I purchased this umbrella to go with the matching 7 piece seating set. The umbrella was a nice large size and the color was attractive but the quality and operation were very poor. The crank was made of plastic and felt like it would not last long. It kept turning and turning and the umbrella never seemed to be completely "up". The canopy part was never got taut. After we cranked it up as far as it would go, it began to "slip" or "sink" little by little so that several hours later it was even more obviously not completely "open". This purchase was quite disappointing, particularly as it is now late in the season for finding another umbrella.