Monday, June 8, 2009

One Step Ahead Sun Smarties Family Beach Cabana Tent Review and Giveaway!

Since moving to Florida, we've struggled with finding the perfect balance of the super strong sun and the shade. We've used those fold out chairs with attached umbrellas, giant beach umbrellas and our towels, and running under the shelters at local beaches after baring the blazing sun, but nothing has truly been easy to use, assemble, or stay up as the Family Beach Cabana Tent from ONE STEP AHEAD.

Our family had the opportunity to try this product over the weekend, and I can definitely say that we will be getting a lot of use out of it this summer! It carries in a lightweight backpack style carrier, and unfolds literally, in three seconds. The anchors are easy to use, and if you want the added security that your tent isn't going to fly away, the side pockets can be filled with sand to weigh it down. The Family Beach Cabana Tent offers a UPF 50+ rating, so you and your family are protected from the suns harmful rays. There is no floor on this tent, so you still need to bring your beach blanket, but the kids loved that they could sit in the shade, and still have fun with the sand.

The sides have "windows" in them to allow plenty of ventilation, and then can be covered again, so you can have privacy to change diapers, or your child's wet clothes. It cleans up very nicely, and sand seems to fall right off. The zipper pocket on the carrier is perfect to store the spikes and the flag ensemble. (I will be honest, we did not use the flag on our outing.) The size of this cabana is great, we were able to fit under it without it feeling cramped or crowded, and the kids had such a blast going in and out, and hanging out in it!

Folding it back down was tricky for me.. but I typically have issues with the pop up play things we own. (In fact, my husband loves to tease me about it all the time!) I tried using the illustrations on the sewn in instruction guide, but I didn't find it very helpful. However, after watching the short video on the One Step Ahead web site, I was able to fold it up without any issues! The Family Beach Cabana Tent is only found at ONE STEP AHEAD, and is a part of their "Exclusively Ours" collection!

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I also like the Soft Seat Baby Pool, but I really like the cabana you're giving away. Very cool!!

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I'm very interested in trying their Sun Smarties Canopy Tent!

The canopy itself is SPF 50+, which is perfect for myself (allergic to sun!) ... and the kidlets! It's even big enough to fit over a picnic table to enjoy your lunch without being burned!

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That Safe Ride Water Slide looks like a BLAST!! That's a great website too, I didn't know they had so much information on it!

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I love the Throw-About Water-Resistant Outdoor Blanket.

Thanks:)

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Xenia June 13, 2009  

I've been looking for something like the Family Beach Cabana Tent, it looks perfect! There are so many fun things on the website, but the Bouncer-Ball Pit Slide Combo looks like something that I wouldn't be able to get my kids off of because of all the fun things they can do with it!

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Melissa June 16, 2009  

This is the perfect summer item to have! They have so many great items. I really like the Soft Seat Baby Pool - I think it's the first one I've seen with an adjustable canopy.

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I am excited for summer to arrive so I can start getting my daughter in the pool. She has so much fun splashing in the tub, I am sure she is going to be a water baby. One item that I really like is the Baby Spring Float Activity Center. SHe can play in the water while being protected from to much sun exposure by the canopy.

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My favorite exclusively ours item is the Deluxe Travel 'n Trundle. Perfect for vacations. The beach cabana tent would be perfect for us in Florida. We love the beach.

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I love all of their sun smarties clothes!! Their little skin needs all the protection it can get!

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So many wonderful things, so little money!!!
I really love the Lil' playzone, and the Travel trundle to name just 2. I LOVE this cabana, we sure could use it! My Grandson burns easily, and his Mommy had 3rd Degree burns on her face/legs :(
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