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3 Best Cantilever Garden Parasols

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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 2020…

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

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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.

Cantilever Parasol Recommendations

Best Choice
Aufun Aluminium Cantilever Parasol Diameter 300 cm with Solar LED Lighting Parasol with Crank Device Height Adjustable UV Protection 40 + Water-Repellent Canopy Crank Umbrella 8 Struts
Uniprodo Hanging Parasol Cantilever Umbrella Tiltable Square Garden Umbrella 250cm Orange UNI_UMBRELLA_2SQ250OR (UPF50+, Polyester, Fabric Density 180g/m²)
Premium Pick
COSTWAY 3M Outdoor LED Parasol Patio Solar Sun Shade Garden Banana Cantilever Hanging Umbrella (Orange)
Greenbay 3m Banana Parasol - Crank Mechanism Sun Shade Canopy Cantilever Hanging Umbrella for Outdoor Garden Patio Summer Camping - Cream
Dimensions
3m
2.5m
3m
3m
Our Rating
(4.3/5)
(4.1/5)
(4/5)
(4.1/5)
No. of Reviews
84 Reviews
84 Reviews
108 Reviews
105 Reviews
Best Choice
Aufun Aluminium Cantilever Parasol Diameter 300 cm with Solar LED Lighting Parasol with Crank Device Height Adjustable UV Protection 40 + Water-Repellent Canopy Crank Umbrella 8 Struts
Dimensions
3m
Our Rating
(4.3/5)
No. of Reviews
84 Reviews
Pricing
Uniprodo Hanging Parasol Cantilever Umbrella Tiltable Square Garden Umbrella 250cm Orange UNI_UMBRELLA_2SQ250OR (UPF50+, Polyester, Fabric Density 180g/m²)
Dimensions
2.5m
Our Rating
(4.1/5)
No. of Reviews
84 Reviews
Pricing
Premium Pick
COSTWAY 3M Outdoor LED Parasol Patio Solar Sun Shade Garden Banana Cantilever Hanging Umbrella (Orange)
Dimensions
3m
Our Rating
(4/5)
No. of Reviews
108 Reviews
Pricing
Greenbay 3m Banana Parasol - Crank Mechanism Sun Shade Canopy Cantilever Hanging Umbrella for Outdoor Garden Patio Summer Camping - Cream
Dimensions
3m
Our Rating
(4.1/5)
No. of Reviews
105 Reviews
Pricing

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.

Overall rating :  4 / 5

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

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Conclusion

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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.


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

Overall rating :  3.5 / 5

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

Professional Tip

Pros

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

Cons

  • Colour can fade over time due to UV

Conclusion

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



Quality

100% UV proof polyester fabric and aluminium poles. Can't complain!

Speed

1 individual constructed this in 10 minutes

Cost

The best value pick on the list. Buy this if you're on a strict budget

Overall rating :  3 / 5

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

Professional Tip

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not built for VERY windy conditions

Conclusion

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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!

Last update on 2020-10-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author James

James is the Editor of Windproof Gazebos. Born into a family of Landscape Architects, he has been designing gardens professionally for 5 years. As time marches forward, and as the world changes, he finds comfort in making his own garden look better and helping others along this journey.

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