Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 48
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by restathome It's a Snap!
Simple and quick! Three pieces out-of-the-box: fully assembled one-piece aluminum frame, top fabric cover and wheeled roller bag. No tools needed. Following directions, we had it up in 15 min (expect 10 min next time). The Velcro fasteners that secure the top are a big improvement over the fabric ties on our tired, much more difficult, 20-year-old canopy.
The comfort difference between shade and sun is pretty remarkable in the South. According to the manufacturer, the canopy fabric blocks 99% of UV rays so it’s great for shade; it’s water-resistant too. At 24 pounds, this canopy is light enough to requiring anchoring in more than a gentle breeze. There are holes in the metal feet for staking (stakes not included). The metal feet probably aren’t the best for patio or deck surfaces (could scratch).
The legs are adjustable height. Fully expanded, it’s 8’8” from peak to ground and 6’4” clearance on the sides. Other settings are 4” and 8” shorter. It’s simple to collapse, slide the roller bag over, flip and zip. The manufacturer recommends unfastening the top cover for extended storage.
It’s a good value and nicely made. Picnics, yard-parties, pool-side, BBQ’s, beach….we’re ready!
June 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jarett Ready to use in 5 mins
From the time i opened the box to the time I put this back in its carrying case was 5 minutes. Very easy setup. Easier with 2 people. Just walk the legs back. Lay the canopy cover on the top and attached with 4 Velcro patches. Click in place and then select your desired height. Perfect for the beach or for the yard. Has holes in the feet so you can secure to the ground. I am 5 10 and i could stand in the canopy on the lowest extension height.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToolTimeTony Easy up, easy down, portable shade and rain cover
This Shade Tec quick deploy canopy is an 8 foot by 8 ft. straight leg unit that is rated at 64 square feet of shade area. Unit comes with four ground stakes, a carrying/storage case with wheels and simple instructions. To deploy, you basically unfold the scissor type frame assembly by pulling each leg out from the center a little at a time. Then you push the frame up toward the top of each leg until you engage a small ball type locking mechanism. If alone, when the unit is expanded, put the canopy on before you extend the legs. After the canopy is on, extend the legs to the desire height, you have two positions to choose from. The straight legs on this unit are a nice feature as they do not extend away from the canopy when it’s up, making it easier to put another unit right next to it. You can secure the legs to the ground with the four metal stakes included. Overall, a very attractive unit. Canopy is very light weight but looks like it would be durable as most others of this type. A very nice feature of this unit is when it’s time to take it down, one of the most difficult challenges is usually unlocking to top of each leg by depressing the metal ball lock. This unit has a plastic lever built in that allows you to easily depress the ball lock and retract the legs, see photo. I wish my other canopies had this feature! Provides nice spot of shade, and will keep you ffairly dry under most rain events, but thunderstorms or driving rain will challenge this and any simlar unit.
June 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben62 Quick and easy!
This Shade Tech sun shade is very easy to set up. I set it up by myself in less than 10 minutes. Once you expand the frame work, you lock the legs in place. Next expand the legs to the proper height needed, throw the nylon canopy in place. The canopy secures via velcro to the frame. Very ez and fast to set up. To take down just reverse the order. To colapse the frame you use the black plastic button to release. I bet it sounds hard but the instructions made it ez for a quick set up and take down. A carry bag with wheels is included for storage.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarah Handy Tent, Easy to Set Up
This is a handy tent to have for backyard gatherings, garage sales or maybe if you have a booth at a craft fair or something similar. The metal frame is sturdy and heavy, but I could pick it up without a problem (I'm an average sized woman of average strength!). The canopy material is lightweight but feels tough enough that I'm not concerned with it snagging and tearing.
It only takes a few minutes to set up and is even quicker to break down. It comes with a case to put the canopy in so that's nice for storage (although I'd be sure to make sure you put it away completely dry so that it doesn't grow mildew). It was stable on a light wind day but I would want to stake it on a day with heavier wind. It did not come with stakes but there are holes in the feet and I think most tent stakes would work just fine with it. The blue is a dark navy which is a nice, inconspicuous color.
June 1, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Benniman Decent canopy
Not bad for what it is. Instructions say erecting is a two man job, but I was able to do it alone. Three height adjustments add flexibility. Unfortunately, mine blew over and one of the legs seemed to bend pretty easily. I straightened it out, but can tell it is weakened and probably won't last another incident. There are holes predrilled in the "feet" but no securing stakes included. Might have been a good idea.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NixTools Super easy to set up
The canopy comes with accordion type frame, synthetic awning, and rolling travel case. It can be set up by one person but two is optimal. Pull it out, push up the roof, velcro the awning, and let down the legs, it is a snap. Perfect shade in minutes. The frame is lightweight but well-made. It has quarter inch holes in each leg so that you can stake it down great for the beach. By the way not rain proof it sheds water but leaks and traps in the awning. Found out when a gully washer fell out of the sky. Still kept us from getting soaked.
June 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CommonSense70471 Flimsy metal
Purchased this product and set it up right away to test how to put it together before needing to use it for real. There was no pressure to "hurry up" etc. Taking our time to put it up went fairly smooth. However, when attempting to take it down and put it away, two of the "scissor" supports broke. The rest was history. While trying to collapse it enough to put back into the box for a return, several more "scissor' supports broke. I ended up just throwing it away rather than returning a completely deformed broken product and attempting to get a refund. Did NOT even get to use it once.
December 6, 2013