Official Review of the CROWN SHADES 10x10 Instant Canopy

We get down and dirty with this top rated pop up canopy to see if can handle everything we throw at it.

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If you are in search of a pop-up canopy tent which is fast and easy to set up and which is backed by great customer service, you will want to check out the CROWN SHADES 10x10 Pop-Up Portable Instant Folding Canopy.

This canopy is consistently highly rated and represents a great value. Below, we discuss the basic specifications, including the tent’s dimensions. Scroll down to read in-depth review about the canopy tent’s features and highlights, as well as its pros and cons. We also had a user send us this thoughts in a previous review, check it out as well!

Specs:

  • Measures 10’x10’ both at the top and the base with straight legs
  • Central hub system for fast and easy set-up
  • 3 adjustable heights
  • UPF 50+ UV protection
  • Frame is 0.5mm high grade steel
  • Canopy is 150D Oxford fabric
  • Water-repellent top
  • Open sides
  • 48in x 6.69in x 6.69in roller bag with sturdy handle included
  • Comes with 8 stakes and 4 guy ropes
  • Backed by a one-year warranty against defects

Now that we’ve got the basics covered, let’s dive into the details!

Materials and Durability

This tent was built to last out of 0.5mm high grade steel. While the steel itself is able to stand up to the elements without developing rust, the frame is coated with a white powder finish for additional protection and aesthetic appeal.

The 150D Oxford fabric used for the canopy itself is reasonably durable, and offers superior protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. As it is water-repellent, it can also shield you a bit from drizzle or rain, so long as it is going straight down.

One thing to know about this pop up canopy is that it was not designed for harsh winds. It can deal with mild breezes, but if the wind starts picking up, it is wise to take the tent down. Its construction allows for great ease-of-use (see below), but it isn’t sturdy enough to withstand high winds.

Easy to Transport and Set Up

Collapsed, the canopy tent easily fits into the 48in x 6.69in x 6.69in bag which comes with it. The bag has both wheels and a handle, making it effortless to move it from place to place. The handle is rubberized to reduce strain on your hand.

If there is one standout feature for which this canopy tent should be known, it is how fast and easy it is to get it set up at your site. A single person working alone should be able to erect it within just a couple of minutes. That means you can go right about your business or leisure without a lot of time fussing with the tent.

Aesthetics

In terms of appearance, this canopy tent is attractive enough, but it doesn't really stand out in any significant way. You can choose white, black, or blue fabric for the canopy, which is marked with the logo and brand name (CROWN SHADES).

Cool Features and Accessories

I've touched briefly upon some of the features which make this tent worthy of consideration in the specifications, but I would like to elaborate on a few of them here.

  • As mentioned before, you can adjust the height of the canopy tent. There are three options to choose from, the highest being 9.19 feet. The best part is that you can adjust the height with just the push of a button—four, specifically, one on each of the tent's legs.
  • Since this tent comes with everything you need, you are getting excellent value for your money. Along with the frame and canopy, you get the guy ropes and ground stakes necessary for setup along with the previously discussed carrying bag.
  • There are some interesting ventilation features incorporated into the tent's design. Vents in the canopy allow for airflow, increasing comfort and also making it less likely that the wind will pull up on the canopy.

Amazing Customer Service

Something else which must be mentioned with regards to this canopy tent is that its manufacturer, CROWN SHADES, has a reputation for first-class customer service. Hopefully, you will not have any issues with your tent. But if you do, you can expect the team to be responsive and helpful.

Pros:

  • Even though this tent is not sturdy enough for strong winds, it's made out of sturdy materials which resist rust and provide you with protection from moisture and UV rays.
  • The tent is well-ventilated.
  • All the accessories which you need for your tent are included with your purchase, including a carrying bag with wheels.
  • One person can set this tent up in just a couple of minutes with ease thanks to the central hub system incorporated into the design.
  • The height of the tent can be adjusted just by pushing buttons on the legs.
  • CROWN SHADES offers excellent customer service under the tent’s warranty.
Crown Shades setup instructions

Cons:

  • If you're shopping for a tent for high wind conditions, this one is not a suitable choice.
  • There are not a lot of extra features. It is a pretty basic canopy tent.

Conclusion

The CROWN SHADES folding canopy is the ideal tent if you're looking for ease-of-use. While this canopy tent is not suitable for every purpose or climate, if you plan to use it in an area where the winds are mild, it may be just right.

Because it takes only minutes to erect the tent, it is not only perfect for the beach, but also for yard sales, farmers’ markets, and similar events where you want to finish setting up as quickly and conveniently as possible. It only takes one person to get the tent ready, but four, five or even six can sit comfortably in its shade, increasing its versatility.