Rio Sun Shelter Tent

Portable Beach Umbrella Alternative

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Posted: Feb 10 | No Comments | Buyer Ratings: 0.0/10 |

Rio Sun ShelterRio offers an alternative to traditional beach umbrellas with this smart sun shade.

Unlike many umbrellas and similar sun shelters, this tent doesn’t just provide shade. Its 75-denier polyester fabric offers SPF 50 sun protection, the equivalent of most sunscreens on the market.

This tent isn't just about providing shelter from the sun and its harmful UV rays. It also has interior pockets for holding small items. It'll never take the place of a beach bag, but some extra storage is always appreciated.

I also appreciate the zippered mesh windows, which are designed to catch any coastal breeze. I can imagine that if the wind were blowing at the right angle it'd be really pleasant sitting inside there, even on a warm summer's day.

This sun shelter folds into a small package for easy transport. It also comes with a carry bag to make the job even simpler, although this is a bit flimsy. Treat it carefully or it'll tear before too long. Even with the carry bag's flaws getting it on the beach is the easy part, as this sun shade can be a bit confusing to assemble. However once you've done it a few times you'll be a pro.

This sun shelter isn't large enough for a family, but it should fit two beach chairs comfortably inside it. It's also the kind of item you could easily use on a camping trip once the weather cools. Using it all year round makes its $39.99 price tag seem as cheap as chips!

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