3.0 out of 5 stars | It is better than others I've had delivered and then had to ...
It is better than others I've had delivered and then had to return for various issues. This is a heavier material and piping from what others I've seen. The stitching look good, accurate and better too. I would love to have see double stitched, but, oh well, it's again, better than others I've seen. I was able to assemble, --alone; and while didn't time it exactly, was like 2 hours -ish. I feel they could have provided an OEM video of their recommended how to or what to expect. There was none and no one had done one. My assembly would have made a good one, but I am not a video person like that. The paper diagrams of what it is and sequence was enough for me, --but, imo, probably not for a "novice" or first timer. Two tips I responded back to them with (a lengthy feedback email) I will briefly comment here two things. One is, you are not assembling this alone unless you Duct-tape, even slightly to hold it together the pieced, to assemble it where it slides together. Tape the whole joint if you think you got the angle correct, otherwise, I gorilla-taped a 2in piece of tape and was plenty, and I had the angle of the pieces correct. 2in of gorilla tape is plenty to "hold" as a third-hand. The other brief item I feel is important to comment here, was -- that they do not tell you how they folded it, the tent material. Why matters? Well, -- rolled/folded as it is in shipping it is very manageable alone without help. If they had folded it such that I could have leaned it and push on top of the frame and "unrolled/unfolded" from center out, -- I could have saved maybe 30 minutes. As it was, I had to unfold all of it to locate the center and then on a step ladder, pull it up into the middle and pull it end, then end and back an forth until got to the ends and could drop the sides down, --that's a bit heavy if done alone but I was up to it that day. Or, they need to detach the sides and connect as they do the front-panel, -- no reason not to as far as function goes; but, would make assembly or dissasembly 2x's a fast, imo. Actually, it then makes disassembly a very real option. Or, if wanted to open a side temporarilty in good weather, etc. and nice feature if available. Once that is done, tent material draped over the frame, --it goes quick and mine was accurately sewn in "shape". If it was not accurate, that would greatly effect it's overall tighness at the end in getting the Front-panel up and looking "good". Then, the "Nails", -- are not "anchors", (not in my experience), ----rather as I've learned over time, --once up, the legs get spread to tighten up all of it, and the nails "locate", fix, the down poles/legs. I then got, ---- 24" rebarr and C-clamped to the lower brackets in the four corners. (Cheap and works well for this, my purpose) Possibly, --pending your soil type, 36" + rebarr may be better since want to hammer into non-disturbed soil if assembled over dirt as mine was, --not blacktop, or other. (Those finned anchors would never work for me here) As far as the Tent Vinyl finish goes: I did notice "light" patches of the emulsion on the tent material which I told them about and asked if had a patch kit or something if this may leak. They said not to worry and then if needed get back to them. From the out side I only see the grey color, but inside see randomly lighter/white, small areas I thought was daylight (a hole), but was just thin emulsion as I see it. I am not "worried" about it, but would love to have had a gratis patch kit if needed. If they had paid more attention to my well explained feedback, I would have felt better about more than 3-stars. But, I rarely give a 5 unless extraordinary and a 4 for being what it is supposed to be! Length of service expectation from how it appears and assembled: From experience I feel, I expect to get two, three years of "looks good" service from it. I've had neighbors with other brands and as "heavy duty" version products get far more until UV deterioration had it's effect. So, only time will tell.
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018 by Amazon_User
5.0 out of 5 stars | Exceeded my highest expectations!
Arrived on time in a heavy duty carton with no missing parts. Very well designed and made, everything fit together perfectly - tubing joints, seams, grommets, velcro and door flap. Easy one person set up in 90 minutes, just follow the picture instructions. Need a step stool, wrench to tighten a few nuts, and a hammer to drive 6 hold-down stakes. Installed on graveled area - approx 10" of 'skirt' left, if you place on raised flooring. (Now I just hope it holds up in the weather.) One Person Assembly TIPS: The 'secret' to hassle free frame assembly is to let gravity hold joints together - start in the center and work to the long ends. Lift balanced from the center when attaching legs - center first, then ends. Lift and 'drape' the cover to get it over the frame - square up the closed end first, then work towards the door end. START assembling frame from the center of the roof peak to each long end with joints. Lifting balanced from the center of the peak, then on one side add the shorter tubes and joints - repeat on opposite side. Attach foot plate to tube, then lift from the center of one long side and insert center foot tube, and then each end foot tube - repeat on opposite side. Adjust positioning and check to see all tubes have remained 'seated" in each joint, twist foot plates flat to surface. Placing the cover over the frame is the hardest part. Unfold the cover along the long side of the frame with the door (velcro strips) at the proper end. Start lifting one side of the cover up over the frame, 'draping' it over the horizontal tubes to hold it in place as you keep moving the cover up and over the frame. Focus on getting the closed end in place first, and anchor its peak in its proper place with 2 ball bungees. Finish working the closed end in place first, then work on getting the open end properly aligned. Install all ball bungees on the closed end. Install the lower tubes in sleeves with bolt on brackets. Now pull and adjust cover properly at the door end, secure with ball bungees. Start carefully attaching the velcro strip door at the roof peak, working carefully down each side. Attach door velcro loops to the frame. Check that the zipper door is functioning properly and any final positioning, then stake down. All done is 90 minutes or less!
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2018 by Bananas Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great alternative to building a Shed!
Size: 6 x 8 ft
I needed a place to fit my riding mower, push mower, wheel barrow and gardening tools - this held it all! Now I have my garage back just in time for winter. It was difficult to put together by myself (I'm only 5'4"), but duct taping all the pipes together before assembling made it a lot easier - don' be stingy with the tape. Once bolted together and the cover put in place it is very sturdy. I did buy extra 11" tent pegs because I felt that 3 per pole would definitely keep it in place (I live on the top of a hill and the winds can get upwards of 30-50 miles regularly through the winter & summer). I also laid down a layer of 24mil plastic sheeting on the ground to keep the moisture from getting to the mowers. For the price, this shed couldn't be beat. I would highly recommend it if you're looking for an affordable alternative to a traditional shed with a foundation.
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2018 by Snow4ever
5.0 out of 5 stars | Good quality - sturdy
Heavy duty material and strong zippers. Definitely need 2 people when assembling the poles. Instructions were good. All hardware included. Great size with plenty of room for my 2006 Suzuki C50 Boulevard cruiser. I live in New England. Hopeful this will hold up during heavy snow/blizzards. I added 6 cinder blocks on the inside with straps to ensure it stays put. I would recommend this canopy.
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2018 by MJ Boston