Best Pop up Gazebos With & Without Sides in 2019 (Reviews)

We’ve listed below our top 7 pop up gazebos for 2019 and all these products are heavy duty, extra strong, fully waterproof, suitable for regular use and come either with or without sides. 

The 7 Best Heavy Duty & Waterproof Pop up Gazebo

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Product Brand Size Colours Score Review
All Seasons Gazebo 2x2m
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All Seasons 2x2m 4 ★★★★★ Details
Maximus Gazebo 3x3m
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Maximus 3x3m 4 ★★★★★ Details
Airwave 3.5m Hexagon Pop up Gazebo
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Airwave 3.5m 5 ★★★★★ Details
ABC Canopy
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ABC Canopy 3x3m 4 ★★★★★ Details
All Seasons
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All Seasons 3x3m 12 ★★★★★ Details
All Seasons
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All Seasons 3x6m 5 ★★★★★ Details
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Vonhaus 3x3m 1 ★★★★ Details


Detailed Pop up Gazebo Reviews

All of these reviews have been researched and written by Shaun Bird who is the resident gazebo expert. Please feel free to browse the site and should you require further help please use the contact form.

Best 2x2m Gazebo

All Seasons Pop up Gazebo with Sides

All Seasons 2x2m gazebo

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This extremely strong 2x2m gazebo is ideal for those of you that are looking to buy a decent and fast building canopy that you can relax in without the worry of it collapsing or blowing away.All Seasons

With this All Season’s 2x2m gazebo you have the choice of 6 different colours, so if you’re not keen on this royal blue one, then you can choose from either red, green, navy blue, beige or white.

At a total size of 4 square metres, it will fit comfortably in most U.K gardens, can be taken on holiday, whilst being able to resist bad weather conditions.

The All Seasons range of pop up gazebos are renowned for their strength, their ability to keep you and your guests completely dry, as well as having lots of helpful accessories.

It’s particularly ideal for any event where you need to keep your guests dry, safe and protected from unpleasant weather.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pop up gazebo?

A pop up gazebo is a portable outdoor shelter that has a concertina frame which enables it to be built and taken down very quickly.  It will have a waterproof, water resistant, showerproof or rainproof canopy top cover and it may also have side panels that can be attached.

What are Pop up Gazebos good for?

Because pop up gazebos or instant shelters are easy to transport it means they can be taken to or used for awide variety of events, such as;

  • Regular Home Use
  • Camping
  • Commercial use
  • Garden use
  • Car boot sales
  • School events
  • Political campaigns
  • Market Stall
  • Beach use
  • Covering Hot tubs
  • Ideal for picnics
  • Concerts
  • Christenings & Weddings
  • and lots more…

How much is a small Pop up Gazebo?

Small pop up gazebos vary in price but if you’re looking for premium quality, waterproof and well-made then you should be looking to pay around the £100 to £175 price range. There are cheaper pop up gazebos available to buy but their level of overall quality will not be as good as the premium range

6 Sided Hexagon Popup Gazebo

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Airwave Hexagon 3.5m Gazebo Review

Hexagonal gazebo with 6 sides and fully waterproof

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Hexagon pop up gazebos aren’t quite as popular as one would expect but owners of these types of outdoor shelter that I’ve spoken to are more than happy, as they are generally stronger by design than the regular square gazebos.

Understandably, the 6 sided hex gazebos are a little more expensive than the regular square versions, this is due to having more parts, as it has 6 legs rather than 4 but this only adds further to the strength and stability of this product.Airwave Hexagonal

This gazebo manufacturer is well known in the industry for providing affordable gazebos whilst maintaining the quality, strength and durability of their products.

It’s available in 5 different colours and rather than blending into the masses with a regular square pop up gazebo, why not stand out from the crowd with a stylish hexagonal shape that’s stronger too.

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Maximus Gazebo 3x3m Review

Maximus Gazebo 3x3m with sides and very strong

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Maximus Gazebo ReviewThe extra strong Maximus pop up gazebo is another instant shelter that is quick to set up and can be used for a wide variety of events and uses.

At 3x3m it can comfortably accommodate seated or standing guests, whilst also being able to have furniture such as a patio table with chairs or it could even be used to cover your hot tub.

The sides can be easily removed should you need to as they are very conveniently attached via strong velcro straps.

You can also use as many sides as you wish, whether you decide to use 1 full wall or 1 windowed side or all of them at the same time it’s completely up to you.

Groundsheets can be bought separately for any size of pop up gazebo should you decide you don’t want the ground visible for whatever reason.

This gazebo is described as a ‘Market Stall’ which shows you the confidence that the manufacturers have of just how strong and robust this product is.

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What is a waterproof pop up gazebo?

A waterproof pop up gazebo is an outdoor shelter that’s had a Polyeurathane coating (PU coating) applied to the outer side of the material of the canopy or/and side panels.  This makes it water repellant and quite often makes a gazebo 100% waterproof.

Are pop up gazebos any good?

Pop up gazebos are as good as the materials they are made from.  Quite often, a ‘decent’ or ‘good’ gazebo will be more towards the expensive end of the market.  Products described as ‘premium or heavy duty’ are generally regarded as good quality and much more reliable.


Full Privacy Gazebo

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ABC Canopy 3x3m | (No Windows)

ABC Canopy

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This ABC 3x3m gazebo is extremely strong and fully waterproof which means that any worries about your event ending a disaster due to wind and rain are over… ABC Canopy

Everything about this pop up exudes strength and it is clear the manufacturer has paid close attention to detail and fully understands the general weaknesses of gazebos when constructing this robust product.

The only downfall for me is that it’s only available in white.

However, if that doesn’t bother you too much and you need it more for its features than its colour, then go for it…

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If you decide to buy this ABC gazebo from Amazon then you will receive the following items in your delivered package:

  • Rust Resistant Steel Concertina Frame
  • Waterproof Canopy (500D)
  • 3 x Full-Length Sides (No Windows 210D)
  • 1 Zipper Door
  • 4 x Guy Ropes
  • 4 x Stake Pegs
  • Roller Carrying Bag
  • 1 Year Frame Warranty
  • 6 Month Canopy & Bag Warranty
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above and the great news is that ABC also stock replacement parts should you need them eventually.

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Extra Strong – ABC has put everything they’ve got into ensuring that this pop up gazebo is extremely strong, fully waterproof and more than capable of protecting your event against poor weather conditions.

Velcro Strips – The sides are very easily attached via velcro strips that go around the legs of the frame ( There are 8 ties in total per side wall).

There is also a full-length velcro strip that connects the top part of the wall to the canopy section of the frame making it a much stronger connection.

Removable sides – The sides can be attached as you wish.  You can use 1 wall, 2, 3 or fully enclose the canopy with the door closed too.

Another great feature is that the side walls can be zipped together, therefore, preventing drafts or rain penetrating the sides.

Multi-surfaces – This popup canopy can be used on a wide range of surfaces such as; sand, block paving, tarmac, patios, decking as well as grass.

For the harder surfaces you conveniently have screw holes in the feet so you can secure the feet should you need a fixed location and to add further sturdiness.

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

  • Extremely Strong
  • Reinforced Weak Points
  • 100% Waterproof Canopy (500D)
  • Spares Available
  • 6 Months & 1 Year Warranty

  • 1 Colour only

There are lots of uses for an outdoor shelter of this size:

  • Take it camping
  • Hot tub or spas
  • Cover your fish pond
  • Ideal for car boots/ flea markets
  • Craft fayres
  • Sports changing rooms
  • Dry work area

plus many more…

Strong 3x6m Pop up Gazebo

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All Seasons 3×6 Pop up Gazebo (with Side Panels)

All Seasons 3x6m Pop up gazebo that's waterproof and extremely strong

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All SeasonsWe couldn’t go without adding are large pop up gazebo to our list of best gazebos to buy in 2019.

This strong and sturdy 3×6 gazebo by All seasons (again) is ideal for those of you with large events that require peace of mind knowing that your product is more than up to the job.

As with most pop-ups, this one is also a concertina gazebo where all you do is get a friend to help you stretch the frame out by walking backwards.

Attach the roof and sides and you’re ready to go.

The manufacturer states that you can have it erect in just 1 minute, I’d say more like a couple of minutes but basically they’re telling you it’s simple to build.

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Robust & 100% Waterproof

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All Seasons 3x3m Gazebo (100% Waterproof)

All Seasons 3x3m Gazebo in 12 different colours

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All Seasons GazeboTo be perfectly honest, I could list every All seasons gazebo in this top 10 list because they are a manufacturer that produces high-quality gazebos time after time.

At 260g per square metre, the fabric of the canopy is one of the highest quality and heaviest duty that can be bought at such a competitive price.

The above, ensure that your event will stay dry, the product will last for many years to come and together with leg weights and a storage bag with wheels, what more could you ask for?

Similar to most gazebos, the doors and walls can be removed or added as you wish and as you can see in the picture the walls comfortably meet the floor with extra overhang to ensure that drafts are excluded.

This product also comes with a warranty and a handy care guide to help you get as much use out of this product as you possibly can.

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Vonhaus 3x3m (No sides)

Vonhaus Gazebo

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This Vonhaus 3x3m is a decent pop up canopy that is quick to build and once built creates a very waterproof shelter.Vonhaus

Caution must always be advised to how much wind you expose any gazebo too but this particular product is very sturdy with its steel frame, additional leg weights, and guy ropes.

Take a look at what you will receive below should you decide to buy this Vonhaus product.

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The contents of the package when you order it securely from Amazon will contain the following items.

  • 3x3m Steel Frame (Telescopic Legs)
  • Waterproof Canopy
  • Guy Ropes
  • Stake Pegs
  • Carrying Bag
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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Currently, there is only 1 colour available to buy and that is the waterproof grey version in the image at the top of this page.

Vonhaus do offer an alternative hexagonal gazebo although that is also only available in grey.

Here are my pros and cons of this product.

  • Waterproof
  • Well Known Brand
  • Very Quick to Erect
  • Very Sturdy
  • 3 Height adjustments

  • Only 1 colour

Here’s what I believe are the best features of this Vonhaus 3x3m Gazebo.

Height Adjustment – The legs of this shelter are easily adjustable to 3 different height settings.

These can be adjusted as and when you need to, should you want to have standing room then the height can be raised or if it begins to get windy then you can lower the canopy too.

Waterproof Canopy – The canopy is made from polyester and has a PVC coating to ensure that rainfall just runs off the roof and ensure your event is kept dry.

The seams of the canopy are also taped to ensure there is no leaking via the stitching (All gazebos have stitching) and this tape also protects the stitching to provide extra longevity.

Storage Bag – The storage bag is a very convenient addition to this product which makes transportation from storage to your event much more easier and also helps to keep everything together.

Airwave Pop up Gazebos

Airwave is one of the most popular manufacturers of pop up gazebos on Amazon.  Just click a selection below to read the review

All Seasons Gazebos

The All Season’s gazebos are well known for their strength, high level of waterproofing and durability.  Check them out below.

Outdoor Shelters & Accessories

Looking for something a little bit different then check out some of the outdoor shelters and structures we have reviewed below.