Manufactured with beautiful 9 oz. marine grade acrylic fabric that offers unmatched UV protection and longevity, the Avalon is easy to clean, mold and mildew resistant, and has a guarantee against fading. Other umbrellas are manufactured with lighter, 8 oz. furniture/cushion grade fabric that can sag or stretch over time. Built for concession and designed with the beach bum in mind, the Avalon Fiberglass Beach Umbrella will shade you in style! The ultra-durable fiberglass frame, ash wood pole, and heavy gauge resin parts ensure years of fun in the sun.