The UK is bracing itself for a heatwave this week. As a nation, we are not used to spells of very hot weather, but we still want to enjoy it. Having shade outside is important, that’s why we have selected the ten best garden parasols that will keep you cool.
This garden parasol has a UV protection factor of 25 on the shade which means it can block 96% of UV rays. The parasol can be titled in any direction and you can adjust the height. There’s a strap to hold the shade in place when it is down and it comes with a sturdy base.
You get UV protection up to 50 with this shade which also cranks and tilts to provide a variety of positions. If you want something a little different this parasol has a black pole and a unique shade in the shape of a poppy.
There’s a large canopy on this parasol of 3m which gives excellent coverage and shade. It tilts and despite the sturdy construction is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre.
This garden parasol covers 2.7m and comes in a range of pretty colours and we also love the shape. It is flexible, thanks to the fibreglass spokes and aluminium construction. There is a crank handle that opens and closes the shade and a push-button for angling.
The cheapest of all our garden parasols at half price, this is an absolute bargain. The shade is made from polyester and it features a steel pole. It comes with tilt function and adjustable height.
The shade on this parasol measures 2.7m and operates with a crank handle. The canopy has a UV protection of 50 and is vented to provide wind-proofing. There’s also a 30º tilt function so the sun can be blocked without you moving the base. The base is separate.
There’s a wind-out mechanism on this parasol which makes opening and closing the shade really easy. The canopy measures 3m and has a UV protection of 50. There is also a 270-degree rotation so you can position it accurately. Night cover included.
For those who like to stay out in the evenings long after the sun has gone down, this parasol will give you much-needed light. This is due to the solar strips on the inside. There is also a crank mechanism to raise and lower the canopy.
Built to last, the Hurricane Parasol is made using durable aluminium with the canopy shade undergoing strict procedures to prevent fading from the sun. the canopy also has a UV protection of 50 and comes in sizes of 3 – 3.4 metres.