Broadstone Pop-Up Sun Shelter
you get what you pay for. Little weak on the build.
May 4, 2013
Great for the little ones
We bought this as a sun shade for our 5 month old on the beach. Super lightweight and easy to setup. Takes a bit of practice to put away, but once you get it, its easy.
August 28, 2012
Not at all!!!!
Not sure who was doing the measuring that day, but this is a tiny shelter. Good for children, but be warned, there is POOR air circulation through out! I thought I would try our new shelter, I stand 6'2", I laid down in it. My head and face did not get any shade, neither did my legs from the thigh's down, but my torso was in the shade! You might be able to fit one of your kids in with you but no more! I will be returning it and upgrading to a coleman model. Oh yeah, good luck putting this thing away, not as easy as it looks, try it with a gentle breeze, make's a great kite!
August 4, 2012
Poor build quality and very limiting warranty
We purchased this shelter to protect our 6 month old from the sun. It was purchased in June in anticipation of the hot weather of July and August. It was used approximately 6 times last summer. It was stored all winter gently and without any weight on it. This summer we pull it out for the first use in July and the support pole is broken in three places. This happened in storage over the winter. We call CT and the warranty is for one year. It is now useless. I would NOT recommend this produce. I would recommend anyone who has one to check it's condition before the warranty is up.
July 14, 2012
pop up shelter. NOW THIS IS A COOL PRODUCT
Great product, fits 2 adults easily. we took this to the beach, stays cool with the screening but blocks the sun. easy to move around to ensure you're always shaded. doesn't blow away either. overall an excellent product. highly recommend. also, watch the video to learn how to fold up.
July 7, 2012
Practical and easy
I purchased this tent for beach use to protect the baby from the sun and wind. We could easily fit two babies with plenty of space left for our belongings. Of course, the screens allow for the wind to enter the tent but it prevents it to make it too warm. After watching the video two times, it was really easy to fold back into its bag.
The negative thing I could say is that the bag is a bit large; it does not fit in any regular luggage (if you have to take a plane) so we had to fit it in a hockey pouch.
March 1, 2012
Great for Kids
I purchased this for our first family trip to the beach...and luckily got it on sale. It's just my husband, my 2 year old daughter and myself. I knew we'd want somewhere to get out of the sun during our day down at the beach and figured this shade would be perfect.
I really enjoyed how easy it was to set up and put away. After you watch the video it's pretty easy to fold back down. I had no issues with the quality of the material but we've only used it once at the beach and opened it a couple times in the house.
It was actually roomier than I expected which was nice but the one issue I ran into was the lack of shade. Because it has vented areas on the side and back to allow for airflow I found that if the sun wasn't directly above us we didn't get a ton of shade inside. I think it will be great to use in the summer outside if my daughter wants to play and needs a shady spot but I think I'll be buying the Coleman sunshade for future beach trips since it offers way more shade and the neat ability to close a section up as a change area.
All in all I think this is a great product, just not the best as the only shelter for a family of 3.
September 2, 2011
Great for Kids
I have a 2 1/2 year old that loves the beach and this is the best idea. first it replaces the beach blanked, material cleans off the sand and mud so easy.
I've used umbrella and such for shade only to spend most of the time chasing them down the beach in the wind.
this also provides some concealment for your phone and other stuff.
I'm 5'11" 225lbs and me and my daughter can both sit in it with plenty of room.
August 17, 2011
Huge Unit for so little shade
Setting this thing up is a snap, toss and tie down. The amount of shade it actually gives you...very little, I wasn't impressed. It took me two days to fold this thing back up, I gave up the first day, drove home, watched a video on the internet and finally got it closed. I'm returning it asap. I originally bought it for camping and to give my dogs shade, it just wasn't everything I had hoped for. This is probably perfect for the beach though.
August 1, 2011
Way to Small
To small to be of any use. You get about two square feet of shade and it's to short to sit up in. If you lie down in it most of your body will be directly exposed to the sun. Basically useless.
August 1, 2011
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