Clam Quickset Screen Tents Reviewed

Clam Quickset Screen Tents Reviewed

 

We all know how unpredictable the weather can be, whether you’re at the beach, out fishing, or having some quality picnic time. With your own Clam pop up shelter or canopy style tent, you can be prepared in an instant for any weather emergency.

Clam gazebos are some of the most versatile on the market, as you can use them for camping, outdoor shelters and garden events alike.

 

Compact, Lightweight, For Small Groups, Lowest Price
Quick Set 9881 Traveler Shelter, 72 x 72-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (3-4 Person), Brown/Beige
Best Seller, 6-8 People, Most Popular, Mid Priced
Quick Set 9879 Escape Shelter, 140 x 140-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (6-8 Person), Brown/Beige
Largest Model, Huge Dimensions, Higher Priced
Quick Set 9882 Pavilion Pop Up Shelter, 150 x 150, Brown/Tan
Quick Set 9881 Traveler Shelter, 72 x 72-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (3-4 Person), Brown/Beige
Quick Set 9879 Escape Shelter, 140 x 140-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (6-8 Person), Brown/Beige
Quick Set 9882 Pavilion Pop Up Shelter, 150 x 150, Brown/Tan
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Compact, Lightweight, For Small Groups, Lowest Price
Quick Set 9881 Traveler Shelter, 72 x 72-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (3-4 Person), Brown/Beige
Quick Set 9881 Traveler Shelter, 72 x 72-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (3-4 Person), Brown/Beige
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Best Seller, 6-8 People, Most Popular, Mid Priced
Quick Set 9879 Escape Shelter, 140 x 140-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (6-8 Person), Brown/Beige
Quick Set 9879 Escape Shelter, 140 x 140-Inch Portable Popup Gazebo Durable Tent Bug and Rain Protection Easy Setup (6-8 Person), Brown/Beige
Largest Model, Huge Dimensions, Higher Priced
Quick Set 9882 Pavilion Pop Up Shelter, 150 x 150, Brown/Tan
Quick Set 9882 Pavilion Pop Up Shelter, 150 x 150, Brown/Tan

 

In various different designs and sizes, it can be tricky to pinpoint which model is best for you from Clam.

With the Pavilion, Escape and Traveler all being top sellers in the Quickset tent line, it’s hard to know which one suits you.

Today we are doing to make that question super easy to answer. 

 

 

Clam Quickset and Screen Tent Reviews

Today we’re exploring the world of Clam Screen Tents, or aka Quick Set Shelters.

In particular, we’re looking at the Quickset Escape, Quicket Pavilion, and the Quickset Traveler.

They are canopies that are designed to pop up in seconds for ultimate ease of use. But with such a crowd of reviews out there, how do you know what to trust? Are these screen shelters truly worth your money?

We know how valuable your time is, so continue reading for our in-depth review of these popular tents.

Clam Quick Set Escape Screen Tent

Clam Outdoors Quick-Set Screen Tent Review

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Fast Set Up

Available in 5 different colors, this model is in the midrange between the largest and smaller versions in our review. The setup is so fast, taking between 45 and 60 seconds with no assembly required. Everything basically pops up into place and can be done by just one person.

Ventilation & Space

The mesh is one of the standout features, and it’s done so well here. It’s no-see-um, which means it’s thick and specifically made to prevent bugs from getting inside. The screened walls also allow heaps of airflow for hot days.

Quickset Escape Shelter Interior

Plenty of Space for a Camp Table

As a medium-sized structure, you’re getting 11 feet of space across. This makes things extra roomy for standing up, walking around, and setting up a table with chairs inside.

Weatherproof Material

The overall fabric is another standout for protection. Poly Oxford fabric is very durable, perfect for use in rougher conditions, and is water and tear proof. We appreciate this as it means you can reuse it repeatedly without worrying about it ripping easily. The entire roof is water resistant to withstand light to moderate rainfall.

Seam Sealed Roof Quick Set Escape

Stitched Well and Watertight

This material also makes it lightweight, less than 35 lbs, so you can easily carry it around. It won’t add heaps of additional weight to your gear, and the carry bag comes with tough nylon straps for easy carrying from the car to the site. This bag is also water resistant, so no worries needed for water leaks when it’s packed away.

Structure

Despite its lightweight nature, this tent is quite resistant to winds, more so than your average canopy tent. This is because the framework is made from strong fiberglass poles which have been flex-tested. This means they are designed to remain flexible, not overly stiff, so that wind can bounce off and pass by with ease.

quickset Escape shelter pitched

Cross Frame System Provides Additional Support

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As well as the poles, one of the most innovative features that you’ll find in all the Clams we’re reviewing are the support hubs. You’ll find them on the walls and roof, and they enhance the strength of the overall structure. They make it durable and reliable, plus you receive stakes with steel and nylon tie-down sections to keep it in place.

Additional Protection

Using heavy-duty Velcro, there are additional fabric panels that can be attached to all the walls, except for the entrance. We love this feature as you can control how much shade you want inside and stop wind from getting in certain areas. You do need to purchase the panels separately, though.

Key Overview

  • Fast installation
  • Durable unique design with support hubs
  • High-quality materials
  • Roomy interior space
  • You can regulate airflow and shade with the panels

 

Important Specs at a Glance

Type

Quickset Escape

Dimensions

140 x 140 x 90 in inches

Weight

34lbs

Price

$250+ USD

Capacity

6-8 Person

Assembly

Pop Up 45-60 Seconds

UV Protection

50+UV Guard

Materials

Shelter: 210D Poly Oxford

Roof: 600D Poly Oxford

Center Height

90″

Pack Size

75 x 10 x 10 inches

 

Clam Quick Set Pavilion Screen Tent

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Largest Model with Speedy Set Up

As the biggest of the 3 editions on our list, this model has a huge 12.5 feet of space across and a tall height of 94 inches. Something we’d like to note is that this is the same size as the Clam Escape XL, but we chose to review only this model as it has way more features and provides more variety. You can also choose from multiple colors, including the original brown and tan, a camouflage, a grey, and an all tan.

Even with its immense size, one person can set it up with no tools in just 60 seconds. Like all the other models, there is no assembly required, and everything just pops into shape.

Weatherproof Features

Similar to the other ones, this model is made from very tough Poly Oxford fabric. It’s water-resistant and has a thicker roof of 600D Poly Oxford. All the seams are taped, plus the corners are triple-layered. This is important as the corners are often an easy spot for leaks to come through.

No-see-um mesh is also used, which is thick and ensures bugs can’t get inside.

meshed sidewalls quick set pavilion

Meshed Panelling Keeps the Mosquitoes Out

A 50+ UV protection rating makes sure you’re nice and shady inside, keeping things cool.

The wind panels are great additions to this tent, but you do need to buy them separately. You’re able to detach and attach them onto each wall, and the main difference between this model and the previous Quick-Set Escape is that you have a panel for the entrance. When not in use, simply roll each panel up and tie in place. We love that you can control how much sun or wind you want coming through.

Strong Framework

Flex-tested fiberglass poles are also found in this version. They are extra-large measuring 11mm in diameter. Each pole connects at an intersection with special covers, which helps to protect them and keep them strong.

clam pavilion pitched at camp

A Haven in the Campsite

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This is also where the triple layering comes into play, where each corner is reinforced.

As a freestanding gazebo, the framework is sturdy enough to remain upright by itself. If you’re unsure about wind levels, simply tie it down using the stakes and guylines that are included.

Overall Structure

Support hubs are also the standout feature for this size. They are uniquely designed to further enhance the structural integrity of the whole tent. If the wind picks up, each wall and the roof are flexible and will collapse inward, like an umbrella when it gets too windy.

This is done on purpose so that the structure stays robust and won’t easily move – it prevents things from fully blowing over. Another great thing about the collapsible roof is that if it snows and it gets pushed inward, you can simply pop it out from the inside and push off all the snow.

Key Overview

  • Fast 60 second set up for large size
  • Heaps of interior space
  • Removable panels on all sides and entrance
  • High-quality framework
  • Easy to regulate temperature and brightness levels
  • Highly durable and flexible design

 

Important Specs at a Glance

Type

Quickset Pavilion 

Dimensions

150 x 150 x 94 in inches

Weight

41lbs

Price

$370+ USD

Capacity

8-10 Person

Assembly

Pop Up 60-120 Seconds

UV Protection

50+UV Guard

Materials

Shelter: 210D Poly Oxford

Roof: 600D Poly Oxford

Center Height

94″

Pack Size

81.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches

 

Clam Quick Set Traveler Screen Tent

Clam Quick Set Traveler Screen Tent

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Smallest Model with Rapid Set Up

Perfect for 2 to 4 campers, this is the smallest on our list. Set up is really fast as this is the most compact in the Quick Set series. The manufacturer says 45 seconds, but we think you could do it in under that time with 2 people.

Weatherproofing

Long-lasting no see um mesh is again used on this model for great protection against critters. The mesh at the front entrance can be folded back to create a larger entry and exit way, plus it’s great that you can control how much protection you need.

The zippers are heavy-duty, made thicker and more robust than regular commercial zippers.

Clam Traveler screen tent inside

Spacious Waterproof Shelter for 2-4

You’ll also find they have nylon and rubber parts connected to them so you can easily zip things opened and closed, getting a firm grip.

210D Poly Oxford makes up the body fabric, with 600D thick Poly Oxford for the roof keeps you dry inside when there is light rainfall outside. These durable materials are paired with taped seams and triple layered corners for ultimate protection.

Spaciousness

Measuring 6 feet across and boasting an 82-inch height, the dome roof makes it a breeze to stand up and relax without worrying about your head touching the ceiling.

quickset traveler pitched at campsite

Tall Center Height even on the Traveler Model

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Support hubs are also on this model. Not only do they provide added stability, but when you pull them out to create a dome-like shape, you create more room inside. It makes things feel even more spacious, without adding extra weight because it’s designed so well.

Super Lightweight

Weighing just 20 pounds, this is the lightest in the series. We love that they’ve taken this into account, as when you’re traveling with fewer people, it’s ideal to have less gear that will take up room. It also makes it easier to carry around.

Key Overview

  • Fast 45 second or less set up
  • Lightweight for easy carrying
  • Roomy inside space
  • Strong structure with support hubs
  • Freestanding structure
  • Great weather protection with high-quality materials

 

Important Specs at a Glance

Type

Quickset Traveler

Dimensions

72 x 72 x 82 in inches

Weight

20lbs

Price

$170+ USD

Capacity

3-4 Person

Assembly

Pop Up 45-60 Seconds

UV Protection

50+UV Guard

Materials

Shelter: 210D Poly Oxford

Roof: 600D Poly Oxford

Center Height

82″

Pack Size

53 x 7 x 7 inches

 

Most Asked Questions – We’ve Got You Covered

Here is an overview of the most frequently asked questions gathered on the internet for all of the Quickset tent models, let’s take a look.

Note: If there are any questions you have unanswered, please drop it in the comments below and we’ll jump right on it. 

Can you easily put a table inside?

Yes, it is possible to put a picnic table inside. Depending on the table size, you could fit it right through the front entrance as it’s so large. Otherwise, 2 to 4 people could lift the shelter and place it over the table.

 

Is it difficult to collapse and store it?

Taking it down maybe even easier than setting it up, which is extremely simple considering it is a pop-up design. It folds right down, and the provided bag is oversized, so you don’t have to spend an hour trying to push it in. It is quite tall in the bag though, so you’ll need a slightly larger space to store it.

 

Why is there a difference in price between the colors?

The brown model has an extra 4”-5” flap on the roof that acts as a small awning that is used in conjunction with the detachable wind panels. The second aspect of the higher price is that the brown model has a lighter tan colored roof. This allows more light to enter, making things brighter, whilst reducing heat.

 

Does it have to be tied down?

It is a freestanding structure, so you do not need to tie it down. We recommend always securing it down, even for light winds, to always be safe.

 

Since it’s water-resistant and not waterproof, does it need a rainfly?

With taped seams and a 600D thick roof, we don’t think you need an additional rainfly, unless you’re in extreme rainfall. However, we recommend using this gazebo mainly in warmer weather, as it’s not designed for extreme conditions.

 

 

Our Final Thoughts

We love that these Clam Quick Set shelter tents can be used for such a wide variety of things.

Some ordinary canopy gazebos can only be used in light weather conditions, like small rainfall and winds. These models, however, are intended for use in more intense elements, like for rough camping.

We also appreciate that you can take these with you on a camping trip. Set one up next to your normal tent, and use it as an ultimate relaxation and dining area away from bugs and rain.

With speedy set ups, an innovative structural design that’s robust, and plenty of size and colour options, these are shelters that can be used for many years to come.

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