Silverback – Compact UV Umbrella / Parasol
$38.97 Including VAT
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The Silverback MiniMax – Protective compact UV umbrella
We are proud to introduce our Silverback umbrellas. Special Ultra Violet (UV) protective umbrellas designed by Rob McAlister Ltd.
The Silverback MiniMax Compact is 24cm in length when closed and opened has a canopy width of 93cm.
The compact version also has lightweight and flexible fibreglass ribs and has a good quality chrome shaft and multi-link frame. 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 and reflecting it away from the outer canopy surface.
However with a black interior we are able to stop the sun’s harmful rays from being focused onto your head and face! Why not see it for yourself in person?