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4 Best Gazebo Leg Weights

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Update September 2020: The manufacturer of the fillable plastic weights, Airwave are suffering from supply chain issues and are unable to source these at present. We will update this post as soon as we hear from them.

We would recommend the Industrial Grade AbcCanopy Weights as an alternative, they're actually higher rated and the same price range.

There are 3 main types of gazebo weights. Cast iron, sand bags and fillable plastic leg weights.

These weights can anchor down your gazebo and prevent it from blowing away.

Our product recommendations below will cater for all thicknesses and shapes of frame legs.

So, there should be one to suit you.

Meaning your search for a decent leg weight is finally over.

Gazebo Leg Weights Comparison

Airwave Leg Weights for Gazebo (Set of 4)
Best Overall (2020)
RIOGOO 4 Pack Gazebo Sand Weights Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Double-Stitched Sand Weight Bags, Leg Weights for Pop up Canopy Tent Sun Shades, Umbrella, Trampolines Weighted Feet Bag
ABCCANOPY Industrial Grade Weights Bag Leg Weights for Pop up Gazebo Tent, Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Furniture, 4pcs-Pack
Commercial Grade
Crocodile Trading 4x 13kg (52kg) Cast Iron Weighted Feet for Heavy Duty Popup Gazebos, Market Stalls, Instant Shelters.Extra Wide Leg Diameters Upto 52mm!
Type
Fillable plastic
Sand bags
Sand bags
Cast iron
Recommended for
Small to Medium
Small to medium
Small to Medium
Medium to Large
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.3/5)
(4.5/5)
(4.5/5)
(4.9/5)
No. of Reviews
979 Reviews
630 Reviews
2002 Reviews
-
Available
Airwave Leg Weights for Gazebo (Set of 4)
Type
Fillable plastic
Recommended for
Small to Medium
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.3/5)
No. of Reviews
979 Reviews
Pricing
Available
Best Overall (2020)
RIOGOO 4 Pack Gazebo Sand Weights Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Double-Stitched Sand Weight Bags, Leg Weights for Pop up Canopy Tent Sun Shades, Umbrella, Trampolines Weighted Feet Bag
Type
Sand bags
Recommended for
Small to medium
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.5/5)
No. of Reviews
630 Reviews
Pricing
Available
ABCCANOPY Industrial Grade Weights Bag Leg Weights for Pop up Gazebo Tent, Patio Umbrella, Outdoor Furniture, 4pcs-Pack
Type
Sand bags
Recommended for
Small to Medium
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.5/5)
No. of Reviews
2002 Reviews
Pricing
Available
Commercial Grade
Crocodile Trading 4x 13kg (52kg) Cast Iron Weighted Feet for Heavy Duty Popup Gazebos, Market Stalls, Instant Shelters.Extra Wide Leg Diameters Upto 52mm!
Type
Cast iron
Recommended for
Medium to Large
Avg. Customer Rating
(4.9/5)
No. of Reviews
-
Pricing
Available

Let's get stuck into the individual product reviews. Thankfully, we've tested everything on this list.


Overall rating :  4.5 / 5

The advantage of this type of gazebo weight is the leg strap. It uses Velcro to attach to virtually any size of frame leg (15 to 50mm). 


Pro tip: Don't use sand, dirt or stones. Instead, fill water bottles up with sand or water. 


To do this, I suggest in the days and weeks leading up to your event to save any pop bottles that you may use.  Ideally, you’ll need 4 bottles and the very large 4 litre Coca-Cola bottles will fit perfectly into the bags.


This tip makes filling the weight bags much easier and tidier and will add a maximum weight of 16kgs or thereabouts, as generally speaking you are talking 1kg per 1 litre of fluid. 

Pros

  • Can anchor down a gazebo on any surface
  • Can add 16kg+ when filled
  • Can be used on gazebos with sides

Cons

  • Not always available due to high demand


Overall rating :  4.3 / 5

The Airwave plastic leg weights are ideal to fix around your pop up gazebos. Please make note that these have been designed to secure shelters with a max pole diameter of 25mm. They can even be used for your parasol bases and come as a set of 4.


They are ideal to give your gazebo that extra strength and stability in breezy weather. Also, they can be filled with water or sand.


Once filled you can expect each to weigh approximately 8kgs (water) and 11 kgs (sand).


If you are particularly concerned about anchoring your gazebo, you may also want to consider combining use of these weights with gazebo wind bars.


Pro tip: We recommend filling with water. It's so much easier to pour away after use. And better for the environment (win-win).


Pro pro tip: When filling with water, add some washing up liquid. This avoids a stale water and plastic smell when emptying.

Pros

  • Ideal for hard or soft surfaces
  • Very easy to fill & empty
  • Can add between 8 & 11kgs when filled

Cons

  • Makes connecting sides awkward at times
  • Bigger than looks in image, some may not find aesthetically pleasing


Overall rating :  4.9 / 5

The tagline for the product is "More Strength, Rapid Anchorage, Faster Set Up!" and that sums this gazebo weight up better than I ever could.


Boy are these heavy duty. These will give your gazebo extra stability instantaneously.


Please note the dimensions. They fits legs hexagonal or square and diameters 30mm, 40mm and 50mm.


If you're in a windy part of Britain, spend the extra and get these for peace of mind.


Pro tip: They are stackable. If you're particularly concerned, invest in more quantity for more anchoring.

Pros

  • Ideal for hard or soft surfaces
  • Will add up to 52kg of weight
  • Well made and easy to connect

Cons

  • Difficult to transport (don't put your back out)

Wrap Up & Discussion

We hope our guide has helped you make an informed purchase of leg weights for your gazebo. 


We will be including an in depth buying guide for this essential gazebo accessory in due course. 


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


What was your favourite tip from this guide?


Or maybe you have a suggestion for a product or a question to ask?


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

Last update on 2020-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author James

James is the Editor of Windproof Gazebos. Born into a family of Landscape Architects, he has been designing gardens professionally for 5 years. As time marches forward, and as the world changes, he finds comfort in making his own garden look better and helping others along this journey.

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  • Bren says:

    Thanks so much for the tip on filling weight bags with water/pop bottles. I will definitely be making use of this.

    • Jamie Irwin says:

      Hi Bren! Certainly 🙂 We’ve been using this old trick for years now and felt it was a good enough tip to make the edit! Enjoy 🙂

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