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Plein air umbrella kit UMK-45
UV protection outside coating reduces heat from sunlight.
Black inside surface removes reflected light.
ventilation openings to counteract wind drag.
diameter: 45 inches (cross). 48" (arc). The overall
length is 26" when folded.
height of up to 107 inches suits the tallest artist.
ball joint ensures easy umbrella direction adjustment.
padded C clamp can be mounted to any tripod leg, French
easel leg, or Soltek easel leg.
Strong fiberglass umbrella frame gives maximum
is a new, innovative and revolutionary umbrella kit with
a total weight of 2.2 lbs. Like other EASyL products it
sets another new standard for quality plein air art equipment.
The kit consists of three parts:
1. Strong C-clamp with universal joint. New
2. Telescopic tube 52".
Larger 45" double-canopy vented UV protection umbrella.
conventional umbrellas, the EASyL umbrella is clamped
to the tripod leg to prevent easel damage. The C clamp
can attach to any round tripod leg, or the square leg
of a French easel. The V shape rubber pads ensure stability
even on the most windy day. (The conventional umbrella
clamp is made of flimsy plastic, originally made for
beach umbrella not for artist umbrella; and with a gooseneck
which is prone to break after several uses; this type
of umbrella clamped on the easel will eventually wears
out itself, or even damages the easel ).
all metal universal ball joint is another innovative
design, enabling the artist to adjust the umbrella to
any desired position effortlessly and conveniently.
set up the whole kit, the C clamp is attached to one
of the tripod leg, the telescopic tube is mounted to
the support on the universal ball joint, and the umbrella
pole is inserted to the telescopic tube. A bungee cord
is attached to the umbrella and a fix position on the
fully extended telescopic tube enables an umbrella height
of up to 107" from the ground, good for even the
The adjusting of the
umbrella will be determined by the artist's height,
the sunlight condition, and the easel tripod height.
Artists will soon find the most suitable position for
their own personal requirements.
umbrella is made with a silver outside coating for UV
protection and a black, anti-reflective interior. The
silver coating reflects the sunlight, significantly
reducing heat, and the black interior surface will remove
reflective light, enabling the artist to paint with
uniform, natural lighting. The diameter of the umbrella
is 45 inches, perfectly covering the artist and painting.
( We will not make a larger umbrella because too
big a diameter will draw a strong force from the wind
and can cause the easel setup flipped over under a strong
gust of wind ). There are eight ventilation openings
on the top of the umbrella designed to reduce wind drag.
The umbrella frame is made of fiberglass providing absolute
strength with minimum weight.
folded umbrella, along with the telescopic tube, is stored
in the supplied nylon carry bag. The overall length when
folded is only 26".
EASyL umbrella has a double canopy vented system consists
of an upper canopy on top of a frames unit, and a lower
canopy as umbrella main cover. It ensures a fix and
large ventilation gap between the upper and lower canopies.
This way the vented gaps remain open constantly.
umbrella pole is inserted into the extendable telescopic
tube without using a locking device. This is important
as it ensures that even in the event of a strong wind
gust the umbrella will not cause the easel to blow over.
The umbrella is secured by a supplied bungee cord attached
to the tube lock on the telescopic tube. This ensures
easy umbrella retrieval without danger to the easel.
picture on the left shows the bungee cord is attached
to the tube lock on the telescopic tube.
do not suggest using an umbrella in winds exceeding
20 mph. Always expand the tripod
legs to wider position or use a stone bag
to stablize the setup.
The umbrella I like and use the most is my new EasyL plein air umbrella kit. It’s the only umbrella kit I’ve owned that I take to every plein air painting session and haven’t wanted to drop kick off a cliff overlooking a scenic painting view.
I was in Colorado for the Stephen Quiller Summer
workshop last week. I had bought a collapsible
umbrella for over $50. It bent into the first
time out with a little wind, ruined! A lady
from Canada had the large Easyl and the umbrella
attachment--a couple days after mine bent into,
she had hers out in like gale force winds, very
powerful, and it held up without even getting
pushed over. Your umbrella is made of strong
and quality materials--congratulations.
Bill Polm. Murrieta, CA
just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am
with the umbrella! I used it at a recent workshop,
and it worked great. I have tried two other umbrellas
and this is the best designed by far.
you so much for the wonderful umbrella!!! I
love my Easyl box, ( both of us have one now!
continue to give out your info and glowingly
show my students your products.
Sara Linda Poly
have been remiss in telling you how much I appreciate
the umbrella. My husband and I have been painting
this week, on Balboa Island. I marvel at how
long we can paint, while in the sun - simply
because we have added this piece of equipment.
I am particularly sensitive to sun exposure,
and the umbrella has added about 3 hours, to
a typical outdoor painting session. In the past,
I was comfortable for about 1.5 hours - and
then it was really a test of endurance. Now,
it is such a pleasure, to paint outdoors.
And little gusts of wind, simply let the umbrella
lift a bit. A big gust of wind, simply makes
the umbrella lift gently out of the shaft, and
land carefully beside the tripod. Exactly as
it was designed to do. Quite a switch from the
old style umbrella set-ups, that caused your
easel/palette-panel box, to "take off"
in flight. With so many horrible "umbrella
disasters", it is no wonder that artists
are a bit timid to add an umbrella into their
plein air gear.
Michelle Sonoqui Gillette
am very surprised how sturdy the umbrella system
is. I have used many different umbrella setups,
and this is the best!
you for such amazingly fast service. The umbrella
may have been twice the price of the cheap umbrellas,
but it's ten times the quality and much easier
to carry. It will make painting this summer
much more bearable.