The base arrived slightly damaged but I decided to accept it anyway. I have coupled it to a 2.7m parasol in a fairly sheltered situation and it appears man enough for the job but I don't leave the canopy up untended. Admittedly the table is a lightweight alloy one and a substantial wooden table would provide more security.
I would say that this base would be fine for a 2m parasol but larger ones require some care in positioning. A good product; a pity about the damage which slightly spoils the appearance but does not affect its function.