Originally created to shelter vendors in outdoor marketplaces, the style and sturdy construction of market umbrellas have made them popular choices for shade outdoors, particularly over dining and conversation areas. A market umbrella traditionally has six or eight panels, although rectangular market umbrella options are available. Many market umbrellas offer a tilting feature to provide shade from any direction, and vents to help keep them steady in a stiff breeze. Although a few stylish market umbrellas are still made of wood, most now feature durable aluminum frames. Browse our market patio umbrella selection to view a range of sizes, colors and styles.