Advantages of using a heavy duty beach umbrella vary based on the specific model and features, but they generally include a wider canopy with heavier and larger diameter ribs and spreaders. These features can provide greater air passage, more shade coverage and stability when compared with regular size beach umbrellas.
Heavy duty beach umbrellas have durable fabric construction, effective UV protection and superior sturdiness in the wind, according to Ubrellify.net. Beach umbrellas are designed to protect users against the heat of direct sunlight and provide enough shade for users to relax comfortably. Beach umbrellas also guard users from harsh ultraviolet rays that can damage skin and cause burns. Because the canopy is larger and thicker on a heavy duty umbrella, it can provide more UV coverage over a larger area.
Typically, a regular size beach umbrella stands 5 feet tall and can provide shade coverage for one or two people. Heavier duty umbrellas stand about 8 feet tall and provide shade coverage for four to five people. Additionally, heavy duty umbrellas often have wider poles to stabilize the larger canopy. This larger pole means the umbrella is often heavier to carry and may require an additional base to stand in the sand.