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About ABO Gear Tripod Shelter

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.


Specs about ABO Gear Tripod Shelter

  • Seasons: 3-Season
  • Packed weight: 10 lb.
  • Pack size: 22x5"
  • Peak height: 96"
  • Floor dimensions: 144x144"
  • Floor area: 62.35 sq.ft.
  • Number of poles: 3
  • Tent pole material: Fiberglass
  • Tent wall material: 150 denier polyurethane coated nylon
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Recommended use: Family camping
  • Made in China
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3.329608 5 Overall Rating: 3.3 Based on 179 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Nice Beach Sheltner
Verified Buyer 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... Read More
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  • A very good shelter
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dearinger from Chicago on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
    This is the second Abo Tripod Shelter my wife and I have owned. We bought the first one 10 years ago. It still works, but the joint connectors have developed a little corrosion after sharing our winter garage with a salt laden car. Because of the oxidation, putting the poles together takes a little more care and effort. We liked this shelter so much me bought it a second time. Easy to set up. It provides a good amount of sun protection on a the beach or grassy park.
  • Bought from here over 3 years ago. Troublesome & still hard to set up. But gripper work gloves made all the difference.
    Reviewed by Lost in Pine Cone Country USA from Extreme NW Montana on Sunday, January 24, 2016
    This shelter was impossible to set up the first time we tried. SO bad we gave up after an hour of trying. That would include my 6 foot very capable husband. BUT after it sat in the closet for over 3 years I needed a quick shelter for a 6 person backpack tent when the first tent collapsed when the canopy collapsed. The backpack tent heated up in the day time and would not cool off so I thought of this and came home for it. Did help...not as much as I wished but did help. ONCE I GOT IT UP. The interesting thing is I didn't think I would. But threw in a pair of size small blue dipped in rubberized stuff work gloves you get cheap at most hardware stores and even though I'm 5'2" and in my 60's....I managed to succeed all by myself. With one little problem...afternoon winds come gusting up and took the giant kite right out of my hands and sent it through the pine trees...thank goodness the trees were there. And the wind was coming up off the river not down to it. I tackled it and brought it back safe and no tears or harm to it. BUT THE STAKES supplied were horrible. I had enough spare good stakes to manage this and double staked it and the tent in the pretty soft dirt which was part of the problem. We've learned a lot of tents even expensive ones come with terrible stakes. Anyay not surpising this is in the closeout section. I would have a hard time recommending this shelter. It's not that light weight but do able for car camping which is it's design purpose anyway. So many of the design flaws should have been improved by now. However now that I figured out how to get it together...I already intend to use it next year as a bike garage next to what ever tent I have. It was not wise to try to put it over the 8 foot picnic table made of metal mesh for fear it would snag or rip it to bits. And it might have. I do have to LOL...about the EASILY ERECTED and a breeze to carry? I guess it was a breeze that was carrying it through the trees too and if someone had been around to see me running after this giant kite they would have been ROFLOL too. One has to keep their sense of humor to camp outdoors with dignity can be a challenge some days. No problem with poles breaking or seams ripping or anything of the like so far. The winds would come up late afternoons for a few minutes to an hour similar to beach winds.
  • Not durable in light wind
    Reviewed by Displaced from Rockies 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.
  • Well made
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Canoeswamp from North Augusta, GA on Monday, October 13, 2014
    The shelter is light weight and easy to set-up. It provides a good amount of shade for those long days at the beach.
  • Lasted literally 45 minutes
    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.

Question & Answer

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  • “Does this have an spf factor?”
    Asked by Suzy from Virginia on 6/29/2016 5:15:32 AM
    • This item does not list an SPF factor.
      Answered on 6/29/2016 11:56:22 AM by Product Specialist from Sierra Trading Post
    • It's often listed at SPF50. Not postive it really is but if you google a few sites that carry this on line it comes up with SPF50. I finally learned how to put it up by myself last summer. After I chased it down as it took off like a giant kite through the trees..thank goodness there were many trees that helped me to catch it. LOL. I am 5'2" women in her 60's and often camp alone or set up camp ahead of all others joining up later. Those rubberized work gloves they sell at the lumber type a womens or mens small...priceless in accomplishing the task.
      Answered on 6/29/2016 10:20:09 PM by Lost in Pine Cone Country USA from Extreme NW Montana
  • “Are these seconds?”
    Asked by sandman from DC on 6/11/2013 12:35:21 AM
    • They are 1st quality closeouts.
      Answered on 6/11/2013 12:01:40 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post.
  • “What are the conical corner sand pockets? Would I have to carry the sand around or are these like sandbags for weight in the corners? Winds are a concern and I do not want this thing to blow away. Can this shelter be staked down?”
    Asked by mtnsofco from Evergreen, CO on 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • 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
  • “is this water / rain proof or just sun protection?”
    Asked by richelle from CANASTOTA, NY on 5/24/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • It is water resistant with a polyurethane coating.
      Answered on 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What is the stuffed size?”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 4/6/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • It stuffs down to about 22x5".
      Answered on 4/11/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post

About ABO Gear

From floating chairs for people to folding dinnerware for dogs, ABO Gear lives up to its reputation as an inventor, designer and manufacturer of creature comforts for your trips to the mountains or beach. ABO Gear makes lightweight, transportable shelters to keep out the wind, rain and sun. They also make water-resistant rugs and blankets to create a barrier between you and the cold, damp ground. ABO Gear is well known for its superb line of floating chairs and hammocks that let you relax wherever you find yourself in the wilderness. And last but not least, ABO Gear makes it easy to bring along your pets - offering collapsible drinking bowls, pet hotels and even portable dog washes.