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Old 06-26-2020, 09:26 AM
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Do any of you guys have one of these? I like that they are made in NC and seem very practical / easy to carry and set up. Who has a review for me? Better yet, a line on how to get one? They seem to be in high demand.
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Previous thread on them: Shibumi Shade

Most seem to like them, only recurring issue I hear about is the noise of the flapping. Based on what I've seen and heard I went with the Neso Grande tent and love it. Both can be packed away and carried over the shoulder. I'll say I'm never hauling one of those pop-up framed tents to the beach again.
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Do any of you guys have one of these? I like that they are made in NC and seem very practical / easy to carry and set up. Who has a review for me? Better yet, a line on how to get one? They seem to be in high demand.
I have spoken with several people on the sandbars using them and they all loved them. I haven't shelled out the cash yet because we are usually under my friends ezz up canopy.
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Love ours
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Saw one in action a month ago...was going to get one (local ACE Hardware down in Fernandina Beach had them), but the price was not appetizing as we do a beach trip once a year.
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We also love ours. Use it several times a week on OKI.

Highly recommended.
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We saw one in use at the point of Cape Lookout in 20-25 mph winds a couple of weeks ago. It was flapping, but didnt look to be uncomfortably loud to the people inside.
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2nd year on ours and we still love it. worth every penny
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Ha, I was on AB yesterday and I think every single beach-goer from Fort Macon to the pier has one. Literally hundreds of them down the beach...I guess there must be something to them.
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They're nice but too expensive. I just ordered a replacement tent pole set on Amazon to build one. Need about 6yds of nylon also. I should be all in for about $60.
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Make sure you have ear plugs if it’s windy.
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Expensive but well worth it. We love ours.
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Pros:
  • Storage size particularly compared to tents or umbrellas. They store and travel in a soft bag the size of your calf. Huge pro for boats for this reason alone.
  • Setup: very easy to set up. Not instant but certainly on par at worst vs umbrella or tent.
  • Square footage of shade - blows away umbrellas (see what I did there?) on shade area. And the only two poles are on the two ends and they tiny and unobtrusive.
Cons:
  • Expensive but as noted, the founders are NC natives so there's that, although they went to UNC-CH.
  • Too little wind or shifting direction and they don't work well. In Carteret County, this is almost never.
  • Too much wind, i.e. over 15kts, and it is like sitting under a jet engine. I mean it is loud. Ideally you have a light breeze just enough to keep it up and not much more. As the wind speed goes up, so does the noise. At 20kts, you have to basically yell at each other like you're at a concert or sporting event.

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Again, for those that are interested there is an exceptionally helpful video posted in the original thread.
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Tried to not buy one. Went through other options. Finally bit the bullet. Couldn't be happier. Get one, you'll like it.
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Ordered one today.
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When it’s windy enough for the shibumi to be obnoxiously loud there are no other solutions for shade. The biggest con to me is the 2 times a year when the wind isn’t blowing enough and I’m not on my boat.

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Originally Posted by one wolf View Post
Pros:
  • Storage size particularly compared to tents or umbrellas. They store and travel in a soft bag the size of your calf. Huge pro for boats for this reason alone.
  • Setup: very easy to set up. Not instant but certainly on par at worst vs umbrella or tent.
  • Square footage of shade - blows away umbrellas (see what I did there?) on shade area. And the only two poles are on the two ends and they tiny and unobtrusive.
Cons:
  • Expensive but as noted, the founders are NC natives so there's that, although they went to UNC-CH.
  • Too little wind or shifting direction and they don't work well. In Carteret County, this is almost never.
  • Too much wind, i.e. over 15kts, and it is like sitting under a jet engine. I mean it is loud. Ideally you have a light breeze just enough to keep it up and not much more. As the wind speed goes up, so does the noise. At 20kts, you have to basically yell at each other like you're at a concert or sporting event.
Reason enough for me not to have one.
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One of those "why didn't I think of that" inventions that make you jealous of the folks that are selling them for $200 a pop and they are EVERYWHERE! Including where I am, because I just got one for fathers day. I researched the heck out of the shade options pre-shibumi era and went with a Neso. Thought the Neso was easy enough to set up, but kept falling over in high winds, bit of a pain to fill the sand bags. Shibumi is SUPER easy. Like 2 minutes. Instead of filling the sand bag, I just tie it to my cooler or the 5 gal bucket I haul up the kids sand toys in. I hate to say it because it's $200 bucks for a pole and some fabric but it's worth it.
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Totally worth the money. I put it off for over a year and after two torn up canopies ($50 each) in one week I broke down and got one. I wish I had gotten it much earlier. Easy to carry with you on the boat and provides lots of shade. Wind noise is not bad. You won’t regret the purchase.

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