Party tents are often treated as secondary products at many portable shelter dealers, but many use such outdoor shelters. Party tents are essentially powder-coated steel structures with a polyester canopy that has been treated to be UV resistant and waterproof. Many of the designs for these shelters are in one-piece and collapsible, while others, particularly for larger or longer shelters, have individual parts. For at home use, this type of structure goes by such names as pop-up canopy or easy-up canopy and, for larger events like weddings, the structure is often called a wedding tent. But regardless of the size of use, the structure is always made out of the same materials.
The main use for a party tent is to provide some form of temporary shelter outdoors. For families, this often means an outdoor tent or shelter for backyard parties. The shelter can be set up and taken apart quickly, so a party tent can be brought to other occasions, such as another party or for a day at the beach. Anchors attached to the bottom of such a structure can keep it in the ground during any outdoor event. Additionally, multiple tents can be attached to each other to form a larger structure, which is helpful with a large group of people or if you want to connect a seating area with a table displaying food.
These structures have more possibilities than personal use only, however. Aside from large wedding tents, these structures are often used for trade shows and flea markets – any location in which goods are sold. Whether the event is held on concrete or dirt, one of these structures can be set up to provide shade or shelter from rain. As one can be set up quickly, it can be stored by your table and erected when rain or too much sun threatens the event.
As we saw a few weeks earlier, pop-up canopies are a common sight at many outdoor festivals and fairs. In general, pop-up canopies, also called party tents or easy-up canopies, are designed to be set up and taken down quickly and to protect from immediate weather, be it rain or sun. A typical pop-up canopy is a one-piece unit, in which the sides fold out and the canopy is attached to the metal frame. While this design is used for square-shaped shelters, longer shelters often come in multiple pieces. But, regardless of what kind of party tent or pop-up canopy you need, each has a powder-coated steel frame and a polyester canopy that has been treated to be UV resistant and waterproof. The canopy, once taken apart or folded, is often transported as one piece in a bag that will fit in the back of most cars and trucks.
Pop-up canopies are mostly for personal use. Generally, pop-up canopies are kept in storage and then set up for backyard parties or taken to the beach. When used in this instance, the canopy structure should be held in place by stakes at the bottom, as the wind might blow one of these structures over. As the structure can fold up, it can be taken in your car from your home to any location in which you’ll need shelter.
Pop-up canopies, outside of the home, are commonly seen in locations like fairs, trade shows, and flea markets – any location in which a person and various items he or she is selling will need protection from sun and rain. Often, a pop-up canopy is set up during the event, with rows of vendors or businesses sheltering themselves and their table by a pop-up canopy. However, as these shelters can be set up within minutes, many bring the shelters to an outdoor event like a flea market and then set up the canopy at the first sight of rain.