The Best Portable Garages

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The Best Portable Garages

Owning a portable garage comes with so many benefits. Imagine you have a vehicle but have no garage to keep it in. There is no need to stress yourself about building a garage from scratch - especially when you can save a lot of money by setting up a car shelter beside your home or building.

You can use your portable garage as a temporary shelter for your car to give you all the time you need to build a permanent one. If you have more vehicles than your permanent garage can accommodate, a portable garage or two will easily take care of the rest. Of course, having a permanent garage offers a lot more in terms of space, security and sturdiness. Still, we cannot overlook the many positives of having a portable garage as well. 

But before we delve into our picks for the best portable garages, let us first find out what a portable garage is. A portable garage is a structure that provides a ceiling (and in some cases, wall) for your vehicle and some garage supplies. It comes in the form of storage space and shelter from the natural elements.

The Best Portable Garages

Here are our picks for the best portable garages:

1. ShelterLogic All-Steel Metal Frame Roof Instant Garage

The ShelterLogic All-Steel Metal Frame Roof Instant Garage comes in a very durable frame made from an all-steel metal construction that offers all the sturdiness you want in a portable garage. Standing at a length of 10 x 15 x 8 feet, this frame is spacious enough to provide cover for both your car and other garage items at the same time. 

It can be used for an indefinite period, as its frame is made to last the test of time. It is bonded with a premium powder-coated finish that makes it resistant to elements like corrosion, rust, peeling, and chipping. It also has a sandstone cover that is durable and designed from an advanced triple-layer ripstop, both UV-treated, resistant to fading, and waterproof. 

If you are concerned about stability, the construction of this portable garage comes with patented shelter lock stabilizers, ensuring that you have a durable and stable shelter for as long as you need it. The structure also features a ratchet-tie covering system that ensures the covering is both drum-tight and neat looking at all times.

The garage is easy to construct and comes with an easy slide cross rail system, which squares up and locks down the garage frame to provide a continuous frame-to-fabric fit. 

Key features

  • 10 x 15 x 8 assembly dimensions
  • Advanced triple-layer ripstop sandstone cover
  • An easy-slide cross rail system feature
  • Resistant to water, peeling, rust, and other elements

Pros

  • Easy to set up, with 6 hours setup time
  • Offers a durable and sturdy structure
  • Offers a spacious interior
  • One-year limited warranty

Cons

  • Some buyers consider it a bit pricey
  • Very difficult to assemble alone

2.Advance Outdoor 10 x 20 ft Heavy Duty Garage

For another heavy-duty portable carport, we have the Advance Outdoor Heavy Duty Garage, which comes with an adjustable height that can stretch as high as 8 feet, from 6.5 feet. There are four different options for the side height - 6.5 feet, 7 feet, 7.5 feet, and 8 feet. Accordingly, you can also have different peak heights ranging from 9.5 feet to as high as 11 feet, which means there is more than enough room for your car and other garage items. 

You can choose your preferred height for whatever you need. This carport also comes with a triple-layer, heat-sealed, 180g polyethylene fabric, ensuring that you get a waterproof covering for your car, UV protection and serves as a guard against all four seasonal elements like snow, hail, dust, rain, wind, and sun.

The heavy-duty size is held in place by a heavy-duty metal frame consisting of galvanized steel poles measuring 1.5 inches in diameter. The poles are supported by eight solid legs, connectors measuring 1.65 inches in diameter, sixteen steel pegs, and eight auger anchors. All these offer a safe, durable, and very sturdy construction.

It also comes with removable doors with zippers and sidewalls; that means you can roll up or down the doors when needed and also remove the side walls.

Key features

  • Solid steel construction
  • Removable sidewalls and foldable door 
  • Water and element-proof covering
  • Heavy-duty and adjustable size

Pros

  • Offers a durable and sturdy structure
  • Offers a spacious interior
  • Multi-purpose in use
  • Easy to set up, no tools required

Cons

  • Cover not as thick as other brands
  • May not hold up well in heavy snow

3.GOJOOASIS Carport

Next, we have the GOJOOASIS Carport. Just like the other two already reviewed, this carport is heavy-duty in size and comes with the measurements of 10 x 20 inches with 8-inch walls. It also comes with 160g water-resistant PE covers capable of blocking out about 90% of the sun’s UV rays. There are also Velcro and bungee cord straps that will secure the cover tightly to the metal frame. There are also poles, joints, and a heavy-duty, powder-coated steel framework that is secure, stable, and resistant to rust and corrosion. 

The carport also comes with footpads installed to the canopy legs, which offer added stability with easy access to secure anchor points. The heavy-duty bungee cords are also provided to ensure that the tarp cover is attached tightly to the construction frame. It also comes with six side wall pieces with removable windows, which will easily turn this portable garage into an open sunshade during summer.

In addition, it has multiple purposes, which means that you can use it for small family reunions, wedding receptions, parties, and other outdoor events. There is also a spacious door entrance with zipper locks to open and close the carport. 

Key features

  • 160g water-resistant PE covering
  • Installed footpads for added stability
  • Removable sidewalls and windows
  • Heavy-duty, high-quality steel construction

Pros

  • Has multipurpose uses
  • Offers a durable and sturdy structure
  • Offers a spacious interior

Cons

  • May not hold up well under strong winds

4.ShelterLogic 11’ x 20’ x 9’6" Garage-in-a-Box

If you are looking for a portable garage that is big enough and will last you throughout every season, then you may be looking for the ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box. This steel metal, peak-style roof portable outdoor garage is ideal for large sedans and small crossover trucks. It's extra-tall patented alpine design comes with a garage door opener that opens up to 6.9 inches high. The spacious interior makes it very easy to accommodate your small truck or car with other garage items. 

The design comes in a unique alpine shape, ensuring that rain and snow fall by the sides without gathering at the roof. It has a waterproof cover, which is durable and made from an advanced triple-layer ripstop, just like the other ones we have already reviewed on this list. The cover is waterproof and capable of holding off the sun’s UV rays while resisting fading. There are also patented sherlock stabilizers that ensure that the construction has a sturdy frame and provides a more secure shelter source.

The structure is bonded with a premium powder-coated finish to prevent corrosion, peeling, rust, and chipping. Plus, you can also rely on reinforced rafters to add strength and stability to the unit.  

Key features

  • Reinforced rafters for added stability
  • 136 square feet storage space
  • Unique alpine design
  • Waterproof coverage
  • Extra-tall design

Pros

  • Does not require more than one person to set up
  • Very spacious
  • Ideal for small-sized trucks and sedans
  • Has multipurpose uses

Cons

  • May take longer than expected to erect
  • Considered a bit too pricey by some buyers

5.Quictent 10’X20’ Heavy Duty Carport

Next on our list is the Quictent Heavy Duty Carport. This heavy-duty portable garage also offers enough space to be used for other purposes like small gatherings and receptions. Each package comes with all the needed assembly accessories to install, including foot pads for added stability, heavy-duty bungee cords, and so on. Some reinforced accessories come with pegs, base plates, elastic ropes, and connector joints - and all these work together to help ensure better stability. This also makes it much easier to connect with the poles and cover. 

Speaking of the cover, the Quictent 10’X20’ Heavy Duty Carport comes with a waterproof cover made from extra-thick polyethylene fabric, which is a reinforced PE material. It is tear-proof, waterproof, durable, and resistant to the sun’s harmful UV rays. This cover comes from industrial-grade material, so you can be sure that it will last for a very long time.

The construction also features a heavy-duty steel frame that is resistant to rust and peeling and is supported by a metal corner joint to make the carport more durable, secure, and sturdy. Plus, you can also count on a lifetime warranty replacement for parts like the connectors, elastic ropes, and pegs. There is also a one-year warranty available for the poles and covers.

Key features

  • Heavy-duty white powder-coated tube
  • Tear-proof reinforced, extra-thick polyethylene fabric
  • All assembly accessories included
  • Reinforced accessories

Pros

  • One-year warranty and a lifetime warranty
  • Can be used for other outdoor purposes
  • Very easy to set up
  • Very spacious

Cons

  • May not hold up during the winter
  • May require extra heavy-duty tent spikes

6.Abba Extra Large Heavy Duty Carport

The Abba Extra Large Heavy Duty Carport is the sixth-best portable garage on the list. Like the other options already mentioned on this list, you can use this heavy-duty carport for other purposes. For example, you can host a wedding reception under it, store your garden tools or automobile. Although it comes in two different sizes, the larger size measures 12 x 20 feet, with enough room for as many storage options as you can think of. 

This carport comes with a heavy-duty, sturdy metal frame designed to weigh more than other brands. It offers more excellent safety and reliable sturdiness, especially during very windy times, as it comes with metal corner joints to provide more support. The construction also features eight sturdy legs, with each of them measuring 1.5 inches wide. This also provides a lot more stability than other brands with a smaller number of poles. There are also removable sidewalls and doors with heavy-duty, durable polyethylene to provide the needed protection for the sun’s damaging UV rays and other natural elements. Its heavy-duty bungee cords also help secure the frame and the covering.

Key features

  • All assembly accessories included
  • Removable sidewalls and doors
  • Durable, extra-thick UV-treated canopy
  • Sturdy, heavy-weight frame

Pros

  • Multipurpose in usage
  • Very spacious 
  • Very easy to set up

Cons

  • Setup instructions are not clear enough

7.Bestmart INC 10x10ft Heavy Duty Portable Garage

Last but not the least on our list is the Bestmart INC Heavy Duty Portable Garage. It comes with a reliable and sturdy frame construction made from high-grade steel. Measuring 10 x 10 x 8 inches, it may not be the largest on our list, but it comes with a covering made of polyethylene with PU coating construction to prevent fading. Plus, the material is also water-resistant. 

The solid steel frame has been duly refurbished with a premium powder coat finish to ensure that the structure does not suffer any corrosion, rust, peeling, or even chipping. Its spacious interior also makes it ideal for automobiles, trailers, small tracks, wood, and other kinds of bulk storage. Its design makes it very easy to install. However, it is not suitable to use under strong weather conditions like heavy snow and sandstorms.

Key features

  • Measure 10 x 10 x 8 inches
  • Comes with a waterproof polyethylene cover
  • Solid and sturdy steel frame
  • Premium powder coat finish to protect it from the elements

Pros

  • Ideal for automobiles and other storage
  • Very easy to install
  • Spacious, sturdy, and durable

Cons

  • Not ideal under very extreme weather conditions

Best Portable Garage Summary

If you are looking for a semi-permanent structure for your vehicle, garden equipment, or other storage, you can easily purchase and set up a portable garage in a matter of hours. Although they are not designed to replace our good old traditional garages, they are ideal for temporary alternatives.


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