THE BEST OUTDOOR PATIO UMBRELLAS FOR YOUR BACKYARD

March 09, 2022 57 Comments

THE BEST OUTDOOR PATIO UMBRELLAS FOR YOUR BACKYARD

Spending summer outdoors is only enjoyable if you have a shady retreat nearby. The easiest way to create shade on your deck, patio or in your backyard is to add a patio umbrella. Patio umbrellas come in a variety of sizes, styles and materials so you can pick the best one for your lifestyle and location.

Choosing the Right Patio Umbrella

There’s a lot to think about when choosing the best patio umbrella for your space. First, determine the size you need.

SIZE: The size of your umbrella will determine the type of base you need to keep your umbrella steady through various weather conditions. Looking for an umbrella to shade your outdoor dining space? Follow this pro tip from The Home Depot: "Your umbrella should extend over the dining table by at least two feet on each side for optimal shade." Umbrellas start around five feet in diameter and can reach 15 feet or more.

TYPE: Next, determine the type of umbrella you need for your space and lifestyle. There are a few main types to consider: market umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas, rectangular umbrellas and umbrellas with lights. Market umbrellas, or patio table umbrellas, have a pole in the middle and will fit through the hole in an outdoor dining table. Cantilever umbrellas attach to a pole on one end, making them ideal for outdoor seating areas. Rectangular umbrellas have more diameter, so they can cover large outdoor seating and dining areas. There are even patio umbrellas with built-in solar-powered LED lights perfect for nighttime use. You may find several styles combined into one powerful umbrella if there are several features you love.

ACCESSORIES:  Once you’ve determined the size and style of your patio umbrella, you'll need to grab a few accessories. Most outdoor umbrellas don’t come with bases, so you’ll need to buy that separatelyFollow this pro tip from The Home Depot: "To find a freestanding umbrella base with the proper weight to hold your umbrella, multiply the diameter of your umbrella by 10." That means that for a seven-foot-wide umbrella, you’ll need a base that weighs at least 70 pounds. Umbrella bases come in a variety of styles and materials, too, from heavy cast iron to water-filled. Bases start around $30 with high-end models hitting the $150 price point.

PROTECTION: Whether your outdoor space gets hit hard by the sun or receives a lot of rain, you'll want to protect your investment with an umbrella coverCovers are typically weather-resistant with zippers or Velcro for extra protection and only cover the fabric umbrella (not the stand or base). Prices for covers start around $15 and go up to $75, so they're a worthwhile add-on when you buy an umbrella.

Now that you know what you need, it's time to start shopping! We've started the process for you by picking the best outdoor patio umbrellas for a variety of spaces and purposes.


Enjoy this 10-foot umbrella day or night with its solar-powered LED lights. The 32 built-in lights can run for up to seven hours! Enjoy lasting shade with its easy-to-use tilt function, adjusting to meet your needs and keep you comfortable. High-quality water-, UV- and fade-resistant fabric means this durable umbrella is ready for years of enjoyment.

This easy-to-use 10-foot umbrella sets up and opens quickly. TThe expansive canopy is constructed with polyester fabric which is fade-resistant and grade 4 colorfastness to light shade for years of vibrancy. Just unlock, adjust, relock and crank the umbrella open to the desired position. This durable umbrella can be used either through a table or freestanding.

This spacious 10 by 6.5 ft diameter patio umbrella is perfect for nighttime entertaining. LOVE STORY patio umbrella is made of 100% 200 GSM polyester canopy with colorfastness of US Standard Grade 4 , water and UV -resistant, long lasting. Enjoy lasting shade with its easy-to-use tilt function, adjusting to meet your needs and keep you comfortable. A sturdy steel frame supports the UV-protected, weather-resistant olefin canopy. Illuminated total 26 led lights powered with solar panel on top to provide 6 - 7 hours of warm light once the sun sets, creates a romantic atmosphere at night.

Keep cool on hot days with the 7.5-foot steel market patio umbrella. The canopy features a weather- and fade-resistant fabric, making it easy to clean and maintain. The push-up mechanism is a breeze to close and store when not in use.



57 Responses

Bobi K.
Bobi K.

March 17, 2022

I am a single lady so it was great to discover that I could easily lift and assemble the umbrella by myself.

donna
donna

March 17, 2022

I ordered two of these umbrellas’ and was well pleased with the light.

Alyson Argabrite
Alyson Argabrite

March 17, 2022

This umbrella is perfect for a patio that needs shade! The solar lights are cute too.

Alex
Alex

March 17, 2022

I use this umbrella for my outdoor food cart , it’s easy to open and close with the handle that is connected to the center pole , the lights are nice

THEONLY
THEONLY

March 17, 2022

I really needed a new patio umbrella. The one I had on my porch broke and the sun really glares down on my porch. I finally found one that is turquoise and matches my patio furniture perfectly!
It is large enough to keep the sun from everyone’s eyes. I purchased the 9 foot size and it just right for my table.

MBA Squared
MBA Squared

March 17, 2022

This Umbrella is awesome and definitely completed the laid back feel for our patio! The quality is sturdy and it was easy to put together.

KC
KC

March 17, 2022

Great umbrella! The solar lights are on the blueish side but do cast a nice glow to sit under and converse. The small on and off switch is a nice feature and the light beige color is more off white which is what I wanted. It is a very nice white. It also seems to be pretty durable as mine blew over in some heavy winds and survived unscathed.

 lisarhr
lisarhr

March 14, 2022

I would buy from this company again!

 Lee
Lee

March 14, 2022

It still looks great!

 luvagooddeal
luvagooddeal

March 14, 2022

Highly recommend!

 Rachel
Rachel

March 14, 2022

We love these parasols! We ordered 2

RachelA
RachelA

March 14, 2022

This is one great patio umbrella

 sandy
sandy

March 14, 2022

I needed something for a crazy spool my hubby brought home that I painted.

 Jessica L
Jessica L

March 14, 2022

Love this!

teenieTop
teenieTop

March 14, 2022

This is a good quality umbrella.

Mary B.
Mary B.

March 14, 2022

great deal, will get another

Chris Chouinard
Chris Chouinard

March 14, 2022

Very easy to assemble.

adrianne hurtig
adrianne hurtig

March 14, 2022

Easy to assemble and use

Lani
Lani

March 14, 2022

like the sturdiness and it is nice looking give a large are of shade

 William Schaal
William Schaal

March 14, 2022

arrived just in time fore my memorial day bar b q sky started getting gray winds kicked up. very strong it survived winds ive seen destroy othee umbrellas ive had. reccomened to neighbors

Paula Jane
Paula Jane

March 14, 2022

Love the material of this umbrella. Feels like canvas. Very sturdy and I think it will hold up well. I purchased the Navy. Hopefully it will not fade. So easy to crank up and down. Great price for the quality of this umbrella. Highly recommend!

 Laura H.
Laura H.

March 14, 2022

Very sturdy!

 Bob
Bob

March 14, 2022

So far so good.

Amy
Amy

March 14, 2022

The last umbrella I had did not have the tilt option and that was important to me when I was looking for a new umbrella. To make the most of the umbrella’s shade, the tilt option is necessary in my location. It has been a great purchase at a reasonable price.

Ruff Toyz
Ruff Toyz

March 14, 2022

I usually dont write reviews, but I actually like this Umbrella. Its the color I want. I should have got the stand with it also.

 M.Price
M.Price

March 14, 2022

I needed something for a tight area on my deck. I bought this in lime green. I LOVE it. It is easy to maneuver, and it is very effective in blocking the sun for our deck.

neal smith
neal smith

March 14, 2022

Would recomend !!

Steve Beck
Steve Beck

March 14, 2022

Lovely and durable.

Cheryl Bennett
Cheryl Bennett

March 14, 2022

we were pleasantly surprised by this item, how well made, and it comes with a strip to tie around during a storm

 Lhad
Lhad

March 14, 2022

really great umbrella looks beautiful and sturdy however it was too big for my small condo patio

 john s.
john s.

March 14, 2022

Beautiful color! Exactly what I was looking for

 Wilde-reader
Wilde-reader

March 14, 2022

Very good quality umbrella and fast shipping.

 Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

March 14, 2022

I have this set up in the back deck.i added a weighted umbrella bag that wraps around the base to keep it down and not tip over. This give us the shade we need where we put it.

Louise Viveros
Louise Viveros

March 14, 2022

I own a few standalone umbrellas by now, and this by far is the best because it had built in solar LED. I got the beige color, and it does come with the solar accessories, but noticed that the prior reviews about solar light not being included is of another color, mostly burgendy. So I’m not sure if it’s just the color option that’s missing the solar LED, but the beigh color has it.Like the other umbrellas I own, this umbrella fabric feels sturdy and blocks the sun really well, but the base is not very stable for the hanging umbrella especially since we recently experienced some strong wind and it swings quite a bit, especially in strong wind.

Sherry B.
Sherry B.

March 14, 2022

This patio umbrella has Great quality canvas & very sturdy construction. It opens smoothly with the crank handle with no catching or wobbling within the mechanism. The umbrella material is a good quality thick weight polyester with 100+ SPF which we love – It provides nice shade and sun protection. My husband loves the sand color that goes with our beach cottage theme and wont look all faded out from sun exposure. We also love the LED lights – they are a nice brightness, not to bight or to dim. We have a string of bistro lights around the perimeter of our deck so these are nice focus lighting on the area directly under the umbrella. I love the way our deck is shaping up.

 Susan
Susan

March 14, 2022

Fits perfectly over the hot tub for cold rainy nights

 Lynn
Lynn

March 14, 2022

This is a very hanging umbrella. I love that it has solar powered lights. It’s large at 10 feet and offers great coverage. Good quality.

 Hot mama
Hot mama

March 14, 2022

This umbrella was very easy to install and is beautiful.

John W. Dykes
John W. Dykes

March 14, 2022

This umbrella is what we hoped for and expect it will have a long life.

 Ralph G. Huffaker
Ralph G. Huffaker

March 14, 2022

Very nice umbrella for the price. We are happy with it.

Robert_N
Robert_N

March 14, 2022

Good quality
 Oceans
Oceans

March 14, 2022

Good quality, holds up well in wind and rain. Hand crank operation works well

Robert_N
Robert_N

March 14, 2022

Overall, a great product and I really like the color a lot. Living in the desert will expose it to harsh elements so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts!

 Sharon Jansen
Sharon Jansen

March 14, 2022

On my patio. purchased movable base , Easy to up and down, looks nice.

 Christine Wainwright
Christine Wainwright

March 14, 2022

Very happy with overall quality & sturdiness of this umbrella. Especially like that it has a pin locking it in place. Would definately purchase this item again

 Robbin M. Couture
Robbin M. Couture

March 14, 2022

Works like a charm. It is very sturdy and works perfectly.

Eric
Eric

March 10, 2022

The construction of this umbrella is excellent and I love the lights on the inside – they provide just the right amount of light to gently illuminate the table in low-light situations for a cozy feeling.

Debbie
Debbie

March 10, 2022

We found a new place for Distance Learning while we are quarantined. We ordered the umbrella for our patio set so the kids can work on the deck while we are on conference calls! Easy to assemble,I’d recommend this umbrella!

Najia
Najia

March 10, 2022

I was looking for an affordable umbrella . I was fortunate to find this one at half the price of a regular umbrella at Lovestory. When I saw that it also had LED solar lights, I was sold ! I wasn’t expecting a quality product but only one that would offer some shade by day and light by night. Well I was shocked 😳 when I opened the product. It was Fabulous! It is sturdy and well made . The fabric is good quality. … btw they offer a huge selection of fabric colors …..It is so beautiful. All my guests admired it and some are getting the same umbrella.

Tech
Tech

March 10, 2022

The sun protection is wonderful. Lots of coverage. It’s very sturdy. I’ve been using my umbrella almost daily for 2 months of writing this review and I’ve had no issues.

Luan
Luan

March 10, 2022

Love love love this umbrella! It is very sturdy and huge. The solar lights are great and give just enough light.

Ann
Ann

March 10, 2022

Seriously, this makes me so happy! I purchased the orange and it’s lovely.

Alwa
Alwa

March 10, 2022

I have been wanting an umbrella for my outdoor table for a long time, I just couldn’t stomach paying such a high price. When I saw this one I took a chance. It’s fantastic! Assembly took maybe 3 minutes. I’m glad I read the reviews about the solar pack on the top. Basically take the top off carefully, if it doesn’t automatically come off. There is a wire clip in the umbrella that needs to connect to the solar power connection. Then Ta-da, the lights work.

Susan
Susan

March 10, 2022

THANK YOU, Best Choice Products!

PJ
PJ

March 10, 2022

I cannot explain to you how amazing this umbrella is! its beautiful especially with the solar LED lights lit up at night!

Lily
Lily

March 09, 2022

I so want to try something like this for our patio.

Danny
Danny

March 09, 2022

Absolutely beautiful! I have purchased 2of these patio Umbrellas. I live in Phoenix AZ and the sun never stops shinning bright.

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