I bought this for my beach vacation to help shade my very fair skinned baby. It made great shade, it has pockets on the outside to help with holding it down if it is windy out. The frame was very solid. BAD NEWS though, I couldn't get it folded back into the carrier no matter how hard I tried. I had several other people try to fold it too, it was a no go. It was so difficult that I ended up ditching it in Antigua rather than try for another 45 minutes to get it back into the little circle that it came in. I do not recommend this product at all.