Lightspeed Outdoors Tent Review, Screen House & Outdoor Blanket Giveaway

When we go camping it’s all about family, enjoying the outdoors, and well for me, the food. There is nothing like Aunt Luann’s campfire peach cobbler. Yum! Every summer my husband’s family schedules a week of camping. Filled with swimming, canoeing, and late nights by the campfire. Some relatives stay the entire week, while others come and go. It’s a great time!


This year instead of renting a cabin across the park, we enjoyed staying on the campsite with everyone else, in our new three room Compound 8 Tent from Lightspeed Outdoors. Sent to us for review here on my blog. Before leaving for a week, we of-course did a trial run of the tent in our backyard. The Lightspeed Outdoors compression hub system really made it easy. My husband had the tent up in no time.

“At LightSpeed Outdoors we are committed to making the outdoors easy so you can spend less time hassling with your gear and more time enjoying life.”


With the highest point being 7 ft tall, this tent is huge. The three rooms divided by zippered walls, and the covered front porch gave us all the space we needed to stay the entire week with our family. Each room features wide, zippered, screened windows and built-in storage pockets. Plenty of room for us, and even for our dog Roxy!

Before settling in for the week we decided to spray the tent to repel bugs and rain. Boy did it rain! The rain flap over the tent, and double covered seems did a great job keeping us dry, but the lose design of the outside window cover aloud for some condensation over the head of our bed. Disappointing, but nothing a little Velcro wont fix for next year.


We’ve camped in the Compound 8 tent three times so far and have really enjoyed it. It’s very comfortable, and cozy, a real home away from home.
We’re also enjoying a Lightspeed Outdoors Screen House. Whether we’re on a campground or enjoying family time in our backyard, the added bug protection of the screen house let’s us eat, talk and play board games longer into the night. It’s Lightspeed Outdoors compression hub system allows for ultra quick set up and tear down. The easy to carry case let’s us take it anywhere.


To add to our camping experience the generous people at Lightspeed Outdoors also sent us one of their Outdoor Blankets.


The Lightspeed Outdoors Outdoor Blanket was designed for any family occasion. Made of 3-layers, this outdoor blanket is awesome. The first layer is a heavy yet spongy material that insulates the middle cushion layer from wet and hard ground. A top layer of soft, water repellent polyester brings it all together. This blanket has been a big hit with our family, especially Roxy.

You can purchase the Compound 8 tent, Screen House, and Outdoor Blanket, as well as a variety of other quality LightSpeed Outdoors products on their website. You can also shop LightSpeed Outdoors products at select retailers nationwide.

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Enter to win!
One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Screen House, and an Outdoor Blanket from Lightspeed Outdoors. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on September 26th. Winner must be 18+ and living in the U.S.

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FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of social media promotion, this and future blog posts. I was not asked or influenced to share a positive review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. All photos used are my own. Lightspeed Outdoors is responsible for all prizing.


  1. Margot C
    Twitter: AnnaZed

    This would be great to have by the lake for when the bugs come!

  2. Barb Dietrich says:

    This would be perfect for my backyard! There are lots of trees and bushes! A little safe place!

  3. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would like to win because this would be great to set up outside our camper.

  4. Megan Parsons says:

    This would be awesome for camping at the lake!

  5. Rebecca Orr says:

    I would love to win. This would be perfect for next summer camping trips, family reunions, graduations parties we will be attending, and just for our own outdoor use at home,

  6. Angela W says:

    Awesome for any camping trip or even getting the kids in the backyard to practice a camping experience first; love all the tents.

  7. carol clark says:

    i would like to win so we could go camping

  8. Connie Gruning
    Twitter: CGruning

    We camp at the beach and in Yosemite. This would BE A PERFECT addition!! It’s HUGE!! Thank you for the chance!

  9. eddie hardy says:

    that would be great

  10. Perfect screened tent for day at the beach!

  11. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    To use wgen we go camping to keep the bugs off of us and the dogs when we are eating or sitting out at night.

  12. Kristen says:

    We’d use the blanket camping and the screen house in our backyard.

  13. Audrey Griffis says:

    I never really camped growing up but now that I have kids I’d like to give it a shot 🙂

  14. Eva Biggs says:

    I would love to win for my hubby. He has been wanting to take us camping for the past few months.

  15. Staci L.
    Twitter: Lukermama

    I would love to have this for camping with my daughter.

  16. Jennifer Rote says:

    I am allergic to most bugs and this wold nice so I cold spend more time outdoors.

  17. Emily Smith says:

    I would love to win this because my family LOVES being outdoors and this would help with the pesky bugs. Thanks for the chance!

  18. June S. says:

    This would be so great to have for any of our many camping trips that we go on every summer, I like that it set’s up so easy pezzy too. An added plus for sure.

  19. Judith S says:

    Really could use this tent. Ours old one had to get tossed it was beyond old and unrepairable.

  20. Heather Dawn says:

    I would love to win this! We go camping a lot in the warmer months. This will allow my boys to sit outside and enjoy the night.

  21. This is so much better than the tent we have. I think we would do a lot more camping if we had this tent. That’s why I want to win.