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Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2017

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There are so many things great about this product that I wanted to give it 5 stars, but there were a few things that I wanted to point out.

For starters, we only go to the beach about once a year. This was our first year to use the tent and we were VERY GLAD that we did! We are not campers or overly outdoorsy people. This was from a very greenhorn perspective.

APOLOGIES FOR THE PICTURE ORIENTATIONS.

PROS:

1. POCKETS--Oh man! There were secret pockets everywhere and BOY did they come in handy! They held tons of little thing securely and out of the way in very inconspicuous spots. There are even pockets in the ceiling!

2. QUICK SETUP--This was definitely a pro as the setup was very quick and very easy. The only part that took any time at all was anchoring it down and making sure the floor was as taught as possible. Really the initial set up was spectacularly simple.

3. STRONG/DURABLE--It was a bit of a windy day and the tent took a bit of a beating, but still held strong. The stakes were another story, however.

4. PLENTY OF WIDTH AND HEADROOM--Im 66 tall so I didnt expect to be able to stand up in it (and I couldnt), but I had plenty of room to sit down and maneuver around--LOTS of room! For a guy whos used to bumping my head on everything everywhere I go, this was GREAT! Our family of 4 had plenty of room to keep our stuff and put on sunscreen. We even had a beach chair set up in there with the rest of our stuff!

CONS:

1. STAKES--While the stakes held, I would say just barely. Several of them were starting to come out even though we pushed them ALL in as far as we could without breaking them. Based only on what I have read from others, I would recommend throwing away the stakes and buying these instead:

Orange Screw: The Ultimate Ground Anchor, SMALL - 4 Pack  You will need at least 8 (though there is a 9th spot in the back that you can anchor as well--I would recommend this). This was probably the biggest con.

2. SOMETIMES THE POLES BEND THE WRONG WAY--This is really an easy fix, but occasionally when you start to pop it up to set it up or release it to put it away, the corner poles will bend the wrong way. Its really an easy fix (just start the process over--whether you are opening it or closing it back down and correct whichever pole bent incorrectly). The poles wont actually bend so much as the hinges will sometimes bend in the wrong direction. We learned this by practicing with it before we took it to the beach which we would also recommend.

3. THE ANCHOR CORDS-- This isnt a huge thing, but if tying knots isnt your forte, just buy some cable clamps or something to hold them in place when not in use. There isnt a way that we knew of to make these stay in place very well when putting it away.

So, those are our observations. In conclusion, we REALLY LIKE it but we will be purchasing those twist anchors in the future.

Customer

4.0 out of 5 stars Laymans thoughts after first-time use.
By Don Bell on July 6, 2017

There are so many things great about this product that I wanted to give it 5 stars, but there were a few things that I wanted to point out.

For starters, we only go to the beach about once a year. This was our first year to use the tent and we were VERY GLAD that we did! We are not campers or overly outdoorsy people. This was from a very greenhorn perspective.

APOLOGIES FOR THE PICTURE ORIENTATIONS.

PROS:

1. POCKETS--Oh man! There were secret pockets everywhere and BOY did they come in handy! They held tons of little thing securely and out of the way in very inconspicuous spots. There are even pockets in the ceiling!

2. QUICK SETUP--This was definitely a pro as the setup was very quick and very easy. The only part that took any time at all was anchoring it down and making sure the floor was as taught as possible. Really the initial set up was spectacularly simple.

3. STRONG/DURABLE--It was a bit of a windy day and the tent took a bit of a beating, but still held strong. The stakes were another story, however.

4. PLENTY OF WIDTH AND HEADROOM--Im 66 tall so I didnt expect to be able to stand up in it (and I couldnt), but I had plenty of room to sit down and maneuver around--LOTS of room! For a guy whos used to bumping my head on everything everywhere I go, this was GREAT! Our family of 4 had plenty of room to keep our stuff and put on sunscreen. We even had a beach chair set up in there with the rest of our stuff!

CONS:

1. STAKES--While the stakes held, I would say just barely. Several of them were starting to come out even though we pushed them ALL in as far as we could without breaking them. Based only on what I have read from others, I would recommend throwing away the stakes and buying these instead:[[ASIN:B01B28QS8G Orange Screw: The Ultimate Ground Anchor, SMALL - 4 Pack]] You will need at least 8 (though there is a 9th spot in the back that you can anchor as well--I would recommend this). This was probably the biggest con.

2. SOMETIMES THE POLES BEND THE WRONG WAY--This is really an easy fix, but occasionally when you start to pop it up to set it up or release it to put it away, the corner poles will bend the wrong way. Its really an easy fix (just start the process over--whether you are opening it or closing it back down and correct whichever pole bent incorrectly). The poles wont actually bend so much as the hinges will sometimes bend in the wrong direction. We learned this by practicing with it before we took it to the beach which we would also recommend.

3. THE ANCHOR CORDS-- This isnt a huge thing, but if tying knots isnt your forte, just buy some cable clamps or something to hold them in place when not in use. There isnt a way that we knew of to make these stay in place very well when putting it away.

So, those are our observations. In conclusion, we REALLY LIKE it but we will be purchasing those twist anchors in the future.

Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018

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I can only hang on the beach for a length of time without a shade source. For a few years I would pay for the umbrella and chairs the hotel - condo offered... but that was quite costly, at $20-$25 a day for an umbrella. So for a family of 4 or 5 would have to share the shade of one umbrella or rent 2 or 3 umbrellas... So we went through a bunch of cheap umbrellas, but let’s face it, only those high end industral 30 pound wood framed 9ft umbrellas can stand up to any kind of wind.

Then I was one of those guys that would drag those 10 x 10, 60 pound Quest Canopy’s down to the beach making several trips to get everything down on the beach.

Took me a while to find this canopy, which is light, easy to set up, cool pockets inside, and for $89.00... pays for itself After 4-5. I have two teenage boys and own two of these. Both have lasted me 23 days of use. But they’re not perfect, I have duck tape around 3 poles, small holes here and there... The way I look at it is... it’s shade... on a very hastle environment, what on this earth can stand up to, wind, salt, water, heat and sand... for any length of time?

Tips
1. When folding, it actually naturally folds into itself, don’t fight it or bend things, let the legs fold into each other.
2. Buy better bigger sand stakes.
3. Always travel with duck tape and bungee cords.
4. First signs of extreme wind, usually later in the day... put the canopy down and fold it up.
5. If you don’t fold it up and the wind is extreme... take it down, don’t try to fold it and carry it to an area with less wind.
6. When you get a chance, hose it down, let it dry before storing.
7. Face the back end of the tent against the sun and adjust as the day goes on.
8. If you buy those backpack Tommy Bahama beach chairs, with the cooler on the back... along with this canopy... you can bike ride or walk miles to any beach, with nothing in your hands...
9. If you get 5 to 10 to15 uses out of this canopy, you’ve WON and saved hundreds.
10. When you have to throw it away, save good poles, bag, top, and anything else you can, and buy another one.

Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars This canopy pays for itself
By Andrew Monserrate on September 6, 2018

I can only hang on the beach for a length of time without a shade source. For a few years I would pay for the umbrella and chairs the hotel - condo offered... but that was quite costly, at $20-$25 a day for an umbrella. So for a family of 4 or 5 would have to share the shade of one umbrella or rent 2 or 3 umbrellas... So we went through a bunch of cheap umbrellas, but let’s face it, only those high end industral 30 pound wood framed 9ft umbrellas can stand up to any kind of wind.

Then I was one of those guys that would drag those 10 x 10, 60 pound Quest Canopy’s down to the beach making several trips to get everything down on the beach.

Took me a while to find this canopy, which is light, easy to set up, cool pockets inside, and for $89.00... pays for itself After 4-5. I have two teenage boys and own two of these. Both have lasted me 23 days of use. But they’re not perfect, I have duck tape around 3 poles, small holes here and there... The way I look at it is... it’s shade... on a very hastle environment, what on this earth can stand up to, wind, salt, water, heat and sand... for any length of time?

Tips
1. When folding, it actually naturally folds into itself, don’t fight it or bend things, let the legs fold into each other.
2. Buy better bigger sand stakes.
3. Always travel with duck tape and bungee cords.
4. First signs of extreme wind, usually later in the day... put the canopy down and fold it up.
5. If you don’t fold it up and the wind is extreme... take it down, don’t try to fold it and carry it to an area with less wind.
6. When you get a chance, hose it down, let it dry before storing.
7. Face the back end of the tent against the sun and adjust as the day goes on.
8. If you buy those backpack Tommy Bahama beach chairs, with the cooler on the back... along with this canopy... you can bike ride or walk miles to any beach, with nothing in your hands...
9. If you get 5 to 10 to15 uses out of this canopy, you’ve WON and saved hundreds.
10. When you have to throw it away, save good poles, bag, top, and anything else you can, and buy another one.

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Customer

Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2015

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This thing is easy to set up! Read the instructions! Dont listen to complaining reviews, obviously these people cant wipe their ass without assistance. I put this canopy up in 10min in 20 knot winds! It stayed up and blocked the blowing sand. Awesome product. This is my little piece of heaven right here.

Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Easy Setup!
By Big Daddy Lovebuckets on August 25, 2015

This thing is easy to set up! Read the instructions! Dont listen to complaining reviews, obviously these people cant wipe their ass without assistance. I put this canopy up in 10min in 20 knot winds! It stayed up and blocked the blowing sand. Awesome product. This is my little piece of heaven right here.

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Customer

Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2015

Verified Purchase

Did you watch the video?
... and you still need to read these reviews to make your decision?

Well, if you insist.

Im not a fan of scrubbing out grass stains from clothes but I do love being outdoors. I sometimes get sunburns, and those are never fun, either. I love feeling the breeze blowing around me, but dont like getting caught in the rain. NYC summers can get pretty brutal - not just for humans, but for our puppies, too.

This canopy tent is the solution to all of that.

Not only is the set-up and take-down RIDICULOUSLY easy (so much so that everyone around us seems to be baffled every time we open or close this thing), but its just so perfect to create just the right balance between being outdoors but not completely exposed to the elements. The little mesh part under the covered side is also a very convenient and nice touch, so that it doesnt topple when a strong gust of wind hits you, but also to let the breeze through from all sides.

***PRO TIP: I like to bring my extra thick yoga mat (http://amzn.to/1CFSUHj) with me and put it inside the canopy tent just for some cushion. The floor of this canopy tent is extremely thin, so if youre going to be on a surface with rocks and/or pebbles, give it a try, too!

If my review has helped you in any way, please let me know, or hit Yes under this review. Thank you! :)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great product. Stop raising the price!!

Reviewed in Canada on June 9, 2020

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Sadly this product has increased in price over 100% over the last two years. The price has ranged from $100 to now $250. I purchased another one a few months ago for $150. This is really disappointing and although it is a great product it is not worth $250. There are other cheaper alternatives. When the prices changes so much it makes me lose confidence in the brand of a product.

PROS:
* A great shade that provides great sun protection. ( I use it held down by sandbags on our deck).
*It withstands hours and days of sun, wind and sometimes rain if it gets wet.
*When you’re busy with kids at home packing it up can be challenging, so if it’s left outside sometimes it can handle it well. If you’re using it just for casual, occasional trips it’s great.
* The bottom is easy to clean
*Has great air flow.
* Attractive and easy to assemble and disassemble.
*Lightspeed has made recent improvements with a few new features which means it’s clearly a product they care about.

CONS:
*It needs to be handled with care. The poles can break if twisted the wrong way.
*Its large, a little heavy and takes up a lot of room in the back of the car.
*Not mould resistant.
*Takes a bit of work to wrap up and put back in its case. You really need two people to do this.
*The bottom fabric creases a lot and has a rough texture. Not sure if this is avoidable. Its slightly rough on bare feet but this does provide a good non slip surface.

3.0 out of 5 stars Great Canopy Tent but with Issues

Reviewed in Canada on August 22, 2017

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I love the design and how easy it is to setup but one of the poles broke through high winds. I used the sand bags, ties, and anchors and it still cracked. Also, the top hub had a crack probably because theres no cushion inside the box/packaging from sliding.

You probably need 2 people to set it up in windy conditions.

Pros:
• Great canopy with lots of space for 2 adults and 2 kids with more space to add bags.
• Simple to setup up and take down
• Tent material is strong
• Light to carry
• Stood up strong in high winds with anchors and ties in place
• Pockets on the sides and top. Great to store small things.
• The bottom is tough tarp

Cons:
• Poles seem to crack easily
• Poles can turn when opening. Make sure theyre faced the right way.
• No side walls. Can probably hang towel to block the sun.
• The bottom tarp can get really hot if the sun is hitting it.

Note:
One of the poles had a hole before the joint. Probably manufacturing defect. In time, it would eventually make the pole break.
Make sure you open and close the poles gently without clipping the tent fabric or it will rip. It didnt happen to me but read it on amazon.com
Going through a 2nd replacement. Make sure you setup the canopy before going to beach and inspect for any defects

Customer

3.0 out of 5 stars Great Canopy Tent but with Issues
Reviewed in Canada on August 22, 2017

I love the design and how easy it is to setup but one of the poles broke through high winds. I used the sand bags, ties, and anchors and it still cracked. Also, the top hub had a crack probably because theres no cushion inside the box/packaging from sliding.

You probably need 2 people to set it up in windy conditions.

Pros:
• Great canopy with lots of space for 2 adults and 2 kids with more space to add bags.
• Simple to setup up and take down
• Tent material is strong
• Light to carry
• Stood up strong in high winds with anchors and ties in place
• Pockets on the sides and top. Great to store small things.
• The bottom is tough tarp

Cons:
• Poles seem to crack easily
• Poles can turn when opening. Make sure theyre faced the right way.
• No side walls. Can probably hang towel to block the sun.
• The bottom tarp can get really hot if the sun is hitting it.

Note:
One of the poles had a hole before the joint. Probably manufacturing defect. In time, it would eventually make the pole break.
Make sure you open and close the poles gently without clipping the tent fabric or it will rip. It didnt happen to me but read it on amazon.com
Going through a 2nd replacement. Make sure you setup the canopy before going to beach and inspect for any defects

1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointed

Reviewed in Australia on January 7, 2021

Verified Purchase

Would have been a great product only if the flexible structural bars din’t give way the second time we used it out on the beach with mild wind gusts.
As seen in the photos, the front bars are bent out of shape and have split.

Customer

1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointed
Reviewed in Australia on January 7, 2021

Would have been a great product only if the flexible structural bars din’t give way the second time we used it out on the beach with mild wind gusts.
As seen in the photos, the front bars are bent out of shape and have split.

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this!!

Reviewed in Canada on September 4, 2018

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I bought this for the summer as we spend most our days on the beach. Best decision ever!! We used it for 2 months and it stood up against a few thunder storms. Easy to put up and take down. Was great for those 40 plus degree days!!

Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this!!
Reviewed in Canada on September 4, 2018

I bought this for the summer as we spend most our days on the beach. Best decision ever!! We used it for 2 months and it stood up against a few thunder storms. Easy to put up and take down. Was great for those 40 plus degree days!!

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Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars I love this tent for my family of 6

Reviewed in Canada on August 25, 2017

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I love this tent for my family of 6. 4 kids under 5 including a newborn who cant wear sunscreen yet. So far its easy and quick to use.
The only thing Id want is the ability to add an extra flap to one side! For more shade.

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