- HBHolden Beach NC R.Verified ReviewerRated 5 starsFast setup & Easy to carry!!
We rented a place from Holden Beach NC Rentals and needed shade for our daily sits on the extremely hot beach! Love Holden Beach NC
- RCReed C.Verified BuyerRated 5 starsBought it for Hawaii
The Shibumi sets up super easy! Took less than 2 minutes with 2 of us the first time we used it.
The wind had the shade spread out immediately… even before we had the pole through the sleeve.
We pushed it about 6-8 inches into the sand and it held even without filling the bag (which we subsequently did).
The bag is pre-attached to the shade, which I wasn’t expecting. They also put a sleeve in the bag where the poles are stored. Anyone who has tried to slide both a tent and poles into a bag while campo my will immediately appreciate the detailed design of the bag! Easiest setup and takedown of a shade I’ve ever seen.
We didn’t find the shade to be noisy - the waves and wind were far noisier than the “flapping” of the shade.
The only downside: we had unseasonable weather shifts during our two weeks on Kauai. The shad would work perfectly for an hour or two and then the wind would change directions (one time literally changed from southerly to northerly within 5 minutes). When that happened, you had to shift the setup to catch the wind. That was 30 seconds to change the shade, but then you had to move all the chairs and beach items.
Also, the Kauai beaches tend to to be smaller… in hindsight, we would have bought the smaller one as it was just the two of us.
We plan to buy a few as gifts!
- DFDonna F.Verified ReviewerRated 5 starsLove this thing !
Best invention since sliced bread!! This could not be easier or better. I am in my (early) seventies,and my friend and I can easily put it together. I swear it drops the temp. Ten degrees, wine under it! Can’t thank you enough for your genius!
- GGSVerified ReviewerRated 5 starsGreat Invention!!
What an invention! Great job guys! We have used it several times flawlessly. The only time it was unable to be used...traveled to Tampa Bay, Fla visiting family. Attempted to set it up on Sand Key beach. It took 3 of us to handle it due to the strong winds. The sand also was so soft no matter how deep we tried to anchor it...it would not stay. We ended up not being able to use it. This definitely had nothing to do with the Shibumi but be aware the environmental conditions may not always be perfect. This did not deter us from still loving this shade. Its simplicity and safety for providing shade as senior adults continue to allow us to enjoy our North Carolina beaches.
- NCNorth Carolina Beach F.Verified ReviewerRated 5 starsPerfect
We've had one for a couple of years. One the NC beach we go to in the summer everyone has one. (It's exactly like in the pictures on the product sales page.) Having tried everything over the years, everything from rental umbrellas to purchased cabanas, this is the best thing for summer beach shade, the best by miles.
I say just about everyone should buy the full sized model. It's not too much shade for two people. It's lightweight, easy to carry, easy to put up and take down, and does the job extremely well without being destroyed by a strongish wind. If the wind is too strong for it, the wind is blowing sand, and is too strong for me, too.
- KCK. C.Verified BuyerRated 5 starsAwesome!
Easy to pack, easy to set up, provides extra shade, won’t pull up in a wind and hurt people and it’s quiet and beautiful! 100% recommend. No more stupid umbrella rentals, lugging umbrellas in the sand, and squishing together for a few feet of shade.
- MOMary o.Verified ReviewerRated 5 starsShibumi lovers
Everyone who comes to our house at the beach just loves it. The only complaint I’ve heard is they wish they would’ve thought of it first.
- RFRobin F.Verified BuyerRated 5 starsAwesome product!
Great product..worth the price! We’ve had ours for years!!
- BBitsyVerified BuyerRated 5 starsOne is awesome, so two is better??
Love love love ours. Has made the beach bearable and even enjoyable for this semi-transparent human. Super high praise, all the thumbs way up. Curious if the shade part from the regular size will work with the shorter poles from the mini?? We want to stick to carry-on size with the shorter poles, but we have 3 humans to cover (2 bigs, one kiddo) which might be a bit much for the mini. Options, options…. Hmmmm. GOOD STUFF Y’ALL.
- DNDonna N.Verified ReviewerRated 5 starsExcellent product
We love ours. Easy to use and works great as long as there is wind. We live at Pawleys Island, SC and last summer I counted 19 Shambi shades before I found ours! Maybe some different colors would help? But love how light weight it is. It’s the easiest item I carry to the beach!