The best canopy for you will depend upon your unique purposes. Following are a few common types of canopies and shelters that might interest you.
- Pop-up canopies. These lightweight canopies are easy to set up and provide some shade for short-term uses.
- Screened-in canopies. If you want protection from bugs and sun while still maximizing your view of the outdoors, a screened-in stand-up canopy is the way to go.
- Car canopies. You can set up a canopy right off the side of your vehicle to minimize the number of poles you’ll have to take with you.
- Privacy shelters. If you want a place to change, a tall tent with a small square footage can provide privacy without taking up too much space. This is a nice option for family trips when you’re packing several people into a single large tent.
- Mosquito shelters. If you want the sun but not the bugs, a netted shelter for one or two people can provide the perfect respite.
- Screen gazebos and houses. If you want a larger structure for a bigger group, you can opt for a larger, more elaborate shelter with netted exterior.
- Canvas tarps. A nice tarp can provide a bit of shelter from the sun in an aesthetically pleasing, closed-in way.
Before making your purchase, consider how many people you want inside your shelter, what kinds of protection you want it to offer, how much room you have in your vehicle, and what colors or aesthetic features will enhance your outdoor experience.