Blissun is a registered trademark (owned by Lycium LLC) that deal in patio umbrella and patio umbrella bases, Christmas gifts (lights, trees, and others), strong shelf, canopies, and hammocks. See Blissun product catalog.
They import their umbrellas from China, one of their suppliers being Taizhou City Huangyan Yunda Gift.
Blissun patio umbrella overview
Blissun has a total of eight unique market patio umbrellas, i.e., 6 are 9 feet in size, one 7.5 feet, and the one is a 10 ft. by 7 ft. rectangular umbrella measuring. Each size comes in multiple colors.
Two of the 9 feet umbrellas have solar-powered LED lights (32 LED bulbs and 16 LED bulb tubes), one has a fringe, and the remaining two are similar, with the only difference being one has more unique canopy patterns and colors.
If you want a cantilever umbrella, Blissun doesn’t have any brand yet. We will update you the moment they have some.
Finally, they also have a beach umbrella, which we will not review since we are looking at the patio, garden, lawn, balcony, umbrellas.
All Blissun patio umbrellas have a 100% polyester fabric that offers UV protection. It is easy to clean and reasonably well water-resistant. Polyester is a strong, durable, chemical resistant, recyclable, easy to clean fabric. Also, it dries fast, and it is resistant to shrinking or stretching,
While Blissun claims that the fabric doesn’t fade, that doesn’t seem right since fading is one of the most commonly noted issues that cut across all their brands.
Compared to other fabrics, 100% polyester ranks below Sunbrella, the market leader, and olefin. Even solution-dyed polyester offers better colorfastness than those that are not solution-dyed. There are also other fabrics like Coolaroo fabric, which isn’t bad.
However, if we factor in the price, this 100% polyester fabric is affordable, a reason why Blissun umbrellas are also very cheap. However, going for olefin wouldn’t have changed the price by a large margin but would have provided better colorfastness and most of the qualities that polyester has.
Finally, besides the rectangular umbrella, which offers offer 98% UV protection, Blissun doesn’t mention the SPF of the others. You cannot tell how much they are protecting you from the harmful ultraviolet sun rays.
Blissun umbrella’s frame is made with a 1.5-inch (38mm) aluminum pole and either aluminum or steel ribs, both powder-coated. Powder-coating ensures no rusting, peeling, chipping, or corrosion occurs.
Aluminum is a good material for patio umbrella poles since it is light-weight, resistant to corrosion and rusting. It is also affordable and performs better than steel in extremely low temperatures.
However, aluminum will get dents, dings, and scratches easily. Also, it will warp, bend, deform, or snap when under a lot of pressure.
On the other hand, steel is stronger than aluminum, unlikely to bend, warp, or deform easily even when under a lot of tensile stress. Unfortunately, steel is heavier in weight and very vulnerable to rusting and corrosion.
While the 7.5 ft umbrella seems very sturdy with the aluminum pole and steel ribs, the larger ones are vulnerable to breakages, warping, or deformation, especially the aluminum pole since it is fragile and flimsy. A commercial-grade and thicker aluminum pole would make these umbrellas more wind resistant.
Therefore, if you are buying any of the Blissun umbrellas, you must ensure you close them during high winds, storms or when it is not in use to help elongate its lifespan
If you live in places prone to gusty winds, consider going for brands with steel poles and fiberglass ribs as they can withstand such conditions better.
Some of the basic features they have included the following:
1. Crank system
The crank system is for opening and closing the umbrellas. The crank system makes opening and closing effortless and very convenient since all you need to do is turn it clockwise to open it and vice versa.
2. Push-button tilt
The push-button tilt helps block the sun as it changes its position in the sky. All you need to do is push a button and tilt its canopy angle.
3. Air vent
All Blissun umbrella canopies have a hey have a single basic air vent with help in venting out hot air to help keep the shaded area cool and give way for wind to escape, preventing it from being blow away.
4. Solar-powered LED lights
As already mentioned, two of the Blissun patio umbrellas come with solar-powered LED lights, a small solar panel for recharging them, and an on/off switch.
These two umbrellas are ideal for people who want to keep their events like a party, conversation, meeting, dinner, BBQs, and so on after sunset.
Some of the advantages of LED lights is that they don’t burn hot and therefore are unlikely to damage canopy fabric, they last longer, don’t attract insects, and are not obtrusive.
However, they are not bright enough to allow you to read or do activities that need more focused light.
5. What is lacking?
Some of the very basic features we feel are lacking in Blissun umbrellas include the following:
- No securing straps: A feature we wish Blissun considered is a strap for securing the canopy once you close it. You may have to modify one or have an umbrella cover.
- No auto-tilt: None of the umbrellas come with an auto-tilt system, which makes tilting much easier. You have to tilt it with the push-button tilt mechanism manually. This means of tilting can be tiring and cumbersome for short people.
Besides the fact that the canopies are likely to fade after some time, and the poles may break if there are strong winds, Blissun patio umbrellas are durable, and they can serve you for a few years. You don’t expect them to match brands that cost hundreds of dollars.
However, you need to maintain them well, i.e., keep them clean, store them when not in use, have an umbrella cover when you don’t intend to use them for a while, and help extend their lifespan.
Finally, don’t forget to close it when not in use or when there are high winds or a storm and ensure you have the right stand weights to prevent tumbling,
The average Blissun price ranges from as low as $38, with none going for more than $100, making them compete with Sunny Patio, Tempera, DOIFUN, Abba Patio, and Best Choice Products, among other brands.
Blissun umbrellas are suitable for residential lawns, patio, gardens, poolside, decks, porch, etc., as well as commercial locations, including your outdoor restaurants and bars.
However, we wouldn’t recommend them for high traffic places. Such places require commercial patio umbrellas that may lack features such as the tilting and crank system, as these two will often yield with excessive usage.
Blissun is an excellent choice of affordable patio umbrellas best suited for places that don’t have strong breezes, high winds, or storms. They are well-made, come in many attractive colors, with the option of having those with solar-powered LED lights.
However, they may fade a little too soon, and the pole is flimsy and thin, while the canopy seems a little light.
Also, some of their plastic parts are fragile and break easily. Kindly don’t force them to open or close when they seem not to open or close. Parts like the crank and finial are often reported to break easily.
However, if well taken care of and matched with the right base weights, they may serve you for a long time and are worth every penny you will spend on them.
Which size to buy?
Before you buy your patio umbrella, there are many factors to consider. Key among them is the size of the shade you require, which has a bearing on the table’s size or patio furniture you need shaded. A general guide is as follows:
- The 7.5 ft. umbrella has a shaded area of 36 sq. ft. It is perfect for a 24-36-inch table with 2-4 chairs. You can use it with round, rectangular, or square tables.
- The 9ft. offers 57 sq. ft of shade that will be sufficient for 42-54-inch round, rectangular or square tables for 4-6 people or two pool loungers
- The 10 ft. by 7 ft. will have a shaded area of 70 sq. ft., and you can use it with two pool loungers or an up to 72-inch-long patio table oval or rectangular tables.
Finally, don’t forget to consider the crank height if you intend to use it with a table. We have provided it in our detailed review of each brand.
We have looked at a general review of Blissun umbrellas. It is time to have a quick overview of each. We will provide a link to each brand for a detailed review.
Blissun 9′ Outdoor Aluminum Market Patio Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank
Blissun 9′ Outdoor Aluminum Market Patio Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank is one of Blissun’s flagship brands that is affordable and has many positive reviews and one of the famous 9ft. Patio umbrellas to buy.
It is available in blue and green stripe, gray, light blue, navy blue, red, tan, black and white stripe, blue and white stripe, and dark green and has a powder-coated aluminum frame (8 aluminum rib and an aluminum pole). Read Full Review.
Blissun 9 ft Solar Umbrella 32 LED Lighted Patio Table Market Umbrella with Tilt and Crank
Do you need a 9 ft. patio umbrella with solar-powered LED lights at unbeatable prices? Look no further than this Blissun brand. It comes in black and white stripe, red, Cerulean, tan, and navy blue.
It goes for less than $70, is eco-friendly, i.e., comes with a recharging solar panel, an on/off switch has an aluminum pole and eight steel ribs for extra strength, and one of the best affordable brands with solar-powered LED lights. Read Full Review.
Blissun 7.5 ft Patio Yard Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank
If you have a smaller space or require an umbrella for 2-4 people, this Blissun 7.5 ft. patio umbrella is a good and affordable pick. It comes in 8 colors, i.e., light blue, navy blue, red, tan, black and white stripe, blue and white stripe, and cream white.
It has an aluminum pole and six steel ribs for extra strength, and one of the good 7.5 feet market patio umbrellas to buy. Read Full Review
Blissun 9′ Patio Umbrella Aluminum Manual Push Button Tilt and Crank Garden Parasol
It has a powder-coated aluminum frame (pole and eight ribs), with its only distinction being the great-looking canopies in flower green, black & beige, and leaf green. It will make your patio, garden, lawn, deck, porch, or wherever you use it stunning. Read Full Review
Blissun 9′ Patio Umbrella Outdoor Market Table Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank, Wooden Sticker
If you love a woody-looking umbrella frame, you should consider Blissun 9′ Patio Umbrella with a wooden sticker. It has a red, tan, or white canopy.
However, it is not made of wood but rather an aluminum pole and eight aluminum ribs but will complete your wooden garden or patio décor and furniture. Read Full Review.
Blissun 9′ Outdoor Patio Umbrella with Fringe Push Button Tilt and Crank Garden Parasol
If a fringe is how you put a statement on your style and elegance, look no further than this 9 ft. patio umbrella with a fringe.
It has an aluminum frame (aluminum pole and 8 aluminum ribs). You need to decide if you need the grey, red, or navy-blue canopy color. Read Full Review
Blissun 10′ Rectangular Patio Umbrella Outdoor Market Table Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank
If your furniture or space available such as a narrow balcony, porch, or lanai, fits well with a rectangular patio umbrella, you can buy Blissun 10′ Rectangular.
It has an aluminum frame with 8 ribs, and the 100% canopy is available in navy-blue, tan, grey, and red. Read Full Review.
Blissun 9 ft Solar Powered LED Lighted Market Patio Umbrella with Push-Button Tilt & Crank
This is the other Blissun umbrella with solar-powered LED light tubes, two on each rib, and a recharging solar panel on its top side. It comes in three canopy colors, i.e., dark blue, cerulean, tan, an aluminum pole, and 8 steel ribs. Read Full Review