The Silverback Autoretract UV Protective Sun Umbrella
The Silverback Autoretract sun umbrella features an enigmatic question mark handle, is 86 cm (34″) from handle to tip and has a canopy span of 101 cm (40″). This unique and stylish sun umbrella is AUTO OPEN and AUTO CLOSE. This means it can be opened AND closed at the touch of a button. If you’re looking for a strong, sturdy sun umbrella that’s good for repeated frequent everyday use, this could well be what you’re looking for.
Press the button once to open, the shaft of this sun umbrella automatically extends and launches open the canopy. To close the umbrella, press the same button again and the canopy collapses. This feature, as well as impressing your friends and family, can also help people with limited use of their arms or hands. After the canopy has closed, with the rubber tip of the sun umbrella placed downwards against the ground simply push the handle downwards to retract the shaft of the umbrella until it clicks into a locked position. Your sun umbrella is now “reset” ready for the next time you need it.
The Silverback Autoretract sun umbrella has an innovative, tensioned cable technology. This combined with flexible fibreglass ribs and hexagonal section chrome shaft makes it surprisingly strong in the wind.
Umbrella weight 560 g.
The Silverback Autoretract Sun Umbrella rated UPF 50+
It’s official – The Silverback Autoretract has a UPF of 50+ Rated UPF50+ in accordance with the international standard EN 13758-1:2001.
Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) indicates how much of the sun’s UV radiation is absorbed. The Silverback sun umbrella canopy material was independently tested using a Labsphere Transmittance Analyzer.
The results showed a rating of between 400 and 500, i.e. it allows less than 1/400th of the sun’s UV rays to pass through. This means the fabric will reduce your skin’s exposure to UV radiation significantly, because less than 0.25% of the UV rays will get through.
There are many sun umbrellas on the market with a silver UV protective inner canopy surface. The silver lining is intended to reduce the amount of Ultra Violet getting through the canopy. One slight drawback of this approach is that some UV can be reflected from the ground (depending on the surface) and then again from the reflective interior of the sun umbrella onto your head and face.
Some people have argued that the parabolic canopy shape can actually have the effect of concentrating and focusing the UV rays. To combat this we have reversed the conventional UV protective design so that the silver is on the outside and the black on the inside. The silver finish filters out much of the UV strength and reflects it away from the canopy. The black interior helps to stop the sun’s harmful indirect ground-reflected rays from being focused on your head and face.
But does it also work in the rain?
Oh, and one final thing. As well as being pretty much the ideal sun umbrella, it’s also rainproof. So, yes you can also use it to protect you from the rain!
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