By EJ from
Alb.,NM area on September 12, 2016
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Nice umbrella, but one of the design issues is the pole has but 25" clearance from the bottom to where the closed arms of the umbrella end? I don't know of too many patio tables that low, most I've measured are 27 to 29" high. So this umbrella will not completely close to enable the closer wrap to be used that would allow the umbrella to be completely closed during mild windy days and left in place with the table.
ProsThe crank system feels secure, umbrella has no problems folding/unfolding. As instructions suggest don't over crank to facilitate the lean of the umbrella, it only takes about two extra to get to that point. Fabric is very nice, time will dictate how it handles the sun out here in the south west with our 100 degree days. The pole finish is done very well.
ConsAs aforementioned in our particular case the bottom of the pole is just too short to allow the umbrella to stay with the table in a completed folded position. I would recommend the umbrella but do some research on what height table you have and how the umbrella will be used.