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Best Patio Umbrella & Stand

After considering dozens of umbrellas and bases, we recommend the 9-foot-wide Treasure Garden Market Aluminum Push Button Tilt Umbrella and 50-pound US Weight Umbrella Base for adding optimal shade and a stylish pop of color to your yard, deck, or patio.