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Heavy Duty canopy tent

Wind-tough canopy tent for all seasons and all weather


The sturdy canopy tent that can withstand anything

A canopy tent of high quality should offer safe protection from rain and UV rays. But what if the weather or conditions on site require more? What makes a folding marquee stable, sturdy and durable? How much wind can a canopy tent withstand and how should it be secured?

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Wind-Tough Wind-Tough
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Tested and certified • winds of up to 62 mph • 

Wind tunnel tested! Our canopy tent frames have been tested by an authorized international engineering institute. The result? A 10x10ft E1 with good ground securing that withstands winds up to 100km/h!

Are you also looking for STABILITY?

WHAT MAKES A canopy tent durable?

Sturdy, durable, indestructible and stable: there are many terms to describe a solid canopy tent like Ecotent ones. Here’s why:

  • Their material: aluminum is a lightweight but very strong and safe material. Through the anodizing process, we make it even more corrosion-resistant so rust doesn’t stand a chance. Did you know that the dome of the Church of Saint Joachim in Rome was covered with aluminum sheets in 1898 and still appears in excellent condition today, after more than a hundred years? You can find more fascinating facts about aluminum here.
  • Their shape:The ribbed square aluminum legs and all frame components are thick enough for maximum strength and uncompromising user-friendliness.
  • Their technical features: numerous devices, such as our patented peg system instead of classic screws, spacers, reinforcements and plastic safety covers, make the frame and textile wear-proof.
  • Their textiles: We use only high-quality polyester to ensure maximum tear-resistance for both the roof and sidewalls.
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OUR TIP for strong winds

In case of strong winds, we recommend packing away your canopy tent: it only takes two minutes, anyway! With the right securing, our E1 series canopy tents have proven to withstand wind speeds of up to 62 mph, but some weather conditions can be too extreme even for them!

Simple yet effective 

Correct securing for weatherproof canopy tents

Securing, when done right, makes your canopy tent permanently stable. The only thing to consider is the type of ground it’s on:

  • Solid ground: concrete or paved surfaces provide ideal conditions for setting up and securing a folding marquee using 10 and 44lbs weights, since pegs cannot be driven into the ground. To increase stability, we recommend stacking several weights on top of one another.
  • Soft ground: a securing kit with pegs is ideal for lawns, but weights can also be easily added as extra.
Securing methods

wind-tough canopy tent even in strong winds

How much weight is needed to secure your canopy tent so it can withstand strong winds?

The larger the canopy tent, the more weight it will take to properly secure it to the ground. Above a certain wind speed, it’s advisable to pack it away, in any case, and to determine that speed, we had our products tested in the wind tunnel by a certified international engineering institute. The table below shows you the maximum wind speed that each size of canopy tent (without sidewalls) can withstand and how much weight is needed to secure it in given wind conditions.

Measurements (E1 series) Maximum wind speed Weight per leg Tension per fastening strap
10x10ft 62 mph 185 lbs 794 lbs
13x13ft 62 mph 185 lbs 1322 lbs
10x15ft 62 mph 185 lbs 1080 lbs
10x20ft 37 mph 185 lbs 243 lbs
13x20ft 37 mph 185 lbs 639 lbs
13x26ft 37 mph 185 lbs 793 lbs

You can download the complete table in PDF format with the necessary weights also for lower wind speeds here, in our instruction manual. You can download the instructions for our E2 and E3 canopy tent series here.

If you’d like to find out more about our testing procedures, results and certificates, you can download this PDF.

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Wind-tough in very strong winds • E1
Wind-tough in very strong winds • E1
62 mph
62 mph
60 km/h
Very safe in light winds • E2
46.2 km/h
39.4 km/h
42.2 km/h
Stable and safe in moderate to strong winds • E3
38.5 km/h
30.1 km/h
30 km/h
Wind table

Understanding wind using the Beaufort scale

Anchoring the canopy tent with maximum weights is always a safe bet, but how do you measure wind speed?

The most immediate solution for determining wind speed is, of course, to check the websites of local weather stations which will indicate the wind speed measured almost in real time. However, if you would like to find out more, you can use the Beaufort scale. Below are the levels from 4 to 12, leaving out lighter winds from 0 to 3.

Beaufort level Wind speed Description Land conditions
4 12-18 mph Moderate breeze Wind raises dust and paper. Branches move.
5 19-24mph Fresh breeze Small trees with leaves begin to sway.
6 25-31 mph Strong breeze Shrubs with leaves sway. Small waves form in inland waters.
7 32-39 mph High wind Whole trees sway; walking against wind is difficult.
8 40-47 mph Gale Twigs break off trees; moving cars veer.
9 48-54 mph Strong gale Slight structural damage occurs; shingles may blow away.
10 55-63 mph Storm Trees uprooted; significant structural damage occurs.
11 64-73 mph Violent storm Widespread damage occurs
12 ≥74 mph Hurricane Widespread damage occurs.

Actual weather conditions may differ from a controlled situation in the wind tunnel with one-way blowing. Nevertheless, we can firmly establish that, with the correct securing, our E1 series canopy tents can withstand any non-extreme wind conditions, and our E2 and E3 canopy tents also withstand the most common wind conditions. 

EQUIPPED FOR ALL applications


In windy weather, our sidewalls provide user-friendly all-around protection. Just be careful when it comes to the orientation of your canopy tent because sidewalls provide the wind with a large surface area and you risk creating a ‘sail effect’. Therefore, if the wind increases, the sidewalls should be removed as soon as possible.

The textile of our sidewalls is very strong and tear-resistant and, thanks to their durable Velcro, they always remain firmly attached to the roof. They can be connected to one another using Velcro strips or zippers. By choosing the second option you can completely insulate the inside of the canopy tent so no draught of air can enter.

optimal visibility & wind protection

Closed sidewall

Classic. Attached in no time with Velcro straps, the closed side panel is a popular accessory option. On the one hand, it offers all-round protection from wind and weather, on the other hand, it creates additional printable advertising space.

Open Sesame

side panel with door

Come on in! The side panel with roller door invites customers or guests to step inside the canopy tent. The door can be completely opened and rolled up from the inside as well as from the outside by means of two zips.

Everything in view

Sides with window

Beautiful views. The side panel with PVC window allows you to look outside while it protects you from wind and weather. Thanks to the large panorama window, the canopy tent appears brighter and larger, creating an inviting atmosphere.

At waist level

Half-height sidewall

Ideal height. The half-height side panel enables direct customer contact at eye level. About one metre high, it is perfect for sales and trade fair stands. The crossbar with keder profile ensures a simple and stable attachment.

to the good times

side panel with counter

Even more capacity. Quickly assembled and fixed to the tent structure, the counter with its galvanized steel frame and glazed, wooden top is the perfect accessory for catering and event tents.

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Solid, STABLE and GUARANTEED canopy tents

If you would like a more detailed picture of the qualities of our products, we have created an overview of all our certificates, available here.

And, because we believe in our products and like to keep our promises, we offer several warranties:

  • 5-year manufacturer warranty against material and manufacturing defects of the aluminum frame
  • Lifetime warranty against corrosion of the aluminum frame
  • 10-year availability of spare parts for the aluminum frame.

This way, even if, despite all precautions, an unforeseen event should occur, you never have to worry.

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