Cantilever Patio Umbrella
Offset Patio Umbrellas for Anytime Shade 

A cantilever patio umbrella is the perfect patio umbrella for your outdoor seating area or for an outdoor patio table.    

cantilever patio umbrella

For those who want to shade some of the pool area, these outdoor umbrellas can do that as well.  Not only will it shade the swimmers but it will shade the pool so that the water stays cooler.

cantilever patio umbrella

Others use offset patio umbrellas to shade their chaise lounge, their outdoor spa, a conversation set or a sunny section of the pool.

What you need to decide on are:

1. Where the umbrella will be used

2. What shape works best for the area - octagon (round), square or rectangle

cantilever patio umbrella

3. What size is needed to provide the needed shade - 9', 10', 11' or 13'

4. What color works best with your outdoor furniture

cantilevered patio umbrella

Unless you are buying one that uses Sunbrella outdoor fabric, stay away from red or rust colors. They seem to fade the quickest.

cantilevered patio umbrella

Cantilever Patio Umbrella Features and Function

The features we were looking for when buying our offset patio umbrella were:

A Rotating Base that allows you to rotate the umbrella 360 degrees

cantilever umbrella and table
cantilever patio umbrella

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Simply crank the handle near the base and the off set umbrella can now shade the pool steps.

cantilever patio umbrella

Tilt Feature

Crank Opening

Wind Vent at the Top

Large Size

Base included

Sunbrella fabric

Decide where you want your umbrella before setting it up and filling the base.

cantilever patio umbrella base

You will need two people to assemble the umbrella and to lift it into the base. Once the umbrella is in the upright position, insert the bolts and washers and tighten with the enclosed wrench.  Then install the crank lift handle onto the middle of the frame.

We went with the more expensive outdoor umbrella by Purple Leaf.  It had great reviews and included the base and an umbrella cover.  The ability to rotate the umbrella means we can now shade our outdoor dining table, the pool steps and an outdoor conversation area.

cantilever patio umbrella

To protect it from wind, close your cantilever umbrella when not in use and secure it with the enclosed ties.

Purple Leaf Cantilever Umbrellas

Square Cantilever Patio Umbrella

This square offset umbrella comes in 4 different sizes - 9',10', 11' and 12'. With 10 different color options you will find one that works great for your outdoor pool area.

The double top canopy allows air to move in order to stabilize your umbrella.

It also has a tilt feature and 360 degree rotation. 

The fade resistant olefin fabric is also mildew resistant.  If you like a mocha color this is a great umbrella for shade.

PURPLE LEAF 9', 10' or 11' Cantilever Patio Umbrella - Square Offset Umbrella

10' Cantilever Patio Umbrella

This round 10' offset umbrella has a sturdy 2" metal powder coated pole with 8 heavy duty ribs.

Use this offset umbrella to shade conversation areas, patio dining tables or even a section of the pool. 

Weights/base are not included and need to be purchased separately.   Because it's so heavy you will need to buy heavy duty pavers/squares to weigh it down.  

10 Foot Solar LED Lights Outdoor Offset Cantilever Umbrella, LED Lights, Crank Lift

Cantilever Patio Umbrella Cover

Protect your umbrella with a UV treated cover made of WeatherMax material.

outdoor umbrella cover

Tested to withstand temps from 240 Fahrenheit to -100, this cover will not crack, fade, or deteriorate due to high or low temps or rain.  This one way breathable fabric allows moisture to leave, but rain and dust to stay out. 

A snug fit with super strong fabric makes for a great cover for all weather conditions. 

Measuring 106 inches long and 20 inches wide it is large enough to go over the cantilever part of the umbrella. The rod running down the entire length of the cover makes it stiffer and the heavy duty zipper adds to the durability. 

Abba Patio Outdoor Patio Offset Cantilever Umbrella Cover for 9-11 Ft Umbrella, Water Resistant

Cantilever Patio Umbrella Bases

Offset patio umbrella bases sometimes use paver stones or stepping stones that your purchase from your local home improvement store.

Some cantilevered umbrellas are sold as a patio umbrella and base set. These bases are filled with sand to provide the weight that is needed.

Other stands are specific to a model and make of an offset umbrella.

Be certain where you want to position your umbrella because once you fill the base plates with sand, there is no moving it. 

Abba Cantilever Offset Umbrella Base Plate Set, Black, Pack of 4

If you are looking for a way to shade an outdoor seating area, so that you can find a spot to relax or enjoy a conversation with friends this style outdoor umbrella is the one for you. 

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