"Just the Facts Ma'am'

Choose Your ☀️ Shade!

This comparison chart reveals our research & testing four popular shades.

Facts listed. Opinions color coded.

Up & Downs, Full Details:

Tommy Bahama 9" Umbrella

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1. Quick to setup (<1 minute).

2. With no wind, shade coverage is ~60 sq. ft.

***Shade will need to be tilted into the wind which may reduce coverage.

3. This umbrella should be a non-issue for city beaches that only permit single-pole beach umbrellas.

------- DOWNSIDES -------

1. As any umbrella, this won't hold up in the wind and will create a dangerous hazard to other beach-goers.

***Fact - Each year, approximately 4,000 people are hospitalized from beach umbrellas being uprooted. Some even get killed, so use with caution.

2. Prone to wind breakage.

***Fact - Each year, there are over 33 million umbrellas sold in the U.S. alone. Coincidentally, there are about that many disposed of, too.

3. Weighs 10Lbs.

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Neso Grande Tent

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1. Shade coverage is ~80 sq. ft.

2. Travel bag size is small & weighs 6.5Lbs.

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1. It takes 3+ minutes to setup. This time is spent untangling cords and fabric, assembling poles, and filling bags with sand.

2. When there is wind (most of the time there will be wind), many people report it will require constant maintenance to keep up, and support poles sometime break.

3. It's mostly low to the ground, so you can't comfortably stand underneath it.

***Extra or replacement poles can be purchased seperately.

4. Not permitted on city beaches that only allow single-pole beach umbrellas.

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Shibumi

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1. Shade coverage is ~110 Sq. ft.

3. The design works well in the wind.

4. You can stand comfortably under it.

5. Travel bag size is small & weighs 4Lbs.

------- DOWNSIDES -------

1. It takes 3+ minutes to setup. This time is spent untangling cords and fabric, assembling poles, and filling the bag with sand.

2. It needs a breeze to work (but there's almost always a breeze at the beach).

3. Each time the wind shifts direction, it needs repositioning to fly right.

4. It flaps when it gets windy and many people say it's loud. We've measured it around 80dB.

5. It requires a large footprint of space, so may take longer to find a spot on a crowded beach.

6. Lifeguards and beachgoers have reported Shibumi to be visually impairing.

7. Not permitted on city beaches that only allow single-pole beach umbrellas.

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Solbello

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1. Quick to setup (<1 minute).

2. Shade coverage is 60+ sq. ft.

**A second Solbello can be placed adjacent to double the shade-party area to ~120 sq. ft.

3. The design works well in the wind.

4. If there is no wind (or light switching wind), Solbello comes equipment with a no-wind-solution to keep you shaded.

5. The shade self-adjusts when the wind changes direction = low maintenance.

6. Compared to other aerially suspended shade canopy(s), it is quiet (about 25% the volume (measured at 74dB compared to 80dB)).

7. You can stand up under it comfortably.

8. Weighs 4.5Lbs.

9. This umbrella should be a non-issue for city beaches that only permit single-pole beach umbrellas.

***See Solbello's FAQ page ("WHERE TO USE") for more info on this.

------- DOWNSIDES -------

1. In high winds it will flap (although as mentioned above: it's ~75% quieter than others.

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"Facts" are listed to avoid bias.

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