3 Best Cantilever Garden Parasols

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Cantilever garden parasols are an excellent way to provide shade for your outdoor activities.

In a nutshell, a cantilever parasol is a freestanding umbrella that attaches to the ground with out any additional structural support. Quite often they are bought as a patio set.

The best ones can be found here, and they come in many different shapes and sizes so you’ll find one that fits your needs perfectly!

Also, for our keen gardeners – The cantilever garden parasols are a great way to protect your plants from the sun. They provide protection for up to 6 hours and also reduce the need for watering due to less exposure to the precious leaves.

Cantilever Parasol Recommendations

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1. Cantilever Parasol Set – Jarder

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Overall rating :  4 / 5

Quality

350g/m2 polyester with polyacrylic chloride coating. Translation – It’s great quality and highly waterproof.

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 10 minutes

Cost

You pay for the quality. Think of it as an investment.

This 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.

Key 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.

Fully Waterproof

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

The fabric is 250 – 350 gsm 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.

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).

Easy To Adjust Shade

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.

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Professional Tip

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

Pros

  • Fully waterproof
  • Good quality & stylish
  • Easy to adjust shade
  • Easily constructed by 1 person

Cons

  • Expensive

Conclusion

The highest quality parasol is our first pick on this list. To be honest, it ticked all of our boxes – decent max height, study base and thick canvas parasol cover. 

This is what we look for in a cantilever parasol. The added bonus for this one is that it packs away – making it ultra portable.

2. Cantilever Parasol Set – Costway

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Overall rating :  3.5 / 5

Quality

180g polyester and curved hanging powder coated steel. It’s a decent finish!

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 5 minutes

Cost

Great value pick and the inclusion of solar LED lights is a bargain

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
quick tips

Professional Tip

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

Pros

  • Showerproof
  • Available in 4 colours
  • Solar lights included
  • UV protection

Cons

  • Colour can fade over time due to UV

Conclusion

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

3. Cantilever Parasol Set – TecTake

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Overall rating :  3 / 5

Quality

180g polyester and curved hanging powder coated steel. It’s a decent finish!

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 5 minutes

Cost

Great value pick and the inclusion of solar LED lights is a bargain

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
quick tips

Professional Tip

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

Pros

  • Impressive crank mechanism
  • Surprisingly good build quality
  • Good customer service with TecTake

Cons

  • Not built for VERY windy conditions

Conclusion

It was 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!

What is a Cantilever Parasol?

In a nutshell, it’s a static 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

Wrap Up & Discussion

We hope our guide has helped you make an informed purchase of a parasol. 

Now we’d like to turn it over to you:

Which cantilever did you purchase in the end?

Or maybe you have an excellent piece of content that you think we should add.

Either way, let us know by leaving a comment right now. Our team appreciates the love!