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What Oztrail Gazebo is Right For Me?

Buying the right gazebo for the right occasion

As official stockists of Oztrail Gazebos we have come into contact with a lot of customers using Gazebos (both Oztrail and Non-Oztrail) for many different situations so have heard quite a lot of feedback about what works and what doesn’t.

Often a lot of it relies on what you are expecting out of your gazebo and how you plan to use it. All Oztrail manufactured gazebos are temporary gazebos only so are designed for ease of use rather than strength, which makes them great for one day events (markets, sports days, quick camping trips, etc). If you are looking for a permanent cover for your driveway or entertaining area or are going camping for a few weeks that an Instant Fold Gazebo may not be the best option (though some customers will be willing to take the risk due to the price compared to a more permanent structure).

Oztrail sell a number of different types of gazebos, here’s a quick run-through,

Deluxe Oztrail Gazebos are the most popular gazebo on the Australian market. The Deluxe frame has struts along each side and struts going from the centre of each side to the centre of the gazebo (on a horizontal plane), which then has a post that goes straight up and lifts the roof into place. This design gives more stability in windy conditions and is recommended for all day events like markets, camping, corporate or trade events and long sports days. The canopy on the Deluxe Models are generally 300 Denier (unless otherwise noted).

Hydroflow Deluxe Oztrail Gazebos feature Oztrail’s market leading Deluxe Gazebo frame with integrated Anti-Ponding Bars to alleviate further water ponding on the canopy. The anti ponding bars further support the canopy in the corners to help keep water flowing off. Deluxe Oztrail Gazebos feature a frame that has struts along each side and an arm going from the centre of each side to the centre of the gazebo (on a horizontal plane), which then has a post that goes straight up and lifts the roof into place. This design gives more stability in windy conditions and is recommended for all day events like markets and long sports days. The canopy on the Hydroflow Deluxe Model is 300 Denier.

Commercial Deluxe Oztrail Gazebos feature a Deluxe frame that has struts along each side and an arm going from the centre of each side to the centre of the gazebo (on a horizontal plane), which then has a post that goes straight up and lifts the roof into place. This design gives more stability in windy conditions and is recommended for all day events like markets and long sports days. The canopy on the Corporate Gazebo is thicker and stronger as it is a White 500 Denier fabric compared to the 300 Denier on the Deluxe.

Compact Commercial Oztrail Gazebos feature a frame that has struts along each side and an arm going from each corner to the top of the roof (like a pyramid). This design doesn’t give as much protection from sideways movement in windy conditions however some customers have found water runs off the corners better due to the roof configuration. The canopy on the Commercial Compact Oztrail Gazebos is a 300 Denier fabric

Fiesta Compact Oztrail Gazebos feature a frame that has struts along each side and an arm going from each corner to the top of the roof (like a pyramid). Due to this roof design the Standard Gazebos tend to allow more water to run-off the canopy and though they aren’t as strong in the wind as the Deluxe Range they do pack down smaller and lighter. The Canopy on the Fiesta Gazebos is 150 Denier.

Fiesta Deluxe Oztrail Gazebos feature a frame that has struts along each side and an arm going from the centre of each side to the centre of the gazebo (on a horizontal plane), which then has a post that goes straight up and lifts the roof into place. This design gives more stability in windy conditions and is recommended for all day events like markets and long sports days. The Canopy on the Fiesta Deluxe Gazebo range is 150 Denier

Shade Max Oztrail Gazebos offer the largest shade coverage in the Oztrail range with additional extenders on the frame arms to create extra shade coverage. The frame is similar to the Fiesta Compact frame but with extra extenders in the corner

One of the most important things to consider when buying a gazebo is, “Can I get spare parts?” There is nothing worse than spending a couple of hundred dollars on a gazebo and having one small plastic fitting break, and finding out you can’t get a replacement part for it. Oztrail sell spare parts for all their current model gazebos so if an arm or plastic fitting breaks or if your carry bag is worn out, it can be replaced.

Oztrail also sell a wide range of accessories to suit their gazebos, in particular the 3m x 3m Deluxe Model which has over 20 different accessories available.

Note: Oztrail used to manufacture a number of other brand gazebos and re-brand them so large superstores could sell an “exclusive” item so if you have a different brand gazebo then Oztrail, that you have purchased from a large big box store (BCF, Anaconda, Bunnings, etc), there is a chance Oztrail parts and accessories will suit your gazebo.

Just email us, Before You Purchase, with the brand name and model name of the gazebo you have so we can do some research for you. Oztrail manufactured gazebos always print the brand logo and model on the outside corners of the canopy so if you are able to send a photo of the logo on the marquee canopy it will make the job of determining the maker of your gazebo a lot easier.

Visit the Gazebo section of our online store to see the full range of Oztrail Gazebos and Accessories available and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the Oztrail range of Gazebos

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