Top 10 Best Garden Parasols 2017

Compare The Top 10 Best Garden Parasols From Our Comparison Table Below
1) Gardensity Parasol2) Outsunny Umbrella Cantilever Parasol3) Jarder Parasol Set With Base & Cover4) VonHaus 2.7M Steel Powder Coated Parasol5) Bentley Garden Umbrella Parasol
Gardensity Parasol Buy now Buy now Buy now Buy nowBentley Garden Umbrella Parasol Buy now
Average User Rating4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
Height2.7m 2.7m2.5m 2.4m2.7m
Canopy Diameter2.7m3m3m2.7m2.7m
Number of Ribs68666
TiltYesYesYesYesYes
Crank Handle (Opens and Closes Canopy)YesYesYesYesYes
Pole Diameter3.8cmFreestandingFreestanding3.8cm3.8cm
Base IncludedNo

Recommended base
No

Recommended base
YesNo

Recommended base
No

Recommended base
Weight4.3kg12kg12kg4.7kg4.9kg
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6) Miadomodo Garden Umbrella 7) Outsunny Patio Parasol With Lights8) Kingfisher 2.4m Wooden Parasol9) UKayed Fringed Parasol10) Homcom Banana Garden Parasol
Buy now Buy now2.4m Wooden Parasol Buy nowUKayed Fringed Parasol Buy nowHomcom Banana Garden Parasol Buy now
Average User Rating4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)
Height2.35m2.4m2.2m 2.32m 2.6m
Canopy Diameter2.5m2.7m2.4m2.49m3m
Number of Ribs88666
TiltNoYesNoYesYes
Crank Handle (Opens and Closes Canopy)YesYesNoYesYes
Pole Diameter3cm3.8cm3.8cm3.8cmFreestanding
Base IncludedNo

Recommended base
No

Recommended base
No

Recommended base
No

Recommended base
No

Recommended base
Weight3.8kg6kg5kg10kg12kg
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A Guide To The Best Garden Parasols

It’s always great to have some sunshine but sometimes it’s also nice to sit in the shade knowing that the sun is still shining. Enhance the look of your garden furniture by having a parasol, it’s also portable so you can place it anywhere in your garden.  A garden parasol can be convenient by providing shade when you’re relaxing on your sun lounger or garden hammock.

A garden parasol is space efficient as it can close up, so when it’s not in use and during winter months it can be stored away.  Most of the garden parasols will come with a crank handle which allows you to wind open or close the canopy.  The parasols without a crank handle can still open and close but it’ll just require more effort.

Most of the parasols in the table will have alternative colour options available so you can choose accordingly to match with your garden.  We have reviewed and compared each of the parasols to determine what position it should rank in our top 10 garden parasols table, although this is a guideline only because your final choice may depend on personal preference and what type of garden you have.

 

How To Choose The Best Parasol

When searching for the best garden parasol to buy, here are the main things you should take into account:

Freestanding or basic – Freestanding parasols can also be known as cantilever parasols, and allows you to freely place it anywhere in the garden. These types of parasols do still require a base to hold it in place as mentioned below. With basic parasols most people tend to place it through the centre of their garden table, so choose a parasol where the diameter is wide enough to provide shade for the number of people that’ll be sitting around the table.

Height – This will usually be fixed, however you can get height adjustable garden parasols which means you can also control the amount of shade it will provide by lowering or increasing the height.

Canopy diameter – The wider the canopy diameter the bigger the area it will provide shade to. The size that’ll be suitable for you could depend on the size of your garden, number of people you often have over and how much sunlight do you actually want to block out.

Base – For most garden parasols the base has to be purchased separately, for the parasols requiring a base you would need to know the diameter of the pole so you can buy a base that’ll fit the pole.  We’ve included the diameter of the pole for the parasols requiring a base and we’ve suggested what base to buy in the table above.

Freestanding parasols requires slabs to hold it in place as shown in the table above. The slabs we recommend will hold the base in place and prevent it from tilting, you can also choose to use your own slabs or any other method to hold the parasol in place.

Tilt – Most of the garden parasols will include this feature, but it can be very handy to have as tilting the angle of the parasol can provide more shade without having to move the parasol.

 

Useful Related Products:Garden Parasol Cover

Parasol Carry Case/Cover

  • Parasol cover and carry case to cover a parasol of up to 2.7m.
  • Made from polyester and can be fastened with the drawstring.
  • Keeps your parasol clean and protected when not in use.

 

Cantilever Parasol CoverCantilever Cover

  • High quality cover which easily slides over your cantilever parasol.
  • Polypropylene material makes it water resistant and provides UV protection.
  • Keeps your parasol clean and gives it protection when not in use.

 

Solar Parasol LED Lights

  • 60 LED lights to brighten up your garden when it’s dark.
  • Easy to install by attaching the strings along the ribs and beams.
  • Separate solar panel allows you to position it where it’ll get the most exposure to sunlight.