Vinyl Coated Mesh Kayak Canopy

Vinyl Coated Mesh Kayak Canopy Description

Upgrade to a black vinyl coated mesh cover for superior life-time protection against the salt air environment.

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Vinyl Coated Mesh Kayak Canopy Reviews

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Submitted by: Nan_Charles15 on 12/27/2023



I installed an Adventure…

Submitted by: paddler517019 on 10/30/2019

I installed an Adventure Canopies “Guppy” canopy on my Dagger Roam 9.5 Kayak, and I couldn’t be any happier with it.

It shields the sun, cools the temperature down by about ten degrees, and I’ve had many compliments on it, referring many folks on where to order one.

I’ve seen many knock off, cheaper brands, made out of cheap, tent looking material, but they don’t compare or hold up to the canvas and quality you’ll get with an Adventure Canopy, and also, it’s a Veteran owned and operated, Family company, and Mr. Matt Muzzio has had great communication, and has been great to deal with.

If you’re debating on whether or not to drop the dough on one of these canopies, you’ll be glad that you did.


This canopy should have been…

Submitted by: mmuzzio on 9/4/2019

This canopy should have been invented with the kayak. Hands down one of the best additions I’ve outfitted my kayak with. Feelfree lure 13.5’


We are so thrilled with our…

Submitted by: paddler504407 on 5/3/2019

We are so thrilled with our tandem canopy top! Took it out on Lake Pleasant in Arizona and it was windy and hot and the canopy was awesome! It was easy to put up and take down and didn't fail even with it being extremely windy and choppy on the lake. We are headed to lake roosevelt this weekend... so excited worth every penny! Thanks Matt I recommend this canopy as a must need to add to your kayak!


What a great season expander…

Submitted by: paddler502708 on 4/29/2019

What a great season expander for me! Got the right style for my yak and it is working great. Barracuda Canopy - 12' or longer Kayak - Marine Blue

I'm still learning how to fold it properly but I greatly appreciate the design that fits my boat and the solid shade it provides to this 3- year skin cancer survivor! It's expanded my season greatly and my ability to stay out for a longer period each time.


I googled online to find a…

Submitted by: paddler466340 on 9/11/2018

I googled online to find a shade canopy for my Hobie Revolution kayak. I was pleasantly surprised to find a company out of Pinellas Florida who made them custom onsite. Customer Service was excellent by Matt who helped answer our questions over the phone on assembly. Installation was easy as well. My husband is a fishing fanatic so I am out on the water with him for long periods of time. This canopy gives me the shade I need to keep cool. We were out on a Reservoir this summer when the wind kicked up pretty strong. I tried to hold on to the canopy but it pulled me over. The canopy did release without any problem though. Except for a very windy day I will use it everytime I go out! I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it wholeheartedly. Love it!


Don't hesitate, every kayak…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/25/2018

Don't hesitate, every kayak should come with this canopy. My son put it together with his girlfriend in 45 minutes. Their first outing they said was so much more enjoyable with the coverage. Necessary item for longer time on the water. Very Happy.


This is by far the best…

Submitted by: paddler454443 on 7/16/2018

This is by far the best investment I have made for my kayak. Excellent design. Durable materials. Perfect performance. I recently returned from a 3 day paddle on the Buffalo River, and everyone on the trip was envious of my canopy. Paddling & fishing were not compromised at all by the design. Not to mention, keeping cool and staying out of the sun were the best parts about having this canopy. Customer service was amazing when I initially inquired about the product. Matt answered every question that I had, and even looked up the dimensions of my kayak & ice chest to make sure that the canopy would fit perfectly. Thanks again, Matt. So, if you're tired of getting beat up by the sun in your kayak, try Adventure Canopies. It's well worth it!


This has been one of the…

Submitted by: simple_kayaker on 5/29/2018

This has been one of the best purchasing experiences I have ever had. After assembly I sent a picture. I got a reply, not something you expect today. Matthew also pointed out my canopy seemed to have a too short line for the lacing. He sent me replacement. Ok assembled again and it was not as tight ( spreads bit further, wider ) then I sent another picture. Got another reply!! Matthew told me to add the extensions to the stern section of the poles. Did that and sent another picture. Another reply!!! This one says that is how it should look!!

Matthew yes I am very excited this works so well and so easy.

You just do not get better service than Adventure Canopy!!!

Ok how is it made? How does it work? It is made very well and smart. Someone did some clever engineering, It is of simple components and quality. Works wonderful!! Does not get in the way of paddling or fishing. BTW this comes in nice bag for storage, sets up and takes down in like 2 minutes tops. My Kayak is an Ascent 12t.

Can not make a strong enough recommendation. As you can see others like Adventure Kayak's canopy. Looking for some shade on the water this will certainly aide.


Very nice, sturdy, and easy…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/29/2018

Very nice, sturdy, and easy to paddle.


I bought the Tarpon canopy…

Submitted by: paddler433988 on 5/24/2018

I bought the Tarpon canopy from Adventure Canopies for my Liquid Logic Manta Ray Propel 12 Kayak and it works like a charm! I can definitely feel the difference in temperature under the shade of the canopy. I use my pedal kayak to keep hands-free for wildlife photography and I was worried that the canopy would get in the way but actually I was still able to get some decent shots of an eagle in flight so no worries there. It was a little windy on the water the other day but I never felt as if the canopy was causing too much resistance and when a small gust hit I just held onto it to ensure it didn't pop out of the base to be safe. While I had a little trouble figuring out how the canopy should be assembled - which I admit was totally user error on my part - it was refreshing to see that it came with all the parts I needed for installation and it went on with no issue. The quality seems very good and I envision this being a great way to enjoy the water a little more this summer!


I ordered and installed this…

Submitted by: bjw on 2/27/2018

I ordered and installed this on my Hobie Pro Angler 12' and it is perfect!!!! It protects me from the harsh sun and keeps me much cooler. It was easy to install and easy too set up and take down. Matthew was great to deal with. I called with questions prior to my order and was pleasantly surprised that he was there not only to answer my questions and advise me which model would suit my needs, but I received both a call and text followup to be sure installation went well and that I was pleased with the product. I STRONGLY recommend this canopy for any kayak person that needs an escape from the sun. EXCELLENT !!!!


Great add-on for any kayaker!

Submitted by: Dane-Clayton on 8/3/2017

I got the Adventure Canopy bimini for my WildernessSystems Tarpon 12. Shipping was quick, and the install was painless. I used the slide track nuts on the back and drilled the front following simple instructions. It comes with different poles for height adjustment, which I did use.

I live on a lake in Louisiana, and the summer sun is downright brutal. I did plenty of research on bimini tops and chose this one because the design looked so much more stable than others.

I was still a little worried about how the canopy would do in the wind out on open water. The first day I took it out was windy and choppy. The poles have just enough flex to let the canopy sway a little in the wind without moving the boat. I didn't feel like it affected my paddling at all. If it did, I was too busy enjoying the shade on my shoulders to notice. It really makes a huge difference and is noticeably cooler. Less sun equals more energy and more enjoyable longer paddles.

I really got a chance to test it on a 28 mi camping trip down the Sabine River between LA and TX. It breaks down and sets up easily for travel. At the end of the trip, I had 15 jealous, sunburned friends.

This is a must for anyone who spends lots of time in their yak. Well worth it. Go ahead and get one. You'll thank yourself later.

On top of the great product, Adventure Canopies has amazing customer service. The owner, Matt, has reached out personally to follow up and is clearly dedicated to his product and your satisfaction.

I'll be paddling happily in my own shade for years to come.


Great Product & Great Customer Service

Submitted by: Brad_C on 8/3/2017

I purchased the Barracuda for my fishing kayak and absolutely love the product. Matt was very helpful before the purchase answering all of my questions and he followed up after the purchase to make sure I was completely satisfied. The product is very high quality, fits perfectly and is a must for fishing in the summer in Florida. I researched many products before selecting Adventure Canopies and by far, Adventure Canopies has the best product. I would highly recommend .


Great product and Great service

Submitted by: Brad_C on 8/3/2017

I researched a number of canopies on the market and found that Adventure Canopies has the best product by far. Matt was very helpful answering my questions before I made the purchase and also followed up after the purchase to make sure that I was happy with my purchase. This canopy is a game changer for fishing in the summer in Florida. The product is very high quality and works great. I would definitely buy again.


I bought the guppy canopy for…

Submitted by: kayakingcarla on 7/20/2016
I bought the guppy canopy for my Hobie Revolution 11 kayak, and this bimini rocks! It was easy to install, it doesn't interfere with paddling or the mirage drive operation. I had enough head room and it really kept me shaded. I had always wanted to use my kayak mid day in Alabama, but it was so hot and not shaded where I live, that I didn't use my kayak that often in the summer. Well, now I have my own shade, thanks to this bimini! I anticipate using my kayak a lot more. I bought the yellow shade and it does a good job of reflecting the sun's rays, and it's very stable underway, and I went out under breezy conditions.

So far so good. I just…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/18/2016
So far so good. I just received my canopy this weekend and I am very impressed. I own a tarpon 120 and it fits beautifully. I ended up buying a second set of track mounts because I didn't want to drill into the kayak. Fits perfectly, keeps the sun off and leaves plenty of room for fishing and paddling. I am about 6'2" and I have tons of head room. Customer service is excellent, talked with Matt a couple of times about installation and recommendations and he was very helpful. Will give an updated review once I have used it more but for now 10/10!

I love my new canopy. Easy to…

Submitted by: paddler236940 on 7/12/2016
I love my new canopy. Easy to install. Easy to store once you figure out how to collapse it. Keeps both sun and rain off you while kayaking. Allowed enough room for my dog even. Got a yellow one so might be easier to spot if I loose it in the river. Excellent customer service.

During my 20 years as a…

Submitted by: paddler236866 on 6/15/2016
During my 20 years as a kayaker, I've longed for a way to cope with the hot Southern sun. I considered the DIY route, but wasn't convinced the examples I saw online would be adequate. Commercially-available canopies didn't impress me, either - until I came across Adventure Canopies. The design simply makes sense. It was easy to install and works great!

I love this product! Keeps…

Submitted by: paddler236835 on 6/6/2016
I love this product! Keeps sun off effectively and allows room for fishing. Perfect custom fit for both sizes of kayaks we own.

I absolutely love my canopy…

Submitted by: paddler236837 on 6/6/2016
I absolutely love my canopy we bought from Adventure Canopies. With the summer heat I would not be able to be outside enjoying my kayak this year. Easy to install, very attractive, and keeps me cool while enjoying the summer even on the hottest summer days.

I have been kayak fishing for…

Submitted by: paddler236838 on 6/6/2016
I have been kayak fishing for over 5 years. With temperatures reaching 100 plus, I wonder what I'm doing out there wishing I had a canopy. I have searched and seen a few and haven't really liked any until I saw this one by Adventure Canopies! The assembly is extremely simple especially when you just want to jump out into the water. Not only is it a great product, but the customer service is outstanding! All my questions answers in a timely professional manner. I highly recommend this product. It is a must!

What can I say .. the product…

Submitted by: paddler236786 on 5/22/2016
What can I say .. the product is a game changer… I live in Florida, and spend a lot of time in the ocean bow fishing and there is no shade out there…. and July through September in the Keys is brutal ….. the canopy makes the difference between being out there for a few hours and staying all day…. the quality of the product speaks for itself .. top notch …. easy install too…. and another small Plus , I got the bright orange canopy .. helps to be seen by boaters… thanks Matt…. great customer service….