- Event Shelters/Gazeebo Options
I got the halford equivalent of the coleman event shelter. I have used it a few times and its great! Was about £90 whn I bought it. I don’t know if the coleman one is much better quality but for the few times a year I sued it (normally at bike races) its well worth the moeny!Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The Coleman looks great tbh. I have a cheap ebay waterproof popup gazebo, it’s fine tbh- heavy and a pain in the bum to put up compared to a real easy-up but it does the job well. (the seller had some spares available too which was nice) No doubt it’ll collapse some day but then, expensive ones aren’t windproof or indestructible.Posted 3 years agostevehineMember
I’ve had a Coleman for about 5 years now; it’s great; can’t fault it. Easy to put up; sturdy and can comfortably hold a whole party worth of guests when it rains on the summer barbeque.
Halfords one looks very similar from what I can see; no idea how well made it is in comparison.Posted 3 years agowrightysonMember
I can genuinely say from experience the coleman will stand up to some pretty shocking weather its been used for camping generally and several times at a festival site on a hillside near buxton, I had previously taken a standard argos type gazebo but it didn’t survive the weekend. There is also a lot more cover than a standard gazebo as the sides are quite low, add a couple of the sun walls (better described as rain walls) and they can easily sit 12/14 people properly undercover.Posted 3 years ago
One thing I would say is I originally bought the basic version and it leaked on the seams above the poles but it was noah type biblical rain, I took it back got a full refund and just use the father in laws pro version now.StonerMember
As I look out of the window at non stop rain today, thinking about the next two Sundays with a dozen damp 9 year olds at rugby festivals, this is the year I promised to get some shelter.
Ive just paid for the halfords one on eBay to click and collect at the LHS.
CheersPosted 3 years agoStonerMember
erected the Halfords one at rugby festival today.
It’s fairly heavy in the bag – about 20Kg – but I gather the coleman is much the same.
Easy to put up – a small committee of parents managed to do it first time with no breakages or poles in wrong holes.
I’ll think about getting a side or two for it, but as an emergency shelter for 30+ people if the rain came, its perfect. Also got it packed up in <3mins too.Posted 3 years ago
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