Buyers Guide: Cantilever Umbrellas

Outdoor umbrellas come in all shapes and sizes, and if you spend a lot of time in your patio, you probably already know you can’t just buy any outdoor umbrella. From wind vents to solar lights and more, outdoor umbrellas offer a surprising amount of versatility and range that caters to your needs. If you’re feeling a little lost and don’t know where to start, here is your ultimate guide to buying outdoor umbrellas.


Features available on an umbrella can vary, so it’s best to be careful when making a purchase. Some of the more basic umbrellas still have much to offer, so there’s no need to worry about outdoor umbrellas being out of your budget.


Umbrella Tilt

To start with some of the more basic features, a simple yet convenient function would be an umbrella with a tilt. The Cayman Umbrella, for example, is designed with a crank system to easily open and close as well as a button to tilt the umbrella when needed. Having an adjustable tilt at the push of a button allows you to move the umbrella with the sun so you’re always protected. While these are such simple functions, their extra convenience on days with harsh sunlight go a long way.


Wind Vent

Some umbrellas are designed with wind vents to resist strong winds throughout the year. If you live in an area prone to strong winds, it might be worth it to consider investing in an outdoor umbrella with a wind vent. The Similan Umbrella is a cantilever umbrella built with a convenient wind vent at the top. Aside from handling harsh winds well, the umbrella itself is UV and water-resistant, making it perfect for any season. These features not only add to its convenience but its reliability as well. Spend time in your patio with peace of mind knowing your cantilever can withstand winds and resist UV and water.


Double Wind Vent

Evidently similar to those with wind vents, cantilever umbrellas built with double wind vents have exceptionally better airflow for windy days. If you’re looking for an umbrella with the best possible features for airflow and wind, you might want to consider opting for a cantilever with a double wind vent. For starters, the Bali Umbrella offers a double wind vent along with UV and water resistance.


Solar Panel Light

Umbrellas with solar panel lights are ideal for those who enjoy spending their nights out on their patio. Protect yourself from the sun’s rays during the day then use the light when the sun goes down to enjoy the fresh air outside. Easy and convenient to use throughout the day, these types of umbrellas are perfect for outdoor fanatics. This cantilever umbrella was built with a solar panel light along with a double wind vent, adjustable tilt, and a buckle strap for easy storage. While not everyone will need an umbrella built with every feature, these can definitely come in handy throughout the year and as the weather begins to warm up.

Cantilever umbrellas come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and budgets. The additional features add more convenience and functionality, whether or not you choose to purchase umbrellas with these specific features. Regardless of the umbrella you’re looking for, there’ll be one on the market for you.