It's a patio umbrella. It raises with a crank and will tilt with pushing a button. It has a brown painted aluminum pole. We're not re-inventing the wheel here. It works.The fabric appears to be real "Sunbrella" so hopefully it won't fade as fast as the other umbrellas we have/had. My wife got new cushions that have yellow in them and this sets the set off nicely. It's not hard to find brightly colored umbrellas locally but they cost a fortune. This was literally a third of the cost of the ones she found in stores. I'm happy with it because she's happy with it.We have another umbrella on the same patio that was originally a dark "Rust Red" that has faded to more of an "Old Brick" color and she loves the contrast. The third umbrella (it's a REALLY big patio) is a generic off-white or "Natural" color and now she's thing of another primary color umbrella to get...God help me!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]