Before you fold the SansBug screen tent, you need to watch the demo videos MULTIPLE times. 

Not only once or twice but several.  Understand the steps.  Don’t give up.  You can do it.  Once you get the knack of it, folding will only take seconds.  However, please do not attempt to fold the mosquito tent without carefully watching the videos.


1.  Gather the four ends of the bug tent and make it stand so that the side with the elastic strap is on the bottom.

2.  With your left hand holding the middle of the “taco”, use your right hand to fold the top down to the ground and inwards so it stays put against the ground.  Your right hand is now free.  You will notice that 3 rings have formed.

3.  Keep holding the middle of the “taco” with your left hand.  Fold the ring on the right towards the floor with your right hand and hold it there.  Then fold the left ring on top of it with your left hand to form a 3-layer disc. Hold the tent firmly to prevent redeployment while you slide the elastic strap back on.  When folded, one side of the disc will be the floor material and the other side will be the netting.


Troop 512 made this video of a secret folding technique…. shhhhh!


Traveling with your One-Person SansBug(s)

The SansBug screen tent folds down to a rather large disc.  If you are traveling with a group with many nets, we recommend packing all the nets 3-folded in a large box and checking it in.  Most airlines have a limit of 62 inches (length + width + height).  Ten 1-person SansBugs can fit in a box measuring 27 inches by 27 inches x 7 inches which comes to 61 inches.

If you are traveling alone or with a companion, and have only one or two nets, you can check them in separately.  Some airlines may charge an additional fee.  Alternatively, you can 4-fold it to a smaller disc size and place it in the overhead bin.



The 20 inch disc may also not fit in your suitcase.  Please note that the elastic strap will not be able to restrain the folded disc; you will need a cinch strap.  The poles are under much greater tension when 4-folded and so we recommend the 3-fold unless you absolutely need to pack your tent smaller.

Here are more videos made by users!

The coolest thing about it is that it sets itself up. All you do is take it out of the carrying case and remove the elastic strap that is around it. And then it’s like pulling a rabbit out of a hat…A magical instant refuge!

Shawna and Damon in Nature for Kids


I find the Sansbug screen tent to be the most convenient and simple tent to use. I enjoy the fact that all I need to do is remove the strap and the tent does the rest! No assembly required. I’m really happy with my purchase. Thank you!

Kimberly, California, Peace Corps volunteer

Thank you for shipping the mosquito tent so quickly!  I love it!  I was pleasantly surprised by its size, and it only took me a couple of minutes to learn to fold it. I’m definitely recommending it to family & friends!

Dr. Hassan Khalil, Houston TX