As mentioned previously, this shelter is much lighter than you'd expect at this size. The anodized, industrial grade aluminum frame saves you a minimum of 30% in overall weight compared to a steel-framed shelter of the same size and type. It's also weather and water-resistant, even to the point that beachgoers love this shelter because of its resistance to salt water and air corrosion.
Additionally, the 500 denier professional-grade polyester top provides critical protection from wind, rain, and potentially harmful UV rays for the people underneath. This can be just as important as structural integrity in terms of enjoying an outdoor event, and it's certainly important in terms of long-term health when you factor in the UV protection. Multiple height settings give you a range of options as to how you set the shelter up at any given occasion, and the maximum height clearance of 7 feet leads the industry for this type of shelter.
The only thing not mentioned above was how the canopy looks but, as the picture reveals, this is a great-looking shelter, too. If that look and the variety of features appeals to you, then pick out a top color that will complement your next tailgate, craft fair, or picnic. In any color and in any size class, the Caravan Aluma 10 x 10 Canopy with Professional Top is a sensible and well-priced option for maximum outdoor enjoyment.
David La Roche
Fort Lauderdale, FL
I would recommend this item to a friend.
July 2, 2014