5 Stars By James on 2015-09-15
Super simple setup, room enough for two
Super simple and quick to set up. Used on the beach at Santa Monica, and with the sand pockets full it stood up to the wind no problem. Granted, I angled it into the wind, not full on facing it, because facing that direction provided no shade. A few hours later, and I'm sunburn free. There's room enough for two low chairs, or two adults laying side-by-side. I didn't realize it had mesh pockets until we were packing up, great place to stash your phone, keys, etc.
5 Stars By Melisande on 2017-08-22
Bright and Sturdy
I bought this last minute for my sister, her dog, and myself to go the the beach. This day-tent is amazing! It was difficult at first to place on the ground due to the high winds, but once I put the stakes in the sand, the day-tent stayed in place. VERY USEFUL for a dog who easily gets sunburned. I placed a towel on the bottom for the dog (little cushioning) and put our bags and ice chests in the day-tent. Pleasantly surprised by the space in it.
Setting up: I was at first confused on how to set the day-tent up, but once I realized you literally just pull the string until the click, it was simple! Taking it apart took a 1-2 minutes (I was afraid I'd pinch myself), but this is something I definitely am keeping around for any pets in my family. This would be perfect for even doing day trips, hiking, camping--whenever you want to be out of direct sunlight.
2 Stars By B.SALT on 2014-08-23
Goes up and down very easily, but very little sun protection as sides are ...
Goes up and down very easily, very light, easy to carry but very little sun protection as sides are mesh and there is no fly. Throwing beach towels on top to cover the mesh sides was not what I imagined I was going to have to do especially for the price!!
1 Stars By DFS on 2017-07-09
Do not buy! Please read for consideration!
I really regret buying this shade structure. The mesh walls are so large on both sides that you do NOT get much sun protection. I strongly advise you look into the Pacific Breeze model that has coverings for its mesh windows. We purchased this a few months ago and have used it a few times and have been extremely frustrated with it each time. Since we can no longer return it, we've resorted to clipping light towels to the sides with binder clips. Ridiculous! Please do NOT buy!
4 Stars By Pamela Disneyfan on 2014-08-19
Perfect for 1 person at the beach
I used this for a recent vacation where I was going to send several days at the beach and I sunburn easily. I was very happy with this shelter. I didn't use the sand pockets but I did stake down the shelter and the shelter stayed in place on a VERY windy day.
I think this is perfect for a baby/toddler beach play area or for 1 adult. I was able to fit my Tommy Bahama beach chair, my beach bag & cooler in the tent with not issues. If your looking for something that will be comfortable for 2 adults & beach chairs I recommend getting a larger size especially if you want to be completely shaded. My legs stuck out while seated in the chair.
I was able to open and stake down the shelter within 5 minutes by myself. I'd say 1-2 minutes to set it up and 2-3 minutes to stake it down.
I do recommend opening it up at home before trying to open it at the beach. This way you'll know how much strength is needed to pull the strings to get the shelter to pop open.
I only gave it 4 stars because:
I wish mesh windows had a covering like other models
I wish the bottom of the shelter extended further out like other models
I wish it was a little bigger.
I live by a beach and plan on having many more beach days using this shelter. Once I've worn it out I will probably invest in a larger one.
5 Stars By RMA on 2017-07-24
Great size for carrying around!!!
Great sun shade! Extremely easy assembling and unassembling!
It is a nice size. Not very big, but good enough to get your personal items out of the sunlight, and has room for 2/3 adults (legs outside of tent!!! ;)
I personally do not like carrying around too many things. This one is great!!! Fits my needs!!!
Has an inside pocket for store.
4 Stars By David Z. on 2017-08-20
The setup and take-down is very quick and easy. Instead of paper instructions, the instructions are a tag attached to the carrying case - very handy. The product itself looks durable and can be held down with stakes as well as via sand pockets. I like that there is breath-ability on the side through mesh windows, hopefully that won't let too much sun in. Compared to the price/quality/reviews of similar products, I am glad I purchased this one.
5 Stars By R. Leuser on 2012-08-29
We purchased this tent for use a the beach with our 8 month old baby. It was super easy to setup and kept him protected and in the shade. The wind was insane the first day we used the tent and I was worried about it blowing over. However, we did not have any problems. The tent has loops to stake it down at all four corners, two built in adjustable cords to stake and stabilize the top and three additional sand bags for the base. We used all of these features to secure it on the most windy beach day this summer and the tent could hardly budge an inch!!! On a very windy day it was helpful to have a second person to hold the tent in place so that it could be secured without it getting blown over, but a second person is not normally necessary as setup is a breeze (no pun intended). On a hot day it is tall enough and has large vents so that the air can circulate and not get overly hot. We had a hard time choosing a tent for our baby at the beach this summer but we are glad that we finally settled on this one. The price is great, quality looks good, setup is super easy even for one person and it is very stable. Only time will tell how many years we will get out of the tent but even if we have to replace it every year or two we would because it is a great value. Overall I would highly recommend this product.
4 Stars By PJ on 2017-12-06
Wish I would have bought this sooner
This is literally the best beach tent Iâ€™ve ever used in terms of ease of setup and breakdown. Literally takes about 5 seconds to pop open and a few more to put stakes in the ground. 4 stars because it has prop65 warning I didnâ€™t see in the description, and I wish it was just a bit larger.
5 Stars By Nichole Wood on 2017-07-19
Loved having this beach tent on our family vacation
Loved having this beach tent on our family vacation. It was perfect for our 1.5 year old to have some shade. Very easy to put up and take down and the stakes are convenient on windy days. The only thing this tent is lacking are window shades but we just turned the tent throughout the day to block the sun directly.