Best backyard umbrellas for shade and style

Pull up a chair and veg out.

umbrellas around a pool
Relax in the shade.Claudia Altamimi via Unsplash

Hot, sweaty weather are only made better with a cool drink and plenty of shade. Investing in a backyard umbrella means so many more comfy days spent outside—minus all the stickiness and heat exhaustion. They’ll add a splash of color to your outdoor area and some of them even include LED lights. We found a few of the sturdiest, most weather-resistant umbrellas out there for the ultimate cool-off experience.

Sunnyglade 9′ Patio Umbrella Outdoor Table Umbrella with 8 Sturdy Ribs
Fits 4-6 chairs underneath.Amazon

The whole crew can comfortably gather underneath this 9-foot umbrella, which covers a maximum of six chairs. Choose from seven different colors, including a bright cherry red and baby blue, and enjoy eight steadfast ribs and a wind vent, which helps the umbrella stay put during breezy days.

Meway 10-Foot Outdoor Umbrella
Shade for up to 79 square feet.Amazon

This 10-foot umbrella offers plenty of protection from the sun, covering up to 79 square feet of shade. The straightforward crank design makes it quick and efficient to open and close, while the polyester fabric protects against 98 percent of UV rays. Choose from six solid colors, all of which are fade resistant.

ABCCANOPY 7.5FT Solar LED Umbrella
Enjoy a twinkly evening.Amazon

Cool off in the evenings under this LED-equipped umbrella. You’ll find a moment of relaxation surrounded by solar-powered twinkle lights, which last between 9-12 hours. The design is easy to set up and break down, thanks to its crank handle and detachable pole, so you’ll spend more time lounging and less time building. Choose between 7.5-foot, 9-foot, and 11-foot umbrellas, all of which are water-, fade-, and UV-resistant.

Tempera 9ft Patio Umbrella with Auto-Tilt and Crank Outdoor Garden Table Umbrella with 8 Sturdy Ribs
Get shade wherever you want it.Amazon

An auto-tilt feature on the Tempera umbrella makes finding shade super easy. The 9-foot structure comes equipped with a crank that allows you to easily adjust the umbrella’s position, as the sun moves throughout the day. You’ll be covered for up to 54 inches of shade and can count on the wind vent to protect you from temperamental weather.

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