The Kelty Shade Maker 2 is a free-standing dome-style beach canopy that has an open floor and open wall design. It provides a 100 square feet of shade and can easily accommodate three to four adults. Additionally, the Shade Maker 2 is the tallest dome style canopy that we tested, making it a great choice when seeking shelter from the hot sun. This canopy was the most portable model that we tested in this review, but it was also one of the least durable.
If you're looking for dome-style canopy, we generally recommend our Editors' Choice winner, the Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter over the Shade Maker.