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EliteShade Umbrellas Reviews Including Sunbrella 9ft Market Umbrella

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EliteShade is a trademark name owned EliteShade Inc., a company that sells EliteShade patio umbrellas, tents, gazebos, umbrella stands, and replacement canopies source from China.

EliteShade website, https://www.eliteshade.com, redirects to https://www.eurmax.com/eliteshade.html, but you can get them via service@eliteshade.com

EliteShade Sunbrella Umbrellas

Overview

EliteShade sells five market patio umbrellas, two with solar lights (one with tiered canopy) and two without solar (one with a tiered shade). Also, they have one cantilever umbrella and 9 ft octagon replacement canopies.

EliteShade canopy fabric

All EliteShade Umbrellas have a 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella fabric which will last up to 5 years without fading. However, a quick peep on the umbrella doesn’t indicate that the material is indeed Sunbrella, i.e., there isn’t a Sunbrella logo or tag.

However, since Sunbrella is nothing other than solution-dyed acrylic, we can still give the shade material some credit.

Besides fading resistance, this acrylic fabric offers 98% UV protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends it to help prevent skin damage induced by the sun and other UV light skincare protection routines.

Other benefits properties of the canopy fabric include protection against rain (waterproof), resistance to mold and mildew, resistance to oil, doesn’t tear easily, among other benefits.

However, ensure you don’t place it near heat and follow the proper care to help elongate its lifespan.

Finally, we like the EliteShade canopies because they use a tough thread and the rib pockets are very strong.

Frame/structure

All EliteShade market umbrellas have an aluminum pole and powder-coated steel ribs in bronze finish, while the cantilever umbrella has an anodized aluminum frame or structure.

Aluminum is a popular umbrella structure material that doesn’t rust or corrode easily and is lightweight. However, it does snip, ding or dent easily.

On the other hand, steel is stronger and doesn’t bend, snap or bend easily, but it is heavy and vulnerable to rusting. Fortunately, the ribs are powder-coated, something that will ensure they don’t rust, chip, peel or corrode, while anodizing makes aluminum more resistant to corrosion or rusting.

Besides aluminum, EliteShade frames have a high toughness nylon connector and some molded plastic parts (which we didn’t find very durable).

EliteShade claims that their aluminum is 20% stronger than what you will find in the market. However, a quick comparison with even cheaper brands shows that the aluminum they use is more robust.

Pole snapping, especially at the tilting joint, is a common issue if you may experience the umbrella during strong wind gusts.

Features

Some of the features that you will find on Eliteshade company umbrellas include the following:

a). Crank lift

All Eliteshe umbrellas come with a crank lift to make opening and closing effortless, with the cantilever having a removable crank handle. Most people don’t have issues with the crank. However, some complaints about the crank are:

  • It is being defective or failing
  • Too hard to open or close something that results in damages or breakages if you force it.
  • The string or cable that helps in opening and closing the umbrella tends to break or snap after some time.

b). Push-button tilt

All EliteShade patio umbrellas come with a push-tilt button to help you chance the canopy or shade angle during various times of the day. It is vital in blocking the early morning and late afternoon sun.

c). Wind vent and tiers

Wind vent or 3-tiers keep the umbrella cool by venting up hot air out and letting wind escape to keep the umbrella stable (prevent being blown away). EliteShade has two 9 ft umbrellas with 3-tiers, and the rest have a single vent.

If you live in a windy or hot place, the 3-tier patio umbrellas will perform better than those with a single vent. However, as you will notice, they are slightly heavier and expensive.

d). Solar LED lights, solar rechargeable batteries, and solar panel

Two of the 9 ft umbrellas (tiered and one not) have very durable 80 LED in-built lights (not externally attached light strings or beads that get damaged easily), ten on each rib, more than what you will get on most umbrellas.

These professionally customized lights are durable, give substantial light while not consuming a lot of power, and the LED solar lights use a solar rechargeable battery charged by the umbrella’s small solar panel.

While to most, the LED lights effectively work as they are supposed to, some have noted that they didn’t work or only a few turns on. Kindly ensure you follow instructions when assembling and let it charge for a whole day.

e). ON/OFF switch

All the umbrellas with solar-powered LED lights have an ON/OFF switch located beneath one rib ends. We find the switch location a little odd, especially for shorter people.

f). Tie up strap

Once you close your umbrella, you can use the tie-up strap to secure the canopy in place. Unfortunately, these straps are not attached to the shade, i.e., they are separate.

g). 360-degree rotation

The only EliteShade cantilever comes with a 360-degree rotation to help you cover multiple spaces without having to move your umbrella.

h). What is lacking

Some of the features that EliteShade umbrellas don’t have include the following:

  • Auto-tilt (more convenient)
  • Collar tilt
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • USB chargers
  • Telescoping pole or arm (adjusts the height of your canopy)

EliteShade replacement parts and warranty

EliteShade does sell polyester replacement canopy, which we will look at later. Also, they do offer free replacement of the frame or various components should they be defective.

Their limited warranty (which is unclear, except for the polyester replacement canopy with a one-year warranty) covers defects and craft-related defects and happens at their discretion.

Kindly send them the image of the defective part, your order reference number, and a short description of the damage to service@eliteshade.com

Customer support

EliteShade has excellent customer service who will quickly address your concerns and find a suitable solution, including sending you a replacement part of the defective one.

Drop them an email at service@eliteshade.com and ensure you clearly state your issues. You can also include some photos.

While there are multiple complaints of poor customer support and unresponsiveness, the issue could be using the wrong contact information.

Size guide – what size to buy

The umbrella size to buy depends on the space available and the amount of shade you need, i.e., what you intend to cover. If you are unsure with what size to buy, here is a quick size guide:

Umbrella sizeShade in square feetTable and chairs or loungers
95742–54-inch wide square, round or rectangular tables with 4-6 chairs
10ft      70Use with 62-72-inch wide tables and with 6-8 chairs or two pool loungers
10×6.565Pair with up to 72-inch wide rectangular chair with 6-8 chairs or two pool loungers.

Instructions and assembly

All EliteShade umbrellas are easy to install, and you need no special tools or skills, except the cantilever, which requires a 5mm and 6mm wrench. You will receive straightforward assembly instructions.

Usage

Besides using their umbrellas in your patio, you can also use them at other commercial and residential places, including terraces, backyard, gardens, poolside, hotels, villas, resorts, barbecues, outdoor bars, cafés, waterfronts, and other outdoor leisure areas.

Pricing

Depending on which one you pick and fabric color, the price of EliteShade market umbrellas ranges from $189.95 -$289.95, while their cantilever is much expensive, going for $636.88-$838.88.

Compared to other patio umbrellas of similar caliber (with a Sunbrella canopy), the cost is competitive and a great bargain.

Verdict

EliteShade patio umbrellas, especially the 9 ft round, including the tiered and with solar LED lights, are an excellent choice if you are looking for a well-made and reasonably priced umbrella with a durable canopy.  The tiered ones will be better for slightly windy places or if you want a cooler shade.

However, we would recommend that EliteShade puts some effort into quality controls as there are so many cases of missing, defective, or damaged parts delivered to customers.

EliteShade Patio Umbrella reviews

With the above general overview on EliteShade Umbrellas, it is time to look at the various umbrellas they have, give you their specs, and say one or two things about each one of them.

EliteShade Sunbrella 9Ft Market Umbrella Patio Outdoor Table Umbrella with Ventilation and 5 Years Non-Fading Top

This terrific round market umbrella with a 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy fabric with 98 UV protection, a sturdier aluminum pole, and eight powder-coated steel ribs is a perfect purchase.

A majority of the users are happy with it, and they love it for its quality, easy to use and say it is worth every penny. They are also excited about the excellent customer service, vibrant colored canopy fabric that won’t fade quickly.

However, a small number of buyers feel it’s not well-made, comes with defective or damaged parts, the crank doesn’t work well (hard to crank and break), and the pole is not sturdy, i.e., breaks. They also note that customer service isn’t as good as it should be.

Details and specification

  • Canopy fabric –100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy in and fabric heather beige, black, burgundy, forest green, natural, navy blue, red, royal blue, rust, teal, antique beige, macaw green, sunflower yellow colors.
  • Frame/structure material – 20% stronger aluminum pole and rust-free eight steel ribs.
  • Dimensions – Overall dimensions: 9′ Diameter by 8.1″ Height, pole diameter: 1.5″ (38mm), crank height: 3.4′, heigh to rib edges: 6.5′
  • Total weight: 13.7 lb
  • Features – Crank lift, push-button tilt, tie-down straps for securing the canopy, and wind vent.
  • Base: Not included. Buy separately. The best choice option is EliteShade Umbrella Base Water Filled Stand Market Patio Outdoor Heavy Duty Base 50 lb, used with a table.
  • Price: $189.95 -$219.95 depending on color, color: Black
EliteShade Sunbrella 9Ft Market Umbrella Patio Outdoor Table Umbrella with Ventilation
Color

EliteShade Sunbrella 9Ft 3 Tiers Market Umbrella Patio Outdoor Table Umbrella with Ventilation and 5 Years Non-Fading Top

EliteShade Sunbrella 9Ft 3 Tiers Market Umbrella is one of the most popular 3-tired umbrellas and the second most selling from EliteShade. Save for the slightly weak pole (not so sturdy), the three-vented canopy design makes it great in keeping you cool, and it allows wind to escape, hence ranked among the best wind-resistant umbrellas that can handle moderate gusts.

Additionally, it looks great, is well-made, and has a vibrant colored 100% acrylic fabric, claimed to be Sunbrella, making it a great bargain. Also, their customer support is excellent.

However, close it when under high winds as the pole may break, the hinged tilting place is shaky in some umbrellas, and the crank fails, and it is hard to turn or rope breaks.

Besides the frame that isn’t that sturdy (you could get cheaper brands with a sturdier structure), some plastic components are not durable, and the middle tier tends to hold so much water when it rains.

Details and specification

  • Canopy fabric – Yellow, teal, royal blue, navy blue, heather beige, burgundy, antique beige, beige, or forest green, 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy
  • Frame/structure material – 20% stronger aluminum pole and rust-free eight steel ribs.
  • Dimensions – Overall dimensions: 9′ Diameter by 8.3″ Height, pole diameter: 1.5″ (38mm), crank height: 3.5′, heigh to rib edges: 6.6′
  • Total weight: 17 lbs
  • Features – Crank lift, push-button tilt, easy tie up the canopy strap, wind vent.
  • Base: Not included. Buy separately. The manufacturer recommends you search several stands. However, for stability, we recommend EliteShade Umbrella Base Water Filled Stand Market Patio Outdoor Heavy Stand 50 lb when filled with sand and water and use it with a table, not stand alone.
  • Price: $249.95-$269.95 depending on color, Color: Yellow
EliteShade Sunbrella 9Ft 3 Tiers Market Umbrella Patio Outdoor Table Umbrella

EliteShade Sunbrella Solar Umbrellas 9ft Market Umbrella with 80 LED Lights, Ventilation and 5 Years Non-Fading Top

This EliteShade umbrella has a lovely and durable shade fabric available in elegant colors, beautiful Christmas-like moderately bright lights, and is easy to install.

Additionally, it is highly rated, and the manufacturer quickly replaces any faulty part. For those who have issues with customer support, ensure you are contacting EliteShade.

However, it has a slightly weak pole (not so sturdy) and the molded plastic parts are not very durable, and the craft isn’t up to standard, i.e., it appears cheaply made.

The main weakness of the umbrella is the crank that is not so efficient, string and pole snapping, missing or defective parts, and high cost.

Therefore, always check to ensure it has all the necessary pieces available and work when you receive yours.

Details and specification

  • Canopy fabric – 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy available in burgundy, heather beige, rust, forest green, macaw green, natural, navy blue, royal blue, teal, or yellow.
  • Frame/structure material – 20% stronger aluminum pole and rust-free eight steel ribs.
  • Dimensions – Overall dimensions: 9′ Diameter by 8.1″ Height, pole diameter: 1.5″ (38mm), crank height: 3.5′, heigh to rib edges: 6.5′
  • Total weight: 17 lbs
  • Features – Crank lift, push-button tilt, easy to tie up the canopy strap, wind vent, 80 LED rib lights, ON/OFF switch, solar panel,
  • Base: Not included. We recommend EliteShade Umbrella Base Water Filled Stand Market Patio Outdoor Heavy Duty Base 50 lb when filled with sand and water. However, use it with a table not freestanding.
  • Price: <$209.95-$279.95 depending on color, Color: Rust
EliteShade Sunbrella Solar Umbrellas 9ft Market Umbrella with 80 LED Lights Patio Umbrellas Outdoor Table Umbrella
Color: Rust

EliteShade Sunbrella Solar 9ft 3 Tiers Market Umbrella with 80 LED Lights Patio Umbrellas Outdoor Table with Ventilation and 5 Years Non-Fading Top

EliteShade Sunbrella Solar 9ft 3 Tiers Market Umbrella features a 20% stronger aluminum frame, eight powder-coated steel ribs, durable, energy-efficient, 80 built-in solar-powered LED lights (most in the market), ten on each of its eight steel ribs.

It is stable (can resist moderate wind) and cooler, thanks to the three-tiered cover that allows winds and hot air to escape, and it gives beautiful, festive-like, non-obtrusive light.

You will love the vibrant color of its superior 100% solution-dyed acrylic with robust seams and very durable rib pockets. It is worth every penny you spend on it and very easy to install.

However, a few concerns about flimsy poles susceptible to breakage, especially at the tilt-joint that also wobbles, a squeaky defective crank (breaks, string breaks, hard to open or lower) canopy), lights not working, or failing, and missing or faulty parts.

Also, the stitching isn’t up to what you expect. You will get cheaper umbrellas with a sturdier frame.

Details and specification

  • Canopy fabric – Navy blue, burgundy, forest greens, or beige 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy available.
  • Frame/structure material – 20% stronger aluminum pole and eight rust-free powder-coated steel ribs.
  • Dimensions – Overall dimensions: 9′ Diameter by 8.3″ Height, pole diameter: 1.5″ (38mm), crank height: 3.5′, heigh to rib edges: 6.6′
  • Total weight: 17.5 lbs
  • Features – Crank lift, push-button tilt, easy to tie up the canopy strap, wind vent, 80 LED rib lights, ON/OFF switch
  • Base: Not included. Buy EliteShade Umbrella Base Water Filled Stand Market Patio Outdoor Heavy Duty 50 lb when filled with sand and water. Since it is only 50 lb, ensure you use the a table.
  • Price: $269.95-$289.95 depending on color, Color: Beige.

Note: If your crank or ropes breaks, the umbrella comes with a pin for raising and lowering it. You don’t have to throw it away.

EliteShade Sunbrella 11 Feet Patio Outdoor Cantilever Umbrella Offset Hanging with Base for Garden, Deck, Backyard, Pool, Bonus Umbrella Cover

Offset or cantilever umbrellas don’t cause obstruction, allow any sitting arrangement, don’t require a table with an umbrella hole, among other benefits.

This EliteShade Sunbrella 11 Feet Patio umbrella with a Base is an excellent pick if you need one. It has 100% colorful acrylic canopy fabric, a sturdy, anodized aluminum frame, a high-performance hub, fittings, and stainless steel fittings, and a removable crank.

You get a free cover, a fillable steel base with wheels, a cross-base(without weights), and it will last long. However, it is costly and not readily available in various market places. 

Details and specification

  • Canopy fabric – Logo red, black, blue, burgundy, forest green, or navy blue 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy available.
  • Frame/structure material – Full aluminum frame (pole and eight ribs) with a silver anodized aluminum finish, stainless steel hardware, and a high-performance hub and fittings.
  • Dimensions – Overall width: 137.4″, height to arm 78.1″, canopy height when closed: 29.5″, and height to the central hub when open: 72″
  • Total weight: 17.5 lb
  • Features –A crank lift with a removable handle, 360-degree rotation, and a wind vent.  
  • Base: Comes with cross-base steel without weights and a fillable (with sand, stones, solid or grow flowers steel base with wheels.
  • Extras: Protective cover, steel wheels with weights, cross-base without weights
  • Price: $636.88-$838.88 depending on color, Color: Beige
EliteShade Sunbrella 11 Feet Patio Umbrella Outdoor Umbrella Cantilever Umbrella Offset Hanging Umbrella

EliteShade Sunbrella 10×6.5 Ft Rectangular Market Umbrella Patio Outdoor Table Umbrella with Ventilation and 5 Years Non-Fading Top

If you need a rectangular-shaped umbrella with a 100% solution-dyed acrylic canopy, EliteShade Sunbrella 10×6.5 Ft Rectangular Market Table Umbrella is an excellent choice.

It is affordable, the canopy will not fade quickly, and some users note that it is sturdy and durable. However, we found it flimsy, hand to open or close (crank doesn’t work effectively and breaks upon use), and the pole is susceptible to breakages.

Also,

Details and specification

  • Canopy fabric – 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella canopy available in 12 breath-taking colors.
  • Frame/structure material – Stronger aluminum pole with six powder-coated steel ribs and a high toughness nylon connector.
  • Dimensions – Overall width: Overall width: 9′ Height by 10′ Wide x 6.5’ Depth, pole diameter: 1.5 inches (38 cm), crank height: 3.2′, heigh to rib edges: 7.11′
  • Total weight: 17.5 lb
  • Features – Crank lift, easy to tie up strap for the canopy, wind vent, push-button tilt,
  • Base: No base included. If you need an EliteShade base, EliteShade Umbrella Base Water Filled Stand Market Patio Outdoor Heavy Duty Holder (Black) 50 lb heavy enough to hold the umbrella steadily is the best choice.
  • Weight: 18 lbs
  • Price: $149.99, Color: Navy blue
EliteShade Sunbrella 10x6.5 Ft Rectangular Market Umbrella Patio Outdoor Table Umbrella

EliteShade 9ft Patio Umbrella Market Table Outdoor Deck Umbrella Replacement Canopy Cover (Canopy Only)

EliteShade 9ft umbrella Replacement Canopy is compatible with any round (octagon) frame with eight ribs measuring 52″ to 54″ with the uppermost part of the pole being ½ inch. 

It is made with a 180g polyester fabric that offers 95% UV protection, and you will love its vibrant colors, quality, and value of money. Also, it is well sewn (no seam skips or hanging threads), comes with a one-year warranty, fits well, and is easy to install.

On the downside, some people consider this replacement canopy too expensive for its quality, has a thin fabric, isn’t 100% waterproof, and fades (expected of polyester). Additionally, and the grommet (O-ring opening at the top of the canopy) is too small, making it not fit many umbrellas.

If your umbrella top part is more than ½ inch, you may have to replace the grommet, i.e., with a bigger one.

Details and specification

  • Size – 9ft
  • Fabric: -500 Denier or 180g polyester fabric that offers 95% UV Protective;
  • Colors – Beige, black, forest green, gray, navy blue, orange, sky blue, teal, yellow, and\ macaw green
  • Fits – Frames with eight ribs measuring 52″ to 54″.
  • Usable with – metal like steel and aluminum, fiberglass or wood
  • Top pole dimensions: 0.5-inches 
  • Price – $33.95, color: Teal
EliteShade 9ft Patio Umbrella Market Table Outdoor Deck Umbrella Replacement Canopy Cover

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