Rated 3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bass1203 Poor Design!
Must be a different manufacturer!!!! Had to unscrew top of umbrella to make it fit,...and it broke my table placing it...the hole in the thatch cover was too small. The design was totally different!
This is not the same thatch cover I've purchased the past five or six years!
June 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by gaddyland Looks & Functions Well - Heavy & Cumbersome to Install
I read reviews about the difficult installation and with it not being weather proof, having to remove it and reinstall. However my Wife was insistant on wanting it so I had no choice.
Once up it does look cool and functions well. However it is not very thick so doesn't have as plush a look as the photo appears.
Worst part is it is large, heavy, and extremely cumbursome to install. I am a big guy and strong and there is no way ONE person could install this. I say install, but it is really just putting it over top of an umbrella. But it is bulky so really needs someone on each side of it, both on ladders, to muscle it up and onto the unbrella.
If it was a one time up and leave it, it might not be so bad but not being weather proof means having to take it back off then you have to store it, and then go through the process again next time. I definitely wish I could have convinced my Wife otherwise but now I am stuck with this mess and of course, the one who has to get someone to help me put it on. But Momma's happy ;-)
If you still want one buy a strong, heavy duty umbrella for it. I got this from the reviews so looked for one with a solid wood pole, not a light aluminum one. I still would not want this up in any sort of wind so the heavier the umbrella the better!
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meatball60 Love it! This is our third one.
If your looking to give your yard a true Island look and feel, then this product is a must.
May 29, 2013