A pop-up canopy (or portable gazebo or frame tent in some countries) is a shelter that collapses down to a size that is portable. Typically, canopies of this type come in sizes from five feet by five feet to ten feet by twenty feet. Larger or semi-permanent canopies are known as "marquees".
Ultimate Events offers three types of tents or canopies: Frame Tents, Rope & Pole Tents, and Structure Tents. Determining the best type and style of tent that best fits your event needs depends on the event type, your guest count, the time of the year, the length of the event, the event activities, and more. Please contact our sales staff for more details. See below for a description of each tent style and go to our tent page for pictures and common sizes.
Structure Most pop-up canopies come in two pieces, the canopy frame and the canopy top. The canopy frame is constructed of either steel or aluminium. Steel framed canopies are heavier and typically cost less than aluminium frames. Recently, stainless steel has been used because it is lighter than steel and stronger than aluminium. Tops for most canopies are made from a polyester fabric. Most pop-up canopies are open-sided and without walls, distinguishing them from larger marquees or semi-permanent shelters.
Uses Pop up canopies have become very popular for sporting events, festivals and trade shows. They are also known as pit tents when used in the context of amateur or semi-professional motorsport. Some commercial canopy companies are even beginning to silk screen and digitally print on the custom canopy tops to promote the company using them.