Best Camping Sun Shelters

Updated November 2019
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A camping sun shelter is a great way to get a little relief from the sun without having to climb into a full tent, delve into heavy woods, or hide out in an air-conditioned car. The shelter is lightweight, quick to set up (most use a drawstring system to pull the support poles into place), and easy to move around as the sun changes position. Sun shelters often resemble a dome tent sliced in half, with one end completely open to the fresh air, and one to three shade walls that offer protection from direct sunlight. Look for a sun shelter that holds a minimum of three to four people; for larger groups, a staked-down canopy sun shade with walls that can be rolled up or down as needed is a better bet. As with any tent, use care when setting up and taking the shelter down and don’t exert too much pressure on the flexible poles.

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