A popup or canopy tent is versatile and useful for businesses wanting to hit the road to connect with potential customers with road shows, exhibitions, fairs, and exhibitions. According to Pink Camel, road shows and exhibitions are great for boosting brand awareness. They have the advantage of being affordable, portable, and easy to set up. Further, these tents are foldable and lightweight, making them portable and easy for you to set them up. However, there are various things you need to avoid while setting up and using popup tents so that you get a better return on your investment and also stay safe. Some handy tips:

Not Following the Correct Technique for Setting up the Tent

It is common for popup tents to come in a carry case in a folded condition for ease of transport and prevent the components from getting damaged. You need to take all the tent components correctly to avoid damaging them. The best way is to open the case, take everything out gently and lay them out neatly on the ground, and check you have everything you require. Lay the canopy flat to remove all wrinkles and follow the instructions given by the manufacturer to set it up. Remember not to apply any unnecessary force that can damage the components.

Not Securing the Tent Properly 

Unless you have gale-force winds, it is unlikely that canopy tents will blow away nevertheless; you must make sure that the tent is adequately secure so that it does not work loose or suddenly collapse if the weather turns stormy. You must make sure that you have driven in the stakes properly and secured the tent with the ropes. You must also place weights on the legs of the tent and the sides to prevent them from shifting.

Not Understanding the Difference between Water-Resistant and Waterproof

If you are new to outdoor marketing, you may not know the difference between a water-resistant fabric and a waterproof one. You don’t have to choose a waterproof canopy just because it gives you better protection from the rain than a water-resistant one. If you expect the weather to be fine, you may wish to buy a water-resistant popup tent because the fabric breathes better and it is more comfortable. However, if rain is on the cards, you must have a waterproof tent. However, you must buy a reputed brand, else, you will find the tent leaking, allowing water to pool, the fabric stretching and damaging it and the frame.


Even though canopy popup tents are tough and don’t need much maintenance, you need to ensure that you set it up and take it down without damaging any of the components. Both the canopy and the frame undergo some wear and tear with use. They also get more than a little dirty with all the dust and debris flying around, not to speak of bird poop. You must make it a point to clean the tent with warm soapy water after every use, check the tent thoroughly, and repair any damage to the fabric or the frame you spot before it becomes serious.


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