We had a fantastic time in San Diego on our family vacation in July. Days at the beach provide us with amazing time to bond as a family. Princess A and Mr. C are filled with a sense of life and adventure that seems to only come from the sand under their feet and the fresh air.
Days on the beach means a lot of sunshine. Sunblock can only go so far when you spend hours outside so we are sure to take a tent along with us. This year, we took the Lightspeed Quick Shelter along on the trip. Lightspeed focuses their product line on extremely fast set up that does not sacrifice quality and strength of the product…a balance that can be hard to find.
Set up was extremely easy. We had very windy conditions; we pulled it out of the bag together and then One Daddy pulled on the unique hub system and just like that, she was up. Be sure to take a look at this video to see just how easy set up of Lightspeed Tents is. There are no stakes with this shelter so be sure you hold onto it after you get it popped open so it does not blow away. We then filled the attached bags with sand to stabilize the tent. The sand bags are located in the center of each of the three walls; it would have been handy to have sand bags at the front of the tent, but we just set our bags there and problem solved.
The specs on the Lightspeed Quick Shelter are:
|Length||95″ (242 cm)|
|Width||57″ (146 cm)|
|Height||53″ (135 cm)|
|Weight||7lbs (3 kg)|
The extra roll out is a nice feature as well because kids can come in off the beach and not all of the sand ends up inside the tent. Additionally, we pulled chairs out into the direct sun for awhile. The flexibility was nice to have. Each of the walls also has its own window that easily rolls up and secures. When the chilly afternoon wind came in, the additional shelter was welcome by all.
You can truly use the Lightspeed Quick Shelter in any setting: the back yard, baseball games, beach…or even the living room! Here is a video we took of our very first set up…raw footage :). This is not staged and there was no prep.
The great news is that Lightspeed is GIVING a Quick Shelter to ONE of you!!
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This contest is open to US residents and will end on Wednesday, August 17th at 1 pm Arizona time and one winner will receive a Lightspeed Quick Shelter. Please be sure to leave a method of contact in your comments so I can reach you if you win. Also, it is the individual comments that are counted, so post a separate comment for each entry.
Thank you to Lightspeed Tents for sponsoring this giveaway!
Disclosure: Lightspeed sent me a Quick Shelter for review and is providing a Lightspeed Quick Shelter for a giveaway on From One Mommy to Another. All thoughts and opinions are my own…as they always are.