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QuickTop Shelters

Many use pop up sun shelters but they are prone to breakage. Recently, I was introduced to QuickTop Shelters during a trip to Maryland. I was impressed with the durability as well as the good looks of these shelters. They are available in solid colors as well as printed covers. Available in 10′ x 10′ or 10′ x 12.5′ they would be great for trade shows.


QuickTop Shelters are Made in USA. In fact, they’re manufactured right outside of DC and you are going to start seeing them everywhere. Already, sports teams are purchasing them for their durability. I recently had a chance to visit their factory and see everything this company does. They build pieces of kit that are used by virtually everyone in the military. These QuickTop Shelters are based on technology designed for the frames of Decon Shelters. Not only are they strong and durable, but they are also easy to set up as you can see in this video.

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19 Responses to “QuickTop Shelters”

  1. JACK says:


    Wow. Amazing tha tthey can sell them that cheap.

    • SSD says:

      Guys complain that things aren’t made in the US until they see what it costs, then they complain about the price. Which will it be?

  2. jbgleason says:

    Super cool and I love SSD for bringing market items like this to my attention but… they are going to have quite the mountain to climb selling into the tailgating and beach crowd at that price point. I am going to have to stick with my $99 EZ-UP until that price comes down a lot.

    • SSD says:

      They’re made in USA and they don’t break. If you are a casual user, that $99 special is fine but companies that use them regularly break the cheapo models all of the time. Over time, the investment in a QuickTop pays for itself. It’s whether you are a Made in China guy or a a Made in USA guy.

      • jbgleason says:

        Damn Erik. I made a reasoned comment on the market cost and you accuse me of being anti-American? Ouch.

        • SSD says:

          No, it’s not that. Don’t take it personally. Btw, business users don’t go with the $99 specials. Those break in a stiff wind. You’ll see them spend about $250 a pop.

          • mervo says:

            My company recently purchased a Trade Show tent with logo, it cost 2k. I wish I would have known about these.

            • jbgleason says:

              And again… My original comment never mentioned commercial use. It isn’t a surprise to me that commercial quality items cost more than recreational. I specifically said that they would have trouble with the “tailgating and beach crowd” which is an on-point comment when you look at their web page and marketing aim. I fully agree that this is a reasonable cost for an item intended for heavy commercial use. AND… I am out.

              • SSD says:

                Look at which tailgate crowd they are focusing on. USNA grads and LAX families who have the time to tailgate regularly, generally have the scratch for one of these.

  3. John says:

    33 seconds or 33 in general is faster than a secret handshake and reduces the need for handsanitizers.

  4. bulldog76 says:

    i imagine these are great for commercial user but for your average joe its a lil costly i imagine theres a more affordable made in usa option

  5. majrod says:

    Why are they supposedly better in bad weather? Is there manufacture more robust or the shape less susceptible to wind damage?

    The cost is prohibitive for the average joe and I have used a commercial grade Sam’s supplied pop up ($214) outside daily for months until the canvas failed which I replaced for $100. I wish these guys the best and love to buy American but not at 4 or 5 times the cost of a foreign product. We have to do better to stay competitive.

  6. Jake the Snake says:

    If the “pieces of kit that are used by virtually everyone in the military. These QuickTop Shelters are based on technology designed for the frames of Decon Shelters”, then I’m unclear why they are so steeply priced?
    I will assume R&D costs, initial inventory costs and other related start-up fees (along with a reasonable profit margin) fairly account for the price point.
    Commercially, it looks like a winner. In time it may be priced less expensively to meet the tailgaiting crowd’s budget.

  7. Rach says:

    Sam’s Club shelters aren’t guaranteed for life. Another commenter even mentions replacing the top. buy 4 of those over 10 years and you’ve already spent more than a Quicktop. Not to mention the ease of set up. I love watching people put those things up at the beach! Hours of entertainment. You get what you pay for!

    • majrod says:

      I could see replacing the $100 cheapies four times. They are pretty flimsy. The industrial $200 model is pretty robust.

      One definitely could get their money’s worth out of a lifetime warranty if one lived in a tent. Most people don’t. Most use lasts a day to a week.

      • SSD says:

        Since this isn’t something you’re going to use, I’m kind of curious why you’re spending all this time arguing about it.