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10 Best Overhanging Parasols – 2022 Buyers Guide

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Its summer, the sun is out and its time to relax, and get out and enjoy the garden. However, no matter how much you, your family and friend enjoy the sun it’s nice to have some respite from the sun now and again. The best solution for the modern home is an overhanging parasol

Overhanging parasols or as they are often called cantilever parasols offer protection from harmful UV rays and some are even showerproof but all provide the most flexible option for shade in the garden. Overhanging parasols come in a wide range of stylish designs, sizes, material, models and colours but all add a nice feature to any garden. 

With this range of options, overhanging parasols can come as free standing parasols with a base, half parasols (semi circular) for patio use against the house, tilting or full size fixed to the home. 

With all these choices and options you will find overhanging parasols are suitable for use on any patio or in your garden.

What is the Best Cantilever Parasol

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the best cantilever parasols for the current UK market. We have compared parasol design, build quality, shade coverage and value for money, to provide you with our top recommendations for cantilever parasols.

Overhanging Parasols - Top 3 Comparison Table

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Best Overall
SORARA ROMA Deluxe Cantilever Parasol | Sand | 300 x 300 cm | Cross Base | Square Sun Shading Garden Umbrella
Best Runner Up
ReaseJoy 4.5x2.6m Double-sided Patio Umbrella Sunshade UV30+ Water Fade Resistant Crank Outdoor Garden Parasol Table Red
Best Under £100
VonHaus Parasol 2.7M – Parasol Umbrella for Outdoor, Garden, Patio – Sun Shade Canopy with Crank and Tilt Function, UV30+ Protection, Powder Coated Steel Frame – Grey
Model/Make
Sorara Roma Deluxe Cantilever Parasol
ReaseJoy 4.5m Patio Umbrella
VonHaus 2.7m Parasol
Size
3m (10ft) x 3m (10ft)
4.5m (14.7ft) x 2.6m (8.5ft)
2.7m (8.8ft) x 2.7 (8.8ft)
Material
‎250g Polyester
‎180g Polyester
Polyester
Opening Method
Crank Handle
Crank Handle
Crank Handle
Top Vent
UV Protection
UV50+
UV30+
UV50+
Pole Diameter
53mm
48mm
40mm
Tilt
Water Repellent
Fade Resistant
Not Available
Colour
Beige
Red
Grey
Warranty
2 Years
UK Standard
2 Years
Best Overall
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SORARA ROMA Deluxe Cantilever Parasol | Sand | 300 x 300 cm | Cross Base | Square Sun Shading Garden Umbrella
Model/Make
Sorara Roma Deluxe Cantilever Parasol
Size
3m (10ft) x 3m (10ft)
Material
‎250g Polyester
Opening Method
Crank Handle
Top Vent
UV Protection
UV50+
Pole Diameter
53mm
Tilt
Water Repellent
Fade Resistant
Not Available
Colour
Beige
Warranty
2 Years
More Information
Best Runner Up
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ReaseJoy 4.5x2.6m Double-sided Patio Umbrella Sunshade UV30+ Water Fade Resistant Crank Outdoor Garden Parasol Table Red
Model/Make
ReaseJoy 4.5m Patio Umbrella
Size
4.5m (14.7ft) x 2.6m (8.5ft)
Material
‎180g Polyester
Opening Method
Crank Handle
Top Vent
UV Protection
UV30+
Pole Diameter
48mm
Tilt
Water Repellent
Fade Resistant
Colour
Red
Warranty
UK Standard
More Information
Best Under £100
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VonHaus Parasol 2.7M – Parasol Umbrella for Outdoor, Garden, Patio – Sun Shade Canopy with Crank and Tilt Function, UV30+ Protection, Powder Coated Steel Frame – Grey
Model/Make
VonHaus 2.7m Parasol
Size
2.7m (8.8ft) x 2.7 (8.8ft)
Material
Polyester
Opening Method
Crank Handle
Top Vent
UV Protection
UV50+
Pole Diameter
40mm
Tilt
Water Repellent
Fade Resistant
Colour
Grey
Warranty
2 Years
More Information

Last update on 2022-06-21

Overhanging Parasols

If you have looked at our quick ‘overhanging parasol’ comparison table above, and see something you liked, we provide below further detailed review information on 10 of the best cantilever overhanging parasols for 2021

Reasejoy Half Parasol

Overhanging Parasol - ReaseJoyThis stylish ‘half parasol’ from ReaseJoy caught our eye for a number of reasons. The half-round or semi-circular parasol is a perfect solution for patios and terraces but particularly for the small gardens or an apartment balcony, where space is limited.  It can be tucked against any outside wall neatly and securely.

It may be small but this water-repellent, fade-resistant parasol provides a whopping 30+ UV protection factor, which is so important to protect you from the harmful rays of the sun.

The canopy itself is made from 100% polyester and available in 2 colours, beige and light green. This ReaseJoy half parasol has a robust but light steel construction, integrated crank handle and ventilation hood on top of the parasol which ensures, that either wind or heat can escape freely. The tilt feature is also great for the afternoon sun as it drops in the sky, and continued shade can be maintained.

This overhanging parasol has a diameter of 2.7 meters (9ft) x height of 2.35m (7ft 7in) x depth 1.35m (4.4ft) with a 38mm pole.

A ‘base’ is not supplied with this overhanging half parasol which is one drawback. We recommended this type of base, which should be the half-round type other half round types can be filled with sand or water. 

For storage purposes, you can easily lower and fold the parasol and cover it with a parasol cover to protect it against the elements when you are not using it

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  • Compact
  • Large Cover Area
  • Good UV Protection
  • Easy Assembly
  • Water Repellant
  • Various Colours
  • No Base Weights
  • No Parasol Cover

Outsunny Garden Parasol

Overhanging Parasol - Outsunny Garden ParasolAnother one of our picks is the Outsunny Garden Parasol. With all the different shapes and arrangements of outdoor furniture these days, this large rectangular model will cover almost all rectangular tables out there and provide the required shade for you.

The ‘canvas’ of this water-repellant parasol is made from 100% polyester and provides UV protection from the suns harmful rays over a larger area than most other over hanging parasols.

Strong and sturdy, with a powder-coated central steel pole (48mm), both the canopy and central pole connected with 12 ribs for added stability, strength and durability. The easy crank-lift opening makes things smooth to open and close.  Dual-purpose ‘wind vents’ promote extra durability while allowing cool air to flow under the parasol and up through the vents.

This parasol provides shade to a large area, due to a parasol length of 4.6m (15ft) x width 2.7m (8.8ft) x height 2.4m (7.4ft) providing a huge 12.4 sq m or (133.5sq ft) of shaded cover.

A ‘base’ is not supplied with this very large overhanging parasol, which is one drawback. Buy a suitable base weight of 50kg or more, this will be heavy enough to hold the size of the parasol. 

To protect the parasol against the elements when its folded down and not in use, a large cover would also be recommended. Purchasers of this parasol have found the Speedwellstar Parasol Cover suitable.

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  • Compact
  • Large Cover Area
  • Good UV Protection
  • Easy Assembly
  • Water Repellant
  • Various Colours
  • No Base Weights
  • No Cover
  • No Tilt

Greenbay Banana Parasol

Overhanging Parasol - Greenbay Banana

Another great overhanging parasol by Greenbay. This ‘banana parasol’ is very stylish and would not look out of place on a balcony or terrace, large lawns, coffee shop or a hotel garden.

Made from 100% 180g polyester, this parasol is water-resistant and UV resistant, which will protect you from the suns harmful rays and any light rain showers.

Available in 6 colours Black, Cream, Green, Coffee, Grey and Wine Red the parasol is constructed using ‘8 strong’ metal ribs to support the canopy firmly and making the parasol very stable. 

In addition, the ‘crank winding’ mechanism allows for easy opening and closing of the parasol. For further control over the parasol, users can also adjust the ‘inclination’ angle.

The parasol dimensions are impressive, sporting a 48mm x 1mm pole, and providing 3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft) of shade cover with a parasol height of 2.6m (8.5 ft)

As with most free-standing overhanging parasols these days a ‘base’ is not supplied which is not ideal. Generally though in addition to buying the parasol, popular extra purchases are the Airwave base weights providing 50kg of base weight, which is necessary for a parasol of this size and the Donkon Patio Parasol Cover to protect your parasol against harsher weather during times when the parasol is not being used and stored outside.

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  • Crank Mechanism
  • Inclination Control
  • 8 Rib Stability
  • UV Protection
  • Water Repellant
  • Various Colours
  • No Base Weights
  • No Cover

ABC Outdoor LED Parasol

ABC Overhanging Parsol - LED Lights at night

Sit and dine later on your patio or in the garden, have drinks with friends late into the evening or create a romantic atmosphere for a loved one. With this large LED Over Hanging Patio Parasol from ABCCanopy you can.

ABCCanopy’s large patio parasol’ has 32 LED lights spread across the 8 Aluminium rib’s (4 lights per rib)

These LED lights are attached to a small ‘solar panel’ that is fitted to the top of the parasol. The lights can be switched on/off via a button on the parasol pole itself.

The white LED lights last between 9-12 hours based on a full charge. They create a great ambience in the evening. No electricity or connecting to the mains required.

The parasol provides 2.75m x 2.75m (9ft x 9ft) of shade cover with a parasol height of 2.53m (8.3 ft) and is constructed of a powder-coated aluminium tube. The pole size is 1.5in (38mm).

Currently available in 12 colours, in high grade polyester. This provides the parasol with great +50 UV protection and waterproofing capabilities.

Easily assembled and with the crank handle and push safety pin, you can adjust the tilt angle of the parasol easily.

As is the trend these days, most free-standing overhanging parasols come without base weights to hold down the parasol base. So in addition to buying the parasol, popular extra purchases are standard parasol base weights from Classic Garden, providing the 50kg of base weight when filled with sand, which is necessary to hold down a parasol of this size.

Purchasers may also want to think about a protective cover as well for the parasol when not in use. The Deyard Parasol Cover will do the trick and protect your parasol against harsher weather during times when the parasol is not being used and stored outside.

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  • 32 LED Solar Lights
  • Crank Mechanism
  • Inclination Control
  • 8 Rib Stability
  • UV Protection
  • Water Repellant
  • Aluminium Ribs
  • No Base Weights
  • No Cover

Greenbay Retractable Awning

Retractable Awning - Over Hanging Parasol

Another popular option to an overhanging parasol or wall mounted parasol is to have a ‘retractable awning’. Especially if your outdoor sitting/dining area is a balcony and or terrace/patio next to the house.

This 4m x 3m (9.8ft x 8.2ft)  wall-mounted retractable awning by Greenbay may be just the ticket for those seeking an alternative to a parasol. Available in 5 sizes from 2m x 1.5m (6ft 3in x 4ft 9in up to the maximum width of  4m x 3m (9.8ft x 8.2ft) should cover all your size needs.

In addition to the 5 sizes, this retractable awning has the option of nine (9) colours to choose from blue/white stripe or grey and is made from 100% 300gsm high-quality polyester, with a protective PU coating (waterproof polyurethane) the awning is UV resistant and water repellent, protecting you and your family and friends from harmful UV radiation, drizzle and of course bright sunlight.

The awnings frame and articulating arm are made with an aluminium roller and steel torsion bars and spray-painted with an anti-oxidation preventative,  which is a really strong combination with respect to corrosion resistance. The awning is tiltable between 5 degrees and 35degrees which is quite considerable.

The extension and retraction of the arms are undertaken by a 1.2m (4ft) steel crank handle (supplied). This awning can provide the protection you need, either from the sun or an unexpected downpour.  The 4m (9.8ft) width is ample for most situations, however, there is nothing stopping you from mounting additional awnings side by side for extra length to suit your own situation.

It is recommended that these ‘retractable awnings’ are attached to solid brick and or concrete walls. Fixing to hollow brick and or wooden buildings or even the eaves of your house is not recommended all fixing bolts are supplied with the awning (M10 & M12).

Installation is fairly straightforward, and an installation manual is supplied. All materials that you will need for installation are supplied, but a drill, drill bits, and spanners will be required to install the awning fully.

More than 1 person is required to install the awning (awning weighs a little over 18kg – 40lbs) and some DIY knowledge would be helpful for fixing but not necessary

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  • Crank Mechanism
  • Stability
  • UV Protection
  • Water Repellant
  • Fixings Provided
  • Aluminium Frame
  • Only Standard Warranty

Jarder Libra Parasol (Set)

Overhanging Parasol - Jarder Libra

This free-standing banana hanging Jarder Libra Cantilever Overhanging Parasol stood out for us due to the fact that it is shipped as a ‘complete set’, Parasol, Heavy Duty Base and Waterproof Cover. 

Normally we find buyers have to purchase additional covers and base weights for their new parasols. 

Users have a choice of 5 colours black, blue, green, grey and neutral cream colour. All provide UV protection from the sun, one of the most important of factors when considering a parasol purchase.

This parasol stands at 2.5 m high (8ft 2in) and provides ample shade with a large 3m (10ft) x 3m (10ft) umbrella.

The Jarder parasol umbrella is made from thick ‘180g polyester’ with a water-resistant PVC coating stretched over a steel ribbed (6no) frame, with easily adjustable handles for height and cantilever. 

The parasol has a modern tilting cantilever design & 360° rotation, meaning that you can position the shade and the parasol exactly where you need to,  without the pole getting in the way.

The heavy-duty parasol base when filled with ‘sand’ provides a sturdy 80kg solid base, just what’s required to hold firm a parasol of this size.

The overhanging parasol cover protects your cantilever parasol from rain, frost, UV rays, dirt and grime such as plant debris and animal droppings. Of superior quality, the cover is made with thick 350g/m² 600D polyester with a 100% water-resistant PVC coating. The cover also has air inlets to help prevent mould. 

Suitable for use anywhere in the exterior of your property whether it be on a patio, terrace, decking area or on the lawn.

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  • Adjustable Cantilever/Tilt
  • Base & Cover Provided
  • Parasol 360 Rotation.
  • UV Protection
  • 180g & 350g Polyester
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LJA Wall Mounted Parasol

LJA Cantilever Parasol Another wall-mounted overhanging parasol that caught our eye is the LJA Outdoor Wall Mounted Parasol

This elegant wall-mounted parasol is perfect to create shade and protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Similar to many large parasol umbrellas the hexagonal LJA is offered in 4 colours (Red, Khaki, Green and White) and provides a 2.5m (8.2ft) x 2.5m (8.2ft) area of shaded cover. The umbrella is made from 100% polyester stretched over an 8 rib aluminium frame, a 1 1/4 (36mm) thick aluminium alloy support rod, with a triangular force balance bracket, make the whole parasol more stable and durable. The total parasol weight is around 10kg (22lbs). 

The hinged telescopic arm allows for easy swinging of the parasol in either horizontal direction. Fortunately, unlike some similar wall-mounted models, the LJA parasol is therefore not ‘fixed’ at 90 degrees to the wall. 

In addition, the design of this parasol also allows you to ’tilt’ the parasol to block the sun as it heads down towards the horizon in the late afternoon. 

The LJA is an easily removable parasol. So protecting the parasol during the winter becomes an easy task, as this lightweight aluminium overhanging parasol is easy to remove and store away.

If you are located in a really windy location the manufacture does not recommend this parasol. However, with good wall fixing this should not be a problem for most users and if wind does become a problem, the parasol is easily removed to be stored until after the weather subsides. 

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  • Light Aluminium Frame
  • Tilting
  • Waterproof
  • Various Colour Choice
  • UV Protection
  • Top Vent
  • Potential ‘Wind’ Problems

ReaseJoy 4.5m Patio Umbrella

Overhanging Parasol - 4.5m ReaseJoy

For those wanting a lot of shade, with their garden parasols then this 4.5m giant overhanging parasol by ReaseJoy is for you. 

Yes, 4.5m (14.7ft) x 2.6m (8.5ft) of covered shade and 2.15m (7ft) high. This is equivalent to 11.7 m2 or 14 sq yards.

In addition to a very large shaded area, the stylish design of this monster umbrella is made up of 180g polyester and stretched over a ’12 rib’ frame made from coated steel. 

The polyester fabric is fade resistant to European standard level 5, boasts a 30+ UV factor and is water-repellant. Buyers also have an option of 3 colours red, brown/beige and grey.

This monster umbrella is hoisted employing an easy to use crank handle mechanism. A vented top that allows good airflow through the parasol is also a ‘bonus’ allowing that cooler passage of air up through the parasol.

With such a large umbrella as the ReaseJoy, the parasols 48mm (1-7/8in) pole should however easily fit through a square or rectangular table into a solid base (which is not supplied) with 6 to 8 chairs, which will easily be accommodated under the umbrella.

We recommend a sturdy base that will give ample support for such a large parasol.  Something like the Classic Garden weight set of 4 weights, which is filled with sand, provides 80kg of base weight.

To protect the parasol from the elements when not in use, the AWNIC Parasol cover which is both waterproof and breathable would be ideal.

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  • Large Size
  • 30+ UV Protection
  • Water Repellent
  • 12 Ribs
  • Top Vent
  • No Tilt
  • No Base Weights
  • No Cover

Sorara Roma Deluxe Cantilever Parasol

Sorara Roma Deluxe Overhanging Banana Parasol

The stylish Sorara Roma Deluxe Garden Overhanging Parasol is the perfect sunshade for the garden, patio, terrace or backyard.

Weatherproof and providing UV protection, which is an important factor for any parasol  the Sorara offers users a +50 UV safety protection factor which is exceptional.

This elegant cantilever umbrella is made from 100% polyester of 250g m2. Stretched over an ‘8 rib’  frame which is made of steel and powder-coated to ensure long-lasting protection. The umbrella utilises a 48 mm central pole.

Standing at 2.6m (8.5ft) high and 3m (10ft) x 3m (10ft) wide this cantilever parasol will provide ample shade cover from the suns harmful rays. 

The Sorara cantilever banana parasol is easy to open and close thanks to the ‘integrated’ crank handle, in addition to the inclination (tilt) which is continuously variable.

With a super 2 year warranty from the manufacture, purchasers can be sure of its quality. The Sorara has a choice of  2 colours to choose from, beige, or grey.

The parasol stands on its own foot base and can be positioned where it is required. However, we recommend a sturdier base that will give ample support for such a large parasol.  Sorara has the answer for this problem with the base stand weights, a set of 4 weights, which when filled with gravel provide 120kg of the base weight.

To protect your parasol from the elements when not in use, the Gemitto Protective Parasol Cover. It is a popular choice, the cover is both waterproof and breathable.

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  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Powder Coating
  • Crank Handle
  • Tilting
  • Top Vent
  • Colour Choice
  • No Base Weights
  • No Cover

VonHaus Tilting Garden Parasol

VonHaus 2.7m Over Hanging Parasol

Something that immediately caught our eye with this garden umbrella by VonHaus, was the 2 year manufactures warranty, which is always a comfort to any purchaser should anything need attention with your purchased goods.

The supplied umbrella is in two parts for ease of storage, the top and lower segments quickly screwed together. This provides a stylish ’tilting’ garden parasol with a height of 2.4m (7.8ft) and 2.7m (8.8ft) x 2.7m (8.8ft) of shaded cover. 

With a ‘6 rib’ frame’ of powder-coated steel, this classic ivory coloured, 100% polyester umbrella, provides a 50+ UV protection factor. 

The ’tilt’ mechanism allows you to easily angle and adjust the canopy, which means you can angle the canopy to create the optimum amount of shade at any time of the day.

Combined with the ‘crank mechanism’ for easy opening and closing makes this a well-designed garden umbrella. Also, an ‘air vent’ at the top, aids the through-flow of air and prevents wind from pulling up the parasol.

This garden umbrella is not shipped with a base. We recommend a sturdy base that will give ample support for such a large parasol, something like the 15kg Kingfisher parasol base is a black stone resin stylish base that would compliment this umbrella.

This umbrella is not shipped with a cover either. To protect your parasol from the elements when not in use, the OKPOW Parasol Cover which is usually a popular choice among purchases of parasols, this cover is both waterproof and breathable. 

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  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Crank Handle
  • Tilting
  • Top Vent
  • 50+ UV Protection
  • No Base 
  • No Cover

Conclusion

As you can see from our information above overhanging parasols come in many shapes and sizes, fixed or free standing. UV factors, cranking mechanisms, base weights and much more needs to be considered before you take the plunge and purchase.

With our in-depth reviews of 10 of the best cantilever parasols in the UK market today, we hope that we have given you enough information to make that informed choice when you decide to purchase a cantilever parasol. 

We have also answered a few other questions concerning ‘overhanging parasols’ that you may find useful over on our  Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ’s) page, why not take a look.

We hope you have many years of enjoyment and relaxation under your new garden parasol.

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