Monday, October 10, 2011

Lightspeed Quick Cabana Tent Review & Giveaway Ends 10/21/11


It's Fall! Finally! Time to grab the gear and get in some camping... some fishing... or just some quiet time out in Nature.

Mike and his buddy, Scottie, do a lot of fishing. Scottie is in a wheelchair and the ability to stay in the shade or out of wind and rain is very important to him. When we were offered the new Quick Cabana from Lightspeed Tents, we were extremely excited!


Quick Cabana:

Lightspeed®‘s compression hub system allows for quick setup and tear down. 3 walled shelter. Great for beaches, parks, and sporting events. Lightweight and easy to carry. UPF 50+. Sand pockets on the outside of the shelter provide stability. Large front porch area. 3 large roll-up windows.


This is quite the amazing little (well, not-so-little) tent! It's incredibly easy and fast to put up and take down. It comfortably holds 4 people (or one wheelchair and two people).


The Quick Cabana is 96 inches long (8 feet) and 54 inches wide (4 1/2 feet). At 48 inches tall (4 feet) -- it nicely accommodates Scottie's chair.

The Quick Cabana also has three large roll-up windows to allow for continuous air flow.




Many of you know that Mike and I host the Clan MacGregor tent at Scottish Games in the area (and try to attend many more). The Lightspeed Tents are perfect for the Games. They offer a shady spot for ourselves and guests as well as shaded spot to place our food items and purchases. I've recommended the tents to other members of the Coastal Scottish Heritage Society!

The Lightspeed Quick Cabana is now available at Sam's Club for an ARV of just $64.00!

Right now, the folks at Lightspeed Tents have offered one of my readers a chance to win their own Quick Cabana -- just follow the directions below for your chance to enter!

Open to USA only, please!

DISCOSURE: I received a Lightspeed Quick Cabana Tent for the purpose of review. I was under no obligation to write this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.




117 comments:

JustAnotherContestant said...

We don't camp much, but do go to a lot of park events where the SPEED SHELTER would be perfect!

ape2016 said...

My favorite fishing story is the time my sister caught a trout off the top of a dam and we were so excited we screamed and danced around and when we stopped everyone was staring. We still laugh about it today.

ape2016 said...

I would most like to take the Apogee 3 camping.

Craftland said...

I used to camp with my family at Kerr Lake almost every year, and to this day, the smell of fires made with pine trees make me want to go camping!

Craftland said...

I love the screen house, I hated the bugs that were always around the picnic table, and it's a great solution.

lisawith4 said...

my favorite fishing story:
For my 15th birthday my boyfriend took me on a charter fishing trip on the ocean. I was the only girl on the entire boat and ended up catching my limit and every other person's limit because they were all "chumming" over the side.
It was a blast! haha
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lisawith4 said...

I like the canopy tent. We like to use those for camping to keep bugs away from the food.
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liz said...

I would like the Ample 8.

liz said...

I have only been camping when i was a little kid. I do not remember much except that our tent was green.

Julie said...

my fave was when I was 7 and I caught 2 huge bass back to back and my sister was so mad at me we still laugh at that ..the bass were great!!
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Julie said...

I would love the canopy with sidewall this would be great to keep sun out..
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shirley said...

My fav, camping story is when we took my aunt camping, it was her first trip ever, and she was in her 50's, we had so much fun.
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shirley said...

I also like the-Ample 8.
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Kristie said...

The first time camping with the kids was a memorable one. My daughter was 2 and my son was 1. They had a BLAST and it was nice making memories as a family :-)

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Kristie said...

I'd like to take the Apogee 3 tent camping! :-)

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Lo said...

My sister and I used to love camping with our family because we had our own little private tent.

Toni said...

favorite camping trip was to virginia beach, we were suppose to stay for 1 week and ended up staying for two
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Toni said...

would like to take camping the quick shelter
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vmkids said...

My mom hated camping so dad talked her into once. It rained we all got wet and mom could not have her coffee in the morning. Needless to say ONCE was the only tome I went camping with my mom.
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vmkids said...

Ample 8 sounds about right for all of us
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cindy said...

We haven't been able to take our kids camping yet, but we are hoping to this coming up summer and we could really use this :)

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cindy said...

I love the AMPLE 8 :)

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APRIL said...

Not much fishing done here but are big on going to the beach. Having a Lightspeed Quick Cabana tent would come in handy.

maria g said...

This summer was actually the first time in my whole life camping. I'm a city-kid so we never really did outdoorsy things like camping growing up. There were many memories made, and my four-year-old thoroughly enjoyed himself.

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maria g said...

I'd love to take the Traverse 4 - Backpacking Tent camping!

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Peter Schott said...

We'd likely take the "Ample 8". While we personally don't need a ton of room, it's really nice to have and we can invite people inside without too much trouble.

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Peter Schott said...

Not sure if I have a complete favorite. We've had some great experiences and not so great experiences. I guess our first trip was most memorable, though. We had planned a trip to a nice park in the days before the Internet was really popular. I had neglected to check the weather, though. We got there, got set up, and the skies opened up that night. We learned that water-resistant is NOT the same thing as water-proof after I flipped over and put my arm in a puddle. I learned to always check the weather and to water-proof our tents, especially the seams.

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Rachel said...

I have so many great camping memories, its a great chance to spend quality time with your family.

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Diane said...

We went camping with another couple for 4th of July in the 1000's island regions of NY. We went to Belhurst Castle as well as a lot of other attractions. a few months later our friend was diagnosed with Leukemia and died a short time later. It was one of the last truly happy memories we had of her. We did see her after camping but by then she already had been diagnosed

Diane said...

We would love their screen house for camping!

Danetta said...

My favorite camping trip was 3 years ago when my son was in the Cub Scouts and we had the opportunity to go camping for the weekend in Edna, Texas. It was beautiful there and such a treat to get away from the house and enjoy all of nature.
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Danetta said...

I would like to take the Apogee 4 on a camping trip
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Cindy said...

My favorite camping trip was canoeing down the Saco River in Maine with the kids. The water was calm and we camped out for a few evenings swimming, fishing and playing games.
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Cindy said...

I like the Screen House for when the mosquitoes get bad.
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Cindy said...

Forgot to leave link for Lightspeed FB comment on the raffle thing.
http://www.facebook.com/LightspeedTents/posts/243561879009394

Sorry
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tawndam said...

when my kids were small... we went fishing... kids being kids... they went wading. The most memorable catch that day? the 50 cent piece my daughter found... lol

tawndam said...

I think the Traverse 4 - Backpacking Tent person tent would be nice

mogrill said...

When my entire family went fishing and camping for a reunion and I caught the biggest fish. I was only 7!
Thanks for the chance.
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kdkdkd said...

My favorite was the first time my son caught a fish. He was all grins until he touched it and it wiggled, then he screamed and threw the whole fishing pole into the lake LOL.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really like the screen house. that would be handy!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i haven't been camping in years, so i don't have one...but my parents will go here and there with friends. they especially like going out to a lake in the summer and spending the weekend.

coliebear said...

I love the story of my son catching his first fish.
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coliebear said...

I like the screen house.
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lyndsey said...

on my husband and mine's first camping trip, it rained the night before. therefore, we couldn't light a fire, the tent got soaked through, and it was so unbelievably cold. i hated it. :)

lyndsey said...

apogee 3
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lilsnobelle said...

When we only had 4 kids, we went to Mount Magazine in Arkansas. I had never enjoyed camping so much in my entire life. We were the only ones tent camping, and I could not believe the breathtaking scenery. It was like I had died and gone to heaven. We went on hikes, we went fishing, and we just fell in love with this place. They even had rubble from old homes from people that actually lived and farmed up there 300 years ago, and Indian artifacts from even further back. It was amazing.

lilsnobelle said...

I love the Ample 8. We are a family of 8, so that is perfect for us.

Kim said...

My favortie camping story was back in college and we heard noise and looked out of our tent to see racoons peeking around at us. It was close to the ocean and we fell asleep in the cool air to the sounds of the ocean.

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amberlavine said...

A couple of years ago I went to Washington and we camped out over the fourth. It was a great experience because I got to see the ocean for the first time. Plus I got a very bad sunburn from the beach and my face was severely swollen for days (in retrospect I should have went to the hospital) But it was all worth it. And if I would have had one of these tents I could have prevented getting burned like that :)

amberlavine said...

I like the Ample tent. Even though you're camping I like to have something roomy. But if it was colder I'd go with the Radian.

Sarah said...

I remember fishing with my dad as a child and it was always so much fun. I refused to touch the worms (haha!) but we would catch fish all morning long. We threw most of them back, but it felt so great to catch my very first fish!

Sarah said...

Love the apogee 3!

Kim, USA said...

I so love this cabana so cool!

cruzgrl1 said...

encountered a black bear...for real!!!! the camp owner had to mace the poor thing...

McDuffy said...

Anytime I get to be out in the woods camping is a great time.

Missy L said...

I remember camping in our backyard a lot as a kid. My dad would always try to scare us. Good times.

Missy L said...

In addition to this tent, I think the Screen House tent would cool to have camping. It could have a lot of uses.

Tabitha said...

I just loveing spending quailty time ALONE with my daughter and her dad. Don't have a sotry but it's great!
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Tabitha said...

I LOVE the screen house tent,I HATE bugs! lol
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Kayla said...

We haven't gone camping too much yet, but I really want to start. When we did go, it was just so darn relaxing to be away from everything else!

Kayla said...

I love the screen house too! That would certainly keep the bugs out in the summer!

kellyr78 said...

My favorite camping memory is when I was little and we would go camping with my cousins and really 'rough it'. I would like to take my kids soon.

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kellyr78 said...

I would like their Screen House
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wicked_lovly said...

on my first camping trip dream i went outside the tent and i saw a bear!

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wicked_lovly said...

i like the screen house


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sweetsue said...

My family went camping with another family. We roasted marshmallows at night, but neglected to bring the marshmallow inside the tent. When we woke up it looked like a Walt Disney cartoon with birds and chipmunks feasting on the marshmallows.
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sweetsue said...

I would love to take the Traverse Backpacking tent camping.
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Belinda said...

Hubby & I were fishing (well, he was fishing & I was reading) and I heard a bunch of yelling. Hubby hit a snag and jerked his pole to release the snag and ended up snagging himself

Belinda said...

I would love to take the screen house

OutnumberedMama said...

I saw one of these at a pop warner football game and knew we had to have one. It was so easy to set up and give you just enough shelter to keep everyone happy!
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OutnumberedMama said...

I would love to have the screen house
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angieboo said...

When my boys were 4,5, and 6 years old we went camping and there was a tiny stream that ran behide our tent and the whole camping trip the boys sat on chairs with a fishing pole that only had a bobber on it trying to catch a fish...That was the best camping trip I have ever had!

angieboo said...

When I go camping a screen tent is the next best thing to a tent!

MsAngelasFinds said...

My favorite camping memory is when we barely got our tent up and a storm came through. It was scary being in a tent with 3 kids while lightening crashed all around us, but I must admit I enjoyed the sound of raindrops hitting the tent. When it was all over, the fresh rain on everything brought the smells in the forest to life. It was awesome :)
Angela Michels

MsAngelasFinds said...

I like the canopy tents. I have never seen those before. Those would be great to keep babies out of the sun!
Angela Michels
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McKim said...

We love to go camping in the mountains near our home. My favorite part is sitting around the campfire after dark and making s'mores.

McKim said...

I like the Screen House.

Kimbuckjr said...

The best camping trip my family and I ever took was a trip UP and DOWN the coast of California. It was absolutely beautiful. We were in a very comfortable motorhome so it wasn't like we were roughing it. We had the world's BEST time...EVER. Total family bonding! I wish I could have that time back.
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Kimbuckjr said...

I would absolutely LOVE to own the "Ample 8" tent. This tent is PERFECT!
Perfect for our Glamis trips, too!
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Kathy said...

We often go fishing in the mountains. My favorite memories are of watching my children enjoy catching fish.

Kathy said...

I'd like to take the Quickshelter camping.

ellie said...

The first time we took my 3 year old grandson fishing at the lake he turned to his older brother and said "Jojo look at the biiig ocean!" We still laugh about that all the time.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I'd like to take the Ample 8 camping with my family.

Teressa Oliver said...

My fav time was when a bunch of my friends and I went without listening to the weather report. We thought how great it was to have the entire park to ourselves when we arrived. We then proceeded to set our tents up at the bottom of a large hill. The next morning we were all woken by a rush of water into our tents. Everything was soaked, but we went under the pavilion and had a picnic and had a really good time anyway.

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Teressa Oliver said...

logic 2 backpacking looks like something i might buy
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Tammy said...

I once caught a rock bass with my bare hands!

Tammy said...

I like the Ample 6!

lightlovebeing said...

My mother and I went camping when she was 70 years old in Northern CA and had a good time. She had never eaten smores and loved them!
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EmmaPeel said...

When we were in the hills and thought we stumbled upon old graves maybe Indian graves, but werent sure

Tabitha said...

Don't really have a fav but I have lots of memories of just my dad and I going camping when I was a little girl.
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Tabitha said...

i'd want the screen in the house
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Jenn S. said...

Our first camping trip was last Spring Break in New Mexico. We froze to death the first night as it dropped 20 degrees lower than was predicted. After going to the store and grabbing more comforters we had a great trip.
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Jenn S. said...

I would love to take the AMPLE 8 on a camping trip.
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skipthelaundry said...

We took the kids fishing several years ago and my youngest at the time 3 years old was just holding a fishing pole in the shallow water and a fish just jumped onto his pole, I'll never forget that and his look on his face!
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skipthelaundry said...

The ample 8 tent looks very nice!
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Colengal said...

The hubby and I celebrated our 1st anniversary by camping. We had a great spot and It was the perfect weekend for camping. I think we both enjoyed it more than we expected!

Diane W said...

My favorite camping trip was when my husband and I camped from Virginia to Florida on the coast stopping at every lighthouse and plantation we could find.

jim said...

Favorite??? OK here goes... when my wife like 4 years ago first started dating... about a month, I took her camping, and made love to her all night under the stars.

jim said...

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sherylssg said...

My favorite camping times were growing up going to Girl Scout Camp. I miss those days of sitting around the campfire singing songs while the Senior scouts played guitars.

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sherylssg said...

I would like a screen house for all those summer picnics.

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Rebecca said...

My favorite camping memory is sitting around the campfire when I was a girl scout.

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Rebecca said...

I like the Screenhouse tent.

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Just Married Mom of 3 said...

My best fishing moment was the first time I took my son fishing. It was a day of discovery for him and a day of tons of patience for me, but one that I will never forget.

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angevege said...

I spent several years working at a wilderness camp for at-risk kids. One night each week the kids and staff would get to camp out in platform tents, cook dinner over a campfire, and sing & tell stories.

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angevege said...

I would like to take the Apogee 3 on my next camping trip.

Just Married Mom of 3 said...

I'd like the Apogee 3 tent to take camping

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Jenny at dapperhouse said...

My favorite camping story is when I was in college and a big group of us went camping. I like this guy a LOT and we stayed up talking by the fire. It was getting SO CLOD but I didnt want to break the conversation for fear he would call it a night so I kept inching my feet closer and closer to the fire. Finally he did call it a night without expressing interest :( when I tried to stand up, I realized that my Doc Martin Boots were completely melted together on the bottoms and I had no shoes. silly!

Jenny at dapperhouse said...

There are some great products...esp the screen house to escape the mosquitoes on nice nights, but I would love the Cabana tent to take to the MANY sporting events at open fields that our sons attend for soccer, football, lacrosse...

eclairre said...

One day I caught like 10 fishes and nobody else was having luck!

eclairre said...

I would most like to take the Apogee 3 camping.

Hippie4ever said...

I was camping with my husband and I had forgotten my pole. My husband rigged a fishing line to a sturdy stick we found and I caught the first fish!!

Hippie4ever said...

I'd love the Radian 4 Plus

klbs1 said...

Kandi Smith
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My first camping trip was when I was about 10 years old. My family went camping at our local state lake. Everything was fine until around sunset when the park ranger came around to let us know that rattlesnakes had been spotted just around the bend from us. My Dad was brave enough to sleep in the tent with the lanterns on. My two brothers, Mom, and me battled over sleeping quarters in our 4-door sedan. Mom ended up sleeping on top of the hood and my oldest brother ended up sleeping on top of the trunk.

klbs1 said...

Kandi Smith
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I would like the Ample8 tent if I was actually going camping. The cabana tent would be great for days at the beach or for picnics.

Naddez said...

My husband & family visited our friend's lakefront summer home. We fished all day long. I end up was sun burnt so badly as well as my children. Overall, we had a good time.

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Naddez said...

I'd love to take the Quick Draw. Thanks!

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