There is nothing better on a hot day than sitting back and relaxing under the shade of a giant umbrella and sipping an ice cold mimosa. The Abba Patio Cantilever umbrella does an excellent job of providing a shady spot just where you need it. Plus with its very solid construction, multiple color options and numerous adjustments it is perfect for just about any environment.
This is an absolutely incredible 11 foot outdoor cantilever umbrella with 95 square feet of shaded space so you can keep multiple people cool even in the dead of summer. What makes this even better is the cantilevered design. This allows the umbrella base to be offset to one side, thus giving you more room underneath for chairs, tables and guests. Plus it is very convenient if you want to place the base off in a corner of your patio but still have the patio umbrella provide maximum shade. Inside the box you’ll find almost everything you need to get this outdoor umbrella up and running, including a 3.4 ft cross base, rust free powder-coated aluminum pole, umbrella frame and the outdoor umbrella itself. Just in case you’re planning to use with with an existing umbrella slot the pole is 2.09″ wide to give you an idea on if it will fit or not.
However they one downside every cantilevered umbrella is the need for weights on the base to keep it from tipping over. Anything will do from rocks and pavers to weights and bags of sand. However if you’re looking for base weights that provide a cohesive look to the Abba Patio Umbrella you’ll want to grab one Abba Patio Plastic Umbrella Base Plate Set. These lightweight plastic base weights are formed with hollow chambers, enabling you to fill them with wet or dry sand to provide the necessary weight to improve the stability of the umbrella in high wind conditions. Plus the base plastes fit perfectly with the included base and give the entire outdoor umbrella a finished look. Speaking of wind, the umbrella canvas uses a vented design to ensure proper airflow and reduce any oncoming wind force to prevent damage to the umbrella. It’s small design choices like this that really help to set this product apart from other outdoor umbrellas.
Stability wise the Abba Outdoor Cantilever Umbrella is one of the best on the market. With a simple dual anchor point design the umbrella is fixed in a single position. That means you’re not able to rotate it once it is fully assembled, you’ll have to move the entire unit if you want to re-position it. However, the non-rotating design gives it enhanced durability and strength and it is much less likely to fail than a rotating design. The 8 steel ribs supporting the actual umbrella fabric are bronze powder coated to prevent any sort of rust, chipping, peeling and corrosion due to the outdoor environments. You’re able to leave this umbrella up year round and not have to worry about it falling apart when your finally ready to use it again.
With the Abba Patio 11-Feet Offset Cantilever Umbrella being such a high quality product. we were please to find that it surpassed our expectations when it came to opening, closing and adjusting the umbrella. One person is easily able to fold and unfold the outdoor umbrella with the integrated crank lifting system. Once the unit is fully lifted there are five different vertical tilt positions to choose from so you get maximum sun protection at just the right angle. Closing the umbrella is also a snap, just turn the crank in the reverse direction and it fold inwards without snagging or catching. Once fully closed you can slip on the included cover to provide more than enough protection for even the harshest of winters or the strongest of storms. This is one item on your patio you won’t have to worry about.
Height wise this umbrella is perfect for anyone who is 6’5 and under. Anything over that and you may have some reduced visibility when standing due to the arching shape of the umbrella. It is the perfect height for most people to stand under and enjoy looking out over a pool or backyard BBQ. Plus the Abba outdoor umbrella fabric provides 98% UV protection so if you have sensitive skin, this will allow you to enjoy the outdoors again without having to worry about the sun. In regards to overall space you’ll easily be able to fit a 72″ oval or rectangular table under the umbrella and sit between 6-8 people so it is ideal for a standard size outdoor patio table. We would have liked to see a set of wheels on this so it can be moved around after your backyard festivities change from relaxing by the pool to watching the big game on an outdoor projector, but even without them, this is on of the best outdoor umbrellas on the market.
Overall if your looking for a large cantilevered outdoor umbrella that provides excellent shade and is very well built you can’t go wrong with the Abba Patio 11-Feet Offset Cantilever Umbrella. The included cover, base, frame and pole are all built to very high quality standards are will last for years on any backyard patio. While you do have to purchase additional weights to install this, in our opinion, that is far from a deal breaker and if anything allows you to choose weights that are in your preferred price range and style. If your backyard experiences heavy winds and direct sunlight this outdoor umbrella will help you take back your backyard patio in style.