If you’re looking to buy the best pop up gazebo it can be very confusing.
As you’ll be well aware there’s many good pop up gazebos to choose from.
I must admit though, the majority of gazebos all look alike, however, they all have varying features and strengths.
We’ve all seen on forums where people have been asking questions such as;
- Where can I buy a decent popup gazebo?
- What’s the best popup gazebo?
- What’s the best waterproof gazebo?
- What firm make the strongest pop up gazebo?
- Is there a storm proof gazebo out there?
Well, we’ve hopefully answered your questions and helped you decide to take the plunge. Oh, we’ve also tried to find you the best deals on all the pop up gazebos that we’ve reviewed.
Best Pop Up Gazebo of 2017
Quite often you’ll find that gazebos are let down by their inability to keep you dry and also the slightest bit of wind and they end up on next doors garden or the next campsite.
We’ve sifted through literally dozens of brands of gazebos to find our top 5 pop up gazebos of 2017 and below is how we put these gazebos to the test.
Check out our reviews below
All Seasons 3x3m Pop Up Gazebo | ** No.1 in 2017 **
Rohen Ltd, the company behind this fantastic pop up gazebo really do have a winner on their hands.(They also make top quality knives by the way)
What you get when you order
- 1 x 260g/sqm , Fully Waterproof Roof / Canopy
- 4 side walls ( 2window sides & 2 full length zip doors)
- 1 x Rust resistant , matt black, powder coated frame
- 1 x Heavy duty carry bag
- 4 x leg weight bags
- 13 Tent Pegs
- 4 pieces of rope
- 2 Carry Bags
Let’s go into more details below about the product details below
Fully Waterproof Canopy / Roof
This gazebo from All seasons has the highest quality of waterproofing out of all the gazebos we have reviewed.
In fact it actually has the highest level of waterproofing of all the pop up gazebos available on Amazon, FACT!
The canopy fabric is 260g PVC coated quality whereas many other pop up gazebos on the market only reach (190g / sqm) and even those at 190g / sqm are more than adequate to keep you dry.
So this gazebo is definitely Fully Waterproof
Heavy Duty Steel Frame
Many pop up gazebos on the market are concertina style and this gazebo is no different.
However, the difference with this gazebo is that the frame is extremely strong.
The frame is matt black, rust resistant, and powder coated steel which makes it waterproof, very resilient and extremely strong.
- Fully Waterproof Canopy & Sides
- Removable Sides (Add them as you wish)
- Heavy Duty Gazebo
- Zip sides to connect together
- Sides attach to roof via velcro
- Pop up design, no poles to attach
- Use on variety surfaces
- Good Quality & Strong Steel Concertina Frame
- Value for money
- Easy to build
- Good customer service
- Very heavy
This pop up gazebo is designed to last, resist all weathers and actually do the job you need it to do!
- Fully Waterproof
- Really Strong & Sturdy
- Range Of Colours
- Wide Range of uses
- Heavy but that's expected due to strength
- Camping & Festivals
- Motor Racing / Athletic & Sporting Events
- Hot tub, Paddling Pools & Spa cover
- Picnic & outdoor eating
- Party with friends
- Ideal as changing room
- Ideal for school use
- Ideal for plumbers, builders, etc
- Car boot / Flea market stall
- Dry work area
- plus many other uses….
Coleman Event Shelter 12×12
The 12×12 Event shelter from Colemans is classed as the ‘little brother’ of the popular event shelter.
The 12×12 version has all the features of the larger version.
However, due to it being smaller it provides more versatility to those who may have smaller gardens or maybe your just using it to shelter less people.
Check out it’s great features and dimensions below
Features & Dimensions
Flysheet: Polyester, 450 mm, PU transparent coated, 150 Denier
Poles Material: Made of Steel
UV Protection: UV Guard™: UV protection factor of 50+
Sheltered Area: 13.32 m2
Headroom: 218 cm (centre), 169 (sides)
Carry Bag: Good Quality, Rectangular Carry Bag with zip opening
Size Of Packed Product: 99.3 x 31.1 x 28.6 cm
Weight: 16 kg
Windproofing: Comes with Guy Ropes & Pegs
Pro’s and Con’s
- Easy To Build
- UV Guard For Sun Protection
- Provides Large Sheltered Area
- Fire Retardant
- Weighs Just 16kg
- Wind & Rain Resistant
- Do not build or take down in windy weather
- Spares not currently available
Review Score Explained
Every Pro & Con has been detailed below to help you. Check them out.
Easy To Build
This Shelter is easy to build. It takes generally 2 people approximately 15 minutes to erect, maybe slightly longer on the first occasion but after that it should take no longer than the 15 minutes first mentioned.
The ease of build is also affected by the weather. As we mentioned above do not attempt to build the shelter in windy conditions as although the shelter is strong it very easy to damage when building it in wind.
UV Guard – Sun Protection
This feature has a Sun protection factor of 50+ and combined with the proper use of Sun Tan lotion offers great protection against the Sun’s harmful ultra violet rays. It’s generally not really a feature that you would Google but when looking at this Event Shelter’s features it’s actually one that afterwards you are quite grateful for.
Definitely a good thing….
It Really Is Size That Matters
This 12×12 shelter is actually what you’re going to get, however, the point is that for 12×12 it really does seem massive. This may be accentuated by the open sides of the gazebo giving it a much more sizable feel.
We’ve highlighted this safety measure as often safety is slightly overlooked. This feature is peace of mind when it comes to safe guarding your guests in the shelter. Fire retardant means that it can still catch fire but it will burn very slowly for a short time and then self extinguish itself in a matter of seconds
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