4 ABC Canopy Gazebos That You Can Trust…
ABCCANOPY is a popular brand in the outdoor shelter industry.
They have an excellent reputation for providing good quality, fully waterproof and strong canopies, and stock a wide range of replacement parts and accessories for them too.
Originally, this article reviewed just the 3x3m pop-up gazebo by ABCCANOPY. However, in the last few months, ABC has listed more sizes with Amazon, therefore, it was necessary to update this entire article
The 3 sizes available on Amazon now include the 2.5×2.5m, 3x3m and the alternative 3.6×3.6m which differs from the previous two sizes by having an air vent in the roof section.
Don’t worry, all of this will be explained in the reviews and guides below.
Take a quick look at all 3 pop up gazebos below to familiarise yourself with the size and styles.
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ABCCANOPY 3x3m Patio & Garden Canopy with Walls & Bag
This ABC Canopy is a well-made, strong and fully waterproof pop up gazebo that is ideal for use as a sheltered area for relaxing in the garden, to take camping, commercial use or maybe something else you have in mind.
This shelter can be quickly assembled by attaching the waterproof canopy to the frame and then just stretch out the heavy-duty concertina frame and then click the legs into 1 of the 3 height settings there is.
The gazebo comes with 3 full-length sides that attach via the velcro straps should you decide to use them and there is an entrance that can be rolled up and tied back if required.
The guy ropes should be attached to help anchor the canopy down whatever the weather, as they make a huge amount of difference to the stability and sturdiness of the frame.
If possible, the guy ropes should be hammered into the ground with the pegs at an angle of 45° degrees for full effectiveness.
There are 16 different colours to choose from.
Personally, I recommend choosing a darker colour for camping as it hides dirt better and a brighter colour for craft fairs, commercial use, etc because it tends to help your stand or business more eyecatching to the public/consumer.
What’s Included in the Package?
When you purchase this ABCCANOPY on Amazon you will receive the following items when it arrives.
- Fully waterproof 500D canopy roof section
- Black rust-resistant concertina steel frame
- 3 Full-length waterproof 210D sidewalls
- 1 Full-length door section with tie-ups
- 1 Heavy-duty storage bag
- 4 Guy ropes & 4 tent pegs to help anchor down
ABC also provides spare parts should you encounter any problems down the line with rips or snapping and require replacements or just back up parts.
Powder Coated Steel Concertina Frame
Powder-coated is a term used to highlight that an external protective coating has been applied to a product.
A powder coating can be applied to a wide range of materials such as steel, wood, plastic and even glass.
The coating is applied to prevent rusting and ensure that the frame remains strong by preventing moisture and oxygen attacking the framework and therefore helping to stop rust from appearing.
The coating first starts off as finely ground resin and pigment that is sprayed onto the steel framework.
Charged particles then attach themselves to the frame and it is then moved into a curing oven where the coating then melts and sets onto the steel frame.
500D Canopy Material with PU Lining
The 500D represents the thickness of the fabric of the canopy. The ‘D’ stands for dernier and is more well known to people in the camping industry as most tents are described using this terminology.
The value of 500, is a more than adequate thickness for the canopy of a pop-up gazebo and ensures it’s strong, durable and will extend it’s longevity especially if you intend on using it regularly.
The PU Lining is a coating that has been applied to the outer layer of the fabric to ensure that the material is waterproof.
The PU is a short version for Polyurethane, which makes the fabric waterproof, easy to wipe clean and flexible.
A popup canopy material with a rating of 500D with an outer coating of PU would be described as heavy-duty by most manufacturers in the gazebo industry.
Heat Sealed Seams
Heat-sealed seams add an extra layer of waterproof protection over the stitching and prevent water (rain) from seeping through during periods of wet weather.
The heat-sealed seams protect the stitching of the joints between different sections of the fabric and around zipped sections.
Over time, you would normally find that hot and cold weather would normally put additional stress on stitching and cause it to weaken or undo, heat sealing minimises this and even prevents it from happening.
Why are the Sidewalls 250D & not 500D?
As you will have noticed, the sidewalls of this pop up canopy are not as thick as the roof canopy. Don’t worry, this is not a problem as the most important section that needs to be waterproof is the canopy.
The sides are still to a high level of waterproofing and when you’re new gazebo experiences heavy rain you’ll see for yourself that the canopy will protect you from the heavy downpour and the rain will run off down the side panels.
There is a lot more impact experienced on the canopy during heavy rainfall and that is partly why the canopy has a much thicker weave than on the sides, plus, the slightly thinner sides also reduce the overall cost of the package.
Heavy Duty Storage Bag
Taking your ABCCANOPY gazebo to your preferred location, packing it away after use and storing it over the winter when not in use is so much easier and more organised by having everything stored together in a strong, waterproof storage bag.
Having a strong storage bag doesn’t seem that important until you talk to someone that bought a gazebo one.
Unfortunately, the bag doesn’t have wheels but it’s not the end of the world and as you can buy one with wheels further down the line if you wish.
Click below to see this product on Amazon or scroll back up and you’ll see a striped alternative with windows too.
ABCCANOPY 3.6×3.6 Patio Gazebo with Roof Vent & Wheeled Bag
This unique style and size patio gazebo can be used just as you would normally use a pop-up gazebo, it just looks a little bit different but is popped up in exactly the same way as a regular pop up gazebo.
You’ll notice in the roof section it has a vented tier section and this is particularly ideal in very hot weather.
As heat rises the vent area allows the hot air to exit and also allow cool in inside to help keep the underside of the canopy cool and well ventilated.
You may think that just because the canopy doesn’t have sides it will be cool underneath as air can escape and enter sideways.
However, if you’ve ever owned a gazebo before you’ll know it can get warm under the canopy, even without any side panels on, this is where this product excels.
I’ve chosen the blue coloured canopy to show you because over time, as you would expect, the canopy may get a little discoloured and the blue one can help hide any marks or dirt, whereas, the white and beige versions will look a bit tainted in the future.
A range of accessories are included such as a wheeled carry bag, guy ropes and pegs to hold the canopy down and weight bags to also help anchor the frame legs and prevent them from shifting sideways and snapping.
Fire Resistant & UV Protected Canopy
The canopy meets the CPAI-84 requirements which mean the fabric is classed as fire resistant and this test is done by holding a flame against the fabric for 4 seconds and then measuring the burn length.
To pass the test the damage length must not exceed 255mm. Even though the fabric is fire-resistant you must ensure that you keep all naked flames and hot appliances away from the gazebo itself as a safety measure and precaution.
The canopy has a silver coating on the underside of the canopy which protects from 99% of UV rays that can be harmful to the skin, however, it’s still recommended to wear sun lotion.
If bad weather is forecast the canopy should be removed (easy to do) and placed in the carry bag until you intend to use the gazebo canopy again to help prevent damage from the wind or from getting dirty from blowing leaves etc.
3 Adjustable height positions
Whenever you invite guests around for a party or get together, there’s always someone that’s about 2 foot taller than everyone else.
Don’t worry, with the 3 different height settings you can choose from walk-in height settings ranging from 6ft 7in, 7ft and 7ft 3 inches which are more than adequate for most people to enter without having to duck underneath.
Being able to lower the legs is ideal if the wind decides to pick up a little bit and together with the vented roof, you have a very stable canopy to sit under anyway.
The apex of the canopy at the highest setting for the walk-in area is 12ft 2 inches.
It isn’t difficult for heat to become trapped under the canopy making some gazebos uncomfortably warm. However, this is not an issue with this product thanks to the wind vent situated within the roof.
Hot air will escape and the air is much more easily able to circulate, leaving you with a cool and comfortable environment to shelter from the sun. This is imperative in staying healthy in warmer weather.
What’s more, the wind vent gives you the confidence that, even on particularly windy days, the canopy will not blow away, further increasing the stability of this gazebo.
Lots Of Included Accessories
When you buy a gazebo, you want to be safe in the knowledge that everything you need will be included in the price – if this sounds familiar, you won’t be left disappointed.
The canopy comes with a wheeled bag for easy transportation making it ideal for taking away on holiday or loaning to a (trusted) friend.
In addition, you will also receive spare ropes and stakes – eight of each to be exact. This means that you have replacements or additional reinforcements should the weather become worse.
The product also comes with weight bags which are attached to the legs for even greater stability and security.
ABCCANOPY 2.5 x 2.5m Pop-up Canopy with Sidewalls & Roller Bag
Thanks to the reinforced, powder-coated steel frame, you’ve got a gazebo that will repel rust as well as stand up to the elements.
Whilst this canopy will withstand quite a lot in terms of weather, it also comes with additional ropes to give you that extra feeling of security without taking away how easily the product can be put up.
Not only this but the product knocks a lot of its competition out of the water with its impressive waterproof sides and canopy.
All of which can be altered to create a space that is useable for your needs.
The 500 denier wall can be easily attached to the canopy of other walls using zips and velcro so not only is this one strong but it is also super-versatile. The striking red design is ideal for making a statement whilst the durable material keeps out rain and winds.
The 2.5 x 2.5 canopy has a wealth of uses making it ideal for domestic use – family gatherings, lounging in the garden and BBQs but it is also ideally suited for use as a market stall or other professional event.
What’s Included In The Package?
When purchasing this item from Amazon, you will receive the following items in your delivery.
- 1 x 2.5 x 2.5m canopy which is fully waterproof
- 3 x 2.5m sidewalls
- 1 x 2.5m door
- 1 x wheeling bag
- 4 x weight bags
- 4 x stakes
- 4 x ropes
- 1 x 2.5 x 2.5m steel frame
Adjustable Walls And Door
If you’re buying this canopy for a variety of uses, each of these may require a different setup – one wall, two walls, three walls and a door – the combinations are certainly versatile giving you the freedom to adapt the canopy to your own needs.
What’s more, with the velcro attaching system, each of the walls can be easily fitted to the canopy above making for quick and easy adaptations.
Each of the side walls can be connected to one another using a zip system and the 210 denier material features a PU lining making it flexible and water-resistant.
The last thing you need when spending time in the great outdoors is to be faced with lashing rain at any given moment. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be and so having a waterproof canopy is a must.
This one boasts a canopy that is 100% waterproof thanks to its thick 500 denier polyester material which, just like the side walls is completely PU lined, further adding to the water-resistant nature of this product.
If that wasn’t enough, the heat-pressed seams guarantee that no water will penetrate leaving you feeling confident that no matter what you are keeping under the canopy – no damage will occur.
To ensure this, even more, the stress-points where the canopy meets the frame have been further reinforced – when we say it’s waterproof, we mean it!
Strong, Rust Resistant Steel Frame
The durable frame that comes with this canopy is made from powder-coated steel which is a type of metal that has been treated to ensure the prevention of rust and other damage that could come as a result of being outside for long periods of time.
When frequently exposed to rain and wind, any untreated metal may fall victim to the damage that moisture can cause – you don’t need to be concerned about that with this product.
Furthermore, the frame comes with square legs which, thanks to their shape, are proven to be much stronger than other types of legs, adding to the superior strength of this frame.
To further secure the frame, we see the use of nylon feet which are stable and sturdy.
Your options are truly endless when it comes to how you might use this canopy and with this wealth of options comes to a small dilemma – transportation.
Although, in reality, this really is not an issue at all with this product due to how simple it is to move it from the garden to a sports event or the campsite to the market-place.
This is primarily down to the super-lightweight design of the frame and canopy, which even when we consider is made from a durable material, only weighs in at just over 25kg!
What’s more, the canopy comes with a wheeled bag meaning that you can easily take it wherever you need to go without any hassle.
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However, there aren’t many of these that can also claim to be as heavy-duty as this one and we have to say, we’re impressed!
If the cheerful blue design and windows weren’t enough to take your fancy, you’ll likely be impressed by the fact that the gazebo comes with a strong and durable powder-coated steel frame that claims to be 20% stronger than its closest competitor.
We’d have to second that notion when we factor in the strong legs and feet that give this gazebo even greater stability.
With the weather often being so unpredictable, it’s no secret that being waterproof is one of the key features to keep an eye out for when purchasing a gazebo and you certainly won’t be left out in the rain when the heavens open.
When something claims to be able to withstand moisture, you might imagine that it simply uses a material of off which the water will roll – but with this gazebo, you are getting a multitude of aspects that amount to a water-resistance that is second to none.
But you’re not only getting durability and shelter with this product because it also couldn’t be easier to put up.
Initially, the canopy and frame are separate but once you have erected the product for the first time, it can then be stored away with the canopy remaining on the frame meaning that subsequently, putting it up is a breeze.
What’s Included In The Package?
When you place your order with Amazon for this product, you can expect to receive the following in your package.
- 1 x 3 x 3m canopy
- 1 x 3 x 3m frame
- 3 x 3m sidewalls
- 1 x 3m door
- 4 x ropes
- 4 x stakes
- 1 x carrying bag
We have mentioned already how effective this canopy is at keeping you warm and dry when there is a sudden downpour but when we look at the various elements of exactly how this material remains so water-resistant, it becomes much easier to appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into making it.
The first line of defence against water and other moisture is the PU lined thick fabric from which the gazebo is made.
This would be more than enough to successfully create a waterproof interior, but ABC has gone above and beyond to bring you the best quality for your money.
The seams are all heat-sealed which ensures no water will penetrate through and in addition, where the canopy meets the frame, extra reinforcement has been given to prevent any weakening and therefore, water being able to enter.
Super-Strong Carrying Bag
We know how important it is to be able to store and transport your gazebo and without a carrying bag, this can prove to be an awkward and oftentimes, infuriating task.
However, this gazebo comes with an incredibly strong carrying bag which allows you to comfortably take the product wherever you need to be.
ABC is so confident in the durability of the handbag that they are advertising it to last as long as three years – that’s pretty impressive when you think of what it is carrying.
Whilst, unlike some of the other products we have discussed on this list, this bag doesn’t feature wheels for ease of transport, the lightweight design of the canopy and frame means that carrying the bag won’t be a laborious task.
In any case, there is an option to purchase an additional bag that does have wheels should you find that you need to do this.
Velcro And Zip Fastening
One of the most notable features of this product is that the walls and doors are secured using a method that makes use of two of the most popular fastening components where materials are concerned – zips and velcro.
The zip element of the system allows you to attach adjoining walls to one another to create a space that is enclosed, private and sealed from the elements.
In contrast, the velcro is used to attach the door and walls to the upper part of the product and thanks to its incredible strength, you can be confident that nothing will budge – even if conditions do become more harsh.
If you don’t have a sturdy and reliable frame, there is little point investing in a product of this type.
A substandard frame will leave your gazebo at risk of blowing over in the wind, buckling under its own weight or worse – potentially causing an injury.
But if you’ve been concerned with finding a spacious canopy that won’t let you down where safety and stability are concerned – this one should be at the top of your list.
The black powder-coated steel frame has been specially treated to withstand outdoor conditions and as a result, will not rust which means greater longevity.
The mold brackets which are crafted from nylon offer added strength and thanks to the sturdy legs, the canopy won’t topple. But if that isn’t enough, there is the option to attach weighted bags to the legs for that little extra stability.
The downside is that, unlike some of its competitors, this one doesn’t have weighted bags included in the price.