Waikiki Taupe Round Umbrella
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Cons: Poor quality, Squeaks
Best Uses: Deck
Customer comments about Waikiki Taupe Round Umbrella:
This is a really good looking umbrella, and it's held up okay for me for the few weeks I've had it. That said, I'll be shocked if it lasts more than 2 summers (and that's if I'm lucky). Here's the issue: The umbrella itself is very large and heavy; but all the fittings that hold it together (and operate it) are cheap plastic and nylon cord. You have to buy the concrete weights to use this umbrella, and can't move the base once it's set up, which would be fine if it was easy to rotate the thing, but you really have to squeeze two buttons hard and push on the flimsy cantilever arm while you are squeezing--it took two people to do it to rotate it at our home. Also, there is a *really* junky plastic sleeve you have to disengage to retract the umbrella canopy to the pole (i.e. not leave the canopy swinging over the seating area when folded), and if and when that breaks, the whole thing will be done with. Have to say I love the size and love the look (and am keeping it for that reason), but at $350-plus, it shouldn't feel like a disposable, one-season purchase. Also, there are already water marks on the taupe fabric.
I live in a: House
This product is used in my: Vacation/second home