I got tired of buying cheap umbrella bases only to have them crack or rust after one season. I decided to spend a bit more on the Shademobile and have been pleasantly surprised. These are strong and durable - even with only bricks installed. I used 12 of the $* * concrete bricks for weight rather than the recommended masonry bricks, and these have been more than enough for our deck. I ended up buying 3 more of these for rental properties as well. Worth the money.
While this stand may seem pricey we shopped many places on line and in the stores. This had the complete package. It moves, weighs 110 lbs with sand in it and it holds my 11 foot umbrella. The base itself has a nice appearance. Best part is it is sturdy enough to hold an umbrella that can shade a 48" round table. Extremely happy with the purchase.
This is the best base for an umbrella. The reason is that the wheels allow anyone to move the umbrella easily. The traditional metal base is very heavy and requires someone that is able to more it...not me! This wheeled base is worth every penny you spend on it.
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