Rated 5 out of 5 by HollysMom Fabric is GREAT!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabric, Spa color and size of the umbrella, which is perfect for my patio! It took Yankee ingenuity to get the fabric on the frame, but once it was done the umbrella was fabulous! The Spa color brings a feeling of tranquility to the patio area. Highly recommend!
September 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DetailDecor This product is very classy looking as well as functional!
The umbrella is exactly as advertised, I love the brown/sand stripes. The Sunbrella fabric is one of the reasons I purchased it as we live in CA and I needed something that wouldn't fade from being in the sun most of the year.
Initially we were sent the wrong extension pole for the umbrella and it would not fit into the slot which was very frustrating for my husband! However after contacting Ballard they sent me a new umbrella at no extra charge and it had the correct pole. I gave it 4 stars only because of the wrong part in the order and the extra wait for the new umbrella.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CeliaT Returned item because the color wasn't what I expected.
It was an excellent purchase for the price. I wish that there was another in a different green sunbrella fabric. I would buy it again.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by subee Met all expectations!!
I was pleasantly surprised that my purchase perfectly matched my outdoor furniture and it was so easy to install!
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fourcliffs Easy to tilt
Very nice looking and super easy to tilt (just crank the handle)- Very pleased with our new umbrella.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LowCountryLiving Great umbrella
It arrived quickly. Assembled very easily. Price point was great. And it is beautiful. Can't ask for more.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NancyI This product can be customized
Love the colors and ability to choose pole color. Originally I was told that the fabric choice was on back order until August. Much to my delight the umbrella was delivered much sooner! Thank you Ballards.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daublr Beautiful Ballard's
I love the quality. Mechanism to open/close works beautifully. Easy and flawless assembly.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poolmom1 Tricky to tilt
Tilt mechanism a bit stiff, it was hard to get the right angle, but very secure. Well made and nice material
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrishH Worth the price
I bought two of these umbrellas and will likely purchase one or two more. They look terrific and seem durable. I've only had them for a few weeks but they've seen some really tough weather already and are holding up beautifully. They were very easy to assemble too.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Riverview 9' auto tilt striped umbrella and stand
Absolutely love this product. I purchased the striped umbrella to compliment the colors I have on my water view deck. The heavy umbrella stand is the perfect weight to hold the umbrella, especially if an unexpected thunderstorm on the river comes up.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynnelou2 I love the auto tilt
It was worth the wait! I see why this umbrella is so popular, easy auto tilt is perfect.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scristi Sturdy, Easy to Assemble and Use and Beautiful Umbrella
This umbrella with crank is just the right size to provide shade and is beautiful. It comes in two easy pieces and canopy goes on with out any problems. The crank opens the umbrella to it's full upright position and simply continue to crank it and it will tilt with ease. Reverse the crank and it goes back to straight up and down position and then lowers. Worth every penny. We chose the red Sunbrella canopy and are really happy with the quality.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vixster The product is exactly as advertised.
The product arrived quickly and was exactly as I had imagined. It took a few minutes to put together. No problem!! It looks great and the tilt is easy and perfect!!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Shoppergirl49 NICE!!!
We have tried at least 3 other umbrellas before this one. Living in Arizona means umbrellas don't last long! But this one is Quality with a capital Q. Love it.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cranberry Buy this umbrella!
The 9' Auto Tilt Umbrella is by far the best umbrella I have ever purchased. The quality is outstanding. Sunbrella fabric is first rate. The auto tilt feature is incredible as well. All you have to do is keep cranking the handle. The umbrella gently tilts right over. Couldn't be easier.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by summertimefun The umbrella is a perfect size although it is only 9', it casts a rather large shadow.
The only difficult issue is you have to be careful when allowing the poles to align, the canopy section is quite heavy and you have to watch your fingers as the pole slides into the hole.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ILPinTexas Great Purchase
Lovely, shipped promptly and constructed well. Yet to be determined how it will hold up in the Texas heat but I hope well.
June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newfieemily Stunning, Stunning, Stunning!!
Bought three red umbrellas. Two 9 ft. and one 11ft. Shades tables and chairs and benches completely. Also purchased three bird finials that make it so unique. Put umbrella into hole, open slightly and insert the rods. Very easy to do. We keep these closed when not in use as we have lots of oak trees. We have had California Sunbrellas in the past, and they stood up for over 20 years, changing color scheme after 15 years. Problem was they never folded up tightly, and wired ribs got bent. Great fabric, but too heavy to store and keep closed. These are so much lighter, and ribs are made stronger. We buy high end on everything, as you save in the long run. Will purchase red replacement cushions later, as the pacific blue looks great with the red.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by doublecorgis Perfect umbrella
I did extensive research online and this umbrella did indeed prove to be the best. It works perfectly and the spa blue with bronze pole and base is beautiful with our stone patio. I really like that you can order a canopy replacement and it does go easily on the frame.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by commonsense70 Beautiful and functional but you need strong help to put it together.
I almost returned this lovely umbrella until my sons showed up to help put the 3 piece umbrella together. That's right. The canopy was not attached and it takes many hands to hold and insert the tabs at the same time. No easier directions were attached. The write-up did not explain this issue. So buy this beautiful umbrella if you have help.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoJoFred Quality product
The umbrella is great quality at a reasonable price.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnP Good umbrella but make sure you buy a base!
This umbrella does NOT include a base, which was not clear in the description.
The description notes that you can buy a 30 lb weight, but says nothing about the base. Oops!
The frame and fabric arrived, but to my disappointment, there was no way to stand it up.
Despite that, I'm very happy with the umbrella - looks like it will last a long time and is very sturdy.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by spier01 The BEST Market umbrella available!
I love this umbrella. Sturdy, great color and fabulous base. Bought the extra 30 pound weight (have a child who loves to knock things over). Simply outstanding. Doesn't bed in the wind, has not fallen over, constructed well.
The BEST feature is the crank and tilt. Makes tilting the umbrella uber easy. Love!!
April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jazziee Very Nice!
I was looking for a designer look for my patio and I purchased 3 Sunbrella Canvas White umbrella's. I was very pleased with the look and the quaility! A bit of work putting them together...you select the color/pattern in the fabric and the pole color, so worth the little bit of time and effort involved. I am very pleased with how they look and function! Thank you...Ballard!
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by MooseMom Great umbrella!
I am very pleased with this umbrella. I ordered the Seneca stripe Sunbrella fabric and I love the colors! I live in the FL Keys and it has withstood all weather conditions. I've had the umbrella for 7 months now and it is still like new. I do highly recommend this product to everyone I know. I also recommend purchasing the Ballard umbrella stand. It is worth the money.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ElegantCasualDesign Beautiful Umbrella
I live at the top of a windy hill - the umbrella has stood up well to the wind - a huge plus. The Sunbrella fabric has stood up to the sun, rain, birds, etc. this season. I waited to write my review to see how well the fabric held up. Fantastic! The red is a true red color. The only complaint is that the crank does not always hold the umbrella on a tilt.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wnrbry Pretty, sturdy, but not for all tables
This is a lovely, and well designed umbrella. However, I wanted it for a tall table, and the base was not long enough to reach the floor as the crank held it from dropped down. The description should say it won't work on tall tables or provide a means for an extension pole.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IrishEyes We Love your umbrellas!
We have three of your umbrellas. We love the colors, fabric, they don't fade, and the "ease" in using them. Thank you!
August 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by decorator13 Love this! It looks very nice, even from the street.
Love the tilt feature! It makes it very easy so you don't have to move the base around a lot.
August 17, 2013