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Aldi sells a lot of outdoor decor under the Gardenline label, including plenty of furniture. We’ve also seen pavilions and gazebos, too, but this canopy appears to be something a little different.
What We Know:
The Gardenline Instant Canopy (product code 1537) is an ALDI Find, which means it’s only in stores for a limited time. It retails for $59.99, which looks to be a lot less than other instant canopies of its size. The canopy’s footprint is an even square, measuring 10 feet by 10 feet, and it is 9 feet tall. Depending on the sun’s location, that means it’s good for up to 100 square feet of shade, and it does have 30+ SPF UV protection. In addition, the canopy fabric is water resistant, making it a potential tool for getting out of the elements.
According to Aldi, there is no assembly required. The canopy uses large, pinch-free push buttons along telescoping legs, which lock in position. Aldi also claims it folds up easily, and it comes with a carrying case with wheels to facilitate travel and storage. We suspect you’ll need the wheels, as canopies of this type tend to weigh a fair bit.
What We Don’t Know:
There is no manual online at this point, so we don’t know all the nuts and bolts about how this sets up. We don’t know the weight of the canopy, either, although canopies of this size tend to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 35-45 pounds. Also, since 2019 appears to be the debut year for this particular product (we’ve never seen it before), we don’t know what to expect from it, especially since we’re not entirely sure who makes it.
Do you have any experience with this canopy? Feel free to tell us about it in the comments.