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Old 07-16-2015, 05:52 PM
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With a little one, shade is now a priority. Wife got some POS on amazon that collapses with anything over 3 knots. I'm taking over.

Important factors:
Needs air flow
Needs to offer shade protection
Easier to set up the better
Least moving parts possible
Preferably not blow away in 10-13 knot winds (is that unreasonable?)
Easier to set up the better


Is there a decent umbrella set up or are they all shit? Friends had a "sportbrella" last weekend it seemed nice, but not much airflow.
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I used to work midnight shift and after work in the summer I would go straight to the beach and pop up one of these. It stood up fairly well to wind fairly well. I used it for years

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Looking for a couple 10 x 10 pop ups now. Would like to do something with the company name on it but the same 100.00 pop up you can get at SAMs cost 600.00 from places that do custom ones.
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The more compact the better, as a lot of the time its my wife transporting and setting it up.

We have a 10x10 pop up that works well but living so close to the beach there are a lot of hour long beach trips. It sucks lugging nine bags for sixty minutes.
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The more compact the better, as a lot of the time its my wife transporting and setting it up.
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The instent I showed you opens and closes in minutes and fits into a bag about the same size as those chairs with a shoulder strap to carry it.
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I own a Sport Brella XL. I won't sit on the beach for more than 20 minutes without it.

http://www.sport-brella.com/sport-brella-xl
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The instent I showed you opens and closes in minutes and fits into a bag about the same size as those chairs with a shoulder strap to carry it.
How's it do with wind?
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The instent I showed you opens and closes in minutes and fits into a bag about the same size as those chairs with a shoulder strap to carry it.
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How's it do with wind?
I had this same tent when my kids were little. It's quick and easy to set up. Holds up to windy conditions pretty well as long as you use the tent spikes and fill the side pockets with sand (they're meant for this).

That said, the frame can be delicate. A family friend borrowed ours and broke it when she tried to fold it back up. Then again, she's an idiot and can't follow simple directions.
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Subscribed I need one too
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How's it do with wind?
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I had this same tent when my kids were little. It's quick and easy to set up. Holds up to windy conditions pretty well as long as you use the tent spikes and fill the side pockets with sand (they're meant for this).

That said, the frame can be delicate. A family friend borrowed ours and broke it when she tried to fold it back up. Then again, she's an idiot and can't follow simple directions.
^^^ this, if you secure it properly it won't blow away but the frame itself can bow with the wind somewhat. Learn how to collapse it properly and it will last for years (mine is probably 8 years old).
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lightspeed makes a bunch of different sizes this is their mid size one

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Sportbrella fan here too. Ours has two windows you can zip open and shut. You can also mount it a little above the sand to allow for more airflow. We even take ours in the boat with us and set it up as a pop up bow shade.
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I have a Sportbrella that I would say has not held up well for the money. Home Depot carries them here.
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Backpack canopy at 15 pounds. I may actually order this.

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I got the same setup as what is used at Kiawah Resort. I paid next to nothing for some of their older stuff from a guy in a King Street warehouse 10 years ago and it's been the best thing by far! Charleston Beach Chair company or something. Carrying the stuff out is a little cumbersome but it's quality goods....sunbrella fabric on umbrella.

Go to Lowes and get a small garden shovel. $11. This is CRITICAL to dig a hole that is fit to secure your umbrella.
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whoa....that pic is a little large....lol!
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A rental-quality umbrella is a great investment. to set it up just jam it in to the sand and rock back and forth while pushing down. Set it up so it is angling into the wind and get about 2 feet of the pole in the sand and it wont go anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
I have a Sportbrella that I would say has not held up well for the money. Home Depot carries them here.
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I've tried them all and they all broke because of the wind on the beach. They are cheap and not well suited for beach winds.

I have searched high and low for a market umbrella like the one in the above picture, the same type that you can rent from any beach rental outfit, but apparently they are not sold to the general public.

So I just rent an umbrella now when I get to the beach, it's less crap to pack and it's only like $7 a week. I am half tempted to say I lost it and just pay for one outright.
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Looking for a couple 10 x 10 pop ups now. Would like to do something with the company name on it but the same 100.00 pop up you can get at SAMs cost 600.00 from places that do custom ones.
Buy the Sams and ask your buddies in restaurant industry who they get to embroider/screen print their restaurant names on their shirts. Take it to the embroiderer/screen printer.
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The cool-cabanas seem pretty good.

http://www.cool-cabanas.com/about/
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