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How long do you like to spend at the beach or by the lake? If you’re someone who lives for a full day on the sand, you likely already have a number of necessities that you like to bring with you, like towels, a cooler, and even a wagon to easily carry it all. But what about a beach tent that can offer you shade from the sun and help keep you cool with ease (read: no more fumbling with umbrellas in the wind)? According to Amazon shoppers, this tent is a must-have—and it’s on sale for under $100 with a double-discount in select colors.
The Abccanopy pop-up beach tent has 3,200 five-star ratings, and it has climbed to the top of Amazon’s best-sellers list in its Outdoor Canopies category. The tent measures 10-by-10 feet (although there are other size options to choose from), and it covers up to 64 square feet when it’s opened. According to the brand, that means up to five people can comfortably relax underneath it. Plus, the top of the tent is coated in silver and even has a sidewall to offer up to 50 UPF protection from the sun’s rays.
“After using beach umbrellas for years, this canopy purchase was the absolute best,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “My husband felt like setting it up was less work than our past umbrellas. It also provides so much more shade!” Another shopper added, “This is the best canopy for the money,” calling the tent “very sturdy and easy to take down and put up.”
Of course, the efficacy of a beach tent is not just limited to how much shade it provides. The ease of assembling it is important, too—and the brand says this pop up tent can be opened or closed by one person in just one minute. Keep in mind, tying the four included ropes to the eight included stakes will add a bit more setup time, but the result is an even more stable tent for your day by the water.
Another important feature of this beach tent that helps to set it apart from other models is that it comes with a backpack. Once your day at the lake or beach comes to a close, you can pack everything away inside the bag, which has padded shoulder straps and a side pocket. If you would rather pull your bag, that’s an option, too, because it also has wheels.
“This tent is good quality, quick [to] set up, and I really liked the case it came in,” wrote a shopper who added that the backpack’s wheels “made it easy to transport.”