Lowes, Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon Canopy. Under $100.

Looking for a canopy or tent?  You can find many canopies today under $100. One of the most popular brands are the EZ Up brand. Ez Up Instant Shelters and Custom Pop Up Tents come in a range of sizes and are super easy to set up. They are a lightweight shelter which allows you to take it anywhere.

The UV resistant top offers protection from the sun to shade you and your family. The slanted leg design provides additional stability and sets up in seconds. This shelter is perfect for sporting events, backyard parties, the beach and much more.

The Ez Up story. Back in 1983, 21-year-old Mark Carter realized he was missing a few parts to his canopy. With temperatures over 110 degrees and no shade, Mark envisioned a portable pop up shelter that could be set up quickly and easily.  The next day, Mark began working on his idea in his parent’s garage in Southern California. He built and refined prototypes and invented his first Instant Shelter.

I have had a probably 5 tents in the past as we go camping and I do craft shows. This EZ Up tent came with the sides and a heavy weight frame, leg panels and storage bag. The canvas top is a nice thick canvas, unlike some portable canopies  EZ Ups I have bought at Walmart or Costco in the past. Therefore, some may be a little higher priced than what you would pay at Cosco or Sam’s but the quality and little extras you get with it are well worth it.

The canopy material is very thick!. If the bag had a side zipper to make it expand, it would have been a little easier to put the tent back in the bag.  The wheels make the bag easy to carry and this tent is not cheap and flimsy.  Very sturdy and heavy duty.

This is the really a classic tent that is perfect for most people. The tent comes with almost everything you need, including stakes for the legs and plates onto which you could place additional weights. Weights are a probably needed if at a craft show or parking lot on asphalt/concrete. You can’t put stakes there and need something to keep the tent from possibly blowing away.

The only negative thing I could say is that it really helps to have two people to set up, though I’ve done it by myself.  Another great feature is that everything fits into a zipper bag with a pull handle and wheels. Overall, I’m very happy with this tent. We use it probably 15 times from spring to fall and hope to get  three or four seasons of use out of it.

E-Z UP Pop-Up Instant Shelter

The canopy by E-Z UP is a lightweight recreational canopy you can easily take anywhere. With a full base, the angled white powder-coated rust resistant steel frame provides additional stability and features a great shaded area.

The E-Z UP Difference

I’ve tried and seen many brands of canopies.  The E-Z UP in my opinion is the best on the market. E-Z UP just keeps perfecting their unique designs. Tents are updated with new innovations and improved features that are designed to enhance your experience and just make it, well, EASY! For nearly 30 years, E-Z UP has produced high quality shelters and are confident there is a model and price to fit your needs.

Here is a great video on how to setup, secure and tear down a canopy.

From concept, to development, to finished product, E-Z UP meticulously designs, engineers and tests each individual element of their patented systems.

E-Z UP Canopy Features

  • White Powder – Coated Steel Frame with a Slanted Leg Design.
  • Button Slider for E-Z Set Up.
  • Adjustable Snap Button Legs with Multiple Height Options.
  • Perfect for camping, sporting events, backyard parties, and the beach.
  • Lightweight and Portable.
  • Most models come with carry bag, steel frame, canopy top and stakes
  • Meets CPAI-84 Fire Resistant Requirements.

canopy lowes home depotThe E-Z Up Swift Pop Up Instant Canopy Tent is a lightweight recreational shade canopy tent.

The UV-resistant top of the E-Z Up Swift pop up shelter offers protection from the sun to shade you and your family. The slanted leg design of this instant canopy provides additional stability and helps you for setting up quickly.

This outdoor, camping and backyard gazebo shelter has a high ceiling for more headroom and works well for sporting events, outdoor parties, the beach and much more.

It even comes with a carry bag, ensuring a secure setup and simple transportation. Let the E-Z Up Pop Up Canopy keep you covered and comfortable at your next outdoor gathering.

Easy up and easy down

I would suggest a minimum of 2 people to set up and take down because in a worse case scenario, it IS manageable to do by yourself if necessary. Very easy to use. Used it at a craft show this weekend and really cut down on the heat from the sun.  Several other vendors came over just to look at it! 

I really like all the tents and canopies that EZ Up makes, especially the Swift model and hope to get many years of use out of it.  E-Z Up canopies and tents are not available at all Lowes.

Most Lowes will have EZ-Up, Quik Shade, Z-Shade and and Shade Tech brands available in store and by special order.  Special order canopies can take about 2 weeks to arrive. You can also find them at Target, Home Depot and online at Amazon. 

Many of EZ Up canopies are under $100. Find all Ez Up Instant Shelters Pop Up Tents and Canopy models on Amazon Ez Up Canopy

By Victoria Stone

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