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Best 16 ft Patio Umbrellas – Extra Large Umbrellas

A 16 ft umbrella is an extra-large umbrella that will provide a shade of 181 sq ft (octagon) or 256 sq ft (square), perfect for four pool loungers, dining set with oval, round or rectangular table measuring up to 12 feet ideal for 10-14 people. You can also use it for about or 8-10 people deep-seating.

Since they are huge, these umbrellas are ideal for commercial spaces, including your hotels, cafes, resorts, restaurants. However, they are still perfect for your residential lounging, dining, conversations, meeting, and in your deck, waterside, poolside, garden, patio, or anywhere you want them, so long as they can fit.

What to expect

If you need a 16 ft umbrella, you can get around (octagon) or square cantilever or market (center post) patio umbrella.

Their price will range from as little as $200 to as high as $6000 (high-end). The high-end umbrellas are robust, durable, and luxurious residential and commercial umbrellas, not the usual ones you get at your local hardware stores or even in most online marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Wayfair, etc.

Finally, most manufacturers allow you to choose the frame and the fabric type and color you want for luxurious umbrellas. 

1. Frankford 16 ft Nova Giant Telescoping Umbrella

Are you looking for a high-end, elegant, and luxurious wind-resistant 16 ft patio umbrella? Frankford 16ft Nova Giant Telescoping Umbrella is one of the best you will ever find in the market.

Frankford has over 121 years of providing commercial-grade, beautiful, and well-designed outdoor umbrellas built to last for a long time. All their umbrellas are made in the US using the best materials in the industry to ensure durability.

Details and specifications

  • Type: Market
  • Shape: Round (octagon)
  • Size: 16 ft
  • Color: 25 vivid colors (19 solid and 6 striped)
  • Frame: Commercial grade extruded aluminum mast in Matte Silver finish with internal strength channels and eight extruded aluminum ribs.
  • Canopy: 9 oz marine grade solution-dyed acrylic canopy
  • Base options: Heavy-duty base, direct surface mounting plate, or in-ground mount
  • Mast/Pole diameter: 4 inches
  • Dimensions: Crank height: 43 inches, closed clearance: 72 inches, open clearance: 98 inches, Overall height when open: 126 inches, and overall heigh closed 170 inches.
  • Opening mechanism: Crank lift
  • Price: $5,066.00

What we liked

  • It comes in a beautiful looking 9 ounces, marine-grade, solution-dyed acrylic canopy fabric in 25 vivid colors, i.e., nineteen solid and six striped. The material offers UV protection, is waterproof, and has a ten-year warranty. Therefore, the umbrella isn’t going to fade any day soon.
  • This 16 ft patio umbrella has a sturdy frame made of anodized extruded aluminum. The pole has four internal channels for extra strength, and you receive a five-year warranty on the frame and a three-year warranty on the pole’s powder coat, against peeling flaking, chipping, fading, or bubbling)
  • Telescope, i.e., the upper part of the mast rises as you close it, allowing the canopy to close without moving the furniture. When fully closed, it leaves a 72-inch clearance.
  • Can withstand winds of up to 50-60 mile per hour
  • Allows for multiple mounting, i.e., temporary with a base, semi-permanent, or permanent (most recommended). 
  • The reinforced grommets and very durable nylon wrap will ensure the canopy stays intact on the frame, i.e., it won’t tear.
  • It can withstand even very harsh conditions and doesn’t need much maintenance.
  • Built in the US
  • Easy to open and close via a crank lift.

What we didn’t like

  • It is costly.
  • Not tiltable

Verdict

If you are looking for a telescoping, extra-large umbrella with a superior canopy and frame, Frankford 16ft Nova Giant Telescoping Umbrella is simply the best.

Whether you need it for your resort, country club, restaurant, or residential use in your patio, deck, garden, and so on, you can never go from with this commercial-grade, extra-large umbrella.

Frankford 16ft Nova Giant Telescoping Umbrella

2. Shademaker Galaxy 16’4″ Cantilever Patio Umbrella with Crank Lift

This 16 ft cantilever umbrella is another superior quality, commercial-grade patio umbrella made with the best marine-grade materials with an option of choosing from various canopy fabrics.

Shademaker is a top commercial outdoor umbrella manufacturer whose architectural essence, combined with the best material choice, delivers the highest quality, durable, and strong umbrellas.

Details and specification

  • Type: Cantilever
  • Size: 16 ft 4 inches (5 meters)
  • Shape: Round (octagon)
  • Coverage:
  • Canopy: Canopy options are 100% solution-dyed acrylic- Sunbrella awning grade, 100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic – Sunbrella, Docril, or Outdura furniture Grade or 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester – O’bravia awning Grade
  • Colors: It is available in a wide array of colors. The exact colors available depends on the specific fabric you choose.
  • Frame: Commercial-grade aluminum with a silver anodized finish (Pole and the 8, 0.11 thick oval ribs)
  • Mounting: You have an option of galaxy in-ground or concrete mounting kit
  • Pole diameter: 4.72 inches by 3.15 inches– oval mast that is 0.21 inches thick 
  • Dimensions: Overall height: 10 ft 2 inches, lower hub height when open: 7 feet 5 inches, crank height: 3ft 1 inch, and rib end heigh when open: 7ft 6 inches
  • Opening: Crank lift
  • Price: $4,289.00 (Patioliving.com)
  • Extras: Protective cover
  • Weight: 250 lbs

What we liked

  • Shademaker has the best canopy fabrics and gives you a chance to pick the material you prefer. All the fabrics come in several colors, are water-resistant, and offer UV protection. Also, they will not fade quickly. However, the exact choice you take may affect how long they last without fading. Solution-dyed polyester may fade faster.
  • The anodized aluminum frame is sturdy and very durable. It can withstand strong wind gusts, i.e., rated 8 on the Beaufort wind rating scale.
  • You can rotate it 360 degrees to cover multiple spaces or follow the sun
  • It has a crank lift system for opening and closing with a high-grade stainless steel cable to ensure durability.
  • They recommend a licensed person to install it.
  • The umbrella comes with a 5-year warranty, and the sunbrella fabric has a 10-year warranty.
  • Vent to keep it cool and stop the canopy from trapping the wind.

What we didn’t like

  • It is costly.
  • Not tiltable

Verdict

From poolside to the restaurant to hotels to resorts to your residential patio, lawn deck, or garden, Shademaker Galaxy 16’4 Crank Lift Octagon Patio Umbrella is what you need if you are tired of replacing your umbrellas due to breakage or fading.

While it may look a little expensive, we highly recommend you settle for a 100% solution-dyed fabric as it doesn’t fade quickly.  

Finally, although it is for commercial use, you can still use it at your residential place if you need such a vast shade.

Shademaker Galaxy 16 ft 4 inches Cantilever Patio Umbrella with Crank Lift

3. Shademaker 16’4″ Astral Market Umbrella

Shademaker 16’4″ Astral Telescoping Market Umbrella available in octagonal and square shapes is another beautiful, high-end commercial grade market patio umbrella to consider.

Details and specification

  • Type: European style center pole or market umbrella
  • Size: 16 ft 4 inches (5 meters)
  • Shape: Octagon or square
  • Coverage: 266 sq ft (square) and 210 sq ft (octagon)
  • Canopy: Three canopy options, i.e., 100% solution-dyed acrylic (Sunbrella awning grade, 100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic (Sunbrella, Docril, or Outdura furniture Grade), or 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester (O’bravia awning Grade).
  • Colors: Available in a wide array of colors
  • Frame: Galvanized aluminum with a silver anodized finish (Pole and 8, 0.11 thick oval ribs) and a galvanized internal mast.
  • Mounting: Inground mount kit, concrete mount kit, or base at least 600 lbs (octagon) and 700 lbs (square).
  • Pole diameter: 3.25 inches and 0.15 inches thick 
  • Dimensions: Overal heigh when open: 9’ 2” (octagon) and 9’ 6” (square), overall height when closed: 12’ 3” (octagon) and 13’ 3”, lower hub height when open: 7’ 1” (octagon) 6’ 8” (square), and rib end heigh when open: 7’5”
  • Opening: Crank lift
  • Price: $3,179.00 (AuthenTEEK)
  • Extras: Protective cover, internal mast cover (optional)
  • Weight: 168 lbs (square) and 150 lbs (octagon).

What we liked

  • The umbrella telescopes when you close it, i.e., the upper part goes up when you close to allow you to close it over your furniture.  Otherwise, you will have to move your table since the canopy is huge and your furniture would cause an obstruction.
  • Superior canopy choice.  You have a wide range of the best canopy fabric available in many colors. These fabrics are waterproof, and they will protect you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays (UPF 50+)
  • It is a very sturdy and durable anodized aluminum frame that will not easily break, corrode, chip, peel, or rust. The umbrella can stand up to 40MPH of wind.
  • Easy to open or close, thanks to the crank lift with a removable handle.
  • It comes with a 5-year warranty and a 10-year warranty on sunbrella fabric.
  • Wind vent to allow hot air and wind to escape.

What didn’t like

  • Costly
  • Not tiltable
  • Best for commercial usage

Verdict

While it is intended for commercial usage, Shademaker 16’4″ Astral Market Umbrella will still be a perfect choice to use in your residential garden, patio, deck, backyard, or poolside.

This beautiful and luxurious, high-end market patio umbrella is durable, can withstand high winds, and comes in breathtaking colors.

Shademaker 16 ft 4 inches Astral Market Umbrella
Octagon
Shademaker 16 ft 4 inches Astral Square Market Umbrella
Square

4. Best Choice Products 16ft Extra Large Outdoor Patio Market Umbrella with Cross Base and Crank

This 16ft Extra Large Outdoor Patio Market Umbrella by Best Choice Products should be your second consideration if you need something affordable. However, don’t expect it to match the high-end, luxurious commercial brands we have looked at that cost thousands of dollars.

Best Choice Products (BCP) 16ft Extra Large Outdoor Patio Market Umbrella is a famous company that sells affordable yet well-made patio umbrellas, stands, as well as other outdoor products, toys, pets supplies, musical instruments, and so on.

Details and specification

  • Type: Market patio umbrella
  • UPCs: BCP SKY4668 and BCP  SKY4670
  • Size: 16ft
  • Shape: Round (octagon)
  • Color: Green, tan and red
  • Frame: Aluminum pole and eight aluminum ribs
  • Canopy: 210 gsm polyester fabric
  • Base: Cross base
  • Pole diameter: 2.275 inches
  • Dimensions: Overall height: 7.83ft (94 inches) and crank height: 45 inches
  • Opening: Crank lift
  • Price: $219.99-$229.99 (Walmart)

What we liked

  • It is affordable. For a price of no more than 230 dollars, this extra-large patio umbrella is all yours.
  • The aluminum frame is sturdy, and it won’t corrode or rust easily.
  • This 16-foot patio umbrella has a heavy-duty canopy, i.e., a 210gsm fabric that is water and UV resistant and has a valance that makes it look amazing.
  • Wind vent to all hot air to escape and avoid trapping (it gives way for wind).

What we didn’t like

  • The polyester canopy fades fast
  • Not wind-resistant, i.e., tends to break or snap easily if it is windy.

Verdict

This giant patio umbrella by BCP is an excellent choice if you want something affordable and don’t intend to use it in windy places. Close it during high winds or storms. Similarly, never let it remain open overnight.

Finally, ensure you match it with any good cantilever patio umbrella base with a weight of not less than 160 pounds (10 times the canopy size) for free standing and about half the weight if you will be using it with a table.

Best Choice Products 16ft Extra Large Outdoor Polyester Patio Market Umbrella

5. Sundale Outdoor 16 FT Aluminum Patio Umbrella Table Market Drape Umbrella with Crank and Cross Bar Set

Sundale Outdoor 16 FT Aluminum Patio Umbrella Table Market Drape Umbrella with Crank and Cross Bar Set is an affordable 16 ft umbrella that looks more or less like the BCP above.

Details and specification

  • Type: Market
  • Size: 16 ft
  • Shape: Round (octagon)
  • Colors: Dark green and tan
  • Frame: Rust-free powder-coated aluminum (pole and eight ribs)
  • Canopy: 100% polyester fabric with a Grade 4 min. at 1000 hours of colorfastness  
  • Base: Cross base
  • Pole diameter: 2.28 inches
  • Dimensions: Overall height: 10 ft 
  • Opening: Crank lift
  • Price: $299.99 (Walmart)
  • Extras: Air vent, closure strap

What we liked

  • Affordable
  • The powder-coated frame will not rust, peel, chip, or corrode.
  • Cross-base makes it compatible with heavier cantilever bases.
  • The 100% polyester canopy fabric is water-resistant and protects against UV light.
  • It is easy to close and open via a crank life

What we didn’t like

  • Breaks easily
  • Not tiltable
  • The canopy fades quickly
Sundale Outdoor 16 FT Aluminum Patio Umbrella Table Market Drape Umbrella with Crank and Cross Bar Set

Custom-made 16 ft patio umbrellas

Besides the above 16 ft patio umbrella, you can also order custom-made ones from Allegro Classic. They have many extra-large contract patio umbrellas, market, and cantilevers that are 16 ft or even larger, with some being double and quad cantilevers.

Similarly, Pogessi has customizable umbrellas, i.e., Magnum 16 ft customizable square umbrella and a King collection with a rectangular 16×13 ft cantilever umbrella.

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