I have graduated to steel weights. I have two weights suspended on
a chain from each tent corner. We made them of 2 inch square by 24
inches long. They weigh about 30 pounds each.
I have the Trimline canopy, but I'm one of those who use the ugly
jugs. We try to get them out of the way as much as possible, but
you're right, they are hideous looking. (BTW, 5 gallon jugs weigh a
whole lot more than 8 lbs.) I haven't been able to convince my
husband, yet, how ugly they really are; he just doesn't see it. Can
you please tell me where to get the steel weights you mention? I
can't talk him into using the concrete weghts, but this sounds good.