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The Overhang Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information
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Double Vented Patio Umbrella Reviews
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Vented Patio Umbrella Guide: Keep Your Umbrella From Sailing Away!
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The Patio Umbrella Cone: Keep Your Umbrella Stable!
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Wooden Market Umbrellas Reviewed
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Polywood Adirondack Rocking Chairs Reviewed!
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NeverKink Hose Review and Breakdown
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Articulating Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information
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Citronella Oil Burners for the Garden
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The Baby Acapulco Chair: A Super Fun Designer Kids Chair!

The Overhang Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information

Overhang patio umbrellas go by many names: offset patio umbrellas, cantilever patio umbrellas, side-mount patio umbrellas, etc. The chief characteristic of these umbrellas is the cantilever design of the system, with the umbrella shaft on the side, and the parasol suspended from above. An overhang patio umbrella can make a patio space shine, with modern design and a fresh look.

An Overhang Patio Umbrella by Abba Patio

An Overhang Patio Umbrella by Abba Patio

These umbrellas are very flexible and useful. They allow tables without an umbrella hole to be shaded. They also encourage conversation, as there’s no pole to interrupt the lines of sight! Overhang umbrellas also work great with spas and pools where a patio umbrella would be awkward.

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Double Vented Patio Umbrella Reviews

Patio umbrella vents help keep an umbrella stable and upright, even in windy situations. Most patio and market umbrellas have a single wind vent: a flap of fabric at the top of the umbrella that is designed to allow wind to travel through the umbrella and to prevent lofting of the umbrella. Some umbrella designs feature double wind vents, which allow a significantly greater amount of air to flow through the canopy. A Double vented patio umbrella is generally more expensive than a single vent patio umbrella, and are often built with higher quality components and materials than single vent patio umbrellas are.

California Umbrella Double Vented Tilt Patio Umbrella

California Umbrella Double Vented Tilt Patio Umbrella

In this article, we will look at three different double vented patio umbrella lines at various price and quality points, and compare and contrast them.
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Vented Patio Umbrella Guide: Keep Your Umbrella From Sailing Away!

Patio umbrellas are essentially large fabric sails attached to a base weight and maybe to a table. Strong wind gusts can do great damage to a patio umbrella (and to those sitting near by, if the umbrella lofts at the wrong time!) Due to this issue, most market umbrellas sold are vented in some way. A vented patio umbrella is designed to allow air to flow through the umbrella, and exit out through the vent. This helps keep the umbrella stable during gusty conditions, and also encourages fresh air to flow around the umbrella, keeping the air cool and comfortable.

Example of a Double Vented Patio Umbrella

Example of a Double Vented Patio Umbrella

In this article, we will look at a few different umbrella venting options, and discuss the pros and cons of each.

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The Patio Umbrella Cone: Keep Your Umbrella Stable!

The Patio Umbrella Cone

The Patio Umbrella Cone

Patio umbrella poles are usually a good deal smaller than the opening supplied in a patio table. This difference means that it is easy to insert the umbrella into the table, but it also means that there is often a large gap between the shaft and the table. This opening can cause the umbrella to lean awkwardly, to rub against the table edge, to making annoying noises, and can scratch the finish off of the umbrella pole. The easiest fix for this is the patio umbrella cone! These clever little devices fit around your patio umbrella shaft, and create a solid, snug connection between the patio table and the umbrella.

This article looks closely at the patio umbrella cone, and reviews a few different brands of these clever little devices.

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Wooden Market Umbrellas Reviewed

Wooden market umbrellas provide a timeless air to your patio or garden space. The simplicity of the design, the lack of a crank mechanism, and the beauty of real wood make these umbrellas quite compelling. Also, the price point is frequently surprisingly good, compared to aluminum and metal umbrellas of similar quality. After examining the product lines of several wooden market umbrellas, we have determined that the best wood patio umbrella is the TropiShade 11′ wooden market umbrella. It’s huge, and looks great, at an unbeatable price point. The fabric is a high quality Olefin material, and the umbrella features 8 ribs and 4 pulleys to make opening and closing easy.

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Polywood Adirondack Rocking Chairs Reviewed!

HDPE Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chairs have become incredibly popular over the last several years. The Poly wood material is environmentally friendly, extremely resilient, and maintenance free. After a thorough examination of the Poly Lumber Adirondack Chair market, we have determined that the best line of Polywood Adirondack Rocking Chairs is the Polywood South Beach Rocker line. These chairs come in several great colors, are super comfortable, and are virtually maintenance free! They are pretty easy to assemble, covered under a 20 year warranty, and are made in the USA. What more can we ask for?

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NeverKink Hose Review and Breakdown

Neverkink Garden Hoses, by Apex LTD, are among the best garden hoses available on the market, and are an outstanding choice for many of toady’s consumers. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations, and they have a huge number of different types of hoses, designed for different primary uses. The goal of this article is to compare and contrast each of the different sub-brands of Neverkink hoses, highlight the important features of each, and do an overall Neverkink hose review.

Neverkink Hose Review. Commercial Pro Line in Use.

Neverkink Hose Review. Commercial Pro Line in Use.

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Articulating Patio Umbrella Reviews and Information

An articulating patio umbrella can bring an unmatched sense of style to a patio or garden space that is simply not possible with typical patio umbrellas. The cantilever design of these umbrellas, coupled with tilt and rotation functionality, make them incredibly versatile and useful. After a thorough review of the market for articulating patio umbrellas, we have determined that the best articulating patio umbrella is the Sorara TrueShade Plus 10′ rectangular offset umbrella. It has outstanding control and configuration functionality, and is built with only the highest quality materials. Unfortunately, it comes at a very high price! Also, it is only available in a single color option, which many buyers will not be thrilled by.

That said, this is an outstanding offset umbrella, with Sunbrella fabric, an aluminum frame, and all the tilt and rotation functions you could want.

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Citronella Oil Burners for the Garden

Citronella Oil Burners for the Garden and Patio can be a huge help, supplying attractive ambiance, twinkling light, and essential bug protection in the evening. After looking at several citronella oil burning lanterns, we have found that the H Potter Garden Table Top Deck Torch is the highest quality citronella burning lantern available.

With a hand-blown glass base/oil reservoir, and a brass cap/wick holder, this garden lantern is beautiful, simple, and kitsch free. It is easily filled with oil, and will burn for hours. This unit is designed to solely sit on a table top; it cannot be mounted on a torch, or in any other way.

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The Baby Acapulco Chair: A Super Fun Designer Kids Chair!

Innit Designs Baby Acapulco Chair

Innit Designs Baby Acapulco Chair

Acapulco chairs are perhaps our favorite indoor/outdoor modern chair. They are expressive, with fun colors, a simple, attractive design, and a classic simplicity. Created in the 1950s in Acapulco, Mexico, these chairs became intertwined with the mid-century Acapulco, where Hollywood royalty and the political elite went to play. Many design firms have come up with their own takes on the Acapulco chair, and one of the most enjoyable versions is Innit’s kid-focused Acapulco chair line. This chair is really made for kids, and not for babies, but the name “Baby Acapulco Chair” sounds better than “Children’s Acapulco Chair” so we get it. Regardless, this is a cool designer kids chair with a lot of flexibility.

In this article, we will look closely at the Baby Acapulco Chair and consider its strengths and weaknesses.

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