Sometimes the best solution is the simplest. The Serenity NetTent provides a simple solution to keeping those creepy crawlies and pesky mosquitoes at bay. Its small floor size lets it be setup in most any place. Unlike bivvies with the mesh draped directly on your face, the Serenity's 45 inch height lets you sit up in comfort. You can sleep comfortably knowing that some mosquito won't be biting you through the mesh.
The Serenity has a large oversize door to make entry and exiting easy. No need to shimmy out of a long tube. Nor do you need to detach it from the cape when exiting. The ends of the Serenity are 8" tall. This effectively lengthens the floor and raises the netting off your face.
For hikers on the Appalachian Trail who spend many nights in shelters. The Serenity is the perfect companion. Since it takes up no more space than a bivy you won't be crowding out your neighbors. Yet it's easy to hang from the roof and guaranteed to keep the mice at bay.
On nice nights simply set it up by itself and you've got a great star gazing shelter.
Tent, Stuff Sack, Guylines
10" X 5"
11 oz. - .2 k
15. ft2 - 1.4 m2
84" Long X 26" Wide
|30D Silicon Nylon
Love the weight savings of the Net/Deschutes tarp combo but it found it hard to pitch as described in actual use. Its difficult to keep everything stretched and guys tight enough to keep the netting off your face. I'm 6'2" so that doesn't help. If you pitch the Net under the tarp as suggested, its really hard to get it setup correctly. Better to setup the Net correctly then the tarp in my experience.
The 2014 Serenity Net Tent is perfect in combination with a shaped tarp or alone. It is great in a trail shelter. It is roomy enough and tall enough for one. The foot print is not rectangular as pictured but has 5 sides so the back has space for some gear inside the tent at the rear. The zipper works so well that the door opens easily just by gently spreading the material apart. The 8" tub floor walls really block splash well when used with the Deschutes Tarp pitched high but are lower when the tarp is pitched to the ground. That means you must use some other method to get the 8" for flood control. Also my feet were touching the net at times when pitched in the low mode.rnrnThe Net tent floor clips to the Deschutes Tarp so stakes are not required. The Net Tent clips to the tarp at the top allowing several inches of separation for a double wall effect which eliminates contacting the ceiling. You can unclip it and move it to the rear during the day if you wish and also to pack up on rainy days. That is much appreciated as the tarp can come down last after packing everything else and getting into rain gear.rnThe door is huge but entry is achieved by sitting down so you should be careful to sit on the open side rather than on the door net which kinda stresses the materialrnFinally, a trekking pole is best for support as it can be adjusted to low or high pitch. I tried the carbon pole but found there is a learning curve for using it. I kept bowing the very thin pole on set up and finally got it right but I felt it might bow in a storm so sent it back.rnrnrnrn
Very light, easy to pitch, floor waterproof and mesh totally midge (no-see-um) proof. Does exactly what it promises to do. Recommended.rnrnJon Ivins United Kingdom