I recently purchased this cabana as we go to the beach every summer with family and friends. Everyone loved it and commented on what a great purchase this was. So much easier than hauling a ton of umbrellas. No digging involved in setting it up! I was skeptical about the sand pockets and how sturdy this thing would be, but it really held up to the gusts of winds and didn’t budge, even as beach umbrellas around us went flying all over the place. Lightweight and easy to set up and take down. Many people on the beach came up to us and asked about it. We are considering getting a second one!
Scooping sand into the pockets is tedious and annoying, but only has to happen once and doesn’t take too long. Specially with the kids lending a hand. I can see the plastic end of the center stake already wearing down after only two days of being hammered down into the sand. But it’s easy enough to get in place.
Fun fact, not all beaches allow “canopy” or “cabana” style structures. We found out after set up that this was not allowed. To my surprise we were able to pour a little sand into the storage pockets near the corners and fold up the straps. The weight of the sand and the center stake kept the awning up and just worked like a giant umbrella. It jiggled in the wind a bit, and did make me nervous but lasted 8 hours without issue.
Would buy again, but would love a simpler/faster set up. I might use prefilled sand bags next time. Assuming I’m at a beach that allows the canopy to be set up as designed.
I love my cabana although it came with a bent spike pole and I sent a message. The response was like too bad too sad😢. They made it sound like I did the damage which was not the fact. I responded that it came that way. I have not had a response since then
Happy with my cabana!
Great shade provided by easy to setup and take down cabana. Only slightly heavier than beach umbrella. Pricey but with it.