We've had our Sun Smarties Family Beach Cabana Tent for about a year now. If this rain ever stops, I am so excited to get it out for a new season of beach weather!
|We first tried it out in the backyard.|
|Hubby & JD last summer. (Here we made the roof high, but you can spread the sides out, making it lower but bigger inside.)|
- Set-up takes less than 10 minutes- less if you have help shoveling in the sand. The tent shakes open in 1 second, so I can sit O under the tent while we anchor it down, so he isn't baking in the sun (It has UPF 50 protection) while we set up.
- You can close the windows and doors for complete privacy while changing or nursing, and to shade the light for nap times.
- If you don't use the stakes, it is all just one piece- no poles, ropes, etc.
Folding it back into the backpack carrying case takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, it is remarkably fast. I was definitely cursing the (way too brief) instructional diagrams the first 5 times we used it last year, and I was a little nervous that I forgot over the winter, but it was like riding a bike! I'm proud to say that I have never left the beach without it zipped back into the backpack :)
In case I do ever forget, the diagrams are sewn right into the backpack so you never lose them. There is also a video at OneStepAhead.com.
|It's still a little chilly at the beach, but that doesn't scare us! We had friends meet us, and all three kids & two grownups were shielded from the sun & wind under here!|
What are your favorite beach items?