Best Patio Umbrellas

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 14, 2017
Spending quality time outdoors is essential for our health and well-being. With patio umbrellas, neither drizzling summer rain nor blazing sun rays will be able to disrupt your delightful pastime in the open air. This accessory will be an excellent shading solution not only at home but also in various recreational areas, outdoor cafes, and open-air restaurants. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

Owing to the vertical tilt mechanism and adjustable pole height, you will be able to stay in the shade for hours on end by only adjusting the canopy's position with respect to the sun.

CONS

You will need to add sufficient weights to make sure your patio umbrella won't be gone with the wind.

OUR VERDICT

Excellent cantilevered umbrella for home use, restaurants, or countryside resorts. Due to the fact that the unit's base is located on the side, the pole won't be obstructing the view and getting in the way. As a more versatile alternative to traditional umbrellas, this unit will be more suitable for a bigger variety of settings. 

detailed parameters
Mounting Options

The base is included in the set; 

Additional weights should be added to improve stability.

The unit requires 120 lbs (4*30) paving stones or concrete weights.

Size

Height: 8.8 feet

Diameter: 11 feet

Pole Material

Aluminum, rust-free powder coated

Fabric

Sun-proof & Fade-resistant Olefin

Number Of Ribs

8 aluminum ribs

Features

4-position vertical tilt function,
Rotating mechanism,
Crank lifting system

Warranty

30 days

PROS

Due to the presence of LED lights carefully embedded into the ribs of the unit, it will be possible to enjoy the romantic ambient atmosphere of the evening without other light sources. 


CONS

Hard to replace the LED lights in case of their damage or breakdown.

OUR VERDICT

The presence of such an amazing patio umbrella with lights will allow you not only to protect yourself from the scorching sun or light summer rain, but also to create a cozy, warm, ambient, and romantic atmosphere in any setting.

detailed parameters
Mounting Options

Insert it into the designated hole in the patio table; 

Set it on the balcony, patio, or porch;

Mount it in the base (which can be purchased separately)

Size

Height: 9 feet

Pole Material

Aluminum

Fabric

180g Polyester

Number Of Ribs

8 steel ribs

Features

Square solar panel,
4 LED lights on each rib,
Crank operation and Tilt option

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Fiberglass ribs make the canopy more lightweight and reduce the load on the tilting mechanism while at the same time offer the strength and sturdiness which is on par with aluminum or steel.

CONS

Bright colors fade away faster under the blazing sun.

OUR VERDICT

This patio table umbrella offers a very decent combination of quality and convenience at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for a patio umbrella for infrequent or occasional use and do not feel like spending a small fortune on this item, then this affordable model is exactly what you need.

detailed parameters
Mounting Options

Insert it into the designated hole in the patio table; 

Set it on the balcony, patio, or porch;

Mount it in the base (which can be purchased separately)

Size

Height: 9 feet

Diameter: 9 feet

Pole Material

Aluminum, rust-free bronze powder coated finish

Fabric

Polyester

Number Of Ribs

6 fiberglass ribs

Features

3-position dura-tilt,
Crank lift for easy opening and closing

Warranty

1 year

PROS

A reliable tilting mechanism ensures stable and unfaltering performance over a long period of use.

CONS

Rectangular patio umbrellas are more affected by the winds.

OUR VERDICT

A wonderful, strong and reliable model of a rectangular umbrella is well suited for installation over the patio table and will be capable of providing a rescuing shade for everyone seated around it. Straightforward installation, ease of use, excellent performance of a tilting mechanism and a crank lifting system ensure a long service life.

detailed parameters
Mounting Options

Insert it into the designated hole in the patio table; 

Set it on the balcony, patio, or porch;

Mount it in the base (which can be purchased separately)

Size

Height: 8.3 feet

Area: 6.6x9.8 square feet

Pole Material

Aluminum, rust-free powder coated

Fabric

Polyester

Number Of Ribs

6 steel ribs

Features

Easy crank open function with push button tilt

Warranty

30 days

PROS

Due to its cut canopy, it will be easy to install this patio half umbrella against a wall or building's facade on a small balcony, patio, porch or your doorstep.

CONS

The absence of a tilting mechanism; only straight positioning.

OUR VERDICT

This umbrella is best suited for small, tight or narrow places, balconies, and terraces. Set the canopy over the doorway or windows to create a refreshing shade and delightful ambiance. Its half-shaped construction caught the fancy of all the owners of trailers and recreational vehicles. It is convenient to take it along for the journey, as it takes up minimum space. 

detailed parameters
Mounting Options

Insert it into the designated hole in the patio table; 

Set it on the balcony, patio, or porch;

Mount it in the base (which can be purchased separately)

Size

Height: 9 feet

Area: 9x4.5 square feet

Pole Material

Aluminum

Fabric

180g Polyester

Number Of Ribs

5 steel ribs

Features

Crank operation

Warranty

1 year

What is a Patio Umbrella

Spending quality time outdoors is essential for our health and well-being. Fresh clean air, so rich in oxygen, brings clarity to your brain, sharpens your mind, improves your concentration and sleep as well as boosts your energy levels. In addition, scientists have established that the more oxygen you inhale the higher is the amount of serotonin produced by your body - a chemical that acts as a neurotransmitter and plays a crucial role in maintaining the mood balance. Elevated levels of serotonin promote a sense of balance, happiness, and overall well-being.

Since most of us have to work indoors, the best thing we can do is to spend every possible occasion outdoors in the fresh air. With patio umbrellas, neither drizzling summer rain nor blazing sun rays will be able to disrupt your delightful pastime in the open air. This accessory is an excellent solution not only for home use on a spacious patio, in the backyard, or by the pool, but also for use in the outdoor part of the coffeehouses, sidewalk cafes, and open-air restaurants. A nice umbrella for a patio can provide your guests or visitors with a comfortable cooling shade when sitting at the tables and enjoying a refreshing beverage or a delicious meal.

For your comfort and convenience, we have selected 5 best models of patio umbrellas that can be put to good use either at home or in various recreational areas. With the help of these amazing umbrellas, you will be able to create a cozy and ambient atmosphere with minimum effort and expense. Decorate your backyard with one of these fabulous umbrellas, add a couple of lounge chairs or a dining table for your guests, and at the same time take care of your little ones’ pastime by purchasing one of the best inflatable pools from our review. 

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Types & Placement

When choosing a patio umbrella, the first thing you need to consider is where you want to place the umbrella. In view of its placement, you will be able to decide on other important factors and umbrella parameters. 

The patio umbrellas can be generally divided into two main categories: traditional center pole (also called market) umbrellas, and cantilever (also known as offset) umbrellas. As for the former category, it is clear that these umbrellas feature a straight pole at their center and therefore can be mounted in a dining table or used as a standalone shade solution in-between the sunbeds or chaise longues. The latter category offers a perfect alternative to traditional units and includes umbrellas with a curved supportive pole located to the side of the canopy and sturdy anchoring base. Owing to their structurally sound and reliable design, they provide a comfortable shading of large and difficult-to-reach areas without obstructing the space with an obtrusive center pole in the middle. The heft of the offset models, inherent to their construction, makes them suitable for the windy or stormy weather.

If you selected a traditional market model, make up your mind on the type of the patio umbrella that will be most suitable for the location: a free-standing patio umbrella with an anchoring base or a table umbrella to insert in a patio table. 

For a large and spacious area, you would probably need to go with a full-sized unit. However, if the place is really tight, then a thin rectangular umbrella or a half-canopy model will definitely be a good solution (as they can be conveniently located against a wall, window, or doorstep). 

The canopy itself can be rectangular, hexagonal or round. When buying an umbrella, decide on the shape of canopy you prefer, as we believe it is purely a matter of aesthetic choice. 

Size

Having made up your mind on the desired type of the patio umbrella and its placement you will be able to determine the appropriate size, i.e. the optimal height and canopy diameter.

We recommend taking precise measurements of the area that requires shading. So having armed yourself with an ordinary tape measure, you will be able to determine precisely the length and width of the territory. However, in addition to the size of the area to be shaded, also take into account the number of seats, chairs, or chaise-longues located there. For instance, if you decided to cast a cooling shade over an outdoor table of 6 feet in diameter, then we suggest adding some extra space of around 2 feet on each side, to get the overall dimensions of the area for shading. Hence, for a 6-foot patio table, the optimal canopy diameter is 10 feet; as it will nicely cover not only the entire table but also your guests sitting around it. As for the height, 7 to 9-foot patio umbrellas are generally considered tall enough (and yet not too tall) for effectively protecting your guests from the piercing sun rays. Note, there are models with non-adjustable and adjustable height available on the market. The latter ones will allow you to regulate the height in accordance with your needs and sun movement.  

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Review of Abba Patio Cantilevered

Abba Patio Cantilevered

Abba Patio Cantilevered

Large Shaded Area For Perfect Lounging

Abba Patio presents to your attention a large round cantilever patio umbrella that is designed to perfectly blend into any outdoor environment and nicely complement your garden or backyard. It is a perfect solution for an outdoor veranda or terrace in your country house. It will definitely help you spend your holiday with more comfort, as it will provide a reliable protection from the scorching sun, if it sizzles, and from the rain if it drizzles. This large 11-foot patio umbrella can shade the area of up to 95 square feet. It can accommodate a fairly large crowd of jolly guests sitting restfully on a sofa or other comfy outdoor furniture, hanging out by the pool or spa areas, as well as enjoying the meals around a big dining table with up to 8 chairs. In a word, this offset patio umbrella can offer a versatility of placement. 

The convenient rotating mechanism features various tilts to keep you always in cool but regrettably does not allow rotating the canopy by 360 degrees. 

The canopy is made of olefin fabric, a synthetic material derived from the polyolefin, which boasts exceptional strength and durability. In the process of its manufacturing, special stabilizers are added to the composition of the fabric to minimize the effects of sunlight damage. But olefin fabric is highly resistant not only to fading, but also to abrasion, stains, and deformation under the heavy rain.

All these factors make this umbrella an adequate shield for outdoor recreation and can guarantee its long and reliable service life under various weather conditions. Note, that the included storage case will safely and reliably protect your patio umbrella from mold, dust, and mildew when it is not in use.

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It Won’t Fly With The Wind

The strength and stability of this umbrella are ensured by a sturdy aluminum powder coated pole that can effectively resist rust and corrosion. Hence, this patio umbrella is not afraid of rain and moisture. A thick oval tube will keep the canopy steady even in windy and inclement weather conditions. The sturdy anchoring cross base provides the umbrella with unfaltering stability. A large 11-foot canopy, supported by 8 aluminum ribs, can be easily opened and closed with the help of the convenient crank lifting system, which allows you to have full control over the canopy. A large number of ribs ensures the right folding of the umbrella without creating any wrinkles on the fabric. The 4-position vertical tilting function of the canopy will enable you to choose a preferred position and maximize the shaded area to accommodate all of your guests. 

Abba Patio Cantilevered in the use

Secure Installation

This cantilever patio umbrella features a solid anchoring cross base, which assumes its placement as a stand-alone unit in your backyard or open-air terrace. Given its curved shape of the supporting pole, original design and considerable weight of the canopy, you need to take care of adding additional loads to the base. It can be concrete weights or paving stones (which can be purchased separately). For optimal stability and to make your umbrella securely fixed, the manufacturer recommends adding 4 plates with a weight of 30 pounds each (and a total weight of around 120 pounds). Provide yourself with quality protection from piercing sun rays and enjoy refreshing relaxation in the cool shade of the large cantilever patio umbrella from Abba Patio.

If you wish to bring some warmth and happiness to your backyard or patio, as well as unwind with family or friends after hard working day looking at the blazing flames, we suggest purchasing one of these amazing fire pits, which can also serve as a stylish decoration to any decor. 

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Review of Trademark Innovations With Lights

Trademark Innovations With Lights

Trademark Innovations With Lights

Everything Illuminated

The presented patio umbrella with lights is manufactured using high-quality materials and boasts an elegant modern design that will be a nice addition to a spacious backyard, garden, or any recreational area in the outdoor cafés, spa or countryside resorts. Placed on the terrace or by the pool it will provide you and your friends with comfortable protection from the scorching sun or the chilling rain and give you the pleasure of spending your time outdoors in any weather. With the help of this adorable patio umbrella, you will be able to create a truly cozy and enchanting atmosphere in your yard thanks to the lovely LED lights embedded in the umbrella ribs. The lights are powered by the integrated solar battery installed on top of the canopy. The battery accumulates enough energy during the day so that with the onset of the evening the illumination under the umbrella’s canopy can produce peaceful ambiance and ample lighting for a period of around 9 to 12 hours. Hence, it will allow you to stay all night illuminated by its soft lights and meet the sunrise with your loved one. Solar batteries will be amply recharged in the daylight even if it rains (since they are not afraid of moisture).

Therefore, this patio umbrella with lights will be ideal for evening gatherings with friends, parties by the pool, barbecues on the terrace or romantic dates, as its discreet amiable presence will naturally create a lively, warm, and engaging atmosphere in any environment.

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Durable But Simple In Use

This model boasts an outstanding combination of convenience and latest technological solutions. This outdoor patio umbrella with lights is made of high-quality materials that will ensure its long service life. The pole is made of a solid aluminum alloy, resistant to oxidation and rusting even in the areas with heavy rain precipitation. The canopy is supported by 8 steel ribs pivotally secured to the central pole that do not allow the canopy to sag and feebly flap in the wind. The canopy can be opened in a breeze thanks to a convenient crank handle. 

As for the canopy material, the manufacturer uses high-quality polyester with a density of 180 g. This fabric is known to have excellent hydrophobic properties, meaning that it excellently repels water and takes much less time to dry than other materials. Therefore, we believe it will ideally suit for use in the places with heavy rainfalls. Polyester is also a durable and strong material; it will firmly resist the abrasion and direct sunlight. Naturally, the bright colors can slightly fade away after prolonged exposure to the sun, but the fabric itself, its texture and density won’t be affected the least. Moreover, the fabric will become as good as new if you decide to restore its color with so simple but efficient solution-dyeing. 

Also, this patio umbrella with lights stands out from the crowd due to its reliable tilting mechanism, which will allow you to adjust the position of your canopy and closely track the movement of the sun for optimal shading comfort. It can be easily accomplished by pressing a small lever and fixing the desired angle of inclination.

This patio umbrella comes without an anchoring base for installation, but you can purchase it separately. This type of patio umbrellas is not intended for use as a standalone shading solution but is usually installed in a designated hole in a patio table. Easy to use and install, it will offer you a pleasant spot for recreation and comfortable pastime outdoors on a hot summer day or evening.

Trademark Innovations With Lights in the use

In Case Of Uninvited Guests

In the evening time, any light source usually attracts the attention of various insects. And given that the distinguishing feature of this patio umbrella is lovely LED lights, it is very likely that flying insects will join your party as well. To protect yourself and your loved ones from annoying parasites, unpleasant bites, and irritating itching, we recommend you to have a look at our review of bug zappers, which will allow you to peacefully enjoy your evening without the uninvited guest. 

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Review of Tropishade PatioTable Umbrella

Tropishade PatioTable Umbrella

Tropishade PatioTable Umbrella

Good Quality At An Affordable Price

All owners of a house with a lawn, pool, terrace or a backyard are sure to need a patio umbrella that can protect them from the sun and the rain and allow spending more time in the fresh air. Even if you personally do not need one, it will definitely be appreciated by your friends or relatives who occasionally pop over for a visit. This umbrella model can be described as the simplest, most convenient and budget-friendly solution to your shading needs. 

Even though aluminum frame can’t boast same richness in appearance as, for instance, a wooden one, but it can definitely bring to the table a plethora of other advantages. Unlike wood patio umbrellas, aluminum ones will never snap or break no matter how fiercely the wind blows and are likely to serve you much longer. Being so durable, aluminum umbrellas are nevertheless very lightweight. Therefore, the aluminum central pole with a rust-free bronze powder-coated finish and a diameter of 1 3/8inches is quite solid, sturdy, and highly resistant to bending and breaking. The canopy is made of one of the most common materials for outdoor shading – polyester, which is not afraid of moisture, precipitation, direct sunlight, UV rays, or artificial chemicals. It will reliably serve you for more than one season. Besides, the canopy is furnished with 6 fiberglass ribs for extra strength and features designated wind vents for improved stability of the whole unit.

This model is available in several color solutions that you can choose from to complement your garden design as neatly as possible.

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Ease Of Use

As we have already mentioned, this patio table umbrella is very lightweight and hence can be easily carried and installed in the most suitable place on your patio or terrace. For quick and appropriate installation, you can choose one of the several options. Insert this patio table umbrella in a designated hole in the outdoor dining table on the terrace. Alternatively, install the unit as a freestanding piece by the pool or between the lounge chairs with the help of a heavy-duty anchoring base which can be purchased on demand. Note, you can always enhance the stability of your umbrella by adding more weights to the base. If you decide to go for a flat iron base, for example, it will definitely make installing your market umbrella a breeze – put the empty base where you would like to install your umbrella and fill it with water or sand as needed. The total weight of the base can amount to only 30 pounds; it should amply suffice to secure your shading unit from flying away, given the lightweight construction of this model.

This patio umbrella is extremely easy to maintain and operate. The crank lift system is simple and straightforward. At the bottom of the central shaft, you will find a rotating lever, which can be used to open and fold the canopy and straighten the ribs of the umbrella. Also, pay attention to the convenient mechanical tilt mechanism, that can help you provide the optimal shading for all of your friends by effortlessly adjusting the canopy position with a push of a button. This reliable dura-tilt mechanism from TropiShade boasts very high quality to sustain frequent adjustments. All parts of this patio table umbrella are made in strict compliance with best quality standards.

Tropishade PatioTable Umbrella in the use

Stay Warm On A Chilly Night

A patio umbrella is an exceptional protection from both the scorching sun and drizzling rain. Only in its cooling shade, you will be able to find a rescue from the killing heat on a boiling hot day. Rain or shine, the patio umbrella will never deny you the pleasure of having a cozy spot for a comfortable rest in the fresh air. But naturally, as the summer gives way to gentle yet so capricious fall, hot days turn into cool evenings and nights filled with scents of burning leaves and memories of the fading summer. Therefore, for all of you who want to enjoy the delightful nights of falling leaves over a cup of hot beverage outdoors on your patio or terrace, we recommend buying one of the best patio heaters from our review, that will keep you and your loved ones enveloped in warmth and comfort on a chilly autumn night.

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Review of Abba Patio Rectangular

Abba Patio Rectangular

Abba Patio Rectangular

Ideal Solution For Both Residential and Commercial Locations

The modern and dynamic company Abba Patio that specializes in the production of outdoor furniture, umbrellas, awnings, garden arbors and all kinds of items for a pleasant pastime in the open air offers to your attention a Rectangular Table Patio Umbrella. This model is built for installation in a designated holes in furniture, table, sofa, or alternatively, can be used as a freestanding unit together with a stand (that is sold separately). Given the size and weight of this rectangular patio umbrella, it can be perfectly secured in a stand or base weighing around 50 pounds. 

The umbrella canopy has a rectangular shape, which makes this particular model more suitable for installation over the patio table. Such form of the canopy will be able to provide everyone sitting around the table with the optimal shading. Dimensions of the umbrella canopy are 6.6 by 9.8 feet, and can nicely shade an area of up to 70 square feet. The tilt mechanism will help you adjust the canopy position with respect to the sun.

The shape, ease of installation, and ease of use make this umbrella ideal for a summer terrace with lounge chairs and a swimming pool. Alternatively, this lovely patio umbrella will be able to promote a cozy ambient atmosphere in a small outdoor cafe.

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Cozy Shield In Any Weather

No matter whether the sun came out or it started to rain, the changeable and whimsical weather won’t take you by surprise as it will no longer be able to ruin your plans and your outdoor party. A large canopy of this patio umbrella will effectively shield you and your friends in any weather. 

100% solution-dyed polyester is used as the canopy material. The widespread popularity of this fabric is justified by the fact that it is resistant to abrasion, UV rays, direct sunlight, and effectively keeps the fabric color from fading. It won’t be affected by mold or mildew and therefore can be safely stored off-season in the designated sheath. In addition, it excellently repels water and won’t let your umbrella leak or drip in the rain. At the same time, the canopy is vented for free and unobstructed circulation of air flow on hot days, as well as to minimize the wind damage on stormy days by allowing the air pass through and escape freely. 

This rectangular patio umbrella features an easy crank open function and its tilt position can be easily adjusted with a push of a button. The central pole, made of rust- free powder coated aluminum alloy with a 1.5-inch diameter, is resistant to oxidation and rusting even when exposed to air moisture and heavy precipitation.

Providing a refreshing shade throughout a day, this umbrella will let you relax in the open air with comfort and coziness.

Abba Patio Rectangular in the use

A Great Addition To An Outdoor Party

If you are looking forward to the summer season, outdoor parties in the open air, then having a barbecue with grilled juicy steaks or vegetables will definitely make your gathering with friends and family truly unforgettable and simply legendary. Check out some of the best models of charcoal grills in our review to find a handy, compact, and portable appliance to suit your needs and preferences. Should you be interested in gas models, have a look at the review of the best outdoor & camping grills.

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Review of Trademark Innovations Half Umbrella

Trademark Innovations Half Umbrella

Trademark Innovations Half Umbrella

Shading Solution For Tight & Narrow Places

By including this model into our review of 5 best patio umbrellas, we thought about all the people with restricted areas that still require shading, including the owners of narrow balconies, small terraces or side patios. This umbrella differs from all the competitive models with its unusual design. As you can see - this is the half of the umbrella that is generally used against the wall, occasionally even over doors or windows, as a more affordable alternative to such permanent shading solution, as awnings. If you have windows or glass doors that are blasted by the sun in the summer time, then this half-umbrella, being a cheaper substitute to common solutions, will definitely allow sitting by the window or walking by the glass doors without being exposed to excruciating heat and glare. 

Thanks to its compact form, it will be an excellent accessory for creating rescuing shades in those places where a large patio umbrella cannot fit. The smooth rear side of the umbrella will allow it to be placed tight against the facade of the house, creating a small awning. Lightweight design ensures fast and trouble-free installation. You can insert it in the hole in the outdoor furniture or place it in the special stand (sold separately) on the terrace. We advise buying a half-round base with a weight of 20-30 pounds for unwavering stability and flush placement against walls.

This compact and portable half patio umbrella was appreciated by all owners of camping or recreational trailers, campers, and homes on the wheels. It fits perfectly into the exterior of the vehicle and does not require tiresome installation. It can be folded and unfolded in a breeze and does not take up much storage space. It can perfectly shade a table and all those sitting around it during scheduled stops for rest and meals. Besides, it will fit nicely at the rear of the vehicle expanding your cover and providing protection while you are barbecuing in the rain. 

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Durable and Stable Despite The Design

Despite the fact that this is only half of the umbrella, it remains quite stable even in strong stiff winds. As the material for the rack used aluminum alloy. Due to the powder coating on it, it is resistant to oxidation and the appearance of rust, which makes it possible to use it in the rain. The canopy is supported by 5 steel ribs, which open smoothly and easily. For a half-umbrella, this can be considered as quite a large number of ribs, which therefore can ensure a good tension of the fabric, so that the fabric does not sway feebly in the wind and does not weaken with time. The canopy is made of firm polyester with an average density of 180 grams per square meter. It will not allow the rain to drip and will not fade away in the sun. You can quickly open or close the canopy with the help of conveniently located crank handle. With the light gesture, you can fold up the unit and pack it for storage or transportation. For more careful storage, we advise you to purchase an additional protective sheath.
Trademark Innovations Half Umbrella in the use

Outdoor Adventures Calling

As we have already mentioned, this patio half umbrella has caught the fancy of the owners of houses on wheels due to its compact and portable design. If you are one of the followers of active and mobile lifestyle, we suggest paying your attention to such reviews as compact & folding camping tables and camping stoves. After all, what can be more delightful than having a break and enjoying a delicious meal in the open air? If you set up a camp in the forest, in the desert, or by the lake, you will have a great opportunity to cook your lunch or dinner and make yourself comfortable at a convenient folding table. At the same time, these camping gear will take up minimum space in your trailer.

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FAQ:

Q: Is my patio umbrella designed to shield me from the rain?

A: Most patio umbrellas feature water resistant fabric that excellently repels water, does not get wet, leak or drip under the rain. The fabric of the umbrellas is firm enough to protect you from light summer rain, but it is generally advised not to leave your umbrella open in the windy, rainy and inclement weather. 

Q: How can I clean it? 

A: Certainly, we recommend regular wiping of the ribs and canopy with a damp cloth from excess dust and dirt. It will make it look fresh and clean and stay as good as new. Should any dirt or stains remain stubbornly on the surface, you can always use some warm water mixed with liquid soap or washing powder and apply it with a clean cloth or soft-bristle brush. However, make sure your washing substance is free from harsh cleaning chemicals or any abrasive materials, as these cleaning agents can permanently damage the fabric of your patio umbrella. Note, that dirt and mud that staying on the canopy can get embedded in the fabric, causing the growth of mold and mildew especially if stored in damp places. Therefore, at the end the summer season, before taking your patio umbrella away and packing it for winter storage, it is highly important to thoroughly clean it, if you care about preserving its look and prolonging its life. 

Q: Is it possible to use a patio umbrella in a cold season? 

A: Why not? It is still essential to spend time outdoors even if the days are not as warm as they were in the summer. The patio umbrella will keep you warm in the colder months by preserving the heat under their canopy and precluding it from escaping upward. Hence, the air will be circulating under the umbrella, creating a thermo bubble that will definitely keep the air inside warmer than the air outside.

Q: What size of the umbrella for patio should I choose? 

A: The size of the umbrella will depend on the dimensions of the area you would like to shade. If you are looking for a table patio umbrella, then we can offer you some general guidelines. At first, you need to take into account that the canopy diameter of your umbrella should preferably be 3 to 4 feet larger than the area to be shaded. 

  • 5 to 6-foot umbrella can shade a 30-inch (or smaller) café table and accommodate 2 to 4 people.
  • 7-foot umbrella can complement a 36-inch (or smaller) café table with 2-4 people.
  • 9 to 10-foot umbrella can shelter a 40-48-inch dining table for 4 to 8 people.
  • 11 to 13-foot umbrella can be paired with 60-inch dining table and accommodate up to 10 people.


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