Wind Safety

Wind ratings outline the maximum wind strength for our umbrella frames with bolted bases. However, wind can also be variable in direction & strength of gusts. So umbrellas must always be closed in high winds, unless secured by an in-ground socket.


All our outdoor umbrellas are engineered and built to the highest standards. 

Core to the strength of the frame is the custom designed Patented Interlock & Extruded Cogs Frame System. With aluminium interlocking arms, aluminium extruded cogs & aluminium brackets.

The canopies are tightly secured through bolt on covers, with nuts & bolts made of stainless steel.

The Patented Designs are Australian Design Registered & have been Engineer Certified by Don Moore & Assoc. Australian Design and Reg No.149 776.

Original Parasol Co Awnet Certifications



The umbrella design is wind tested by the Monash University Mechanical & Aerospace Wind Tunnel Facility to winds beyond 120 km/h.


Monash University Wind Tunnel Tests

Umbrella Comparisons

Awnet Wind Rated Umbrellas vs Non-Wind Rated Umbrellas 2013