I have been searching for a contemporary looking umbrella for our new beach home. Hard to find. Finally found this one on Overstock in black but my mistake - I though it was a tilting umbrella and it is not. Quality looks average - won't last for years but I was not in a position to pay $300 - $400 for the super deluxe umbrellas. Next year we plan on putting up screen sails so this umbrella will do for this summer. Wish I had gone ahead and ordered the $59 umbrella that had very good reviews. My error.
These umbrellas are very pretty, I ordered two and usually don't order without seeing some reviews, there were none.....but they were the right size and color so took a chance. Both arrived on time and had good packaging. BUT, both umbrellas were tweeked and we had to fix them so that we could get them up, if you will. I can't imagine these lasting more than one season, not the greatest quality, but you get what you pay for and I need them now. The cranking mechanism doesn't seem that well made either.