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The 5 Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas of 2020

A quality patio umbrella will help you get the most of your outdoor environment, providing relief on hot summer days with a welcome bit of shade for your patio set. The experts here at Umbrella Specialists are standing by to help you with finding the right one for you and your family.

Picking the right outdoor patio umbrella begins with selecting the right size for the area you are looking to shade. Most umbrella canopies have a diameter of 6 feet all the way to 13 feet. Another decision is if you want a crank or push umbrella. Crank umbrellas make it easy to raise and lower the umbrella’s canopy, while a push umbrella will mean a little more work to manually lock the canopy into place.

The type of umbrellas you buy might also be affected by where you intend to put it – will it be in a table? Or will it be placed near or between chaise lounges? Perhaps you want it to shade part of your pool? Choosing between a center pole (usually placed in a table or between two chaises) and a cantilever (offset) umbrella that can be used in a variety of locations on your patio is often the first decision to make.

What shape to choose is another factor – round (octagon), square or rectangle are the typical choices one must make.

Other important considerations are the colorfastness of the canopy material, and whether it’s UV and water-resistant. Whether you invest a little or a lot in your new patio umbrella, one thing is for sure: you’ll enjoy all the shade and convenience the right umbrella can offer.

Here are 5 of the best outdoor patio umbrellas for 2020:

Bambrella’s Levante Round Bamboo Umbrella:

11.5' Levante Center Pole Umbrella
Shown Here: 11.5′ Levante Center Pole Umbrella


Bambrella Levante Round Bamboo Center Pole Patio Umbrella is Bambrella’s best selling model. The Round Bambrella Levante is a beautiful umbrella made using a single piece pole for extra strength and durability. It has simple clean lines and a contemporary feel of stainless steel and natural bamboo.

This umbrella has it all, strength, style and functionality:

  • Double pulley and rope system ensures easy operation.
  • Quality 304 stainless steel fittings.
  • Sizes from 8.5′ to 13′.
  • 5 Year guarantee on frames and hardware.
  • All umbrellas are available in a wide variety of Spuncrylic Outdoor Fabrics.

Bambrella’s Levante Side Wind Cantilever Umbrella:

Bambrella Levante Side wind Square
Shown Here: Bambrella Levante Side wind Square


If you are looking for an umbrella that is a little more versatile than a traditional center pole umbrella, the Levante Side Wind collection from Bambrella may be the perfect shade solution. Depending on your patio or an outdoor area like a deck or balcony, one of these bamboo umbrellas can give you shade in multiple locations without ever having to move the umbrella itself!

This is because the Levante Side Wind cantilever bamboo umbrella is engineered to rotate 360° about the base. With it’s high design, this offset umbrella is crafted so that one can easily tilt the canopy up to a 45° angle.

So this side pole umbrella can provide shade for a table and chairs (as pictured below) and as the sun moves in the sky, can be rotated and tilted to provide shade on another area of your patio.

Or use it to shade a double chaise lounge (second photo) and also block out sun in the nearby pool just by tilting the canopy!

8.5’ Square Levante Side Wind Cantilever Umbrella
Shown Here: 8.5’ Square Levante Side Wind Cantilever Umbrella


Fiberbuilt 7.5′ 6 Rib Hexagon / Round Patio Umbrella with Crank:


If you are looking for value at a modest price point, look no further than this traditional patio umbrella from Fiberbuilt.

These light-duty 7.5-foot hexagonal Patio umbrellas feature market style spun poly canopies, and a two-piece, 1.5″ diameter aluminum pole with a .065 (1.65 mm) wall thickness. Can be used for both in-table and freestanding use. These budget-friendly market style umbrellas provide years of shaded comfort to backyards and pool decks. (Not designed for high wind locations).
Featuring powder coated frame for a long lasting and fade resistant finish, these umbrellas are available in either a white or champagne bronze pole finish. Chose from 6 vibrant furniture grade acrylic fabric canopies designed to resist mold and fading. These umbrellas carry a 5-year warranty on the fiberglass support ribs and a 1-year upholstery warranty. A push button tilt mechanism allows for two different tilt angles.
RECAP: As always which umbrella you should choose as the perfect shade solution and to accompany your outdoor patio furniture depends on many considerations. See our The Shade Blog for a variety of topics that will help you with your decision.

We hope you will enjoy browsing the huge selection here on our website but we love speaking to our customers to help them every step of the way in picking the perfect umbrella or canopy for their backyard or patio.

Our outdoor shade experts are just a phone call away so give us a call at 954-376-3766. We look forward to speaking with you!

Our team of umbrella specialists strives to make purchasing a patio umbrella a simple and positive experience for the consumer.
As authorized Bambrella distributor we carry a wide selection of premium Bambrella shade products which can be enjoyed with confidence for years to come.

The Galtech 13’ Cantilever (Offset) Umbrella:

Galtech 899 Cantilever outdoor patio umbrella
Shown Here: Galtech 899 Cantilever outdoor patio umbrella

Everyone knows the expression “Go big or go home”! Well with this thirteen footer from Galtech, you can go big and “stay” home!
The 13-foot side pole offset (cantilever) umbrella can throw a huge amount of shade for your patio, backyard or outdoor living room.

This beautiful shade product comes in two classic pole finishes: Black or Antique Bronze. You can select from a choice of 7 vibrant Sunbrella® fabric selections with a 5 year warranty for the umbrella canopy on the quick ship option, or pick one of the 46 selections available as a special order.

Key features:

  • Easy Lift – Simply lift handle up to open
  • Easy Tilt – Tilt left or right by turning tilt wheel
  • Steel Cable lift
  • Solid Resin Hubs
  • Fillable Base with retractable wheels
  • Double walled Aluminum ribs for additional strength
  • Residential applications (requires truck shipment)
  • Ideal shade coverage: up to 96″ tables
  • All Canopies are Double Wind Vent
  • Base holds 2 bags of Gravel