Find all the useful information about how to use and take care of your beach tarp.
ASSEMBLING THE BEACH TARP - DECATHLON
Here are the levels of protection of the UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) values, which indicate the level of sun protection. Ideally, choose a UPF 50+ fabric, which means that it blocks at least 95% of UV radiation.
UPF 10 to 19: Low protection
UPF 20 to 39: Medium protection
UPF 40: Very good protection
UPF 50 or 50+: Optimal protection
Our fabrics are tested in accordance with standard AS 4399: 2020 (for Australia) and UPF 50+ of standard NF EN 13758-1. Be mindful, however, that even under a parasol or sun shelter, you are not 100% protected from the damaging effects of the sun. They cannot block the sun's rays that reflect off the sand. As such, uncovered parts of the body must be protected: sunscreen, sunglasses, clothing, etc.
To limit the harmful effects of the wind, make sure the tarp is well stretched and that the 4 sandbags are filled as full as possible.
The beach tarp is assembled using two pegs, which can be supplemented by a second pair available as spare parts.
For best results, face into the wind.
Please note that our parasols are designed to withstand winds of up to 20 km/h.
Tarps don't have an easy time of it in the summer: between the wind, the sun and the sea air, they have their work cut out for them.
That is why it is made of solid materials:
- Aluminium for the masts
- Polyester and elastane fabric
These materials make your equipment light and strong, and extend its life.
After use, dry the fabric if it is damp or wet and remove as much of the sand as possible from the poles.
Put it in its bag, then store it in a dry place.
This shelter can be used with 4 posts instead of 2. Additional pegs (sold in sets of 2) can be purchased separately (Ref 8809674).