If you like a little more space on a camping trip than one cramped tent, a wide, weatherproof freestanding gazebo is a great addition to your camp setup. Many campervans and tents, especially large family ones, have add-on porches or gazebos designed specifically for that model that you can buy separately, but we’d argue that a freestanding gazebo is far more versatile, and can be used to create a shady porch, a communal living space between tents in which to eat or relax, a playroom for kids if the weather is bad or just to offer shade at a summer party or event. Like a good tent, a decent gazebo should have plenty of room for your camping group, have a waterproof outer layer to keep the rain at bay and if it does have enclosed sides, be breathable and airy when zipped up. Unlike heavy tents, gazebos are lightweight and don’t take up much storage space, so they’re a great way to expand your campsite without needing to lug around heavy equipment. We’ve selected six of the best freestanding gazebos on the market, and have included an option for most budgets. A camping gazebo is far simper to shop for than a big family tent. Standing room is essential, so check the height of the m...