This is a very nice slant-let canopy. It's easy to assemble/disassemble. The only exception is that the canopy quickly begins to wear and tear in areas rubbing against the canopy bars when the canopy is assembled/disassembled. The canopy should be removed from the inner structure during storms/high winds to avoid flyaways. It would be nice to either reinforce these areas (specifically sew 2 round circles on each side of the canopy for a total of 8 reinforced areas to eliminate the material fraying and ultimately tearing OR provide adhesive circles for the customer to apply in the specific areas needed. In the current situation, the canopy will NOT last one season!
I purchased the white 8x16 canopy which included the steel frame, travel bag w/wheels, canopy top, 3 side walls, a door wall, 6 sandbags for the legs (sand not included) and 4 ropes w/stakes. It doesn't actually state it in the description, but there are a total of 6 wall panels and you can place the door panels wherever is most convenient for your set up. The setup instructions are not very helpful and I had to watch a video to see what I was doing wrong. Technically an experienced person might be able to set this particular canopy up by themselves, but I'd highly suggest having someone help you. The sand bags have 2 chambers that need to be filled to help weigh down the canopy. Personally I used a total of 2.5 bags of QUIKRETE 0.5-cu ft 50-lb All-purpose Sand. The only minor complaints I have are one of my doorways is missing a velcro strap and at each pole where you zip the panels together there is a small gap where water could intrude when it rains. The gaps aren't surprising given where they're located and it's easy to remedy, but thought I should mention it, so people could be prepared. Also, this might be area specific, but for some reason bees/wasps love the peaks of my canopy. It's taken a little trial and error, but some strategically placed Irish Spring soap bars seems to be solving that problem. I'm in the PNW and it's summertime (no rain), so I can't say how weatherproof the canopy is, but it's been up for a little over a month with no issues.
Pull frame from bag
Pull open frame enough that you can fit the canopy top on all all 4 corners
Continue pulling frame open until you are able to fully extend all the trusses DO NOT try to extend the legs before this step
Extend legs to desired height equally ie opposite corners, then center legs
Attach sand bags and fill (I used a wide mouthed funnel to reduce spilling)
I used this canopy to cover a deck that is in the sun most of the day. First year if was up for 5 months during the spring and summer and it got through sun, wind and rain okay. Second year the metal peak started to tear through the canopy cover until it went through completely. I was disappointed the canopy top did not last longer. When I went to purchase a replacement canopy cover I saw it was only available with 4 sand bags included. I still have the sand bags from last year, I would have liked to have the option to purchase the canopy cover only.
Really, really like this canopy. So much better quality than others I have purchased.
Wow! I spent $550 on an umbrella FROM SOME OTHER COMPANY last year, it broke with in a couple months. This umbrella from ABC is made way better! The fabric alone is like nothing I have had in any umbrella ever! Very little light comes through the fabric. It beads water on top like crazy and never leaks. We went with the 11 footer and so happy we did. We can even set under it in light rain without getting wet. The lights are made very well and put off enough light to see what you are eating. It shipped very fast as well. You cant go wrong! Forget that junk they have at Lowes and buy from ABC!
I wanted all 3 sides and zipper front, when I ordered, the front was never displayed, so I bought 3 sides, so, do I have to return the 3 sides to get the front zipper opening ? As a set, not my fault.
I love this tent!!! I do about 3-5 shows a week so it gets a lot of use and I'm so thankful I got this one!!! The set up is the easiest one in the whole show and people are amazed when the see how fast I can put it up by myself. The only thing I didn't like was the weight bags that came with it. They don't stay closed and since I do so many shows and it gets windy where I live I have to make sure I have a full 25lbs in them at all time and these only hold about 20lbs...or less because of them falling over and not being closed so sand falls out little by little. I prefer the ones that wrap all the way around the leg and sits in the bottom flat part of the leg so I had to buy another set and just use these as a backup. Other than that the tent is amazing and I have recommended it to sooo many people! I just get inside it once it's opened a little and pop it up with one hand and then I can move it with the top cross bars anywhere I need to go. Easy peasy!!! Oh and I love that fact I can hang my suncatchers on the side bars and have no fear that they will break it! Definitely the best business decision to get this tent that I have made in a long time !!! ❤❤❤
I am so excited to be using this canopy. It is easy to set up by myself and I love how sturdy and secure it is. It is perfect as I do markets for my small business. It costs more than the ones you can buy at Walmart, but it is structurally superior. A great investment.