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The Best Beach Tents for Your Next Oceanfront Outing

first_imgColeman makes a lot of great camping tents, so it’s to be expected that you’d find at least one beach tent bearing this brand’s name. The Beach Shade is a light-duty tent that’s very travel-friendly, breaking down into a package that’s just 24 inches long and weighs only a few pounds. It has a similar overall design to the Pacific Breeze tent (right down to its overall shape and built-in sand pockets), but the Beach Shade also has a zip-up front that gives you a place to change clothes or put the kids down for a shaded nap.The Coleman Beach Shade is only available in one size – roughly 90 by 53 inches – but it comes in five colors, with prices ranging from around $42 to $60, making this beach tent one of the better values on our list. For anyone after a beach tent that’s durable, easy to set up, roomy, and affordable, this one from Pacific Breeze ticks all the boxes. It provides cover on three sides with a sun protection rating of UPF 50, but two mesh windows allow for ventilation (although you can cover these if needed). The Pacific Breeze beach tent utilizes poles for support like a camping tent and its four “legs” quickly deploy much like a camera tripod, so setup is a simple one-person job.With both stakes and sand pockets, the Pacific Breeze tent is stable on the ground and in moderate winds. The whole thing weighs just 4.5 pounds, and at 86 inches across the front and 49 inches deep, you’ve got room for a few people to sit comfortably. The standard Pacific Breeze beach tent rings in at $70. The larger Deluxe XL version is also available for $100. You’d be hard-pressed to find many people who don’t like the beach, but even avid swimmers, snorkelers, and sun-worshipers understand the need to take breaks from time to time. For that, a good beach tent is a must: Your beach tent lets you make a little “campsite” of sorts right on the shore, giving you some respite from the heat (which is especially important if you’ve got kids with you) and a place where you can kick back with a drink or take a midday nap away from the sun and sand.Since they’re designed more for short-term use than for camping, beach tents are usually smaller, simpler, lighter, and cheaper. You’ll typically be carrying yours to and from the beach, setting it up, and taking it down all within the same day, so you’ll want a good beach tent that’s easy to carry and deploy while still being sturdy enough to stay stable in a sea breeze and provide adequate shade for a sunny summer day.Thankfully, most beach tents aren’t terribly expensive and you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good one. There’s an ocean of them on Amazon, though, but we’ve sorted through the riff-raff to smoke out a handful of the best picks. These cover all the bases from a kid-friendly pop-up tent to a large canopy-style beach tent so you can find the perfect one for your next waterfront outing: Best Overall: Pacific Breeze Beach Tent Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Best for Kids: Multifun Pop-Up Tent If you want something just for the kids that’s durable and super easy to set up, then it doesn’t get much easier than the Multifun pop-up beach tent. This shaded yet airy design features a flexible fiberglass frame that deploys and breaks down in seconds and stays in place with included ground stakes if you need some extra stability.Another benefit of a pop-up tent like this is that you can take it pretty much anywhere (when folded up, the Multifun tent fits into a flat 25-inch carrying bag), and there’s no reason the kids can’t play with it right at home. It’s cheap, too, at just over $40 from Amazon, making it a good “kids-only” option if your regular beach tent is getting a little crowded. Most Versatile: Sport-Brella Buy at Amazon The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Editors’ Recommendations Buy at Amazon 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Buy at Amazon Best Canopy: Neso Beach Tent The Sport-Brella is easily the most unique beach tent of all of our picks, and it’s also the most versatile. It’s basically a large beach umbrella with dual side flaps that form walls when the Sport-Brella is placed down at an angle and staked to the ground, but you could even use this “tent” as a regular beach umbrella if you want to. It’s taller than most beach tents as well, so you can comfortably sit in chairs underneath the canopy.There’s also no reason that you can’t use the Sport-Brella at other places outside the beach, such as at parks, concerts, and sporting events where you might not normally take a beach tent. Just note that the Sport-Brella lacks a floor panel – you’ll be sitting directly on the ground. If that’s not a deal-breaker, then this unique beach tent/umbrella hybrid can be yours for $50 to $56 depending on color. The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever Buy at Amazon The Best Kegerators for Serving Fresh, Cold Draft Beer Right at Home For larger beach get-togethers, a wide canopy-style beach tent like this one from Neso offers a lot of flexibility and versatility. It’s made of a stretchy, durable UPF 50+ nylon/lycra blend that’s held up with two collapsible seven-foot poles and four anchor bags you can fill with sand or rocks. Despite its impressive size, the Neso canopy beach tent breaks down into a package that’s small and light enough at just four pounds that anybody can carry it around.The Neso canopy tent is a more “premium” design than our other picks, but it’s worth it: The seven by seven-foot model is available in a ton of colors and patterns for $95 to $105, or you can size up to the nine by nine-foot Neso Grande beach tent for $125 to $135. Buy at Amazon Buy at Amazonlast_img read more

Joint opposition Parliamentarians protest in Colombo

He also said the Government is taking revenge on members of the former regime and is interfering in the judiciary. (Colombo Gazette) Joint opposition Parliamentarians staged a protest in Colombo against the Government today.Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that the Government has failed to keep to the promises it gave the public.

Football Ryan Day talks depth and recruiting on National Signing Day

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day stepped up to the podium on National Signing Day without much doubt as to what his class would look like. He began the day with 15 players who had signed their letters of intent in the 2019 class, including five-star defensive end Zach Harrison, five-star center Harry Miller and five-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson, bringing the roster total to 83. He added two more linemen:  four-star offensive guard Enokk Vimahi and three-star offensive guard Dawand Jones, making the roster at a full 85 players. After the Vimahi signing, Ohio State was ranked as having the No. 13 class in the country and the No. 3 class in the Big Ten. But to Day, after taking over the head coaching job from Urban Meyer, establishing relationships with the current recruiting class and planning ahead for the future, this 2019 class represented much more than that ranking entailed. “When you look at what we’ve done as a culture since August, with the coaching change, we’ve only had two guys leave the program,” Day said. “When you keep the retention like, it shows about the culture in the coaching change, but also it isn’t about signing 27 guys because you’re retaining guys. Guys want to stay in the program. That’s the strength of our team right now.” Even with the retention, Ohio State did lose depth at quarterback. Redshirt freshman Tate Martell transferred to the University of Miami, and is attempting to gain eligibility with the Hurricanes for the 2019 season.Day said he was disappointed to see Martell leave and wishes him nothing but the best moving forward.“First off, it’s hard to recruit a highly recruited guy, then recruit guys behind them,” Day said. “If they leave, after their third year in the program, it gets really hard. That’s the constant struggle of right now with college football and the quarterback situation. It’s very sensitive.” With former Georgia freshman Justin Fields coming in to replace Martell, it leaves Ohio State with only three scholarship quarterbacks: Fields, freshman Matthew Baldwin and junior Chris Chugunov. Day said he still wants a room with four quarterbacks, the roster would is full. “You have to adjust with what you have,” Day said. “You take it year by year, do the best you can to put the best product on the field, go from there.” Regarding Fields’ eligibility, Day said he is hoping to hear a ruling in the next few weeks, but is “holding his breath” and is unsure at what the ruling would be. According to the head coach, the ruling would determine how many reps Baldwin would get at quarterback in the spring. No matter if it’s Fields or Baldwin behind center at the start of the 2019 season, Day said the youth at quarterback is “a big challenge.”The head coach said he is approaching the 2019 season similarly to what he believes Clemson did last season when it started Trevor Lawrence, a true freshman at quarterback. This is something recruits want: to play immediately when they start college. However, it is not something that usually happens at Ohio State, something that Day is aware of and does not hide from recruits. “Guys want to play right now,” Day said. “The best way to combat that is to be honest in the recruiting process. To tell someone they’re going to come in and play right away is not right. I think you have to be honest with them, tell them it’s a competition. There’s no expectation problems when they get here.” But with one signing day under his belt, his first as the head coach, the future is here for Ryan Day, shown through the recruiting class he has helped shape in his first month on the job.Story updated at 6:43 p.m. after Dawand Jones commits to Ohio State. read more