Good value for lightweight art show canopy
This is the second Caravan Traveler I have purchased from here. The included sidewalls make this the best deal for a compact, lightweight pop-up canopy I could find. The top is 500denier, which is heavier than the cheap canopies I first used many years ago. It is not waterproof like vinyl, but it repels light rain well, but it is never taut enough so rain rolls off - water gathers at the edge and I had to 'push' the accumulated water off. I've had only a few wet days so it hasn't been a problem.
I purchased the first Caravan Traveler almost three years ago and it has held up well and I have used it as many as three times a week. I have replaced a few pieces on the frame, but the parts I needed cost $3 to $6 per item and Caravan sent them quickly. It is easy for one person to set up. The original bag was sturdy, but the wheels broke off the bag pretty quickly. The new bag is not made from material that is as sturdy, but it is fine for my uses.
The original system for raising the center column had a design flaw - the red button would come off the column -- but it has been fixed! Hurray! The re-designed Traveler works better and will be more reliable as a result.
ProsCompact size (fits in small spaces)
Easy to order and replace parts of frame
Sidewalls are included
ConsCanopy does not get taut (to handle rain)
Carry bag not very sturdy