Tent canopies have become very popular in recent years, and a tent canopy can be a very useful addition to your tent. It offers shade in hot weather, and protection in inclement weather. Whether you are looking for a Vango canopy, an Outwell Canopy or a canopy for your Gelert or Coleman tent, we may be able to help. If we don’t stock it, we may be able to order one. For enquiries, please call us on 01452 742233.
Tents are usually designed to provide the best ratio of space, comfort and pack size for each pursuit and user that they have been created for. But sometimes we want that bit of extra room, protection from the wind or shade from the sun. That's where the canopies come in.
Tent Awning - What is it?
A tent awning, or tent canopy, can be a fully enclosed addition for your tent, comprised of sides, front, door and groundsheet. Or, as a tent canopy, it can be as simple as a door which unzips on two sides and the flap is held out by two poles.
What does it do? The awning provides an attached and enclosed addition to your tent, effectively an extra room giving loads of extra space. A tent canopy can be equally useful – it can be a cover, providing shelter when you change your boots and you haven’t got a brolly in the rain, or as a simple sun shelter.
What do you need to know? Depending on the model of awning it will either be pre-attached to the tent by zip or by webbing straps and clips. Designed to fit neatly to your tent, awnings are easy to pitch and attach. The most popular tents tend to have specific tent awnings or canopies available. More universal canopies and awnings are available for many of our other tents too.