Pop Up Gazebo VS Regular Pop-Up Tent [What’s Best?]

This pop up gazebo is not your ordinary pop-up tent. With a spacious footprint, 4 corner curtains and a double pagoda roof design, you can use it as an elegant shade structure by your pool.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money – but you don’t want your backyard to look cheap – this portable gazebo is a good deal. Surprisingly, it only costs about $60 more than a plain pop up tent.

Pop Up Gazebo Assembles Easily in 10 Minutes

Plus, this fairly large shade structure only weighs about 50 lbs. Therefore, you can relocate it to a different area in your yard depending on sun direction, what you are doing, etc.. Just have your friends help out.

Note: The corner “curtains” do not extend out to the sides to provide additional shade. They simply cover the tent posts to enhance the elegant look of the tent.

Some people get privacy panels that attach to the frame via lop straps/snap-on rings. You can also get mosquito netting to fit the outer walls of the tent (10 feet wide from post to post).

The Zshade Pop-Up Gazebo is Definitely Portable…

Zshade Portable Gazebo Goes Camping, to Soccer Games, Swim Meets, Picnics and More

Stakes for Portable GazeboOn the other hand, you can take this folding gazebo with you to soccer games, swim meets, picnics and camping trips. It packs up quickly and easily, you can transport it in a convenient roller bag and then assemble it at your next event in a matter of minutes.

In addition, the package comes with metal stakes that you can stick through the base of the tent posts. Therefore, you can make your lightweight gazebo more secure and stable.

Z-Shade Pop-Up Tent Dimensions (height, width, length)

Gazebo VS Pop-Up Tent:

Having said all that, a plain pop-up tent virtually sets up the same way. Plus, it weighs about 10 lbs less, which may work better for carrying around.

Thus, if you don’t care about the more sophisticated look of the gazebo, you may want to save yourself $60 and opt for the tent.

The downside is that you would be giving up about 70 square feet of shade area as compared to the Zshade gazebo.

Specs for Pop Up Gazebo:

  • Canopy Dimensions: 13′ Long x 13′ Wide x 9’6″ Tall at Center
  • Footprint: 10′ Long x 10′ Wide
  • Weight: 53 lbs
  • Shade Area: 169 feet
  • Frame Material: Powder-Coated Steel (rust-resistant)
  • Insta-Lock Frame with Simple Pull Pin Lock System
  • Canopy Fabric: 150 D Polyester with 99% UV Protection + Fire & Water Resistant
  • Color: Tan Brown
  • Package Includes Stake Kit and Roller Bag
  • Roller Bag Size: 49″ Long x 10″ Wide x 10″ Deep
  • Model #: ZS1313GAZTB
  • Manufacturer: Z Shade (855) 497-4233
  • Get the Gazebo Here

Note: According to Intents Outdoors, polyester camping tents typically use durable 68D-150D fabrics. They suggest that event shelters use the stronger 150D fabric because they generally have more sun and weather exposure. (Good News: the Zshade uses 150D)

Pop Up Gazebo Dimensions

Pop-Up Gazebo Assembly Instructions:

The following video demonstrates how 2 people can easily set up this portable gazebo in just a few minutes. Basically, the project involves (1) opening the tent frame, (2) attaching the canopy top and (3) extending the gazebo legs.

Plus, you’ll see how to disassemble the gazebo without removing the canopy from the frame. In other words, you fold up the tent frame while leaving the canopy fabric still attached.

Therefore, the next time you unfold the tent frame, the canopy will already be attached and you can skip Step #2. Brilliant!

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