The Best Patio Umbrella and Stand
Updated Dec 12, 2022
A patio umbrella is an invitation to laze and linger. Its shelter offers a cool respite from the sun and cheery cover from the errant summer drizzle. A good umbrella—and accompanying base—will ideally weather the elements for years to come and be mobile or adjustable as needed, without becoming a perennial source of frustration. After 30 hours of research and years of testing patio market-style umbrellas and bases, we’ve determined that the 9-foot-wide Treasure Garden Market Aluminum Push Button Tilt Umbrella and 55-pound Article Paima Umbrella Base are the best for most people, whether they’re using one in a generous garden or on a small apartment patio.