Sometimes the best solution is the simplest. The Serenity NetTent provides a simple solution to keeping creepy crawlies and pesky mosquitoes at bay. Its small floor size lets it be set up in most any place. Unlike bivies, with their mesh draped directly on your face, the Serenity's 45-inch height lets you sit up in comfort. You can sleep comfortably knowing that mosquitoes won't be biting you through the mesh.
The Serenity has a large over-sized door to make entering and exiting easy. No need to shimmy out of a long tube. Nor do you need to detach it from a cape or tarp 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.
The Serenity is the perfect mate for either the Gatewood Cape or Deschutes Tarp. Used together, the two make a great lightweight double-wall shelter. And on nice nights, simply set the Serenity up by itself and you've got a great star gazing shelter.
NetTent, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines
10" X 5"
11 oz - 312 g
6 (not included)
Single 45" Pole
15 ft2 - 1.4 m2
84" X 26" - 214 X 66 cm
|30D Silicone Coated Nylon
1. Weight does not include stakes or pole. 2. Support poles sold separately.
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 inch 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. Also my feet were touching the net at times when pitched in the low mode. 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 material. Finally, 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.
Very light, easy to pitch, floor waterproof and mesh totally midge (no-see-um) proof. Does exactly what it promises to do. Recommended. Jon Ivins United Kingdom
Light as ****. Mine came in under spec at 9.7oz. Its small, only a little bigger than my sleeping pad and no room for activities. Changing was a little tight but still easy enough. Simple to set up. Just clip in or leave in and store with your tarp. Works with many other pyramid style tarps as well which is nice. My only gripe is it cuts off a lot of the storage space int he back of the tarp when used with the deschutes or deschutes+.
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 foot 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.