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Windproof gazebo for all seasons and all weather

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The sturdy gazebo that can withstand anything

A pop up gazebo of high quality should offer safe protection from rain and UV rays. But what if the weather or conditions on site require more? What makes a folding marquee stable, sturdy and durable? How much wind can a gazebo withstand and how should it be secured?

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Tested and certified • winds of up to 100 km/h • 
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Wind tunnel tested! Our pop up gazebo frames have been tested by an authorised international engineering institute. The result? A 3x3m E1 with good ground fastening that withstands winds up to 100km/h!

 
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WHAT MAKES A gazebo durable?

Sturdy, durable, indestructible and stable: there are many terms to describe a solid pop up gazebo like Ecotent ones. Here’s why:

  • Their material: aluminium is a lightweight but very strong and safe material. Through the anodising process, we make it even more corrosion-resistant so rust doesn’t stand a chance. Did you know that the dome of the Church of Saint Joachim in Rome was covered with aluminium sheets in 1898 and still appears in excellent condition today, after more than a hundred years? You can find more fascinating facts about aluminium here.
  • Their shape:The ribbed square aluminium legs and all frame components are thick enough for maximum strength and uncompromising user-friendliness.
  • Their technical features: numerous devices, such as our patented peg system instead of classic screws, spacers, reinforcements and plastic safety covers, make the frame and textile wear-proof.
  • Their textiles: We use only high-quality polyester to ensure maximum tear-resistance for both the roof and sidewalls.
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OUR TIP for strong winds

In case of strong winds, we recommend packing away your pop up gazebo: it only takes two minutes, anyway! With the right fastening, our E1 series pop up gazebos have proven to withstand wind speeds of up to 100 km/h, but some weather conditions can be too extreme even for them!

The woman attaches the 10 kg base plate to the folding gazebo.
Simple yet effective 

Correct fastening for weatherproof gazebos

Fastening, when done right, makes your gazebo permanently stable. The only thing to consider is the type of ground it’s on:

  • Solid ground: concrete or paved surfaces provide ideal conditions for setting up and securing a folding marquee using 10 and 20 kg weights, since pegs cannot be driven into the ground. To increase stability, we recommend stacking several weights on top of one another.
  • Soft ground: a fastening kit with pegs is ideal for lawns, but weights can also be easily added as extra.
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windproof gazebo even in strong winds

How much weight is needed to secure your gazebo so it can withstand strong winds?

The larger the gazebo, the more weight it will take to properly secure it to the ground. Above a certain wind speed, it’s advisable to pack it away, in any case, and to determine that speed, we had our products tested in the wind tunnel by a certified international engineering institute. The table below shows you the maximum wind speed that each size of gazebo (without sidewalls) can withstand and how much weight is needed to secure it in given wind conditions.

Measurements (E1 series)Maximum wind speedWeight per legTension per fastening strap
3x3 m100 km/h84 kg360 kg
4x4 m100 km/h84 kg600 kg
4.5x3 m100 km/h84 kg490 kg
6x3 m60 km/h84 kg110 kg
6x4 m60 km/h84 kg290 kg
8x4 m60 km/h84 kg360 kg

You can download the complete table in PDF format with the necessary weights also for lower wind speeds here, in our instruction manual. You can download the instructions for our E2 and E3 gazebo series here.

If you’d like to find out more about our testing procedures, results and certificates, you can download this PDF.

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OUR WINDPROOF POP UP GAZEBOS

Windproof in very strong winds • E1


3x3 m
4.5x3 m
6x3 m
Windproof in very strong winds • E1


100 km/h
100 km/h
60 km/h
Very safe in light winds • E2
46.2 km/h
39.4 km/h
42.2 km/h
Stable and safe in moderate to strong winds • E3
38.5 km/h
30.1 km/h
30 km/h
Wind table

Understanding wind using the Beaufort scale

Anchoring the gazebo with maximum weights is always a safe bet, but how do you measure wind speed?

The most immediate solution for determining wind speed is, of course, to check the websites of local weather stations which will indicate the wind speed measured almost in real time. However, if you would like to find out more, you can use the Beaufort scale. Below are the levels from 4 to 12, leaving out lighter winds from 0 to 3.

Beaufort levelWind speed DescriptionLand conditions
420-29 km/hModerate breezeWind raises dust and paper. Branches move.
530-39 km/hFresh breezeSmall trees with leaves begin to sway.
640-50 km/hStrong breezeShrubs with leaves sway. Small waves form in inland waters.
751-62 km/hHigh windWhole trees sway; walking against wind is difficult.
863-75 km/hGaleTwigs break off trees; moving cars veer.
976-87 km/hStrong galeSlight structural damage occurs; shingles may blow away.
1088-102 km/hStormTrees uprooted; significant structural damage occurs.
11103-117 km/hViolent stormWidespread damage occurs
12 ≥118 km/hHurricaneWidespread damage occurs.

Actual weather conditions may differ from a controlled situation in the wind tunnel with one-way blowing. Nevertheless, we can firmly establish that, with the correct fastening, our E1 series gazebos can withstand any non-extreme wind conditions, and our E2 and E3 gazebos also withstand the most common wind conditions. 

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IS A FOLDING gazebo WITH SIDEWALLS STABLE?

In windy weather, our sidewalls provide user-friendly all-around protection. Just be careful when it comes to the orientation of your pop up gazebo because sidewalls provide the wind with a large surface area and you risk creating a ‘sail effect’. Therefore, if the wind increases, the sidewalls should be removed as soon as possible.

The textile of our sidewalls is very strong and tear-resistant and, thanks to their durable velcro, they always remain firmly attached to the roof. They can be connected to one another using velcro strips or zippers. By choosing the second option you can completely insulate the inside of the gazebo so no draught of air can enter.

Light grey folding gazebo 3x3 m with closed side wall in ecru.
optimal visibility & wind protection

Closed sidewall

Classic. Attached in no time with Velcro straps, the closed side panel is a popular accessory option. On the one hand, it offers all-round protection from wind and weather, on the other hand, it creates additional printable advertising space.

Light grey folding gazebo 3x3 m with orange side wall with door.
Open Sesame

side panel with door

Come on in! The side panel with roller door invites customers or guests to step inside the pop up gazebo. The door can be completely opened and rolled up from the inside as well as from the outside by means of two zips.

Light grey folding gazebo 3x3 m with dark blue side wall with window.
Everything in view

Sides with window

Beautiful views. The side panel with PVC window allows you to look outside while it protects you from wind and weather. Thanks to the large panorama window, the pop up gazebo appears brighter and larger, creating an inviting atmosphere.

Light grey folding pavilion 3x3 m with light grey half-height side wall.
At waist level

Half-height sidewall

Ideal height. The half-height side panel enables direct customer contact at eye level. About one metre high, it is perfect for sales and trade fair stands. The crossbar with keder profile ensures a simple and stable attachment.

to the good times

side panel with counter

Even more capacity. Quickly assembled and fixed to the tent structure, the counter with its galvanised steel frame and glazed, wooden top is the perfect accessory for catering and event tents.

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Solid, STABLE and GUARANTEED gazebos

If you would like a more detailed picture of the qualities of our products, we have created an overview of all our certificates, available here.

And, because we believe in our products and like to keep our promises, we offer several warranties:

  • 5-year manufacturer warranty against material and manufacturing defects of the aluminium frame
  • Lifetime warranty against corrosion of the aluminium frame
  • 10-year availability of spare parts for the aluminium frame.

This way, even if, despite all precautions, an unforeseen event should occur, you never have to worry.

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