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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Competition season is around the corner and I am in need of a new canopy this year. I had one 10' x 10' EZ UP Canopy that was setup in my backyard and I came home from work on a windy day to find that it had blown down the street.
So, now I'm debating on whether I should buy two 10' x 10' EZ Up canopies, or is there a better built 10' x 20' canopy that I could buy that will withstand the elements in a competition?
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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Competition season is around the corner and I am in need of a new canopy this year. I had one 10' x 10' EZ UP Canopy that was setup in my backyard and I came home from work on a windy day to find that it had blown down the street.
So, now I'm debating on whether I should buy two 10' x 10' EZ Up canopies, or is there a better built 10' x 20' canopy that I could buy that will withstand the elements in a competition?
I don't compete, but I have used the EZ Ups many times. I've found that if you have 2 canopies side-by-side and it DOES rain, you get a lot of water in between them. I'd say if you're looking for a 10x20 area, then get a 10x20 canopy. PERSONALLY, I prefer the 12x12 size for more room.

They sell a pretty nice 10x20 size canopy at Menard's (don't know if those are where you are) that's got metal poles and bungee-on style tarps for roof and walls that I've been considering picking up for our Cub Scout Pack. My brother's got a pretty nice 12x12 canopy (not EZ-Up brand) that has walls and all, but it cost him somewhere above $200.

For me (I'm a cheap arse) I've always been able to find canopies off of CL. I've bought 3 so far for around $60, which is a good deal. All 3 were brand new, maybe used once.

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I prefer two 10x10 EZ ups as opposed to one 10x20 that takes more people to get them up. I've not had problems with the rain too much.
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This is what I use. It is kind of heavy but two people can put it up easily. It is very sturdy in bad weather.

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In Seattle there would be no BBQ without canopies much of the time.

Another name for an erected canopy that isn't tied down is a KITE.
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We're still working with two 10'x10' Caravan canopies, always with 240lbs of sandbags!

The other thing to consider is, are you ever going to be setting up/taking down this thing by yourself? The 10'x10's can be done by one person.
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This is what I use. It is kind of heavy but two people can put it up easily. It is very sturdy in bad weather.

This is what I had in mind. Where did you buy this and how much does it cost?
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This is what I had in mind. Where did you buy this and how much does it cost?
This is like the one that I was talking about at Menard's (I think Menard's is a midwest thing?) at HD....

http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Ou...atalogId=10053
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This is like the one that I was talking about at Menard's (I think Menard's is a midwest thing?) at HD....

http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Ou...atalogId=10053

I have been using one of those for the past 3 yrs.
Yes they hold up but the downside is that they are very heavy to load and although I have put it up by myself, it is a real pain. Two people are best.

I got mine at SAMS for around 200, the brand on mine is KING CANOPY
Their website lists them as more expensive but I don't remember paying that much.
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I got mine at Cabelas. It is the industrial one. The poles are bigger (2 inches) and heavier. The wall kit is separate.
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I have a 10x20 that sits in the shed most of the time - too heavy to haul around and takes two people to set up. Since I set up at contests solo, I've decided to stick to 10x10 EZ-Ups. If I go with two, I'm goinig to use a gutter between them to avoid the centerline dripping. A lot less time with set-up and tear-down, plus a lot lighter.
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I use the 10x20 canopy like the picture above, picked it up at Pep Boys, they run specials on them all the time, of 69 bucks, another 30 for the sidewalls, I can put it up myself without any issues, I picked up a nice canvas duffle bag that all the poles fit into, makes it nice and easy for transport, takes me about 15-20 minutes on my own to put it up. The brand I got from pep boys is Shelter Logic.
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A buddy of mine has a 10x20 KD Kanopy that he sets up alone alot. It's an aluminum frame so it's lighter than my 10x10 e-z-up and it sets up in about the same amount of time.

http://www.kdkanopy.com/canopies/majestic200.php
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That KD Kanopy looks great. Do you have any idea what the 10x20's sell for? Their web site doesn't list any prices.
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This the one we got from California Palms. Very sturdy and we got the screen side.

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