Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella

Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella

We decided to get this umbrella to go with our patio furniture which has a mix of beige and henna/terracotta colored covers. Before setting up this umbrella, it would be too hot to sit on our sofa/coffee table set however the new umbrella casts a huge shadow with its 11' span and has made our deck an area we can use more during the day and at night. The cantilever design means that the umbrella can sit off to the side of the seating area avoiding trying to have a conversation with friends through the obstruction of the umbrella pole – a great design feature. While it creates excellent shade during the day, it really comes into its own at night with the built in LED lights. These are charged by a discrete solar panel on top of the umbrella and switched on and off with a small switch that hangs from the edge of the umbrella. Despite the lights being LED, the light created is soft and pleasant making it easy to create an area for entertaining during the evening that doesn't blind your guests. It is very easy to use with a locking nut that allows the frame to be raised before a cranking handle is used to unfurl the umbrella. The pole can be easily rotated so that the canopy can be adjusted as the sun moves during the day – again this is achieved using a simple locking pin that has multiple locating holes to ensure the umbrella pole stays put in a wind. When not in use, the umbrella can be taken down quickly and ties to the pole with an integral velcro strap to stop it flapping around in a high wind. Assembly took an hour or so. The only items not included are the 220 lbs of sand needed to fill the sand bags that weight down the 3' x 3' base which keeps such a large umbrella stable during winds. We bought four 50lb bags of sand from Home Depot's building supplies section for under $15 and these were ideal. The most tedious part of assembly is filling the sand bags and it is easier with two people – one to get the sand into the sand bag and the second to keep the fill hole on the sandbag open and the sand evenly distributed around the inside of the sandbag. We found it easier to part fill the sandbag outside of the base and then lift it into the base before filling it completely. With the base in place, the rest of the assembly is straightforward using the supplied instructions. The delivery box is pretty large and weighs just under 100lbs. Despite being well packaged there were a couple of areas where the components had rubbed together in transit and the paint on one of the poles had some down-to-the-metal scratches on it. The instructions recommend to avoid inclement weather such as rain or snow, however the size and weight of the umbrella on the pole make it impractical to take in and out of the base on a daily basis. So during the winter, it will probably be stored indoors however during the summer, it will sit in the base in its furled up storage position. The umbrella is supplied with a blister pack with the assembly tools that are needed together with the fasteners and a few spare bolts and washers (a nice touch) as well as a package with some spare LED bulbs and small plastic shade covers. We discovered a few of the light shades had come loose in transit, so when you remove the umbrella from its plastic bag for the first time, watch out for loose light shades falling out of the fabric. The only option that I would seriously consider buying if Hampton Bay had one available is an umbrella cover that could be draped over the umbrella material when it is being stored. This would offer extra protection from the sun's UV rays on the sunbrella canopy when not in use. All in all this is a great addition to any patio or deck.
hampton bay patio umbrella 1

Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella

We decided to get this umbrella to go with our patio furniture which has a mix of beige and henna/terracotta colored covers. Before setting up this umbrella, it would be too hot to sit on our sofa/coffee table set however the new umbrella casts a huge shadow with its 11' span and has made our deck an area we can use more during the day and at night. The cantilever design means that the umbrella can sit off to the side of the seating area avoiding trying to have a conversation with friends through the obstruction of the umbrella pole – a great design feature. While it creates excellent shade during the day, it really comes into its own at night with the built in LED lights. These are charged by a discrete solar panel on top of the umbrella and switched on and off with a small switch that hangs from the edge of the umbrella. Despite the lights being LED, the light created is soft and pleasant making it easy to create an area for entertaining during the evening that doesn't blind your guests. It is very easy to use with a locking nut that allows the frame to be raised before a cranking handle is used to unfurl the umbrella. The pole can be easily rotated so that the canopy can be adjusted as the sun moves during the day – again this is achieved using a simple locking pin that has multiple locating holes to ensure the umbrella pole stays put in a wind. When not in use, the umbrella can be taken down quickly and ties to the pole with an integral velcro strap to stop it flapping around in a high wind. Assembly took an hour or so. The only items not included are the 220 lbs of sand needed to fill the sand bags that weight down the 3' x 3' base which keeps such a large umbrella stable during winds. We bought four 50lb bags of sand from Home Depot's building supplies section for under $15 and these were ideal. The most tedious part of assembly is filling the sand bags and it is easier with two people – one to get the sand into the sand bag and the second to keep the fill hole on the sandbag open and the sand evenly distributed around the inside of the sandbag. We found it easier to part fill the sandbag outside of the base and then lift it into the base before filling it completely. With the base in place, the rest of the assembly is straightforward using the supplied instructions. The delivery box is pretty large and weighs just under 100lbs. Despite being well packaged there were a couple of areas where the components had rubbed together in transit and the paint on one of the poles had some down-to-the-metal scratches on it. The instructions recommend to avoid inclement weather such as rain or snow, however the size and weight of the umbrella on the pole make it impractical to take in and out of the base on a daily basis. So during the winter, it will probably be stored indoors however during the summer, it will sit in the base in its furled up storage position. The umbrella is supplied with a blister pack with the assembly tools that are needed together with the fasteners and a few spare bolts and washers (a nice touch) as well as a package with some spare LED bulbs and small plastic shade covers. We discovered a few of the light shades had come loose in transit, so when you remove the umbrella from its plastic bag for the first time, watch out for loose light shades falling out of the fabric. The only option that I would seriously consider buying if Hampton Bay had one available is an umbrella cover that could be draped over the umbrella material when it is being stored. This would offer extra protection from the sun's UV rays on the sunbrella canopy when not in use. All in all this is a great addition to any patio or deck. Pros Looks Great, Easy to Assemble, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Vibrant Color, soft led light at night, large shade area Cons not easy to move around when assembled Video & Photo Top 50 Contributor DIY LosRubios Agua Dulce, CA 45 to 54, Male 12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella

We decided to get this umbrella to go with our patio furniture which has a mix of beige and henna/terracotta colored covers. Before setting up this umbrella, it would be too hot to sit on our sofa/coffee table set however the new umbrella casts a huge shadow with its 11' span and has made our deck an area we can use more during the day and at night. The cantilever design means that the umbrella can sit off to the side of the seating area avoiding trying to have a conversation with friends through the obstruction of the umbrella pole – a great design feature. While it creates excellent shade during the day, it really comes into its own at night with the built in LED lights. These are charged by a discrete solar panel on top of the umbrella and switched on and off with a small switch that hangs from the edge of the umbrella. Despite the lights being LED, the light created is soft and pleasant making it easy to create an area for entertaining during the evening that doesn't blind your guests. It is very easy to use with a locking nut that allows the frame to be raised before a cranking handle is used to unfurl the umbrella. The pole can be easily rotated so that the canopy can be adjusted as the sun moves during the day – again this is achieved using a simple locking pin that has multiple locating holes to ensure the umbrella pole stays put in a wind. When not in use, the umbrella can be taken down quickly and ties to the pole with an integral velcro strap to stop it flapping around in a high wind. Assembly took an hour or so. The only items not included are the 220 lbs of sand needed to fill the sand bags that weight down the 3' x 3' base which keeps such a large umbrella stable during winds. We bought four 50lb bags of sand from Home Depot's building supplies section for under $15 and these were ideal. The most tedious part of assembly is filling the sand bags and it is easier with two people – one to get the sand into the sand bag and the second to keep the fill hole on the sandbag open and the sand evenly distributed around the inside of the sandbag. We found it easier to part fill the sandbag outside of the base and then lift it into the base before filling it completely. With the base in place, the rest of the assembly is straightforward using the supplied instructions. The delivery box is pretty large and weighs just under 100lbs. Despite being well packaged there were a couple of areas where the components had rubbed together in transit and the paint on one of the poles had some down-to-the-metal scratches on it. The instructions recommend to avoid inclement weather such as rain or snow, however the size and weight of the umbrella on the pole make it impractical to take in and out of the base on a daily basis. So during the winter, it will probably be stored indoors however during the summer, it will sit in the base in its furled up storage position. The umbrella is supplied with a blister pack with the assembly tools that are needed together with the fasteners and a few spare bolts and washers (a nice touch) as well as a package with some spare LED bulbs and small plastic shade covers. We discovered a few of the light shades had come loose in transit, so when you remove the umbrella from its plastic bag for the first time, watch out for loose light shades falling out of the fabric. The only option that I would seriously consider buying if Hampton Bay had one available is an umbrella cover that could be draped over the umbrella material when it is being stored. This would offer extra protection from the sun's UV rays on the sunbrella canopy when not in use. All in all this is a great addition to any patio or deck. Pros Looks Great, Easy to Assemble, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Vibrant Color, soft led light at night, large shade area Cons not easy to move around when assembled

Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella

Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella
Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella
Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella
Hampton Bay Patio Umbrella

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