There are a variety of patio umbrellas available in various styles, sizes and functions. We have evaluated a number of patio umbrellas and selected these 5 as our top performers based on style, function and ease of use.
This oval shaped market umbrella is perfect for larger dining sets or even deep seating conversation areas. Even though it is oversized, the crank lift and auto tilt features make it easy to get shade on demand any time of the day. Available in your choice of Sunbrella fabrics and two frame colors. A 75 lb Umbrella Base is recommended for this umbrella.
Living in windy areas can wreak havoc on an umbrella which is why this umbrella has made the top 5. The ribs of this umbrella are made from fiberglass giving them need flexibility in windy situations. Fiberglass ribs are stronger than aluminum and perform well in areas where salt may be a factor as well. There is one other thing that makes this umbrella stand out - the collar tilt feature. The collar tilt sits right above the crank handle making it one of the easiest umbrellas to operate. A 50 to 75 lb Patio Umbrella Base is recommended for this umbrella.
If you have a large seating area to shade or maybe even a section of the swimming pool then this is the patio umbrella to choose. The cantilever style allows you to shade your guests without obstructing their view with a center pole and Galtech's easy tilt system uses a wheel to quickly move the canopy and block the sun. Best of all, the included stand has retractable wheels so the umbrella can be moved to where you need shade the most.
The Oxford Garden 6 Ft wood Market Umbrella is perfect for when you need shade in a small area such as a balcony or courtyard. It's also the perfect size to shade a bistro or cafe table and chairs. A bar height pole is available if you have a bar height or counter height table. The canopy is available in your choice of Sunbrella fabrics. A 35 lb or less Patio Umbrella Base is recommended for this umbrella.
A long-time favorite of Ultimate Patio customers is the 9 ft Market Umbrella from Darlee. The Olefin paprika fabric gives an added pop of color to any outdoor setting. Although the Darlee umbrella is budget-friendly, it does have EZ Tilt Technology found in more expensive umbrellas. A 40-65 lb Patio Umbrella Base is recommended for this umbrella.