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    So I will be attending Coachella Weekend 2 this year and having never been before, I'm trying to get my head around everything. I recently got a tent but after doing some research I found that a canopy may be necessary to escape from the heat. I would preferably like to rent one but does anyone know where I could do that or perhaps know of a cheaper alternative to buying a new one? I'm in the Los Angeles area and I have called a couple of camping stores that do rentals but none seem to do canopy rentals.

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    Have you tried a party/wedding store?

    Or hit up your friends. Or maybe you can find a cheap one on Craigslist.

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    If you're really lucky - look at the Food4Less in Indio

    I got a not-so-ez up for $20. It was just a bunch of poles you attached together and a green tarp that strapped to this janky structure.

    It was $20, so I left it at Coachella, I've seen waaaay too many ez ups destroyed by winds at Coachella - so if you rent one and that happens...well that sucks

    Plus they dont even let you stake down the mother fuckers with anything except plastic (due to stabbing last year with metal stake in the sahara)

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    The least expensive I've seen new canopies was at Big Lots for $50 for a pop up. Some of the Family Dollar stores have cheap pvc canopies for $40 but they are a bitch to put together.
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    With PVC being mentioned - you could just make your own if you're a handy engineer

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    Looks like Mug found a cheaper one for $20. It sounds like the same exact one the Family Dollar stores have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugwog View Post
    With PVC being mentioned - you could just make your own if you're a handy engineer
    yeah there is a sweet design somebody posted on here awhile ago. Dunno what thread tho. I swear by those silver tarps at Harbor Freight or wherever. they reflect the sun perfectly.
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    REI does rentals.
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