This is our Silver UV Protective Cambridge Walker Umbrella, one of our Silverback range of special Ultra Violet (UV) protective umbrellas designed by Rob McAlister Ltd.
There are many umbrellas on the market with a silver UV protective inner canopy surface – indeed we sell them ourselves. The silver lining is intended to reduce the amount of Ultra Violet getting through the canopy.
One slight drawback of this approach, however, is that some indirect UV can be reflected from the ground (depending on the surface) and then again from the reflective interior of the umbrella onto your head and face. The parabolic shape of the umbrella can actually have the effect of concentrating 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. However by having a black interior we are able to stop the sun’s harmful rays from being focused on your head and face.
The Silver UV – Cambridge Walker Umbrella is a top of the range walking umbrella with a sturdy aluminium handle and shaft. Tension Cable Technology (TCT) frame with 12 strong and flexible fibreglass spokes.
These quality walking umbrellas have a 12-panel canopy some 114 cm/45″ (max.) in width and measure approximately 94 cm (37″) from handle to tip. Their distinctive aluminium tip, along with the ‘auto-open‘ mechanism, sets these strong UV protective umbrellas far above other walking umbrellas.