Blissun 9′ Outdoor Aluminum Patio Market Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank is Amazon’s best-seller in patio umbrellas. It will offer you a shade of 57 square feet ideal for 42″- 54″ tables (round, rectangular or square tables) with 4-6 chairs. This colorful and charming umbrella comes in three striped and five solid colors, giving you a choice to go for what best complements your garden décor.
Besides your patio, you can use it in your residential yard, garden, square, swimming pool, or even commercial places like outdoor shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and so on.
Details and specification
|Type||Patio market umbrella|
|ASIN (Amazon)||B07B5YB8L6, B01MS4NF2P, B07MLKMDG6, B0834R49QS, B01MT6BQ5N, B07B4XZK72, B07B62ZT3N, B07M72NB57, and B0834R6RVM|
|Canopy shape||Round (octagon)|
|Fabric type||100% polyester|
|Fabric color||Blue and green stripe, gray, light blue, navy blue, red, tan, black and white stripe, blue and white stripe, and dark green|
|Frame||Rust-free powder coated finish|
|Pole material and diameter||1.5-inch (38 mm) aluminum pole|
|Ribs||8 aluminum ribs|
|Tilt mechanism||Push-button tilt|
|Height to ribs||–|
|Crank height||3.66 feet|
|Wind vent||Single vent|
|Base or stand||Buy separately|
It has essential features that include the crank mechanism for opening it (handle it with care as it appears fragile), push-button tilt if you want to block the sun from and angle, and a vent (allows wind escape and helps keep it cool by letting hot hair escape).
However, it doesn’t have a strap to tie it down when not in use. You may have to improvise it.
Its canopy is made with a 100% polyester fabric that is durable, smooth, can resist chemicals, is easy to clean, and doesn’t stretch or shrink quickly.
While polyester ranks below Sunbrella, the industry leader, and olefin when it comes to colorfastness, it is still a lovely canopy fabric and one of the most popular. However, it needs to be UV protected (it doesn’t naturally protect against UV rays).
Another issue specific to the polyester used in this Blissun patio umbrella isn’t solution-dyed. Therefore, it is likely to fade much faster since solution-dying does improve colorfastness.
Bottom line: We are happy with the many colors, solid and stripped and the fact that it is water-resistant and offers UV protection. However, expect it to fade quickly.
Blissun uses a powder-coated aluminum frame (pole and eight ribs). While aluminum is a light-weight, rust and corrosion-resistant strong material, it is vulnerable to warping, deformation, and dents.
Therefore, avoid using this umbrella in windy places as wind gusts may easily. Pole breakages are one of the commonly reported issues.
Fiberglass or steel ribs will perform better, and the pole needs to be slightly thicker, considering this is a large umbrella.
Bottom line: The frame is relatively sturdy. It will last longer and won’t rust, corrode, chip, or peel since it is powder-coated. However, ensure you close your umbrella during storms or wind gusts.
This Tempera umbrella is reasonably priced and competes well with its ilk. It will give you real value for your money, considering it goes for as little as less than $40. You can’t expect it to serve you like brands going for hundreds of dollars.
Blissun 9′ Outdoor Aluminum Patio Market Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank is a must-have, well-made, colorful, and durable patio umbrella. However, buy it if you don’t live in places with strong Winds, or ensure you close it during storms or wind gusts.
For $39.99 to $44.99, we bet this is a good deal, especially for residential and commercial areas that don’t have too much traffic and it is among the most famous brands and Amazon’s Best Seller.
Finally, you need a heavy base to help stabilize this umbrella, and most of what Blissun has will only work if used through a patio table and never standalone.