MASTERCANOPY UV Coated Pop Up Shade

Last updated date: August 24, 2021

DWYM Score

8.9

MASTERCANOPY UV Coated Pop Up Shade

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We looked at the top Pop Up Shades and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pop Up Shade you should buy.

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Overall Take

Equipped with a wheeled carrying case, this 10-by-10-foot pop-up shade is easy to maneuver to the spot of your choice and sets up in less than one minute. To assemble, all you have to do remove the fully assembled frame from the bag and pull it open. Then place the fabrics over the frame, extend the legs and use the thumb-buttons to adjust the height and snap it in place.


In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the MASTERCANOPY UV Coated Pop Up Shade placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Upgraded Frame: Modern and durable design. Conducive for ventilation and cooling with vent on the roof. Strong and durable with upgraded steel frame construction, reinforced stress points where peak poles meet, and plastic parts. All these make the pop up canopy last long. Upgraded 3-Height Settings: The improved toggle leg adjustment will keep your fingers pinch-free and is easier to unlatch. Three different height settings allow you to choose the height that meets your needs. Straight Leg height options: High 81', Medium 77', Low 73.2'. Perfect for commercial activities, camping, festivals, tailgating, backyard events and etc. Upgraded Package: Includes 10x10 Pop up canopy frame + Canopy tent top cover + Roller bag + 4 Weight bags. Wheeled bag is 52x9x9, 600D coated PVC fabric to transport the pop up canopy at ease. Upgraded Fabric: The improved fabric is UV coated to reflect 99% of harmful sun rays and water-resistant. Upgraded One-Minute Set-Up: 1.Take the fully assembled frame with top out of the bag and pull it open. 2.Place the fabrics over the frame and extend the legs. 3.Use the thumb press buttons to easily adjust height and then snap into place.Quick and simple.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.7
3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
2,070 user reviews

What experts liked

Compact and easy to move, perfect for small families and relatively inexpensive.
- Seriously Smoked
This pop up canopy measures 10 by 10 and vented at the top to allow free air circulation. The tent also comes with four sandbags and has a steel frame.
- Product Rapid
Mastercanopy is both water and UV protected. Its easy to set up and a vent hole is specially designed on the top to make air circle in the canopy.
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What experts didn't like

No option for side walls.
- Seriously Smoked

An Overview On Pop Up Shades

From barbecues and tailgates to camping trips and beach days, pop-up shade tents are essential protection from inclement weather. And luckily, cumbersome canopy shelters that require a mess of heavy parts and a complex assembly process are a thing of the past.  Because modern models are equipped with single-unit, collapsible frames and folding roofs, they can be set up and taken down in a flash (in some instances, just a minute). Most even come with convenient carrying cases for easy storage.

Pop-up shades are available in an assortment of shapes and sizes, from a 6-by-6-foot shelter for two or a 12-by-12-foot tent for 10. The majority of pop-up canopies are either square or rectangle, but you can find some in hexagon and octagon shapes. Lightweight frames are often constructed from aluminum, while stronger canopy frames are made from powder-coated steel. When choosing a frame, consider what you plan to use the shade for; aluminum varieties may work for general uses (e.g. a day at the lake), but the heavier steel frames are more suitable for all-weather protection.

Polyethylene, polyurethane, polyester and vinyl are the most common materials used to produce canopies, and what yours is made of will affect how well it performs and the product’s price. For example, pop-up shade tents constructed with weather-resistant polyurethane (a type of plastic found in bags and bottles) — which is lightweight yet offers stellar protection from UV rays and moisture — are ideal for camping and other outdoor activities. While polyester is water-resistant and offers mild UV protection, it offers less defense from the elements than the other materials. But the material works well for smaller tents since the lightweight material makes them easier to tote around in a bag.

The Pop Up Shade Buying Guide

Features to look for when shopping for a pop-up tent include carrying bags with straps or handles that allow you to transport the shade, adjustable legs that offer three to five height options, weighted bags or sandbags to provide extra stability, and sidewalls or bug netting.

If you plan on using your pop-up shade in inclement weather, make sure it has proper ropes and stakes for stability. For extreme conditions, weights or sandbags are a must.

Do not machine wash the roof of your pop-up shade. To clean the canopy fabric, clear off any debris and rinse it with warm water; avoid using a pressure washer or high-powered hose. If needed, use a mild detergent for spray cleaner to wash off any residual dirt. Allow the canopy to dry completely before storing it away.