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 Yeti Frank from Virginia on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I have now returned two of these shelters. Despite the extreme difficulty in putting this up discussed in other reviews, the size and functionality is actually perfect for many uses (festivals, beach, camp shelter, etc. However, the catch? Even though the poles are extremely heavy, the two times I used it (1x sent back and another time....sent back), the poles snapped due to a really moderate breeze. If you can guarantee the wind will never gust, you might be happy with this product. Two stars instead of one for Sierra's incredible customer service and standing behind their products.
Reviewed by Docsarvis from Chicago on Sunday, October 5, 2014
I set this up for the first time this weekend on a WI camping trip under very light wind and rain. I liked the ground strap system, but that is all I liked I was noticing how it didn't seem to cover much when a small puff of wind came up, caused the back side to bend a bit and instantly snapped one of the 3 poles! I mean, this was not a big puff either. The "shelter" had been standing less than 45 minutes. Even though it must have been a defective pole I did not like how unstable this was in light wind. It didn't even provide enough shade/over for an entire picnic table. Assembly was very cumbersome too. The pins were hard to fit into the bottom of the poles. Poor design, questionable materials. Keep looking. Kelty made one of these a few years back that was AWESOME. This one isn't even close.
Reviewed by VA girl from Reston, VA on Wednesday, September 3, 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.
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