Cheap Gazebos – 4 Low Priced Budget Shelters

First of all, a cheap gazebo can be a good quality gazebo. 

Generally speaking though, people tend to regard low priced gazebos as poor quality gazebos.

I’m going to try and dispell that myth by finding you the best pop up gazebos at the lowest prices.

Below I’ve reviewed 4 (now 5 and will be more in time)  budget-priced shelters to show you what you’re getting for your money.

MCC Waterproof Pop-up Gazebo (3 x 3m)

3x3m Popup Gazebo
cheap popup gazebo

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This MCC Gazebo measuring 3x3m looks pretty smart when it’s built and comes in a choice of 2 colours including black and red.

Unfortunately, it won’t stand up to anything more than a breeze and that is the only real complaint as a whole but let’s be honest, for the price what exactly are people expecting?


What you will receive:

  • 1 Waterproof Canopy
  • Poles
  • Guy Ropes
  • Tent Pegs
  • Your choice of colour

Buy MCC Waterproof Gazebo if…

  • You’re looking for a cheap gazebo to take on holiday or to use in your garden
  • You want protection against the sun’s rays or a spot of rain
  • You need a lightweight gazebo that’s also easy to build

Don’t buy if…

Let’s be sensible, you’ve only got to look at the price to know it will have its limitations.

This will not withstand heavy rain, it won’t resist much more than a slight breeze and unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a carry bag.

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With all the above being said... If you require a lightweight gazebo for nice sunny days to offer a bit of shade, etc then i certainly would recommend that you buy this Tectake Gazebo.

Strength
6
Waterproof
6
Durability
5
Value For Money
7
PROS
  • Protects Against UV Rays
  • Low Price
  • May Last Couple Of Years
  • Smart Looking
  • Showerproof
CONS
  • Hates Wind
  • Not Waterproof

Conclusion

I’ve highlighted the disappointments of this gazebo due to its inability to stand up to wind and rain.

However, if you’re planning on using it during the summer months and the weather forecast looks particularly nice then I’d definitely recommend you buying this gazebo as it’s a nice summer gazebo.

It comes at a very low price and can provide pleasant shade whilst also having the ability to shelter when necessary.  Check out the Amazon price by clicking below.

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MCC Waterproof Pop-up Gazebo (2 x 2m)

2x2m Pop up Gazebo
cheapest popup gazebo

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This MCC@home gazebo is slightly smaller than the one reviewed above but like in the image, they all pretty much look the same or at least similar.

This cheapish 2x2m gazebo comes in 6 great looking colours and personally, I’ve got no preference for 1 colour over another as they all look great.


So what can it do?

Measuring 2x2m means it perfect for use in your garden or similarly sized environment.  Whilst not having sides it can still keep off those light and annoying showers that pass by all too often.

Unfortunately, you can’t leave it built overnight as it is not strong enough for that but let’s be honest, pop up gazebos aren’t really designed for staying outdoors 24/7.

What you will receive:

  • 1x Gazebo
  • Waterproof Canopy with a silver lining
  • Guy Ropes
  • Stake pegs for ground
  • Assembly instructions
  • Transport Bag
  • Your chosen colour

Buy The MCC@home Gazebo if…

  • You need a cheap gazebo that doesn’t have sides
  • You want a very sturdy gazebo without it costing a fortune
  • Easy to build & pack away
  • Won’t last forever but definitely serves a purpose
  • You want to keep dry whilst outdoors

Don’t buy if…

You have unrealistic expectations…

This MCC@home gazebo is ridiculously low priced, however, it will not last a lifetime.  It is definitely good value for money and you can certainly expect to get a good year out of it too, as long as you’re realistic about what it is capable of.

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Good value, will certainly last a year and there are 6 great colours to choose from.

Strength
7.5
Waterproof
7.5
Durability
8
Value For Money
9
PROS
  • Decent Quality
  • Can Keep You Dry
  • Easy to Build
CONS
  • Must use all parts provided

Conclusion

As with a lot of conclusions I keep writing underneath these types of gazebos, I’ll echo once again exactly what I keep saying…

This is a cheap gazebo, please do not expect it/them to be able to do what expensive gazebos can do that cost upwards of 4 times the price.

So, what I would advise is…

If you need a pop up gazebo that doesn’t have sides and have a limited budget then this gazebo can certainly be a great purchase.

It will be ideal to repel wet weather but not downpours and resist light breeze but not strong gusty wind.  If you need it for occasional garden use to sit under with friends or maybe just to chill out by yourself then go for it, this gazebo can do exactly that.

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Redstone 4 Sides Gazebo (3 x 3m)

Redstone Gazebo 3x3m
cheap gazebo with sides

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The Redstone 3x3m gazebo is a low priced gazebo that offers great value for money by having just as many features as many of the higher priced gazebos.

With this Redstone gazebo, you are buying a gazebo that can protect you from the odd shower whilst also able to offer protection from the sun.

It comes with everything you would normally expect from a gazebo including frame, sides, guy ropes and pegs, however, the only downside is the one colour choice.

Here’s the full item list of what you’ll receive once you’ve placed your order.

What you will receive:

  • Frame & Poles
  • Polyethylene Canopy
  • Guy Ropes
  • Pegs
  • 4 Sides with velcro fasteners(x2 Windows – x2 Walls)
  • Carry Bag

Buy The Redstone Gazebo if…

  • A great looking water-resistant gazebo
  • For such a low price this gazebo is surprisingly strong
  • Very easy to build but not a popup gazebo
  • Shower Proof = Can resist short, sharp showers but not heavy rain

Don’t buy if…

This Restone gazebo is surprisingly strong although it’s still not strong enough to leave outdoors overnight.

Also, if you want a choice of colours when choosing a gazebo then this make isn’t for you as there is only one colour to choose from, however, the green and white stripes do look very smart.

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Redstone Gazebo 3x3m

A very nice gazebo that represents good value for money especially if well looked after

Strength
7
Waterproof
6
Durability
6
Value For Money
7
PROS
  • Very nice colour
  • Carry Bag Included
  • Has removable sides
  • Showerproof
CONS
  • Is not waterproof
  • Needs to be connected together

Conclusion

This really is a decent gazebo for the price.  I normally agree with the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’, however, this gazebo seems to offer that little bit more than could ever be expected.

To say you’re getting a fully enclosable gazebo that comes with pegs, guy ropes, and a carry bag,  you really can’t go far wrong.

It’s also really easy to connect together

Obviously, you must err on the side of caution when it comes to the type of weather you’re going to subject it to.  However, as long as the wind isn’t strong and the rain is light then you have a gazebo that should easily last 2 to 3 years.

You may find that the colour may slightly fade if this gazebo is used in strong sunlight for extended periods but that happens to the more expensive ones too.

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Are you up for something a little bit different?

Take a look at this shade/canopy and see what you think of it.

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Kookaburra Sail Shade (4 x 3m)

Kookaburra Shade Sail
cheap sun canopy

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Well, this is certainly different.  If you’re thinking that cheap gazebos generally have a bad reputation then you may be tempted by this.

This very versatile, strong and waterproof shade can be used for a wide variety of purposes whilst also the shape of it means it can go in even the smallest of gardens.


What you will receive:

  • 1 Waterproof shade/sail

**You need to buy the fixing kit separately.  For more info just head towards the Amazon button below and you’ll find the ASIN code, just click the button and enter the number into the Amazon search bar.

Buy The Kookaburra Sail Shade if…

  • You’ve decided against a regular gazebo and just want to buy something reliable and affordable
  • Will protect against 98% of the sun’s rays
  • You need a lightweight gazebo that’s also easy to build
  • To stand out from the crowd

Don’t buy it if…

If you insist on wanting to buy a cheap gazebo because this isn’t a gazebo but it’s a great alternative.

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Kookaburra Sail

There are plenty of different sizes available to buy so you arenot limited to this 2m x 3m shade sail. To be honest ilove the concept of this and just how simple but effective it is at protecting you from the sun and rain..

Strength
8
Waterproof
8
Durability
7
Value For Money
9
PROS
  • Protects Against UV Rays
  • Low Price
  • May Last Couple Of Years
  • Smart Looking
  • Showerproof
CONS
  • Hates Wind
  • Not Waterproof

Conclusion

Totally recommended.  At this ridiculously low price, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

It’s a shade sail that can stop you burning in the sun whilst also keep you dry.  You can also improve its effectiveness of keeping you dry by tilting the angle.

By making the angle of the slope steeper then the run-off for the rain will be quicker and more effective

ASIN CODE for fixing kit: B00BLMGY7O

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Jamie is the Founder and Editor of the Windproof Gazebos. He's had a lifelong love affair with outdoor furniture and a fascination with gazebos. He's been known to assemble gazebos (for good friends) just for the satisfaction and has a tendency to hurt himself while testing them out in the garden.

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