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This 7 foot Tommy Bahama Beach Umbrella has an aluminum pole with fiberglass ribs. The Vent located on the top of the canopy increases its wind tolerance and gives the umbrella more stability in windy conditions. The Tilting Mechanism allows for easy adjusting to the moving sun. This beach umbrella features a silver lining for a UPF 50+ sun protection. The Tommy Bahama Beach Umbrella is comprised of a two-part 1 1/4 in. aluminum pole. The bottom pole is designed with a built in sand anchor for easy anchoring. Carrying Case Included!Telescopic Aluminum Pole . Fiberglass Ribs . Wind vent . Built in Sand Anchor . UPF 50+ Silver Lining. Carrying Case . Weight: 4.8 lbs . Tilting Mechanism.
Great product for pool and beach goers!
I wanted an umbrella that was big enough to fit a few people under with a cooler, yet not too large that it would be a nuisance to carry. This umbrella is perfect for all my needs. The fabric is thick with 100% UV protection, which was important to us. The pole comes with the grounding ancor and handles to help screw the pole into the ground/sand with ease. I live in south Florida, and the beaches can get rather windy at times. One of my concerns was that I would have a broken umbrella after the first couple of times visiting the beach, but I haven’t had an issue yet. We almost were caught in a bit of a thunderstorm as high winds started gusting. The umbrella would bend a bit here and there, but was able to withstand the wind. Obviously, it’s not meant to withstand heavy heavy winds, so we took it down before the wind started gusting too much. This particular umbrella has a slight opening at the top to allow the wind to blow through without lifting the umbrella out of the ground which helped maintain it’s structure in the gusting winds.
A well-designed product
I bought this about a month ago to take to a beach vacation in the San Diego area.The bottom half of the aluminum post is a large plastic augur that screws into the sand. It actually worked well because the post has a handle that snaps out to the sides (forming a T) so you can get some torque on the fat plastic screw that you’re trying to sink in the sand. I was surprised at how well it worked. I’m 75 and didn’t have any problems. The umbrella remained firmly planted. At times the wind got a little blustery and I thought the umbrella might become a kite, but it stayed firmly in the ground. Of course, if the winds get too powerful nothing is going to stay put forever. This umbrella has some louvers in the top that let some of breeze escape. The umbrella is light and easy to carry and it’s wide enough to provide shade for two people and perhaps a small child.
Today was my first outing with this umbrella. It went in the ground just fine, it assembled easily, but just one problem: it didnt hold up to the wind. I looked around: other folks’ umbrellas were doing fine. Several times I reset it, trying to set it against the wind. No success.
Great for the park too!
I was hesitant to buy this because it seems to be more aimed towards beach use, and I wanted to use it in a grassy park in San Francisco. I’m SUPER happy with my purchase. It has a screw type bottom that you can screw/twist into the grassy dirt, and once it’s in the ground, it’s pretty darn sturdy. We got small breezes throughout the day and it stayed strong. The bright red color is perfect for the park because you can tell your friends “Look for the bright red umbrella!” I was a little shy to bring a big umbrella to the popular and usually crowded Dolores Park here in SF, but I got there on a busy day and I saw a few other people with this exact same umbrella! Us San Franciscans love us our Amazon! lol
To this to Hilton Head, SC. Very windy …
To this to Hilton Head, SC. Very windy beaches…