Knirps is made with high-grade aluminum, just one grade below aircraft grade, and the structural integrity will withstand high winds. Our umbrellas are lined with zinc for additional strength and flexibility, as well as tiny copper rings that prevent component parts from grinding together. The octagonal tube profile minimizes rotation, thereby insuring years of smooth, reliable operation. Unlike many umbrellas, a Knirps features a tapered shaft that is thickest near the canopy, which takes the brunt of wind’s effect.
Knirps umbrellas are firmly secured to the shaft with rivets, and are ergonomically comfortable. The no-slip grips come in handy if the handle gets wet, insuring that the umbrella won't slip from your grasp.
Knirps umbrella ribs are made with a combination of aluminum and fiberglass. They can flex with the wind from any direction, and snap right back into place. They can even flip completely inside out and back again – good as new. Most Knirps models are supported by eight stout ribs, which provides greater strength and coverage area than the usual six or seven rib umbrellas.
Resilient Canopy Fabrics
Knirps is made with a unique, flat-weave polyester that repels water. Water is not able to soak into the fabric, and dries almost instantly. No more soggy umbrellas in the corner!