Neso Beach Tent Review: Lightweight, Portable Canopy

This lightweight and ultra-portable beach tent uses sand or rocks as anchors.

Neso Beach Tent Review

Price and Where to Buy Neso Beach Tent: Available on Amazon for $89.99.


  • Very lightweight (3.9 lbs)
  • 50 UPF sun protection
  • Water repellent
  • Zippered main compartment keeps your stuff secure
  • Folds down into included shoulder carrying bag
  • East to set up (no stakes required)


On the expensive side for a sun canopy.

How Neso Beach Tent Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Protect your skin from the sun and avoid heatstroke under this shelter.
  • Value: 7/10. On the expensive side, but the Neso Tent is well-made.
  • Portability: 10/10. Folds down into the included 19.5 inch shoulder carrying bag. Very lightweight—just weigh down the corner anchors with sand, rocks, or anything else that’s around.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Sun protection is always cool (plus the Neso Tents come in fun colors).

Final Verdict: If you spend a lot of time at the beach or places without shade, the Neso Tent is an great, easy, portable option.

(Photo: Neso)

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

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