4 Top Rated Cantilever Parasols for Shade & Drizzle In Summer… Reviewed For 2021

Cantilever parasols are a fantastic way to enjoy the summer sunshine or avoid the odd drop of rain whilst relaxing in your garden or on your patio with a glass of your preferred beverage.

These types of temporary shelter or shade are light enough to move into position, versatile enough to adjust the tilt to follow the sun and durable enough to last a number of years…

Check out these cantilever banana parasols that will suit any type of event and impress your friends and neighbours.

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Alice's Garden Saint Jean de Luz: Rectangular cantilever parasol, 3x4m, beige-brown
COSTWAY 2.7M Outdoor Parasol Sun Shade Cantilever Banana Hanging Umbrella Patio Garden (Burgundy)
Bentley Garden 3M Hanging Banana Patio Garden Umbrella Parasol - Various Colours
CASART 3M Outdoor Parasol Umbrella with 24 LED Lights, Winding Crank and Cross Base, Garden Market Beach Patio Banana Sun Shade Umbrella (Blue)
Brand
Alice's Garden
Costway
Charles Bentley
Casart
Dimensions
3x4m
2.7m
3m
3m
Material Type
Polyester
Polyester
Polyester
Polyester
Fabric Weight
260gsm
180gsm
160gsm
N/A
Base Type
Cross Frame (Base not included)
Cross Frame
Cross Frame
Cross Frame
Colour
Beige-Brown
Burgundy
Grey
Blue
Weight
28.0kg
12.0kg
12.0kg
N/A
Alice's Garden Saint Jean de Luz: Rectangular cantilever parasol, 3x4m, beige-brown
Brand
Alice's Garden
Dimensions
3x4m
Material Type
Polyester
Fabric Weight
260gsm
Base Type
Cross Frame (Base not included)
Colour
Beige-Brown
Weight
28.0kg
COSTWAY 2.7M Outdoor Parasol Sun Shade Cantilever Banana Hanging Umbrella Patio Garden (Burgundy)
Brand
Costway
Dimensions
2.7m
Material Type
Polyester
Fabric Weight
180gsm
Base Type
Cross Frame
Colour
Burgundy
Weight
12.0kg
Bentley Garden 3M Hanging Banana Patio Garden Umbrella Parasol - Various Colours
Brand
Charles Bentley
Dimensions
3m
Material Type
Polyester
Fabric Weight
160gsm
Base Type
Cross Frame
Colour
Grey
Weight
12.0kg
CASART 3M Outdoor Parasol Umbrella with 24 LED Lights, Winding Crank and Cross Base, Garden Market Beach Patio Banana Sun Shade Umbrella (Blue)
Brand
Casart
Dimensions
3m
Material Type
Polyester
Fabric Weight
N/A
Base Type
Cross Frame
Colour
Blue
Weight
N/A

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Alice’s Garden Saint Jean de Luz Cantilever Parasol Review

This fully rotational, rectangular cantilever parasol will look good in any garden or patio.  Just give it a flat surface to sit on and you’ll have a perfect shade during those bright sunny summers.

It offers a 360-degree rotating base with 3 different tilt positions, giving you the ultimate control and providing the right cover for your needs.

The frames aluminium so it’s lightweight yet durable, meaning you can easily move it around your garden.

Alice's garden beige cantilever parasol

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8 aluminium spokes hold the canopy in place, providing the support you need when there’s a breeze in the air, keeping you protected. Assisting with stability is a dual-layer canopy.

Dual layers allow the wind to blow straight through and will meet little resistance, stopping the parasol from tipping over. It’s great for the UK as we all know the weather can change in a moment.

A nice weighty canopy, 240g/m², giving you fantastic protection from UV rays and rainfall.

It makes a really relaxing sound when the rain lands on it. Another bonus about the canopy is that it’s made from polyester that has been treated to repel water.

The only flaw with this product is that you’ll have to buy the base separately.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Treated polyester
  • Blocks UV rays
  • Large 3x4m canopy
  • 3 adjustable angles
  • Simple to setup

CONS:
  • Need to buy a base

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Watch your kids play on their water slide whilst you sit in the shade…

Costway 2.7m Hanging Banana Parasol Umbrella Review

This easy to adjust outdoor parasol will look great on any patio, grass or hard surface and can make spending time outdoors during the summer plenty of fun, dry and protected from UV rays.

It has 8 steel ribs that are fixed into the canopy section and during breezier offer a very good level of protection and ensure that the integrity of the umbrella is kept intact.

Costway 2.7m

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These 8 rods that offer extra strength in the canopy section also help to maintain the shape of the umbrella section and should it begin to rain the water will just runoff.

The fabric is 180g which is more than enough to protect you and your event from light rain to a short downpour.  There are 4 great colours to choose from but check out the features below first.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Easy to put together
  • Good quality
  • Great at blocking out sun
  • Covers large area
  • Strong & sturdy
  • Ideal for hot tub cover

CONS:
  • Apply wd40 when building for the first time

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Do you have a large area that would suit a permanent outdoor gazebo?

Charles Bentley 3M Hanging Banana Parasol Review

If you’re after something to cover your BBQ then this is the perfect one. It features a huge 3m canopy that will easily give the protection the chef will need whilst cooking.

It’s very easy to open and close as you simply just rotate the crank, this will move the ropes that are situated inside the actual pole itself.

There’s no need to worry about not liking the colour as you’re spoilt for choice with this product, it’s got 7 colours to choose from.

bentley garden parasol

 

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It features 6 support ribs on the underside of the canopy, allowing it to retain its shape for years to come and to also help prevent it from being damaged by strong winds.

Another great benefit when there are support ribs on the underside is the flex they allow.

If you have children playing and throwing balls at each other then you’ll be glad to hear that it will retain its shape and the ball will simply bounce off.

Moving is easy, as it weighs just 12kg. On the flip side, the lightweight means you’ll probably need to invest in a base to keep it in place if strong winds are expected.

When I was visiting my local hardware store, B&Q, I found they also stocked this cantilever parasol but it was much more expensive than on Amazon and I’m glad I found it online beforehand.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Powder Coated Steel
  • Lightweight
  • Provides Shade
  • Big 3m canopy
  • Water resistant
  • Staightforward setup

CONS:
  • Doesn’t tilt

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CASART 3m Banana Cantilever with Solar LED Lights Review

This cantilever is like no other, it features solar LED lights, so it will provide you with the perfect ambience for those drawn-out summer nights.

There are so many uses you can get out of this, it really is ideal for any type of event. You can use it to cover hot tubs, balconies, BBQ’s, patios or reading in the garden.

cantilever parasol with lights

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Steel ribs support the canopy, there’s 8 in total, they are sturdy and provide a strong structure for it. You’ll feel comfortable being sat under it with this in mind.

It creates a really magical atmosphere when the lights are on in the night.  They’re solar-powered so you’ll be happy knowing that there’s no environmental impact of having these running.

Also, there’s no need to worry about replacing the batteries.

It’s available in 4 different colours but my personal favourite is burgundy as it looks really elegant in any garden, especially once the lights get going.

A simple design, you will have no issues opening and closing the parasol as its a handle crank.

Setting it up is also a breeze, there’s clear assembly instructions inside the box and take you through the process step by step (you could probably figure it out anyway as it’s that simple).

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Solar LED Lights
  • Lightweight
  • Multi use
  • Steel ribs
  • Water resistant
  • Simple instructions
  • Robust handle crank

CONS:
  • Needs extra weights

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A Pop-up gazebo with sides could be a better alternative for full protection against UV and rain

My name's Shaun Bird and I'm from Mansfield, in the U.K. I've always been interested in outdoor canopies and keeping dry outside in my garden. Whilst this blog started as a Pop-up gazebo guide, I've now elaborated on other outdoor accessories. These guides will hopefully help you understand more before you buy an item and make a better and more informed choice. Can't find what you want, then get in touch...