Rated 4 out of 5 by BBSparks convienent
Alittle tricky the first time we set it up and took it down. The next time went much smoother, found that if you roll up posts inside the tent it goes back into bag much easier. Would prefer metal stakes, find the plastic ones harder to get into some sand and do not hold as well.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jklivonia Good Value, Plenty of shade
easy setup & tear down. bag has room for extra sheet. plenty of room for our little family. used it 3 times & even with the wheelie cooler inside, there's room to spare. went with this one partly for the front flap that dbl's as the privacy dr so she can feed the baby. but, once yer nestled back there it's not even necessary. works good as a porch to shake the sand away before it gets to the clean area, though. my 3 y/o catches it quickly with her eyes when she playing along the shore as it looks a little different than the umbrellas. love the innovative sand bag anchors! only suggestion would be for a couple mesh pockets for the phone & wallet. quality seems strong as usual with bean's products. we look forward to exploring Michigan beaches with this shelter for years to come.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Tent
Easy to set up and works really well
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by onlyquality Works at Virigina Beach
This shelter worked great at Virginia Beach this summer. Had to set it up in high winds for the first time and it worked perfectly. Provided shelter from the high winds and sun throughout the morning while the temps were in the 90s with high humidity. The edges provided a great place to fill with sand to anchor in the high winds. This product is superior to sport umbrellas because the shelter has a floor and privacy windows can be opened and closed.
Several things were missing from the bag though. The directions said that there sandbags to anchor the tent poles. Did not find any bags to fill with sand with the shelter.
Make sure to bring a mallet with a rubber head to pound in the anchoring stakes.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmzxhf Great beach shelter!
I bought 2 Sunbuster Shelters for my daughters to take to the beach with their little ones (2 year-old toddlers and a newborn). It is extremely lightweight to carry in its shoulder bag, very easy and intuitive to set up. The little ones napped comfortably out of the sun and ate their sandwiches without getting sand in them :) My daughter had privacy (using the front privacy screen) to breastfeed her newborn. The families also use the Sunbuster in the yard at home-the kids love to play in them! This is a really well-designed piece of equipment-a great purchase!
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HickingBoy Beach Use In the Wind
Using the shelter at HHI this week. Stands up well in the wind. We put in up easily in mild wind this morning and just took it down in a 15 mile wind with little problem. Shelter is just as described with nice reinforced corners. We used to struggle with heavy umbrellas and never left these unattended. We left the shelter up all day, leaving it for several hours while we went in for a long lunch and time at the pool. A lot of room. I can set up my two full size camp chairs and still have plenty of head room and all our stuff. Played cards with two adults and two children, all inside and in the shade. Light and easy to cary. Worth the price.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marty55 So glad I bought this!!
Had this delivered in time to take to FL for a visit with my 4 year old grandson. It took about 5 minutes to set up and was the perfect place to keep all of our 'stuff'. It was easy to spot from the water and offered a nice place to eat lunch and take a little rest. It was easy to shake out all the sand and pack up, although I never understand why I can't seem to get everything back in the bag I took it out of!!! When we got home, I unfolded it, made sure it was clean and folded it properly on the lawn. After that, everything did fit nicely in the bag! It was easy to carry with the shoulder strap and the privacy flaps made it easy for my grandson to change into his clothes. If you're a regular beach goer and have kids or grandkids, this is perfect!! I'm really glad I bought it and other people on the beach loved it, too!
May 7, 2014
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