Also known as the "grip" this is the portion of the umbrella that the user holds in hand while the umbrella in use
The pole (metal or fiberglass) that connects the handle to the frame and canopy. Usually divided into one, two or three collapsible sections on folding umbrellas
The inner- workings or structure of the umbrella. Consists of the ribs, stretchers and runner
Considered to be the skeletal structure of the canopy. Usually constructed of metal or fiberglass depending on the umbrella style.
The cap or end of the ribs where the canopy is attached to the ribs.
The fabric portion of the umbrella that covers the umbrella ribs. Typically made of polyester or nylon
The portion of the umbrella frame that slides up and down the shaft in order to lock the umbrella into the open or closed position.
The portion of the frame that connects the ribs to the runner. Typically made of metal or fiberglass depending on the umbrella style.
The tip of the umbrella that is positioned at the top of the shaft over top of the canopy.
Most common on fashion and golf umbrellas.
Also referred to as the cover, sheath or sleeve. This is the fabric piece that covers the umbrella when closed. The case will match the material and color of the canopy.
· Arc Size:
The measurement of the canopy size. Measured by traveling over the top of the canopy from one point to the other (180 degrees) when opened.
· Vented vs. Non-vented:
A non vented canopy is marked by a canopy with a single layer of fabric. A vented canopy features two layers of fabric allowing air to flow through the layered canopy for reducing wind resistance.