Buying Camping Canopies – What To Look For In A New Canopy

Don’t go on another outing without the shade and protection from the elements that camping canopies provide.

Buying a canopy can keep you and your family happy for years to come and is really no different than choosing any other piece of camping gear. With that in mind, you should consider things like size, materials, included features, shape, color, and what kind of options and replacement parts are available. Camping canopies to cover everything under the sun!

When buying a canopy, size is the first thing you should consider. Measure the area you would like to cover. Make sure to consider height as well if you intend to use your new canopy to shelter a tent, vehicle, atv, etc. Also, take into account how many people will be using the canopy and include room for additional pieces of gear like coolers, chairs, tables, etc. Cover all your bases when choosing a camping canopy.

You have figured out what size you need. Now its time to think about the many ways that you might use your new canopy. If you aren’t sure about all the ways a camping canopy can be used, be sure to check out our blog post titled “The Pros Of Camping Canopies“. As a general rule you should try to stick with a canopy with as many features as possible. Quality is key.

Make sure to select a camping canopy that uses quality materials. Many canopies use reinforced steel frames. Read product descriptions and check with the manufacturer to see what kind of warranty is offered and if replacement parts are available.

Dark colors absorb more of the sun’s heat, but do not show dirt and stains as easily. Light colored canopies help create a cooler space, but are harder to keep looking sharp. Choosing a shape and color is mostly just a matter of personal taste. Options, options, options.

Many camping canopies have options like UV protective coatings, waterproofing, wind screens, and more, making them highly adaptable to almost any situation. Find a canopy that best suits your immediate needs with a lot of available options and you can get the optional stuff when the need arises.