|Sun protection||spf 50||spf 50|
|Folded dimensions||24″ x 4″ x 4″||24″ x 6″ x 6″|
|Opened canopy diameter||67″||84|
|Assembly/installation time||Apprx 2 minutes||Apprx 3 minutes|
|Vented?||Oversized wind vent||Oversized wind vent|
|Weight||5 pounds||7 pounds|
|Center pole||Powder coated steel or aluminum, depending on model selected||Aluminum|
|Compare frame assembly||PortaBrella® uses the flexible fiberglass found on most beach umbrellas on the market today.||
TeleBrella® uses aluminum tubing similar to that used on today’s patio umbrellas.
|Price||$39.95||$69.95 – Note that TeleBrella® includes 4 pc tethering kit ($14.95) and an extra full length carry bag ($4.95). These included extras make the actual price differential just $10.|
Final analysis: If price and ease of use are most important, then PortaBrella® might be the right choice for you. However, if you’re like us and you’d prefer extra shade, the strongest beach umbrella frame on the market and you don’t mind the set up, then TeleBrella® would be a good fit. Tip: we found in testing that the simplest way to use TeleBrella® is to assemble your umbrella in your room and use the included 4′ carry bag for the walk to your shady spot. This cuts down on a few minutes of installation at the beach, although we did draw a crowd as folks came to ask what we had and where they could get one.
And finally, do you want to talk to the inventor of these incredible portable travel beach umbrellas? Call Mark now @ 480-600-1049.