Gazebos, Canopies & Parasols Reviewed By Experts

We review the most popular gazebos available in the UK. We also spend plenty of time discussing what features you need and how to choose the right model for your garden, and how to get the most out of your gazebo, awnings, shelters and pergolas.

We like to give back to our readers. So we've written guides revealing some of the best kept industry secrets and tips to help you get the most out of your outdoor furniture. Here's some of the most recent gazebo guides and tips.

10 Tips to Make Your Gazebo Last Longer

Let's face it, a gazebo is beautiful addition to any garden. The brands we recommend put a lot into making sure that gazebos are as durable as possible. But what can you do?

Deciding whether to buy or hire a gazebo can be a tough call for anyone.Really, it depends on

Worried about your gazebo flying away this summer? While you might need your outdoor structures throughout the year for several

Typically made of wood or metallic stands, gazebos can serve a variety of purposes. You can put it

When looking to erect your pop up gazebo the priority should always be to it set up correctly.

The most popular type of gazebo we review is the pop up gazebo with sides. Here are the top three highest rated gazebos that tend to work for most situations. If you are looking for something more permanent, we advise polycarbonate gazebos or even wooden gazebo kits.

Airwave 2.0x2.0mtr BLUE Pop Up Gazebo, FULLY WATERPROOF with Four Side Panels and Carrybag
All Seasons Gazebos 3x3m Waterproof Pop Up Gazebo - Black (Standard Sides)
Coleman Gazebo, Event Shelter for Garden and Camping, Sturdy Steel Poles Construction, Large Event Tent, Portable Sun Shelter with Sun Protection SPF 50+, Grey/Green, L - 3.6 x 3.6 m
Size
Size: 2 x 2m
Size: 3 x 3m
Size: 3.6 x 3.6 m
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.1/5)
(4.2/5)
(4.4/5)
1,368 Reviews
243 Reviews
766 Reviews
Airwave 2.0x2.0mtr BLUE Pop Up Gazebo, FULLY WATERPROOF with Four Side Panels and Carrybag
Size
Size: 2 x 2m
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.1/5)
1,368 Reviews
All Seasons Gazebos 3x3m Waterproof Pop Up Gazebo - Black (Standard Sides)
Size
Size: 3 x 3m
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.2/5)
243 Reviews
Coleman Gazebo, Event Shelter for Garden and Camping, Sturdy Steel Poles Construction, Large Event Tent, Portable Sun Shelter with Sun Protection SPF 50+, Grey/Green, L - 3.6 x 3.6 m
Size
Size: 3.6 x 3.6 m
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.4/5)
766 Reviews

Read reviews on specific models and brands to understand the pros and cons. We tend to review types of gazebos, new brands, pergolas, marquees and awnings. Occassionally, we also give our advice on outdoor accessories such as gazebo lights and leg weights.

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We got our hands on one of these at last. We wanted to see what all the fuss is about and why it's so highly rated (over 1,350 reviews with a very high average). Find out whether it's a good investment.

If you have a spacious backyard or patio, adding a pergola over a hot tub can be a

Update October-2020: Due to the lockdown situation in the UK it is a popular time for people to buy

With outdoor furniture, it's an absolute minefield.If you were to search for a 3x3 gazebo on certain online

Gazebos are the way to go for people who want to host an outdoor event or go on

windproof gazebos team

James, Simon, Maddie & Kacie
Windproof Gazebos Team

About Us

We test out new models from online retailers, or buy and sell them new or second hand so we can review a wide range of models and put together the best advice on which gazebo is right for you.

So if you are looking for a cheap gazebo for a festival, an exhibition quality gazebo to showcase your work outside, or something in-between we can point you in the right direction.

We are based in Northampton and focus on gazebo models available in the UK. If you would like your product reviewed by our team, please get in touch.

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What to Look for in a Gazebo?

Some gazebos come in dimensions and weights which are more suited to permanent fixture in your garden or patio; others will have nothing but the very basics and are perfect for events, festivals and camping. It’s useful to know what features of gazebos are important for you.

Think about the following factors before you buy:

  • Temporary or permanent - For example, pop-up gazebos are often temporary, while wooden pergolas are permanent fixtures
  • Sides or no sides - Will it be used for wind protection (sides) or as a free-standing canopy (no sides)?
  • Weatherproof - Offering protection from the elements of wind, rain and UV - (otherwise, use in combination with a decent gazebo heater)
  • Budget - Are you looking for the best value, best premium or commercial grade?
  • Dimensions of the gazebo - If you are tight on space or will be moving it regularly
  • Additional features - such as mosquito nets, UV resistant side panels, ventilation for smoking etc.

Types of Gazebo & Shelters

all seasons gazebos

All Seasons gazebos are extremely strong, well-made, fully waterproof and very reliable.

Airwave Pop Up Gazebo 2.5x2.5m

Airwave Gazebos are good value for money, simple to build and available in lots of shapes, sizes, and colours.

Get the traditional gazebo look. Our team have hand picked a few of the best wooden gazebo kits that you can build yourself. All on this list are well made & solid, from reliable brands, come in kit form and are just great for relaxing in.

Polycarbonate gazebos are trending at the moment because of their stylish look, UV resistant panels and durability. If you want to upgrade your patio and impress the neighbours, we have 4 hand picked models which we can vouch for.

The fastest selling parasol in 2020 so far. Cantilever Parasols are perfect if you want to adjust the shade and get a wide coverage without a gazebo.  

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The Coleman shelter is different in style than most other canopy’s available, however, its extremely popular and outsells most brands of gazebos. They are strong & sturdy, stylish, waterproof and reliable.

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