Cantilever parasols are the ideal solution for providing shade from the sun or cover from a rain shower when you’re sitting in the garden.
A cantilever parasol is like having a giant parasol or umbrella, which can be positioned over garden furniture. The good thing about cantilever parasols rather than your more traditional garden umbrella is that they are freestanding, so they won’t block your view across a table.
We’ve handpicked some of the best cantilever parasols available and lined up our top 10.
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10 Best Cantilever Parasols
Novonova Cantilever Garden Parasol with LED Lights
UV50 + cantilever parasol provides excellent sun protection. The tilting parasol can adjust to suit your needs and it can also rotate 360 degrees. so you can keep shaded all day long. With LED lights which can be used in the evening for ambient garden lighting.
Grand patio Premium Outdoor Offset Parasols Patio Cantilever Umbrella with Base
A stylish round deluxe offset cantilever market umbrella. Rust-resistant powder-coated aluminium pole and 8 heavy duty ribs provide strong grip and prevent chipping, peeling and corrosion. It offers 99% UV protection. Fabric is durable, water-repellent and fade-resistant and carries a 3-year guarantee.
SORARA ROMA Cantilever Parasol
Large cantilever unbrella with crank mechanism so it’s easy to fold and unfold. The parasol is vastly weatherproof, with its powder coated pole and quality canvas it is very well protected against the elements. Factor 50+ protection.
Festnight Wall-Mounted Parasol
An elegant wall-mounted parasol which is ideal to shade and protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s ideal for patios which are next to the house. The design of this parasol allows you to tilt the parasol to block the sun as it sets.
Greenbay 3m Banana Parasol
Stylish banana hanging parasol with a crank winding mechanism to open and close your parasol conveniently. With strong solid metal pole with 8 natural finish frame ribs to bear weights. The inclination angle of the umbrella is adjustable with the crank winding mechanism.
Deuba Garden Sun Parasol
The covering of this parasol is water-repellent and provides UV protection 40+. Easily position and tilt the parasol as you like. So you’re always well protected from the sun. Crank mechanism ensures an easy opening and adjusting. This aluminium sun parasol comes with a hook and loop retaining strap so you can tie up the parasol compactly.
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TFACR Aluminium Parasol – 3 M X2.5M Tilting Cantilever Hanging Sun Umbrella
Strong parasol with thickened steel tube, high temperature baking paint, corrosion-resistant thickened PU coated umbrella surface, rain and sun protection. Exquisite wave design, easy to open and close.
Wall Mounted Telescopic Cantilever Parasol with LED option
Folding and telescopic parasol which is ideal for mounting on a wall over a patio or decking area. Waterproof polyester with protective layer. Will not fade easily. Can opt for one with LED lights which come as 15 strips. The unique design of this parasol allows you to tilt the parasol to stop the sun as it gets lower.
Argos Home Light up LED Overhanging Parasol – Black
This cantilever LED outdoor parasol will add some ambient lighting at night and some sun shade in the day. With its solar-powered LED lights and simple switch, you can carry on entertaining into the night. Ideal for cosy outdoor gatherings. From £275
Norfolk Leisure 2.6m Square Deluxe Cantilever Parasol & 80kg Parasol Base & Cover
This 2.6m square deluxe cantilever parasol is ideal for smaller patios & will suit modern dining sets. It has a sturdy aluminium frame with cross base which is powder coated with an anthracite finish and comes with a high quality 220gsm polyester canopy in a choice of Taupe or Mouse Grey with a top air vent. The parasol is strong and durable with an easy opening action using the crank handle so that there is full 360 degree rotation with a tilt front to back. From £499.99
Why Buy a Cantilever Parasol?
A cantilever parasol is a great option to consider over a traditional garden umbrella as you can use it to create shade anywhere you want in your garden, rather than just over a garden table. A stylish parasol can help to add a touch of class to a garden and will be a feature rather than a distraction. A cantilever parasol is usually quite large so it will help to stop you getting sunburnt and will also help to keep you and your drinks cool in hot weather. It will also stop you from getting wet in a surprise downpour.
How To Clean Your Cantilever Parasol
You can either start by brushing off any loose dirt or leaves, and then hose it down with cold water. With a sponge or soft bristled brush, give it a good scrub with warm water and some washing up liquid. Leave it to soak in for a few mins, then rinse thoroughly with cold water.
For stubborn stains use a mixture of white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and salt. These ingredients will sterilise and deodorise the parasol. Make sure you rinse off with plenty of warm water.
Also think about investing in a parasol cover to keep it in the best possible condition throughout the winter.