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13 best patio umbrellas for every outdoor space in 2021

Stay cool all season long with these picks.
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If your plans for spring and summer include spending plenty of time by the pool, grilling up feasts on the barbecue or lounging in the backyard with a good book, you'll want to make sure that your outdoor space is ready for the warmer weather.

While cute patio sets and lights can turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis, no matter how beautiful your space looks, you may have trouble truly appreciating it if you're baking in the sun. To keep you cool and protected from burns, an outdoor umbrella will be your best friend on hot summer and spring days. And thankfully, there are plenty of options to choose from that will suit every space and style.

Whether you have a small patio or a sprawling backyard, here are 13 of the best umbrellas for every type of outdoor space.

Small space umbrellas

Pure Garden 9-Foot Half Round Patio Umbrella

If you have a small terrace or balcony, you'll appreciate this umbrella's unique and space-saving design. It has a half canopy, which means it can be pushed up against a wall or window.

Blue Star Group Off-The-Wall Brella Sunbrella Half Umbrella

Another half-sized option, this one is made with Sunbrella fabric, a high-quality durable material that, while more expensive than other fabrics, will last for years. You can feel confident in the high level of coverage it delivers since it's been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as a top choice for sun protection.

Love Story Triangle Blue Sun Shade

OK, so this pick isn't actually an umbrella, but this sun shade provides a similar level of coverage and is made from UV filtering fabric. Plus, it doesn't have a wide base or thick pole that will take up precious space on your patio. You can choose between a number of sizes and color and pattern options to fit your style.

Opalhouse Round Patio Umbrella

Bring some fun to your outdoor space with this cute scalloped umbrella. It comes in a floral or dotted design and both feature UV-resistant fabric and a push-up lift mechanism, which makes it easy to open or close.

Hashtag Home Tempo 6.5-Foot Square Market Umbrella

With a 6.5-foot diameter canopy, this umbrella is a great option for targeted sun coverage over a small table or specific area of your yard. The vented canopy allows air to pass through, so you won't have to worry about it tipping over on windy days. Plus, the tilt feature allows you to adjust your shade as the sun moves, without having to move the umbrella itself.

Backyard umbrellas

Sunnyglade 9-Foot Patio Umbrella

Made from an easy-to-clean, long-lasting and waterproof fabric, this umbrella checks all the boxes. So it's not surprising that it's a favorite among reviewers with an average 4.5-star rating from more than 21,000 reviews. Many people said they love the bold color and quality of the material.

Best Choice Products 10-Foot Solar LED Patio Umbrella

The outdoor fun doesn't have to end as soon as the sun goes down. This 10-foot umbrella will provide sun coverage throughout the day and bright light at night, thanks to the built-in solar-powered LED lights. It comes in 10 colors, like navy stripe and sky blue.

Abba Patio 9-Foot Patio Umbrella

If you're searching for a reliable option that won't break the bank, look no further than this highly rated umbrella. It's water- and fade-resistant, so it's built to last. And you'll have no issues getting it set up, thanks to the crank system and push-button tilt.

Alcott Hill Karr 10-Foot Cantilever Umbrella

Keep cool even on the hottest of days with this 10-foot cantilever umbrella. The tilt mechanism makes it the perfect choice for covering a large area and the weather-resistant fabric and durable steel ribbing make it sturdy enough to stand up against summer storms.

Natural 9-Foot Replacement Umbrella Canopy With Fringe

Bring a bohemian vibe to your backyard with this fun, fringed umbrella. It's just the canopy, so don't forget to grab a frame and pole as well.

Island Umbrella 9-Foot Market Umbrella with Mister Kit

No matter what the temperature is outside, you'll be nice and cool with this umbrella that doubles as a mister. It connects to your hose to provide immediate relief from the heat. The canopy material is water and fade resistant, so you won't have to worry about the mist causing wear and tear.

MF Studio 15-Foot Patio Umbrella

This extra-large umbrella provides 15-feet of shade, meaning you can invite a friend over for a socially distanced meetup and you'll both be able to stay out of the sun. The crank allows you to close or open the umbrella in just five seconds total.

Flash Furniture Nantucket 6-Piece Black Patio Garden Set

Whether you want to eat, work or lounge in the backyard, you'll be able to do it all with this six-piece patio set. It includes a glass table, chairs and an umbrella. It's lightweight, so it's easy to move around, whether you want it next to the pool so you can send emails as the kids swim or closer to the barbecue for a family dinner.

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