The 10 Best Outdoor Umbrella Bases

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Whether you plan to entertain guests outdoors or you just want to spend time enjoying the nice weather in your backyard or out on the patio, you'd do well to invest in one of these sturdy umbrella bases. Offering a number of different ways to keep poles steady, including inherent or added weight, they'll help prevent your umbrella from tipping or blowing away in the wind. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Shademobile Rolling

2. Sundale Outdoor

3. Abba Patio

Editor's Notes

June 01, 2020:

During this round of updates, while the majority of our previous selections managed to maintain their positions, we did wind up removing the Sunnydaze Round due to availability issues. Our new inclusions are the Original Umbrella Stand Blue — a great choice for sporting events on grassy areas or lunch at the park with a picnic basket, the Christopher Knight Home Berywn — a solid granite-and-stainless-steel option, and the Beachr Sand Anchor — a portable option designed for days on the beach.

A few things to think about for this category:

Capacity: Most of these bases have support rods equipped with set screws, which allow them to clamp down on poles narrower than their inner diameter. However, large patio umbrellas are liable to come with poles wider than some support rods, making them incompatible with these bases, so make sure the base you select jives with the umbrella you’ve got in mind.

The Original Umbrella Stand Blue, for example, has an inner diameter of 1-1/2 inches, so it’s unable to accommodate umbrellas with two-inch poles. Other models have made provisions for the opposite problem, like the Christopher Knight Home Berywn, that comes with a spacer to help it effectively clamp down on poles significantly narrower than its inner diameter.

Weight: Once you’ve shortlisted a few bases you like that can properly accommodate your umbrella’s pole, the next thing you’ll want to think about is each base’s weight, as it speaks directly to how well they’ll do their job. While models like the EasyGo Half – which is anchored down with up to 18 liters of water, weighing just under 40 pounds – are known to be unstable in windy conditions, others – like the 50-pound Abba Patio and 55-pound Christopher Knight Home Berywn – weigh a bit more. For frequent use in blustery conditions, consider an option like the Rhino BaseMate, that can be filled with up to 90 pounds of sand, or the Sundale Outdoor, which is intended for use with cross-base cantilever umbrellas and weighs 120 pounds.

Portability: Most people shopping for umbrella bases are generally looking for fashionable ways to furnish their outdoor living space at home, but there are plenty of opportune moments to take an umbrella with you for an outing. With that in mind, perhaps you’d be interested in a choice like the Beachr Sand Anchor, which is intended for use with beach umbrellas, or the Original Umbrella Stand Blue, which is easy to install and remove, great for time spent lounging on grassy areas and can even alternatively accommodate fishing poles. Models like the Shademobile Rolling and GDF Hercules aren’t intended to come with you on a day trip, but they do haver built in casters that make maneuvering them around your patio a pretty forgiving task.

4. GDF Hercules

5. Beachr Sand Anchor

6. Best Choice Rattan

7. Rhino BaseMate

8. Christopher Knight Home Berywn

9. Original Umbrella Stand Blue

10. EasyGo Half

Will Rhoda
Last updated by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.

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