For those who sell their wares at markets, there’s nothing more important than having a quality canopy tent to sit under. Whether you’re selling crafts, vegetables or other goods, a canopy tent will provide both shade and protection from rain, which can make or break your experience at the market. Shopping for a freestanding canopy tent can be frustrating, however, as there are a variety of different styles to choose from. By learning what sets quality canopy tents apart from the competition, however, you can increase your chances of making a wise purchase.
In order for a canopy tent to be full-functional, it needs to be constructed out of the right material. The legs and frame should be made out of a rust-free metal; while plastic is usually less expensive, it doesn’t provide nearly enough weight for the canopy tent to stay stable. The canopy itself should be constructed of a sturdy material, such as canvas. Canopy tents are available in a wide variety of sizes. As pricing can differ greatly between different sizes, it’s wise to purchase one that is only as large as you need it to be. At the same time, however, purchasing too small a canopy tent will defeat the purpose of having one in the first place.
Be sure to measure your market table and anything that else that will be placed under the canopy to ensure that the one you end up purchasing is large enough to provide adequate covering. For those who sell at markets frequently, portability and ease of set-up are two important features that need to be taken into consideration before purchasing a canopy tent. Choose a model that is light enough to carry around and set up on your own. The less parts, the easier it will be to construct.