Neso Tent Review – Best Beach Tents

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The best thing about the Neso tent is it’s so easy to carry.

It weighs only 1.8 kg and folds into a small bundle. It’s also so easy to set up and disassemble.

Read our review below to find out more. 

Neso Tent: Super Easy to Carry and Set Up

If you have carried cumbersome umbrellas or tents in the past, you know how annoying that is. Especially if you have to walk a fair distance to the beach with kids in tow.

Like me, you may not take any shade to the beach to avoid the hassle. The problem with not taking a shelter is you can’t stay long at the beach under the Australian sun.

When I found out about the Neso tent, I thought it would solve this problem.

Imagine having a beach tent so compact and simple that you’d want to carry it to the beach each day. 

I doubted its ability to withstand strong wind, but I bought the tent anyway to check it out.

Of course, we tested the tent on the shore during a very windy day with wind gusts reaching 41 km/hr. We set it up following the exact instructions in the video (below).

To my surprise, the Neso tent performed better than I expected...

It stood up perfectly well (we took the photo above on that very windy day).

Setting up the tent the first few times is a slight learning curve, but it gets easier.

Follow the steps below and your tent will stand up in the wind as well:

  • Place your tent facing the wind
  • Completely fill the bags with sand until they’re the size of a volleyball
  • Pull the bags away from each other to make a big X and stretch the fabric until taut
  • Completely bury the bags in the sand
  • Place the two poles at the front corners and angle slightly

Watch this video to see how it’s done...

You have to be a bit meticulous when setting up the Neso tent.

I can't stress enough how important it is to stretch the fabric tight and bury the four bags completely in the sand if there's wind. 

Set up is easy, but not instant like a pop up tent.

Disassembling the Neso tent though is a breeze... Empty the sand bags, fold the two poles, fold the canopy and stuff everything back in the bag. That’s it. 

The carry bag has a strap that comes in handy… slide it over your shoulder and use your free hands to carry other stuff. 

Worth the Money

As I said, the best thing about this canopy is it’s lightweight and so easy to carry.

It weighs 1.8 kg and gets stuffed into a carry bag that you slide over your shoulder...  

The Neso Tent is very easy to carryThe Neso Tent is very easy to carry

It’s designed for people who travel a lot, walk a fair distance to the beach or have to carry a lot of stuff. 

One negative is it takes up a lot of space on the beach—not so good on a crowded beach.

And it won’t work so well if the wind constantly changes direction because the tent has to be set up facing the wind. 

The tent comes with two lightweight folding poles, a stretchy canopy fabric, four bags attached to the canopy by a rope and the carry bag with the strap. 

You get decent shade underneath the canopy and excellent protection from the sun rays (UPF 50+).

The sand bags are completely burried in sand to make the tent stable in strong wind

The canopy is water-resistant... a few raindrops will keep you dry but not a downpour.

The material is of great quality and durable. The corners are reinforced to prevent the poles from damaging the fabric.  

The Neso tent is not cheap. But for families spending a lot of time at the beach and having to carry a lot of stuff, it’s worth the purchase.

What We Like and Don't Like

What we like: 

  • It's lightweight and easy to carry
  • It's easy to set up and disassemble
  • The tent stands up in the wind if set up properly
  • It provides adequate shade
  • Looks sleek

What we don't like:

  • It's a bit expensive
  • It takes a lot of space on the beach
  • The shade tends to collapse when the wind changes direction, but you just have to replace the poles facing the wind.  

Which Size to Choose

The Neso sunshade comes in two different sizes...

The Neso tent fits about two to three people (like the one on the photos above). It measures 201w x 203d x 168h cm and weighs 1.8 kg.

The Neso Grande fits about four people. It measures 280w x 280d x 210h cm and weighs 3 kg. 


The Neso Tent is great for people who like to travel light... it weighs 1.8 kg and you can carry it over your shoulder. 

It stands up in the wind if set up correctly.

Set up is easy but you have to be meticulous and follow the steps. Disassembling is a breeze. 

It's like an umbrella but unlike an umbrella, the Neso sunshade won’t go flying away with a gust of wind. And it provides better shade.

The Neso tent may not be the best option for using on a very crowded beach and in shifting wind conditions.

Find out more about the Neso Tent for 2 people. 

Find out more about the Neso Grande for 4 people.

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