If you prefer a cantilever patio umbrella that you can rotate 360 degrees to cover any place around it without having to move it, Best Choice Products 10ft 360-Degree LED Cantilever Offset Patio Umbrella w/ Tilt will do precisely that. Just step on the foot pedal and rotate it with your hand to a preferred area.
This BCP 10 foot offset umbrella will offer 70 square feet shade perfect for up to 72-inch tables (square, round or rectangular) with 6-8 chairs or two pool loungers.
Note: While it is stated as a 10ft umbrella, the canopy for this Best Choice Products cantilever umbrella isn’t 10ft, i.e., the umbrella is 116 inches or 9.67 feet.
Details and specification
|Type||Cantilever or offset patio umbrella|
|Manufacturer||Best Choice Products|
|Universal Product Codes (UPCs)||SKY5260: 842957117161|
|Canopy shape||Round (octagon)|
|Fabric color||Tan, navy blue, red, light blue, orange, gray, burgundy, green, and brown|
|Pole material and diameter||2-inches aluminum pole|
|Ribs||8 aluminum ribs (one rib is part of the support arm)|
|Overall pole height||8.41 feet (101 inches)|
|Base||34.5-inch heavy-duty cross steel base|
|Wind vent||Vent for wind and heat ventilation|
|Base weights||Buy separately|
|Opening mechanism||Hand-crank lift|
|Tilt mechanism||Lift the glide handle to 5 locking position|
Like all other umbrellas from Best Choice Products, it has a polyester canopy that comes in nine lovely solid colors. You can’t fail to get something that will perfectly complement your patio, garden, poolside, deck, lawn, or wherever you intend to use it.
Besides offering UV protection, according to the manufacturer, the canopy is water and fade resistant (will give you many colors of vibrance).
It is true that polyester is an excellent fabric that will resist chemicals, is strong, doesn’t stretch, dries fast, doesn’t crease much, or even extend, among other qualities.
However, expect it to fade quickly. Sunbrella or olefin would have performed much better. Also, you could expect better colorfastness from solution-dyed polyester.
The umbrella has a powder-coated aluminum frame with a 2-inch pole and 8 ribs and a steel cross base. The powder-coating will ensure that it doesn’t chip, peel chip, rust, or corrode.
As you know, aluminum is lightweight, doesn’t corrode or rust, withstands cold temperatures, among other properties.
However, the aluminum pole and arm are vulnerable to snapping when used in windy places. Snapping is one of the issues you may face. A steel frame would perform much better.
This Best Choice Products umbrella has a crank mechanism for opening and closing it and a glide to tilt functionality where you squeeze and lift or lower the handle to any of the five locking positions
Also, it has an air vent (allows wind to escape as well as hot air from underneath the canopy area) and has a touch-fastening strap to hold the canopy whenever you close it securely.
What we liked most about this umbrella: the 360-degree rotation, where you can rotate it to any angle. To do so, step on a foot pedal with your feet and use your hands to turn the pole (umbrella).
Finally, we have an issue with the crank feature, i.e., its casing and shaft are not up to standards as they get damaged a lot more often.
It would help if you had 4-panel bases or weights to help stabilize this cantilever patio umbrella, with compatible ones being Best Choice Products 4-Piece Cantilever Offset Patio Umbrella Stand Square Base Plate Set SKY587 or SKY3257 (grey or black)
The Best Choice Products 4-Piece Cantilever Offset Patio Umbrella Base Stand w/ Carry Handles (SKY5274) or any other compatible one will also work just fine.
Going for only $129.99, this is a very affordable 10 ft cantilever umbrella with a 360-degree rotation feature and competes with other similar brands. While it is expensive than Tangkula and Klismos, it is cheaper than brands such as Abba Patio or Bumblr.
Best Choice Products 10ft 360-Degree Rotating Cantilever Offset Patio Umbrella w/ Tilt is a well-made, elegant looking, and affordable cantilever umbrella you should consider buying. You get a free thick fabric cover!
While there are issues of it snapping and the crank bursting or it fading, it is still a superb buy considering its price.
When not in use, during storms or overnight, close it and cover it to minimize fading and elongate its lifespan.