I just finished a 3 day outdoor show with my new Sam’s Club cheap EZ
up, and we had severe storm warnings Saturday, with high winds
Friday and Saturday, and rain Saturday. My EZ up did fine, the
sandbags I use on each leg held it nice and firm even with one side
wall down to cut wind through the booth, and it did NOT pool rain.
Unfortunately, the person next to me did not have an EZ up, whatever
she had DID pool rain, which got caught by a gust of wind and
cascaded onto my earring display. Which, needless to say, did not do
anything good for the earring cards! Fortunately I carry extras, so
it was ok.
So maybe the EZ up bashers are used to the old ones, not the new
ones? I was certainly pleased with the way mine performed this
Now if we had gotten hit by any of the tornadoes that formed, I
don’t think it would have made any difference what tent anyone had!
On a related note, if the show specifies in their literature that
you should bring weights for your tent, and you don’t (over half the
tents had NO weights!), and the show lets them stay set up with no
weights, and the tents fly into other tents - does the show share
liability? I was very concerned when we had the severe storm
warnings! Just wondered if anyone on the list knew…