Best Pop-Up Gazebo
With the weather as changeable as it is, there becomes an increasing need to have a pop-up gazebo. The type of outdoor space you can get out and put up in a matter of minutes when you look out the window and decide you want to spend the day in the garden.
So with that in mind, we’ve decided to select our favorite pop-up gazebo. It wasn’t easy but after some fierce debate we’ve finally settled on what we consider the best pop-ups available today.
All Seasons Premium Pop Up Gazebo
The All Seasons Pop Up Gazebo is one of the best pop-up gazebos on the market and is the reason it’s at the top of our list. It has a fully waterproof canopy allowing you to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather – even heavy rain. It comes with a care guide which informs you how to get the best out of the gazebo meaning if followed will give you years of use.
Its superior heavy-duty construction leaves other cheaper gazebos in its wake. Measuring 10 feet by 10 feet it can be used on most even surfaces. It has 3 height settings, with 7 feet boundary clearance at its highest setting giving plenty of space for anyone. The easy pop-up design means it can be erected in only a few minutes. To add peace of mind manufacturers have included a 1 year warranty.
The All Seasons Pop Up Gazebo is unlike many other gazebos in that it can be put up on a variety of surfaces including, patios, grass, decking or even sand. The reason this is possible is because it comes with all the necessary rope, 4 tent pegs and 4 tent weight bags. Getting it to your required location is easy as it comes in a premium carry bag fitted with wheels. To errect simply spread the legs out, pop the canopy cover over the frame and then simply raise the legs to required height.
The impressiveness of this gazebo is down to the fact it has completely waterproof roof cover. The material made of 260-gram/sqm PVC coated polyester means not a single drop of water can penetrate the roof. Also, the powder coated frame means it is rust resistant, a sure sign of its quality. Plus you won’t need wind bars because its frame has 24 built-in support struts within the boundaries and top cover.
In our opinion there isn’t a better pop-up gazebo out there; easy to put up, great design, well made and a gazebo for all seasons.
Outsunny Gazebo (3m x 3m)
The Outsunny Gazebo comprises of 4 elegant white mesh side walls which provide exceptional ventilation when set up to provide shade from the sun. The good news is they can be removed easily if need be.
The Outsunny Gazebo offers style and elegance with a leaf decorated design which will make it the center piece of any garden. Its 4 white mesh sides walls offer that all important ventilation while still providing shade from the sun, with the added bonus that when not required can easily be removed. It has very effective UV coated canopy which will block out all those harmful UV rays, prevent anti-oxidation and makes resistant to showers.
The Outsunny gazebo’s top cover is reinforced and also has the benefit of water drainage via the 8 plastic leaking holes. To keep the gazebo extra stable it comes with 8 pegs which means there is less to worry about when the wind picks up, although we should add and recommend that you will need to protect from strong windy conditions. The assembly process is an easy process, as is dismantling, however it can take about 2 to 3 hours to erect.
The gazebo has velcro straps which are important for assembly and for use with the gazebo. The reinforced corners will ensure the gazebo will withstand many years use and enable you to erect it on most surfaces. It has the nice feature that it is easily washable, ensuring you can keep it clean and looking good for longer.
One of the more expensive gazebos on our list the Outsunny is still worth a mention. A quality made gazebo that will enhance any garden with its elegant design while still giving great protection from the weather. It may be a little smaller than some of its competitors but is still big enough for that smaller garden event or get together.
Airwave Pop-Up Gazebo (3m x 3m)
The Airwave 3m x 3m Pop-Up Gazebo is probably the easiest gazebo to erect if following the included instructions, taking only 60 seconds. It can be erected with 2 people, however, to make the erection process fast it’s a lot easier with 4 people as each one can take a corner.
The gazebo comes with pegs and adjustable guy ropes which means you can fix the canopy firmly to the ground. It has its own carry bag allowing you to carry to your desired location easily and store away neatly when not in use. It covers 9 sq meter when erected which is a decent amount of space.
It is worth noting that this gazebo is not designed to be left unattended or out overnight due to its lightweight design. It is not made to withstand strong winds or rain and could quite easily get damaged. It is also worth bearing in mind it is not waterproof and to be aware of the ground area you intend to place it too.
This Airwave is one of the cheapest models in this review, it doesn’t have the quality or weather resistance of other models but is a good gazebo for offering shade from the sun when relaxing outdoors or as a party canopy on a hot summer’s day. It’s quick pop-up action and easy storage at half the price of other models, it certainly is a handy gazebo to have for those impromtu family get togethers.
In conclusion, if it’s something more robust and can offer you more in terms of protection from the elements then this model is not the one to go for. Our advice is to spend a few extra pounds and go for a better model. The next review, the Airwave 2.5m x 2.5m costs more but offers better quality and is fully waterproof.
Airwave Pop-Up Waterproof Gazebo (2.5m x 2.5m)
A canopy for every day use, the Airwave 2.5m x 2.5m gazebo is easily erected in 60 seconds. No additional tools are required and with the easy to follow user instructions you should have no problem literally popping this canopy up!
The Airwave 2.5m x 2.5m Pop Up Gazebo has 4 side panels, church style windows and full length zipper doorways. The panels are designed to give you the freedom to decide where they are attached and in whatever combination you wish.
The canopy is constructed using 190g PU coated soft touch polyester material and has seal taped seams which ensures it is fully waterproofed. To prevent damage from excess water build-up the canopy is fitted with Anti-Pudding Eyelets. To ensure sturdiness and durability the bar is made from steel. To add to this sturdiness there are 2 wind bars which help protect the sides from being affected by wind. Another feature that helps to secure the canopy are the 4 leg weight bags, which you can fill with sand, soil or even 2-litres of water. For ease of transportation and storage the gazebo comes with its own carry bag.
The Airwave Gazebo, as per manufacturer recommendations is designed as temporary fixture and to be used for leisure and the garden only. Used as per these instructions any damage can be avoided. Overall this waterproof gazebo offers good quality and excellent value for money. Just make sure its 2.5m x 2.5m will be larger enough for your needs.
Gazebo Marquee Lorca Canopy
The Gazebo Marquee Lorca Canopy is a lovely designed addition to have in your garden or on your patio. It comes in a cream colour that will blend well in any outdoor setting. Covering a 3m x 3m ground surface it is perfect for most garden events or activities such as weddings, parties or BBQ’s.
The Lorca also has an internal height of 2.70m meaning that even the tallest don’t have to duck their heads when inside. The gazebo is designed for summer use as it does not provide protection against bad weather. However, the polyester roof cover is impregnated with a water-repellent although it is not shower or waterproof.
The gazebo has disguised standing feet that are powder coated metals which give extra strength and stability to the frame. It is designed to give good quality shade while the roof can offer great ventilation during those long hot summer days. The manufacturers assembly instructions are well laid out with most parts being numbeews (except the screws) which all helps to make erection of the gazebo a nice and easy process.
If you are just looking for a good, uniquely designed gazebo that can be used on mild dry summer days then the Gazebo Marquee Lorca Canopy is worth considering.
Guide to Buying a Pop-Up Gazebo
So you want to buy a gazebo? Not so easy a task when you consider how many there are out there on the market. Below is our list of things to think about before you go off and spend your hard earned cash:
What's it made of?
By far the best material for the canopy of gazebos to be made of is polyester, for protection against the elements the thicker this material is the better. Frames made of steel or aluminium are extremely hardy while wood frames are your best option if you want a permanent gazebo.
How big or heavy is it?
A large marquee gazebo is ideal for larger events or more shade is required. However, due to their size they can be hard to set and will generally need more people to erect it.
Obviously the size of the gazebo and the standard of the materials used will add to the weight. Also, if your gazebo is going to be a permanent fixture or it is one of the more sturdy ones then you should expect the weight to be significant. On the other hand a basic camping gazebo will be light which will make it much easier to erect.
What is the best design?
When considering which gazebo to buy you will need to think about its design. Will your gazebo be required for elegant or stylish events such as weddings? In which case you wont want any cheap plastic fittings like net curtains. You will also need to think about the colour too.
Gazebos come in a variety of shapes therefore, it is important to consider this factor too. If you require a large gazebo then the hexagonal or decagonal shapes work best as they offer great stability.
Another factor to consider is how the gazebo is assembled. The basic pop-up camping gazebo design is useful for the casual camper or someone who finds putting up tents either difficult or a chore. They are not designed with adverse weather in mind but are easy to move around and store.
What kind of protection does it offer?
The protection factor a gazebo will offer really depends on what your gazebo is going to be used for and where you are geographically. Therefore it is at this point you should be looking at what material the gazebo is made of. Polyester canopies do offer some UV and rain protection, however to be totally waterproof and give greater UV protection of 50+SPF the canopy would need to have a special coating.
With regard to frames, a frame of 6 plus poles will make the gazebo sturdier and give decent protection against wind. Best of all though against inclement weather is the permanent gazebo. It is also important to ensure your gazebo has good ventilation and feet holes so it can be secured safely to the ground.
What extra’s does it come with?
Considering the extras is certainly time well spent, many of these extras will save you time and make your life a lot easier in the future. Gazebos can come with a whole range of added extras from storage bag, net curtains (a must if you will be plagued by mosquitoes or files!) doors and sidewalls to the warranty it comes with.
We think the time you spent thinking about all the factors mentioned here will save you both time and money in the long run. Being clear on your requirements beforehand is a must if you want to get the right gazebo for the job you want it to do.