One of my favorite things about this Coleman canopy is that it comes with lights. What a great idea! Of course the short time it takes to set it up also brings this sunshade to the top of my list. Keep reading below so you can learn more about this product and also a brief history of the Coleman brand.
The Coleman canopy is instant and ideal as a sun shelter for camping, sport events, outdoor gatherings, garage sales and more. It’s Coleman’s easiest canopy — just 3 steps to set it up, and you’ll be ready to go in 3 minutes or less. The Canopy offers 10’x10′ of shade, with a center height of 9’4″. It features an integrated lighting system, with four ultra-bright LED light fixtures at the top of the shelter, with a convenient dimmer switch so you can control the lighting, from low-light ambience all the way up to bright task lighting. The 28mm steel frame is sturdy and reliable, while the Coleman Comfort Grips protect your fingers from pinching and make setup and take down quick and easy.Whether you’re camping, dining in the backyard, or hosting a wedding reception, the Coleman Instant Canopy makes a nice companion in time of need. The instant canopy is Coleman’s most innovative canopy, with a three-step setup that takes three minutes or less to pitch.
No more fiddling with hard-to-interpret pole assemblies or poorly designed attachment systems. More importantly, the canopy comes with four built-in ultra-bright LED fixtures at the top of the shelter. With light emanating out from the ceiling, you can dine at dusk with full overhead illumination and dance after dark without bringing out multiple lanterns. The lighting system operates on four D batteries (sold separately), but is also compatible with Coleman’s CPX 6 battery power system.
The canopy is very sturdy with a 28mm steel frame and a tough cover that’s made using UVGuard fabric, which provides a superior 50+ ultraviolet protection factor. And Coleman added pinch-free Comfort Grips to the frame, so you can protect your fingers during setup and take down. Just a single squeeze locks or releases the frame for fast setup or tear down. The Instant Canopy offers 10×10 feet of shade and a center height of 9 feet 4 inches.
More than 100 years ago, a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a better idea began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. His name was W.C. Coleman, and the company he founded would change life in America. A man plagued with such poor vision he sometimes had to ask classmates to read aloud to him, Coleman saw a brilliant light in 1900 in a drugstore window that stopped him in his tracks. He inquired about the light inside and discovered he was able to read even the small print on a medicine bottle by the illumination. The lamps had mantles, not wicks, and were fueled by gasoline under pressure instead of coal oil. Soon afterward, Coleman started a lighting service that offered a “no light, no pay” clause–a big step forward for merchants who were burned by inferior products that rarely worked–and drew substantial interest from businesses that wanted to keep their lights on after dark.
In the ensuing years, Coleman expanded its product line well beyond lanterns. The company’s current catalog is thick with products that make spending time outdoors a pleasure. There are coolers that keep food and drinks cold for days on end, comfortable airbeds that won’t deflate during the night, a complete line of LED lights that last for years, powerful portable grills that cook with an authentic open-grill flame, and much, much more. Coleman has truly fashioned much of our outdoor camping experience, and expects to do so for generations to come.
Outdoor Canopy Features
- Innovative lighted canopy with easy 3-step, 3-minute setup process
- 4 built-in ultra-bright LED fixtures for full nighttime illumination
- Dimmer switch adjusts light from low ambience to bright task lighting
- Operates on 4 D batteries (not included); UVGuard fabric with 50+ UPF rating
- Measures 10 by 10 feet; center height of 9 feet 4 inches; 1-year warrant
A canopy that’s portable is super sweet but I’m really loving the built-in lighting. Learn more about canopies and sun shelters
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