This measurement is called the crank height. You may need to know this if you are buying an umbrella for a taller table, like a bar height table.
The “Crank Height” is the distance from the base of the umbrella pole to the cranking mechanism, if it has one.
The beautiful patio umbrella featured in our graphic, is the Bambrella Levante Center Pole, it doesn’t not have a crank, but many center pole umbrellas from our Galtech collection do, so the “Crank Height” can be an important measurement. Why? Well consider if you are going to be using your umbrellas in a table, the height of your table needs to be shorter than your “Crank Height”.