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3 Ways to Keep Your Tent from Flying Away

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US Weight launched into the canopy weight business with artist Jim Eaton's canopy weight - the Eaton. Since then, the company has transformed the Eaton with knowledge and solutions from Jim to expand its line of canopy weights - the Tailgater, Ingot, & Titan.
  1. The Tailgater's unique design allows artists to customize the amount of weight per leg required for their canopy. With no-pinch interlocking grooves on every weight, stack the tailgaters until they reach a desired amount of weight. This 4-piece weight set is offered in fillable, 20 lb., 30 lb., & 40 lb. weight options.

  2. The Ingot, known as Swiss army knife of canopy weights, takes versatility to the next level. Hang these 15 lb. weights with our C-hooks or secure the weights to the canopy poles using the interlocking design and included Velcro straps. Leaving a small footprint, this weight prevents tripping hazards & with its gray color, it blends to most tent poles, allowing the weights to do their job without taking away from your art! Weights are sold in a pack of 4, totaling 60 lbs.

  3. Most recently added to the market are US Weight's new Titan canopy weight bags. After hearing the issues people were frequently having with other sandbags, US Weight was determined to help. Our Titan bag solves complaints often heard with sandbag purchases. It has triple layered protection to prevent leaks, YKK zippers to prevent zipper breaks, heavy-duty thread & box stitching in high stress areas to prevent stitching busts, & a longer handle to make transporting these easy! The Titan is a set of 4 empty canopy weight bags that when filled with sand, are 30 lb. each totaling 120 lbs.!
Windblown canopies are the number 1 cause of property loss and injury at outdoor events where canopies are widely used. US Weight is here to help! Protect your customers and art at the next festival with these professionally designed weights.

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Comment by Donna Dreyer on July 3, 2019 at 11:12am

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that weights should be the first thing put on your tent and the last thing taken off.  Many artists who were using EZ Up tents at Valparaiso learned this the hard way this weekend. A strong wind came through as everyone was taking down and the EZ Up's all went flying. I know the sculptor next to me lost a large piece due to a flying tent.

Comment by Genmarie Stiber on July 3, 2019 at 10:07am

I just ordered a set of these weights.  I'm tired of the sandbags.  I'll let you know how they work !

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2019 at 8:36am

 Thank you for this testimonial Leo. I have never had feedback on this product but good to know it works so well. There have been so many discussions about tent weights and this site if anyone is looking for information just put weights in the search box and you’ll get lots of help.

Comment by Layl McDill on May 28, 2019 at 10:30pm

I have to say I love my tailgater weights.  Last year I almost lost my booth in a storm and a friend of mine told me I had my booth weighted all wrong- weights should be at the feet of your tent not attached to the top and you shouldn't attach your display walls to your tent.  I switched to these weights and it makes a huge difference.  Plus they look nice.  Well worth the expense- My booth doesn't shift all over in the wind and I am way less stressed!

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