Updated Jan 26th, 2019:
After reviewing the most recent Coleman pop up canopy offerings, we have determined that their Instant Beach Canopy is their best. It is highly rated and at a good price. We highly recommend checking it out.
Coleman is one of the most popular and trusted names when it comes to outdoor gear. You can find whatever you need for your next outdoor adventure at Coleman, including instant pop-up canopies.
Farmer’s markets and trade shows utilize pop-up canopies all the time. Now, they are commonly used for any outdoor activity because they’re so easy to tote and set up. You can use them for sporting events, backyard parties, or even as an extra shelter when you’re camping. A pop-up canopy offers an easy way to shade yourself from the sun.
Regular Canopy vs. Pop-Up Instant Canopy
For the longest time, canopies were set up using stakes and ropes and required tools like a mallet or hammer. These canopies also tend to be larger and take longer to set up than a pop-up canopy. Staked canopies are a good idea if you’re using them for an event like a wedding or a festival that lasts multiple days because they will be sturdier.
Pop up tents are much simpler, and usually come in an accordion style. These means that all you have to do is pull it open and make sure the roof is attached properly. Most Coleman pop up canopies only require three steps and three minutes to set up. You can also add ropes and stakes to pop-up tents to make them sturdier, but if you don't find what you like here check out these pop up options from other brands.
Our Favorite Coleman Pop Up Instant Canopy Reviews In 2018
1. Coleman 10 x 10 Instant Canopy- Read Product Reviews
This 10 x 10 canopy is one of the simpler canopies you can buy from Coleman. It comes with four telescoping poles that will sit out at a wide angle to give the canopy a sturdy base. The roof of the canopy is vaulted which gives it a little extra head room. The canopy also comes with stakes to keep it steady on the ground and a wheeling carrying bag for easy transport. The roof is made of UV Guard material to help block harmful rays. This canopy also has a one year warranty.
2. Coleman 13 x 13 Instant Canopy- Read Product Reviews
If you want a canopy that is a little bit bigger, this is a good choice. The 13 x 13 size covers 169 square feet and comes with a vaulted ceiling for more room. The top of the canopy is also vented to help create air circulation which is nice when it’s warm out. The roof is again made out of UV Guard material and has a wheeling storage bag. The legs on this canopy are straight up and down, but ropes and stakes help add plenty of stability.
3. Coleman 10 x 10 Instant Canopy Extended Rough- Read Product Reviews
This 10 x 10 canopy is similar to the first, but it offers a little bit more shade because of the extended roof. Compared to the other 10 x 10 canopy, this one has 100 square feet of shade instead of 64 square feet. The legs don’t sit at an angle either, but they do have welded feet to give it stability on asphalt. There are ropes and stakes to help it stay up if it’s windy and it has a wheeled storage bag, UV Guard material, and a one year warranty.
4. Coleman Instant Canopy with LED Lighting System- Read Product Reviews
We love this canopy if you spend a lot of time outside camping. The lighting system means that you can stay outside longer and not have to bother with lanterns or flashlights. It’s a 10 x 10 canopy, and there are battery operated lights in each corner. The lights also come with a dimmer so you can adjust the light to your preference. The lighting system doesn’t add to set up time, so this canopy still pops up in three minutes or less. It comes with a one year warranty.
5. Coleman Instant Screened Canopy- Read Product Reviews
Another great canopy for camping or your backyard. This canopy features a mesh screen that goes all the way around. There are two doors, one in front and one in back, to make it easily accessible. You can also roll the doors and hook them up to keep them open. Even with the screens this canopy has a simple set up and has the same UV Guard material as the other Coleman canopies. It has a wheeled storage bag and a one year warranty.
Coleman makes a lot of excellent outdoor products and their pop up canopies are no exception. You can choose from a variety of sizes and styles and even find ones that feature lights or screens. Because all of these tents set up in less than three minutes, have a wheeled storage bag, and come with stakes for extra support, you can use them in any situation where you need a little shade or protection from the weather.