This is a very deluxe version of a 10'by 10' sun shelter, such as we see all around at kids'sporting events, farmers'markets, etc. In addition to the usual overhead protection, this canopy also includes an awning for one side to solve the very common problem of angled sun rays ruining the shade offered by the canopy. Taking it a step farther, this canopy also comes with a full set of side walls for added protection against wind and rain.Putting the canopy up was definitely a 2 person task. In its carrying case, it weighs 61.4 pounds, and there's no way for a single person to stretch all four sides out enough to lock the scissor mechanism into the fully-open position. Putting it up the first time was quite confusing, as there's no indication as to which large piece of cloth is the side wall, and which is the roof. Naturally, I guessed wrong initially. The canopy also turned out to be a bit taller than expected, even in its lowest setting. On the bright side, that allows (5'9"") me to walk under it without bending over. On the other hand, it also allowed it to scrape our roof overhang, which punched a couple of small holes into the cover, which is of at least two layers that smell like polyethylene (the outer layer is blue and the inner layer is silvered.) Since we live in a desert, the added holes don't matter. Raised to the highest position the canopy is another foot taller.The canopy has 3 possible heights, and the front awning also has 3 settings: from angled to straight out. Ropes and stakes are also included for added stability in wind.Once figured out, this canopy goes up and down as easily as any I've used.This turned out to be just a bit too big for our small back yard, but will be much appreciated in other locations.Overall, very feature-complete and a good value.