Beat the Heat with These 10 Cool Outdoor Umbrellas

No need to rush off to Kokomo—you'll get there fast and then you'll take it slow with these stylish umbrellas that can create a paradise right in your own backyard.

By Marisa Villarreal | Updated Apr 04, 2017 09:03 PM

Rimbou Lotus Shade Leaf

Shade Leaf

The Rimbou Shade Leaf comes in two shapes—triangle and leaf; two fabrics—Texsilk and Sunbrella; and 14 hot colors. Mounted to a rolling base, these umbrellas not only provide individual shade, but they can also swivel as the day (and the sun) moves along. Perfect for those who like to spend their summer mornings, afternoons, evenings—and every hour in between—outdoors.

Dacapo Offset Umbrella

Tilted Umbrella

The Dacapo Offset Umbrella defends against water and rot, offers high light- and colorfastness, and can stand up to a spectrum of temperatures—and it comes in more than 30 colors. But the real treat? Its solid engineering allows for both overhead shade and a 90-degree tilt to keep you covered at every angle.

Beach Umbrella from Scenario Home

Beach Canopy

95% UV protected and made from 100% cotton, the Sombrilla Canopy comes in a number of bright patterns, including the yellow print seen here. The canopy can be offset (as shown) or tent-like, and it rolls up easily into its bag at the end of a relaxing beach day. Is it time to go home already?!

Umbrella Mosquito Net

Umbrella Mosquito Net

When it's hot and humid, there are sure to be bugs. Arm yourself against mosquitoes this season with the Umbrella Mosquito Net from Plow & Hearth. Simply toss the cover over any seven- to nine-foot-diameter umbrella for a bug-free retreat all through the night.

Design Toscano's Tropical Thatch Umbrella Cover

Thatch Umbrella

This thatched umbrella cover from Design Toscano makes an entertaining addition to any beach house or poolside. Crafted of real palm fronds, it can be easily placed on top of any umbrella up to nine feet in diameter and will bring a touch of authenticity to your backyard oasis. Start mixing the piña coladas!

Pier 1 Pagoda Umbrella

Pagoda Umbrella

This outdoor umbrella features a colorfast, water-repellent canopy topped by a unique finial accent. A pulley allows for easy opening, and the pole is made of sturdy eucalyptus, sure to provide shade for many summers to come.

Medium Square Sail Sun Shade

Sun Shade

This stylish accessory boasts neither pole nor base. Instead, nylon ropes connect it to appropriate surfaces, turning any backyard, pool, or porch into a shady haven. The Square Sail Sun Shade comes in a range of colors and can be found on

Sunbrella Rectangular Umbrella

Stain Resistant Umbrella

Sunbrella has reworked the typical umbrella to come up with an attractive and understated rectangular model, which is both water-repellent and stain-resistant. Take your pick of an aluminum, eucalyptus, or teak pole—enough variety to suit any style.

Mission Hills 10-foot Tucson Wall Umbrella

Wall Umbrella

Ideal for those who want the shade of an umbrella without a pole, base, or picnic table, this UV-, rust-, mildew-, water-, and fade-resistant umbrella from Mission Hills mounts to most walls to provide flexible comfort for your outdoor space. A shady spot wherever you need it!

Coral Coast 9-foot Sunbrella

Wind Resistant Umbrella

Protect your family from the harsh rays of the sun with the classic and beautiful Sunbrella umbrella by Coral Coast. It slips easily into patio tables, and its 9-foot diameter will keep everyone comfortably in the shade. Flexible fiberglass ribs lend extra strength to withstand wind, and its push-and-pin system allows for easy setup.

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