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These Pop-Up Canopies Set Up and Pack Up in Seconds So You Can Spend More Time Relaxing

Enjoy sporting events, picnics, and family gatherings with no hassle.

When it’s your responsibility to keep everyone happy (and also get some down time of your own), a lightweight, fast-deploying shade canopy shuts down complaints ASAP.

As you shop around for a pop-up canopy, here are a few things to ask yourself to get the best deal.

Is the size a good fit?

Will you be using the pop-up canopy on your own property, or in a public space that could get crowded? It’s good to consider that in advance to pick the best size. 10′ x 10′, 12′ x 12′, and 12′ x 14′ are the most popular.

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Pictured: Guide Gear Deluxe Straight Leg Pop-Up Canopy, 12′ x 12′

Tip: Remember, a couple extra feet on each side adds more space underneath than you might picture at first glance.

Does the canopy description specify UV protection?

As most sportsmen know, simply being in the shade doesn’t guarantee you won’t get sunburn. Make sure the material of your pop-up canopy is rated for UV protection, blocking 99% of harmful UV rays.

Is the pop-up canopy easy to carry and set up?

When there are options that take only seconds to set up, why opt for more hassle? Make sure your pop-up canopy has an easy (preferably push-button) setup. Glance at the weight so you’re not surprised when it comes time to lug it out to the car, the field, or wherever you’re traveling.

 

Pictured: Guide Gear Deluxe Straight Leg Pop-Up Canopy, 10′ x 10′
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Detail: Push-Button Setup for Guide Gear Deluxe Pop-Up Canopies

Will the canopy fabric and frame materials stand up to wear and tear?

It’s wasteful, expensive, and sometimes even dangerous to use a pop-up canopy with sub-par materials. You want the fabric for your canopy to be at least 150 denier, and the frame should be powder-coated steel for resilience to rust, damage and corrosion.

Is the price right?

After you’ve checked off all those other requirements, every extra dollar you spend just covers the manufacturer’s unnecessary expenses and doesn’t guarantee better quality.

Now, buy with confidence, knowing you’ve chosen high quality at a fair price.

These Pop-Up Canopies Set Up and Pack Up in Seconds So You Can Spend More Time Relaxing