Hi, just after Opinions on the best Marquees (pit shelter)

Submitted by Mick Smith on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 22:30

I’m comparing 2 Marquees Altegra and Extreme Marquees.

Can you help me with the Pros & Cons of both these Marquees.

Extreme Marquees side walls are held up by a hook system vs Altegra using Velcro whats better?

I’m concerned that the wind might blow thru between where the wall hooks on to the roof?

Are black marquees to Dark to work in vs lighter colours. 

Any thoughts and opinions much appreciated 


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I have had my 3mx3m QuikShade for nearly 20 years & it is the best money I have spent in karting. Not cheap but don't break either! Around $1000. For walls I just use blue tarps (about $15) cable tied to the QuikShade at top & pegged at bottom. A lighter colour is always better for the roof.

Mick Smith

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 20:18

Thanks Richard for the reply I might have a look at QuickShade website as well. 

Benjamin Piper

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 21:13

I have a 'betta marquee'. It is basically same as altegra in terms of build and materials.

Paid little extra for the HD hexagon legs with alloy joints.

Withstood many storms with or without walls up.
Quality is excellent and after bout 9years is still going strong.

Was the dark blue colour. With walls up and windows shut it was a tad dark but it's a trade off.

The lack of light is small price to pay or a quality canvas on the tent that is waterproof and UV resistant.