Protect yourself from sun and rain, but keep your view with the Tuuci Hexagon (2000), which is more horizontal than traditional dome-shaped umbrellas. Dougan Clarke, a sailor who spent a decade working with sails and rigging, designed the Tuuci with a racing boat's advanced series of stainless steel pulleys and cam cleats. This marine-grade hardware makes the Tuuci easy to operate and durable enough to withstand salty spray and searing sun. The "sharkskin" reflective fabric offers 98% UV protection and excellent water repellency, and features pocket construction that's reinforced with ballistic nylon. Tuuci's stainless steel components are 100% repairable or replaceable and come with a three-year limited warranty. Choose the stationary stand if using Tuuci Hexagon through an opening in a table. As with any umbrella, it's advisable to keep this product in the base provided and stored in the closed position. DWR is not responsible for events caused by misuse or weather. Made in U.S.A.
Marine-grade anodized aluminum alloy frame; stainless steel components; security sleeve with star knob security handle; UV-stabilized thermo-polymer; marine cam cleat and pulley system; 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella® canvas.
MOBILE STAND, concrete-filled aluminum with Tuff-Wheel extension. STATIONARY STAND, galvanized steel.
Shade: H 97" Diameter 126" Mobile Stand: Diameter 24" (95 lbs.) Stationary Stand: Diameter 24" (75 lbs.) or 30" (105 lbs.)
Born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, Dougan Clarke's upbringing by the ocean has informed his approach to design. "Nature," says Clarke, "in all its wondrous forms and raw beauty, has inspired me through the years and brought me endless joy." Self-taught, Clarke spent 10 years in the marine manufacturing industry, where he gained an expert's understanding of the materials and engineering needed to withstand the corrosive effects of the sea, salt and sun. He combined that with his experience in leisure furnishings to launch Tuuci (""The Ultimate Umbrella Company, Inc.") in 1998.
Clarke says that the goal of Tuuci is to "complement the comfort and accessibility of natural environments through shade architecture." His aim was nothing less than to "redefine what was previously known as an umbrella."... Read more >