Closeouts. Take Abo Gear's tripod shelter to the beach or the park... or set it up right in your backyard to enjoy protection from sun or light rain. Shelter is easily erected and a breeze to carry in its lightweight, convenient shoulder bag.
Reviewed by jterrac from Florida on Monday, June 20, 2011
My husband and I had seen a family on the beach with one of these tripod tents and immediately came home and looked on line to find one. We read about the problems setting them up and the tips others gave were helpful. Use ziplock bags and fill them with sand to hold down the tent during set up an...
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Reviewed by VA girl from Reston, VA on Wednesday, September 03, 2014
I bought 2 of these last year to use at the beach for shade. Last year, one of the poles snapped quickly with strong wind. I took the second shade to the beach last week with hopes of better performance. Not surprisingly but unfortunately, a pole snapped again. We did our best to angle the shade so that the wind was blowing toward one of the 3 sides where the poles went down to the ground and that worked well, but as soon as the wind changed direction and blew against the portion where the pole was suspended in the air, it just cracked completely. Overall, we love the shade protection, but the poles need to be sturdier. It is such a waste to throw the whole thing out, but I am down 2 for 2.
Reviewed by Rob from Florida on Saturday, June 28, 2014
This shelter appears to be a good design, but it is extremely difficult for one person to erect. The channels for the fiberglass rods seem a bit too tight, causing the metal rod segment locks to hang up. Also, significant force must be applied to bend the fiberglass rods and pin the fabric at the ends. I gave up after 20 minutes in the hot sun fearing I'd have a heart attack if I continued. A day at the beach should be for relaxation -- not an extreme workout!
The sand pockets are just the pockets on the insides of the corners that you fill with sand for added stability. You use the sand in the area around you if you have it. There are guy ropes to tie it down though as well.
Answered on 7/6/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
We put sand in Ziploc bags and placed them in each corner pocket. It allowed for more weight at the bottom. The shelter does come with stakes and a string that attaches around the bottom for more support. With stakes, I feel like it would work great. We used it at the beach and could not stake it into the soft ground.
Answered on 8/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Blowin in the wind from Asheville, NC