Rio Beach Umbrella

Striped SPF 100+ Tilting Protective Beach Shade

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Posted: Sep 25 | No Comments | Buyer Ratings: 0.0/10 |

Rio Beach UmbrellaBeing sun safe needn't be boring with this cute striped beach umbrella from Rio.

I love the look of the rainbow stripes covering this sun shade, but beyond the playful pattern this umbrella is serious business. It's made from tough polyester which has been awarded a SPF 100+ rating. The Skin Cancer Foundation's stamp of approval should make us all feel a little safer while we're relaxing on the beach. And with a 6-inch diameter, there's enough room for the whole family underneath its canopy.

For $29.99, I'm impressed by the technology employed here. While many umbrellas have a single, straight pole, this one can tilt with the push of a button. This allows you to move the umbrella to cast just the right amount of shade at any time of day.

The steel pole does have a pointed end to help you erect it into the sand, but if the sand is soft it's not going to hold firm. I suggest purchasing an additional sand anchor for real peace of mind. Of course though, that makes this Rio umbrella's affordable price appear like a bit less of a bargain.

Beach umbrellas are always a bit ungainly, but Rio does its best to help us get to the beach and home again with a minimum of fuss. The center pole separates into two user-friendly pieces, and it also comes with a carry bag.

This Rio umbrella isn't the most advanced sun shade on the beach, but it does represent good value for money, not to mention plenty of style!

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