Review of the Texsport Calypso Cabana Beach Shelter

The Texsport Calypso Cabana Beach Shelter is a 3-sided structure made from strong polyurethane-coated taffeta. The shelter will keep all of the family cool and protected from the suns harmful rays during a day at the beach or any other occasion where sunburn is a risk. It comes in a bright blue colour with rainbow stripes along the top for decoration and 3 mesh windows that are fitted with storm flaps.

Features of the Texsport Calypso Cabana Beach Shelter
The beach tent is lightweight yet provides good UV protection. It is also flame retardant to CPAI-84 specifications and can be used almost anywhere thanks to its easy to assemble and take down features.

This shelter offers protection from the sun and wind and the 3-sided construction makes it easy to access. The shock-corded fibreglass poles add rigidity and strength to the structure. Overall the beach shelter measures a generous 48 x 84 x 48 inches and weighs only 2.5 lbs making it easy to fit into your car and carry when disassembled. It also comes supplied with sand bags to aid in stability.

The 3 pole pin and ring system poles make assembly easy and quick. The Texsport Calypso Cabana Beach Shelter Canopy also comes complete with a storage bag and corner stakes.

Good Points

  • This cabana is lightweight, easy to carry and will fit in most car luggage spaces.
  • The design of the cabana means you are protected from 3 sides and the generous size allows for more than one person to use the shelter at a time.
  • The provided sandbags help to keep the cabana stable in most weather conditions.
  • It is quick to assemble and ideal for keeping children out of the sun during the summer.
  • The calypso cabana shelter could be used at other locations and would still function well on other surfaces such as grass.

Bad Points

  • The lightweight construction of the shelter may make it unusable in extreme weather conditions.
  • Once opened and used for the first time the shelter can be hard to place back into the carrying bag that is provided.
  • Sand stakes are not provided with the shelter, but can be purchased separately at cost to the buyer.

What do Other People Say?
Of the almost 200 reviews of this beach tent on Amazon, over 140 have 4 or 5 stars. Customers say that the cabana is easy to use, lightweight and ideal for a beach holiday.
There are some concerns over the quality of the materials used and possible problems with high winds. Many customers remarked that the carrying bag for the beach tent is a little on the small side and sand stakes would be advisable for usage at the beach. Other concerns were that the front area of the sun shelter could be larger to keep out more sunlight.

Overall the Texsport Calypso Cabana performed well, was useful as a sun and wind shelter at the beach and proved to be good value for money.