Summer is on the horizon, and it’s the time of year we all start to look forward to alfresco drinking and dining. And whether you want to elevate your home garden or the outdoor space of your hospitality business, such as a restaurant street terrace or a pub beer garden, Instashade is here to bring you the highest-quality luxury cantilever parasols on the market. All of our cantilever parasols have been expertly designed to bring unique style and functionality, so it’s important to understand what sets them apart from each other. We’ve put together this quick guide on cantilever parasols, so you can make the right choice for you.What is a cantilever parasol? You’ll be familiar with the traditional market parasol where the supporting pole is positioned centrally underneath the canopy, and this is a really popular parasol if you want a classic and timeless look. But the cantilever parasol takes it to the next level… With a cantilever parasol, the supporting pole and weighted base is mounted to the side and doesn’t get in the way, so you not only get a chic and stylish shade solution, but you have complete freedom with the space underneath it. This means that the cantilever parasol can hang elegantly in your garden or business’ outdoor area, and you can easily move around your tables, chairs, sun loungers or anything else underneath it, without the hassle of having to factor in the pole and base like you would with a traditional market parasol. All of our cantilever parasols also have the added benefit of 360° rotation, so you can easily block out the low afternoon sun with unlimited tilt positions. But which one is right for you?The Aurora A luxury cantilever parasol, the Aurora has been expertly designed to bring a sophisticated shade solution to your garden or business. It’s lightweight and compact, yet still extremely strong, and has been expertly designed to be simple and straightforward to open up and put away—the easy winding handle means it’s very little effort to put up the canopy, and when you’re not using it the parasol folds neatly against the mast for streamlined storage.Feature overview: Marine grade anodised aluminium frame Easy winding handleSimple rotational lock handle Easy tilt adjustment5 year no fade canopy warranty2 year frame warranty50kmph wind rating The Aurora parasol is available in three sizes— 2.5m square canopy, 2.8m square canopy, 3.5m octagonal canopy.The Eclipse Instashade’s high-performing and heavy-duty cantilever parasol, the Eclipse has a thicker frame and tougher joints and mast, giving you maximum strength and durability. As the hardier cantilever option, the Eclipse could be the best parasol option if you’re going to be using it a lot more regularly, such as if you need cantilever parasols for your business, like a restaurant roof terrace or a beer garden. It’s available in four larger sizes—3m square canopy, 3.5m square canopy, 4m octagonal canopy, and 4m x 3m rectangle canopy.Feature overview: Marine-grade anodised aluminium frameHeavy-duty aluminium joints and mastMultiple base optionsSilent cranking system10 year no fade canopy warranty3 year frame warranty 65kmph wind rating Personalise your parasol Both the Aurora and Eclipse cantilever parasols are about adding an air of elegance to your outdoor space, as well as a practical shade solution, which is why Instashade offers a range of colours and effects for you to choose from. Upgrade your frame to include a natural wood-effect finish, which gives you the durability and strength benefits of aluminium, but with a more rustic look—perfect if your cantilever parasols are going to be in a luscious green garden. Choose one of our standard colours—black, cadet grey, captain navy, natural, pistachio, slate, and smoked tweed—or use our bespoke colour service to find the exact colour and shade for your outdoor space. And don’t forget about our personalised parasol printing service… Whether you want to add your logo, slogan, an image, or anything else, we’ll make your umbrella completely unique by printing your design onto the canvas, ensuring your cantilever parasol is one of a kind.Instashade’s installation service Whether your parasols are being installed into decking, a patio or lawn, our full installation service has you covered. Instashade’s installation experts will bolt the base into place, so you can add or remove the umbrella whenever you want—all you need to do is decide which cantilever parasol is right for you, and we’ll take care of the rest.