Best 5 Portable Umbrellas With Stands

The sun can be nuisance when you’re trying to have a nice time outside. Wouldn’t it be nice to always be able to generate your own shade while your outside with as little effort as possible. This is exactly what portable umbrellas with stands offer. They can be easily taken with you can stored in your car or house  and setup for whatever you’re doing outside. The stands let them stand up on their own so the wind doesn’t blow them around and they maintain their balance. There’s a certain amount of variety within these types of umbrellas so I’ve put together the best 5 so you can get the best one for whatever activity you like doing. 

  1.  Joe-Shade Portable Umbrella – Best Overall

  2. AosKe Portable Umbrella  – Best Wind/Sun Resistance

  3. Wondershade Portable Umbrella  – Best Attachments 

  4. MeWay Portable Umbrella  – Best Size

  5. Sport-Brella Portable Umbrella – Best Budget

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 The Best Overall 

Joe-Shade Portable Umbrella

9/10

 The Best Wind/Sun Resistance 

AosKe Portable Umbrella

8/10

 The Best Attachments 

Wonder-Shade Portable Umbrella

9.5/10

 The Biggest Size 

Meway Portable Umbrella

8.5/10

 The Best Budget 

Sport-Brella Portable Umbrella

9.5/10

1. Joe-Shade Portable Umbrella - Best Overall

Joe-Shade was one of the first umbrellas on the scene that used a stand. It’s listed as the best overall portable umbrella because of its great history and assortment of features. This umbrella can be used at sporting events, the pool, backyard, anywhere you need some extra protection. The bag makes this especially easy because you can stick it in your trunk and leave it there for whenever you need it. If blue isn’t your color then these umbrellas also come in red and green. 

Specs & Features:

  • Carry bag
  • SPF 50 
  • UV A&B Blocking
  • Stakes
  • Wind vent
  • Weighs less than 8 pounds
  • TILT Feature (to block the sun)

Pros

  • Easy to setup 
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Hard to get blown away
  • Great for blocking out the sun
  • Thick durable fabric

Cons

  • Strap may break.
  • Hard at first to put in the bag. 
  • Structural Durability varies

The downsides are not as bad as they may fist seem. If the umbrella’s strap breaks then all you have to do is sew it together and you can make it stronger than it originally was. At first it may be difficult to work out its fit in the bag but eventually you’ll get it and it will get easier and easier. The durability has been great for some and for others it breaks within a few months, this is the case with just about every umbrella out there. If you’re looking for a lightweight, easy to setup/tear down umbrella that can be used just about anywhere that blocks out the sun and doesn’t get blown away then this is perfect. 

2. AosKe Portable Umbrella -Best Wind/Sun Resistance

You’ll first notice that this umbrella has an extreme tilt feature that lets it block out the sun completely wherever it is relative to where you are. The thickness of the vinyl material also keeps you nice and cool so you can get a break from the smoldering heat. While this umbrella can’t be used on surfaces that cannot be penetrated, when they can penetrate through grass or dirt you’ll notice that it is much more stable and resistant to wind. If orange isn’t your color it also comes in sky and royal blue. 

Specs & Features:

  • Aluminum rod
  • 100% polyester fabric
  • TILT feature
  • Prong anchor
  • Backpack included

Pros

  • Lightweight 
  • Easy to setup
  • Comes with a carrying bag
  • Stands firmly in the ground
  • Best at blocking out the sun and heat

Cons

  • Can’t be used in pools or on concrete
  • Parts have broken for some people

If you live somewhere that has hot weather like Florida then you’ll find that this umbrella is much better equipped to handle the sweltering heat than most. In some cases, the parts have broken or been defective but luckily these cases are rare. If you hate sweating bullets at the beach or at sporting events then this is your best shot at keeping cool. 

3. Wonder-Shade Portable Umbrella -Best Attachments

While most of these umbrellas come with a convenient carry bag, not many of them come with towel racks and cup holders. These features turn this umbrella into one of the best to chill under. The Tilt feature may not be as good but it still blocks out the sun and keeps you cool. There’s a special screw feature that enables you to setup specifically at the beach without using the stand. 

Specs & Features:

  • 60″ umbrella
  • UV blocking fabric
  • 3′ – 8′ adjustable height
  • Steel tripod base
  • Removable base with sand screw built in 
  • 2 cup holders
  • 2 utility hooks

Pros

  • Has a bag
  • Easy to adjust
  • Lots of convenient features
  • Decent price
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Holds up in rain, sun, and wind

Cons

  • Fabric may start to shred within months
  • Weak legs may be unbalanced for some people. 

The problems with the construction and fabric are all in the minority of cases and these exist for every portable umbrella with stands out there. While being able to stand strong in the sun, rain, and wind at a decent price this umbrella accomplishes everything it should be able to and exceeds expectations. You can hang towels or your clothes on its hooks while envying a beverage from the cup holder and tilting it to block out the sun. If you want the most convenient umbrella out there that has the most uses then this is by far the best option. 

4. Meway Portable Umbrella -Biggest Size

This is the obviously the biggest standout umbrella on the list and while it costs more and isn’t as portable as other umbrellas it can grant cooling shade to a large amount of area or people. If you have a big family or you’re at a large gathering then this is the perfect umbrella for covering and protecting everybody. The other umbrellas on this list may lack in size if your looking to cover multiple people. It doesn’t come with a bag but it can still be disassembled and at a mere 35 pounds it can be put in your car or taken somewhere to use. 

Specs & Features:

  • 10 ft. diameter
  • 8 feet high
  • 8 steel ribs
  • Cross base: Steel in anodized finish
  • Crank to lift
  • 100% polyester, waterproof, fade resistant, and UV protection
  • Powder coated pole is resistant to rust and corrosion. 

Pros

  • Easy to open and close
  • Easy to assemble
  • Offers a lot of shade
  • Solid durability 
  • Adjustable tilt

Cons

  • Anchor weight isn’t included
  • Expensive
  • Not very portable

It may not look like it but this umbrella is extremely easy to setup, all you need are 4 screws for the stand and then you put the umbrella on top. A weight should be used to keep your umbrella stable throughout its use and unfortunately it doesn’t come with the umbrella, you may have some bricks or weights lying around that you can use. If you want a massive shade producing umbrella that can be easily setup wherever you go this is the best choice. 

5. Sport-Brella Portable Umbrella - Best Budget

This umbrella costs a fraction of all the other umbrellas and it still performs perfectly fine. While it doesn’t have a “stand” it has a clamp which offers a unique type of functionality. It can clamp onto chairs, carts, cooler handles, etc.  There are two different sizes that costs different amounts but they’re a lot cheaper than the other umbrellas. The shape is also quite different, this is so that your legs can be covered as well while you’re sitting down. Some of the colors available are:

  • Black/white
  • Camo
  • Firebrick red
  • Grey
  • Grey camo
  • Midnight blue
  • Turquoise

Specs & Features:

  • 3.5″ x 36″ high (Xl is 30% larger)
  • 1.8 pounds
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Clamp (4-way 360° swivel)
  • Includes a carrying case
  • 1 year limited manufacturer warranty

Pros

  • Can cover legs while sitting
  • Can be used nearly anywhere
  • Durable in wind and sun
  • Can tilt anywhere with the clamp
  • Easy to pack and carry
  • 1 year warranty 

Cons

  • May not work well in heavy wind and rain. 
  • May break within months

Due to the price being so low, this umbrella may not last as long as the others but it still has a 1 year warranty. While this is mainly a sun umbrella it can help with some slight wind and rain but not with anything heavy. This umbrella can be used anywhere that the clamp can attach to, which is a lot of places.  This is the perfect sun umbrella, if you need something that is cheap and will provide shade for you while you’re sitting or walking then you won’t find a better alternative. 

Final Thoughts

Portable umbrellas are super convenient but with stands they’re even more so. Most of the situations that you would use a portable umbrella are covered so you can pick out the best one for your circumstance. If you’re going to a sporting event, walking with a stroller, chilling at the beach, having a garden party, etc. You’ll find the perfect choice on this list. Have fun in the shade and keeping yourself safe from the elements. 

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