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I bought this new canopy so I can do stuff outside of my car under some shade. Works great, but I don’t think I like the trade off in how much storage space it takes up. It’s currently stowed in the rear floor well and takes up the complete floor well.

It’s also a two person setup and was a pain to setup myself because I was afraid of bending the frame by applying to much pressure while unfolding it.

Any suggestions for something I can use for shade while I work outside of my car? I don’t plan on sleeping in it, just shade while organizing boxes, cooking, etc, and it easy for one person to setup?
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I’m like this https://www.amazon.com/BATTOP-Shelter-Ou...40&sr=8-14one on Amazon.

Less storage, easy setup.

Still willing to listen to everyone else’s advice.


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The other problem with EZ-Up type canopies is that they love to sail away in the wind unless they're seriously anchored with something like 18" rebar stakes.
I have one of these:

https://www.coreequipment.com/products/8...port-shade

Instant setup and has two zippable walls included to deflect the sun through the day. Concur w MrNoodly. Have a means to anchor these things down (make sure you have a small sledge too...

Cheers!
We had a tent like the one you like and it worked great. Folded we used it as a sail on our kayak and once beached threw it out and loaded it with gear as any breeze would blow it away. I would recommend the dark colored tent as less light comes through and ours had a zippered door so we could conceal gear or use it as a change/bathroom room.
(04-04-2021, 08:10 AM)MrNoodly Wrote: [ -> ]The other problem with EZ-Up type canopies is that they love to sail away in the wind unless they're seriously anchored with something like 18" rebar stakes.


Yeah and it’s hard enough anchoring into sand and rocks.


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Tie it across the truck/hatch lid somehow? At least until you get a roof rack?

I put our 10 x 10 up alone every summer. For some reason once you get these things spread out, it gets super easy to deal with one leg at a time.
He returned it.....................
As a small woman I can’t set up an “EZ-up” by myself. I got this instead:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TMBEMQ6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I don’t know how the packed size compares to the EZup but I love this for buggy/sunny areas where I want the outside shelter. I believe there are generic sources that are cheaper, but this one has lasted 3 years so far.
How much space does this take up when stowed?


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