Canopies and Awnings. I think the simplest canopies are pop up canopies. These fold into a small size that will fit in most trunks. Most people use them for craft fairs and are usually vendors. The best canopy is the one that keeps you dry... Lets face it, staying out of the sun is nice, but keeping dry is nicer. Retractable awnings are also a very nice way to stay out of the elements.