Best Cantilever Garden Parasols

Last Updated On: April 20th, 2019

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Garden Parasols have always been a popular item in the UK but quite often they have to be bought as part of a patio set.

However, the free-standing Cantilever Parasol is growing in popularity and fast in 2018…

These adjustable free standing garden umbrellas ensure that being in the shade is a real possibility when the sun is blazing down.

We all know the risks of high exposure to the sun on our skin.

You can place them anywhere in the garden, take them on holiday or camping with you and also use them beside the pool.

3m Cantilever Parasol Set – Jarder

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Best Cantilever Garden Parasols 2This Jarder Parasol set is my preferred choice when it comes to creating your own shaded area whether its in your garden or another location.

It is Jarder’s most expensive model but has some great features that similar types of garden parasol don’t.

For me, one of the best features is that once you’ve bought this item there is nothing else to buy (unlike other brands).

This makes things much easier and to be honest its a good feeling knowing that there are no hidden costs after buying it.

So What Will You Receive

Here’s what you’ll receive when you buy from Amazon.

  1. 3M Parasol Umbrella
  2. Heavy Duty Frame
  3. Base for Stability
  4. Canopy Cover
  5. Choice from 4 colours

What’s so good about it?

There are lots to like about this portable parasol but here are my 5 preferred features.

Easy to Build

These garden parasol sets can sometimes look a little daunting to build but that simply isn’t true.

The first time you build it will be your longest and after that, you’ll wonder why it took you so long the first time.

It literally takes me 2 minutes to set mine up now.

Will keep you dry

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Normally we buy our garden umbrellas to shade us but if you live in the UK like I do, then you know there will probably be a passing shower at some point.

Well, worry not…

The fabric is 250gsm which put simply weighs 250 grams per square metre.

To help you understand the standard of waterproofing, most decent waterproof pop up gazebos are around this level, so, even though you’ve not bought it to keep you dry, it will if required.

Sturdy Base

The fact that a base is included is a huge positive.

Quite often, for reasons I don’t understand, some companies supply the umbrella but without the base. CRAZY…

The base is quite simple, they’re 4 large separate pieces of plastic that form a slab that just slots over the feet of the stand. Once filled with water they weigh approximately 60kg and form a solid and excellent support for the umbrella (Important).

Fill them with water as its so much easier than trying to fill with sand and can simply be tipped away after use.

Easy To Adjust Shade

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The umbrella is huge at 3m and can eliminate the sun for long periods.

The ability to easily adjust the canopy means that you can also follow the sun as it moves.

There is a foot pedal at the base of the frame so that you can simply press and the swivel the canopy to your desired position.

Superior Quality (Premium)

Everything about this Jarder parasol set screams out high quality.

Whether it’s the material used for the canopy, the excellent cover to protect the product when not in use or the aluminium pole that is the backbone of the garden shade.

The fact that this parasol has a higher price tag seems irrelevant because all the features it has far outweigh the extra cost of buying the product.

Technical Specs & Details

Parasol Max Height (260cms)

The maximum height of the parasol is 260cms which is 2.6 metres high therefore there is plenty of room for standing upright underneath (8.5 feet).

Base Details

The base is in 4 sections and each section measures 50cm x 50cm and is 7cm high.

Each section can be easily filled with water as there is a plug situated at the side of the base itself.

Each base when empty weighs just 2kgs but once filled with water they add a total of 60kgs which adds a huge amount of stability to this cantilever parasol.

The Cover

The quality of the cover is very important as this increases the longevity of the entire product.

The cover is 100% water resistant and has 8 eyelets and a chord included so once you’ve finished with it you can simply wrap it up until future use.

There are 2 air inlets or outlets if you want to call them that to help prevent moisture which will prevent mould growth.

There’s nothing worse than having to scrub the canopy before you use it next time.

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3m Cantilever Parasol Set – Costway

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Costway are one of our favourite brands when it comes to high quality cantilever parasols like this one.

Let’s explore some of the key features…

Key Features

  • 24 solar LED lights included
  • Available in 4 colours
  • Waterproof: Showerproof polyester fabric
  • Material: 180g Polyester, curved hanging powder coated steel pole
  • Weight: 15.5kgs
  • Dimensions: 3m Canopy Diameter

  • The solar lights are awesome!
  • Easy assembly
  • Umbrella & crank handle very easy to use
  • Handles medium wind well
  • Need to be careful with high winds


This one feels study and high quality. We also assembled it in record time because it had super easy to follow instructions.

Great value for money.

Professional Tip
Add more strength to the umbrella base using sandbags, blocks or concrete.

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3.5m Cantilever Parasol Set – TecTake

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This Cantilever Parasol set from TecTake is great value for money.

If you’re in a rush and on a strict budget, we recommend this one.

Also, while it’s not built for high winds we took one of our garden planters and placed it on the base.

This weighed it down perfectly for medium winds!

Let’s explore some of the key features…

Key Features

  • UV Protection
  • Available in 2 colours
  • Crank-Mechanism
  • Waterproof: Showerproof polyester fabric
  • Material: 180g Polyester, curved hanging powder coated steel pole
  • Weight: 13.5kgs
  • Dimensions: 3.5m Canopy Diameter

  • Perfect for garden, patio and balcony
  • Great value for money
  • Suprisingly good build quality
  • Good customer service with TecTake
  • Not built for VERY windy conditions


It is hard to fault this one.

Great quality item, well packaged and speedy delivery.

Also, the look for the price – you’re going to get some compliments about the build quality.

But your friends don’t have to know how cheap it was. Enjoy!

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Some fixings are difficult to slide after a while. Try applying furniture polish and polish off, then slide again.

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What is a Cantilever Parasol?

In a nutshell, it’s a garden umbrella.

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Otherwise known as a banana umbrella or hanging umbrella it is designed to give you shade in the garden.

These are extremely popular because they are designed to hang over furniture without getting in your way.

Also, they use their own unique weighted base which can be screwed into patios or decking.

Why It Is Important to Have a Cantilever Parasol

  • Keep beverages cool during parties
  • Be an awesome host – some of your guests want to be in the shade
  • UV protection – it will help you take breaks from the rays
  • Cantilever style compliments pretty much any outdoor furniture
  • Easily cover an area of the lawn for children to play in
  • No obstruction because base is out of your way
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Cantilever Parasols with Base or Without

Below is a list of the varying sizes with reviews of outdoor umbrellas to help you decide which one to buy.

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Jamie is the Founder and Editor of the Windproof Gazebos. He's had a lifelong love affair with outdoor furniture and a fascination with gazebos. He's been known to assemble gazebos (for good friends) just for the satisfaction and has a tendency to hurt himself while testing them out in the garden.

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