Best Patio Umbrellas

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We all know summer is the perfect time for picnics and barbecues! Some people like to host their barbecues at the park while others like to host them right in their own backyard. If you’re like us, you’ll agree that the comfort of your home is a great place for a barbecue. Of course, you’ll want to keep your guests out of the heat with something nice and shady.

A patio umbrella would do the trick! Patio umbrellas provide the necessary shade you and others need to beat the heat. Owning a patio umbrella can seriously help prevent you from getting sunburn and other damages caused by too much exposure to sunlight. Best of all, a patio umbrella will keep you shady and cool during the heat; and in the event that it rains, you’ll also be protected!

So what patio umbrella should you get, you ask? It depends on your needs as there are many types of patio umbrellas out there. Patio umbrellas vary in color, size, material, and other features so picking the best one can be a difficult task. Luckily we’re here to help with our list of some of the best patio umbrellas out there.

Abba Patio 11-Feet Offset Cantilever Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: A long-lasting patio umbrella that’s definitely built to guard against weather and elemental conditions, while providing optimal shade and UV protection.

Abba Patio makes a comeback on our list with this outstanding product. The Abba Patio Cantilever Patio Umbrella is surely the biggest umbrella we have yet to feature on this list. The umbrella has a tremendous size of 11 feet. We can guarantee you that you and your guest won’t have to worry about any possibility of sun damage when under this product. This huge umbrella can shade square dining tables and 72-inch oval and rectangular tables with 6-8 chairs. The umbrella also features an aluminum pole and 8 steel ribs that are bronze powder coated to prevent chipping, peeling, rust, and corrosion. We can assure you this product is certainly built to last.

The durable patio umbrella is made of a polyester fabric for extreme sun resistance. The umbrella’s fabric is made to be long lasting, fade resistant, easy to clean, and guarantees 98% UV protection. We can assure that you won’t have to go purchasing a new umbrella anytime soon with this quality-made product. The patio umbrella, like the other umbrellas we’ve reviewed, is easy to open and close with its crank lifting system. This umbrella features a 5-position vertical tilt function, making its tilt function a little more advanced other products. The umbrella also includes a storage cover though weights aren’t included. The downsides, however, are that it only comes in two colors (tan or red) and it is the most expensive product on our list, costing nearly $300. If you like a good investment and want a high-quality umbrella, then we recommend checking this one out.

Abba Patio Aluminum Table Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: Who wouldn’t like a patio umbrella that is easy-to-set-up, large in size and is made from high quality, fade-resistant material?!

We kick off our list with this high-quality umbrella made by Abba Patio. The Abba Patio Aluminum Umbrella proves to us it’s ready to endure the hottest weather and rain storms with its quality design. The patio umbrella is made from 100% polyester fabric that is fade resistant. The material of this umbrella also makes it water-repellent and provides UV protection. You can say goodbye to harmful sunrays and pesty rain and say hello to shade and dryness. The patio umbrella’s dyed polyester even comes equipped with color fastness that can last for up to 1000 hours. How’s that for a durable patio umbrella?

The patio umbrella comes in a generous, 9 ft. Diameter size. This will allow you to have optimal shade for your decent sized table with 4 to 6 chairs. The patio umbrella is ideal for both residential and commercial locations. Not to mention, this patio umbrella is built with a rust-free, powder coated aluminum pole and steel ribs. The 1.5″ aluminum pole provides stronger support than other poles, showing this patio umbrella is built to last. The umbrella is easy to use, with its push-button tilt-and-crank system which allows it to easily open and close. The umbrella also features a vented canopy designed to facilitate air flow and prevent inversion in windy climates. We will say though, that this positively rated umbrella will cost you a slightly pricy amount of $54. For this product’s great features (and also cool color options!) we would gladly accept the cost.

Blissun 9′ Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: This optimal protection patio umbrella is sturdy, durable, and easy to operate. Not to mention, it’s large and will provide sufficient shelter for all your guests.

Blissun truly provides bliss for customers with this product. The Blissun Aluminum Patio Umbrella is packed with great features that will ensure you get the protection you need to enjoy your time outside. The patio umbrella provides a generous 9 ft amount of sun protection and can easily shade your tables and chairs. This umbrella is also very durable, being made out of a polyester fabric material that is highly waterproof and UV-resistant. You will be able to get great usage out of this product as it is assured to last for many years. This stable patio umbrella also features 8 aluminum ribs for extra strength, allowing the umbrella to withstand wind gusts.

Want a patio umbrella that’s easy to setup and use? Not a problem! Just like many of the umbrellas we’ve featured on this list, this patio umbrella comes with a crank operating system for easy and quick use. As normal, the patio umbrella also features a tilt option for you to use as you wish. Sadly, you won’t get to choose from a variety of color options as this patio umbrella only comes in gray, dark green, and ivory white. However, in the product’s image, it appears as though there is the possibility to choose other colors, despite not being featured in the purchase options on the page (we know, also weird). What isn’t weird is the product’s reasonable price of $44, and it’s the same price no matter what color you choose. So if you like this product’s blissful features, we certainly recommend checking it out!

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COBANA 9 Ft Outdoor Market Aluminum Umbrella

Why we like it: A patio umbrella that’s easy to open and is resistant to physical damages including chipping and rust (meaning it’s built to last).

Corbana knows how important it is to have a product that gives reliable protection from harsh weather and is built to last. The Corbana Aluminum Patio Umbrella features 8 “ribs” for extra strength and a powder, rust-resistant coated 1.5″ aluminum pole that holds up against various elements such as rust, corrosion, chipping, and peeling. You can use this patio umbrella for a while without worrying about it deteriorating from nature’s elements. With the elements of nature in mind, this sturdy umbrella even comes with a vented canopy that is designed to facilitate air flow and prevent inversion in windy climates.

Like many of the other umbrellas we reviewed, this umbrella features a push button, tilt and crank system that allows you to easily open and close your umbrella. The umbrella also includes a tilt function which allows you to set your umbrella to the perfect angle for maximum shade. This compatible, 9 foot diameter patio umbrella will shade your 42″ to 54″ round, square, or rectangular table and 4 to 6 chairs. There are 4 color options for this umbrella including beige, red, blue, and red/white striped. Aside from this product’s great features and reviews, it has been noted to feel a bit “flimsy” and some customers have cited the handle on the umbrella broke after a few months. Nevertheless, the company has been noted to replace broken umbrellas swiftly so we definitely recommend giving this customer-service backed umbrella a try for $55.

Giantex 9ft Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: A giant-sized umbrella that provides all-in-one protection against a plethora of weather conditions and acts as the perfect sun tent and rain shelter.

The Giantex brand shows that versatility is of great importance with this product. The Giantex 9ft Patio Umbrella can double as a sun tent and a rain shelter. Having a party in the backyard when it suddenly starts to rain? Not a problem. Just move yourself and the guests under this large umbrella and enjoy your fun while you stay dry. Speaking of “large umbrella,” this patio umbrella comes in a 9 foot size and has a pole diameter of 38mm. Customers have raved about how sturdy this patio umbrella is, saying it is very stable and excellent for the outdoors. Customers also love this umbrella’s tilt and crank feature, making this umbrella easy to open and close.

The patio umbrella is made from durable steel and a polyester cloth material, so you won’t have to worry about this umbrella being easily torn down by heavy winds. The umbrella is both wide and tall, making it a perfect sunblocker. Do note, the patio umbrella does not come with a stand, so you will have to go out and purchase your own. This umbrella is available in three simple but pleasant colors including beige, burgundy, and tan. Keep in mind that the price varies slightly depending on the color you choose. For the review, we selected the burgundy color which is available for a reasonable price of $36. Some customers have taken slight issue with the umbrella’s true size, stating it’s closer to 8 ft than 9 ft. Nevertheless, 8 ft is still enough coverage and this umbrella is rather reliable, making it suitable for our list.

Sundale Outdoor Solar Powered Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: Who wouldn’t love an umbrella that provides shade and lights up at the same time?! Did we mention it’s also solar powered?

The Sundale umbrella knows how to make a patio umbrella in style with this product. The Sundale Outdoor Solar Powered Patio Umbrella comes in a variety of cool colors! Such colors include: black, blue, green, red, tan, and yellow. Not to mention, you can truly host your backyard party in style as this umbrella even lights up! The umbrella contains 4 LED lights on each of the umbrella’s ribs (a total of 8). Don’t worry about breaking out the extension cord to plug this umbrella up. The patio umbrella requires no electricity, as it contains a square solar panel at its top which powers the LED lights.

Let’s move onto the umbrella’s build. The patio umbrella is made of solution-dyed polyester which makes it fade resistant. This durable umbrella also features color fastness to light, making it UV resistant as well. The umbrella is also constructed to guard against water and mildew. You won’t have any problems setting this umbrella up either with its crank system that makes it easy to open and close. Naturally, the umbrella also features a push-button tilt which will help keep the sun at your back. The umbrella also comes with a wind vent to prevent wind from flipping the umbrella. This product does not include a base however, and it will cost you about $77. For its outstanding features and cool design, we definitely find this product to be a worthy purchase.

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Tommy Bahama Sand Anchor 7 ft Beach Umbrella

Why we like it: It’s a quality umbrella made by none other than Tommy Bahama. Not to mention this umbrella is beach ready and super sturdy!

Tommy Bahama is a brand well-known for its clothing, but also its up-scale furniture. Tommy Bahama shows us that quality is something required for all of their products with this umbrella. The Tommy Bahama Sand Anchor Beach Umbrella is designed with premium-grade, special aluminium undercoating that protects you against the sun’s harmful rays. This well-made umbrella even comes with an integrated sand anchor that secures your umbrella with just a simple twist. You’ll be able to seamlessly use this umbrella through the windy days on the beach due to this product’s durability and convenience. Speaking of wind, this sturdy umbrella also features a wind vent for additional stability.

Thought this umbrella could only be used at the beach? Think again. This versatile umbrella
can be used wherever and whenever you need protection from sun (no sand and water required). This umbrella also provides a good amount of protection, being 7 feet and 2.13 meters in size. The umbrella is available in a few different colors such as green/blue stripe, red stripe, and blue and white. Do note that depending on the color you pick, the price will either decrease or increase a little. The option we selected for this review (green/blue stripe) is priced at a moderate $44. Additionally, some customers have expressed concern with how well the umbrella holds up against harsher weather (i.e. heavy winds and rain). Nevertheless, if you simply want to be protected during a hot day or from milder winds, then this could be the product for you.

Trademark Innovations Deluxe Solar Powered LED Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: A solidly built patio umbrella complete with sun-prevention features and cool LED lighting. What more could you want from an umbrella?

We won’t lie. We adore these patio umbrellas that light up! That’s why we just have to include the Trademark Innovations LED patio umbrella on our list. The Trademark Innovations Deluxe Patio Umbrella features 3 LED lights on each of its 8 ribs. Just like the last product, you won’t have to worry about plugging up this product due to its square solar panel at its top which provides sufficient LED lighting that can last up to a whopping 9-12 hours! Unlike the previous product (and other products we’ve reviewed thus far) this patio umbrella features a unique, scalloped-edge top design that is sure to protect you from the harsh sun rays.

Speaking of design, this patio umbrella contains a fabric made with 180 grams of polyester and a pole built with black steel coating. The umbrella is 7’ diameter in size and features an easy to use crank operation feature that makes opening and closing this umbrella an effortless task. The patio umbrella, as usual features a tilt option, allowing you adjust what areas you want your umbrella to shade. The umbrella comes in four colors including blue, red, tan, and light green, but do note depending on what color you choose, the price will increase or decrease. The light green color (the one we selected for this review) is unfortunately the cheapest color option you can get, standing at a still pricy $68. Nevertheless, if you want a quality umbrella that’ll light up your backyard, you may want to consider this product.

TropiShade 9 Ft Bronze Aluminum Market Umbrella

Why we like it: A powerful and rust-resistant patio umbrella made with ultra-durable fiberglass ribs. It’s safe to say, you’ll get much usage out of this tough umbrella.

With a name like Tropishade, you can guarantee this company is all about providing you with the ultimate coverage in the heat. The Tropishade Aluminum Market Patio Umbrella comes in a generous 9 foot size big enough to cover you and your guests during your backyard events. Not to mention, this patio umbrella’s color fastness enhancement and polyester canopy is UV and weather-resistant. Whether it’s hot sunshine or pouring rain, you won’t have to stress about nasty sunburns or damp clothing with this umbrella. This durable patio umbrella also comes with a wind vent design that deters wind gusts from lifting or tipping the umbrella for ultimate stability.

Let’s talk about this product’s impressive design. The patio umbrella features 6 flexible fiberglass ribs for extra strength to hold it down. The umbrella is also easy to use with its 3-position dura-tilt and crank lift system for easy opening/closing. The umbrella also features a simple, push button coupling and has a 1.375” pole that’ll fit almost any patio furniture and base. You can select one of four colors (beige, green, canvas white, or rust) but this product also varies slightly in price depending on the color you choose. The option we chose (rust) will cost you a slightly pricy amount of $62. Also note this product does not include a base so you will have to purchase your own. Nevertheless, if you like a product that’s dedicated to providing shade and standing tall through the wind, then we recommend checking out this product.

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Tylor’s Garden 8-1/2 Ft Cantilever Outdoor Patio Umbrella

Why we like it: A coated patio umbrella with an elegant design that’s built to guard against various elements (and perfect for a ny backyard setting).

Tylor’s Garden truly created a product that resonates with its name. This patio umbrella would actually fit right into a person’s backyard garden. The Tylor’s Garden Cantilever Patio umbrella contains a simple, elegant design with its scallop-like edges (similar to the previous product we reviewed). The product comes in three different colors (burgundy, coffee, and dark green). Do note, these color options are only available for the 8 ½ ft diameter size. If you want the 9ft size option, be prepared to receive an umbrella that looks different (and less cool *ehem*) in design from the 8 ½ ft option (we know, it sounds weird).

Aside from that weird bit of information, the product contains more dazzling features that are sure to impress. The patio umbrella is made with 180GSM polyester fabric and features 98% UV protection and sun blocking. The patio umbrella even has an additional coating layer which allows it to be rain proof, mold, and mildew resistant. This umbrella features an easy cantilever operation mechanism that conveniently requires no additional assembly. The umbrella also has a vented double canopy construction for air flow, making it windproof and more steady during heavy winds. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny as this product will cost you an amount of $93. Nevertheless, this elegant product is certainly backed with great features and ensures protection, making it worth our recommendation.