First Up Canopy Tent ReviewBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
If you are in the market for a quick and easy canopy tent to provide portable shelter, you may be wondering if buying a First Up canopy is a good choice. First Up canopies offer the benefits of being easily transportable and they are also simple to assemble. In fact, unlike some other types of canopy tents, a First Up canopy tent can even be put up without the assistance of multiple people (although it is easier to get it set up with two people rather than one). Other types of tents, on the other hand, require four people, one on each leg of the tent, to get the structure set up and the process is typically a rather frustrating one.
So, what makes a First Up canopy tent such a popular choice? For one, the tent is easy to set up. There are no poles to put together or difficult maneuvers to make when setting the canopy up. You simply need to grab the First Up canopy frame at the places noted along the edge of the frame and pull it out from the center until it is fully extended. If the top is not already attached to the frame, it needs to be draped over the frame and attached to the frame corners with the included Velcro. Then you can raise the legs of the tent and make sure each leg is locked into the hole of the same height and you are all set to go.
The most popular style is the First Up 10×10 canopy tent. This basic-sized square tent provides enough protection for a small group of people or a set of table and chairs. It can be used in your backyard to provide shade, for a party, at a park, while camping, at a sporting event, or in almost any place that you need a bit of protection from the sun and the rain. Since it’s so portable (the tent folds up small – 3’x10”x10” -and comes in a travel bag that is easy to tote around), you can take it almost anywhere.
The Quest First Up canopy tent is a very popular sight at many kids’ sporting events. Whether you are on a baseball field or a soccer field, you can often find the fields dotted by tents, providing a respite from the sun for players, coaches and parents alike. Chances are that if you look closely, you will find that many of the tents you see out on the fields are made by the First Up canopy company, Quest. You can usually tell which ones they are by their royal blue canopy tops.
A First Up canopy is made to withstand a good deal of use, including repeated set up and take down of the tent. The tent comes with a set of stakes that can and should be used to anchor the legs of the tent into the ground when in use to avoid a gust of wind blowing the tent over, although the tent can withstand mild to moderate wind gusts without a problem. The fabric covers of the canopy tent are durable and should hold up well over time, and are also water resistant, but if you find that the cover wears out before the frame is ready for the garbage (which will likely happen), you can always order a First Up canopy top replacement to extend the life of your tent.
There are many types of portable canopy tents on the market, but a First Up canopy tent offers a number of benefits, the most notable including the ease of set up and take down that it offers. Another benefit is that First Up canopy prices are reasonable, with most styles being less than $100, so you can get all the shade you need without having to lay out a ton of money to do so.
You can buy First Up canopy tents in many major retailers, such as Walmart and Target, as well as many other stores. You can also find the tents on the internet and may save some money by ordering the tents online as compared to going to the store. The only thing you have to check if you opt to buy a First Up canopy tent online is the cost of the shipping, which may wind up offsetting any savings in price, because the tents are rather heavy and shipping costs may be high.
If you are looking for a portable canopy tent that you can easily take with you wherever you go, can set up and take down in just a few minutes, and that is durable enough to withstand most weather conditions as well as repeated use, then a First Up canopy tent should be at the top of your list for covered canopy tent choices.