The 10 Best Outdoor Umbrella Stands
This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Whether it's on your deck or patio or in your backyard, an umbrella is an easy way to add shade to an outdoor space. While you might not give as much thought to the accompanying stand, it's important to choose one that matches your style and can handle the elements. Our selection includes durable models available in an array of stylish designs and finishes, in a price range to suit any budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 04, 2020:
Today the ultra-sturdy Hayward 80-Pound comes on board, which is made of rugged concrete with a stainless steel shell, and a protective powder-coated black finish to keep it from rusting or fading. Its four heavy-duty casters, along with two retractable handles, make it easy to move around your patio, as needed. This comes in handy for those who want to grill in the shade and then eat in the shade. It’s got an adjustable neck to accommodate poles of different sizes, and smooth rounded corners for safety. It replaces the EasyGoProducts Universal Offset, which we removed amidst reports it can leak when filled with water to weigh it down.
We kept the TropiShade Steel Plate in a prominent spot on the list, as it has a lot to offer, with a low-profile, flat design that won’t infringe upon your legroom under your patio table. It weighs a substantial 36 pounds, and you can also choose add bricks or sandbags to ensure more stability. Its long collar provides plenty of support for a pole, and rubber feet keep it from scratching the floor of your patio or deck. Many a gardener will appreciate the Abba Patio Planter, which can be filled with soil along with grass, plants, or flowers for a mobile garden with built-in shade. It’s got two large wheels that let you move it around the yard with ease. For an elegant model with a looping floral design, look to the Giantex Cast Iron, which features a coppery color and can accommodate poles between 35 and 40 millimeters in diameter. If you prefer to place your umbrella into an end table instead of a dining one, the Best Choice Rattan is worthy of a look. It boasts an attractive wicker facade and provides a spot to set down drinks or snacks.
September 30, 2019:
Every patio umbrella needs a sturdy stand to keep it in place. Our selection features bases in a variety of materials – some that come weighted and others to which you’ll add sand, bricks, or any other material of your choice to provide stability.
Coming on board is the FiberBuilt Base, a 55-pound model that’s made of sturdy concrete. It can accommodate poles of up to 1.75 inches in diameter and boasts a stylish, sleek build that’s free of embellishment and will match virtually any backyard décor. You can choose from finishes in black, bronze, beige, or white. And it can be bought with confidence, thanks to its one-year warranty.
Moving into the top spot on our list is the TropiShade Steel Plate, which is great for those who don’t want a model that competes for precious space with everyone’s feet. Unlike concrete or cast iron models, this one leaves you free to add weighted material of your choice, such as bricks or sandbags.
Since it’s currently unavailable, the Sunjoy Patton Square leaves the list at this time.
Lökö Umbrella Base Unlike many others, this sturdy stand features four handles that make it easy to pick up and carry, when necessary. Its base is made of concrete with a clear, acrylic lacquer, with a tube constructed of polyethylene and stainless steel. Thanks to the included adapters, it can accommodate poles of various diameters, without them wobbling. ikea.com
Tommy Bahama Umbrella Base This cast aluminum base is made for use with the manufacturer’s umbrellas, and features the signature logo in two places. It’s made to provide stability underneath a table, and its sturdy 50-pound weight helps ensure it’ll stay put in high winds. It boasts a sleek, smooth design with a stylish brown color. tommybahamafurniture.com