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Magic Mesh Review: Does it Work?

Magic Mesh is an AS Seen on TV screen which allows air to flow into your home while keeping bugs out. Read our Magic Mesh review.

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About Magic Mesh

This product has been advertising on television for several years during the Spring and Summer months. It has proven to be a popular item, far outlasting the typical As Seen on TV product.

Claims & Features

  • Opens easily
  • Automatically closes
  • Lets air in, keeps bugs out
  • 18 magnets easily separate then snap back together
  • Easy to install

Cost

The current TV offer is a Magic Mesh unit for $19.99 + $4.99 shipping. There is a mandatory double offer which includes a second screen for another $4.99.

You can find Magic Mesh in stores, typically in the As Seen on TV section, for about $15-$20.

Review

Magic Mesh has become a perennial As Seen on TV advertisement for several years, extolling the virtues of this screen which automatically closes due to its 18 magnets.

The design is simple: Two mesh screen held together by magnets. This system allows you to walk freely through the screens which automatically snap shut behind you.

In the three years since we first posted a review on this item, hundreds – if not thousands – of consumer reviews around the internet have been posted on this particular item. On Amazon, as of this writing, Magic Mesh holds a respectable 3.5 star rating. The consensus is that it kind of works, with a number of caveats.

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Installation is the key, and this is where you will want to spend your time generously. We have found that placing the Velcro just right is the key a successful installation. If it is not properly aligned, the magnets may not close the screen as expected.

There are those who do not think the durability of the product or the power of the magnets are up to par (which could be why there is now a “Deluxe” Magic Mesh with stronger magnets). Some consumers have said the magnets fell off or the Velcro did not hold more than a few days. You may be able to re-attach the magnets yourself, although this does not sit well with consumers who just paid for the item. The amount of foot traffic may affect the lifespan of the product.

For those who say the product works, they point to the design which does a pretty good job of keeping bugs out while letting air into the house. When it works, it’s a nifty product to have.

Magic Mesh works well to keep mosquitoes out, which by itself could be worth the investment. It can also be a good doggie door alternative.

You may be interested in checking out the #1 Best Seller in this category on Amazon, the iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door. That item has a very favorable 4.4 star rating among about 5,000 reviews.

For a humorous unhappy customer review, take a look at this video:

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Your Magic Mesh Reviews

Have you used Magic Mesh? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated June 3, 2016
First published August 2013

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Paul Rybak
6 years ago

I purchased one a few years ago and I will say it works. But as we live in a forest on a mountain it easily allowed mice and lizards to crawl underneath. This old, restored log cabin would look like crap with a real screen door. Tried to come up with some way to prevent a gap at the bottom that would keep them out but no luck. I will say the product definitely works great and in the right environment great. I do recommend to anyone that would not have the problem with critters as I have. 🙂

LORRAINE FRIES
LORRAINE FRIES
1 year ago

I first bought the screen when it First came out. Lived it. Had 2 large dogs at the time. Only issue I found was the plastic parts that hold the magnets came open. A drop of super glue fixed that issue. Unfortunately left it behind when I moved. JUST bought 1. HATE it! SUBPAR workmanship. To put it mildly. The Trim material is extremely Cheap and tears easily. Crappy magnets. No matter how loosely I hang the damn thing,….the Slightest breeze blows it open! I have tried Every tension in the screen and nothing helps. SERIOUSLY REGRET recommending these to… Read more »

Daku
Daku
1 year ago
Reply to  LORRAINE FRIES

I totally agree with Lorraine. I bought one of these “Magic Mesh” things for a window. (1). The magnets don’t line up properly (offset by about an inch), (2) the instructions show 12 Velcro pads but there were only 8 in mine, (3) one pair of magnets are not magnetic *at all*, (4) the other magnets are so weak, they hardly snap together when they are half an inch apart. My previous, similar product (Made in Switzerland, but the cats loved to climb up it, so I had to replace it after 9 years) ) had magnets that snapped together… Read more »

Laurie Bartlett
Laurie Bartlett
3 months ago

Magic mesh has a great idea but the actual manufacturing issue I’ve found is the mesh isn’t actually attached to the strips holding the magnets.i have wasted money time and other products trying to repair this issue… I’ve been told I could sew it …but that is why I bought the product ‘ready to install’….so no stars don’t waste the money or aggravation.

Ami
Ami
1 month ago

I bought the Magic Mesh repair kit at Walmart for 10 bucks.
TOTALLY WORTHLESS! Rip off! Scam!
Does not work.
Just put a piece of duct tale over the hole (inside and outside) and fergitaboutit.