In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and established the following test criteria:
- Installation and assembly
To be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the parasol stands. First of all, the sunshade stands are set up as recommended by the manufacturer and umbrellas with different diameters are attached. This tests whether the stands are able to adapt to different umbrella models. In addition, an assessment is made of how space-saving the umbrella stands are and whether they cause any interference in a confined space. Furthermore, it is tested how easily the umbrella stands tip over and whether they can withstand different wind forces. Weather resistance is also assessed in terms of potential rust spots and water accumulation.
In order to rule out errors and to ensure that the glider stands can withstand the stress of everyday use, each test is carried out in several stages.
The test criteria are given percentages according to their importance. The final mark is finally calculated objectively from the test criteria using an algorithm.
Our product selection is based on the observation of the current market. In addition to popular brand products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).
The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.
As soon as new relevant products come on the market, our test field will be expanded to include them. The new products undergo the same tests as already tested devices.