So you’re thinking of buying an umbrella for your outdoor table or patio, your choice is between the two options: a patio table umbrella or an offset patio umbrella. Both are great at providing you with shade, however they vary in their use and style.
Table umbrellas, obviously, are placed on the table, which means that they occupy space. On the other hand, offset umbrellas stand beside your table, saving your table space, however they are invariably bulkier and heavier than a table umbrella due to their design.
At The London Umbrella Seller, we’ve been researching umbrellas for years, we know what’s needed to create a great umbrella as we’ve been designing and testing them since we began. This means knowledge means we can recommend the best to you, making your life so much easier! In this article, we have reviewed the five top options for both types of umbrella to make your choice very easy indeed.
1. Abba Patio Outdoor Umbrella
Available in 11 different color and design variations, this nine-foot-wide outdoor patio umbrella is the perfect option to provide you with a large area of shade. Abba Patio is an established U.S.-based outdoor brand that is known for its high-quality outdoor and patio products including outdoor umbrellas.
This umbrella can create ample shade for 42-inch to 54-inch round tables, including four to six people sitting around it! The canopy is vented which allows for enhanced air flow which regulates gusts and holds the canopy firm. The high-quality aluminum pole, UV protection polyester, and waterproof material make it both sturdy and strong.
Available in “market” umbrella style and round shape, the fabric is also fade-resistant, so you can rely on it to keep its color intact for years to come. The 1.5-inch-wide pole is also coated with a rust-free powder, while the ribs are made of steel. These are two important factors which make this item stand out.
In addition, this handy table umbrella features six ribs for added strength, while the push button tilt position allows you to move it around surprisingly easily. The crank open and close system also makes it very easy to open and close.
The total height of the umbrella is eight feet while the height of the pole is around 6.4 feet. When closed, you can keep it secure and in one place with a Velcro strap. The total weight of this umbrella is around 16 pounds.
- You can tilt it around to adjust the shade
- Comes with vented canopy for better air flow
- Made of eco-friendly, post-consumer recycled polyester fabric
- Easy to set up and use
- Crank open and close mechanism for ease of use
- Stylish enough to add instant value to your patio
- The package does not contain the base of the umbrella
2. Abba Cantilever Offset Patio Umbrella
Second on our list is a nine-foot by seven-foot, rectangular-shaped umbrella by Abba, a brand well known for its premium outdoor living products. This size is more than enough to provide shade for a large table and the people sitting around it.
Made with steel ribs and a powder coated aluminium pole, you’re assured of a sturdy umbrella that will last for years. In total, the cover is supported by the six ribs. It also comes with a strong cross base, however you must add your own weights.
The fabric is fade-resistant meaning it will stay looking great for longer, it offers good UV protection and being made out of polyester means you know it will be durable. Look closely at the top of the canopy and you’ll see small vents perfect for allowing air to pass through it, thus giving the canopy additional stability. This umbrella also has a crank lift mechanism to make opening the canopy very easy indeed; when open it has six tilt positions offering excellent versatility.
The total weight of the product is around 50 pounds, making heavier than average, however this obviously gives more stability against the wind.
- Made of weather-resistant, water-resistant, and UV-resistant material
- Large size when open
- Durable build and strong material
- Smooth crank opening and closing
- Not many color options to choose from
3. ABCCANOPY Offset 10 Foot Hanging Umbrella
For those who want to cover more space, this 10-foot-wide hanging umbrella by ABCCANOPY could well be the ideal option for you. Its Roma style is modern and very stylish. This offset hanging umbrella is capable of 360-degree rotation while the crank operation makes it very easy to open and close.
The frame is made of a strong powder coated steel pole, making it resistant to rust, peeling, chipping and corrosion. The air vented canopy is made of strong polyester fabric that is both UV- and fade-resistant, it covers eight ribs for superior strength when compared to other models that have just six ribs. The vents give superior stability as air can travel through the canopy.
This hanging umbrella is equipped with a heavy-duty steel base (add your own weights), which does a great job of keeping it stable against winds and rain. Overall, it’s an offset patio umbrella that makes a great investment due to its durability.
- Easy to assemble and use
- Covers more area than many other options
- Available in a range of colors
- Stylish and modern look
- Requires extra weights to be purchased
4. WUFF Bluu 10ft Patio Offset Umbrella
This patio table umbrella from Bluu is another quality option for your garden or yard. Measuring 10 feet wide in diameter, it is designed to cover a generous area on and around your garden table. This umbrella creates over 60 square feet of shade!
The frame is made of a high-quality iron, coated in anti-oxidant paint for a rust-resistant finish. You can be confident that this umbrella is able to withstand strong winds.
The vented polyester canopy has an impressive five-layer design to repel water, block ultraviolet rays and prevent fading. The wear resistant fabric has been crafted to withstand the elements and to be durable. The canopy not only keeps you protected from sunlight and rain but also allows air to pass through, thus giving the umbrella additional stability as gusts are regulated. With crank opening this umbrella is really easy to open too. Depending on your preference, you can choose from four different color options.
- Sturdy and durable build
- Five layer canopy for durability
- Covers a large area
- Weights need to be purchased separately
5. Sunnyglade Patio Umbrella
The last on our list is another nine-foot-wide umbrella that is more than eight feet in height. Its 100% polyester material cover offers great protection against UV light and rain. What’s more, it’s available in three different attractive colors.
The fabric is also easy to clean, but aside from that, it is also resistant to fading, mildew and mold growth. The 40mm pole is made of aluminum that is also coated with rust-free powder.
Unlike many other options that feature six ribs, this one comes with eight ribs to add extra strength to its design. The easy-crank open function makes using this umbrella very convenient. It also has a push-button tilt mechanism to add to the ease of use.
- Durable construction
- Very lightweight as it weighs only 9.7 pounds
- Easy-crank opening mechanism
- The base is not available with the product
We’ve looked at five excellent umbrellas here, so which one is best for you? We would say it depends on your personal needs. Do you want a lightweight option to put on your table, or a heavier umbrella that can stand against strong winds and can stand beside your table?
If you asked us to choose just one, we would recommend the Abba Patio Outdoor Umbrella. This product is an affordable, high quality, multi-purpose umbrella that comes from one of the most well-known outdoor umbrella brands in the world. Now that’s reassuring!