ShelterLogic Garage in A Box Review 2020

Last Updated on July 31, 2020

portable garage in a boxWhen it comes to the portable garage, Shelter Logic is the name that strikes the mind first.

They have a high quality of car sheds and portable garages that are ideal to protect your million dollars vehicle from harsh weather elements.

Garage-in-a-box is a sub-sector of ShelterLogic which basically provides an automobile storage solution for small size trucks and SUVs. You will find different sizes and shapes of portable garages under the name of Garage-in-a-box.

Shelterlogic Garage in a box is one of the most demanded portable garages. That’s why we have deiced to review this garage so that you may have complete information on a single page.

Check out this quick look review if you are in a hurry otherwise scroll down to read in detail about ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-box.

Here we go!


  • Size: 13 x 20 x 12 ft
  • Style: peak
  • Color: grey
  • Frame color: grey
  • Door type: 1 double zipper door with 1 rear end panel
  • Rib Tubing Diameter: 1.65 inches
  • Top cover fabric: polyethylene cover
  • Total storage area: 257.77sq. ft


  • Powder-coated all-steel frame
  • UV treated polyethylene cover
  • Patented shelter lock gives amazing stability
  • Ratchet Tite cover tensioning system gives flawless drum tight cover
  • Easy slide cross rail system provides a continuous cover tightening
  • 8ft wide door clearance for trucks and SUV
  • Protects your valuables from rain, snow, and dust
  • The white interior makes things bright
  • Ideal for SUVs and mini trucks
  • Zippers are weak


Shelterlogic Garage in a box ReviewOne question that popped up in my mind is why it is called a garage-a-box?

The answer is quite simple, if you don’t have enough space to build your own garage or if you don’t have enough resources for building a garage. Then you have an option to keep a big box over there and assume it as a garage. In this garage, you can park your bike, car or other equipment.

In my opinion, ShelterLogic uses this logic and named its portable garages as Garage-in-a-box.

Well, that’s how I used my gumption to answer your question.

Apart from this, the garage-in-a-box has amazing features that’s why it is one of the highly demanded portable garages on the internet. Let’s talk about them one by one:


The entire frame is made up of steel which is of high-grade. The total dimension of the steel frame is 13 x 20 x12 ft.  Since this steel frame is the base of a portable garage, so it must be rugged and robust, for this purpose it has DuPont Powder coating all over the steel frame construction.

This powder coating will protect the steel frame from rust, corrosion, chipping and peeling. So if the frame is durable and robust, the portable garage will automatically last longer.

Let me add more in the durability of garage-in-a-box portable car shelter, it features patented Shelter Lock stabilizers that ensure maximum stability.

So no matter how hard the wind blows, it will stand firmly at its place.


After the frame, the most important feature of any portable garage is Fabric. Let me tell you, a frame is covered by a top cover, which is the actual player.

This top –cover is meant to protect your valuables from harsh elements, so technically, it should be made up of high quality of fabric.

Here ShelterLogic wins the hearts of its customers. The fabric of the top cover is triple layer Ripstop polyethylene which is 100 % waterproof. Besides this, it is UV treated inside and outside, which means it does not let any UV radiations to enter inside the garage.

Apart from this, there are certain fade blockers, anti-fungal and anti-aging agents have been applied on the top cover so that the ripstop polyethylene cover remains protected from cruel elements of weather.


The fabric and the steel frame are not enough in the appreciation of this Garage-in-a-box. There is a lot more to mention.

It has peak style design which makes it look like a barn but actually, it is a garage. The outer color of the fabric is grey whereas its white from the inside.

Just because of this white color, one garage light would be more than enough for it as its interior is already bright.

Not only this, but the frame has also patented Alpine design with bolt-together hardware, which you will find at every frame connection.

Because of this, it becomes easier to assemble this portable garage./ also, it becomes more durable and more sturdier.


It features an astounding tensioning system that is the Ratchet Tite tensioning system. With the help of this system, you can keep the cover over frame firmly and tightly.

Besides this, it has web straps and quality ratchets that ensures drum tight cover so that no air can enter into the garage and pollute the interior.


It has one double zipper door panel which gives easy access to the garage. Let me tell you that the door height is 8 ft approximately which means any mini trucks or SUVs can easily go inside it.

Furthermore, it has an easy slide cross rail system that locks the cover and keeps it tight continuously.

When it comes to assembling a garage-in-a-box portable car shed, it’s so simple and easy to assemble. You will get all the required hardware along with it.

Plus, it’s light in weight means; you can install it easily without any other help.


When you open your parcel, you will find high-grade steel frame, along with a waterproof cover, auger anchors, steel footplates and step by step instruction guide.

After installing it, you will provide your car the love and care it deserves. It will be protected against scorching sunbeams. Not only this, but the cover is also 100% waterproof so your SUV will remain intact in rain and snow.

Because of the durability of the frame, it can easily provide shelter for your car during dust storms.

Not only this, but it also reduces your electricity cost as well, as it has a white interior where you need almost no light in the day time and at least one garage light during night time.

This way you don’t have to install different garage lights in it.

Garage-in-a-box 13 x 20x 12 ft garage is quiet spacious you can keep other equipment too. It’s great for SUV and mini trucks.


Well, it has a double zipper door panel but unfortunately, zippers are of low quality and are prone to break upon several uses.

That’s not at all a big issue.

You can buy a heavy-duty zipper and replace the old and weak one with the new and strong zippers. This way your portable car garage will become new again.

Interestingly, ShelterLogic has identified this problem and their R &D team is working on it. Maybe you will see high-quality zippers in their new launch.


As mentioned earlier, it is one of the most demanding portable car garages, just because of its quality and durability.

People find it one of the best storage solutions. Some people have been using these shelters without any complaints for years.

Hats off to the quality of Shelter Logic you can expect the same quality for Garage-in-a-box car shelters. Overall, I have found satisfied and happy customers with very fewer numbers of unhappy customers.


Garage-in-a-box is so convenient and easy to assemble a garage which gives amazing performance. Its peak style design makes it quite different from its competitors.

Shelter Logic Garage-in-a-box is indeed the best automobile storage solution. You need to follow proper instructions while installing this portable garage, only then you enjoy and take maximum benefits from it.  Otherwise, it would be trouble for you to assemble and store your belongings in it.

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