The improved or upgraded 2021 BLUU 10 ft Patio Offset Umbrella Outdoor Cantilever Umbrella is an excellent choice if you want a superior quality yet affordable offset umbrella.
It is ranked 24th best seller at Amazon in Patio Umbrellas, and many users are happy with the new 2021 improvements that make it sturdier, fade-resistant, and waterproof.
Buy this Bluu Patio Umbrella if you need a 70ft sq shade perfect for up to 72 wide tables (round, square or rectangular) paired with 6-8 chairs or two pool loungers. It is suitable for use both in commercial or residential spaces, be it in your patio, garden, porch, deck, balcony, poolside, and so on.
Details and specification
|Type||Cantilever or offset patio umbrella|
|Universal Product Codes (UPCs)||N/A|
|Size||10 feet (120 inches)|
|Canopy shape||Round (octagon)|
|Fabric type||240 GSM Solution-dyed fabric|
|Fabric color||Beige, burgundy, brick red, navy, wood, raisin purple, and pine green|
|Frame||Rust-free powder-coated iron|
|Pole diameter||1.8898 inches or 48 mm.|
|Ribs||8 iron ribs|
|Overall pole height||8.07 feet|
|Height to umbrella center||6.50 feet|
|Base||Cast iron cross base|
|Base weights||Buy separately|
|Opening mechanism||Crank lift|
|Tilt mechanism||Infinite vertical tilt with a slide handle. You can tilt it 90 to 180 degrees.|
|Extras||A velcro straps on each rib end for adding décor or lights and a Velcro strap to secure the canopy to pole once open and a Center Light Socket for holding lights.|
|Rating||4.5/2301 from 956 Amazon.com|
This BLUU patio umbrella is made using a thick, i.e., 240 GSM solution-dyed fabric. The thick material is UV protected and solution dying offers superior fade-resistance with US Standard AATCC 16 Grade 5, Fade-resistant colorfastness to light.
While Sunbrella is the best umbrella canopy, followed by olefin when it comes to colorfastness, this 240 GSM solution-dyed fabric is still a great pick. Did you know what this canopy is backed by a 2-year fade-resistant warranty from the manufacture?
Additionally, in 2021, BLUU shifted from the PA to PU waterproof coating with up to 800 pascals of water pressure resistance. Anyone who had issues with the umbrella not being entirely waterproof having something to be happy about with this improved cantilever patio umbrella.
Finally, the canopy comes in several lovely colors: beige, burgundy, brick red, navy, wood, raisin purple, and pine green.
The umbrella has a rustproof iron pole and cross-base. Iron is harder than aluminum, less vulnerable to breakages but not as strong as steel. It doesn’t warp or get dents as easily as aluminum, but it is a little heavier than aluminum (but lighter than steel).
The only issue with iron is rusting. Fortunately, the rustproof coating will ensure it doesn’t rust easily.
One issue that some users had in the 2020 design is the plastic shield covering the umbrella shaft, i.e., on the tilting and top joint that Bluu has replaced with a metallic in 2021.
Also, they have replaced the plastic in the tilting joint material from plastic with PA66 enhanced nylon (the best material in the umbrella industry) secured on an aluminum die-cast rotating joint, something that offers more reinforcement.
Consequently, the umbrella is more stable and wind-resistant, i.e., it is less likely to sway or swing, especially with the added velcro strap that secures the canopy to the pole.
This umbrella has more or less standard features you will find in most offset or cantilever hanging umbrellas that include:
- Vertical infinite tilt: To help block the sun from various angles, use this sliding handle tilt mechanism that allows you to tilt the umbrella from 90-180 degrees.
- Crank lift: For opening and closing the umbrella canopy.
- Air vent: Allows free air circulation from beneath the canopy, something that will help keep your umbrella safe when it is windy and keep it cool.
- Velcro strap – for securing the canopy when the umbrella is closed, something that will ensure the wind does not blow it.
Besides these standard features, this umbrella has additional features, which include the following:
- Decoration velcro straps have eight Velcro straps; one beath each rib end for attaching decorations or lights (string lights).
- A Velcro strap to secure the canopy to pole – To further prevent swiveling or swaying, Bluu has additionally included a velcro strap that secures the canopy to the pole,
- Center light socket: If you intend to use this umbrella with lights, the center light socket offers a place to mount your lights.
The company recommends WUFF Bluu 10ft Patio Offset Cantilever Umbrella Base Market Umbrella Base Outdoor Umbrella Cantilever Umbrella Base. However, you can use any other compatible cross-base wights with at least 120 pounds or above.
Also, weight bags, concrete, pavers may help stabilize the umbrella, or you could mount it on your concrete or wood surface.
Kindly note that the cross-base cannot stabilize this umbrella on its own, and you need correct weights. Otherwise, it will keep toppling.
One of the reasons we loved this umbrella its price. For a cost of less than $139, you have a thick, sturdy, and excellent quality offset patio umbrella. We bet there are cantilever umbrellas that are almost three times expensive but cannot match this umbrella’s quality.
Assembling this umbrella is a three-minute exercise. You will receive four screws, four washers, a wrench, and easy-to-follow instructions with pictures.
The 2021BLUU 10 FT Patio Offset Umbrella Outdoor Cantilever Umbrella Hanging Umbrellas with Infinite Tilt, Crank & Cross Base is an affordable, top quality, well-made and sturdy cantilever umbrella with 1-year warranty service.
It is easy to set up, has several upgrades from the 2020 model that makes it sturdier and durable, something that will solve the snapping issue on the tilting joint that was previously reported.
Additionally, the thick, solution-dyed fabric will not fade quickly, has accurate colors, is waterproof, and offers UV protection. The switch from PA to PU waterproof coating effectively deals with some canopies allowing some water droplets.
Another reason why you should choose Bluu is is their excellent customer service. Any concerns and issues are promptly addressed,
Finally, note that this is not a fully wind-resistant umbrella and close with during storms, overnight, or high winds. Otherwise, it may snap.