Close to 5,000 reviewers have given it a near-perfect rating.

By Summer Cartwright
June 17, 2020
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When you’re packing up all of the family’s beach essentials, surely you’re including sunscreen, towels, and maybe even some lounge chairs. But what about an umbrella? No, not the kind you use when it’s raining. The kind that blocks out wind, provides sun protection, and also acts as a shelter for the whole family.

The Sport-Brella Canopy does all of that — and then some. It’s basically like packing a bungalow with you wherever you go. The umbrella comes with built-in SPF 50, along with several other protective features, like side flaps that double as wind blockers and added shelter for the occasional rain spouts.

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Its size truly sets it apart from other beach options. The eight-foot umbrella is so large that reviewers say two adults (plus their chairs) fit under it with no problem. And as for the kiddos, a whole gaggle of them can play safely underneath. Plus, at $50, taking it with you, rather than paying for expensive day-long beach services, will certainly save you some money.

Nearly 5,000 reviewers have given this beach essential a near-perfect four-and-a-half-star rating. Shoppers use the umbrella for everything from beach trips to soccer tournaments, thanks to how easy it is to pack and set up. “This is by far the best summer investment I have ever made,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “It has endured plenty of wear and tear as we use it not only for the beach, but my boys enjoy setting it up in the yard to play under as well.”

Also, it stands its own against storms and winds, thanks to the tethers and ground stakes included with every purchase.

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To buy: amazon.com, $50

For those looking for something smaller and more suited for one person, the same brand has a bunch of other design options that are just as beloved. For example, the $20 Versa-Brella clamps onto chairs and railings for shade on the beach or on boats. And the three-position reclining chair (which comes with a foot rest) is the perfect accessory for relaxation. Below, shop all of the most beloved Sport-Brella models.

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To buy: amazon.com, $20

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To buy: amazon.com, $60

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To buy: amazon.com, $27 (originally $30)

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