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A trip to the lake with Lightspeed Outdoors (Giveaway Coming Soon)

May 9, 2013

We have a great giveaway coming up! One of my favorite events to join is Summer Splash! It gives me the opportunity to find great summer products to share with you (and my family). Summer is my favorite season, not only because it is my birthday but I love spending time with my family and this is when we do it most! This Summer Splash giveaway package is going to contain items that will get your family outdoors and spending time together!
Summer Splash


The first sponsor I want to share with you is Lightspeed Outdoors! They make awesome tents and outdoor shelters. They sent me their Quick Shelter to review for you! The Quick Shelter is great for the beach, park, lake or wherever you may need a little place to get away from the sun. Here are some specs:

  • Lightspeed Outdoors® top-pull hub system allows for ultra quick set up and tear down
  • UPF 50+
  • Front porch clips up for privacy
  • Sand pockets on outside for added stability
  • 3-walled shelter with extended canopy
  • Color: Blue/Silver

Our Experience

We had a great weekend for the Teens birthday! The day after her party we took our LightSpeed Quick Shelter out for a test run! We went to a secluded spot on Apache Lake! I let Hubby set up the shelter. It was SO easy. All you do is put the 4 corners of the “floor” flat. Then you grab the 2 ropes and pull up and out. It snaps in to place! Just tie the two ropes into a bow. Now, the 4 corners can be staked down. Personally, I think if it isn’t windy you can skip the stakes. You don’t have to line up any poles or thread them through anything. It literally took 10 seconds to set up! Hubby was impressed which is hard to do! To take it down all you do is push down on the 2 gray poles at the top and it pops back out! Be careful though it is a sudden pop and scared Hubby and I both!

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We forgot to tie the ropes in a bow…

It was pretty windy that day so we did stake the corners, but not the “guy lines”. We also used the sand pockets at the base of the shelter for some added stability. We had no issues with it going anywhere!


There is a lot of room inside. You could definitely fit 2 camp/beach chairs inside. We left the chairs outside the shelter to leave room for us to eat our lunch picnic style. We were able to fit me and 3 kids (baby in the carrier) inside the shelter with Hubby on the “porch” comfortably!


On the inside walls there is a mesh window so you can see all the way around or you can attach the flaps with the toggle and elastic to close them!


We had such a great time at the lake! We wouldn’t have lasted without our Quick Shelter from Lightspeed! Normally this is where I would tell you things I might change or things I disliked but I honestly can’t see ANY! The Quick Shelter has blown us away with how easy it is to set up and take down! It folds away in a carry bag and takes up very little space for transport. If you like to take trips to the Beach, Lake, picnic at the park, soccer games or just about anywhere this is the best thing to take along and at a reasonable price! Especially considering that you only need one person to set it up!

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Lightspeed Outdoors is generously giving one lucky winner a Quick Shelter in the Summer Splash Giveaway Package!!! Summer Splash begins on May 14th so please sign up for emails on the right side to make sure to don’t miss this giveaway! The whole package is currently valued at $275!


29 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2013 10:24 am

    Whoa! I need one of these, we are going to Sanibel Island soon! Thanks for sharing!

  2. May 9, 2013 11:43 pm

    We’re going on a fishing trip on Memorial Day. I need that so bad!

  3. May 10, 2013 6:02 pm

    What a great product for any sort of outdoor adventure! I can see this being used not only on the beach but for a picnic, camping, sports games, etc. Very versatile! 🙂

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to win one!

  4. Rebecca Xavier permalink
    May 14, 2013 11:14 am

    I love how quickly this can be set up.

  5. May 14, 2013 5:09 pm

    like the post looks easy but for me ill be there 3 hrs reading and trying to figure it out

  6. May 14, 2013 5:09 pm

    i need one of these tents be nice to camp outside

  7. Dawn Monroe permalink
    May 14, 2013 6:37 pm

    I love that its easy setup! That is extremly hard to find in camping gear. Also its not in a bunch of pieces.

  8. chelesa sims permalink
    May 14, 2013 8:36 pm

    I love the idea.It looks so easy to put together and I think at some point at beach ,we should always have some kind of shelter.

  9. Brandy permalink
    May 15, 2013 7:34 am

    Having a baby this summer, this would be perfect for beach trips!

  10. Stacey Turner permalink
    May 15, 2013 8:48 am

    Our entire family is super pale and we are always battling with beach umbrellas. This would be a much better solution for us at the beach. 🙂

  11. May 15, 2013 10:23 am

    wow this looks so cool!!

  12. Christy Cummins permalink
    May 15, 2013 12:26 pm

    This sounds great and easy to set up and use. My boyfriend races cars and at the racetrack between races it is often difficult to find shade in the grassy paddock. This would be ideal!

  13. polly permalink
    May 15, 2013 6:26 pm

    this would be perfect for my son & his family to take to the ocean with them

  14. pollylee permalink
    May 15, 2013 6:27 pm

    this would be perfect for my son & his family to use when they go to the ocean/camping

  15. christine jessamine permalink
    May 16, 2013 12:20 pm

    i would love to get this when we go to the lake

  16. denise permalink
    May 18, 2013 10:54 am

    I like the sand packets.

  17. Yesenia permalink
    May 19, 2013 10:27 am

    Thanks for the review. This would be awesome as we go camping at a site by the lake.

  18. Sarah Hayes permalink
    May 19, 2013 10:41 am

    i love this. we could def use this a the beach and the lake. i like the mesh window to let the breeze in

  19. natalie nichols permalink
    May 19, 2013 9:29 pm

    Wow! I would love to have this! OMG. It would be so great for when we have our next little one too.

  20. Kimberlie permalink
    May 20, 2013 9:36 pm

    This would be handy for the beach and also for my son’s baseball games. I like to keep the baby out of the sun as much as possible, but now that he is on the go (crawling) it is harder to do that. This would be perfect for us this summer!

  21. Jim Lipscomb permalink
    May 21, 2013 10:58 am

    This looks handy for beaching AND camping!

  22. Susan Broughton permalink
    May 23, 2013 9:47 pm

    That tent looked so cool. When you take the sun off you it gets cooler. This is such a good idea. It always gets so hot at the beach!

  23. Alexandra Roach permalink
    May 24, 2013 11:31 pm

    This doesn’t look to difficult to set up. I think I can manage!

  24. May 25, 2013 8:14 pm

    This looks like such an awesome shelter. It would be great for the lake or the beach or for the farmers market. Yep I need one of these.

  25. samantha s permalink
    May 25, 2013 9:31 pm

    I really love that tent. It would be perfect enough to even set up on my front lawn so my kids could laze around for a sunny afternoon.

  26. Ashley S permalink
    May 26, 2013 9:56 am

    LOVE how easy it is to set up! My kids would have fun with it just in the back yard!

  27. Sherry Compton permalink
    May 26, 2013 12:38 pm

    Easy is always nice when camping. I like that it is durable and has sand pockets. Thanks for the warning on the pop sound.


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