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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.
Direct from the manufacturer SPECIAL OFFER COUPON CODE: 
(good until 11/09/2019)   
Shop US Weight at To activate this offer, key in the coupon code above at checkout and receive FREE FREIGHT PLUS an additional 10% discount on your order.

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Comment by Reid Watts on October 7, 2019 at 10:17pm

Catchy clickbait title!  But in reality:

1) The hurricane season started on July 1: it is already here.

2) The only way to protect yourself, your tent, and your art in a hurricane is to evacuate along with everybody else.  These weights will not have any effect whatsoever in a hurricane other than potentially turning into canon balls and damaging other property or people.

Comment by Cindy Welch on October 11, 2019 at 9:21am

Reid took the words right out of my mouth.  Hurricane season runs June 1-November 30.  The peak of hurricane season activity and threat is mid August through mid September.  Living in coastal Louisiana I had to chuckle at the title.  No disrespect intended.

I have pretty much given up outdoor shows due to weather here upon the gulf coast.  It’s not just hurricanes.  It’s the general heat, humidity and almost daily pop up or thunderstorms.  This is the weather that the weights would be more suitable for.  There is a use for the weights, which look amazingly easy to use, even for a lady, but an impending hurricane is not one of them.

Comment by Connie Mettler on October 11, 2019 at 10:01am

Hmmm ... obviously I don't live in that region. Thanks for the corrections. I'm more focused on early snow, or even late snow ... yep, winds and thunderstorms more my area of expertise. Still finding plenty of other shows to do, Cindy?

Comment by Larry Sohn on October 11, 2019 at 10:04am

Yes, use my new super weights. They adhere to the ground through an incredible 150 mile per hour winds.

You can stay with your tent, smiling as the customers fly by, like Dorothy in the Wizard. Whilst your artwork becomes missiles. Remember the 5th Dimension? You might even enjoy the soaring experience, via hanging onto your canopy, while it gets torn from the steadfast frame and lets you go "Up, Up and Away".

Think of the great visuals you will take in for creating new artwork. Such as painting "The Scream". :-)

Comment by Connie Mettler on October 11, 2019 at 2:46pm

What is this?

Comment by Larry Sohn on October 11, 2019 at 3:59pm

Connie, Now click your heels together, three times, while saying "I want to go home" :-)

Did you read about the compare to corporate job?

Comment by Richard L. Sherer on October 11, 2019 at 6:46pm

Hurricanes ???? Yesterday we had record temperature drop of 60+ degrees in less that 24 hours in Colorado, and oh yes snow. from 82 down into the 20's. 

Comment by Connie Mettler on October 11, 2019 at 9:05pm

Oh no! And I am due east of you Richard.

Comment by Richard L. Sherer on October 11, 2019 at 9:50pm

It's moving east Connie. I've seen a few posts from the plains on FB.

Comment by Larry Sohn on October 11, 2019 at 10:37pm

Last week I was at the beach, Jersey Shore, 90 degrees. The next night - 40's.


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