Tempera identifies itself as a well-designed, high-quality, artistic, innovative, and affordable patio umbrella manufacturer. Besides umbrellas, they also have patio furniture and reusable grocery bags. See Tempera Patio Umbrellas.
Tempera has a total of three market patio umbrellas (two measuring 9 feet) and one 10 feet. So far, they don’t have any cantilever market umbrellas.
When choosing an umbrella, you need to consider the fabric used as it affects durability, colorfastness (how soon it will fade), the UV protection it offers, price, looks, care, maintenance other aspects.
Sunbrella is considered the industry leader that is closely rivaled with olefin. However, other fabrics like polyester (with top brands like Pacifica, O’Bravia, Spuncrylic fabric), Coolaroo fabric, etc., are also acceptable.
Tempera patio umbrellas are made with either olefin (10 ft.) or polyester (9 feet brands), and their polyester is solution dyed (increases colorfastness).
While both are strong fabrics, chemical resistant, recyclable, and so on, olefin is superior to polyester when it comes to colorfastness but not necessarily expensive like Sunbrella.
Finally, you have an option of choosing from the several colors that each size comes in, should you want to complement it with another outdoor décor.
Umbrellas may be made from steel, wooden, aluminum, fiberglass, or wood frame materials, or a combination of any of these materials. Each of these materials has its pros and cons.
Tempera uses an aluminum pole that is lightweight, corrosion and rust resistant, performs well in low temperature (compared to steel), and is affordable.
However, aluminum tends to dent, scratch, or get dings quickly. Similarly, in case of strong winds, it may deform, warp, or bend easily.
For ribs, Tempera patio umbrellas have steel ribs to provide the extra strength required. It is also harder, cheaper, and won’t bend or warp easily. Unfortunately, steel is heavier and vulnerable to corrosion and rusting.
Finally, to improve durability, minimize corrosion, chipping, rusting, or peeling, both the pole and ribs are powder-coated with a black matte finish.
These umbrellas have more or less standard features, i.e., you will open or close them with a crank mechanism, while for tilting, you have the auto-tilt that uses the crank mechanism and or the push-button tilt feature.
Additionally, they come with a tied down strap, a single air vent for increased stability (allows air to escape if it is windy), and permits air circulation to help keep the area under the canopy low.
Compared to other brands, it doesn’t score well on features since it doesn’t come with inbuilt features like speakers, solar-powered lights, etc.
Both the 9 feet and 10 feet umbrellas are durable. However, the 10 feet that have an olefin canopy will last longer before it fades. It has been tested for at least 800 hours of colorfastness. However, there are complaints that olefin isn’t 100% water-resistant.
Besides the durable material, proper care includes closing your umbrella when not in use or storing it during winter, having a good umbrella cover, closing it during storms or strong wind gusts, which will further increase its lifespan.
Tempera patio umbrellas are quite affordable, with the 9 feet going for less than $50 while the 10 feet is less than $110. Compared to many brands of a similar caliber, they compete for favorability in terms of prices.
While it is ideal for commercial and residential places such as gardens, patios, balconies, decks, poolside, and so on, we don’t recommend it for high traffic areas. Why? Because the crank auto-tilt and push-button tilt are likely to be damaged if used too often.
Tempera patio umbrellas are durable, well-made, and affordable umbrellas worth every penny you will spend on them. The 9 feet will be ideal for 42-54-inch tables with 4-6 chairs, while the 10 feet is suitable for people with larger 4-6 chairs as it can be used with 54-66-inch tables.
Since they don’t have any stands, we recommend buying a 90-100 lb for a free-standing arrangement and half the weight when used through a table.
We have seen the general overview of Tempera patio umbrellas; it is time to highlight each of these umbrellas briefly.
Tempera Patio Umbrella 9 Ft Outdoor Garden Table Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank 8 Ribs
Tempera Patio Umbrella 9 Ft Outdoor Garden Table Umbrella with Push Button Tilt is made with 100% solution-dyed canopy in apple green, beige, forest green, grass, grass-striped, rust red, and gray colors.
It has a rust-free powder-coated frame in black matte, a 1.5-inch aluminum pole, and eight steel ribs.
If you intend to use it with a table, you deserve that the umbrella has an overall height of 8.4ft, with its height to the crank being 3.77 feet. Read full review.
Tempera 9ft Auto-Tilt Patio Umbrella Outdoor Market Table Umbrella with 8 Sturdy Ribs
If you prefer a patio umbrella with an auto-tilt mechanism, Tempera 9ft Auto-Tilt Patio Umbrella Outdoor Market Table Umbrella with 8 Sturdy Ribs is what you need.
It has identical features to the Tempera Patio Umbrella 9 Ft Outdoor Garden Table Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank 8 Ribs we have seen above, except for the overall height that is 8.25ft and its crank height is 3.44 ft. Read the full review.
Tempera 10 Ft Patio Umbrella Outdoor Garden Table Umbrella with Crank and Auto-Tilt Function Olefin
This 10ft Tempera Patio Umbrella with crank and auto-tilt functionality is a good pick for people looking for a sturdy, durable, and affordable large umbrella. The fade-resistant olefin canopy fabric comes in chili, chocolate, forest green, navy, turquoise, lettuce, marine, milk, and oatmeal colors.
It features a crank and auto-tilt functionality, measures 7.48ft. high with the crack height being 2.69 feet, making it suitable for people with lower or shorter tables or standalone usage. Read full review.