I was looking for a sturdy attractive patio umbrella in my price range and looked for a long time. This one works really well if the angle of the sun is a problem. It feels very sturdy and it's super easy to move around. The assembly was incredibly easy. I'm a little worried that the cord that makes the canopy go up looks very thin. On my old umbrella it was at least three times as thick. I hope it's strong.
Also the purple color really worked out with my gray patio furniture.
Love the umbrella overall. It's well constructed and was packaged very well. The instructions were very easy for assembly, and the shipping was fast. The umbrella has a lot of options for various shading positions, which is nice. The price was reasonable for the product no doubt.
The reason for my four-star review in lieu of a five-star, is every time I attempt to open the umbrella from the closed position, I have to first pull slightly on the corners of each of the poles holding the canopy and then give the center a little push to get it started. From there, it opens adequately. I sent a text message to BLUU Customer Service, as you can't call them, and I have not as of yet received a reply. I've never had to give an outdoor umbrella a push to get it going every time it opens. In the grand scheme of things to get upset over, it's not a huge deal, but it is a little annoying.
As for the umbrella base that was suggested for this product from Amazon; that's an entirely different review, which you should read...and read them all before you buy!
Space is at a premium on my bluestone patio so I didn’t want to use a huge bulky weighted base to hold the 9x9 cantilever umbrella in place. I went to the local hardware store, bought some long lag bolts, four 80lb bags of cement and some rebar to give this beauty a permanent home. I have just over 6 feet of clearance walking under the umbrella which is perfect and also doesn’t block our view of the ocean from inside the house. I do get a little anxiety in gusty winds as it flexes a fair bit. I have never had a cantilever umbrella before but based on their design I suppose a certain amount of flex is to be expected. It would be nice to know what it is actually rated at so I can have a little more confidence leaving it up. I know the base isn’t going anywhere; time will tell where the next weakest link may be. Overall though we are very happy! Thanks Bluu!!
BLUU’s Sequoia Square Cantilever Hanging Umbrella provides generous shade and space with a rectangular solution-dyed fabric canopy. The robust cantilever frame and innovative infinite tilt mechanism are designed for effortless adjustment and can withstand daily use.
Our umbrella frame is made of rust-free aluminum alloy with 8 heavy duty ribs which allows the umbrella to stand strong.
Sturdier PA 66 reinforced material crank handle & An icon-based interface user control panel can provide a simple to use.
The convenient foot pedal features a 360-degree swivel system that makes it easy to enjoy the shade all day long.
SPECIFICATIONS & SIZES
US Standard AATCC Grade 5.
PREMIUM SOLUTION DYED FABRIC
The canopy is made of premium solution dyed fabric with US Standard AATCC 16 Grade 5 which allows for fade, water and UV protection.
VIDEO OF SEQUOIA CANTILEVER UMBRELLA
Bluu has designed the umbrella to make it easy for you to use. Simply rotate the crank handle to open the umbrella. Don't forget to plug the safety latch so that you can fully enjoy the shade safely! Tilt the umbrella canopy with our easy-to-press button according to the position of the sun. No more fuss. Open, close, tilt with ease!
CAUTION & CARE
We advise you to use a weighted base(Sold Separately) to secure the umbrella, or insert it onto a patio table. Cover and store at night or during extreme weather conditions to extend service life of your new umbrella. We proudly provide a 1-year warranty service (for entire umbrella) and 24/7 customer service.