Roomy and spacious, the Neso Gigante is perfect for Neso Tent enthusiasts who want to enjoy shade at the beach with a larger group of friends and family.
Made out of a Lycra/Nylon blend. UPF 50+ and water resistant. Weighs only 10 lbs.
- Neso tent (134" x 134")
- Carrying bag (19.5"). Includes a cooler pocket for your drinks and snacks.
- 2 rust-proof aluminum poles (98" length)
- 4 anchor bags to fill with natural resources like sand or rocks
UPF 50+ Protection
Blocks out 98% of the sun's UV rays
Easy to carry
Versatile Anchoring Options
For those rainy moments
Portable for Travel
Fits in a suitcase
Patented corners for added strength
I bought this tent for the Yucatan peninsula beaches in Mexico. It's an amazing tent. Once you get the hang of setting it up it's pretty easy and straight forward. The poles seem to wobble under the wind and I question how long they will last. What really threw me off was that I'm missing a sand bag and rope. I contacted customer service and got a quick response. I'm not state side and will have to wait a couple of months before I get the sandbag and rope but I liked the quick response and that they stand behind their products. One last thing to note is that its not a one piece as shown on their pics. Its sewn in the middle. It doesn't look bad but I think they should update their gigante pictures to note that, my wife was tripping about it. Also the stiching is not that great. It's no biggie for me I will reinforce check picture it's my first use.
Update: tested it in high winds today it works like a champ! It does take a lot of adjusting! I had to really stretch the tarp and dig holes for the sand bags so they wouldn't move. The poles are on the inward edges to avoid downward flapping. I had to put pairs of poles on each corner so that the poles wouldn't break watch video.
I chose the Neso sun shade because I was able to experience using it first hand from friends on a beach vacation. Loved it then and decided to buyer one for myself. This is lightweight and easy to carry over your shoulder. Set up is easy although there are a few tricks that I have found that can make or break your experience with it.
1. Always pull the bags in an x shape and have them pulled fairly tight (you don't want these loose)
2. When filling the bags with sand, don't be chintzy, fill those bags up fully, overstuff them
3. MOST IMPORTANT: Once the bags are filled, bury them in a hole in the sand. This goes a long way in creating that extra stability, especially on windy days.
4. When inserting the poles, lift slowly so the fabric stretches and you don't pop the bags out of the holes you worked so hard to bury them in.
5. If you deal with a lot of wind pretty regularly, you may want to consider purchasing extra poles. On windy days I set the shade up with four poles (one on each corner) and its much more stable.
I purchased the Gigante to be sure I had plenty of room to keep all our stuff under shade and have friends join us.
While you can set this up alone, it works much better with another set of hands, especially when inserting the poles and lifting the tent.
Let me start with this: It is pretty big but I am able to carry it myself with a beach bag, beach chair and a boogieboard. It is on a heavier side but it is manageable. My son and I can set it up together just fine. It has collapsed a few times in a strong wind but that might be because we are still getting used to it. We did buy additional polls and they fit in the bag. We love it but we also are still getting used to it.
This is very compact and easy to transport. We actually saw a ton of this type of shelter at the beach on the outer banks. It provides a lot of shade and help up nicely in a fairly brisk wind, as long as you aim the open end into the wind.
I saw some similar tents with 4 poles, so we purchased 2 extra poles since others seemed to have good luck with this setup even in higher winds, but did not have a chance to try that setup.
I love how lightweight it is. It’s very easy to put up but best with 2 people. The tricky part is when the wind is strong which is usually the case on the beach. You really have to angle it to face the wind but it’s pretty easy to just move the poles from one side to another if two wind changes. TIP: FILL THOSE SAND BAGS!! Dig down to the moist sand, it’s more heavy. Bury them even. When the wind gets bad, they will move and drag if not heavy enough. It may seem inconvenient but sure beats dragging those heavy tents that break easily. I would be careful putting rocks in the bags. When we need to leave the tent a little while, we just take down the poles and put them on top. This leaves all of our stuff underneath and covered while also holding down the canopy so it does fly away. Do not pack away wet/sandy unless you’re going to take it out and clean it soon after!