The Neso Grande is a popular beach tent designed for families and groups of friends who want to spend time at the beach while staying safe from the sun’s harmful rays. This beach tent is constructed from a water-resistant Lycra/Nylon blend and provides UPF 50+ sun protection. It is lightweight, easy to transport, and comes with a carrying bag, two rust-proof aluminum poles, and four anchor bags.
I recently purchased the Neso Grande beach tent for a family trip to the beach and I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase! Firstly, I love the cool prints that this tent comes in – it adds a touch of personality to our beach setup. But more importantly, the quality of the fabric is top-notch. The Lycra/Nylon blend is not only water-resistant but also provides UPF 50+ sun protection which is a must-have for a day out in the sun.
I also appreciate the reinforced corners of the fabric, which makes me feel confident that the tent will withstand any harsh weather conditions. The tent is super easy to set up and take down, and the carrying bag with the cooler pocket is a great added bonus for keeping drinks and snacks cool and easily accessible.
The size of the tent is perfect for my family and friends to comfortably fit and the included support poles are tall enough for even my tallest buddies to walk comfortably under the shade. The anchor bags are sturdy and provide a secure hold on the beach, even on windy days.
Overall, I highly recommend the Neso Grande beach tent to anyone looking for a high-quality, durable, and stylish beach tent. It offers plenty of shade and protection from the sun, and the fact that it’s recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant makes me feel even better about my purchase.
- Size: 9 feet x 9 feet
- Material: Lycra/Nylon blend
- Sun protection: UPF 50+
- Weight: 6.5 lbs
- Support poles: 2 rust-proof aluminum poles (6 ft 11 in)
- Anchor bags: 4 bags to fill with natural resources like sand or rocks
- Carrying bag size: 19.5 in
- Features: Water-resistant, reinforced corners, cooler pocket in carrying bag
- Large size comfortably fits families and groups of friends
- Provides UPF 50+ sun protection
- Water-resistant material withstands wind and sun
- Easy to set up and take down
- Sturdy anchor bags keep the tent secure on the beach
- Lightweight and comes with a carrying bag for easy transport
- Reinforced corners add to the durability of the tent
- Cooler pocket in carrying bag is a convenient feature for keeping snacks and drinks cool
- Some customers have reported difficulty with the anchor bags staying secure in windy conditions
- The price point may be higher than other beach tents on the market
- Some customers have reported that the tent is not as easy to set up as advertised
Neso Grande vs Sun Ninja
Here is a technical comparison chart of the Neso Grande and Sun Ninja:
|Specification||Neso Grande||Sun Ninja|
|Material||Lycra/Nylon||Aluminum frame and advanced fabric|
|Size||9 ft x 9 ft||10 ft x 10 ft (4 poles)|
|Sun Protection||UPF 50+||UPF 50+|
|Water Resistance Level||Water resistant||Water resistant|
|Weight||6.5 lbs||Not specified|
|Support Poles||2 aluminum poles, 6 ft 11 in each||4 poles|
|Anchors||4 anchor bags for filling with natural resources||Sand shovel, ground pegs, stability poles included|
|Carrying Bag||19.5 in carrying bag with cooler pocket||Comes with a travel bag|
|Wind Resistance||Can withstand wind||Not specified|
|Available Sizes||Only 1 size (9 ft x 9 ft)||4-person, 6-person, or 8-person options|
|Price||$134.99||$159.95 (10 ft x 10 ft)|
Overall, both the Neso Grande and Sun Ninja offer great sun protection and are water-resistant. The Neso Grande is lighter in weight and comes with a cooler pocket in the carrying bag, while the Sun Ninja offers more size options and includes a sand shovel, ground pegs, and stability poles. It’s important to note that the Neso Grande does not specify wind resistance, while the Sun Ninja does not specify weight. Ultimately, the choice between these two beach tents may depend on personal preference and specific needs. If you’re willing to spend $25 more, the Sun Ninja is a better option. You get a tent that is 1 foot larger and you get 4 poles vs 2 with the Neso Grande.
Neso Grande vs Shibumi Shade
Here is a technical comparison chart of the Neso Grande and Shibumi Shade:
|Specification||Neso Grande||Shibumi Shade|
|Size||9 ft x 9 ft||Provides 150 sq ft of shade|
|Sun Protection||UPF 50+||UPF 50+|
|Water Resistance Level||Water resistant||Not specified|
|Weight||6.5 lbs||4 lbs|
|Support Poles||2 aluminum poles, 6 ft 11 in each||Hard-anodized aluminum frame|
|Anchors||4 anchor bags for filling with natural resources||Wind-powered, won’t break or blow away in high wind|
|Carrying Bag||19.5 in carrying bag with cooler pocket||Not specified|
|Assembly Required||No||1 person can assemble in 3 minutes|
|Wind Resistance||Can withstand wind||Wind-powered, won’t break or blow away in high wind|
|Available Sizes||Only 1 size (9 ft x 9 ft)||Provides 150 sq ft of shade|
Overall, both the Neso Grande and Shibumi Shade offer great sun protection, while the Neso Grande is water-resistant and the Shibumi Shade is wind-powered and made from recycled materials. The Neso Grande has a lighter weight and comes with a carrying bag, aluminum poles, and anchor bags, while the Shibumi Shade is designed for easy setup by one person in just three minutes. It’s important to note that the Neso Grande does not specify wind resistance, while the Shibumi Shade does not specify water resistance or include a carrying bag. Ultimately, I prefer the Shibumi Shade over the Neso Grande. It provides 1.5x the shade and is faster and easier to setup. I will say that with no wind, I would rather have the Neso Grande, but it’s pretty rare you encounter a beach with no wind! You can check out my full Shibumi Shade review here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Neso Grande waterproof?
Does the Neso Grande come with 2 or 4 poles?
Can you use the Neso Grande on grass?
How many people can fit under Neso Grande?
What is the capacity of the Neso Grande?
Constructed in a way to meet your group coverage needs, the Neso Grande can comfortably accommodate around four people. From my own personal experience, it has proven to be a splendidly ample and efficient canopy for family beach outings or park picnics. What’s more, the design, aside from providing enough room, also allows for increased ventilation, making your stay under it undeniably pleasant.
Does the Neso offer UV protection?
One of the significant concerns while enjoying the outdoors is protection from harmful sun rays. The good news is, regardless of the sunny environment you find yourself enjoying, the Neso tents provide exceptional Sun and Rain Protection, blocking up to 98% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Based on the UPF rating of over 50, you can happily feel shielded. However, as an expert in outdoor equipment, I can’t stress enough the importance of still ensuring to wear your sunscreen for complete protection. This feature of the Neso tent significantly amplified the level of security I felt during sun-filled camping trips with my family.
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Can Neso tents withstand water?
Sure, whether you intend to use them in the mountains or at the beach, Neso Tents are fashioned to provide you with SPF 50+ protection, resistance to water, and altogether lightweight. Manufactured using a blend of enduring nylon lycra, these tents can take on fair amounts of water without getting damaged. Its corner reinforcements add to its durability, making these tents a reliable companion in nature. My own experience corrals flood of cherished memories of the tent braving light rain showers during our family outings.