The blue colour is lighter than the actual ad.
I did a lot of research into umbrellas before buying this - it has a wider shade area, has marine grade metal parts, tilt function and real cotton tassels. Its good quality for those reasons.
But its much heavier than my previous umbrella.
It also needs the bottom anchoring bit that other umbrellas come with, doesn't make sense to sell such a heavy one without it as it keeps falling over unless you dig deep into the sand.
It requires a lot of force to get the umbrella to click into place once opened. It took several goes to get it in. Perhaps itll loosen with age but at the moment feels like a chore to use it.