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Centre Column Retractable Umbrella

The Sunset retractable umbrella is a versatile all-rounder to cover any scenario, popular with resorts, cafes, and hotels. 

Premium materials and classic design combine in a heavy-duty commercial umbrella purpose built to live outdoors.  


A proprietary internal gearing system ensures swift & easy operation of the retractable canopy in any weather, Designed for commercial use, the Sunset’s operating system can also be motorised, effortlessly mobilising multiple umbrellas via a single remote.

Expansive or Compact

Available in a hexagonal, square or rectangular canopy. Choose from 8 retractable options, offering extensive shade coverage from 5.8sqm up to 17.5sqm off a single column.

Sheltered or Exposed

The Sunset is engineered to withstand winds up to 118kph to suit most commercial environments. Once closed and secured the umbrella is rated for winds up to 148kph, standing safe and secure in the harshest weather.

Portable or Permanent

Weighing over 100kg the Sunset has been designed for fixed installation outdoors, but can be fitted with a weighted base and caster system to re-position your shade. 10 year frame anti rust policy, 5 year structural warranty on the frame & canopy.

Skyspan Sunset Retractable Centre Column Umbrella
Skyspan Sunset Retractable Centre Column Umbrella

Rain or Shine

An architectural grade, high tensile PVC adds strength and style to the canopy.

Purposefully designed for umbrellas, the Sunset’s premium PVC canopy has been pre-tensioned in manufacture to prevent stretching and tearing after continuous use. The fabric's distinctive smooth finish is waterproof, heat reflective, and UV treated, keeping customers dry, cool and sun-safe.

Day or Night

Accessories such as radiant heating and LED lighting can be pre-wired within the umbrella frame to transition your space from day to night.

Linking panels and rain diverters can also be installed to channel water away from the waterproof canopy for year round use.

Skyspan offers three centre column umbrella options so you only pay for the performance and benefits that you actually need.



Retractable Canopy

Shade when you want it and sunshine when you don’t.

With our reliable and robust internal gearing system, the umbrella is easily operated via a detachable handle, and safely locked into position, whatever the weather. 

Engineer wind rated (EWR) for wind speeds up to 118kph whilst open, you’ll have ample time to retract your umbrella in changing conditions. 

Once closed, the Sunset will stand safe and secure in winds up to 148kph, ready for future use. 

Recommended for sheltered, light to medium wind zones with occasional high wind exposure, and for high wind zones once retracted.

Fixed Canopy


Fixed Canopy

Need year round shelter, or not wanting the task of retracting your shade? 

The Horizon fixed canopy option removes the cost of the retraction system, locking the umbrella permanently open without compromising safety and performance in harsh weather. 

The Horizon canopy is engineer wind rated (EWR) and certified for wind speeds up to 118kph. 


Recommended for sheltered, light to medium wind zones with occasional high wind exposure. 

Extreme Weather


Extreme Weather Canopy

The clear choice for any coastal, wind prone, or exposed environments. 

Structurally reinforced struts brace the tensioned canopy for increased stability and greater wind resistance for wind speeds up to 148kph. 

Solid to translucent canopy options allow you to choose the appropriate level of light transmission from full block out to moderately diffused light to suit your levels of sun exposure. 


Recommended for medium, high and very high wind zones.

"So easy to use a child could do it, but so cleverly designed that he doesn't."

easy to use

With retractable canopies of up to 20 sqm in size, the operating system of a commercial umbrella cannot be an afterthought.

The Sunset‘s proprietary, hand wound, internal gearing system makes light work of deploying even the most substantial canopy. Swift and smooth operation without any cumbersome equipment or extra help makes the Sunset ideal for commercial use.

A removable handle, allows the umbrella to be locked into position, preventing any unauthorised operation and keeping your patrons, staff, and umbrella, safe, whatever the weather.

Want more information, or need that real life look & feel?

Download our Sunset brochure or contact us today for pricing and samples for your project.

Rain or Shine

Practical & Portable


Seriously Shady