Lots of opinions on Canopies

Discussion in 'Other Gear & Equipment' started by Evan, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. dustinp

    dustinp Novice Donating Member

    When we were at Bayfield, WI this past week, another couple with a Little Guy TD camped in the next site, and had a umbrella sort of canopy over their hatch, that seemed to go up easy, and provide some good protection while they cooked and had their meal during the rain we experienced. Here is a link to what they used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...d-3035-4a40-b691-0eefb1a18396&pf_rd_i=desktop
    There were a couple of TD owners who reviewed them on Amazon, and apparently were pretty happy with it.

    The young couple next to us were from CO, and had taken a year off from work to travel the country in their TD, and had been at it since April. They said they had started out with another canopy which had succumbed to the weather and was replaced by this one, which had held up much better so far, but didn't offer much mosquito protection.
     
  2. Inn42

    Inn42 Junior Ranger

    Hopefully someone on the forum will purchase one of these and let the forum know how well it works with the Camp-Inn galley. 6"X6"X20" is very compact, and at 10 lbs shipping weight it is also very lightweight. Even if it doesn't shed water very well, it would be great at keeping the desert sun off the galley, which would take some of the load off of our Dometic.
     
  3. Handben

    Handben Novice Donating Member

    It looks like a cool concept. They had someone asleep at the switch though in their marketing department. Apparently according to one of the reviews on Amazon, the model name emblazed on the side is "Laputa". In Spanish "La Puta" is not exactly something you'd want to have written on your canopy. At least not most folks anyway.
     
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  4. Inn42

    Inn42 Junior Ranger

    If you check Amazon.com, there is different brand of the same canopy offered for $20 less that avoids the Spanish faux pas. There are mixed reviews on the quality. I suspect the chances would not be good that it be robust enough for our purposes.
     
  5. dustinp

    dustinp Novice Donating Member

    My guess would be that since on the canopy it is spelled "Laputa", and not the Spanish slang version "La Puta" the manufacturer is most likely referring to either the Japanese film definition "castle in the sky": Laputa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, or from the book Gullivers Travels in which it was the name of an island in the sky, both of which would make a little more sense..................unless it was particularly difficult to set up, then the Spanish version could come into play too :(
     
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  6. Handben

    Handben Novice Donating Member

    Thank you for the research. It's been a long time since I've read any Jonathon Swift and I not remember that reference. Per the article in Wikipedia, he knew the Spanish meaning and this is part of his ironic writing style. I'm not sure I'd want my campground neighbors wondering if we are Swift fans or advertising other services. Although this product will never sell as many units, it is a worse faux pas than the Chevy "Nova" for Spanish speakers. My wife is a Spanish teacher so she'd find this particularly offensive.
     
  7. dustinp

    dustinp Novice Donating Member

  8. jfocallag

    jfocallag Junior Ranger Donating Member

  9. JOJO410

    JOJO410 Newbie

    Hi I have the 12x12 Northern Breeze.. considering the 10x10 or a Littke Guy Side tent 10x10... are people as happy with 10x10 NB? Anyone looked at the LG 10x10 side tent?
     

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  10. jfocallag

    jfocallag Junior Ranger Donating Member

  11. Sky bear

    Sky bear Novice

    Finally decided to purchase the Northern Breeze shelter as my REI Alcove has it's limitations in spring, fall and strong winds and rain. Have watched the U Tube video of the Canadian fellow setting it up and wondered what he uses to "quick tie" the rolled up screens and walls with the straps provided. Anyone know what he uses? It seems to cut the set up time by quite a bit. Also, which seams need to be sealed as it appears all I can see are taped and additional sealing wouldn't be necessary.
     
  12. pat walsh

    pat walsh Novice

    Not sure of the quick tie and I don't remember how much we seam sealed (too long ago). But regarding the rolled up walls - we roll inward instead of the way he did it - then leaf debris or rain does not puddle in the wall.
     
  13. pat walsh

    pat walsh Novice

    Bear looked at utube again I see the quick connect is a new feature. Also the vent at the top is new ours does not have one.
     
  14. campator

    campator Newbie

    Have the Northern Breeze shelter. Okay, expensive ! Amazon.com: Eureka! Northern Breeze - Screen House: Sports & Outdoors :mad: But, it is very portable with aluminium frame and wide door when it gets really hot.
     
  15. Randy

    Randy Junior Ranger Donating Member

    Curious if anyone has the Clam Quickset?

     
  16. Van_and_Terri

    Van_and_Terri Novice

    We have the Clam "Traveler". It's the smaller one they offer. We bought the walls also. The Traveler is big enough for 2 chairs and a small table. It does set-up quickly. If you are looking for relief from the mosquitos and bugs; we highly recommend it. You do need to stake it down good. Ours went airborne once.
     
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