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If you are looking for a beach tent that’s easy to setup, lightweight and stylish the Otentik Sunshade is the one for you! But be warned – you may be accosted by people asking you where you got the coolest beach shade ever. Sorry, not sorry.
- The large Otentik beach sunshade is 9 x 9 ft and 6.5 ft tall
- Perfect for families of 4 or more (up to 7)
- The 2 poles are aluminum and 6′ 6″ (202 cm)
- Easy setup can be done by one person
- Works well with the wind (with proper setup)
- Move poles as the sun moves throughout the day, for max shade
- Light weight (4.9 lbs)
- Highest UPF rated fabric (UPF 50) from eco-friendly company, Eurojersey
- Versatile for use on any beach, backyard or camping adventure
- Made in Israel
We didn’t write these blog posts about setup for nothing. It may take one or two tries to get this sunshade working perfectly. Our team is available 7 days a week for setup help. Text us from the beach and we’ll help you get the Otentik setup just right.
The most common issue people mention is the ability of the sunshade to withstand winds. This beach tent was designed specifically to work with the wind, and it absolutely does – better than other tents! Read about how well the Otentik sunshade does with wind, and check out the 750+ Amazon reviews to hear from other customers.
Jonathan Blackwell –
I absolutely love these shades! I’ll never go back to an umbrella! So easy to carry, set up and best of all easy to move with the sun. I’ve even had it up in higher winds when no one else would set up an umbrella!!
Sandi Del Rosario –
I have had a large shade for 2 seasons at the Outer Banks. I am there several months and have used my shade approximately 80 times in extremely windy conditions. My friends and I love to sit under it seeing others taking down their umbrellas or those heavy shelters (takes 2-4 people to setup those) blowing around, which is extremely dangerous! People are impressed with the stability, ease of setting up and down and most of all, that it fits in my hiking backpack with all my other supplies! Also, we can be under it and still get a tan without the harsh and hot sun plus get that nice breeze! My husband, 2 dogs, my friends and I LOVE this shade and can’t wait to use it again in a couple of months!!!
We spend a lot of time at the beach and always use this sunshade. It’s incredibly easy to use and so small and light that it’s very easy to transport. We’ve used a lot of different tents over the years and this is by far the best option we’ve found. The customer service was fantastic as well. They responded quickly and added items to my order to save on an additional shipping fee.
Frank Adams –
Have been using a large for the past 2 years- love it! Compact, light, easy to setup & take down, airy with plenty of shaded space!
Sonny Saniev –
These guys are great. Amazing customer service, and the product is superb.
We upgraded from medium to large size. Can’t wait to try it out. I also bought 2 extra poles, can’t wait to try it out.
Rachel Garcia –
We have 2 Otentik sun shades, a medium size which is perfect for two and a large for the whole family! It’s so light and easy to carry down to the beach. We see so many people with umbrellas that just blow over and tents that are difficult to set up. People always ask us whats the name of the sunshade and where did we get it. We adjust the poles as the sun moves and still get our cool trade breeze. We can stay and enjoy the beach all day! Mahalo
Jon S. –
Planning a trip to Australia, knowing we would be visiting many deserted beaches, we knew we would need to bring our own shade. Found this thing and it was amazing. We bought the large and were glad we did. It might be a little large for crowded beaches though. Handled the wind better than we did, e.g. the blowing sand was the concern, not the structure. Just follow the instructions for high winds.
We bought an extra pole, but when I saw how sturdy they were, I realized it wasn’t necessary so we didn’t take it with us. Our usual setup was one beach blanket in the sun and one under the Otentik shade. Also had a couple of ultralight camp chairs. I would put up two poles when we had company, but just one pole when we wanted to have a little more privacy.
It doesn’t take long to figure out how to manipulate the shade to make it do whatever you want.
Quick and easy to setup and no worries about the wind. In high winds make sure that the side with the poles is squared up to the wind and move the downwind anchor bags more aft, i.e. closer together as opposed to spread out. In soft sand, you’ll also need to bury the bags after you fill them.
Bottomline, this was the best money we’ve every spent on beach equipment.
David Slama –
We used our large sunshade at South Padre. It was a breeze to set up. We had no problems, even with fairly consistent SE winds, coming in at about 45 degrees. We will add a 3rd pole for stability. Many people commented about the unique concept, particularly kite-surfers who often end up in the boonies with no sun shelter. We had 2 adults and one big dog, with plenty of shade left over.
Rhonda (verified owner) –
Just bought the large sunshade for our vacation at the Outer Banks. It worked great! Lightweight, easy to carry and set up/take down. We had as many as 6 people under it at times, all sitting in beach chairs. The poles were easy to move if the breeze changed direction. Couldn’t be happier with it.
Chris Heape –
My family and I absolutely LOVE this sunshade. It works exactly as advertised and packs up into a very light and neat bag that easily slings over your shoulder. It easily offers more coverage than any umbrella and/or tent of comparable size. Its unique design definitely turns heads of all kinds of curious beach goers. It is very easy to setup, but the how-to videos of tips and tricks are must-haves. Nothing else is going to be as compact, light, breeze friendly, and protective as this large Otentik sunshade. I did my research on competitors, and I truly believe I made the right choice!!
Love this thing! Took it on our family vacation in St Thomas and it was easily the best thing that we brought with us. Just threw it in my suitcase. As someone had mentioned, you do need to bury the bags in sand to stabilize it in strong wind. Provides lots of shade and I love that it can be tweaked to follow the sun throughout the day.
One of my sandbags ripped because we placed it against a jagged rock. Didn’t notice, totally our bad. Still usable. Just need to sew it up.
Customer service is awesome.
I absolutely love this Otentik shade!
I keep it in my truck at all times!
I usually use it when I go to the beach with the wife and pup, but I have found that it serves me a lot more than just beach days.
The set up is extreamly easy. I can set it up myself without needing any assistance.
I highly recommend this shade. It has been an essential item for me since the day I got it!
Michael (verified owner) –
This is a great product. Light and easy to set up. Beats carrying a tent from the house to the beach any day. Only thing that would make this product greater than it already is would be that the material was water resistant/proof.
Doug L’Hommedieu (verified owner) –
These folks are GREAT to work with. My wife and I were having trouble trying to decide on a color, and they lined several sunshades up and then took a photo of them to text to me. We were then able to pick the color that we liked best.
Haven’t used the sunshade yet, but we expect to do so within a month. I plan to review the sunshade at that time. Looking forward to trying it out.
Ella Ran –
We’re so happy we could help you get just the one you want. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. =)