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Old 07-21-2015, 04:49 AM
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We camp a couple times each year and Admiral bought a "instant" pop up canopy and it is anything BUT instant. You have to install/remove the actual canopy each time you put it up and take it down. (think she only paid about $50 for it)

Heading to the coast in couple weeks and taking out 7 month old grandson and looking for one to take down to beach each day that will not be a freaking battle to put up

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


I have used a couple of other folks before where you just pulled them out of the bag and put them right up with no problems but not sure what brand they were
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At the race tracks you will see 90% E-Z Up and 9% Caravan and 1% "other" - the 1% usually is getting hauled to the dumpster at some point.
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my wife bought us one from sams. think it was 79 bucks. Very easy to put up and seems well made. it's a 10x10.
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We have on of these for camping - it goes up in a few min... once you read the directions and don't struggle with it for 45 min only to find out its inside out...

Its about 5 min to set up, 5 to take down - and it actually fits back in the bag.




http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...4/product.html
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Can't help you what to get, but please don't leave it on the beach. It has been a huge problem at the Outer Banks, so big they are going to start banning them. People put them up, they break and they are too lazy to take them off the beach and put them in the trash. Last year on a 6 mile stretch their were over a 150 broken skeletons of tents (counted via beach patrol)
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If you are just looking for a canopy, I am wanting to get one of these. The traditional canopies are just too bulky/large for me to lug around in the boat to take to the beach

http://www.cool-cabanas.com/about/


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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
E-Z Up
that's what we have...it's very well-built. got the "commercial grade" at sam's club or costco for under $300.

http://www.ezupdirect.com/product/es100s-10-x-10/

i think it's actually too heavy for our light recreational use. wouldn't mind have something a little lighter and easier to carry. they one we have has wheels built into the storage bag, and they are definitely needed for moving it any sort of distance...
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my wife bought us one from sams. think it was 79 bucks. Very easy to put up and seems well made. it's a 10x10.
X2. Wifey got one for the beach. S TX is brutal and this has worked well.
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Get an aluminum one
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Ditto on the EZ-Up, we've had one for years and there are so many other places (like children's sports) where shade is a priceless commodity.
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can't help you what to get, but please don't leave it on the beach. It has been a huge problem at the outer banks, so big they are going to start banning them. People put them up, they break and they are too lazy to take them off the beach and put them in the trash. Last year on a 6 mile stretch their were over a 150 broken skeletons of tents (counted via beach patrol)
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http://www.woot.com/plus/the-sierra-...1?ref=cnt_wp_9

Just ran across this
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