Review of the Sport-Brella Umbrella, Portable Sun and Weather Shelter

The Sport-Brella X-Large Umbrella is a handy and portable shelter that is ideal as a beach tent and can be used in almost any weather. It will keep you dry during any rain, acts as a windbreaker and will help to prevent sunstroke or sunburn during the warmer months.

It is available in a variety of colours to match your existing garden furniture or decor. These are blue, light blue, orange, red and hunter green.

Features of the Sport-Brella Umbrella
The Umbrella is unique, easy to use and extremely lightweight, making it ideal for many different uses. Based on an umbrella style with side flaps for full protection from the elements, the design is unusual yet works very well.

It is available in an 8 foot wide or XL size and offers excellent UPF 50+ protection, wind and rain protection. It is sturdy yet light and easy to erect under any condition. The Umbrella is also water repellent and has side windows with zips and top vents for airflow.

It weighs only 9lbs and measures 54 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches when packed for travelling, meaning you can take the Umbrella almost anywhere. It comes complete with stakes, tie downs and a convenient carry bag. It also features internal pockets for storing valuables or equipment if needed.

Good Points

  • The Umbrella is light and easy to carry making it perfect for walking with it to find your perfect spot.
  • It is safe in most weathers and ideal for a camping or fishing trip.
  • It is easy and quick to erect. Within minutes you can have a shelter or beach tent whatever the weather.
  • It is ideal for sunny days and making sure you do not get burnt.
  • It could be used at an outdoor music festival, on the beach, at home in your garden or many other places where you may need a shelter but do not want to have to carry heavy or bulky¬†tents.

Bad Points
Due to the lightness and design of this type of beach tent, in extremely windy weather there is always the risk of it not withstanding a strong force, especially when used on soft sand.

  • The mesh vent holes in the umbrella are slightly small so ventilation is not ideal. The shelter could get too hot for small children and babies especially.
  • Although the umbrella is designed for ease of use and can be erected quickly it may need a second person to help. It is always worth having a practice run at home first if erecting it alone.

What do other people say?
This Umbrella beach tent shelter has over 260 reviews Amazon and an overall four star rating, making it a very popular choice. Of the few negative reviews, they tend to be about an older model of the Umbrella and were based on one particular colour. Watch the videos to learn more and watch the Umbrella in action!