Review of the Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade – Is this the best beach shelter?

Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade

The Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade is a fun and portable tent that is designed to be used as a beach tent but can be used anywhere. It can be used as a shelter to protect from wind, rain and sunburn or as a shady area for a long day in the sun.

Features of the Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade

coleman road trip beach shade canopy shelterFamilies can enjoy this tent together thanks to its large size. There is plenty of room in this tent for a small family of four or five to sit comfortably. The Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade is over 7 feet wide and 4 feet deep. It also stands 57 inches high, so adults can enjoy sitting in beach chairs under the shade of their tent.

The flooring can be zipped up to make an extra wall for those who need extra privacy, and there is also a back window that can be opened fto let in more fresh air.  The extra privacy when the tent is closed transforms this tent into a private changing area for changing out of wet clothes and into dry ones, allowing you to spend the whole day on the beach.

This beach tent is designed to be easy to set up and has shock cord poles that can easily be snapped into place and taken down later. The coated steel frame and heavy duty polyester make the tent very durable and perfect for withstanding rain and wind.

The beach shade can be held up without stakes using sand bags on the outside, or held in place using the extra-long stakes that are provided. The shade and stakes can easily be carried in the carrying case included.

This shade also provides 50+ UPF sun protection which makes it perfect for people who burn easily and for extra protection you can close the tent up and enjoy breeze from the window instead. Closing the tent up also makes it great for taking a nap in the tent.

Good Points

  • The Coleman Read Trip Beach Shade is a very large tent, making it a great choice for families.
  • The floor can be used as a barrier from sand or zipped up to make a privacy wall.
  • The back window can be opened for extra breeze.
  • Steel poles and heavy duty polyester make this tent very durable.

Bad Points

  • Some people had reported trouble setting their tent up, especially in windy areas. It is always a good idea to practice before going anywhere with it.
  • Poles can poke through the mesh on the tent if it is not assembled carefully.

What do other people say?

There are over 260 reviews for the Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade on Amazon, and overall the rating is 4.4 stars.  Very few people have anything negative to say about this tent but those that were negative said that the tent was hard for them to set up.

The vast majority of customers said that they had no problems setting up their tent and that they enjoyed using it. Many customers have used their tent multiple times and say that it gets easier and easier to set up each time and it doesn’t show signs of wear and tear after use. Several customers have also shared helpful set up tips for future customers. Read more of these here.

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