Protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun with this wide aluminum patio umbrella. This 10-foot umbrella provides provides plenty of space beneath the tilting top to enjoy a relaxing day outdoors without having to deal with direct sunlight....more
Overall, a good umbrella that serves its purpose. its big (check dimensions) and the angled feature also works well so long as you can stabilze the base. but, the only reason i don't give it a 5 star recommendation is that it has one major design flaw: a limiting factor. I will briefly describe but then ask specifically for if they have improved this most obvious weakness before purchasing.
the crank connects directly to the lift ring of the umbrella through a string that feeds through the main pole. it is a simple mechanism really and would work just fine IF the string which is nylon were made strong enough to last. our string broke (after two years ... but without heavy use). once broken, the umbrella is useful only to the more mechanically inclined...
option 1: rethread a new chord (flexible metal chord would be best) exactly through the string's path and simply replace the weak with the strong. it requires some tying off at the crank and this is a very very cramped space (2 inch wide).
option 2: buy a clamp... that simply lift the umbrella up (without using the broken crank) and when it is at desired height, simply clamp the pole below the embrella lift-ring (sleeve around the pole).
so, design flaw. easily fixed with heftier chord. maybe they did this already... check. if not, the likely first thing to go will be this. fix as above if out of the 45 day warrantee.
last thing: color fades dramatically and fast in sun.
I bought 2 of these umbrellas, the first one would not close after 30 days.Thinking it must have been a just a bad one and I could leave it open for the summer, I bought another one.It has the same problem. You might say why did I not return them, if you look at the return policy it cost you the mailing and a 20% fee after the 30 days.
Good umbrella for the money but the metal pole is very thin and weak. We forgot to close the umbrella during a windy day and the pole bent. It was all of three days old! We bought 4 of these bc we were in need of new umbrellas and they look fantastic and expensive. But be aware that it is thin metal!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Metal on pole was thin
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
This umbrella is huge, very easy to crank up and I love the overhang on the edges. This is my second order, we needed another for a second table on our patio. This is the best price for the best shade I have found.
The 10' width is great. Took 20 seconds to snap the bottom/extension pole in place. I've had it for 3 weeks and I am totally pleased so far. If I may add: I went to the local Fleet Farm store and bought a couple cans of waterproofing spray. It's the spray used to waterproof boots, tents, backpacks, etc.. I sprayed the umbrella and used 1 1/2 cans. It is now waterproof and also the product states that it has UV protection to prevent fading. I sat last week under it during rain storm and it worked. You can't beat the price. A 8' umbrella if I bought it locally would be $150-180.
Umbrella is big and sturdy. One issue is that when I close the umbrella, you have to pull two drawstrings on the inside. Not sure if this is the design, it's not a big deal, but thought I should mention it. It does have a crank, but you need both
I've given up on umbrellas. I've had expensive ones and cheap ones and they just don't hold up to the kind of wind we get around here. This was the right price and I figured if it lasted the summer, I'd be satisfied. I used it on windy day and no problems so far. Material is nice and of good weight. I got the navy blue and it matched my patio set as well as the trim on my house.
Is the pole the same color for all the canopy color selections? If so, what is the color of the pole. And finally, which stand matches the color of the pole?vitalreaction on Jun 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello metadream, the beige umbrella blocks the sun. Thank you for shopping with us. Vicki Hoverstockcustomercare2 on Jun 8, 2014
I can only use a maximum pole diameter of 1 1/4 inches. The product description says that but some buyers say their poles are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Does any buyer have a pole of one and one quarter inches? Thank you kindly for your response.t10b94m on Mar 17, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello t10b94m, This umbrella has received excellent reviews! I have confirmed with our Support Team that the pole is indeed 1.5 inches in diameter. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2014
In the questions & answers, there seems to be a conflict. Is the pole" diameter 1 1/2 or 3 inches. Customer service says 11/2" in some answers and 3" in others. Which is it?crablady627 on Jun 21, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It's 1 1/2 according to my tape measuremattya55 on Jun 22, 2013
Could really use some numbers, specifically how long the box is. I will need to transport it. Anyone?gilsnyc on Jun 4, 2013
Hello gilsnyc, the package dimensions for the Aluminum 10-foot Patio Umbrella are 7 in H x 7 in W x 61 in L, with a shipping weight of 13 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 5, 2013
Answers below state that the pole is 3" in diameter, however the Product Details on this website state it is: 1.25 inches in diameter. Please advise. Thank you.susansnider1 on Jul 11, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Ours is new but we have been under it during a rainstorm It allowed very little water through during a very kheavy raintmrede on May 21, 2013
If the pole diameter is (3) inches, where in the world would u find a stand that big. If O/Stock sells one I could not find it. Also I don't think resin would be heavy enough to hold up 9.5' umbrella in even a slight breeze. Someone please answer, I really want one !!canyonkim on May 9, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes, the pole is 3 inches in diameter. That is the standard size for a pole on an umbrella like this.overstockcustomercare1 on May 11, 2012
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