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Better than I thought
on December 4, 2011
Now'adays, companies make ridiculously cheap things, and sell them to us for a premium... and this is the norm. This is one of the few times when the norm is just NOT followed.
This product is extremely well made. The rod that is placed into the ground, to make it a stand up umbrella, is solid, and you are able to hammer (yes, hammer) it into the ground! That alone is worth buying this thing. Now let's take a look at the ground stakes... most companies send plastic stakes. Few send those little tiny bent wires (we all know what these are), and that's what this company sends, but they ALSO SEND the heavier angled ground stakes AND guy-out lines!!! I am an avid outdoorsman, and this is the first time I've come across a product that gives me 2 different types of stakes, AND guy-out lines!!! And for less than $100!!!
Another plus: the seams are well made, and I expect them to last for a long time. Some products will only last 10-20 times before the sewing becomes un-stitched... and granted I haven't used it 10-20 times yet, I CAN tell that the product is well made, and so I can EXPECT it to last well over 10-20 times.
The weight: not bad at all.
The size: perfect (although it really only holds 2 adult chairs/coolers comfortably (and I do stress, "comfortably").
So everything is great? No. One little, small problem. The zippers are cheap.
So, would I recommend?