Silverback – Auto-Retract UV Umbrella / Parasol
$48.87 Including VAT
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The Silverback – Auto 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 Auto UV 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 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) Then, reflected 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.
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I like this umbrella for a number of reasons. I needed a UV protective umbrella because I have sensitivity to the sun. But I also love the shape of the handle, its so funky. I love showing it off to my friends how I can open it, close it with just one hand. So handy getting in and out of the car or when your other hand is full of shopping bags. I think its just really really cool