They’re designed and engineered to handle whatever the Australia weather can throw at them - wind, rain, hail and some seriously harsh sunshine. To combat the elements, we’ve ensured the elements used in the making of our umbrellas are up to the task.
All structural members of WALU umbrellas are made from alloy that is 30% stronger than the alloy used in regular umbrella construction.
For added strength, the ribs have a minimum wall thickness of 1.6mm and the centre pole has a minimum wall thickness of 2.2mm. The wind can get pretty strong around here, but our frames are built to take it.
To make our umbrellas even more resistant to rust and corrosion all nuts, bolts and the additional hardware are marine grade stainless steel.
The non-metallic components on the frame are made from Carbylex – a fiber reinforced polymer that has similar structural properties as aluminium. In other words, our umbrellas are lighter to carry, and structurally stronger than standard outdoor umbrellas.
All WALU umbrellas come standard with an easy-to-use pulley system and a cam-cleat locking mechanism. This makes it really easy to open and close, plus it ensures that the canopy remains taut and minimizes “canopy flap” in strong winds. It’s a far superior mechanism than the inserted pin system that regular umbrellas rely on and to keep them open and locked in a taut position.
There are a number of finishes available for the aluminium frames –anodized silver, dark bronze, or powder coated white and graphite.
If you’re looking for specific colours, we can have it custom made. We also offer branded umbrellas for special occasions or marketing events.
the test of time.
To demonstrate our product’s quality, we set up 4 umbrellas on the roof of our coastal warehouse. The umbrellas were subject to 120km/h winds, heavy rain and some serious sunshine. It’s been two years since we begun the testing and the same umbrellas still stand strong today.
Sunbrella is the world’s leading manufacturer of durable fabrics. Be it a cushioned chair on sun-soaked deck, or a poolside lounge dabbed by chlorine soaked bathers, Sunbrella fabrics can handle it all and look great while doing it. What’s more, it comes with an impressive warranty. That’s why Sunbrella is the fabric of choice for WALU’s enduring outdoor furniture.
Cochrane 670 Piso 1,
Tel. +41 221 4887
Fax. +41 221 4887
Geronimo de Alderete 1079
Tel. +2 202 2344
Fax. +2 202 2344