The "Dome", a personal shade shelter by E-Z UP, is by far the easiest and quickest way to beat the heat at any outdoor event. One of the smaller models of pop up shade shelter, the Dome fits in the trunk of your car, and leaves room for you beach/camping/sports gear as well.
The whole concept of an E-Z UP is that it's an all-in-one system where the top attaches when you first take it out of the box, then you never have to take the top off again - it stays connected to the frame so when you pull it out of the bag, it's ready to go. I know I've been at the beach before and watched people struggle with other types of shade covering, with removable sticks, ropes, wires, heck they might as well use some string and bubble gum while they're at it! The EZ UP isn't like that at all, it's so easy to put up, you can do it in just a minute or so. It's easiest to put up with two people, but if you're in a pinch, you can do it with just one person as well. The concept and instructions are straightforward, basically you and your buddy are on opposite sides of the tent, hold onto one leg in each hand and walk backwards until it's open and ready to be secured in place. The unit comes with a partial wall that goes down a couple feet from the top - where the top of the dome stops. This is great for blocking the sun and can move with the sun for continual shade from morning to evening.
You can also get it in multiple colors, they have red, green, blue and white to choose from, which is great if you're using it for your kids games and their teams is one of those colors! The dome comes with little stakes to secure it to the ground, and the legs are angled so that it is even more of a secure base. It has a great structure, and the price is definately right, plus you can just throw this in your car and use it practically anywhere - your front yard for a yard sale, the school for a ball game, downtown at a parade, at the beach, park, your backyard....the uses are practically endless!