Neso Tent Review – Best Beach Tents

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The best thing about this canopy 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!

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

Stands up in Strong Wind

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 exactly the instructions in the video below.

To my surprise, the Neso tent performed much better than I expected... it stood up perfectly well (see the photo above).

Setting the tent up is a slight learning curve the first time, but it gets easy. Follow the steps below and your tent will stand up in the wind as well:

  • Place the front of the tent and poles facing the wind.
  • Fill the bags with sands until they’re the size of a volleyball.
  • Place the bags far apart on the sand making an X-shape and stretch out the fabric tight. Very tight.
  • Bury the bags in the sand.
  • Position the poles about 30 cm from the corners and 15 cm from the front edge of the tent and angle the poles slightly.

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

The tent was also super easy to disassemble. Pour the sand out of the bags, fold the poles, fold the canopy and stuff everything back in the bag. That’s it. 

I suggest you take a small kid shovel and stick it in the Neso carry bag. 

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 this tent won’t work so well in shifting wind conditions because it 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 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, it’s worth the purchase.

What We Like and Don't Like

What we like: 

  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Easy to set up and disassemble
  • Stands up in the wind (if set up correctly)
  • Provides adequate shade
  • Looks sleek

What we don't like:

  • It's a bit expensive
  • It takes a lot of space on the beach
  • Won't work too well if the wind changes direction constantly

Which Size to Choose

The Neso sunshade comes in two different sizes...

The Neso tent fits about two to three people. It measures 201w x 203d x 168h cm and weighs 1.8 kg. Click here to check the price and to read reviews. 

The Neso Grande fits about four people. It measures 280w x 280d x 210h cm and weighs 3 kg. Click here to check the price and to read reviews. 


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, which is easy to do, and 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.

If you need to set up a tent on a very crowded beach or in shifting wind conditions, this may not be the best option for you. 

>> Neso tent 2 people  Click here to check the price

>> Neso Grande 4 people  Click here to check the price

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