Step 1. Unpack the Cottonwood & lay it out with the pole sleeves facing up on a level site on the ground.
Step 2. Locate the adjustable lower corner webbing with the grommets and stretch outwards on the ground. Be sure the adjustable corner webbing straps are fully extended for ease of set up.
Step 3. Unfold and assemble the 6 poles. Be sure sections are fully engaged. This is very important.
Step 4. Locate the 2 mesh pole sleeves sewn into the rooftop. The sleeves cross at the center of the roof.
Step 5. Insert the 2 long "arch" poles through the continuous pole sleeves.
Step 6. With the shade shelter remaining on the ground, engage the elbow-end of the vertical corner poles into the ends of the "arch" poles at 4 corners. Again, be sure sections are fully engaged.
Step 7. With 2-people, simultaneously lift any 2 adjacent corner poles & seat pole tips into floor corner grommets, use inside grommets. Repeat this at the other 2 corners. Once all four pole tips are securely in their grommets, tighten all four of the corner webbing straps to fully erect and tighten the shade shelter.
Step 8. Once the tent is erect, it can be repositioned & the corners staked out to smooth out the wrinkles.
Step 9. Seam-sealing is recommended for complete waterproofing in heavy rainfalls. You can purchase seam sealer direct from Paha Que’ by calling toll-free 888.700.TENT (8368), or visit your local sports or camping gear retailer.