If you’ll be using your canopy tent infrequently and only for shade at an occasional sports event, you probably don’t even need to consider how sturdy a tent is when making a selection. The fact is, sturdiness comes from better materials, and better materials usually result in a heavier tent. But if you’ll be using your tent a lot, sometimes in bad, windy weather, you’ll be better off buying a sturdy tent that will hold up to such conditions. Look for a canopy tent with a heavy-duty steel frame, weights for the legs and stakes for staking it down, also. If you’ll be out in such conditions, you’ll likely also be coping with rain. So along with sturdiness, look for a tent that has sealed seams that are treated with waterproofing material so there’s no leaking.