One of the great things about 10×12 gazebos is that they offer the extra room that smaller ones don’t.
Unfortunately, there isn’t as much choice as one would like, whether it’s for hardtops or soft tops.
Our reviews have gathered together as much information as possible to help you buy the best 10×12 gazebo.
See what you think to our reviews and ratings below.
10x12ft Hardtop & Soft Top Gazebos
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Best 10×12 Hardtop Gazebos with Reviews
We’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the best 10×12 hardtop gazebos and all with helpful reviews.
Check out these hardtop reviews and see if one of these 10x12ft gazebos matches up to what you require from an outdoor shelter. Is it the price, the features or the brand that you value the most? Then read further.
Suncrown Outdoor Hardtop Gazebo with Mosquito Netting
This aluminum hardtop gazebo is a very nice looking outdoor shelter that can bring lots of joy to those summer celebrations in your yard.
The mosquito netting protects you and your guests from pesky bug bites and with that in mind, purchasing a set of hanging lights will mean you can then enjoy your evenings under your canopy till the early hours.
The strength of the aluminum frame means that it can withstand breezy conditions, the hot sun and heavy rain whilst you continue with your event, guests or family totally unaffected by it.
This hardtop is pretty straightforward to build but I would strongly recommend asking 2/3 friends to lend a hand as it is quite heavy, especially for 1/2 people.
Pros and Cons
- Mosquito Netting
- Air Vents
- Strong Anchoring Stands
- Aluminum Frame
- Easy to Assemble
- No Privacy Curtains
The aluminum frame protects your product from rusting and is minimally affected by the sun. It will also provide you with protection from the elements as it’s waterproof, sturdy and well built.
One of the worst parts of having a gazebo outdoors is the insects that begin to appear on the warmer days, terrorizing your guests. However, this product comes with netting that covers all 4 sides so your guests will have sufficient protection throughout your event.
As it’s built from aluminum and the canopy from PVC you can expect it to last for years to come but there’s also the added bonus of it being powder coated which gives it the extra protection to survive for much longer by protecting it from weathering.
Each leg is fitted with an anchoring plate, this helps increase the stability of the gazebo and keeps it held down in higher winds. You simply need to screw it down onto a supporting surface, people tend to do it on concrete.
Leg Height: 6.65 ft
Peak Height: 8.85 ft
Widths: 9.85 ft x 12 ft
Sunjoy Two-Tier Hardtop Patio Gazebo 10x12ft
Sunjoy is a very reputable brand when it comes to hardtop gazebos and this particular outdoor shelter is no different.
Although it doesn’t arrive with mosquito nets or curtains, these can be bought separately if required but on the positive side, it makes buying this hardtop more affordable.
The two-tier roof section creates better air circulation and unknown to some buyers, it actually provides more stability in windy conditions as it gives somewhere for the wind to exit.
This product can withstand up to 600lbs of snow but please clear it from the roof whenever it settles just to be on the safe side and help longevity.
Pros and Cons
- 2 Tiered Canopy
- Modern Design
- Chandelier Hook
- Stable and Tough Canopy
- Elegant/Sleek Look
- Powder Coated
- None to report
Two Tier Canopy
The larger canopy is made from steel and the smaller, 2nd tier is made from polycarbonate. Both are very durable materials and will provide you with shade and protection from harmful UV rays.
Dual tiered canopies are ideal as they help to regulate the temperature under the canopy, they are also ideal if you plan on placing a grill under it as it allows the smoke to escape through the roof.
Two-tier canopies are much more stable when the wind speed picks up.
The steel canopy and aluminum frames are powder coated to give it rust resistance and to provide extra protection from weathering, the powder-coated finish also looks very professional making it a very aesthetically appealing gazebo.
Hook for Chandelier
At the crown of the underside of the roof, you will find a hook for you to hang your plants or chandelier from. This is a feature that you don’t come across often with gazebos but it certainly allows you to create a really cozy atmosphere under your canopy especially on those warm summer evenings.
12 Month Warranty
If you encounter any problems with the gazebo during the first year then the manufacturer will be happy to resolve your issues or offer you a replacement if it’s beyond repair (assuming you haven’t damaged it yourself).
Actual Footprint: 10′ 2.5″ x 12′ 2.5″
Product Weight: 357 Pounds
Shipping Weight: 504 Pounds
Frame Material: Aluminum
Large Canopy Material: Steel
Small Canopy Material: Polycarbonate
Paint Application: Powder Coated
Sunjoy Wyndham Galvanized Steel Heavy Duty Hardtop
This very strong and compact hardtop by Sunjoy really looks the part and is ideal if you’re looking to add a real touch of class to your yard or open space.
The very solid, heavy-duty roof ensures that you are protected against bad weather and the overhang of the roof from the supporting frame ensures that you are protected from the rain as it drips down as well.
There is a hanging hook in the center part of the roof where you can hang lights, fans, lantern or decorations such as a hanging basket.
The roof section and supporting framework are all powder coated to prevent rusting and for a more sturdy and permanent outdoor relaxation shelter, it can also be anchored to concrete, patio, and decks.
Mosquito netting is provided with this product to protect you from mosquitos and other bugs.
Superday Permanent Outdoor Garden Gazebo with Mosquito Netting
This Superday hardtop is great for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.
The polycarbonate roof panels protect you from UV rays and the strength will also withstand very heavy rain and snowfall.
The curtains can provide extra privacy to events that require a little more alone time, whilst they are also ideal at keeping bugs out and allowing you to relax rather than squatting those pesky flying bugs.
The curtains are attached via runners just underneath the canopy and can be tied back when not in use to the supporting beams.
Regular outdoor patio furniture can be bought for this product as it will be sheltered from any wet weather or alternatively, you can use or buy a spa to relax in.
Oxygenz 12’x10′ Outdoor Patio Shelter with Mesh Netting & Curtains
This outdoor Oxygenz patio shelter is one of the lighter hardtops weighing just 55lbs. This makes it easier to build and move around but will hinder its ability to withstand winter.
Therefore, I recommend this product as a spring to fall shelter.
This product has footplates which means it can be drilled into concrete, patios or decking to add much more stability to this stylish shelter.
The meshing is ideal for bug protection and the fact that the curtains are separate means that you can just use bug nets during the day and let natural light in.
You can draw the curtains when it begins to get dark and then that’s when it’s very handy to buy either a hanging light or a standalone light to ensure the fun continues late into the night.
Pataku Aluminum Hard Top Gazebo Canopy 12×10
Measuring 6.6ft at the top of the sidewall ensures that the majority of people can walk freely into this canopy gazebo without bending.
Once you’re inside, the peak of the gazebo measures 8.8ft which means that there’s lots of headroom (unless you have freakishly tall friends).
There isn’t a vent at the top of this shelter which could cause ventilation problems when the mesh netting is fully closed but the mesh nets are breathable so do allow limited airflow.
The full closure of the polycarbonate panels ensures that you are kept 100% dry and they will also provide UV protection.
Kozyard Alexander 10×12 Hardtop with 2 Layer Sidewalls
This really robust and extremely popular hardtop is ideal for regular use and in all seasons.
The double-track system means you can use the mesh nets or the curtains separately or at the same time, whilst the curtains are also heavy-duty at 180gsm (grams per square meter).
The heavy-duty nature of this hardtop means that the roof has a snow load capacity of 2000kg, whilst the gazebo itself has a wind standing rate of 35mph.
The feet can be screwed into the ground to make this product much more sturdy and this will only add even more strength to what is already an extremely robust shelter.
If you’re looking to have it installed for you then check out the ‘Amazon assembly’ option or just invite a few friends round to help.
Kozyard Rosana 10x12ft Hardtop Gazebo (Rustproof Frame)
Similarly to the Alexander gazebo above this outdoor relaxation zone can withstand 2000kgs of snow load and 35 mph winds which equally as much make it a robust and hardy shelter.
The steel frame and galvanized roof sections are rustproof as they’re both powder coated which provides much more durability and longevity to the main parts than other gazebos.
There are hooks just underneath the top of the roof section which makes ideal hanging area for lights, fans or even a hanging basket.
The total hanging weight possible is 15lbs which is more than adequate for most hanging lights or fans.
Sunjoy Chatham Steel Hardtop Gazebo
Another extremely strong hardtop gazebo from Sunjoy that is very sturdy but can also be bolted down to deck, concrete, patios or anchored into grass areas.
The 4 support beams have L brackets which make attaching to a solid surface much easier and give a huge amount of additional strength and support at times of bad weather.
The sheer weight of the gazebo (412lbs) adds a huge amount of stability by itself though, even without anchoring it down with additional means.
You will need help constructing this gazebo because, as mentioned before, it is a very solid, heavy piece of equipment.
Best 10×12 Soft Top Gazebos with Reviews
Soft tops especially this size (10x12ft) are becoming increasingly popular as a cheaper alternative to a hardtop of the same size. Below we’ve selected our favorites and you’ll find that a few of the top brands are represented here.
Sunjoy L-GZ798PST-E Regency II Gazebo with Mosquito Netting
A very easy to put together soft top, this Sunjoy makes spending leisure time outdoors easy and fun.
You’ll need help but unlike hardtops, this soft top is much lighter but still very strong.
The double-vented roof help keep your event cool in hot weather and allows wind to escape in breezier weather conditions.
The canopy is waterproof and the well-placed grommets will prevent any pooling in the canopy which can quite often lead to damage to the frame and canopy by adding excess weight.
Sunjoy Monterey 10x12ft Soft Top Gazebo in Gray with Black Frame
This Sunjoy Monterey soft top requires no tools to build and all equipment is provided by the manufacturer.
Ideally, to build it quicker you’ll need 3/4 people just because it makes it so much easier rather than it is difficult to build the gazebo.
To hold this gazebo down you have 4 stakes per leg that have been provided which means that in total there are 16 stakes to hold this shelter down which is more than adequate.
There can be pooling in the roof if it rains heavily but a workaround can be to use bungee chords in between the roof frame to act as a support for the canopy and prevent it from sagging which would prevent pooling.
Great Deal Furniture Water Resistant Fabric Soft top Gazebo
This nice-looking ecru colored gazebo is ideal for summer fun and can provide shade in hot weather or shelter in wet conditions.
The fabric is water-resistant and it has curtains and mosquito nets that provide privacy and also protection against annoying insects and mosquitos in the summer.
When not in use the curtains can be tied back to create a stunning and stylish open gazebo that would look great in any yard or decked area.
It can be a bit tricky to build so asking a friend or a neighbor for help would the preferred method.
Paragon-Outdoor GZ584EN Backyard Soft Top Barcelona Gazebo
With so many soft top canopies being beige or brown it makes a refreshing change to see this very stylish navy blue soft top from Paragon Outdoors.
The double tier allows air to escape and prevents the wind buffeting the underside of the canopy in windy weather.
Should you wish to keep this gazebo on grass then there are anchor stakes provided or should you wish to place this product on a solid foundation like concrete then there are bolts provided too.
It’s completely up to you where you place this shelter.
Pay Less Here Outdoor Soft Top Summer Canopy
This ‘Pay Less Here’ outdoor shelter is ideal to keep you shaded in pleasant weather conditions.
It is water-resistant and the fabric of the canopy is 180gsm which is quite good quality.
Personally, I would recommend that this lightweight soft top be primarily used between the spring and summer and to be taken down after use.
It is strong but I wouldn’t test it by leaving it outdoors overnight, also you’ll get much more use out of it by taking it down after use.