Umbrella Style Overview

June 11, 2018

So you’ve decided you want a personalized umbrella for your promotion, but you aren’t sure which is right for your business. Custom umbrellas are a great choice for any promotion providing you with a lot of exposure for years to come, and make wonderful customer appreciation gifts. There are many styles of umbrellas available, and they come in numerous colors, shapes and sizes. So which one do you pick? Let’s cover the basics to help you make your selection.

Mini Umbrellas – This seems pretty self-explanatory, but what makes them mini? The size of the arc, or the dimension in inches of the canopy when the umbrella is fully open, which ranges from about 36” to 46”. Many of them fold to a length that fits into most purses and briefcases, and are sized for use by one person.

Vented Umbrellas – A vented umbrella is what you want during stormy weather. These umbrellas are made to keep from turning inside out during heavy wind and rain and are usually windproof.

Folding Umbrellas – A folding umbrella is just what it sounds like. It folds down to a manageable size to make it easy to carry and store. These umbrellas are great to keep in a briefcase, purse, or backpack.

Golf Umbrellas – Golf umbrellas are big! Meant to cover more than one person, or maybe to set in a golf bag to keep equipment dry, these umbrellas are strong and make a great display for your logo.

Clear Umbrellas – The name says it all on these. Clear umbrellas have a translucent canvas to you can see where you are going without having to look out from under the umbrella. Some have one clear panel, while some have all clear panels so you can see everything around you.

Auto-Open Umbrellas – As the name implies open at the touch of a button, and are very convenient for getting in and out car and building doors.

Manual Open Umbrellas – The good old fashion manual open umbrella. Many people prefer these, so they have better control over how quickly they open and close so they don’t have to worry about pinching their fingers.

Safety Umbrellas – Safety umbrellas feature one or more reflective strip, so the use is seen more easily at night and during dark and stormy days. These are ideal for people that spend a lot of time walking around time, or for children so commuters can easily see them.

Executive Umbrellas – These umbrellas typically come in solid, corporate colors and are used for gifts for company executives and high-level customers.

So there you have it, a brief and simple description of the types of umbrellas available for customization. What you choose will depend on your company, promotion, and target audience, but this is a good place to start! Custom umbrellas

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