How To Choose Best UV Protection Umbrella?
UV parasol umbrellas are very popular in some sunblock markets. How to choose best UV protection parasol umbrella, it is mainly to see the canopy fabric. Research shows several points as below:

a. The thick umbrella canopy fabric is much better than the thin fabric in UV protection performance. Generally polyester fabric UV protection performance is better than cotton, silk, nylon fabric, etc. In addition, the dark color fabric UV protection performance is better than light color fabric.

b. It also depends on what kind of fabric processing technology used when fabric manufacturing. Generally speaking, polyester, nylon and cotton texture of the fabric has a certain degree of UV protection performance, but the degree is not strong. The parasol umbrellas sold in the markets is mostly made with a silver coating on its canopy, which could reflect and block some of ultraviolet light.
UV Protection Umbrellas

Relevant experts also remind that consumers should recognize UV performance logos. Currently the national and the international standards are use UPF(Ultraviolet Protection Factor) Value for UV performance, which means that UV protection coefficient values are assessed. The UPF value is the ratio of the UV radiation to the average radiation dose of unprotected skin, the larger UPF value, the better UV protection performance. The national standards have stipulated that only when the UPF>30 and the UVA transmittance of less than 5%, which could be called UV protection products, protection class identified as UPF 30+, and when UPF >50, then the products UV protection performance is excellent, the protection level identified as UPF 50+.

When choosing UV parasol umbrellas, consumers should know its characteristics in order to choose a right umbrella for both quality and appearance.


a. Umbrella Appearance. 

UV parasol umbrella has launched a cartoon pattern, pastel series and other stylish design in addition to the previous printing, checkered, solid color patterns. Color depth does not affect ultraviolet resistance, and relevant test found that umbrella color had little effect on protective effect, color shallow umbrella and color depth umbrella indicators have almost same on the UV transmittance.


b. Umbrella Canopy Choosing. 

Anti-UV parasol umbrellas are divided into two kinds of umbrellas, shiny umbrellas and dull umbrellas. Shiny umbrellas dominate the market and appears pretty lively, while dull umbrella production process is relatively complex and low-key looking, which giving an implicit impression. 


c. Umbrella Size. 
In addition to straight, two-folding and three-folding umbrellas, UV umbrellas have introduced four-folding umbrellas which are small and convenient for carrying. Some umbrella manufacturers and umbrella suppliers like J&H Umbrella even make the five-folding umbrellas since 2015, the folded umbrella is almost same size as your phone.
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d. Anti-UV Umbrellas With Silver Coating.
The outside silver coating of the canopy would peel off after long time using, especially the areas connecting with umbrella ribs. The peeling phenomenon would affect the umbrella appearance. It is better to choose umbrellas with silver coating inside and uneasy to peel off, it will not affect the umbrella appearance. In addition the umbrella canopy could be coated with a layer of wax to make umbrella drip faster in the rainy day. 

e. Rib Material Choosing. 
Rib is mostly made of material steel, Aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber. The steel rib is low cost but it is not durable, it is easy broken and rusting after long time using. The Aluminum rib is cheap and lightweight, not rusting but it is also easy broken. Fiberglass rib is becoming more and more popular recent years, it is lightweight, flexible, strong, not rusting, durable but the price is higher than steel and Aluminum materials. Carbon fiber ribs are very stong, lightweight, very durable, but the price is very high which only used for some high-end brand umbrellas.