By Amy from
Newport News, Virginia on February 9, 2016
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Stores well, Shelters adequately
The Max AP is made of the smaller 1-1/8" diameter tube stock throughout. It is a little easier to put together than the previous version, though the twist-lock can be frustrating when taking it down. Cover isn't bad, not the most robust top, but not the thinnest either - will not tolerate bleach or scrubbing, so keep it clean. breaks down to reasonable size pieces, which helps in storing it. Does not come with lines and stakes, but does include bungies. Enclosure kits (sides) sold separately. This will keep wind-less rain and dew off your stuff. I would not try to keep it up in 30mph winds without having cabled the leg/rafter assemblies and lashing the corner eaves together. It will try to roll, so stake it and pin down the "feet". Greatest chance of destroying itself is if it gets loose and starts to roll or has one connection come loose and then starts to curl up on itself. Best if you can fasten it to something else with greater wind resistance. Tubes can buckle under heavy winds. When high winds are expected, remove the legs and lash it to the ground.
ProsEasier to store than the Super Max
ConsNot as sturdy as the Super Max