Designed specifically to resist the heat of the sun, sub umbrellas are made with layers of nylon or polyester that offer excellent UV protection – as much as 98%. The best sun umbrellas are made with a lightweight frame, shaft, and handle. You can use a sun umbrella in the rain, too :)
Types of Sun Umbrellas
Kinds of Sun Umbrellas include the following:
Parasol sun umbrellas
Parasol sun umbrellas are small, accommodating one to two persons. They are usually made with double nylon protection that provides excellent resistance to UV rays.
Golf sun umbrellas
Golf sun umbrellas are larger than the parasol types, providing better and wider protection even from the rain. They are usually made of polyester. Most models are designed with a fiberglass frame and shaft, making them light and easy to use on the golf course.
Beach sun umbrellas
Beach sun umbrellas can block up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays. Most models have adjustable swivel hinges for flexibility. They are usually made with pointed ends that can be anchored on the sand for excellent stability.
Choosing Sun Umbrellas (Buying tips)
Canopy: Choose a sun umbrella with a canopy made with a white or silvery upper portion (for protection from direct UV rays) and a darker portion underneath (for absorbing the rays).