Patio umbrellas are usually fitted with a vent to keep them upright and stable, even in windy conditions. Most patio umbrellas available in the market come with a single wind vent. However, double vented umbrellas provide steadier support, making them less likely to fall over.
Vents are designed to allow wind to pass through the umbrella and prevent the umbrella’s lofting, keeping it firmly in place. Even though single vented umbrellas offer ample support, double vented umbrellas allow more air to flow through the canopy with less restriction, which allows the umbrella to remain stable even in extremely windy situations.
Double-vented patios are generally more expensive than the single vented variety, usually because they are crafted with higher quality materials and components than the single vented ones. It’s important to note that this does not mean that single vented umbrellas are of poor quality. However, it’s worth exploring whether double vented umbrellas could be a more suitable option for your garden or patio space.
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2. PHI VILLA 10′ 3 Tier Auto-tilt Patio Umbrella
The PHI VILLA is elegantly crafted to bring some more life to your patio. The dual wind vents provide more safety and stability to keep you comfortable under the canopy during hot summer afternoons.
The umbrella is supported by a powder-coated aluminum 1.5” pole, and constructed using eight rustproof steel ribs to offer more durability. The canopy is designed with a high quality 100% fade resistant polyester fabric that is both breathable and waterproof. Remarkably, the fabric provides 99% UV protection. The choice of material also means it is fairly easy to clean.
The PHI VILLA features an auto-tilt mechanism that allows you to adjust the shading angle easily, providing you with maximum protection from the wind and sun at all times of the day. The crank opening method makes for simple and safe adjustments that are within your control at all times.
As for color options, this model is currently available in Orange-red, beige, and navy. While this is designed to be a sturdy, reliable product it’s important to also note that it doesn’t come packaged with a base.
- Eight aluminum ribs
- Crank and auto-tilt opening
- 180g polyester fabric
- Aluminum shaft
- double wind vent technology
- Height – 97.2″
- Weight – 17.96 pounds
- Width – 120”
- UV and fade resistant fabric
- Auto-tilt function
- Rust proof steel ribs
- Not packaged with base.
- No tie to keep umbrella closed