This UV sun umbrella is the result of feedback from many of our customers. You wanted an elegant and wind resistant sun umbrella, that also fitted into their handbags when not in use. You asked for a wrist strap and a better shaped bag, so we added those to this design.
UPF50+ rating: Enhanced with a sun blocker to provide UPF50+ protection, which will keep you cooler and protect your skin, without giving you hat-hair.
Rain resistant: The sun blocker also causes water to bead off the canopy, so your parasol will protect you if you get caught in the rain.
Comfortable to hold: Teardrop shared wooden handle, for a comfortable grip.
Durable: A high quality mechanism and fibreglass ribs, for a durable and long lasting sun umbrella.
Stylish: The canopy is made from a cotton blend fabric to differentiate its appearance from a rain umbrella and evoke a Summery vibe.
Wind resistant vent: Wind vent built into the canopy, to allow any breeze to dissipate ensuring that your sun umbrella will not invert.
Perfectly sized: The open canopy diameter (93cm or 36.6 inches) is slightly larger than our other products. It can be angled to maximise your shade to protect your upper body, whilst being unobtrusive in a crowd.
Ideal for carry-on luggage: The folded length of the parasol (35cm or 13.5 inches) will fit inside luggage or handbags, making it ideal for travellers and ladies on the move.
Lightweight: Weighs just 290 grams, making it comfortable to hold for any length of time.
Carry bag: Includes a matching carry bag, to protect the sun umbrella and make it easy to carry when not in use.
UPF rating: 50+
% of UV rays blocked: Over 98%
Fabric: Cotton blend
Open length: 60cm (23.6 inches)
Folded length: 35cm (13.5 inches)
Open diameter: 93cm (36.6 inches)
Weight: 290 grams (10.2 ounces)
Love my sun parasol. Was exactly what I was looking for.
Very good in the wind. I just find the white colour a bit glary for my eyes which are very sun-sensitive. Would have preferred black. Size and weight are both excellent.
I haven’t done the review any earlier as I’ve not yet had the opportunity to use all that much. I did take the umbrella to the royal show and was disappointed that it turned inside out. It was blowy but not that blowy. I’ve been using Blunt umbrellas for years (which definitely don’t turn inside out) and had hoped that the air vent you mentioned would do the job, but apparently not. I’m unfortunately now wishing I’d stuck with the Blunt UV as I’ve come to expect the sturdiness of the Blunts (I appreciate I’ll likely pay more and it won’t be as beautiful and summery as yours and will look like an umbrella for rain - all the reasons I took a punt on your sun umbrella). It’s beautiful, it’s from Perth, I’ll use it...but be very cautious on windy days - which as I’m moving with work to Freo (which is why I bought it), is likely to be often.
Hi Jacinta, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I agree, Blunt umbrellas are amazing; we recently started stocking them because we love them so much! Unfortunately that style of mechanism does come with a higher price tag ($119) and we have always tried to keep our products around the $50 mark. Whilst the Compact Cosmopolitan umbrella can pop inside out, but won't break like other umbrellas often do in the wind, and will just pop back the right way. However, just as you have mentioned, it seems that our customers would be quite happy to pay a little extra to avoid this so it's something that we are looking to rectify with our next folding sun umbrella. Thanks again for taking the time to provide your thoughts.
I originally ordered this to use while spectating at a polo tournament, however, the British summer struck again☁️ & we didn’t even bother to take it!! But, in Mallorca more recently, a very different story-& our 19 yr old daughter used it every day-sitting for lunch, just walking around & even early evening when the sun was still strong. I barely had a chance to use it!! She said how it even kept her cooler and positively raved about it!
Perfect. Love the contrasting black trim. Agree with Lyneve's comment below. A deep purple trim would be lovely. Quality product - lightweight but not flimsy. Highly recommended.