Oh, to be at the beach right now instead of sitting in a hot house 300 miles from the ocean! But I know that eventually, I'll be beachside on vacation some day. When we went to the beach, we had a difficult time keeping our beach umbrella in the sand. The wind was whipping across the hot beach flinging the stinging sand on our poor exposed bodies. Radiant waves of heat rose from the ground while the burning sun's rays beat down upon our heads. We needed an umbrella but couldn't keep it upright. This product is just the ticket. It's basically a long pointed metal stake with a sleeve in which the pole of an umbrella slides right in. There is a screw knob to tighten and secure the umbrella to the stake. It fit so snug into the dirt ground that I didn't know how to get it back out. My husband then put his foot into the loop, pulled the umbrella pole out and then lifted the stake by the loop. It works great and definitely a beach accessory that will be traveling with us the next visit to our favorite beach.
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.