PARASOLS AND SUN SHELTERS

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PARASOLS AND SUN SHELTERS

Find all the useful information about how to use and take care of your parasol or sun shelter.

SUN PROTECTION

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.

wind resistance

To reduce the unpleasant effects of the wind, there are several solutions out there to anchor your parasol or shelter to the ground:
- The “spiral spike” : Designed to easily anchor your parasol in the sand, it fits bases between 2 and 3.5 cm in diameter. It fits all Decathlon parasols as well as most other parasols.
- Sand bags: Ideal for weighing down your sun shelter on the ground, they can be used in addition to the stakes also supplied with IWIKO shelters.

We remind you that our parasols are designed to withstand, with their back to the wind, gusts of 20 km/h, 30 km/h for the windstop and for the IWIKO.

the materials

Parasols and sun shelters do not have an easy life during the summer: They have a tough time with the wind, sun and sea air. 

Which is why they are made of solid materials:
- Aluminium or stainless steel central pole
- Fibreglass canopy ribs
- 100% polyester canopy with a protective white UPF 50+ coating

These materials are lightweight, strengthen your equipment and prolong its life.

storage and maintenance

After use, dry the canopy if it is damp or wet, and remove as much of the remaining sand on the poles and ribs as possible.
Put it in its bag, then store it in a dry place.