotmaster SINGLE Rectangular Mosquito Net (White rectangular mosquito net that has 6 suspension points with metal rings. Longer (84") and wider (39") than most nets.  This net uses the 75 denier multi-filament, 100% polyester and is extremely strong compared to the 50 denier of other mosquito nets. 196 extra fine mesh.  Weighs less than a pound).

Other Recommended Mosquito Products

  • Coghlan's Bug Jacket (This Jacket will keep mosquitos, no-seeums, ants, bees, and other pests off of your upper body, arms and face)

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Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System - Pictures

The picture below shows the included Rainfly attached to the Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System.