The main reason I purchased this offset umbrella cover is due to bats that like to make a home in my umbrella. Even after bungee cording the top vent and very bottom of umbrella to keep the bats from crawling inside the umbrella I found a bat in one of the folds of my umbrella. Don't get me wrong, I know bats serve a very good purpose of eating mosquitos, etc. but I don't really care for them flying out at night as friends and family are having a good time around the patio table - they can find another place to live. This cover, due to the fact that it is smooth and a more of a plastic material instead of a cloth material, keeps the bats from inhabiting my umbrella. It does also keep the umbrella out of the weather. So whether wanting to keep out bats or keep your umbrella 'safe' from the elements - this cover does it all for a great price!!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes, it is black.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The material is pretty much the same as a grill cover.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The cover is exactly as described.