I still had to put large rocks on top of it to keep medium wind from blowing my umbrella over. It is very attractive, just can't see it for the rocks now!
We got this to use with an umbrella with a larger than average pole diameter. One thing you need to be aware of is that the tube is quite tall so if you are using it with a table with a lower umbrella guide, you may have to be creative. We placed some 2 x 4 blocks under the table legs and raised the whole table!! We actually like it better now that it is higher. The measurement from the bottom of the umbrella stand to the top of the tube is approximately 14 1/2". If you use the adapters, add about another 1/4". We have had quite a few severe "pop up without warning" storms and the umbrella and stand haven't budged an inch. A great improvement over our last stand that would blow over along with the umbrella and table.
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