TOUGHOUT Thunderstorm Gazebo 3x3M
We have a pick-your-own blueberry field. For ten years we tried gazebo after gazebo - sometimes quite a bit more expensive than this one. But the wind and weather always destroyed them. This one, though, made it through the first season completely unharmed, and it is looking just as good and works just as well this season. It is really easy to put up. The poles are very thick and sturdy. I bought the "Thunderstorm" model, hoping it would be robust, but it was actually far stronger and more solid than I expected. I also bought a set of ropes, but these have not been needed, because I also bought the feet that you fill with water. Those feet keep it in place even in very strong winds (the paperwork says not to have it up in strong winds, but I have ignored that, sorry). We have it standing on a paved driveway, so I don't use the holes in the poles to pin it down. Basically it is really stable. The hardest part, actually, is those plastic feet. I think they are made for other models that have slimmer poles, because you have to squeeze pretty hard to screw the two halves of the plastic feet on. Does that make sense? Anyway, I have been more than happy with this gazebo. It took a long time to find it, but in the end, the right gazebo ended up costing much less than I expected. Thank you!