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How to Choose a Good Umbrella for the Beach

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An umbrella is the perfect beach partner, protecting you from the sun and keeping you cool. There are several important factors to consider when shopping for the right umbrella. Here’s what you need to keep in mind.

Make Sure It’s Big Enough

The size of your umbrella will have a major impact on your enjoyment while at the beach. At the same time, the last thing anyone wants is to be lugging around a heavy umbrella along with all their other beach supplies!

The size of your umbrella should be large enough to accommodate those you think will be using it. The more people you need to shade, the larger your beach umbrella should be.

Also Make Sure It’s Portable

The last thing you need when going to the beach is having to transport a heavy, cumbersome umbrella along with your beach toys, food, and towels.That being said, your beach umbrella should be as easy as possible to carry.

An umbrella with a carrying case will definitely make it easier to transport, as will products that feature lightweight aluminum construction and can break down into compact pieces.

Look for Easy Set-Up

There’s nothing worse than arriving at the beach, only to find that it’s going to take you a lot of time and effort just to set up your umbrella. Your beach umbrella set-up should be the least of your worries; therefore, you want to choose an umbrella that will only take you minutes to set up.

Consider That Material Matters

The only way to truly know whether a beach umbrella is a good one is to take a closer look at its fabric, which should offer complete sun protection and waterproofing. These two factors will ensure that you enjoy your time at the beach and your umbrella for years to come.

Also look for UPF beach umbrellas with a high rating that block almost all UV rays. A high UPF rating will also ensure that your beach umbrella stays vibrant and beautiful for the long term and reflects the sun’s rays, keeping you cooler overall.

The next item to consider is material color. Colorful beach umbrellas help reflect your style and make it easier to find your spot on the beach after a long walk.

Choose an Umbrella That Can Withstand Windy Days

You may assume because a product is advertised as a “beach umbrella” it will offer some protection against the wind. Yet windy days do make many umbrellas susceptible to something called canopy inversion, in which the wind pulls the canopy upward, forcing the ribs underneath to pull away. The best beach umbrella for wind will be one that can withstand more than 40 lbs of pulling force.

Quality Construction That’s Backed by the Manufacturer

All-In-One Beach Umbrella System

Not only should every piece of your umbrella be made of quality materials, but any product you choose should also offer some sort of protection plan and/or a warranty to cover you in the event of breakage or defects. This is the best way to get the most value for your money.

The beachBUB all-in-one beach umbrella system is made in the USA and features superior durability, portability, and sun protection. Its large 7.5 ft canopy and carry bag are made of 220G commercial-grade PA-coated fabric with a UPF 50+ rating for 98% sun blockage.

Our waterproof, high-quality beach umbrella has been rated 5 stars for over two years, is wind tested to 44.4 mph, and includes a digging tool and fillable base that holds 120 lbs of sand. It’s also backed by a 3-year top-to-bottom warranty. Discover why the beachBUB is the ultimate beach umbrella system. Shop our selection of umbrella systems and accessories today!

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