When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, ShadeEco offers two exceptional sunshade options, the Basecamp Plus and the Nomad XL. These expanded versions of our core product lines are designed to provide maximum shade and versatility for your outdoor adventures. In this blog, we'll compare and contrast the features, accessories, capacity, and setup of the Basecamp Plus and the Nomad XL to help you make an informed decision for your next outdoor excursion.

The OG: Basecamp Plus - Unleashing Unmatched Versatility + Hammock and Beach Blanket Bliss

The Basecamp Plus offers a range of features and accessories that elevate your outdoor experience:

  • Spacious Design: With a size of 6.5 ft x 9.5 ft and a height of 8 ft, the Basecamp Plus provides ample shade for 3-5 people, making it perfect for group outings and family adventures. The smaller footprint is ideal on private beaches with restrictions on size of canopy.
  • Customization Options: Its modular design allows for connection to other ShadeEco products, offering endless possibilities for creating a larger shade structure tailored to your specific needs.
  • Added Relaxation: One of the unique features of the Basecamp Plus is its ability to transform into two comfortable hammocks. After a day of exploring, you can unwind and enjoy the soothing sway of the hammocks, surrounded by the shade it provides.
  • Comfort and Convenience: The Basecamp Plus comes with a 40L hiking backpack featuring a hip belt, multiple pockets, a daisy chain, and even a rain cover. It's designed for effortless carrying and convenient storage of your outdoor essentials.
  • Enhanced Protection: The Basecamp Plus also includes a Shade Wall. With UPF 50+ protection and wind resistance of up to 25 MPH, the Basecamp Plus ensures you stay shielded from harmful UV rays and unexpected gusts of wind.

The New Kid on the Block: Nomad XL - Maximum Shade for Group Adventures

The Nomad XL is more streamlined option, taking shade to the next level with its impressive features and functionality:

  • Unparalleled Capacity: Designed to accommodate 6-8 people, the Nomad XL offers a generous shade size of 8.5 ft x 13 ft, providing ample room for larger groups to relax and enjoy the outdoors together.
  • Swift Setup: With a setup time of just 6 minutes, the Nomad XL allows you to spend less time assembling and more time soaking up the sun.
  • Lightweight and Portable: Weighing only 11 lbs and featuring a compact design, the Nomad XL is easy to transport and store, making it a convenient choice for your outdoor adventures.
  • Premium Materials: The shade is crafted from high-quality nylon fabric with a UPF rating of 50+, ensuring excellent sun protection for you and your companions.

Comparing Basecamp Plus and Nomad XL


  • Basecamp Plus: 3-5 people
  • Nomad XL: 6-8 people

Setup Time:

  • Basecamp Plus: 8 minutes
  • Nomad XL: 6 minutes


  • Basecamp Plus: 18 pounds
  • Nomad XL: 11 pounds

Shade Size:

  • Basecamp Plus: 6.5 ft x 9.5 ft
  • Nomad XL: 8.5 ft x 13 ft


  • Basecamp Plus: 8 ft
  • Nomad XL: 6.7 ft


  • Basecamp Plus: Connects to other ShadeEco products for customization
  • Nomad XL: Same unmatched modular design as the Basecamp!

Conclusion: Choosing between the Basecamp Plus and the Nomad XL depends on your specific needs and the size of your outdoor group. If you're seeking a versatile sunshade with customization options and enhanced protection, the Basecamp Plus is the perfect choice. On the other hand, if you require maximum shade capacity for larger groups along with the flexibility of a quick set-up, the Nomad XL delivers unmatched coverage.

Check out our Shop to explore more details about each sunshade and select the one that best suits your outdoor lifestyle. With ShadeEco, you can confidently embrace the great outdoors while enjoying the ultimate shade experience.

July 10, 2023 — Michael Graham