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Features of Windproof Umbrellas Explained

By Taylor James


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We all know that feeling: you are trying to shield yourself with an umbrella when a sudden gust of wind blows it away! Harsh wind can break or bend umbrellas, or simply make the weather so difficult to avoid that your umbrella doesn’t even make a difference. If you are looking for a way to protect yourself from the elements, you should invest in a windproof umbrella.

A windproof umbrella is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike standard umbrellas, they are designed specifically with wind in mind. Their features and overall design are purposefully meant to avoid and decrease the negative impacts caused by wind. Here are the two main features of the windproof umbrella explained!

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Feature #1: A Sturdier Build

One of the most obvious features in a windproof umbrella is the sturdy and solid build. Unlike standard umbrellas, windproof umbrellas are designed to hold up during incredibly high and strong winds. This makes them less likely to break and more capable of keeping you sheltered.

The handle as well as the inner frames are crafted from a stronger and less flexible material, such as fiberglass or metal. This makes a windproof umbrella heavier, denser, and much less likely to blow away.

This sturdy build can also result in an umbrella that may be more difficult to carry for long periods of time, primarily due to the increased weight. If this is an issue for you, consider a windproof umbrella with the lightest possible build.

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Feature #2: Vented, Double-Canopy Technology

Windproof umbrellas are famously built differently to any other, but what exactly makes them so special? Where most umbrellas only have a single canopy (the fabric that covers you and forms the umbrella), windproof umbrellas have two! A double-canopy design makes your umbrella sturdier and more secure.

The two canopies have another special feature that makes a huge difference. The inner canopy on a windproof umbrella has pressure vents that keep wind pressure from building up on the surface of the umbrella. This pressure is often what causes standard umbrellas to crumble.

The pressure vents allow the wind to pass through both sides of the umbrella without building up strength. The second canopy helps to protect you from rain or wind that may pass through the pressure vents. With this vented feature, your windproof umbrella is truly set apart from the standard umbrellas in the industry.

Look For a Sturdy and Vented Windproof Umbrella

When you search for a windproof umbrella, make sure you do your research and find one with the ideal features of vented technology and a sturdy frame. While there will be differences in appearance, materials, and overall construction from umbrella to umbrella, these features should not be sacrificed.

You should also consider the size of your new windproof umbrella. There are certainly merits to all sizes, from a smaller windproof umbrella to get you through the day to a larger one for a boat or day at the beach. Whatever you need, windproof umbrellas will have you covered.

About Taylor James

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