The ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo is the strongest pop up gazebo that we have ever seen, and is a favorite amongst our team. It is perfect for somebody who is looking for more strength and durability than a recreational sun shade can provide, but still doesn’t want to break into commercial shelter prices. The ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo has all the qualities that you would expect from a commercial-grade pop up shelter such as a steel cross-truss frame, extra thick waterproof canopy, heat-sealed double-stitched seams, reinforced stress points, steel tie down rings, and much more. Despite all of these high quality features, this gazebo tent maintains a price point within, what we would consider, the recreational price range. It dominates commercial-grade competitors because it offers the same features at a lower price. It ultimately affords consumers the ability to obtain a strong and reliable product without the need to justify an expensive purchase.
The ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo is loaded with features, but I am going to start with the one that I think is most important, and that is its frame. Our team stands by a statement that we have made many times in the past. We believe that the single most important investment that you can make to increase the durability and longevity of your portable gazebo is to spend the extra money on a cross-truss frame. Cross-truss frames have additional supporting trusses that extend across the center of the ceiling, preventing joints from being pushed/pulled in directions they aren’t supposed to move. Joints are excellent at absorbing stress along an intended plane plane, but do not hold up well when stress is applied perpendicular to the plane they are operating on. So if you push outwards on the valance of your shelter’s ceiling frame, it is possible to loosen or break the center joint. Cross-truss frames prevent this sheer stress by creating geometric shapes that prevent movement in directions that the joints aren’t supposed to move. The frame is made of black powder-coated rust resistant steel which is a significant upgrade over most frames, which are made of aluminum. ABCCanopy claims that you can stand on the frame without it collapsing. Of course we had to test this. I have to admit that I was too scared to test this out myself, but there are some younger, braver, less intelligent people on the team who eagerly volunteered. As much as I would have enjoyed watching somebody fall from a collapsing metal frame gazebo, it was even more pleasing to see true quality engineering first hand. The steel frame is beyond impressive and easily supported the 170 pound reviewer who climbed on top of it. ABCCanopy has every right to stand by this claim.
The canopy, itself, is also made with equal emphasis on quality. The fabric is 500D polyester which is by far the thickest out of any on our list and is truly waterproof. It is worth noting that most of the gazebo canopy tents we have reviewed are just water resistant. The seams are double stitched with thick thread, and then heat-sealed to prevent water from permeating through the seams and to prevent the threads from fraying. This is the first time we have seen heat-sealing. We are impressed with the attention to detail and hope other brands adopt this practice in the future. Certain points of any canopy fabric are more susceptible to tearing and leaking because they withstand more stress than other regions. ABCCanopy reinforced all of these stress points with additional fabric. They also added straps along the valance to tie the fabric to the trusses, ensuring that the material remains taught in windy situations. Velco along the interior corner seams of the canopy fabric further prevent movement in wind. The gazebo comes with steel D-rings pre-attached to the corners of the canopy, providing strong anchor points for guy lines. The canopy is built to be able to withstand continuous abuse from high-impact weather, and performed terrifically when we left it set up outside for 3 weeks, which is part of our standard review process. There is unanimous agreement among the Canopy Tent Reviews team that this is the best gazebo tent for wind that money can buy.
This instant gazebo is heavier than many of the other products that we have reviewed because of its industrial-grade steel frame and upgraded parts. It weighs close to 70 pounds, which is the heaviest product that we recommend, but this is actually a perk if you value stability over portability. It took a little over 4 minutes for two of our team members, working at a leisurely pace, to set up the pop up steel frame tent. The joint slides are made of a strong nylon composite and glide easily along the legs. They have easy-to-use thumb locks so you don’t have to worry about pinching your fingers. Despite the additional weight, the steel gazebo is still easy to set up. The wheeled bag is made out of equally high-quality materials. The wheels are large, strong, and easy to roll, making it possible for the smallest person on our team to effortlessly transport the metal gazebo. The bag has four thick rubber handles for lifting and a fifth rubber handle for rolling. The base plate of the bag is thick and reinforced to prevent ripping.
In our opinion, the ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo is the best 10x10 gazebo on the market today for a craft show or art fair. It has straight 1 1/4 inch steel legs, meaning that the canopy provides a true 100 square feet of shelter, which is important because you want to make sure that all of the products within its footprint have overhead protection. Since the gazebo has straight legs, it can be set up directly next to another structure which is important at a show because sometimes there isn’t space between your area of operation and the next vendor. If you will be conducting business in a professional environment it is important that you are confident in the performance ability of your shelter so you don’t need to worry about it and can remain focused on business. Vendors can rest assured that the ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo is strong enough to protect them and their products through severe weather.
If the weather gets bad or you just want additional protection, the ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo comes with four 210D waterproof polyester sidewalls. These sidewalls attach to the ceiling with a heavy-duty zipper and Velcro. Four additional sidewalls will often cost as much as the actual tent, so the fact that they are included makes the price of this product even more unbelievable. Sidewalls can be used individually on whatever side you want to block the wind, or you can use all four of them together, turning the area under your canopy into a private room. When we set this instant shelter up with all four sidewalls attached we noticed that it was significantly warmer inside. So, if you foresee yourself using your easy up gazebo in the fall or winter when temperatures are lower, we think that the sidewalls are valuable accessories.
Overall the team is blown away by ABCCanopy Ez Up Instant Gazebo and I, personally, think it is the best pop up gazebo on the market. The strength of its frame and the quality of the gazebo’s canopy is unmatched by any other product available today. I highly recommend this product for anybody looking for an industrial-grade portable gazebo with an affordable price tag. It is our unanimous number one gazebo recommendation for anybody who will be using their shelter in an environment where they must have full confidence that it will provide unfailing protection in potential high-impact weather, such as a trade show. We are proud to recommend this gazebo and hope that you have the ability to enjoy it as much as we do.