What are the benefits of a fibreglass / aluminium / wooden / carbonite steel umbrella frame?

November 2018

  • Fibreglass: Strong lightweight, with an element of flexibility. Less brittle than wood.
  • Aluminium: Lightweight, allows for miniaturisation of mechanism in smaller umbrellas.
  • Wood: Elegant, traditional and environmentally neutral.
  • Carbonite steel: Provides great strength and durability in premium umbrellas.