This umbrella is made of vinyl fabric that usually features a three-ply nylon scrim between layers. It is thick enough to screen heat and the sun's harmful rays, and prevent water penetration. It is available in different sizes, colors, and shapes.
Types of Vinyl Umbrellas
Kinds of Vinyl Umbrellas include the following:
Portable vinyl umbrella
A portable vinyl umbrella is designed for personal use. It can be easily carried by hand, and is ideal for both sunny and rainy days. It can be made with an opaque or a semi-transparent vinyl canopy. It has a sturdy shaft usually made of carbon fiber and a plastic handle. Most models can be opened automatically.
Stand-alone vinyl umbrella
A stand-alone vinyl umbrella is designed for permanent or semi-permanent use in outdoor markets, beaches, patios, and sidewalk restaurants. It is made up of a wide, stable base and a long, thick pole that provide stability and durability to the whole structure. Most models have push button tilts that allow for angle adjustment depending on the direction of the sun or rain.
Choosing Vinyl Umbrellas (Buying tips)
UV protection: Choose a vinyl umbrella that offers excellent UV protection. It should have two to three plys of nylon to ensure the proper screening of heat and UV rays.