Best Pop Up Gazebos With Sides: Easy to Construct & Amazing Value

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Our experts bought and reviewed 8 different brands. We spent two weekends camping (it’s a hard life!).

We’re confident we’ve found the best popup gazebo with sides available on the market.

Anyway, a good gazebo should protect you from outdoor unpleasantries: sun, rain, and bugs.

All airwave gazebos on this list achieve this.

One of the best designs and most pleasant to stay in was the Airwave 2.5 x 2.5m Pop-up Garden Gazebo.

Let’s get going…

Pop Up Gazebo Recommendations


AIRWAVE 3x3m Waterproof Black Pop Up Gazebo - Frame & Canopy Marquee Tent (No Sides)
Airwave 2.0x2.0mtr BLUE Pop Up Gazebo, FULLY WATERPROOF with Four Side Panels and Carrybag
Best Overall (2019)
Airwave Pop Up Gazebo 2.5x2.5m Waterproof Outdoor Canopy Marquee Tent for Garden Party (White)
Dimensions
3m x 3m
2m x 2m
2.5m x 2.5m
With Sides
Customer Rating
No. of Reviews
557 Reviews
950 Reviews
879 Reviews
AIRWAVE 3x3m Waterproof Black Pop Up Gazebo - Frame & Canopy Marquee Tent (No Sides)
Dimensions
3m x 3m
With Sides
Customer Rating
No. of Reviews
557 Reviews
Airwave 2.0x2.0mtr BLUE Pop Up Gazebo, FULLY WATERPROOF with Four Side Panels and Carrybag
Dimensions
2m x 2m
With Sides
Customer Rating
No. of Reviews
950 Reviews
Best Overall (2019)
Airwave Pop Up Gazebo 2.5x2.5m Waterproof Outdoor Canopy Marquee Tent for Garden Party (White)
Dimensions
2.5m x 2.5m
With Sides
Customer Rating
No. of Reviews
879 Reviews

Last update on 2019-12-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

airwave 2x2

Quality

High material weight (190g PU) and polyurethane coating makes for a high quality and water resistant gazebo

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 5 minutes

Cost

Cheapest pick on this list makes it the best value

Overall rating :  3.5 / 5

Since the dawn of gazebos this has always been a very popular model. It makes sense, being the smallest on our list - it is convenient and easy to put up. 


The 2x2m size makes it ideal for garden use and with the sides attached it’s ideal for extra privacy, should you require it. Keep those nosey neighbours away!


It’s equally effective at keeping drafts out when it drops a little cooler once the sun’s gone down.

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Conclusion

airwave popup gazebo
airwave popup gazebo

​This Airwave 2x2m gazebo ensures that your party goes ahead even in unpleasant weather.


A very low price, combined with a decent range of colours and surprising strength will ensure you have adequate shelter for your outdoor events.


These types of products don’t last forever but they will last long enough providing you look after them and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


You can comfortably expect a minimum 2/3 years worth of use out of it.


Best Pop Up Gazebos With Sides: Easy to Construct & Amazing Value 1

Quality

High material weight (190g PU), all seams tape sealed makes it fully waterproof

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 10 minutes

Cost

Great value pick and the most commonly sought after size in pop-up gazebos (2.5m)

Overall rating :  4 / 5

If you're in the market for a pop up gazebo, then this 2.5m canopy could be perfect (depending on what you need it for). Especially if you’re looking to use it during the spring and summer months.


All Airwave branded products are decent quality, we've built them all. This model is a reliable and multi-purpose shelter.

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Pros

  • Fully waterproof
  • Good quality & stylish
  • Moderately windproof
  • Easily constructed by 1 person
  • Highly portable using provided holdall

Cons

  • Colour can fade over time due to UV
  • Awkward to construct in windy conditions (pick your battle!)

Conclusion

airwave popup gazebo 3x3
airwave popup gazebo 3x3

​​With its ability to resist breezy conditions, as well as its ability to keep you dry, there couldn’t be much more you could really ask from a pop-up gazebo.


It’s definitely good value for money and gets our stamp of approval.


Don't take our word for it, check out what other customers are saying.


Airwave 3x3mtr Gazebo

Quality

High material weight (190g PU), all seams tape sealed makes it fully waterproof

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 10 minutes

Cost

Great value for money if you need the medium range

Overall rating :  3.5 / 5

​The Airwave 3x3m  is excellent for providing a protective enclosure to not only keep you dry but also against breezy conditions.


With its waterproof canopy, it can also resist wet weather and let the party carry on regardless of the weather outside.


Alternatively, in the summer months, its ideal for use as a hot tub gazebo as it can provide lots of privacy just by undoing the tie backs and closing the drapes.


A 3x3m gazebo might not sound massive, however, once erect and with your desired furniture inside it, you’ll be surprised just how roomy it is.

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Pros

  • Fully waterproof
  • Multi-surface use
  • Moderately windproof
  • Easily constructed by 1 person
  • Ideal for a range of outdoor activities

Cons

  • Try not to leave this overnight, unprotected. Strengthen if possible with wind bars
  • Awkward to construct in windy conditions (pick your battle!)

Conclusion

airwave popup gazebo 3x3
airwave popup gazebo 3x3

This 3x3m gazebo is an extremely popular choice when it comes to outdoor canopies and enclosures. We loved this one for 3 simple reasons:

  • Fully waterproof protection
  • Easy to build and dismantle
  • Carry bag provided

The concertina frame makes this simple but sturdy product, very easy to build.


It’s merely a case of 2 people walking back to stretch out the frame and then lifting it to the desired height where it just clicks into place.


It’s equally as easy to take down and you can leave the roof canopy attached which makes packing it away far easier and also easier to store.


It’s got everything you’d expect from a shelter and can be used for lots of outdoor leisure activities.

Editor's Note


Best Pop Up Gazebos With Sides: Easy to Construct & Amazing Value 2

Quality

High material weight (190g PU), all seams tape sealed makes it fully waterproof

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 15 minutes

Cost

Great value pick and the most commonly sought after size in pop-up gazebos (2.5m)

Overall rating :  4 / 5

This hexagonal shaped gazebo is ideal especially if you’re looking for a fairly large gazebo to use for garden activities or to take away on holiday.


Its hexagonal design offers more strength as it has more poles and struts, however, as it’s a pop-up gazebo, it’s still erected exactly the same. 


It can be built in as little as a couple of minutes due to the simplicity of the concertina folding frame that just pops out and attaching the sides is straightforward as you just connect them with the velcro fastenings.


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Pros

  • Fully waterproof
  • Good quality & stylish
  • Moderately windproof
  • Easily constructed by 1 person
  • Highly portable using provided holdall

Cons

  • Do not leave up overnight unless it is protected
  • Awkward to construct in windy conditions (pick your battle!)

Conclusion

Airwave Hexagonal 3.5mtr
hexagonal gazebo

​​​This hexagonal type of gazebo is fast becoming more and more popular due to its elegant and unique shape, together with its 6 legs offering further strength and sturdiness.


For us, this is definitely in the top 2 of the Airwave gazebo range and over time we honestly believe it could challenge their  2.5 x 2.5 gazebo as being the most popular.


The unique selling point for us is the shape, waterproofing quality, strength and great value price.


Airwave 4.5x3mtr Gazebo

Quality

High material weight range (190g - 260g PU), all seams tape sealed makes it fully waterproof

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 20 minutes

Cost

Good value given the gazebo size

Overall rating :  4 / 5

The 4.5 x 3m Airwave gazebo is an ideal alternative for those who require a slightly larger gazebo than the more regular 2.5m & 3m sizes.


With its waterproof canopy, 4 sides and heavy-duty cross truss roof you can be assured that you have bought a decent quality gazebo that has been designed with the user in mind.


Its ability to keep you dry ensures that your event can go ahead or continue with success.


Together with the included sides it also means that should the weather take a turn for the worse your event can carry on regardless.


This type of gazebo is often used for parties at home and birthday celebrations.

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Pros

  • Fully waterproof
  • Good quality & stylish
  • Moderately windproof
  • Easily constructed by 1 person
  • Highly portable using provided holdall

Cons

  • Cannot leave outdoors for prolonged periods
  • Awkward to construct in windy conditions (pick your battle!)

Conclusion

airwave popup gazebo
airwave popup gazebo

This 4.5m x 3m gazebo has a wide range of reviews on Amazon, good and bad.


Ultimately, if you’re looking for a pretty sturdy, large gazebo that doesn’t cost a fortune to buy and can protect you from sunshine & showers then this gazebo is more than capable.


It comes in a range of very nice colours and can be expected to last a number of years if it’s looked after properly.


As mentioned above, please ensure that common sense is applied when deciding whether to construct this gazebo when high winds are blowing a gale.


There isn’t a gazebo that is on the market that is indestructible and you will find that you will get a lot more use out your gazebo if you do not subject it to very bad weather on a regular basis.


Airwave 6x3m Gazebo

Quality

High material weight (190g PU), all seams tape sealed makes it fully waterproof

Speed

2 individuals constructed this in 15 minutes

Cost

For a large enclosure this is a very decent price. No other brands can match the range.

Overall rating :  3 / 5

This Gazebo by Airwave can offer protection from wet weather and keep a large area nice and dry for you and your guests.


Alternatively, in the summer months, it can be used just as effectively without the sides attached. By taking the sides down you will provide further room and make the shelter more accessible.


Don’t forget… Allow an extra metre of space around the perimeter of your gazebo to allow for the ropes to be staked into the ground for extra strength and stability.

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Pros

  • Fully waterproof
  • Good quality & stylish
  • Moderately windproof

Cons

  • Difficult to construct with 1 person
  • Awkward to construct in windy conditions (pick your battle!)

Conclusion

Best Pop Up Gazebos With Sides: Easy to Construct & Amazing Value 3
Best Pop Up Gazebos With Sides: Easy to Construct & Amazing Value 4

This large gazebo is a nice product at a very fair price and understandably it has its flaws.  However, using it in pleasant weather to act as a canopy, then you’ll be absolutely fine.


It’s not going to repel very strong winds but can protect you and your party against breezy conditions and gusts, as long as all the parts are used.


To receive full effectiveness from this product please ensure you always use all parts provided.


We love this product but would recommend it is not used in wet or very breezy conditions. This will allow you to get the greatest longevity out of it, maximising your gazebo investment.


Wrap Up & Discussion

We hope our guide has helped you make an informed purchase of a pop up gazebo (with or without sides).


Now we'd like to turn it over to you:


What was your favourite pop up from this guide?


Or maybe you have an excellent piece of content that you think we should add.


Either way, let us know by leaving a comment below right now.

About the Author Jamie Irwin

Jamie is the Editor of the Windproof Gazebos. He's been known to assemble gazebos (for good friends) just for the kudos and has a tendency to hurt himself while testing them out in the garden. He loves long walks on the beach with his best friend Thor and learning how to cook (badly).

  • sam wilberforce says:

    Can I get a replacement frame for a 3x3m airwave gazebo?

  • Rico says:

    Where can one order additional side pieces for the gazebos? I checked many online stores but could neither find contact information for airwave, nor offers for replacement parts.

  • Chris Reid says:

    I require spare parts but cant find a website for Airwave. Please can you help.

    Thanks,

    Chris.

    • Jamie Irwin says:

      Hi Chris! Were you able to source these? I can find the Airwave technical support if you are still in need of this. Let me know 🙂

  • Andrew says:

    Do any of the gazebos have a UV rating to block out the sunlight?

    • Jamie Irwin says:

      Hi Andrew! Very good question, and a good piece of information to include on this post. I will amend in coming weeks! Thanks 🙂

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