“Bought this nearly a year ago but we only had our first campervan trip last weekend due to COVID restrictions ☹️
The Sheltapod is very well made and extremely versatile.
We had to put it up in windy conditions which made it a bit tricky and definitely took two of us as it wanted to fly away. Winds forecast to get up to 40mph and we were a bit worried about it surviving but thanks to the many guy ropes it held up perfectly.
We put the awning into a rail we have attached to the van which left a large open space between the van and the pod but with the privacy panels this helped with adding more shelter from the wind and rain. We might try to take the awning over the van next time to bring it closer as some sites are very fussy about space for awnings and that is what is so good about the versatile nature of the pod.
You can really tell this was designed by someone who has used awnings before and solved all the problems that they came across.
Lastly I love the bright orange colour, so much better than the dull grey of our last one and makes you feel it’s sunny even in the lashing rain 😆
Thank you for such a well thought out product”
“We found it was easy to erect and provided the right amount of cover we wanted for our pod caravan. Stood up well to the bluster of coastal breezes with rain during a break-in Cornwall. We appreciated the lightweight and lack of bulk when we packed up. the opportunity to use it again has not occurred due to lockdown but waiting to get going again, shortly.”
“I have been very impressed with the excellent service provided from the initial enquiry into the Sheltapod and throughout including the extra products I have purchased. I also like the advice and service that comes with its user community on Facebook”
“Brought the pre used one and it has arrived in as described condition so I'm very happy with it. Sadly only been able to try it half up at home rather than get out in it this year. But looking forwards to using it properly next year.
Arrived promptly and was well wrapped. Great purchase”
“Hello Sheltapod! I have only put up my lovely green pod a couple of times as camping was so reduced this year - I struggle on my own with the poles but I saw the video again so leaning one end against the tires of my van will help next time!
Loads of room for post-Covid socialising and/or putting up guests but for the time being the pod provides welcome shade and privacy - superb invention. I put a little row of cotton bunting up in the entrance :)
I wonder if Sheltapod could ever be manufactured in UK? The many oil miles by cargo ship from China made me wince...
Hi Sally, thanks for your review and feedback. It's great to hear you have been getting some use out of the SheltaPod this year. UK manufacture could be a possibility one day, we want to move SheltaPod forward in the most environmentally conscious way we can.
“For a few years I have been looking for a smallish awning that would attach to the car rather than one of the big ones designed for campervans and caravans. I came across SheltaPod and knew this was the answer I was looking for. While I saved up and dithered about which colour (orange) I kept visiting the website and kept changing my mind about everything. An email came through from them with an offer on the setup I had decided on so I bought it, at that point it started to rain. The parcel was delivered and it carried on raining and then just for fun it rained some more. Eventually it stopped raining and the garden slowly dried out from swamp to lawn and I could have a trial run at pitching it. It went up very easily and now that I know which way is up and which bits go where I am confident I will be able to pitch it in around 15 minutes (give or take interruptions). All I need now is somewhere to go and use it properly, but that might be next year now.”
“First time we put our unit up my wife broke one of the poles. We went on the web site as soon as we got home. Messages back and forth, order a new one, query the high postage rate and the 60 day delivery time, told 60 days was for the complete unit but the replacement poles were in a uk warehouse.
Discount offered on postage rate and the parcel arrived next day. Very satisfied.”