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Everything you need to know about our waterproof gazebos

The weather is unpredictable, and the only way to always have peace of mind is to use fully waterproof gazebos. A water-repellent shelter isn’t enough and, on the wettest days, waterproofness is an essential requirement.
Confused by the terms? That’s what we’re here for. 

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water-resistant, water-repellent or waterproof gazebo

Which gazebo is most rainproof?

Waterproof, water-repellent or water-resistant. What is the difference?

These three terms are often used as synonyms for each other, but they actually indicate quite different properties.

  • Water-repellent: water-repellent textiles initially allow water to slide off the roof surface. Raindrops do not immediately penetrate the textile’s interior, but after a short time the water will begin to infiltrate the textile and pass through it. Therefore, a water-repellent pop up gazebo cannot be used in continuous or heavy rain.
  • Water-resistant: water-resistant gazebos are made of a very tightly woven textile, through which water passes with great difficulty. However, even then, if the rain is heavy or long-lasting, the water will pass through the textile, falling even under the gazebo.
  • Waterproof: waterproof pop up gazebos are the only pop up gazebos that do not allow drops of water to pass through the textile in any weather condition. This means that only they can offer complete protection from water inside the gazebo and make it impossible for rain to penetrate by combining a tightly woven textiles with a special waterproof coating.

When purchasing your next gazebo, remember to make sure it’s truly waterproof!

Understanding the water column and hydrostatic pressure

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The water column indicates the pressure at which a material lets water pass through it. To test the waterproofness of a textile, a so-called hydrostatic pressure test is performed. A cylinder is placed on the gazebo textile and is then gradually filled with water. The water pressure starts at zero and then increases by 10 mm per second. The test stops as soon as the third drop penetrates the textile and is visible on the inside.

Calculation example: if, after 10 minutes, the textile lets through exactly three drops of water, i.e., 1000 mm, the test is over and the textile has a water column value of 1000 mm.

As a rule of thumb, consider that: the higher the water column, the more waterproof the textile.

what is the minimum water column for a gazebo to be considered waterproof?

when is a gazebo tarp waterproof?

According to European standard EN 343:2003, class 2 textiles with a water column of 800 mm or more and class 3 textiles with a water column of 1300 mm or more are considered waterproof. When it comes to pop up gazebos, however, these are considered waterproof only from a water column value of at least 1500 mm. Also, weak points of many pop up gazebos are their seams, so it’s always very important to ask about this and make sure that these are waterproofed as well. 

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The test results on our pop up gazebos

Want to be on the safe side? So do we. We attach special importance to selecting high-quality materials and also have them tested. We regularly have our textiles tested for waterproofness by renowned international research centres. This is the only way we can say with certainty that our pop up gazebos are 100% waterproof; in fact, our Oxford textiles withstand water columns of 1600 to 2000 mm. Anything over 1500 mm is already completely waterproof, but we wanted to take safety to an even higher level!

Another thing that sets us apart are our seams, which are completely waterproofed, leaving no room for even the smallest drop of water.
These are small details, yet they make a big difference.

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3x3 m waterproof gazebo

The right one for any weather conditions. The 3x3m waterproof pop up gazebo is the most popular of all our gazebos. Why? Because it is small enough to be positioned anywhere and large enough to provide shelter for everyone. With 100% waterproof textiles, you and your guests are guaranteed to stay dry. Of course, our 3x3 m waterproof pop up gazebo is available in all colours, with matching sidewalls and smart accessories.

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2x3, 4x4 and 6x3 m waterproof gazebos

All our pop up gazebos are waterproof, so you can choose any of our 11 pop up gazebo sizes and also join them together using our  modular construction system which means that rainwater cannot even penetrate between one gazebo and another thanks to our rain gutters and connecting walls.
Experience tells us that the 2x3 m, 4x4 m and 6x3 m sizes are particularly well-suited to outdoor use at events, markets and festivals. In addition, when choosing from our three high-quality lines, you’re sure to find the perfect gazebo for your needs!

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The all-round solution

waterproof gazebos with sidewalls

Safe and dry. Our waterproof gazebos with sidewalls offer perfect all-around protection. Unpack, fasten and you’re done. Naturally, our sidewalls are 100% waterproof as well, whether closed, with doors or with windows. 

Light grey folding gazebo 3x3 m with closed side wall in ecru.
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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.
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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.

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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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Corner curtain

Festive. Add an elegant touch to your pop up gazebo with corner curtains. Ideal for festive occasions - from birthday parties to wedding celebrations.

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