My use of a canopy is primarily for weekend sporting events and family get-togethers. Thus, after enduring a "bargain" canopy, which looked great in in the store and then self-destructed in the Real World, I now value a canopy that "just works" and doesn't become its own weekend project. We've now had our Undercover canopy for a little over a year--and it delivers!
On two recent beach trips, we quickly popped up our canopy, anchored it, and enjoyed no-hassle shade. I took no small amount of pride in watching our canopy remain King Kong stable while other canopies were manhandled in the wind. The canopy and bag it comes in are well thought out, soundly built, and are easy to use. Even the instructions are well-written. The canopy fabric is impressive. But, the frame is an amazing work in aluminum. A primary, unseen feature is the internal, Chan-X reinforced aluminum beams, which allow the frame to be very rigid. The solid construction does result in a fairly heavy package (55 lbs. in bag). But, the well-designed roller bag helps make moving the canopy an easy task. The bag also has sturdy handles (in the right places) and backpack straps.
Like the leg covers, our backpack straps are in no danger of actually being used (But, they could serve to dress up the canopy). While cleaning up after the last beach trip, I noticed a possible issue with a button/lever on one of the corner sliders (mind you, it still worked...but, looked like it eventually could become a problem). So, I e-mailed Undercover. With neither hassle nor delay, Undercover's support team cheerfully sent a replacement part.
Undercover's excellent service and communication further confirms that Undercover is an excellent product from people who are passionate about providing quality shade. Something a little unexpected: Because of its great walk-under height, the stowed canopy is longer than others you may have seen. At about 5'3" long (63" X 10" X 10" across), you won't be putting this bad boy inside a Mini (or probably most trunks). But, the length is easily accommodated in "family" vehicles, trucks, well-designed cars, or on roof racks.