What is a cantilever umbrella (a.k.a offset umbrella)? Merriam-Webster defines cantilever as a projecting beam or member supported at only one end. This definition likely will make more sense to you once you view the pictures below in our list of the best cantilever umbrellas.
Each of these umbrellas have an arm(s) that supports a canopy. The arm is attached to a pole that is supported by a base /stand. Since the canopy is suspended over the shaded area, there is no obstruction of view beneath the canopy.
In contrast, the canopy of a traditional patio umbrella is supported by a pole in the center of the umbrella, which can often obstruct views and be nuisance during conversations. A traditional patio umbrella also has its base located within the shaded area. This base is often located under the patio table, which can get in the way of feet.
A cantilever patio umbrella is a much more practical umbrella since it allows the shaded area to be free from obstruction. Additionally, these offset umbrellas allow for a great level of maneuverability since they are often able to rotate 360° and provide several levels of tilt. They are excellent for shading patio tables, outdoor sofas, grilling areas, lounge/zero gravity chairs, pools, and much more.
Best Cantilever Umbrella for a Patio
Below we have provided our list of the ten best cantilever/offset umbrellas. We believe that this is an excellent selection of umbrellas for you to consider for your yard or patio. We hope you are able to find an umbrella that you will enjoy for many years to come.
1. Abba Patio Offset Cantilever Umbrella
This 11 foot shade umbrella is made with fade resistant fabric which is an excellent choice for blocking out the sun with its 98 percent UV protection. Additionally, the umbrella is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about the elements destroying the umbrella in a short amount of time.
The umbrella has a crank opener with the ability to tilt in 5 adjustable positions. No matter the direction of the sun, this umbrella will likely be able to adjust to block out those annoying rays.
It closes vertically and a velcro strap ensures that the umbrella is securely shut. The umbrella comes in several colors including sand, cocoa, dark red, beige, and tan.
2. Grand Patio Deluxe Banana Style Cantilever Umbrella
The Grand Patio Deluxe is a 10 foot umbrella made from rust-free aluminum to last for years to come.The umbrella provides UV protection and is fade-resistant to maintain its beauty. The umbrella opens and closes with an easy to use crank system.
We especially like the banana shape of this unit, which allows for a great range of movement and a wide variety of angles to block the sun.
It is difficult to tell from the picture above, but the base contains wheels that allow you to easily roll the umbrella to another location if desired.
Assembly will not be complicated for most people who purchase this umbrella. We would estimate that most people will have this umbrella ready for use within about 15 to 20 minutes.
You can see a demonstration of the assembly and operation of this cantilever umbrella in the video below. The video gives you an excellent idea why this is one of the best cantilever patio umbrellas on the market.
3. Purple Leaf Double Top Deluxe Umbrella
Most people probably can tell the quality of construction of this umbrella just by looking at the picture. Admittedly, this is more expensive than many other umbrellas we have listed here. However, the price you pay will likely pay off in the long run.
As expected for an umbrella of this quality, it is UV resistant, waterproof, and colorfast fadeless (fade resistant fabric). It is constructed with alloy steel that is anti-oxidation painted to allow it to last.
This umbrella features an easy to use crank to open and close the umbrella with minimal effort. It can adjust to provide various shade positions based on the location of the sun.
You have a lot of color choices with this umbrella to match your existing patio furniture. The current colors are brown, green, khaki, terra, dark red, black, and turquoise blue.
A storage cover is included with your purchase, but you will need to purchase the base weight separately (sold here).
4. Rose Garden Patio Cantilever Umbrella
The 10 foot Rose Garden cantilever allows for 6 different height and angle positions. This is completed through a handle system with crank. It also is equipped with 360-degree chassis rotation to allow for numerous shading options.
The frame is all metal being made from aluminium. There are a total of eight ribs that keep the umbrella in place even in many unfavorable weather conditions. However, the manufacturer recommends not to use the umbrella when the wind exceeds 10 MPH.
The durable polyester canopy helps block potentially harmful UV rays. The material is water repellent with top ventilation to help deter the umbrella from taking off like a kite.
This umbrella does not come with a base. The base is a requirement to use this umbrella so plan on the extra cost if you choose to purchase this product.
The current available colors are gray (pictured above) and beige.
5. WUFF Bluu 10ft Patio Offset Umbrella
This WUFF Bluu is one of the favorite new editions to the cantilever umbrella market. It provides a nice shading area with its 10 foot diameter canopy.
The canopy is made of several layers of polyester that creates a waterproof cover. The material is designed not to fade and it provides much needed UV protection for those sit under its shade.
This umbrella is constructed with a simple to turn crank system to open and close the umbrella. You will have the umbrella opened or closed and properly adjusted with minimal effort.
The hardware is made from iron that has a coat of anti-oxidant paint. This paint provides a beautiful finish along with rust-resistance.
The available colors at the time of this article were beige, navy blue, pine green, red, and wood. The base is sold separately and can be found here.
6. Hasle Outfitters Offset Patio Umbrella
This 100% polyester fabric umbrella by Hasle Outfitters will make an excellent addition to many patios, decks, poolsides, and beyond. It is both waterproof and fade resistant (800 hrs) many seasons of use.
It is a 10 feet round-style umbrella that the manufacturer states will cover a 60-inch table with up to eight chairs. In other words, you receive a nice amount of coverage that provide UV protection.
The umbrella is properly vented for wind and to draw away heat. It is made with eight steel ribs that provide superior support for the canopy.
Its steel frame ensures durability and stability. The steel is powder coated for rust-free protection.
There are a variety of colors to select from that includes gray, red, navy, orange, and beige. A weighted base should be used with this umbrella and is sold sep
7. Le Papillon Cantilever Umbrella
The Le Papillon 10 feet diameter cantilever umbrella features the ability to simply rotate the umbrella 360° for adjustment to the various positions of the sun. The canopy also can rise up and down to provide tilt to the canopy as needed to block the sun.
The canopy opens with a clockwise turn of a crank mechanism and closes with a counter-clockwise turn as is typical with the other best cantilever patio umbrellas on our list.
The canopy contains 8 steel ribs to provide solid support. The frame is powder coated to provide a rust-free finish. The complete umbrella is weather resistant to withstand the common elements. The aluminum stand pole is 1.9″ high, which connects to a durable steel pole.
The current available colors for this umbrella are beige, coffee, dark blue, green, and grey.
This cantilever umbrella does not come with a weighted base. Many people buy the Le Papillon heavy-duty plastic base separately and fill it with sand. This weighted base will help keep the umbrella in position during heavy wind, storms, and so on.
8. Sundale Outdoor Offset Hanging Umbrella
The Sundale Outdoor offset umbrella is available in four colors. These colors include taupe, coffee, sky blue, macaw.
The canopy is 100% polyester to provide excellent protection from the sun with its UV blocking material. It is also water-repellent and anti-fade to help the umbrella keep its appearance. The canopy measures about 8 feet in diameter.
When the umbrella is closed it can be wrapped with a velcro strap to help protect it from the elements. Sundale Outdoor manufactures a heavy duty umbrella cover that fits this offset umbrella, which will provide additional protection for this umbrella.
You get 5 positions of vertical tilt and 360° of rotation with this umbrella. You will need to purchase the base weights separately, which can be viewed here.
9. Kitadine Cantilever Umbrella
This Kitadin cantilever umbrella is 10 feet in diameter and provides ample shade for most residential patios, decks, or yards. The pole can rotate 360-degrees for exceptional shade coverage over potentially multiple areas. The umbrella also tilts vertically in five positions, which is a convenient feature to block the sun as it moves during the day.
The umbrella is fully made from a polyester fabric that provides UV protection. The fabric is also waterproof and fade resistant as should be expected out of one of the top cantilever umbrellas.
The color options include lake blue, navy, red, beige, and dark green. It is recommended to purchase a weighted base separately for stability.
10. Best Choice Products Cantilever Offset Patio Umbrella
If you are looking for an umbrella with several color options and a relatively inexpensive price, this is your umbrella. As you can see visually in the picture, the available colors are blue, brown, burgundy, gray, blue, green, navy, orange, red, and tan.
The umbrella fabric is manufactured with polyester that is said to be fade, water, and UV resistant. The pole is 2 inches thick and powder coated over aluminum for rust protection.
The unit is made with your typical crank and handle system to position the umbrella. The five tilt settings help the umbrella to be angled appropriately to the sun. It allows for 360-degree rotation for a nice level of shade coverage.
It does not come with a weighted base, but this is something that you should consider adding on to your purchase to avoid the umbrella from tipping over. It does, however, come with a storage cover to protect the umbrella when not in use.
We consider this one of the best cantilever patio umbrellas in terms of affordability in comparison to its features. We suggest combing through the reviews of people who have bought this umbrella to see a range of opinions on the product.
Cantilever Umbrella Q&A
- Do I need a weighted base for my umbrella?
- Most of the products listed on our best cantilever umbrella list do not contain a weighted base. We recommend purchasing one to avoid the umbrella from tipping over and causing damage. Many products listed above are linked to the weight base that the manufacturer or seller recommended for the umbrella. Be sure to purchase a weight base that is compatible with your umbrella.
- Do cantilever umbrellas tilt?
- Yes, cantilever umbrellas generally do tilt.
- How do you assembly a cantilever umbrella?
- You should check the manufacturers instructions. The many offset umbrellas that are available have different assembly instructions. Typically, you fasten a few main parts together and the umbrella is ready to use within less than a half hour.
- Do cantilever umbrellas blow over?
- They will potentially blow over if they are not properly weighted down at the base. You should read what the manufacturer says about weighing down the base of their product before you buy. Many cantilever umbrellas have a weighted base that you buy separately. The base is commonly filled with sand to weigh down the umbrella and deter it from blowing over. Of course, if a storm or wind is strong enough, it can knock down much more than just a patio umbrella.