I've been doing shows for about 3 years now (photography). This season I switched to ProPanels, only to discover that my 8-ft panels just barely fit in my 7-foot Eurmax tent (I never used the full height before, and thought it extended to 8 ft). So, I'm looking for something that can accomodate 8ft panels in all their glory.
At the same time, I'm increasingly disenchanted with the Eurmax tents (I have two 10 X 10, as I use a 20-ft space whenever possible). They leak enough to drive me to distraction. And like I said, they aren't tall enough. These canopies on Amazon seem largeky fungible - maybe they are't, but I really can't tell the difference between Eurmax, ABC, and 5 other brands.
Is there an EZ-up solution that will give me height and little more quality? I have naturally looked at some of the Trimline/Light Dome options. They look nice, but I am undoubtedly the slowest booth-setter-upper- you know. I am always the last to finish setting up and breaking down. I'm not particularly handy, either. I hired an assistant this year - she's a big help! - but I don't have the bandwidth for complicating my setup any more. So, I would really like an EZ-up.
I looked at Larry Berman's list of "sturdy" EZ-ups, but that resource is a bit dated. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I may get a 10 X 20, and two 10 X 10s for those shows that don't allow 20-foot single tents (such as my city of Philadelphia), or just the two 10s with a good gutter system.