A pleasant day at the beach depends not only on the weather as some of you would already know, but on the gear you bring along as well. For instance, we already established how important beach chairs are when it comes to spending time by the seaside; and you know what goes well with a beach chair, don’t you? A sun shading umbrella, of course.
Now, there are quite a few beach umbrellas to choose from and the task of choosing the right one can be quite daunting unless you have a good idea about what type of umbrella best suits your needs. To make things easier for you, we put together a list of the ten best portable beach umbrellas money can buy.
10Shadezilla 7.5 ft. Deluxe Beach Umbrella UPF 100 with Tilt / Air Vent
This polyester beach umbrella is designed to provide a 100 UPF protection, which is the highest standard you can expect from any beach umbrella at this point in time. At the same time, it has a vented canopy designed to facilitate improved air flow and more stability without making the umbrella too bulky. Not only that but it also has a two-piece white powder coated steel tubing pole that makes it very easy to carry and set up.
9Rio Brands Deluxe Sunshade Umbrella
Thanks to its aluminum undercoating, this particular umbrella offers advanced sun protection in the range of 50 SPF. Worth pointing out is the fact that it has a powder coated steel pole and ribs designed to make the umbrella not only sturdy but easy to set up as well. Furthermore, this umbrella enjoys a 75 denier polyester fabric that makes it very lightweight, and a PVC carry bag with a shoulder strap for easy transport.
8Rio Brands Deluxe Sunshade Umbrella
What makes this beach umbrella stand out is its SPF/UPF 100+ rating, which needless to say, is the absolute best when it comes to sun protection. Also interesting is the fact that it has a tilt feature that enables you to adjust the umbrella any way you wish for better shade along with a push button to operate it. On a similar note, this umbrella has a heavy-duty 300 x 3,000 dernier polyester fabric construction that makes it surprisingly lightweight.
7Beach Umbrella Rainbow
Colorful and fashionable, this pretty umbrella from Impact Canopies isn’t just useful but pretty as well. As for the protection it provides, let us point out that it has a UPF 50+ UV which can filter almost 99% of the sun’s rays. Combine this good protection with an easily tiltable pole and you have yourself a high-quality beach umbrella by all standards. Not only that but it also has an 8-inch auger tip and a turning handle that make it easy to place in the sand.
6EasyGoUmbrella – Giant 8′ Rainbow Beach Umbrella
Just like the name suggests, this is a fairly large beach umbrella by all standards. It has an 8 ft canopy supported by a lightweight, rust-free anodized aluminum pole with height adjustment options and an easy tilt feature that enables you to track the sun’s movement across the sky in order to maximize your shade throughout the day. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it has 16 fiberglass ribs that provide enhanced durability and extended protection.
5Tommy Bahama 2015 Sand Anchor 7 feet Beach Umbrella
Due to its special aluminum undercoating, this particular beach umbrella will provide a great deal of protection against harmful UV rays. It also features an integrated sand anchor to secure the umbrella into the sand with a simple twist. Interestingly enough, this umbrella has a wind vent for added stability, a vent that helps the umbrella stay firmly in place even when it’s windy outside.
4beachBUB All-In-One Beach Umbrella System
This ingenious beach umbrella was designed to resist even the fastest winds while still providing you almost perfect sun protection. At the same time, it has a base compartment that can be filled with 120 lbs of sand to provide added stability. As for the umbrella itself, it doesn’t weight more than 9 lbs, which makes it very easy to transport and set up, demanding that you only spare a couple of minutes to filling its base with sand.
3Tommy Bahama 7 Foot Beach Umbrella
As you would expect from any high-end beach umbrella, this particular umbrella from Tommy Bahama has a tilt feature, vents, and a built-in sand anchor for good measure. Its special aluminum undercoating is also top-notch, providing an SPF/UPF of 100+, which is pretty much perfect protection against UV rays. Not only that but it also benefits from an aluminum pole and fiberglass ribs that will not rust when exposed to humidity.
2Tommy Bahama 2016 Sand Anchor 7 feet Beach Umbrella
This high-quality beach umbrella is not only efficient when it comes to protecting you against UV rays but very affordable as well. In fact, it costs less than half of what most beach umbrellas in its class cost. But like we said, this umbrella has a special aluminum undercoating designed to provide almost perfect protection against the sun’s harmful rays, along with an integrated sand anchor and a wind vent for added stability.
If you’re looking for a reliable yet inexpensive beach umbrella then maybe Sport-Brella’s beach umbrella is the thing you need. This rugged umbrella features side flaps intended to provide full cover protection, top wind vents and side zippered windows for an efficient airflow, a metallic undercoated SPF 125 protection feature, internal pockets for your valuables, and an overall lightweight construction that makes it easy to set up.