Whether you're camping, dining in the backyard, or hosting a wedding reception, the Coleman Instant Canopy makes an
ideal companion. The Instant Canopy is Coleman's most innovative canopy, with a three-step setup that takes three
minutes or less to pitch.
The canopy is easy to set up via a 3-step, 3-minute process.
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 light system even comes with a convenient dimmer switch, so you can choose low-light ambience all the way
up to bright task lighting. 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 sturdily constructed, 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 takedown. Just a single squeeze
locks or releases the frame for fast setup or teardown. The Instant Canopy offers 10 feet by 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.