Cantilever Parasols to Provide Protection Against Shade & Drizzle

by Charlie Winters

Cantilever parasols are a fantastic way to enjoy the summer sunshine or avoid the odd drop of rain whilst relaxing in your garden or on your patio with a glass of your preferred beverage.

These types of temporary shelter or shade are light enough to move into position, versatile enough to adjust the tilt to follow the sun and durable enough to last a number of years…

Check out these cantilever banana parasols that will suit any type of event and impress your friends and neighbours.

Cantilever Parasols

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Alice’s Garden Cantilever Parasol

This fully rotational, rectangular cantilever parasol will look good in any garden or patio.  Provide a flat surface for it to sit on and you’ll have a perfect shade against bright sunny summers.

It offers a 360-degree rotating base with 3 different tilt positions, giving you the ultimate control and providing the right cover for your needs.

The frames aluminium so it’s lightweight yet durable, meaning you can easily move it around your garden.

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8 aluminium spokes hold the canopy in place, providing support during breezier times, whilst keeping you protected. Assisting with stability is a dual-layer canopy.

Dual layers allow the wind to blow straight through and will meet little resistance, stopping the parasol from tipping over. It’s great for the UK as the weather can change in a moment.

A nice weighty canopy, 240g/m², giving you fantastic protection from UV rays and rainfall.

It makes a really relaxing sound when the rain lands on it. Another bonus about the canopy is that it’s made from polyester that has been treated to repel water.

The only flaw with this product is that you’ll have to buy the base separately.

Pros and cons


  • 360 degree rotation
  • Treated polyester
  • Blocks UV rays
  • Large 3x4m canopy
  • 3 adjustable angles
  • Simple to setup


  • Need to buy a base

Watch your kids play on their water slide whilst you sit in the shade…

Costway 2.7m Hanging Banana Umbrella

This easy to adjust outdoor parasol will look great on any patio, grass or hard surface and can make spending time outdoors during the summer plenty of fun, dry and protected from UV rays.

It has 8 steel ribs that are fixed into the canopy section and during breezier offer a very good level of protection and ensure that the integrity of the umbrella is kept intact.

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These 8 rods that offer extra strength in the canopy section also help to maintain the shape of the umbrella section and should it begin to rain the water will just runoff.

The fabric is 180g which is more than enough to protect you and your event from light rain to a short downpour.  There are 4 great colours to choose from.

Pros and cons


  • Easy to put together
  • Good quality
  • Great at blocking out the sun
  • Covers large area
  • Strong & sturdy
  • Ideal for hot tub cover


  • Apply wd40 when building for the first time

Do you have a large area that would suit a permanent outdoor gazebo?

Charles Bentley 3M Hanging Banana Parasol

If you’re after something to cover your BBQ then this is the perfect one. It features a huge 3m canopy that will easily give the protection the chef will need whilst cooking.

It’s very easy to open and close as you simply just rotate the crank, this will move the ropes that are situated inside the actual pole itself.

There’s no need to worry about not liking the colour as you’re spoilt for choice with this product, it’s got 7 colours to choose from.

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It features 6 support ribs on the underside of the canopy, allowing it to retain its shape for years to come and to also help prevent it from being damaged by strong winds.

Another great benefit when there are support ribs on the underside is the flex they allow.

If you have children playing and throwing balls at each other then you’ll be glad to hear that it will retain its shape and the ball will simply bounce off.

Moving is easy, as it weighs just 12kg. On the flip side, the light weight means you’ll probably need to invest in a base to keep it in place if strong winds are expected.

Pros and cons


  • Powder Coated Steel
  • Lightweight
  • Provides Shade
  • Big 3m canopy
  • Water resistant
  • Staightforward setup


  • Doesn’t tilt

CASART 3m Banana Cantilever

This cantilever is like no other, it features solar LED lights, so it will provide you with the perfect ambience for those drawn-out summer nights.

There are so many uses you can get out of this, it really is ideal for any type of event. You can use it to cover hot tubs, balconies, BBQ’s, patios or reading in the garden.

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Steel ribs support the canopy, there’s 8 in total, they are sturdy and provide a strong structure for it. You’ll feel comfortable being sat under it with this in mind.

It creates a really magical atmosphere when the lights are on at night.  They’re solar-powered so you’ll be happy knowing that there’s no environmental impact of having these running.

Also, there’s no need to worry about replacing the batteries.

It’s available in 4 different colours but my personal favourite is burgundy as it looks really elegant in any garden, especially once the lights get going.

With a simple design, you will have no issues opening and closing the parasol as it’s a handle crank.

Setting it up is also a breeze, there’s clear assembly instructions inside the box and take you through the process step by step (you could probably figure it out anyway as it’s that simple).

Pros and cons


  • Solar LED Lights
  • Lightweight
  • Multi use
  • Steel ribs
  • Water resistant
  • Simple instructions
  • Robust handle crank


  • Needs extra weights

A Pop-up gazebo with sides could be a better alternative for full protection against UV and rain