The first comparison to make is in the frame. If the manufacturer cut any corners here, the rest of the package wouldn't matter much. In this case, though, the aluminum frame is definitely up to snuff. The anodized, industrial grade aluminum frame is extremely strong and durable, plus it 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 in general, and salt air and water-resistant more specifically, which makes it really popular with the beach crowd.
Next up is the 500 denier professional-grade polyester top. This tent top provides plenty of 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. You still get multiple height settings in this shelter, which gives you a range of options as to how you set the shelter up at any given occasion. 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. You can count on the same level of quality, style, and value from this shelter as you can with similar shelters and even with larger shelters from Caravan. 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 people who want a quality tent, but want it in a slightly smaller package.