Ultimate Cantilever Umbrellas Buying Guide

Ultimate Cantilever Umbrellas Buying Guide

A safe place to rest, take in the air and meditate while sipping your favorite drink. I cannot think of any location that's perfect other than your backyard or by the pool. However, lying or sitting under the scorching sun is more likely to bring you more restlessness than rest.

Suppose you want to explore getting shaded while dining without the center pole of an umbrella, obstructing a portion of the view or a part of your guest's profile. Buy offset outdoor umbrellas, also known asĀ Cantilevers, instead. They are highlighted with an arched or jointed pole positioned off to one side.

The canopy hangs freely with solid side support, which can cover various seating sets and table arrangements. Most canopies are designed to pivot from side to side and even rotate 360Ā°. They are typically 9 to 13 ft. wide and customize further according to the area size, available space, and buyer's preference.

The principal advantage of modern cantilever umbrellas is that they can shelter a large area without the center pole. Vital if you are shading a dining table with no umbrella hole. Offset patio umbrellas require heavier bases than center poles and are pricier.

Below are The Charming Bench Company's top choices among Cantilever Umbrellas.

1. Aurora Cantilever Umbrella

Maximize your space less the traditional center post with our Aurora Cantilever Umbrella. Its excellent infinity tilt allows you to change positions effortlessly, providing hours of maximum shade regardless of the sun's position.


Eclipse's canopy is sewn from beautiful 9 oz marine-grade, solution-dyed acrylic fiber instead of the market's standard of only 8 oz., which tends to stretch over time. You may choose from 18 fresh solid colors and six playful striped fabrics. Besides being UV protected and mold and mildew resistant, the canopy is easy to clean and has a guarantee against fading.

The canvas is attached to the ribs with a grommet and pin system. This helps spread the canopy tension over a larger area while reducing the chance of the fabric tearing.

This stylish cantilever is suitable for low to moderate wind conditions. It guarantees hours of protection. The crank lift is manufactured for commercial use yet invented for smooth and effortless performance in any setting. The mast and all critical joints are extruded aluminum, ensuring strength and durability.Ā 

Why do we love this?Ā 
  • Full 360Ā°rotation, combined with the Infinity Tilt system, allows for countless tilt angles, providing hours of maximum shade regardless of the position of the sun
  • The crank lift is built for commercial use yet designed for smooth and effortless operation in any environment
  • The mast and all critical joints are extruded aluminum, ensuring unmatched strength and durability
  • Engineered to withstand 25 MPH winds. Included wind stabilizer kit increases by 5 MPH
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Multiple mounting options are available, either permanent or semi-permanent, for installation on any surface

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2. Eclipse Cantilever Umbrella

Eclipse Cantilever Umbrella

The Eclipse Cantilever Umbrella, which offers style, functionality, and long-lasting materials, as well as a smooth crank system, allowing for effortless opening and closing. It's a crowd favorite with its elegant profile. Combining versatility, durability, and aesthetic design makes it one of the best shade companions for your patio.Ā 

With its Infinity Tilt and 360Ā° rotation, the Eclipse provides total shade flexibility. It supports countless tilt angles, affording hours of maximum protection regardless of the sun's position. The crank lift is commercial-grade yet designed for smooth and effortless operation in any environment, including your home.

Eclipse's canopy is sewn from beautiful 9 oz marine-grade, solution-dyed acrylic fiber instead of the market's standard of only 8 oz., which tends to stretch over time. You may choose from 18 fresh solid colors and six playful striped fabrics. Besides being UV protected and mold and mildew resistant, the canopy is easy to clean and has a guarantee against fading.

The canvas is attached to the ribs with a grommet and pin system. This helps spread the canopy tension over a larger area while reducing the chance of the fabric tearing.

The 10" square sized canopy is great forĀ 6 to 8-person or larger patio dining set or patio conversation set. While the 13" octagon canopy can accommodate a 10-seater dining set and a large conversation set.

    Why do we love this?
    • Full 360Ā° rotation, combined with the Infinity Tilt system, allows for countless tilt angles, providing hours of maximum shade regardless of the position of the sun
    • The crank lift is built for commercial use, yet designed for smooth and effortless operation in any environment
    • The mast and all critical joints are extruded aluminum, ensuring unmatched strength and durability
    • Engineered to withstand 35 MPH winds. Included wind stabilizer kit increases this by 5 MPH
    • Maintenance free stainless steel hardware
    • Multiple mounting options are available, either permanent or semi-permanent, for installation on any surfaceĀ 

    A cantilever umbrella is a perfect solution for your patio or backyard if you need to add some shade to it. It will offer you a sufficient amount of shade wherever you need it. If you want to choose the best cantilever umbrella, you should make the following considerations:

    EvaluateĀ your Outdoor Space. If you're going to shade over the dining table, you should measure it correctly. It is always good to buy a big umbrella because it provides you more shade. However, it would be best to ensure that the umbrella does not overwhelm the table.

    Fabric. It has to have the strength to deal with harsh weather conditions. Therefore you need to make sure that you consider the fabric of the umbrella while purchasing one. Ensure that the material you choose is water-resistant. The best fabric in the market is Sunbrella. It provides you the optimal amount of shade and protection from the UV rays. It is also fade-resistant and weather-resistant.

    Frame. Cantilever Umbrellas need to have durable and sturdy frames. They should tend to survive harsh weather conditions. It is always a good idea to put away your umbrella when the weather is rainy or windy. However, there are times when you forget your umbrella outdoors. It would be best if you chose a steel or aluminum frame which is made to last. Aluminum is a metal that can handle high winds.

    Ease of Cleaning. Because cantilever umbrellas tend to get dirty quickly, you need to make sure that care and maintenance are easy. You can save yourself from the trouble of scrubbing the umbrella if you choose an umbrella that is easy to clean.

    Accessorize. To extend the hours you or your customers spend underneath the Eclipse umbrella, you may order the optional, rechargeable LED light bars. Two or three should be sufficient for ambient lighting, whereas one attached to every other rib will give you lots of light.

    Care Tips from the Pro Team:
    • Brush off dust and dirt with a soft brush. Never brush with stiff brushes since this can damage the fabric finish.
    • Spray the umbrella with clean water. Avoid high pressure when using a hose.
    • Prepare a solution of solvent-free soap in warm water (no more than 100Ā°F) and apply it to the fabric and stitching.
    • Scrub with a soft brush, allowing the solution to penetrate the fabric.
    • Rinse with water to remove all traces of soap.
    • Let air dry, and do not close the umbrella until the canvas is completely dry.



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