Ensuring that your pop up canopy is strong enough and won’t blow away is paramount to having a successful event.
However, no matter which state you live in there is a chance that you’ll encounter unpleasant weather conditions, especially strong or gusty winds.
This is where anchor weights are required as these will help support the frame and legs of the canopy and make your outdoor shelter much stronger and very sturdy.
Check out our pop up canopy reviews below where we have selected 5 products for you to choose from.
Eurmax Fillable Canopy Weights (Sand, Rocks, Snow or Dirt)
Buying sandbags to tie around the frame legs of your pop up canopy is normally the best option to go with.
They are extremely easy to fill, can be machine washed if necessary and are much more durable than you would imagine.
When using your canopy you will generally have materials nearby such as; rocks, sand, dirt or even snow in which you can use to fill the bags up.
The 4 bags can, therefore, add an extra 120lbs in extra weight and this will provide extra stability and sturdiness to the legs and upper frame section.
Easy to Fill – Adding materials is done via the open top section of the bag and once full you simply fold the top over to close. To empty just detach from the leg, open the closed top and empty out the contents.
Special Lock Design – All you have to do to attach the weights around varying sized legs is to wrap the 2 filled weight bags around the leg and then tighten the velcro strap very tightly and then attach the velcro together.
Reusable – As mentioned above, this product is very well made, which includes the material and the stitching which then ensures that it can withstand poor weather and regular use. They also have carry handles.
Can be stacked – If you need extra sturdiness for peace of mind then buyers have bought 2 or more of this product and have had good results by stacking the weights on top of each other. This is not always necessary though.
- Ideal for canopy’s with sides
- Adds an extra 120lbs in total
- Velcro strap holds bags tightly
- Will prevent your canopy from lifting
- Can be used for purposes
- Will last a long time
- None really as yet…
The next set of weights are for gazebos that have footplates, you just simply slot the weight through the frame pole and the weight rests on the plate. See below for thorough help and details.
Pop up Gazebo Weights for Tailgate Canopy with Feet
This particular weight is designed for either square or circular frame legs but the frame must have a footplate for the weight to rest on.
You simply slot each weight through the frame leg and then slide down to the footplate where it lies.
You will receive 4x7lb weights which therefore adds a total extra weight of 30lbs to help with stabilizing your canopy.
Should you require more sets of weights then you can purchase extra as you can simply stack the weights on top of each other.
This is due to the fact they have male and female slots where they fit securely together by interlocking with each other.
These weights will securely fit all canopy poles up to 1 1/4″ inches wide.
Recycled Material – This product is made from recycled plastic so you know you’re doing your bit for the environment. Made from recycled plastic and filled with cement.
No pinch design – There are areas on the weights that allow you to place your fingers whilst lifting them and when you place the weight on the other weight you will not trap your fingers as there is a specifically designed space.
30lbs of weights – In total you will receive an extra 30lbs of gazebo weights that will help secure your canopy or tent to the ground. These come as 4 x 7.5lbs separate weights, see images for further help.
Lots of uses – There are a lot of possible uses for these weights such as; Tailgating, farmers markets, festivals, art fairs, sporting events, and many more uses.
- Easy to handle
- Ideal in windy conditions
- For poles up to 1 1/4 inches wide
- Made from recycled material
- Great interlocking feature
- Easy, safe installation and removal
- Durable and built to last a long time
- Made in the USA
- No carry strap provided
- Could be heavier
Total weight: 30lbs
Individual weight: 7.5lbs each
Item Dimensions L x W x H: 9 x 9 x 2.13 inches
Material: Recycled Plastic outer with cement filling
ABCCANOPY Industrial Grade Leg Tent Weights 20 lb / 25 lb
These waterproof sandbags (other materials can be used) are ideal if you’re looking for extra stability.
Each weight bag can add up to 20-25lbs of extra weight and support to the canopy tent poles when full.
As mentioned, these bags can be filled with sand.
Alternatively, you can use pea gravel, rocks, dirt or any other material that you can comfortably fit inside that will add additional weight.
You can fill empty 2-liter soda bottles with water and place them inside the sleeves if you would like something a little bit different and tidier.
This product can be used to attach to either square or circular leg poles ranging from a diameter of 15mm to 50mm
The bags are attached to the leg poles via 2 pieces of velcro which are then wrapped around the leg and fastened together.
Very Sturdy – Provides between 80-100lbs depending on what you use inside the bags to anchor your canopy. As you will see in the video in the other tab that they really do make a huge difference.
Loop at the top – There is a loop at the top of the weight bags where you can attach it to the canopy tether, as well as attaching the bags to the legs via the velcro to add even more stability and strength.
Well made – The bags are really thick weave and therefore can stand up to regular use and rough handling. The velcro is also very strong which can not always be said for other brands.
- Ideal for tents, canopies and more…
- Adds an extra 80-100lbs
- Good quality stitching for durability
- Lightweight and easy to transport
- Seams aren’t watertight
Size of each bag H x W: 13.4 inches x 16 inches (loop in 2.9 inches long)
Bag Material: 1680D Polyester with PVC coating
Velcro Fastening at top of the bag
Eurmax Leg Weights for Pop up Canopy/Tent | Water Weights
These particular weights are designed specifically to have either sand or water poured inside them.
They are a very smart and tidy way of adding weight to the legs of the canopy and are ideal for canopies that have sides as they can be tucked inside behind.
The filled containers are attached to the legs via 2 pieces of velcro (one at the top and one at the bottom).
Once they’re securely attached they can add a significant amount of extra stability to your shelter.
There is a very handy handle on the side of the canister that makes filling it up and carrying them to your event much easier.
Oh, and there’s also a years warranty… Jackpot!!!
Multi-Uses – As these water/sand weights are attached to structures via 2 pieces of velcro they can, therefore, be used for a wide range of uses as long as the velcro can be fastened around the poles/frame.
Styrofoam gasket – There is a styrofoam gasket in the lid that helps prevent water from leaking out of the top section where the lid is.
Ideal for canopy with sides – As these weights are plastic and not bags they stand upright and it makes using canopies that have sides miuch easier. Bags can quite often sag and get in the way of the sides going to the ground.
- Attach very securely
- Easy to attach
- Looks very professional and smart
- Adds 44-66lbs of extra weight
- Handle makes it easy to carry
- Easy to fill
- You only receive 2 containers
Size H x W x L: 20 inches x 4.9 inches x 4.9 inches