Let’s get straight to the point. You’re here because you’re looking for a decent quality pop up gazebo, that won’t cost the earth and can withstand the typical British weather conditions. Correct?
So let’s get cracking then….
My top rated and numero uno Pop up gazebo is listed below this text, so please feel free and check out the full review.
However, saying that, please read all the reviews of the gazebos below as every one of them comes to you, reviewed and recommended by me. As I’ve said previously, these are my all time favourite 6.
All Seasons Gazebo 3x3m – Best Heavy Duty Gazebo
Score: 10 out of 10
So what’s included?
When you order this product this is exactly what you’ll receive delivered to your door.
- Large waterproof canopy (260g)
- 4 Heavy duty sides
- Steel concertina frame (Stretches Out)
- 13 Tent pegs & 4 pieces of guy rope
- Heavy duty, waterproof carry bag on wheels
- Separate bag provided for side panels
- 4 Leg weight bags with velcro strap
What’s so good about it?
- Fully Waterproof
The 260g grade waterproofed canopy, sides and even the carry bag really do make this possibly the highest level of waterproof gazebo I have come across.
Generally, most manufacturers claim their gazebos to be waterproof when they’re only 190g so therefore you’re getting full protection in even the heaviest of downpours.
- Heavy Duty
There are several areas of this gazebo that stand out as being heavy duty and robust. The roof canopy and sides are made from the same quality fabric, which is quite rare when it comes to the pop up gazebo.
Manufacturers will normally try and reduce their costs by providing lower grade sides (Doors & Windows). This is not the case with the All Seasons 3x3m Gazebo, although this is represented in the increased price range.
At 3x3m it really does cover quite a sizable area. However, on the other hand, I understand fully that the size of this gazebo may not suit everybody but if you have space then it’s definitely a good acquisition. For the older people that equals 10ft x 10ft.
The frame has 3 height settings to enable you to configure it to whatever height you wish. When the frame is set to the highest position the lowest point is 7ft high (2.1m).
So unless you have a party of giants, you’ll be fine.
- Reinforced Roof
As you can see in the image, the roof is very strong due to its 24 reinforced roof struts.
These struts are made of metal to ensure that the canopy can withstand the impact of wind and rain whilst also creating a very rigid structure.
The roof struts really do compliment the metal frame legs and also the heavy duty canopy to ensure that this gazebo is strong and sturdy in every aspect.
More often than not, many people are often swayed to buying a particular pop up gazebo not based on any of the above, but by colour.
This may seem odd but I’ve sent several thousand people to Amazon for certain colour gazebos only for them to buy a different colour or an entirely different gazebo altogether.
Here are the colours available – White, Green, Blue, Black & Beige
- 1 Year Warranty
The All Seasons Gazebo comes with a 1-year frame parts warranty and also a care guide to help you get the best out of your gazebo.
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The strength really does add lots more of potential uses of this All Seasons Gazebo.
As with weaker gazebos, you will often have to check weather conditions before you attempt to use them, however, with this gazebo you’re not as limited.
- Ideal for Garden & Patio use
- Suitable For Decking & Grassed areas
- Hot tub parties
- Birthday parties
- Ideal sun canopy
- Strong and dry work area
- Market stall / Car boot sale
- Display stall
- Fundraising stall
- Changing rooms
- Camping, Sorry nearly forgot 🙂
and so many more options….
Pros & Cons
- Simple to build, no poles to connect
- Good quality feel and look
- Very durable and long lasting
- Heavy duty build
- The carry bag with wheels is very handy
- Waterproof & Windproof
- Can sell out due to popularity
- Takes 2 people to build
- Not the cheapest
A premium quality gazebo that features everything that you could possibly wish for from a heavy duty, pop up gazebo.
- Very Strong
- 100% Waterproof
- Multi Functional
- Not cheap
Q. Can 2 people construct this gazebo?
A. As mentioned previously, this gazebo can be built quite easily by 2 people. As with all concertina gazebos, it is advised to stretch the gazebo out and to walk backward with the other person at the same time to prevent any frame damage.
Q. Can it be screwed into decking via the feet plates?
A. Simply put, yes you can. There are camping holes in the foot plates that allow tent pegs to be pushed through should you be on grass. As the question asked though, instead of using a tent peg you can use strong screws instead of pegs and they can be screwed into the decking.
Q. Are there 2 entrances?
A. Included in the contents of the pack you will receive 1 door, 1 full-length side with no access in or out and 2 sides with windows. When all sides are added to the gazebo there will only be 1 entrance.
So that’s everything I could possibly find about this All Seasons Gazebo, measuring 3x3m. I hope I’ve influenced your decision to buy. If you’re not convinced then why not take a look at my 2nd best gazebo review.
Airwave Gazebo 2.5×2.5 – Best Cheap Gazebo
When it came to selecting this particular pop up gazebo as the best cheap gazebo, it was quite a simple decision.
I’ll be perfectly honest. At the time of writing this review article, the Airwave 2.5×2.5m gazebo has only just come back into stock.
On the day of writing this review article (26.06.17), the Airwave 2.5×2.5m gazebo has only just come back into stock.
So, personally, I think that the above statement speaks volumes towards the Airwave 2.5m gazebo being the best cheap gazebo.
Even now the red and cream are of limited stock.
So, what do you get when ordering?
Here’s what’s included
- Fully Waterproof Canopy (190g)
- Four Side Walls (2 Windows & 2 Zipped Doors)
- 4 Leg weight bags
- Carry bag
- User instruction manual
- 2 Free Wind bars
Included in your bought product is everything you need to enable you to have a fully enclosed gazebo if required, that can offer you protection in unsettled weather.
Here’s the Airwave gazebo 2.5m with the sides removed.
Why is it the best cheap gazebo?
- The Price
Clearly, the price is a massive factor for it being a decent cheap gazebo. It’s plain and simple, the fact that this pop up shelter keeps selling out so fast shows that it is a gazebo in demand, and year in year out too.
- It’s waterproof
Although this Airwave gazebo isn’t of the same grade of waterproofing as the All Seasons Gazebo it still offers 100% waterproofing. As I mentioned in the very first post further up , the All Seasons Gazebo is way above any other gazebo I’ve seen for the level of waterproofing, at 260g.
However, this gazebo being 190g is still more than adequate and above most other brands of waterproof gazebos.
The sturdiness is quite a surprising factor due to the price. Admittedly, there are a few issues and these have been raised via the Amazon review section. In a nutshell, I’ll explain them below.
You can dodge being one of those people leaving a negative review just by following the rules.
3 Tips to avoid Gazebo damage
- Do not build in windy conditions
- Always use at least 2 people to build
- Always use all parts supplied (Wind bars, tent pegs, guy ropes and leg weight bags)
Just those 3 tips will ensure that your gazebo lasts longer than by not following them.
There are lots of uses for gazebos that have removable sides. Admittedly, sides are great when you need privacy or to enclose when the temperatures start to drop but quite often they aren’t actually required.
Ideal uses for your gazebo without sides can be;
- Sun shelter for kids
- Hot tub cover
- Market Stall / Car boot
- Election canvassing
and with sides;
- Evening drinks with friends
- Changing rooms
- Fundraising stall
- Dry work area
Pros & Cons
- Very easy to build
- Nice & cheap
- Surprisingly strong
- Wide range of uses
- Great range of colours
- Sells out very quickly
- Do not build in windy conditions
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