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Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Patio Umbrella

Outdoor Patio Umbrellas

Welcome to the ultimate outdoor patio umbrella guide, where we embark on a journey through the world of patio umbrellas to assist you in selecting the ideal one for your hospitality area. At Poggesi, we understand that choosing the perfect umbrella is a fashion statement that can elevate the ambiance of your café, hotel, restaurant, or lounge. Let’s delve into the art of selecting the perfect patio umbrella while reveling in the cool shade.

Understanding the Types of Patio Umbrellas

Choosing the right patio umbrella is paramount when transforming your outdoor space into a haven of comfort and style. Poggesi understands the significance of this decision, and to guide you towards making an informed choice, let’s explore the diverse range of patio umbrellas available in the market today.

Market Umbrellas


Market umbrellas are a classic choice, known for their timeless design and versatility. They typically have a straight pole positioned at the center, providing a clean and traditional look. The canopy is often octagonal or round, offering ample coverage.


  1. Cost-Effective: Market umbrellas are often more budget-friendly than other styles, making them an excellent choice for those looking for quality without breaking the bank.
  2. Versatility: Their straightforward design makes market umbrellas suitable for various outdoor settings, from garden spaces to poolside lounging.


  1. Limited Adjustability: Market umbrellas may have limited tilting or rotating options, impacting their adaptability to changing sun angles.
  2. Table Placement Dependency: These umbrellas are typically designed to fit through a hole in a table, making them dependent on a suitable table for stability.

Table Umbrellas


As the name suggests, table umbrellas are designed to complement outdoor tables. They often feature a smaller size than market umbrellas and are inserted through a hole in the center of the table.


  1. Space Efficiency: Table umbrellas are a great space-saving option as they do not require additional floor space.
  2. Integrated Design: They seamlessly integrate with outdoor dining sets, providing shade without obstructing the view across the table.


  1. Limited Coverage: Due to their smaller size, table umbrellas may offer limited shade coverage compared to more enormous alternatives.
  2. Dependency on Table: Similar to market umbrellas, table umbrellas rely on a suitable table for stability.

Cantilever Umbrellas


Cantilever, offset or side-post umbrellas, stand out for their unique design. Unlike traditional umbrellas, the pole is positioned to the side, allowing greater flexibility in shading specific areas.


  1. 360-Degree Rotation: Cantilever umbrellas often come with the ability to rotate 360 degrees, providing optimal shading throughout the day.
  2. Versatile Placement: These umbrellas are not table-dependent, offering more flexibility in positioning and creating shaded areas where traditional umbrellas might struggle.


  1. Complex Mechanisms: The adjustable features in cantilever umbrellas can involve more complex mechanisms, requiring careful operation and maintenance.
  2. Higher Cost: Due to their advanced features and design, cantilever umbrellas may come with a higher price tag.

Making the Right Choice with Poggesi

Understanding the nuances of each umbrella type is crucial in ensuring that your outdoor space is not only shaded but also aesthetically pleasing. Poggesi, with its commitment to quality and innovation, offers an array of options within each umbrella category. Here’s why leading hospitality groups choose to partner with us:

Collaborative Consultation:

Collaborate with Poggesi experts to determine the best umbrella type for your specific needs. Share details about your outdoor space, intended usage, and design preferences, allowing the experts to guide you towards the most suitable choice.

Customization Options:

Poggesi takes pride in offering customization options to meet individual preferences. Whether you’re drawn to the classic charm of a market umbrella, the table umbrella’s integrated design, or the cantilever umbrella’s versatility, Poggesi can tailor the design to align seamlessly with your vision.

Quality Craftsmanship:

Regardless of your umbrella type, Poggesi ensures that each piece is crafted with precision and attention to detail. The materials are of the highest quality, providing durability and longevity, even in diverse weather conditions.

Innovative Technology:

Poggesi umbrellas incorporate innovative technology, ensuring that even with advanced features, the operation remains user-friendly. Experience the convenience of adjusting your umbrella with ease, whether it’s a market, table, or cantilever design.

The diverse range of patio umbrellas offered by Poggesi allows you to elevate your outdoor space while considering your unique preferences and requirements. From classic market umbrellas to space-efficient table umbrellas and innovative cantilever designs, Poggesi has the perfect solution to enhance your outdoor oasis’s form and function. Choose Poggesi for a blend of style, durability, and unparalleled craftsmanship in every umbrella.

Important Elements to Take Into Account

Dimensions and Form: The Basis of Dimness

The size and design of the patio umbrella should be your primary focus when purchasing an umbrella. An overly huge umbrella could overpower the area, and an undersized umbrella might make you wish there was more shade. Poggesi is aware of the careful balancing act needed in making decisions.

Selecting the Appropriate Size

The area you wish to shade and the size of your outside area must be considered while choosing the correct size. Larger spaces call for more giant umbrellas, but smaller spaces may benefit more from smaller ones. Poggesi’s assortment of sizes guarantees you will discover the ideal match for your area.

Harmony in Shape

The umbrella’s shape is also essential. Poggesi has a variety of shapes to suit your style preferences, whether you go for a statement-making octagon, a trendy square, or a classic circular design. A patio umbrella that strikes a good balance between design and size will guarantee that it improves the overall aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space and offers shade.

Material and Sturdiness: The Basis for Eternity

The materials that were utilized to manufacture your patio umbrella determine how durable and robust it will be. Poggesi takes great satisfaction in offering umbrellas made of premium materials that are durable enough to survive weather variations and the passage of time.

Fabric Options

 Poggesi provides a wide range of fabrics, each with distinct qualities. You can select a material that not only complements your design but also meets the demands of your climate, ranging from fade-resistant solution-dyed acrylic textiles to sturdy polyester alternatives.

Strong Poles and Bases

The strength of your umbrella’s pole and base is a significant factor in its stability. Poggesi umbrellas have strong, corrosion-resistant poles composed of materials like stainless steel or aluminum. Robust bases in various styles guarantee that your umbrella stays securely fixed, especially during windy circumstances.

Visual attractiveness and Maintenance

Poggesi prioritizes the umbrellas’ aesthetic attractiveness. The materials you choose will prolong the product’s useful life while enhancing your outdoor area’s visual appeal. In addition, the materials have been selected with maintenance-friendliness in mind, giving you the benefit of convenience and style.

Mechanism and Usability

Patio umbrellas are essential to your outdoor experience, not merely something you use for shade. Poggesi takes pride in providing umbrellas with cutting-edge mechanics that combine functionality and style seamlessly.

Crank Operations

Thanks to their simple crank operations, you can easily open and close several Poggesi umbrellas. This easy-to-use mechanism makes it effortless to adjust your umbrella, adding to the overall convenience of your outdoor area.

Tilt Features

Your umbrella gains even more adaptability with tilt features. Poggesi provides tilt-option umbrellas that let you adjust the canopy’s angle to block the sun’s rays efficiently. Because the sun moves during the day, this feature is beneficial in guaranteeing constant shade.

It can be challenging to sort through all the features and mechanisms. The professionals at Poggesi are available to help you with the selection process. Whether you like tilt features for increased usefulness or a crank’s traditional simplicity, Poggesi ensures your umbrella choice fits your tastes and way of life.

Carefully considering size, form, materials, and mechanics is necessary when selecting the ideal patio umbrella. Poggesi is a shining example of excellence in offering umbrellas that fulfill or exceed all of these essential requirements. With a Poggesi umbrella, you can enhance your outdoor space and have an unmatched alfresco experience. This umbrella blends style, durability, and user-friendly features. You deserve nothing less for your outdoor haven.

Design and Style Decisions

  • Aesthetic Considerations: Your patio umbrella should seamlessly complement your outdoor design rather than clash with it. Coordinate the style and décor of your patio with our umbrellas to create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.
  • Color and Patterns: The colors and patterns you select can significantly impact the ambiance of your outdoor space. Learn the art of choosing colors and patterns that resonate with your guests’ desired experience.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Design: Some patio umbrellas can transition between indoor and outdoor use seamlessly. Discover how to effortlessly move your umbrellas to create versatile spaces for your guests by contacting Poggessi for more information about its umbrellas.

Climate and Natural Environment Elements

  • Sun Protection: Ensuring adequate UV resistance and shade coverage is crucial for guest comfort. Look for features that guarantee your patio umbrella provides optimal sun protection.
  • Wind Resistance: Patio umbrellas can face challenges on windy days. Partner with manufacturers that create umbrellas with characteristics that enhance your umbrella’s durability and stability, allowing it to withstand breezy conditions.
  • Maintenance & Care: With the right maintenance, you can extend the life of your patio umbrella and keep it looking inviting. Contact Poggessi for information to help you maintain the pristine appearance of your umbrella.

As experts in outdoor furniture, we’ve curated a selection of quality patio umbrellas that excel in design, build quality, and longevity. While browsing our offerings, keep in mind that we continuously strive for perfection in the “Art of Creating Shade.”

We understand that price is an important factor when choosing patio umbrellas. We offer umbrellas at various price points and assist you in finding the perfect balance between price and quality.

Poggesi Outdoor Patio Umbrellas: Why Choose Us?

Choosing Poggesi goes beyond simply acquiring an umbrella; it’s an investment in a brand known for elegance, craftsmanship, and longevity. Each umbrella we craft reflects our Italian flair, consistently setting trends in the market with every design. Skilled engineers and artisans meticulously create Poggesi umbrellas using 100% acrylic fabric that’s weather-resistant, aluminum powder-coated frameworks, and stainless-steel wires and bolts, ensuring both durability and timeless beauty. Contact us for more information today.