For fun in the sun, this Patio Style Umbrella is a must. It provides a place to take a break from the heat and potentially harmful radiation of the summer sun, allowing you and others to stay outside for long periods comfortably and safely. With a huge seven and a half foot diameter when fully extended, it creates a large area of shade where plenty of people have room to relax. It can also be used to protect outdoor furniture from long-term sun damage and rain. This umbrella also has the advantage of an eye-catching appearance, which makes it double as an appealing item of outdoor decoration, as well as a practical item for weather protection. When not in use, it can fully retract, saving plenty of space and making it much easier to transport. It is mounted on top of a durable and lightweight aluminum pole.