Pop up Gazebos are quick and easy shelters for everything from flea markets to craft shows to campgrounds. Not only are they are inexpensive, they are simple to set up. Plus, they are available in hundreds of colors and logos, so its easy to show support for your favorite team when tailgating.
A popup gazebo goes up so quick you'll be sitting in the shade in no time. If you are looking for a portable gazebo to take with you, you should study the owner's manual before you make your decision. You'll want to be sure that you understand how easy or complicated the unit is put up and take down. Some types go up and down with only one person, others require at least two people. Another thing to consider is whether nor not you will need tools to assemble the tent, and if you do, are they tools you already own. A cheap tent isn't such a bargain if you have to buy special tools or hire someone to help you set it up.
The quality of the popup gazebo will usually determine its cost. A cheap tent will be made cheaply constructed, with flimsy materials. Some of the details to consider are the quality of the fabric cover and the treatments that have been applied to it. A heavier material will generally last longer, and block more sun and rain than a thinner one. Some of the more common treatments applied to these canopies include resistance to UV rays, mold, and fading. Grommets and stress points should be reinforced for durability.
Popup tents come in several sizes and numerous colors. Some will have sidewalls, others include insect screening. The frames can be plastic, aluminum or steel. The most common fabric for canopy roofs is a polyester with a PVC coating for a weather proofing.
A popup gazebo shouldn't be considered a permanent fixture. They are designed to go up & down quickly to provide shade and shelter for a specific purpose. Although it shouldn't be a problem if they are left up overnight occasionally, they won't hold up indefinitely under constant exposure to the sun & rain. In addition to that, if strong winds are expected, you will need to either take down your tent, or add weights and stakes to keep it from flying away.