This year for our summer trip we went to the beach. I was intrigued by these pop-up tents/shades I have seen all over on-line. I always hated the umbrella idea....having to get it just right in the sand so it doesn't fall over, constantly having to adjust it to get the right amount of shade through out the day. Such a pain! So, when Amazon.com (love that place :) ) had a sale on these Coleman Beach Shelters I jumped on it. Since I have been eyeing them for a while I knew the price was great and it was on prime so I was able to get 2 day shipping....bonus!!!!
The tent/ shelter was easy to set up and took us maybe 5 minutes to set up. We loved it. we were able to toss our bags, cooler, towels right in it and not worry about them being in the hot sun thru out the day. There is tons of room under the shade too. I really liked that it had pockets on the sides for items we would be using more frequently. The zippered door in the back is great for privacy and to allow for the nice breeze that would come by. The attached floor mat is an awesome bonus, no beach blanket or extra towels needed to sit on.
Now the take down and putting it away into the carry bag is an other story. It took us a bit longer to take down the tent and we were never able to get it back into the "handy carry bag". It was quite comical if you were watching us on the beach try to shove this thing into the bag. The poles felt cheap, I can tell that with more use and wear and tear the elastic inside the poles will snap. I wouldn't pay full price for this knowing after a few uses the poles would break.