Silverback – Auto-Retract UV Umbrella / Parasol
$49.55 Including VAT
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The Silverback – Auto-Retract UV Umbrella
We are proud to introduce our special UV protective umbrellas designed by Rob McAlister Ltd. The Silverback-Long, with its enigmatic question mark handle is 33 1/2″ (85cm) from handle to tip and has a canopy width of 42″ (107cm).
These unique and stylish umbrellas are AUTO OPEN / AUTO CLOSE. This means they can be both opened AND closed at the touch of a button. Press the button once to open, then press it again to close. Then simply compress the shaft and it’s ready for use again. This feature, as well as being pretty cool… also helps people with a disability in one of their arms or hands.
The umbrella has an innovative tensioned cable technology combined with flexible fibreglass ribs and hexagonal section chrome shaft making it surprisingly strong in the wind.
There are many umbrellas on the market with a silver UV protective inner canopy surface – indeed we sell them ourselves. The silver lining is intended to reduce the amount of UV getting through the canopy.
One slight drawback of this approach however is that UV can sometimes be reflected from the ground (depending on the surface) and then again from the reflective interior of the umbrella onto your head and face.
The parabolic shape of the umbrella can actually have the effect of concentrating the UV rays onto ones face. To combat this we have inverted the conventional UV protective design so that the silver is on the outside and the black on the inside.
This maintains the benefit of filtering out much of the UV strength and reflecting it away from the outer canopy surface. However by having a black interior we are able to stop the sun’s harmful rays from being focused onto your head and face.
Umbrella weight 570g.