This umbrella is well-made. I wanted a pulley instead of crank, because I didn't want more plastic parts than these umbrellas already have. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one this size and color with a pulley. The crank is okay though. The acrylic umbrella does its job making shade in the hot sun, but it doesn't block 100% of UV rays. After about 4 hours, I had a slight tan on my arms, which were resting on our bistro table while using a laptop. At least it kept me from burning. The top of the umbrella is made of plastic. But it's removable. Thinking about making a finial out of wood and replacing the plastic one. The bronze finish of the post looks okay with our black iron table. The finish is a bit cheesy, but the pole is 1.5 inches diameter and fits in the hole in the table. Overall happy with the purchase, though I wish it wasn't to tall. The tilt doesn't do much in terms of moving the shade, but it helps. It would help more to be able to lower the umbrella. Nobody stands under it, but sits. Even standing, 84 inches of clearance would be enough, except for *** .
We ordered a handful of these umbrellas for a restaurant patio. They were in use for about 2 months and then went into storage for the winter. Spring came and the umbrellas were then exposed for another 7 months. Altogether 9 months outdoors (in the Northwest US) and the beautiful chili red has faded to pink. Ick. Otherwise, they operate well and withstand wind & rain. But we will not buy this brand again.
This navy blue half umbrella is high quality and so shady! When I was researching it, there was sooooo much speculation about the size, so here are some pictures for reference (I am 5' 5"). Also, the umbrella fabric is thick and does not let any sun through. I splashed some water on it and it beads off. Have yet to see how it holds up in the Arizona Monsoons (high wind and dumping rain). I pinned this umbrella to my patio to give my porch swing more shade. I loved it so much and found a perfect spot for another one, so I ordered a duplicate/second one! Love love LOVE!
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