Manufactured with beautiful 9 oz. marine grade acrylic fabric that offers unmatched UV protection and longevity, the Emerald Coast 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. The steel frame, ash wood pole and marine grade acrylic canopy are the key components that make this umbrella the finest choice for durability and style. The classic Emerald Coast steel beach umbrella has been the standard on the beach for more than one hundred years and you’ll understand why.