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Best Choice Products 10ft Offset Hanging Patio Umbrella Review

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Best Choice Products 10ft Offset Hanging Patio Umbrella will offer a shade of 70 square feet, ideal for a dining set for up to 6-8 people or two pool loungers. Perfect table size should go up to 72 inches, and you can go for a round, oval, rectangular, or square table.

It will work well for residential places, including your deck, patio, backyard, pool, or garden, as well as commercial areas that are not windy.

Best Choice Products 10ft Offset Hanging Patio Umbrella
Color: Beige, Buy at Amazon

Details and specification

DetailsDescription
TypeCantilever or offset patio umbrella
ManufacturerBest Choice Products
Universal Product Codes (UPCs)SKY5686: 842957120796
SKY5687: 842957120802
SKY5685: 842957120789
SKY5688: 842957120819
SKY5681: 842957120741
SKY5689: 842957120826
SKY5684: 842957120772
SKY5682: 842957120758
SKY5680: 842957120734
SKY5683: 842957120765
Size10 feet (120 inches)
Canopy shapeRound (octagon)
Fabric type 210g Polyester
Fabric colorNavy blue, sky blue, burgundy, gray, tan, black, red, deep taupe, cream, and navy stripe
FrameAluminum
Pole material and diameter1.89 inches powder-coated aluminum pole  
Wind ventLarge vent for wind and heat ventilation 
Ribs 8 ribs
Overall pole height  7 feet (84 inches)
Height to umbrella center6.58 feet (79 inches)
BaseHeavy-duty cross steel base 
Base weightsBuy separately
Opening mechanismHand-crank lift  
Tilt mechanismAn easy-tilt system where you lift handle up or down
ClosureTouch fastener
ExtrasFour ground stakes
Price range$79.99

What we liked

  • This Best Choice Products umbrella has a colorful good quality canopy (210g) fade, water, weather, and UV resistance. You have ten colors to choose from, making it easy to get a color that blends best with your other garden, patio, deck, or pool décor (outdoor décor), and its color won’t fade quickly.
  • Easy to open via a crack mechanism and has an easy tilt system. Just lift the handle and move it up or down to tilt your umbrella.
  • It won’t heat up and will allow wind to escape, thanks to the large vent it has.
  • You get four free ground stakes and an extra pole knob for better support, especially when the wind blows.
  • The powder-coated, scratch-resistant aluminum frame (ribs and pole) will not rust, chip, corrode, or peel, making it very durable.

Downside

  • There is trouble with the cup attached to the ribs, which guides the umbrella canopy to position as you open it. It tends to be loose and doesn’t mesh with the center pole that runs from the top of the middle of the canopy, exposing a sharp edge that may snip or wear out the string with time.
  • It has some plastic parts such especially on the pivot that becomes loose
  • Not ideal for places with high winds as it shifts even to the mild breeze. Many users have reported that it snaps.

What are users saying

“This umbrella is just as described and far less expensive than others. I purchased the weighted base plates from the same supplier to ensure a proper fit and have had no problems. I was concerned about leaks in the bases, but I filled with water and no issues. I am very pleased with the price delivery was as expected. I fold up and velcro together when not using, and so far, the wind has not moved it.” Amazon.com

“I ordered this, knowing it was much less expensive than any other I had found, the same size. So, I was half expecting it to be not that great of quality, but it’s a gamble I made. So happy I did. This thing is sturdy! I screwed the base into my wood deck and have had zero problems with it. Even in the wind, it doesn’t worry me a bit. I love the color. And the size covers both lounge chairs. Great buy. Walmart.com

“Great price, great quality! It’s perfect on my patio, and it covers my furniture perfectly. It also tilts, which is really nice.” Best Choice Products

“Ordered two and already less than 15 days used the elbows at the top that hold it are already bending to the side and barely holding the umbrella. A slight breeze causes them to bend over—definitely a cheap product. I would not recommend it. I wish I took the cost of two and purchased a more expensive one. So far, emailed them, and no response. Now passed return policy and still no response.” Amazon.com

“Soon after receipt, the cord suspending the umbrella from the arm broke on a breezy day. I believe if parachute ripcord had been used, the umbrella would have lasted more than a couple of days”. Best Choice Product

“The second time we used it, SNAP! A very slight, and I do mean slight wind took it out. Why use plastic where metal is needed? This is Junk – pure and simple, very poor construction, don’t waste your time or money. Let’s see what customer service will do. Stay tuned.” Walmart.com.

Ideal weights

  • Pairs with SKY3257 4-Piece Offset Umbrella Base Stand

Our verdict

If you need a large, affordable umbrella, this BCP umbrella is an excellent buy, worth every penny you use on it. However, don’t buy it if you live in windy places as it isn’t very sturdy and may break sooner. Also, it does have weak and fragile plastic parts that will yield quickly.

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