peterakabob wrote:I fully realize the kite potential of an EZ-Up pop-up tent, however, if one were to anchor that bad boy down really well and maybe use somewhat heavy-duty canvas (the kind you lay down when you are painting) for walls, do you guys think that would be an effective structure?
I am driving in a Ford Explorer from Seattle so we are trying to be as practical and space-saving as possible given the amount of room in my vehicle.
Pop up tent
, or shade structure/canopy?
I had the roof torn clear off one of my EZ-Up canopies a few years back in winds FAR lower than I've seen at BM, while on a camping trip in the mountains. Ripped right out of the little velcro closures.
If EZ-Up is making actual tents, I haven't seen them so I can't answer you.
But if you like your EZ-Up canopy and want to use it again after the burn, or if you really really need it to stay in place and provide shelter throughout the event, I'd consider something more beefy.
You never know how things will go from year to the next... you could get lucky. If there are no big winds that take out your canopy, you're golden. OTOH, if Murphy strikes...