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Right now E-Z Up 4 Less has the EZ UP Eclipse II 8′ x 8′ Canopy for $429.00.

We’ve been using the E-Z Up Eclipse II for many years when vending our jewelry outdoors. In the winter months I set it up on the back deck as a place to do woodworking and other messy tasks that are best not done in the house. The name E-Z Up is a bit of a misnomer — while it’s not difficult to get the canopy up, it is a bit of a struggle for one person, especially someone small (like my wife). It is incredibly easy to take down but E-Z Down isn’t as good a name.

The Eclipse II has a steel frame and is quite rugged. In all the time we’ve used it, the only maintenance has been replacing the occasional nut or screw that¬†came loose. There are numerous knockoffs of the pop-up canopy out there, so I’d love to hear opinions on other brands that people use. When shopping around it’s important to make sure you’re getting the canopy and frame. Many vendors show the complete unit, but the listing is only for the fabric top or the steel frame alone.

Ez Up Eclipse II 8′ x 8′ Canopy [ezup4less.com]


13 Responses to Dealmonger: E-Z UP Eclipse II 8′ x 8′ Canopy

  1. fred says:

    We carry 2 in most of our vans – to set up on nearly every residential worksite that we work. These are particularly good for keeping light rian off the miter saw and table saw – that we often need to set up on a client’s lawn

  2. cb says:

    That’s not a good deal. I got a 12’x12′ from Wal-mart for $80. Not sure of the brand, but it works/looks/quality is almost exactly the same (I see a lot of them during sporting events here in FL).

  3. Michael W. says:

    Great tool, not so great price. I picked up a 10’x10′ EZ Up Eclipse for about $150 from Ocean State Job lot. Like fred I use mine to keep rain off my miter saw and tablesaw when I’m working on site. It also is great for cook outs, etc. I didn’t get to pick a color though, they were only available in white.

  4. brew says:

    Sam’s clubs usually have them much cheaper too.


  5. Brad says:

    Same $80 for me at Sams Club. My buddy has an Aluminum one, much easier to lug around, but I don’t think it’ll last like mine will. We take ours to the fireworks display, I’m sure the people behind us love it!!

  6. shopmonger says:

    Yeah i use mine for shows and i got it for $80 at The WALL of Mart


  7. Mac says:

    Like others have said, great tool, steep price. Mine’s a 10×10, had it for years, $80 or $90 (been so long I can’t remember). Not the same quality as this one, but at $80, I can buy 4 more and still have $30 for a case of good beer.

  8. Critter says:

    You may be able to get cheaper ones at wallmart, sams club, etc. . . but the easy-up brand is heavy duty. The cheap ones will break/fold in on you even in light wind. Like a good tool, the idea should be to buy it once and have it last.

  9. UK2TX2CA says:

    Thumbs down I am afraid, way over priced.

    I have the commercial version of the E-Z Up ( was about $120 ) and its great, the roof is vented ( so it can stand a light breeze ) and lined with aluminum ( which makes it reflect heat really well ). It had the back wall section include and while attaching it sucks its does really help make the shelter more of a real shelter, great for working on the driveway in summer.

    Big 5 seem to sell the weight plates for the legs the cheapest and they always have some sort of coupon to make them even cheaper.

    If I bought one again I would go with the even more expensive Caravan Canopy 10’x10′ Costco sells as it seems to stand up better to the wind ( based on watching folks at shows etc, the walmart/kmart specials blow away first, followed by the E-Z and last of all the Caravan ones.

  10. shopmonger says:

    Critter Mine is an EX Up branded canopy from


  11. Leon says:

    The price is not bad for all the stuff this thing can do. I wonder what are it’s disadvantages though.

  12. Jon says:

    Yes there are many models ezup offers, the 8×8 mentioned is only available as a commerical unit, you can not buy it at Wally World. I have purchased many of these, as i do out door shows. the wallyworld unit is one of their lowest grades and has only a two year warrenty. The commerical units carry the five year warranty. Don’t waste your money at wally world, you always get what you pay for. Unless you just want a back yard shade unit. That’s my two cents.

    • Brad says:

      Walmart sends you packing if a warranty situation arises. Customer service and Walmart are foreign entities.

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