Rated 2.1 out of 5Â by 197
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jcap Handle is worthless
The handle is metal and the insert is plastic. After repeated use, the handle wore down the plastic insert. Now whenever you try to crank the umbrella, the handle just spins and does nothing.
May 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by TeamBeach I should have listened....
I decided to take a chance and go with the umbrella even after reading the reviews. I was in the store and just felt like it would be perfect for our backyard. After putting almost everything together (including carrying all those bags of sands) we were up to attaching the solar panel and lo and behold the umbrella was not attached to the pole, the plastic bearing had broken off. This was just delivered on Friday and I was looking forward to lounging underneath the umbrella today. I hope Home Depot/Hampton Bay will be able to assist us in this matter.
June 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by TB2629 Don't be Fooled like I was!!
Man do I feel like a fool today. We bought this umbrella a month ago in July. It seemed a bit pricey, but looked solid. Like a smart consumer I did my research and read all of the reviews. Everything about this product screamed DON'T BUY ME. So what did I do...I bought it. I thought maybe I could be that one person it actually lasted for. Nope! I was fooled. It does look great. And when it's working, it's awesome. And even at first glance it appears to be solid. But just like almost every other person who has left a review, this product is garbage. After one month, I get a text from the wife, "Honey, guess what? The umbrella is broke!". With a light gust of wind and umbrella opened it swung into our rail on our deck and cracked the crank shaft and broke. Now unusable. And sad! Fortunately, it's been under 90 days and Home Depot has been gracious enough to allow us to return it. So for us, lesson well learned. We'll be going back to the basic $100 umbrellas that last one Summer! :-)
August 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Nothappy Pure Garbage!
Just like everyone else said, this thing is garbage. A small wind cracked the handle that raises and lowers the umbrella. It's made of plastic. I wish I would have read the reviews before buying this. Save your money!!! Do not buy!!!
July 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by HBMTX Product Durability
Very unhappy. I looks great in the store and looks hearty in construction but it is not. One medium breeze and the handle that holds the arm to the pole snapped right off.
Making the unit unusable, all based on this small piece.
There is just way too much presure on that plastic joint.
June 8, 2013