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PostThu Mar 11, 2021 12:16 pm 
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I'm interested in stretch canopies but all I can find is stretch tents for events.

This would be for road tripping so weight isn't a problem. The problem I'm finding is that they are giant and intended for events - not sun/rain shelters to be put over a picnic table.

Also open to other suggestions. I have found that traditional canopies are kind of crappy, ugly, bulky, and actually not very easy to setup with one person. Last year I bough an ozark 12x12 on our road trip and it buckled in the wind, took up a ton of space when packed up, and was kind of comedic to setup with one person. I know that setting up a pole-based canopy would also be kind of funny to watch if it was large.

Anyone have anything like a flex/stretch canopy, that is quite large, but doesn't cost thousands of dollars? Perhaps there's a tarp-tent/canopy product that is large?

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PostSat Mar 13, 2021 9:56 am 
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For sheltering a picnic table something like a Noah Tarp (12x12) and two poles should get the job done.

REI sells the tarp, poles, and stakes.

You could rig up a wood clamp and shock-cord for one side of the table, to keep one pole in place.  That would make single person setup easier.

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PostMon Mar 15, 2021 9:26 pm 
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I like that tarp. I'm looking for something a bit more burly though. Something that can be pitched pretty tight.

I understand that using poles rather than a frame will compromise integrity somewhat, but I still think something might be out there that splits the difference.

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