- ShelterLogic Shelter Tube Storage Shelter
- Abba Patio Heavy Duty Carport
- Shelter Portable Enclosed Carport
- Bestmart INC Garage-in-a-Box Canopy Carport
- Abba Patio Outdoor Carport
- Rhino Shelters Portable Garage
- Abba Patio Storage Shelter
- VINGLI Bonnlo EZ Pop-Up Canopy Tent
- American Phoenix Portable Canopy Tent
- Quictent Heavy Duty Carport Canopy
- Abba Patio Heavy Duty Car Canopy
- What are the main benefits of a portable garage shelter?
- How easy are portable garage shelters to set up? Is it worth paying someone to do it?
- What are the main trade-offs of a portable garage shelter?
You’ve lived somewhere for a while now, and when you first moved in you were excited about the space available in your garage. Over the years, you may have attempted to keep your garage as neat and tidy as possible, but it’s ended up the complete opposite. If you only knew then of portable garage shelters that could’ve helped reduce these issues. Yet you didn’t have one, so you pressed on.
Like some, your normal garage looks like a maze of long-forgotten items lurking in the shadows. Some even with towers of junk threatening to tumble at any second. You needed a guide to making it through there like it was a tour of the African Savana or the Amazon Rain Forest.
It’s been years since you could even fit your car in there possibly. Every year, things get worse. Yet you’re forgetting the health of your car in all this filth and clutter. Storms can destroy your vehicle easily. It just takes one severe hail storm for the glass to break alone. What of the elemental factors on your bicycle?
Rust, corrosion, and faded paint are easy to see happen when it’s outside. The entire thing could fly off in a tornado or hurricane, even with simple high winds.
This is where portable garage shelters come in. They’re easy simple to assemble, store, and transport. They provide protection where there was none before. They give you a chance to keep your pride and joy (sorry, kids) safe and sound throughout the year.
ShelterLogic Shelter Tube Storage Shelter
ShelterLogic’s Shelter Tube Storage Shelter (say that 5 times fast) have some of the best portable garage shelters on the market today. Possibly even, ever!
It’s designed to ensure full protection for your car, motorcycle, truck, or tank from every direction. It’s durable enough to withstand rain, snow, sun, and winds of up to 80mph. It comes with easy hook anchors that keep the tarp firmly in place and ensures that it remains secured to the ground.
These are designed ideally for gravel, but you can easily fix them to other types of surfaces with similar results.
A revolutionary ThruBolt connections feature is sure to catch your eye. It means that you can rely on the construction of this product in a major way. This is achieved by locking in the joints at each and every connection to give you peace of mind that the structure will remain standing without fail.
It comes with dual zippers on both doors for convenience. This will make it easier for you to access your vehicle and keep it safe from all kinds of erratic weather.
In some areas, snowfall is heavy and unrelenting. This is the perfect shelter to help as it will guarantee you don’t wake up to a whiteout during even the most ferocious snowstorms. The snow/ground load tops out at 43lbs per square foot, which is one of the strongest you’ll find in the industry.
The shelter’s frame offers 15 gauge steel along with an industrial-grade tube frame that gives further stability and security than other models.
It’s incredibly heavy, but if you value your vehicle’s safety, this is easy to look past. It will give you the confidence of your vehicle staying safe throughout the winter months and raring to go once the snow thaws.
- ThruBolt connections for stability
- Innovative design to strengthen lockdown cover
- Powder-coat delivers protection from storms and snow
- Replacement parts easy to obtain
- Doesn’t hold up to high winds
- Weight 640lbs
Abba Patio Heavy Duty Carport
Abba Patio’s Heavy Duty Carport is a portable garage shelter that does everything you’ll ever need it to. All without worrying about looking too flashy or going over-the-top. Making them incredibly popular.
Its double polyethylene fabric means that the tarp is both water and UV resistant and will protect your vehicles from rain, snow, and sun. All of this regardless of where you are in the country. It’s lightweight and easy to assemble. When the harsh weather comes rolling in, you can be sure to have everything set up and secure in time to keep your car protected.
The shelter can be placed anywhere you please and the included foot pads mean that you’ll never need to worry about losing the structure to high, out-of-nowhere winds. If you’re placing it on grass, you can use pegs to keep in in place.
Meanwhile, if you’re planning on a more permanent stay somewhere, these same holes can be used to drill screws in for increased peace of mind.
Keeping the tarp in place are heavy-duty bungee cords that will offer enough give so as not to cause tearing. Yet they will still provide enough stability to hold the cover firmly where it needs to be all year-round.
For those of you who live in places with high rainfall and might be concerned with rust and corrosion, don’t panic. The frame is not just strong and sturdy, it’s also built with a durable rust and corrosion-free steel frame. This ensures that this shelter will last.
Furthermore, it comes with massive versatility. This portable shelter can be quickly disassembled and transported anywhere, at any time. All to keep your stuff out of the elements and/or secure.
- Versatile for all kinds of occasions
- Can be placed and secured on concrete, grass and more
- Heavy-duty bungee cords tightly secure tarp
- Poles don’t bolt together
- Weight 130.1lbs
Shelter Portable Enclosed Carport
Measuring 10 x 20 feet, KDGarden’s Portable Enclosed Carport is a heavy-duty domain for your vehicle. In fact, these portable garage shelters are heavily beloved for their vehicle protection. Regardless of protecting a classic car, treasured motorcycle, or beloved boat, this model is perfect.
Carefully constructed to provide unrivaled results all year long, they will secure and support anything inside of them.
Its key selling point is the triple-layer fabric that provides protection from the rain and the sun, making it highly durable in all kinds of conditions. This is made possible by an anti-aging woven design that will also provide a tight-as-a-drum coverage.
It has proven time after time to keep everything protected in the face of dramatic weather conditions – from winter to summer and back again. In addition, the frame is constructed using heavy-duty steel that’s powder-coated to hold up against chipping, peeling, and corrosion. That includes the occasional knock from your ever-so clumsy kids.
Containing two doors that are reinforced with double-zipper sealing, you have unfettered easy access to your vehicle. You can check the engine, rev her up after a long winter of disuse, or merely grab something from the trunk. It doesn’t matter, it’ll protect and be easy to access for you every time.
Its eight-foot high door space means that it will fit even the largest cars. Roll-up kits come included in the package to make it simple to jump to and from the shelter without feeling like you’re stepping into the unknown every time.
This alone makes it ideal for those summer days filled with tune-ups while your kids bring you ice-cold lemonade on demand.
Easy to set up and majorly versatile, you’ll not run out of options for this shelter whatever the weather.
- UV and water resistant
- Heavy duty structure prevents chips and scrapes
- Versatile and multifunctional
- Easy to follow instructions
- Tarp doesn’t line up with holes
- Some quality control issues apparent
- Weight 132lbs
Bestmart INC Garage-in-a-Box Canopy Carport
We know what you’re thinking. How can a reliable product come complete in-a-box? Well, we’d let the Bestmart INC Canopy Carport speak for itself, if only it could. We’ll assist and speak on its behalf, however.
Weighing just 102.5 pounds, it’s lightweight and easy to install. This makes it the perfect solution for all kinds of outside storage needs. It’s designed with a polyurethane coating that provides protection from water, UV rays, and fade to ensure your vehicle looks as sleek and stylish as the first day you bought it.
The premium powder-coated finish prevents corrosion and chipping during more aggressive weather as well as any potential knocks during transportation. In addition, the frame is comprised of sturdy and high-grade steel. This increases stability against whipping winds and heavy rainfall.
It’s further enhanced by durable anchors that keep it exactly where it needs to be, avoiding items flying over to the neighbor’s yard at the first instance of a breeze.
As for installation, it comes complete with patented Rugged Ratchet Tite Tension. This offers a super simple setup and an extra snug fabric fit the protection of that further guarantee from the weather. In some lesser-quality canopies, this could lead to tarp ripping. However, the strong material used here means this won’t be an issue and will last you for years to come.
The interior is large enough to fit the majority of family cars. Yet it can also be used for speedboats, lawn equipment, ATVs, jet skis, or anything you desire really. A super-instant product that can be assembled quickly and without hassle, you’ll marvel at the sheer simplicity on display.
You’ll be ready to park your car in the safe confines of its walls immediately.
- Sturdy anchor design for stability
- Suitable size for regular family cars
- Powder-coat finish prevents corrosion and chipping
- Anti-ageing material
- Some quality control issues
- Weak zipper
- Weight 102.5lbs
Abba Patio Outdoor Carport
These portable metal garage shelters by Abba Patio stand tall and mighty at 10 x 20 feet. They come with double polyethylene fabric that you are probably more of an expert on than us by now. It won’t just keep your car safe from the sun and rain though.
It also protects from the snow, allowing you to save time you didn’t have to remove snow from your windshield in the morning or wait for the ice to thaw.
Its six legs make it superbly stable, which is further enhanced through the chip, rust, peel, and corrosion-resistant powder-coating. Even during the harshest seasons, you can rely on this carport standing strong and looking as good as new.
If this doesn’t convince you of its stability, we should mention it also comes with sturdy foot pads that can be anchored in place with ease and wherever you please.
Ah, now we have your attention.
The supplied bungee cords keep the cover tight and secure over the frame. Also provided are guy ropes and ground stakes that are easy to both install and remove for when you need to transport it the shelter.
Thanks to Abba Patios high-standard rigorous testing, each part is designed to ensure fantastic and reliable quality in all kinds of conditions and situations.
Despite the fact it doesn’t contain the side walls present in other carports, this doesn’t make it any less robust. In some cases, it can actually hold up better than those with full side coverage. The lack of walls also makes it easy to pack away and store when it’s not in use and allows for easy access when required.
Simple but efficient, it’s a portable garage shelter that could suit any driveway anywhere in the country.
- Easy assembly
- Sturdy construction
- Massively portable
- Footpads help increase stability
- No walls mean increased exposure
- Poor UV resistance
- Weight 103lbs
Rhino Shelters Portable Garage
If you’re looking for proper portable garage shelters that can do everything except perhaps predicting the lottery numbers then Rhino Shelters’ Portable Garage is certainly something to think about. It’s easy to assemble the product and comes with galvanized steel construction as well as steel tubing that prevents rust and corrosion.
It’s complemented with industrial-grade bolts to ensure optimum durability and resistance against both heavy snow and high-speed, Twister-esque wind.
Along with the strong frame, the tarp provides excellent protection from rain while also being highly fire retardant, a feature that is exclusive to portable garage shelters. This is made possible with its 22-millimeter fabric.
It also has an inner black scrim that offers further UV protection to keep your vehicle’s paint job from fading during offensively-bright summer days.
Using cable hook anchors, you can attach and secure it any kind of surface you choose. All the while maintaining complete stability with the structure remaining in place for as long as you need.
The portable garage also has both front and back entrances that are wide and tall enough to comfortably fit most sized vehicles. They allow for easy access and drive-in for a simple and effective parking solution as well as breathable ventilation to keep the car from overheating.
When your car isn’t being used, it can be protected by heavy-duty zippers that can be operated either in or out of the garage and won’t jam or freeze in colder conditions. It might take longer to put together than other portable shelters, but this ensures that you’re assembling a massively reliable product.
This has the potential to last you for years to come and will only need replacing following cruel acts of nature. That said, keep an eye out for trees torn from the ground by those twisters.
- Doors on both sides
- Heavy-duty steel tubing will not rust
- Industrial grade fabric
- Cable hooks anchor on multiple surfaces
- Weight might make it difficult to transport
- Weight 344lbs
Abba Patio Storage Shelter
Proving that bigger isn’t always better, Abba Patio’s Storage Shelter comes at an easy-to-transport 75 pounds. Ideal for small vehicles or yards and driveways with limited space. It still offers the same excellent polyethylene protection found in larger, more expensive products.
However, it does so at a much cheaper price while also being fast and simple to assemble.
The zipper door is detachable to give you the chance to air out your motorcycle or Mini (if you’re one of the many Anglophiles across the country), as well as provide ventilation on hot summer days. Foot pads are also supplied to give you peace of mind in terms of stability and help you secure anchor points with ease.
Meanwhile, its size makes it a breeze to set up or take apart for easy and efficient transportation.
It’s true that this isn’t most mammoth of portable garage shelters on our list. However, adding a slice of variety to life is always refreshing. We could not resist the model for many reasons.
The stitching that’s incredibly strong, the pipes are resistant to multiple types of weather, and it doesn’t take up too much room on the driveway. All of this is a massive bonus for those that need space but not THAT much space. If you need a small-scale shelter, then look no further.
- Removable sides for open-air events
- Ideal for smaller vehicles and garden accessories
- Fully collapsible for easy transport
- Lots of holes cause leakage issues
- Not big enough for larger vehicles
- Weight 75lbs
VINGLI Bonnlo EZ Pop-Up Canopy Tent
Pop goes the Canopy Tent! Just not in the way of the weasel and instead right onto your drive in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it action. It’ll surely make you wonder if there’s any other portable garage worth buying. With this tent, you get all the features of other shelters on this list like UV protection and water resistance. However, it’s so much more.
It includes is a handy carry case for simple transportation across the country or just down to the park for a cookout for the whole family.
Another great inclusion is its adjustable legs that can be set at 3 different heights to accommodate your vehicle from tiny kids go-kart to monster truck. Maybe not that far, but it offers enough versatility to suit most vehicles a family might own.
These portable garage shelters come with four removable walls that make for simple parking or merely showing off your new paint job to the neighbors, whichever you need.
Both sturdy and inexpensive, the cover comes with supreme double stitching that ensures long life without breaking the bank as other products might do. With high winds, you’ll also feel safe and secure and can bask in the breeze without you or the shelter losing its footing.
Perfect for all kinds of occasions, it takes less than 20 minutes to set up but has the quality to last as long as 20 years.
- Carrying bag included
- 4 removable side walls
- Patented crossbar construction for stability
- 3 different height possibilities
- Not as water-resistant as other products
- Folding arms are not too durable
American Phoenix Portable Canopy Tent
- Multi-purpose canopy tent
- No tools required for assembly
- Rust and corrosion resistant
- No carry case
- No stakes to hold in place
- Weight 75lbs
Quictent Heavy Duty Carport Canopy
Quick (or should that be Quic?) by name and Quic(k) by nature, Quictent’s Heavy Duty Carport is a 10×20-foot portable garage shelter that offers a super simplistic set up to go. With its super simplistic, but no less effective, design it is a breeze to assemble.
It has easy to follow instructions that allow you to get the whole thing completed all by yourself and without tools in less than one hour.
The shelter’s fabric will immediately convince you of its quality and make it feel like a purchase that will more than pay for itself. Funny enough, it isn’t even that expensive! Just recently, the cover has been improved with an Anti-UV design that increases protection for your vehicle against the sun.
Furthermore, the poles have been upgraded to provide excellent stability and assurance in remaining strong and upright, even if the wind and rain come racing in.
To provide you with peace of mind, Quictent provides a lifetime warranty on the pegs, poles, and cords. They even offer excellent customer service for larger parts of the shelter. You can also feel confident that every part will arrive as intended, with wooden-bracket packaging to guarantee zero damage occurs during transportation.
A great size for owners of both large and small cars alike, Quictent have certainly developed something worth taking cover under.
- Lightweight design
- Extra thick material for UV protection
- Heavy duty frame
- Lifetime warranty for pegs, poles, and cords
- Tarp prone to drying and tearing in hot conditions
- Unreliable twist-locks in some parts
- Weight 79lbs
Abba Patio Heavy Duty Car Canopy
Abba Patio ends our list of portable garage shelters. As you’d expect from Abba products, it ensures protection from the elements with ease. This while also providing an exquisite product that looks sleek and stylish as well as being incredibly effective.
Unlike other Abba Patio products, this comes with windows which allow you to keep an eye on your vehicle as well as allowing it to double as a canopy for special events should you require it. Its two zipper doors offer ventilation and easy access points for parking.
Its sidewalls provide a buffer between your vehicle and any scattering debris such as tree branches, dirt, or leaves. This can, of course, takes away the “Great American Pastime” of car washing. However, on the plus side, it frees up your weekends to relax safe in the knowledge your car is secure.
This is further accentuated by its metal corner joints and base plates that provide stability from unpredictable weather patterns throughout the year,
It’s a majorly convenient and quite honestly awesome construction that will guarantee vehicle protection for years to come. Many might be looking for portable garage shelters that are so much more than just that.
Abba offers this well and provides a tremendous place to store your car as well as somewhere to entertain when the weather doesn’t threaten the paintwork.
- 2 easy-open zippered doors for cross ventilation
- Can be placed on a variety of surfaces
- Foot pads included for increased stability
- Easy assembly
- Long sides can only be rolled and not detached
- No locking pins to hold structure steady
- Weight 125.7lbs
What are the main benefits of a portable garage shelter?
There are huge benefits that come with owning a portable shelter, and it’s not merely to keep your prized possession safe from the elements. You may not believe this is so, but it’s the truth. We cannot prove this by simply just saying “believe me” and moving on.
Think about it, could you actually just believe a person with little to no evidence because they said to believe them? Since we aren’t a President of a nation or something, we wanted to offer examples.
So what are great these benefits that portable garage shelters offer?
They’re Easy To Install:
Instead of waiting around for builders to come and go while they build a brand new garage, portable garage shelters can be put together in mere hours. This is compared to a massive physical garage attached to your home. Those can take months to properly put together, and they still could get cluttered like a normal garage.
Not only this but if you ever need to take them somewhere else, they’re super easy to set-up and take down. Imagine you’re moving onto pastures new or going on a short trip where you just know you’ll experience the worst storms since time began. You want a portable shelter around to help avoid issues you might face in the elements.
A quick set-up helps to get you out of them faster. However, if you need to get out of a certain area, you won’t be having to wait around too long. As the easy to take down shelter will allow you to be out of there faster than The Flash.
Instead of splashing out precious retirement fund money on builders to make some immaculate and vast garage attachment to your home, portable garage shelters are excellent value for money. Many of them are often considered “buy-it-for-life” products, meaning you’ll never need another.
Unless you simply expand the things you might need it for.
The ones you’ll see below will certainly fit in the buy-it-for-life genre, as they’re great for the price and they’re beloved in their reviews. The reason portable garage shelters became popular so quickly was due to the sheer love they had behind them.
Many assumed they would not make sense, but those people shut their mouths fast when they began using one. There’s a reason for this.
Unlike castles built on sand, these babies are built to hold steady on all kinds of surfaces. You can set them up on concrete, grass, mud, pretty much everything except air itself. For further stability, many portable garage shelters come with foot pads to ensure that it stays right where you left it.
This also means that they’re hugely versatile. You don’t just have to use them for sheltering your car. They can also be used as gazebos during cookouts and family picnics, as well as shelters at craft fairs when you want to show off your creativity.
Really, they have so many functions that your wife will likely be cool with the buy. Ultimately, this is all a dude needs to buy something. Do it before she changes her mind, Carl!!
They Don’t Require A Permit:
We all hate the red-tape issues and bureaucratic problems associated that come with planning to install a new building on your own property. However, portable garage shelters are without foundations and can be moved at will. That means they are not a building or technically cited as a structure.
They may double as a version of them, but due to being able to take them down and transport them…they do not qualify as such under any true building code that we can find.
This means you don’t need to waste time and money waiting for approval. Especially, if you’re in a neighborhood that has various rules attached to it, like cutting your grass once a week so Bob’s property value stays nice. You just pop one of these up where you want and reap the benefits of their use.
They Offer Excellent Protection:
Portable garage shelters are designed with your vehicle’s condition in mind. Yet the design also makes them perfect for several other items. If something has to be perfect for a vehicle, you can bet all the money in your Piggybank that they’ll work for other things you have.
Not just things with wheels either. Other stuff like tools, chairs, work-out equipment, and more can be put safely in here.
To ensure this, the tarps used for cover are crafted with water and UV resistant materials. This virtually guarantees that harmful rain and rays alike do not damage the vehicle or items whatever the season. There’s such a variety of harsh weather conditions all across the country.
The desert climates of Arizona to the chilling winds of Wisconsin both can be extreme. It’s pretty clear you’ll need some shelter from both, as will your things. Portable garage shelters offer this.
How easy are portable garage shelters to set up? Is it worth paying someone to do it?
As we mentioned, portable garage shelters are incredibly simple to set up. The majority of them come with interconnecting poles that can be easily fixed together. Some of them don’t even require tools!
Typically, this can be done within a couple of hours at most. Once you’ve gotten your head around the instructions and cleared the area, just arranged all the poles and joints together. You may need to tighten areas or latch them, depending on the model. Something that stands out in many portable garage shelter reviews is how easy of a job this is.
However, some people may have needed to get assistance from family members of neighbors. This was likely after their pride got the better of them. Of course, some companies will even offer to have your brand new portable garage shelter delivered and setup.
Many do not offer it as free service, so there’s no point in hiring someone else to do it. You’d just be throwing money down the drain. Plus, it’s too simple to not do it yourself.
What are the main trade-offs of a portable garage shelter?
As useful as portable garage shelters can be, they do come with some trade-offs. These shouldn’t be enough to entirely put you off getting your hands on a carport in preparation for the next cycle of extreme weather. However, we believe in being honest about any product we review.
That means we will write of its pros and cons, as you’ll see below.
It’s still important to understand that even though portable garage shelters are a very, very useful product, they are not without some disadvantages. We’ll explain below.
Less Space On The Driveway:
A portable garage shelter will, of course, take up more room than you’re used to on the driveway or even on the lawn. This can make it a challenge for you to get to and from your front door. It could perhaps hinder moving in new furniture, the weekly groceries, or oversized presents for the kids after they succeeded in their exams.
This reduced space also means that you could damage the poles if you’re still getting used to the available area when parking the car underneath the shelter. Due to this, it’s advised that you keep the item in mind heavily in the immediate aftermath of assembling the shelter.
You could quickly forget and end up damaging something that you were so excited about just a couple of hours ago.
Not All Vehicles Will Fit:
This is especially true for larger families. If you’re planning on solving all of your vehicle problems with one portable garage, then you might end up disappointed. Typically, you’ll purchase a portable one car garage shelter. This may not be large enough to sufficiently cover the family sedan and trusty school-run van.
However, it might be enough to keep your car and your hog safe and sound. They can often fit relatively large 4-wheel trucks so vans may fit. This does not mean they can fit more than one vehicle. Some can, but they will be larger and far higher in price.
If the limited space concerns you, then be sure to keep an eye out for larger carports designed to contain everything a family needs protecting, from your car to the kids’ bikes. Alternatively, why not get a start on clearing out the garage, and ask yourself if you really, truly need those skis from before the millennium anymore.
Some Won’t Offer Complete Protection:
As sturdy and well-designed as many garage shelters are, they cannot guarantee complete protection. Some products do come with four walls to ensure that they offer as much protection as possible. However, some will not, meaning that your vehicle can still encounter interference from rain, snow or sleet.
For those of you who live in sunny-all-year climates, then these are the kind of shelters to consider as they will allow ventilation from both sides. However, if you find yourself cranking the heat up as soon as we stride into September, then a four-walled shelter is the product for you.
Naturally, these trade-offs aren’t supposed to warn you away from portable garage shelters. Rather, we’re ensuring that you know everything there is to know before making your decision. It is something we believe is only fair. With that in mind, it’s time to come with us and see if we can’t help you find some shelter from the storm.
Portable garage shelters are so much more than simply a product to keep your vehicles safe from all kinds of harsh weather. They can serve as extra storage spaces, as tents for entertainment, and somewhere to stay in the shade during those suffocating summer months.
This means they are not just a one-season function but instead have the potential to come in handy all year-round.
If you’re living somewhere the weather turns without the slightest warning, then a portable garage shelter is definitely something to think about with the winter months coming up. We hope that we’ve given you a sufficient idea of what to expect and accept when it comes to garage shelters of all shapes, sizes, and specialties.
For both your car’s sake and your own, it’s wise to invest now, before being bitten by the frost, burnt by the sun, or washed away by the rain. Seek out some sanctuary men, you won’t regret it.