This post is a product review. Last Month, we went to the Salt Creek beach in Dana Point, Ca. The weather was really cold in March and looking at the forecast...I knew I would want to take a tent with me. So I went to Amazon.com and looked for beach tents. I looked high and low for great reviews. At the end, I decided to choose the Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade. I like the color, the design and the rave reviews. Of course with all great reviews, there are negative ones as well. The Negative reviews are mostly petty complaints from idiots who are lazy or incompetent.
- Someone gave up putting up this tent because it took them longer than 30 minutes to put up. It took me 10 minutes. Read the instructions! They are EASY and STRAIGHT FORWARD. You must be a one lazy bastard if you think 10 minutes to set up a tent is too long to set up.
- Someone said it ripped because they forced the rods in the mesh lining...well no shit Sherlock...metal rods verses mesh...99.999 percent of the times, it will get caught and tear if you force it through. It would be better if it was made with a solid material lining but I think to Achieve the design of the tent, it needed to be a mesh lining so the METAL rods can bend comfortably. Its not rocket science why things are what it is.
- Material is thin. Yes, it is. BUT it is light weight and compact.
- The tent does want to blow away if you don't put the stakes and sand bags in....but that's why they put/include those materials with the tent.
My own 2 cents that you should know about this tent:
- It fit my family of four comfortably, when we closed ourselves in from the wind. My husband is 6'1" and he laid on the longest side.
- Its around $40. It is worth it.
|The box it came in.|
|Kids goofing around|
|Aubree copying her big sister|
|When box is open.|
|when brown paper wrap is out.|
|Thank goodness its a lot smaller than the box it came in.|
|Out of the box.|
|Size Comparison :).|
|Quinn being silly.|
|Instructions sowed into bag.|
|Warranty and Disclaimer.|
|Box out of Green Bag.|
|Out of packaging|
|Rods and Stakes inside gray pouch.|
|Tent Spread out.|
I totally recommend this tent. 4 out of 5 Stars.
Until Next Time, Stay Healthy and Fabulous!!