WHAT IS IT? Every motocross racer has experience with
E-Z Up awnings (and E-Z Up has almost become the generic name for all pop-up awnings, regardless of their brand
name—sort of like Kleenex with facial tissues). While the
majority of motocross racers have had positive experiences
with E-Z Ups protecting them from sun and rain, some
have had awnings fly away in gusts of wind and have had
to deal with legs that stick, engagement pins that won’t
release and tops that fade. E-Z Up has heard all of the
complaints and has responded with the E-Z Up Endeavor
model. It is the beefed-up, rugged, he-man version of the
instant shade business. Bigger, stronger and better.
WHAT’S IT COST? $799.00 (10x10 feet); $105.00 (10-foot
sidewall); $140.00 (roller bag).
CONTACT? (800) 457-4233 or www.ezup.com.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the E-Z Up Endeavor shelter.
(1) Artwork. E-Z Up offers eight standard colors
(punch, limeade, black, royal blue, gray, orange, splash and
white), plus 17 premium colors. For $799, you get a plain-wrap canopy, but E-Z Up’s art department can print logos,
photos and custom designs on any color canopy. They
even have a Fast Track program that expedites jobs in one
day. There is a graphics specialist in-house at E-Z Up who
can help you with your desired artwork needs. Obviously,
the cost of custom artwork is extra and depends on your
imagination (and wallet).
( 2) Sizes. The Endeavor model is only available in the
10x10-foot size (although E-Z Up offers sizes as large as
10x20 feet in other models). The Endeavor weighs 64
pounds, but thanks to its all-aluminum frame, it is lighter
than most steel awnings by several pounds. The box-stock
Endeavor comes with its own bag for storage, or you can
order a wheeled roller bag to tote the awning with less
( 3) Construction. The Endeavor frame is incredibly
well made. The octagon-shaped aluminum legs are 2 inches in diameter (compared to 1.25 inches on the typical
aluminum-framed awning and 1 inch for a steel-framed
awning). The Endeavor’s foot pads, base plate and end
caps are upsized to correspond to the jumbo-sized octagon
legs. The Endeavor is easy to raise and lower thanks to
large pull pins at the top of the chassis and five-position
toggle adjusters on the legs, which offer 15 inches of
height adjustment. The strength of these critcial components is significantly upgraded. Under the canopy there
are several built-in hooks to hang accessories from.
( 4) Fire-resistant. The commercial-grade polyester
canopy meets CPAI- 84, NFPA-701 and CAN/ULC-S109
fire-resistant standards. This is important if you want to
use your E-Z Up indoors as a display booth or for advertising.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? E-Z Up builds 18 different
pop-up shelters with prices as low as $199. The $799
Endeavor isn’t E-Z Up’s most expensive offering, but it is
the strongest, most durable and well-built awning that the
MXA wrecking crew has ever used.
E-Z UP ENDEAVOR INSTANT SHELTER
MXA TEAM TESTED
MXA has destroyed more pop-up awnings
than we care to admit. They have blown
away, been hit by bikes, ripped by accident
and just plain worn out. We spend three to four
days a week at the racetrack, so wear
and tear are part of our life. That’s why we
choose to relax between motos under the
strongest instant shelter ever made.