Sunday, April 21, 2013

Product Review: Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade

*In Grover's voice " Hello Everybody"!!

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.

top zipper

side

Size Comparison :).
Quinn being silly.



zipper unzipped.

Instructions sowed into bag.

Sand Bags.

6 included.

Warranty and Disclaimer.

Box out of Green Bag.

Out of packaging

Rods and Stakes inside gray pouch.

Tent Spread out.


Via Amazon

I totally recommend this tent. 4 out of 5 Stars.

Until Next Time, Stay Healthy and Fabulous!!

XX,
K.Lee

42 comments:

  1. What a great idea it is to bring a tent to the beach! Sounds like you got a good one there.

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    1. I dont know if its the best, but its good for my family for now.

      xx,
      klee

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  2. Sounds cool , I've never seen a beach tent . We always buy tent for hiking though ;) Aww your girls are really adorable!

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    1. Sure. Ill follow your lead. Thanks!

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  4. "no shit sherlock" HAHAHA! i hate when people who obviously didn't read the instructions wanna post a complaint review -___-

    the girls look so cute! and a tent for the beach is brilliant. way better than paying $20+ to rent umbrellas

    i did the love tag that you posted around valentines...so late, but it was fun!

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    1. haha. I know, I despise those who talk a big game but have no clue what they are talking about.

      xx,
      klee

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  5. My family loves going to the beach and having picnics. Incompetent people making seriously annoying reviews piss me off too. They cannot follow simple instructions.. People would often assume that a product's quality solely depends on its price. Tsk tsk. Use your head weirdos.

    Anyway, looks like the kids had fun! I remember doing weird looking sand castles when I was younger..Now I hate the sun. lol

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    1. Oh girl, yous should see the castle we made...it looked like a flat square cake...so delicious looking...haha.

      I think for the price of 40 bucks...i got a winner! I would rebuy again and again!

      xx,
      klee

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  6. haha negative complaints can be fun to read sometime especially when they are from idiots who don't know what they are talking about b/c they didn't read the instructions! You guys look so cute on the beach and I love bringing tents to beaches! I remember being young and loving the beach, but now, I kinda hate getting sand on me haha. I'll still go once in a while though!

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    1. Yes, because when you realize that its due to their lack of judgement...you get a big chuckle.

      I hate sand/dirt especially in the no no parts...ya know what I mean? haha. But I will have to tell you...its hard to keep sand out of the tent...!)you are at a beach. 2)the girls were covered in sand and didn't dust themselves before entering...ya know...kids being kids.

      xx,
      klee

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  7. The pictures of the girls are so cute. Glad to hear the tent worked out for you and your family. :)

    Haha... Crazy about the complaints from other users though. Most likely they weren't patient enough to read the instructions and put everything together. LOl. Yes, I agree with you. They must be lazy too. LOL. If anything, 10 minutes is very speedy when pitching a tent.

    I like the size of this tent. I like how it can fit the whole family. I bet my son would love this. This one is a consideration. :)

    Thanks for sharing this amazing review. Take care, beautiful. :)

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    1. Thanks Janise! IT drives me crazy to have people give 1 star for products due to their ignorance. haha. Seriously its really easy to set up. I practice at home because people said it was really hard to do. I did it myself and I was shaking of my head of how easy it was to put together.

      The size of the tent is pretty perfect for my family. not to big and not too small.

      Definitely something to consider if you want another way to protect you and your son from the sun rays...:).

      Its like a project you can do with your son too...not long enough that he will get bored with...lol. Filling the sand bags were fun too;).

      xx,
      klee

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  8. You know with the amount of time my family spends at the beach, it never occurred to me to get one of those beach shade tents. When it gets hot - we just sit there and deal with it, windy - sit and deal with it, a little sleepy and want to lay down in the shade for a bit - sit and deal with it. Once in a while we bring a pop-up canopy but that's so cumbersome and heavy and kind of a hassle for us. Definitely looking into getting one of these things now! It looks so much easier to set up than a canopy!

    ♥ Duckie.

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    1. I know! Haha. Girl, you live at the beach...;p lol. but i mean how can you not go to the pretty beaches that are near your house?

      There are 3 poles for this tent...so easy. and you just tell the kids to pack 2 sandbags each while you and joey stake down stakes and ta da! easy peasy.

      Carrying it to the beach is like carrying a chair or beach umbrella. so convenient.

      xx,
      klee

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  9. My little niece has her own beach tent and I totally like to sit in it with her. I'm all about beach tents nowadays... does that make me old? Anyway, I'm pretty sure she has the same one. Great review!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks Yi-Chia! HAha. It does not make you old to be well sheltered at the beach. I am in love with beach tents and Im sorry that I didnt buy one sooner...not that I go to the beach a lot before...but pretty smart, i do have to say.

      xx,
      klee

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  10. These things are such a great idea! When it's too hot your kids can have a nap in it if they get tired, and you don't need to worry about them getting sunburnt at all. My Mum just used to throw a towel over my head! :-)

    Vanessa x
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    1. Two main reasons I got this....1) I hate wind. 2)Full coverage shade for the kids;). HAHA. about your mom throwing you a towel for shade...I dont think your mom was alone in this...sunscreen wasnt even important when we were kids...Truck full of FOOD...swimsuit and a towel...thats all we brought to the beach.

      xx,
      klee

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  11. This tent seems too clever . I always have tent-troubles so you would usually find me 10m away when it comes to arrange them .
    Your little ones are so cute . Tell her I want her panda t-shirt BADLY .
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  12. OMG how cute are these little girls!
    Love the tent, i'm not a big camper and dont know much about outdoorsy tools, but my husband kinda is and totally sweats Coleman's brand.
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  15. It seems pretty convenient and handy! Cool item! Love to hang out with kids :) So cute and adorable! :)

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  16. Aw, this looks too cute =D I haven't camped in forever, I'l have to check out this tent! =D Your kids are so cute. I always love seeing pics of them!

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  18. Hi!!!
    How was camping with the family?? :) I haven't done that in ages! Can't really say I love it, but it's good every now and then, I'm sure the kids loved it. Hope you've been well gorgeous! xx Hugs

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    Dying to go to the beach!!!! Hopefully soon when my school is over :) such a cute family you have :) xoxoxo

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