Customer reviews & ratings
Top purchase ever made
Used thus shade tent for seven days on Florida beaches when the winds were blowing hard So much better than an umbrella. Easy to put up the second time. High quality and functional. Excellent product for the price. Did not even have to use the sandbags provided. The guide strings provided held tent in place. Just cannot say enough. For 40 dollars cannot go wrong. Can use as a tent also Also folds up into a 2 ft x 4 in nylon bag Can buy and carry in suitcase Cannot carry umbrella but you can put this in your suitcase. I highly recommend this product. Just seems that every Coleman purchase I make you get more for your money. Buy this over a beach umbrella. We ordered on line and picked up near store at our vacation rental. It was delivered to the store three days. One day early HUGHLY RECOMMEND.
A Great Choice!!!
We LOVE this beach tent! I put it together fairly easily at home before going to the beach the next day. Assembly did require two people when we were at the beach because it was so windy, but once we put the stakes in, it was perfectly secure. While other people's umbrellas were turning inside out, the wind was no match for this. There was plenty of space for my husband, my 2 year old and me to lay down in it. We opened the back window halfway to still keep the sun out, but just that much created the perfect breeze. Didn't have any problems getting it back in the bag. Great buy! Completely satisfied!
Great Beach Tent
We purchased this beach tent and used it on our vacation. It was easy to assemble and the quality was great. The sand bags were helpful and held the tent in place even during high winds. The tent was spacious. We set up 3 low back beach chairs side by side, and even had room behind them for a child to lay down. Overall, a great purchase for the price!
Excellent beach cabana
Bought it as a gift so we set it up to be sure it was ok before we wrapped it. Excellent! We set it up in less than 10 minutes on our first try. Very small package that opens to a large shelter with floor and front & back, large zippered doors. Seems to be tall enough to sit in beach chair inside the cabana. Can likely sleep in it, too, as it is surprisingly large. Great value!
Perfect size for one person or a couple
I bought this for the beach for myself and three grandsons when they are here. It was easy to put up and take down. Love the sand bags that came with the tent. No blowing away for us and we were visiting the easy coast where was very windy. Never budged. It was great!!!!
Very pleased with this beach shade!
Bought this beach shade for a day at the beach and it was fantastic! Wanted something other than an umbrella and it worked out great. Read the other reviews before purchasing and VERY pleased. Knew exactly what to expect. Fits 3 low beach chairs and cooler and duffle bag comfortably. Love the option to zip front and back flaps for privacy when changing into/out of swimsuits. Sand bags provide great extra weights. Other umbrellas were blowing away in the wind and our tent didn't move! Highly recommend this beach shade!
Good Quality Product
The shade is easy to set up, just like a tent. We took it down to Myrtle Beach, SC for the day, if you are headed there do not bring this shelter, because apparently you are not allowed to set these up anywhere in the county, only beach umbrellas. We left Myrtle Beach and headed to Wilmington, NC instead. It was somewhat difficult to set up in the high wind, but with two people and staking it to the ground it only took about 10 minutes. You may want to get a bigger bag to store it in, the one it came with is very small. One of the grommets broke off during the day, but it still works so it is not a big deal. The one thing I would say that makes it good and not excellent is that the description says you can zip it up and use it as changing area, unless you are very small this is not going to be possible as the door zips up closer to the middle area of the tent. Overall though I was pleased with it and glad I had for our day at the beach.
took me forever to put together
i like how this shade looks...hopefully everyone in the beach will be jealous when the family takes it to the next trip but no guarantee as I don't know how it will perform on windy situations. it did come with sand bags so hopefully it will help keep it in place. yes, the con is assembly. i think i have to practice at home many times before i can instantly put it together as described by others. one person can do it but it'll be a challenge for sure. its also big, i can stand while I'm inside and thats one of the pros.
Not a pop up tent as advertised
There is nothing "pop up" about this tent except maybe my blood pressure popped up as I tried to assemble this thing. It's just a regular tent, and if you are looking to use it for camping and leaving it set up in the same spot, by all means go for it. But if you are looking for a tent to quickly set up and take down each day you bring your kids to the beach, then keep looking for a true pop up tent. No momma got time for setting this up and taking it down every day when you just need it for the shade instead of camping.
Not easy at all!
This was just way too hard for me to built! I was planning on using this every weekend at my son's soccer game but when I practiced building and collapsing at home, I just couldn't imagine myself doing it every weekend. If you are looking for a one-touch open shade, this is not it. I would look for something more efficient unless you don't mind taking 10mins putting it up and taking it down. Product quality was great though.
I purchased this for shade when my family goes to the beach in July. My adult son and I decided to do a practice set up at home before the trip. The net fabric used for the "tunnels" that the poles are supposed to run through is easily snagged and does not appear durable. It took forever to just insert the poles in a way to avoid tearing the flimsy material. We could not imagine setting this up daily at the beach. It has already been returned.
Got this for a day at state park. It was great! Kept the baby off the ground n out of the sun when it was nap time. Gave the rest of the kids a place to get out of the sun and it was just the right size. Was easy to put together with two people. BUT went to take it down to leave and the cord holding the poles together from the inside snapped without any prompting. Had to return it. Thst being said I would purchase another and give them a second try.
Perfect for beach with infant
We used this product during our vacation to the beach with our 7 month old. It was absolutely perfect because there was plenty of room for her to crawl around without being in the sand, there was room for me to be on the floor with her, there was a large window that allowed a nice breeze, the fabric is UV protection, it was easy for my husband and I to assemble and it packs up to a small size (perfect for traveling with). We were able to stay on the beach for longer stretches of time because of the product.
Great Sunshade for beech
We shipped the item to our vacation location thinking it would be too big to pack. Will fit into a large suitcase and is not that heavy. A single person with little tent setting up experience can set the shade up without difficulties. The material on the bottom of the shade is thin so I would suggest purchasing a tarp to go underneath if not using it exclusively on the sand. The dual flap system is great to allow winds to pass through.
This tent was perfect for our beach vacation. Having a red headed daughter, having shelter and respite from the searing sun was a MUST! This Coleman tent was ideal. Easy to erect ( I practiced at home before I left so I wouldn't have to struggle with instructions on the beach). It took less than 10 mins to put up alone, 5 mins with another helper. Was versatile, loved the pockets in the inside to put sunscreen, phones, keys etc. Easy to take down again it you need to ring it to a hard flat surface in order to get it back into the original case. No big deal. We really couldn't have done without it. Will carry it everywhere! Brilliant purchase!
My Beach tent
Took a while to figure out how to put it together because the directions are poorly written. But once you get it its actually fairly simple.
Great Product, Some Assembly Required
Its a great product, however takes a bit more that 5 min to assemble haha! All in all worth the spend. :)
Works great but be patient in setting it up
Works great, just leave 5-10 minutes with two people to set it up. I've set up similar type camping tents hundreds of times and this is the same process.
Broke First Use
I read all the reviews of this product and was excited to have it for the beach. I set it up at home first as some of the other reviewers suggested, and had little problem. A week later I took it to the beach and began to set it up. As soon as I opened the first pole, the string broke! I was so surprised and disappointed. Not what I would have expected from Coleman. Walmart's return process was very easy, thouigh, and I was credited immediately.
Works great, the poles are kind of annoying though
It's like setting up a Coleman tent. So messing with the poles is kind of a hassle, but it's not too bad. The poles like to get caught in the mesh pole guides, that's the only design flaw I found. When it's up and ready to use it's great! I love the way the two doors zip (double zippers on both). It's compact and works great at the beach!