Thursday, January 31, 2013

Information On Star Shade Canopies

Star shade canopies are elegant star shaped tents that are ideal for almost any outdoor event. They can be used for a wedding reception, family gatherings in the back yards, elegant luncheons or just about any event you can think of. Find out more about them below and see why you should get one for your event.
The colors and designs on these star shade tents vary based on your preference. They can be elegant white for a wedding or even camouflage green for a fun family sports day and barbecue in the backyard. Just about any style or color you want is available, all you have to do is request it.
The sizes of these tents normally vary from eight to sixteen meters and can provide up to 800 square feet of shade. They are convenient, do not take up a lot of space and always look elegant, no matter what color or designs you choose. Most of all, they provide shade for your event, without your guests being bothered by the multiple beams used to hold up a regular tent.
While these tents are most ideal for spring, summer and early autumn events, they may also be used in colder climate with the right adjustments. In fact, they are often preferred by many people who love the massive covering they provide while taking up as little space as possible. They also love the shape and the easy access in and out of the tent.
These tent canopies are easy to assemble, in fact, they only require a few minutes and a couple of strong hands to set them up. They are also easy to disassemble and compact, you easily can fit one of these tents in the trunk of a car when disassembled.
Consider buying or renting star shade canopies for your next outdoor event. Even if the space is small, this tent will not clutter it, instead, it will give the space a more sophisticated feel that your guests will love. Choose the right size and color for your event and you definitely cannot go wrong.

Important specs about star shade canopies:
  1. Star shade canopies use whole tension supports at the center and canopy stakes on the ground.
  2. It is not advisable a star shaped canopy in extreme weather.
  3. Most star shade canopies ship via trucking company due to the long pole requirement.
  4. Start shade canopies tend to be more expensive than regular party tents due to lesser demand.

Monday, January 21, 2013

What To Know About Outdoor Party Tents

If you have decided to plan an outdoor event or celebration in your garden or elsewhere, outdoor party tents are always a first choice in preparation. Enjoying yourself does not go hand in hand with a shelter, but it can save you quite a lot of hassle. The weather is always unpredictable, and can leave you battered and bruised if you are not properly protected.
There is a great range of different options that you have the luxury to choose from. This choice will be ultimately determined by your specific needs and the type of event you are hosting. Be sure to think about what it is that you are looking for and why.
One of the main questions in this instance is the type of support needed. Each party tent shelter will be designed in a certain, highly specific way. This plays a big part in the tent that you end up choosing. This is actually quite a complex decision and takes more time that you might think at first.
Possibly the most simple option would be to go for a frame tent. This happens to be a common choice on account of its easy setup. The bad news is that it only comes in small. This means that the tent frame structures are aimed at very specific hosts.
If you are expecting flexibility in terms of the amount of space the outdoor party tent allows for, have a look at pole-structured models. This type of tent will come in many different sizes for any occasion. The downside to this tent is that it will normally consist of a large pole in the middle of the partying space.
This massive variety now available when looking at outdoor party tents is highly useful, and very specifically designed. Each model is cleverly developed with the host's desires as a priority. You will find a range of pros and cons that will help you settle with the best choice for you.

Key factors about outdoor party tents:
1) Make sure you have canopy footpads and tent stakes if the party tent is going to be in a windy area.

2) If the party tent will be used in a public setting, it is important to use a tent that is certified CPA I – 84. The certification will be required by most fire marshals in the United States.

3) If the party tent is larger than a 15 x 15' deep hole diameter should be at least 1 5/8. A poll gauge of 10 should also be required.

4) The best time to find deals on outdoor party tents is January and February. Outdoor party tents cost more in the summer time due to high demand.

5) if there are heavy rains and winds, the party tent should be taken down. A party tent is no match for mother nature.

Some other factors:
  • Pole size
  • Thickness of cover
  • FR rated
  • Gage of pole

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pop Up Tents Are Convenient And Innovative

Many people simply love camping but find setting up their campsite to be too time consuming and labor intensive. Some canvas shelters, especially older models, are heavy and require several people to set it up. People want to arrive at their destination and start enjoying their break straight away. No wonder then that pop up tents have become so popular.
These shelters are relatively recent arrival on the scene. The shelter features very flexible hoops that immediately spring into shape when the pack is opened. In fact, it generally requires less than five seconds. When it is time to go, the shelter is quickly and easily packed down in a tight disk shaped package, ready for the next use.
The main advantage of these shelters is self evident. The instant pop up tents are very quick to set up. They have other distinct advantages too, however. Most pop up tents are generally lightweight and they can be transported in just about any mode of transport. They are available in many sizes and shapes. Some models can sleep as many as six adults.
There are some drawbacks, though. In most cases, the coverings are single skinned and they are not very good at keeping out severe weather. They are not suitable in windy conditions either and they should not be expected to last for very long. In most cases they are marketed for use by young people or by people that require a shelter for one season only.
There are several online suppliers that can deliver a wide variety of models. Many offer free shipping under certain conditions. Care should be taken to deal with reputable suppliers only and consumers should make sure that the product that they order is covered by a valid warranty. It is always worth it to scan consumer feedback sites before dealing with an online supplier.
Pop up tents have their disadvantages but they are perfect for people that do not want to spend any time in setting up their site. Because the pop up tents are so light they can be used just about anywhere. Pop up tents should not be confused with domed or inflatable shelters.  What makes a pop-up tent is the frame's ability to instantly open. The inflatable instant canopy type tends are a different type of mechanism.

Below are some key points about pop-up tents:

  1. Most pop-up tents are operated with a pushpin adjustable leg.
  2. The top of a pop-up tent is installed a can remain on the frame indefinitely.
  3. Most pop-up tents should have built-in footpads into the lake to enable a secure fitting to the ground.
  4. Pop-up tents should not be used for permanent use.
  5. Flea market vendors looking for pop-up tents should choose heavy-duty frames due to the high use of installation and breakdown.