There’s no doubt that Australia, with its highly diverse landscapes and beautiful weather, is an incredible country for camping. With this in mind, more Australians should be making the most of some of our surreal camping spots but there is often one thing putting them off – the somewhat temperamental weather, particularly in winter. The solution to this problem is the use of an outdoor gazebo, an extremely versatile accompaniment to any camping adventure. In this article we take a look at the different kinds of gazebos out there so you can make a more informed decision about which one is right for you!
Where to start when looking for an outdoor gazebo
When you’re browsing through your local camping store’s latest outdoor gazebo sale, keeping the following info in mind can help a great deal in ensuring the best possible purchasing decision. If you know that you might encounter some unfortunate weather, or you want to be adequately protected in case some unpleasant weather unexpectedly rears its head, then a heavy duty gazebo should help save the day. These heavyweight gazebos are typically reinforced in a variety of ways to ensure they can not only shrug off rain, but to ensure a high degree of wind resistance. This way, you can stay snug and warm inside while you wait for it to calm down outside! Pus, these are usually offered in a range of sizes to ensure your needs are met regardless of your party size. As these gazebos are typically larger and heavier than most other models, they can be quite time consuming to set up and require a good deal of dedicated space during transportation, making them less than ideal for spontaneous camping adventures. This does make them perfect for places like the beach or markets, though, where they will often be erected for a long period of time and are a great help when trying to stay protected from the sun.
Looking to more lightweight options
If you’re after something more compact, outdoor gazebos that are able to comfortably fit in the boot of small cars and SUVs are likely a much more versatile option for most weekend campers. In addition to much smaller pack sizes, you can find gazebos that have very quick setups to ensure even those most uncoordinated camper can easily erect them in no time! As these types of gazebos are extremely popular, you’re bound to find one with an exact set of specifications that you’re after, whether it be advanced water shedding capabilities or extra shade coverage. While we’re on the topic of extra shade, there are outdoor gazebos that are specifically designed with maximum shade in mind. These are great options for weekend campers looking to sit around without the risk of being burned by the sun or getting rained on unexpectedly. In short, a bit of research and asking the right questions at your local camping store will help you find the outdoor gazebo that perfectly suits your needs.
Invest in an outdoor gazebo today
If you’re a camper who as yet to experience the considerable benefits that outdoor gazebos offer, it’s very much worth checking them out. Just make sure to consider not only your needs, but your transportation space (such as if you have a smaller car), otherwise you’ll be stuck with a handy gazebo that can’t easily be taken camping!