Choosing a Pop Up Tent

If you are interested in buying a canopy but not sure where to start. Here is a list of features that can help you choose the right one for you.


You want your gazebo to withstand whatever will be thrown at it, be it red wine or a sudden downpour. Look for fabrics that can be scrubbed and make sure all seams are well sealed. This not only prevents spills from inside but also protects you from sudden rain. For this purpose, the fabric is usually coated with PVC or similar plastic.

It make sense for the pavilion to be weighted at the feet to protect it from the wind. If you expect a lot of wind, you will need a mounting kit to attach the gazebo to the ground like a tent. However, this kit can only be used on soft ground as you will need to insert the stake into the ground. When it comes to size, you can opt for a custom canopy tent 10×20.


Safety should be an important consideration when buying a gazebo or tent. Make sure all materials are fireproof, this is very important if you intend to cook in or near it. The construction must be strong and the material light enough to avoid injury in the event of an accident.

You can always check whether the gazebo meets the relevant standards by contacting the customer service department of the company you wish to purchase or by going to Trade Standards directly.


Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, so you need some flexibility. The best types of gazebos have panels that can be removed on all sides, allowing you to determine the location of access points.

You can also place two or more gazebos side by side to create a larger enclosed space. If so, it might be a good idea to use a standard size (10' x 10') so you can mate them easily.