The Best Cantilever Umbrellas in Australia 2021

The Best Cantilever Umbrellas in Australia 2021

Cantilever umbrellas are a spectacular way to bring shade to a backyard and look dynamic over any setting, be it an entertainment area, patio, pool, or spa. Also known as ‘offset’ or ‘side post umbrellas’, these umbrellas are categorised by having a distinct design where the post sits to the side of the canopy which can usually be tilted to suit the needs of an outdoor space. They are a popular domestic umbrella because the post on the side is less restrictive than traditional centre pole umbrellas and allows for more coverage beneath the shade. The following cantilever umbrellas have been tipped for best of 2021 because they have fantastic UV protection and a high-quality frame, which is just the tip of what makes them such a great investment for the protection of family and friends this Summer.


The Sidepost Classic is a tried and tested shade umbrella made by Australians for the Australian sun. This made to order cantilever umbrella focuses on casting a maximum amount of shade with very little maintenance and having a long-lasting and reliable frame. This umbrella features a powder coated aluminium frame with stainless steel fittings and its canopy is marine-grade acrylic canvas made especially for outdoor application. Umbrella size, shape, height, and colour is all customisable and the umbrella features 360 degree rotation with lockable positions. It utilises a double rope and pulley system to effortlessly open and close the umbrella, and when closed the canopy hangs down and can even be removed for safe storage. The canopy is not only incredibly fade resistant but blocks 99% of UV radiation and is waterproof which helps to make this large cantilever umbrella one of the best for 2021. Since this reliable umbrella is so large and has been engineered to withstand constant use, it is only suitable for bolt-down on the ground or even on a suitable deck, or in-ground installation.


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The Shelta Savannah is one of the most popular cantilever umbrellas in Australia due to the wide variety of colours and sizes it is available in. As a ready-made cantilever this umbrella can be installed right out of the box and features a rust-resistant aluminium frame with marine grade fittings to suit pool areas. This umbrella rotates 360 degrees to get the most out of its construction and easily locks into place with a foot pedal. The canopy is made with O’Bravia canvas, which is a high-quality canvas specifically made for outdoor uses and is fade-resistant, water-resistant and has a UPF 50+ rating. The canopy can be tilted and locked into place, and the umbrella is opened comfortably with a crank handle. The Savannah Cantilever Umbrella has many options for installation – it can be placed in a mobile base, installed in-ground, or can be bolted down depending on the requirements of the space.


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The Shelta Asta is another ready-made shade solution with a premium aluminium frame fitted out with marine grade stainless steel hardware and cabling. This umbrella is similar to the Savannah outdoor umbrella but is wind rated to a higher degree and is topped with a hardier UPF 50+ canopy. It is ideal for an outdoor dining area as there is no centre pole to get in the way of guests and it has a substantial range of tilt positions, as well as the ability to rotate fully 360 degrees. This umbrella features a detachable crank lever and a locking pin for convenience of use. The canopy is made with Sunbrella acrylic fabric, one of the lead manufacturers in outdoor fabric, which is mildew and fade resistant while also being highly water resistant as well. As this outdoor umbrella has a heavy construction, this umbrella can only be installed with a bolt-down base or as an in-ground cantilever umbrella.


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The Queenslander is an Australian-made premium cantilever umbrella which is tailored to order. The size, shape and colour of each aspect of this umbrella is customisable from a large range on offer to create the perfect shade to suit any outdoor space, which makes it one of the best cantilever umbrellas of 2021. On top of this, it offers the usual full 360 degree rotation that is often found in cantilever patio umbrellas as well as three tilt positions. This umbrella is highly dependable and will last a long time thanks to a powder-coated structural aluminium frame with stainless steel fittings. The canopy is made from heavy duty outdoor acrylic fabric which has a UPF rating of 50+ and is resistant to fading, mould, mildew, and water. This makes it a great cantilever pool umbrella! The Queenslander uses a removable crank handle so that only select users can operate it and has a locking pin to lock its position into place. Due to the heavy-duty nature of this umbrella, it must be installed in-ground or bolted down.


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The Shelta Lynden Cantilever umbrella is one of the smaller readymade cantilever umbrellas currently on the market and is perfect for limited outdoor spaces that would still like the ‘wow’ factor of an outdoor cantilever umbrella. Like the Savannah and Asta, the Lynden has a full 360 degree rotation with foot lock and a tilting function with lock as well. It also folds back against its strong powdercoated aluminium side post to maximise space. The Lynden uses a winder handle for smooth opening and closing and the canopy is made from fade resistant polyester Olefin fabric. Due to its smaller size, this cantilever umbrella has a host of installation options and can be installed in a mobile base, on ground, bolted down, or in-ground.


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