Okay guys it's already tomorrow for me (I'm on the other side of the world) and here is my canopy setup. Just so you know, I already own an ARB awning on my other X and personally, I don't really like it much. It's mounted on the side, it's bulky, and I prefer to maximize my rear hatch space, so this is what I came up with. The following items (previous post pic above) is what I purchased at a local hardware store:
1. Adjustable 3-6' painting poles: $11.99 x2
2. 6'x8' tarp: $7.99
3. Tent pegs: $.99 x2
4. 48" bungee cord: $1.99 x2
5. canopy ball bungee: $.99 x2
6. Tarp clips: $4.99 (I didn't need these at all so this can be omitted)
Total cost: $39.91
I cut the tarp in a trapezoid shape. I measured about 50 inches for my hatch mounting point and cut diagonally until both sides met the uncut end of the tarp respectively (8ft.). Please bear with me as I can only upload 3 pics at a time.
For the sake of this post and the low budget theme, I only purchased a 6'x8' tarp ($7.99). The beauty of this setup is that it's expandable to your preferences and it's super compact. If you want a larger area covered, simply purchase a larger tarp and possibly additional poles for support.
Lovely af. The wind is blowing at 18 MPH and it's holding up just fine. It also complements my rear hatch light mod LOL!