Looked nice and sturdy when it arrived and had a great color. However at the end of the summer the first rib broke, which I first repaired, and now in the second season two ribs are broken and the cord ist completely entangled and useless. Also the protective coat on the wood pole is coming off. Will throw the complete thing in the trash today. Two stars because it worked nice the short time it lasted.
In my honest opinion and expectation based on the price and other reviews of this product on the website, I am not impressed with the construction and overall value. I expected to receive a sturdy visible wood grain construction and brass appointments, not painted wood and brass tone finishes with a white string that operates the pulley system, the finial leaned because 2-screws were not tighten all the way down (easy fix but a heck of a workout installing, de-installing and reinstalling etc). The umbrella fabric is thin but the material itself seems to be durable.I am not impressed with overstock.com either. The credit card transaction took place on 7/8/09 and I received the umbrella exactly 3-weeks later 7/29/09, which is the deadline per the shipping policy before you are to contact the Supplier. However, this is also in conflict with what other reviewers had to say (1-2 weeks for delivery).
I purchased last year and was thrilled with the lime green color. That's about as far as my thrills lasted. The finial cracked after a few weeks, the rope has completely frayed, the umbrella has frayed spots in it and the briliant lime green now looks like dull algae water. If you have an expectation of one-year life, then I recommend. When I brought it out from storage for the second season, I knew it would not last long. No storage this winter as it's going in the trash and I really should have replaced it at the beginning of this year's summer season.
Loved the color! Perfect with my sunbrella green cushions BUT.....Sadly this market umbrella is constructed with a pole that is undersized for the diameter and weight of the umbrella. I thought because the description had stated a wood pole that it would be a solid wood pole.. It is a composite wood and from the screw together connection upward the pole bows cheapening the look and obviously shortening its expected longevity.
First off, the umbrella arrived in a carton that look like it had gotten lost in Afghanistan... torn and battered.Although the umbrella appeared to be OK, it is not OK and it is not the fault of UPS. It is poorly constructed (cheap wood) and I am afraid that it will not last through the first significant wind storm. The color is not as brilliant as I had hoped for and the umbrella material seems very thin. Overall, it is frail and cheap looking. I am disappointed.
THIS UMBRELLA IS A VIBRANT LIME GREEN....VERY COOL. THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT IT IS THE UP AND DOWN MECHINISIM.. DON'T LIKE THE WAY THE CORD HANGS AFTER YOU PUT THE UMBREALL UP. YOU KIND OF HAVE TO WIND IT UP AND STICK IT ON ONE OF THE BARS...
I feel that a full refund should have been made because this is inferior quality. This umbrella broke the 2nd time it was opened...the cords were installed twisted around the frame, so it jammed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? ok
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The second time this patio umbrella was opened, the wooden frame broke, making the umbrella unusable. The wood was very small and obviously fragile.
The umbrella met my expectations as to color-it pops! I am pleased with the mechanical function - I've had umbrellas that did not raise and lower so smoothly. The wood pole itself is not as wide as I expected or hoped for, and the umbrella fabric seems to be thin. Wish I could come back next year and let you know if it makes it more than one season.