Please do not attempt to fold the net without carefully watching the videos. Folding will take a few seconds once you get the hang of it but you DO need to watch the videos SEVERAL times.
1. Gather the four ends of the net 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.
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.
Traveling with your SansBug(s)
With all the news about Zika, we have found that airlines are very considerate about mosquito nets. Even though the 1-person folds down to a large slim disc, it weighs only about 2 lbs. Many customers have taken the SansBug aboard with them without any issues.
If you are traveling with a group with many nets, we recommend packing all the nets tri-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 26 inches by 26 inches x 7 inches which comes to 59 inches.
If you are traveling alone or with a companion, and have only 2 nets, we recommend wearing them as a backpack. Most airlines allow you a personal item (e.g. laptop, small backpack etc.) in addition to your carry-on bag. The SansBug can be taken as your personal item. It is much lighter than a laptop. It can fit in the overhead bin of large aircraft (usually for long-haul flights).
Alternatively, the net can be 4-folded to a 20-inch disc as in the video shown below. The 4-folded net can fit in your checked-in suitcase if the interior width is 20 inches. Please measure your suitcase beforehand if you’re planning to pack your SansBug in your baggage. However, we recommend taking the 4-folded net aboard as your personal item in case your luggage is roughly handled. We should point out that we have yet to hear of an incident where the customer found a broken pole when they arrived at their destination.
4-FOLDING INTO A SMALLER DISC SIZE
Please note that the elastic strap will not be able to restrain the 4-folded disc; you will need a cinch strap. The poles are under much greater tension when 4-folded and so we recommend the tri-fold unless you absolutely need to pack your net 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 Mosquito 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 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