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Post by TexasWheels on 28/07/15, 10:13 am

Guys I hope this gets responses, as I wasn't sure where to put this thread. I did search around and could not find another thread on the subject, sorry if I missed it.

My Pop Up Canopy is very close to dead..... The frame that supports the canopy keeps bending. It is your standard $70-$100 canopy and I have heard they are expected to last three-four seasons with the wind we have here in DFW. I have seen some on the fields with better center supports but am having challenges finding those online. The ones I did find are around $300. I was really hoping to stay under $200

Are these worth the extra money? Which are the best for the money? Which Canopy do you recommend and why?

Thanks

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Post by FriscoSoccer2004 on 28/07/15, 11:43 am

I have always used EZ Up Canopy's. http://www.ezupdirect.com/product-category/shelters/?orderby=price

The new inflatable one looks interesting.

One lesson I learned always put all 4 corners anchored into the ground otherwise never fails gust of wind turns it into a bent wreck.

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Post by db10 on 28/07/15, 12:07 pm

TexasWheels wrote:Guys I hope this gets responses, as I wasn't sure where to put this thread. I did search around and could not find another thread on the subject, sorry if I missed it.

My Pop Up Canopy is very close to dead..... The frame that supports the canopy keeps bending. It is your standard $70-$100 canopy and I have heard they are expected to last three-four seasons with the wind we have here in DFW. I have seen some on the fields with better center supports but am having challenges finding those online. The ones I did find are around $300. I was really hoping to stay under $200

Are these worth the extra money? Which are the best for the money? Which Canopy do you recommend and why?

Thanks

The more expensive ones fail just as often. IMO buy the cheap ones and throw them out when they break.

There's one from Cabela's for $229 that is supposedly built a little better.

Simply put it's stregnth vs weight vs cost. It's either going to be weak, heavy, or really expensive.

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Post by Guest on 28/07/15, 12:20 pm

Same as FS05 and db10... Have had good success with the generic straight legged First-Up or Ozark Trail 10'x10' models that you can get at Walmart for ~$80.

Two things that have helped longevity are to periodically check and tighten the bolts in the horizontal criss-cross supports that run between the 4 legs and form the primary support frame, and just not using it if the winds get up above 20-25 mph or so (no matter how well you anchor the legs). Both of these prevent the frame from getting bent/broken, and as I'm sure you know, once the frame gets bent/broken, you're done.

If you can keep the frame in good shape, depending on amount of use, you can get at least 3 years out of one of these before the canopy material starts to break down too much.

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Post by TexasWheels on 28/07/15, 12:24 pm

Thanks guys. Pretty much my thoughts. If anyone has used a higher end one, please let me know

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Post by GoalMouth on 28/07/15, 01:38 pm

Just bought one a little more expensive then the standard that has been used only about 5 times but seems a little more rugged than the basic 10x10.  Bought this for the wind vents at the top which help keep it from getting beat in the wind and for the multiple ways that the flaps can be set up for extra shade.  

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/quik-shade-summit-s170-canopy?repChildCatid=521456

Our team has one of the real expensive industrial EZ Ups.  I think it is 12X20...covers up any player bench and most single set bleachers that we have come across .  We have been using it for 3 years now and besides tightening bolts it is in perfect condition still.  We stake it down at every game and haul it onto the field with a dolly as it is very heavy...But well worth the additional cost and trouble.


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Post by TaxiMom on 28/07/15, 01:57 pm

I have a bought an expensive one before, but it didn't last any longer than a basic one.

Just bought the Coleman 13x13. http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy/dp/B00EHKP7UM

Like it so far and it's holding up to the wind with weights. I will warn you the first time you set it up it takes a bit to figure it out and you need at least 3 people. You can do it with 2 after the first time. It's slightly different from the usual pop up. Few pluses in my book.
1. It's bigger than average (13x13)
2. It has levers instead of little buttons that always manage to mean squished fingers for me.
3. It has a vented top. This keep the air flowing both to keep it from blowing away and I think it keeps it cooler.

Happy shopping
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Post by ONLYASOCCERDAD on 28/07/15, 11:06 pm

[quote="TexasWheels"]Thanks guys. Pretty much my thoughts. If anyone has used a higher end one, please let me know
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buy from walmart and take it back every time it fails Smile

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Post by AbEnd on 29/07/15, 11:13 am

Spend your money on a upgraded roller bag with bigger, more industrial wheels to make your schlepping easier!  The Caravan commercial bag comes in 3 sizes to fit most tents

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Post by lovesoccer on 01/08/15, 01:05 pm

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/quik-shade-canopy-leg-weight-plates?repChildCatid=25562

These anchor weights in addition to the anchor stakes that come with tent have helped us keep our teams sport tent standing in mild wind when other teams go sailing across the field.

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Post by threecents on 06/08/15, 04:25 pm

I just got the cheap $50 canopy at Academy. Works great. This is the one I got:
http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_1028612_-1

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