Texsport Calypso Cabana Sun Shelter

Durable Beach Umbrella Alternative

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Posted: Mar 29 | No Comments | Buyer Ratings: 0.0/10 |

Texsport Beach CabanaTexsport offers an alternative to a traditional beach umbrella with its Calypso Cabana.

This three-sided cabana works like a small tent, offering shade and protection from UV rays and the wind. It's made from tough polyurethane coated taffeta, which is flame-retardant and strong enough to withstand forceful gusts and time out in the salty coastal air. The mesh windows offer great ventilation on a summer's day, but their zippered storm flaps provide great protection in inclement weather. I can't imagine many sun lovers will want to hit the beach when the wind is up, but if you do the four included sand pockets give this cabana extra stability.

Customers report this beach cabana is really easy to assemble, and will stay put as long as you want it to. However, getting it back to the car can be a bit of a problem. While the carry bag is a nice idea, it's too narrow for easy use. Once the tent is open, rolling it tightly enough to fit inside the pouch is a real challenge, especially on uneven sand.

The tarp-like base can also get very warm in the hot summer sun. A more breathable fabric would have stayed much cooler. As it is, you may need to lay a beach towel down to avoid a singed behind!

But even with these niggles this Texsport beach cabana represents real value for your $41.99.

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