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 11-ft. Side Mount Umbrella
11-ft. Side Mount Umbrella
From dawn to dusk, the 11' Side-mount Umbrella blocks the sun's glare as it moves across the sky, virtually shading you from all angles of the sun. This resort-quality, cantilever umbrella easily tilts 40&#176 and pivots 360&#176 around the base, requiring no maintenance. 11' dia. cantilever design provides 95 sq. ft. of shade at virtually any angle Lightweight yet sturdy powdercoat-finished, 2-3/4" dia. aluminum pole One-handed crank operation glides the umbrella up and into a horizontal or angled position Double-vented, marine-grade canopy is made of 100% solution-dyed polyester to resist the damaging effects of sun, mildew, and dirt Canopy is machine washable; air dry only Spot clean canopy with warm water (no higher than 100°F) and a mild natural soap; rinse thoroughly to remove soap and air dry Base lends solid, wind-defying support when filled with water and sand (water and sand not included) Basic umbrella cover included Always close umbrella when not in use, or in inclement weather View simple set-up instructions for this umbrella View simple replacement canopy instructions for this umbrella
 
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great umbrella, but ...,
Date:September 5, 2012
By1busylady
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:September 5, 2012
My husband and I bought this umbrella for our remodeled patio with the idea of having it swivel to cover two areas. It is a wonderful, large umbrella, and provides great shade, but it is not very easy to swivel. You first have to bend or squat down and use both hands to unscrew a "collar" that secures the umbrella in place. Then you have to use both hands to grab the pole and wrestle it around to the desired position, and then bend down again to screw the collar back into place so the umbrella will not move when the wind blows. I am able to do it on my own, but it's not easy or convenient. We have ours placed so that we can shade either a firepit conversation area, or a dining table area and it works great when it's in place. But because we often want to change which area is shaded, and also because the sun moves requiring umbrella adjustment for optimum shade, we find ourselves going through this inconvenient process way too often. I also wonder how long it will function correctly with all the wear and tear to the collar assembly. We have been using it for about a month. So if you are looking for an umbrella to shade one area you might be really happy with this one, but if you plan to swivel much, you might look around.
Pros: Appearance, Quality
Cons: cumbersome process to swivel
 
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 11-ft. Side Mount Umbrella
11-ft. Side Mount Umbrella
From dawn to dusk, the 11' Side-mount Umbrella blocks the sun's glare as it moves across the sky, virtually shading you from all angles of the sun. This resort-quality, cantilever umbrella easily tilts 40&#176 and pivots 360&#176 around the base, requiring no maintenance. 11' dia. cantilever design provides 95 sq. ft. of shade at virtually any angle Lightweight yet sturdy powdercoat-finished, 2-3/4" dia. aluminum pole One-handed crank operation glides the umbrella up and into a horizontal or angled position Double-vented, marine-grade canopy is made of 100% solution-dyed polyester to resist the damaging effects of sun, mildew, and dirt Canopy is machine washable; air dry only Spot clean canopy with warm water (no higher than 100°F) and a mild natural soap; rinse thoroughly to remove soap and air dry Base lends solid, wind-defying support when filled with water and sand (water and sand not included) Basic umbrella cover included Always close umbrella when not in use, or in inclement weather View simple set-up instructions for this umbrella View simple replacement canopy instructions for this umbrella
 

How do you make it tilt?

This umbrella tilts some when the wind blows but I have had it a month and have not found a way to secure it into a tilted position to block the late afternoon sun. How do you make it tilt?
2 years ago
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1busylady
Southern California
 
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 11-ft. Side Mount Umbrella
11-ft. Side Mount Umbrella
From dawn to dusk, the 11' Side-mount Umbrella blocks the sun's glare as it moves across the sky, virtually shading you from all angles of the sun. This resort-quality, cantilever umbrella easily tilts 40&#176 and pivots 360&#176 around the base, requiring no maintenance. 11' dia. cantilever design provides 95 sq. ft. of shade at virtually any angle Lightweight yet sturdy powdercoat-finished, 2-3/4" dia. aluminum pole One-handed crank operation glides the umbrella up and into a horizontal or angled position Double-vented, marine-grade canopy is made of 100% solution-dyed polyester to resist the damaging effects of sun, mildew, and dirt Canopy is machine washable; air dry only Spot clean canopy with warm water (no higher than 100°F) and a mild natural soap; rinse thoroughly to remove soap and air dry Base lends solid, wind-defying support when filled with water and sand (water and sand not included) Basic umbrella cover included Always close umbrella when not in use, or in inclement weather View simple set-up instructions for this umbrella View simple replacement canopy instructions for this umbrella
 

What is the base made of and do you have to move it inside during winter ?

The main part of the base is made of heavy duty plastic. The bottom has compartments which you fill with sand in order to weight it down so the umbrella will not tip over. it's a very heavy, solid umbrella. After the sand is in, there is a heavy duty plastic cover you put over the top of the sand-filled unit. You then put the pole, which is heavy duty metal, into a hole in the center of the base and secure it with a collar mechanism. We have only had ours about a month, but there is no easy way to move this umbrella, so no, you would not want to take it in during the winter. It weighs about 300 pounds.
2 years ago
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1busylady
Southern California