Originally Posted by Gilles
I do not know why they insist on not to distribute in Canada these nets shelters that seems solid and installs quickly ???
CLAM itself doesn't really retail these; they find other stores like Cabella's, Amazon, sports outlets, that retail them instead. CLAM does sell them online at CLAM. And they do deliver.
They look very solid and set up very quickly, but so far we've never seen one in person. That bothered us a bit.
So finally we bought a pop-up canopy at K-Mart, the Z-Shade in royal blue for $42. 26 pounds for the 8 x 8, 31 pounds for the 10 x 10 (base measurements with slanted legs.)
Two, ordinary 5 x 8 plastic tarps work great as side panels (and cost $2.98 each), and for now we're fine. No netting, though, and that could be a problem sometimes. I just couldn't get past the COST of the CLAM, the lack of ability to touch one in person, and the darn dark colors. Hunting green, or brown and tan, or for another $100 on top of the $200-300, dark gray.
Our set-up is white, black, light
gray, and blue. I'm sorry I'm such a girl, but darn it, I want things to MATCH.
Since our last name starts with Z, the Z-shade (between weight
, at 26 pounds, and cost, at $42) seemed like a great 2nd choice.
CLAM would've been first, except for the reasons above.
If you write them a letter, though, you might get a personal phone call like we did, very gratifying except no real solution to the various concerns, particularly the lack of matching colors. I know, I know.
Maybe one day, a CLAM. Kind of a wish list item for now.