The principal of umbrella tilting is pretty basic: You do something at the crank or under the canopy, and the umbrella tilts. However, to arm you with the right knowledge of the definitive feature of any patio umbrella, let’s break down the different tilting functions into their pro’s and con’s so you can make an informed and satisfying choice.
There are basically two categories of tilting features, Manual and Mechanical. Manual tilting umbrellas, as the name implies, tilt based on you having to tilt the canopy manually. Mechanical tilting is when a mechanism function allows you to tilt the umbrella without touching the canopy.