Rated 4 out of 5 by Mainemicki The best Sun shelter
I love the sun shelter! Very easy to open and close up.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanFaninNC Great for lying at the beach
We took this to Carolina Beach last Summer. It was easy to set up and put away. Set up took less than 10 or 15 minutes between two people. We liked the ability to cover the mesh part or leave it open depending on how the sun was facing. We had 2 floor level foldable beach chairs in there or towels to lie on. We were able to read and relax without the tent blowing around with the wind. The only thing I would change would be to make the inside flaps a little bit oversized since when the wind blows in they separate a bit from the edge of the mesh window and let some of the sun in.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gmoney2 nice shelter, but very large
we are only two and this is much larger than we need. good quality, but
i feel a bit silly setting it up....looks like we are taking over the beach.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrescentBeacher Lightweight, functional, and easy setup
The shelter folds into a relatively small stuff sack. It's lightweight and easy to carry. The stuff sack has a shoulder strap that can be used to hang the shelter on the back of a chair. Setup and take down were quick and easy, and can be done by one person. Stakes are substantial and work well in beach sand. Shelter was large enough to hold two chairs, a cooler, and other gear. The side walls are easy to raise and lower as desired. My wife and I highly recommend this shelter.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toolster Beautiful, just wish it was about half the size...
Great quality item, Followed someone's suggestion to do a practice set up, which I found to be a very good idea. Set it up in my living room, and discovered that it's better to feed the poles in bit by bit, rather than opening the poles up all the way. It's a challenge for one person to put it together, and set it up. Beach conditions would make it very challenging.
It's a beautiful sunshade, Great LL Bean quality, however, it is huge! It's the size of a tent. Way too big for one or two people to use as a sun shelter, which was my purpose.
I'm sending it to my daughter in Hawaii, it will be great for her family to use. I'd really like to see one that's half the size with the same qualities.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DogAgilityaddict Great shade
I got this to help keep my 60 pound dog from overheating at outdoor agility events. It fits his crate easily with room for my chair mostly inside. Would fit two large crates with no problem. After setting it up once at home as a dry run, it only took me 5 minutes to set it up by myself. Folds up to practically nothing, also very quickly. Very light to carry.
I have only used it for one 3 day event, so I don't know its durability. Also didn't need to deal with any weather yet, other than the sun. So far, very happy with the sun shade.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by itsMEEE stayed up
Even I could put this up on my own.
Bring some heavy stuff to put in it if you are going to the beach on a windy day. I'm very pleased with this. A smaller size would be good.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by truenoob Love the Sunbuster!
We were fortunate to be able to buy this in the Freeport store. It was great to be able to check this thing out in person. In addition, the staff were so helpful at the store. They offered to show me how to set it up. The first time can be a bit challenging, but once you do it (or watch someone else do it) it's so easy. It sets up quick, folds down quick and compacts down really well. We packed this in our check-in when we flew back home from vacation.
We've used this at the beach several times. The stakes are great to use in wet sand and seem to provide ample stability. In dry sand, the side pockets work extremely well at keeping the sunbuster in place. One time at the beach the people next to us had their umbrellas getting blown out of the sand by the wind....our sunbuster was rock steady. Note I did have the privacy screens down. Not sure if that would make any difference. I like the option of having the privacy screens, but have always had them down since I like having the breeze come through the sunbuster.
At first I was hoping for a different color, but after taking it out on the beach I really love it. The color is unique and makes it easy to spot on the beach. Couldn't be happier with our purchase and has really turned me onto other LL Bean products!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Libby1 Awesome
Awesome! Easy to set up, take down. Stands up to the breeze, looks nice and is effective. We used the privacy screen to extend the space of the shade and several of us stretched out on the beach in the SHADE. I'd recommend this product.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovenmyBoots Awesome
Attention fair skinned beach goers: Don't leave home without it. Nice and roomy too!
July 31, 2013