Whether you are out at the beach, on the grass enjoying an event, or at any sort of vendor booth assembly, you need a good canopy. In my opinion, the best canopy is the one canopy that you can take anywhere in any conditions and simply not worry about it, instead of having multiple canopies for different environments or inclement weather.
Almost every canopy can handle rain, and they’re all made to handle sun, but the one thing that they handle different is wind. So really, the best canopy for windy conditions is the best canopy there is for everything – an anywhere, anytime canopy that you never really have to think about. It can just sit in your truck until you need it, and when you do, it’s right there ready and waiting for you.
Best Canopy For Windy Conditions
After a research of canopies for wind, we decided that next canopy is the most appropriate for windy conditions.
Coleman Instant Beach Canopy 10 ft. x 10 ft.
The Coleman Instant Beach Canopy provides 100 sq. ft. of shade, boasts special heavy duty UVGuard fabric material with UPF-50 protection so you can have less sunburns. This is one of the few tents that has ventilation to keep air flowing in and out of the tent.
The tent also comes with a carry bag on wheels for your convenience, as it weighs 44 lbs. The tent poles telescope outwards and the feet are welded for a heavier, surer grip. The tent also supports guy-lines for stakes that go into the ground to help support the tent in heavy wind conditions or other inclement weather events.
Because this tent is made by Coleman, supporters of the National Park Foundation, you can feel assured that this tent is going to hold up well. Coleman feels so certain that you will enjoy this product that it also comes with a 1 year limited warranty, whether you enjoy it on grass, concrete, asphalt, rock, or any other surface that you can imagine.
This tent comes with some accessories that you can purchase for added benefits. I highly recommend them both!
Coleman Instant Beach Canopy Sunwall accessory
This Coleman Instant Beach Canopy Sunwall is a single panel wall made out of the same fabric material as the roof. The sunwall comes with its own zipper bag for storing.
There are loops on the side of the wall, but made out of elastic so you don’t have to stress yourself out about getting the alignment exactly perfect on such a heavy tent frame. It looks nice and provides a bit more privacy and shade.
I found that it fits exactly as it should no matter which side I placed it on. I only purchased one, but I wish I had gotten more so that I could have a wall on every side, like a camping tent. I found that having the sidewall up improved the tents performance in windy conditions. I’d guess that it allows for another 10-15 mph tolerance in wind speeds.
Industrial Grade ABCCANOPY Weights Bag accessory
These Industrial Grade ABCCANOPY Weights Bag are an optional accessory that you can buy for your Coleman Instant Beach Canopy tent. Now, they’re not specifically from the Coleman manufacturer, but I was very pleased with the construction and feel that they were definitely worthy of the respect and trust that name brand brings.
It’s not a single weight bag for one leg but rather it’s a whole set of 4 bags, each of which are divided into two halves to fit better and shelter the tent leg and foot. The bags themselves are made out of a polyester fabric and PVC coating, making them both waterproof and much stronger than most other bags on the market. It’s not really mentioned on the box, but they’re also about twice as thick as the average sandbags on the market, so you can be sure that an errant rock isn’t going to poke a permanent hole in your sandbag and ruin your good time.
I found the weights bags that I received of excellent quality and required no thought to set up. They sat nicely on the feet of my Coleman Instant Beach Canopy tent and I feel that it added another 25 lbs of weight, and that it also added perhaps another 30 mph of wind resistance to my tent. I was very happy with them. They were exactly what I thought they would be and they are a no-brainer addition for this canopy tent.
I was pleased with the way that this tent was packed in its box and I didn’t have to struggle and shake to get it out of the box, as some products require with their tight fit. There were really only three steps, and I was able to set up the tent by myself in five minutes.
The clicking mechanism was pleasant to work with and made me feel assured that everything was lined up right and wouldn’t fall down on my head while I was working underneath the tent. I was also pleasantly surprised that it had buttons to press to release the telescoping legs, and it was very simple to use, a real no-brainer.
My next door neighbor came over for a little bit and was even impressed by this tent, asking what it was and where he could buy one for himself. It provided a good amount of shade and cooled down the area underneath the tent by a few degrees after a couple of hours. But because of the vents, the air kept moving and I didn’t feel stifled for sweltered.
I personally feel that the Coleman Instant Beach Canopy 10 ft. x 10 ft. is the best canopy for windy conditions that you can get. I enjoy its accessories and it is easy to set up and take down and port around, thanks to its wheeled carry bag. This is a great canopy for the beach, for an open air event, or even for a vendor street fair.