From camping trips, to days out, to the back garden – shelter from the sun and weather is a must. With a wide array of options, which one is for you, though?
Easy Pitch Gazebos
We all know this square, scissor-strutted, easy to erect gazebo. It’s ideal for everything from events, braais and market stalls through to camping trips. The frame is simple to expand and collapse and telescopic legs make adjustment to full height a breeze. This style of gazebo comes in a range of sizes from compact models to extra length jumbo models, so you’ll find one that suits your needs. There is also a wide range of accessories to complement easy pitch gazebos.
Canvas Frame Gazebos
If you’re looking for a robust choice of shelter, then a steel framed gazebo with a rugged canvas canopy is an excellent choice. They’re maybe not as instinctively quick to put up as an easy pitch, but with a little practice putting the frame together is simple and coated ripstop canvas gives a dependable and reliable shelter. Available in a range of lengths, add wall panels to increase protection and privacy.
If you need more space for gatherings or as a sheltered outdoor space at the campsite, then an event shelter could be perfect for you. The distinctive arched design of these shelters allows them to cover a generous area that’s perfect for several people. Again, the frames take more construction than an easy pitch gazebo and you’ll need two people to put it together, but with a little practice they’re not too challenging.
If a day on the beach or picnicking is more your style and you want a compact and easy option to provide some shade and a wind break, then sun shelters are for you. They’re not going to provide the same stand-up, table-and-camp-chairs style of shelter as a gazebo or event shelter, but they are compact, easy to carry, easy to erect and perfect for throwing down your towel or picnic blanket.